Functional Fashion

Dress (Limited); Shirt (NY&Co); Jacket & Tights (Target); Shoes (Naturalizer);
Earrings (Nordstrom)
Dave Haas Photography

Sometimes my layers aren't functional… a scarf is added for some color or a denim jacket for a finishing touch.  Today my layers are completely functional.  My tights layered with a sweater dress layered with a shirt and then a jacket was all necessary.  I love it when function and fashion come together…  which is pretty much the theory behind the fanny pack ;)


tiny dancer said...

Hehe I know what you mean! Sometimes I have to wear something that I can move around more easily in at work if we're installing a new art exhibit, but if I'm just sitting around retouching all day, I can wear whatever. Layering is definitely going to become a daily occurence for me in the next few months :P Btw, love your subtle pattern mixing!


The_Leather_Skirt_Blog said...

What a great looking "functional" ensemble!


FashionCherry said...

Hi there!

Really like this post!
The Target jacket was entirely perfect and completed this look!

Eagerly awaiting your next post!

~ Tasha

kimberlyloc said...

cannot go wrong with a dress from the limited. this outfit is cute! love that pattern on the jacket, too.

Bravoe Runway said...

Oh he's indeed, what could be more stylish than a fannypack??? I would pay you money to see you feature one and not for a Halloween look...lol!!!

Jenee C. said...

You look so chic in this! I love that jacket, cannot get over the fact that it's from Target. I agree with Bessie, show us your Fannypack!

xx Jenee C.
{camo meets couture}

Vanessa. said...

Love the look dear!


Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

Love all of these layers! There's nothing better than a nice trench, that one is great. I also like how you mixed prints with the animal print and window pane print. Tres chic!


Kristen said...

Love the blouse! Great outfit all together!

ashley said...

Totally, sometimes extra layers just add bulk! You look so cute!!

xo Ashley

Bethie The Boo said...

Yes, especially here in MN, sometimes we have to wear things that are fashionable and functional. And I love your jacket and scarf! They are stylish, but if they keep you warm that is even better!

TheTinyHeart said...

What a cute trench coat! It's always hilarious when you see someone wearing a fanny pack. They clearly didn't get the memo that they're not cute.

The Tiny Heart

Citrus - Refreshing Fashion said...

i love this jacket!!!!


Laura said...

Such a cute jacket, it looks adorable on you! And I'm all for fashion + function too, but let's not get crazy with the fanny pack again, haha :)

Rachel Lynne said...

LOVE your layering! And don't you hate that... that's the part that sucks sometimes when I pick out an outfit the night before (which rarely happens) it looks cute off but once I put all the layers on its like I'm doing the robot dance because the layers just don't work together functionally at least ;) I LOVE this jacket! Target you say... I must go investigate ;) :)

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Kelly Ann said...

I LOVE the leopard, gorgeous!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

i really love that trench! so sharp!

Terry S said...

I am SOOOO in love with your trench coat!! <333

Love the pattern mixing, Heather!



Lauren said...

Love the patterned trench coat! You look great!

Fizz and Frosting

when BABI speaks said...

you look beautiful! love the trench coat!


Shea Sayers said...

Haha, the fanny pack, I love it!
This trench is so cute--I love that the pattern is subtle enough to be very versitile! Fall is such a perfect season for layers!

Apron Girl said...

One of the reasons I love to dress for Fall are the "layers" This outfit looks great. Love the trench coat!

Ellie said...

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Chris Ed said...

You look amazing! I love your shirt and jacket!
kisses chris

Maca said...

I love the jacket and your leopard top! beautiful layers :)

Helene said...

I don't know if I could pull that off quite like you!! super cute. Especially love the leopard!

alongobucco said...

I love that leopard top. So fun and still classy and work appropriate.

The Glossy Life

alongobucco said...

I love that leopard top. So fun and still classy and work appropriate.

The Glossy Life

A Fine Balance said...

Im lovign this trench! and i just noticed your other post also features a trench : )

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Stephanie @twenty-something said...

Haha I totally know what you mean. Usually I put a scarf on for interest as opposed to it's actual function - warmth. Way to sneak in that fanny pack comment too :) Love this outfit!


Renae said...

Oh yes - the good old fanny pack. Need we recall those? hahahaha. Yes we found a tremendous lake and we are so glad we did.

This ensemble is PERFECT! It has never occurred to me to layer over a sweater dress. You gave me the best idea!!!! Thank you.

Squared said...

great photos! Great post and thanks for sharing hun! Come by soon xx

Jacquelineand.... said...

What an outstanding look; love the subtle mixture of patterns and black is always classic.

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

awesome trench. =)
Function and fashion are great when they work! =D


SimplyHeather said...

Hey I just found your blog!

First off, this outfit is so amazing!! I love trench coats and yours is just perfect!! you're really pretty! ;) I hope you have a good day!

xo, Heather

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

i have been needing functional fashion too. more scarves i need for warmth and coats for real these days. i LOVE that coat -it looks great on you - and this looks like such a perfect fall day

<3 katherine
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fleurani said...

I love your trench coat Heather, super chic and cute :-)


Annie said...

Love your layers today, and that plaid trench is the cutest!

The Other Side of Gray

Meg {henninglove} said...

your outfits is so cute! that leopard sweater is adorable

Katie- Hems for Her said...

I love that jacket! Isn't it great when something functional is fashionable too!?!

Karolina said...

Lovely look!


Allyssa said...

I love layering. It's the only way I survive in the winter!

FierceandFashionable said...

Loving the leopard print!


Fierce & Fashionable

Hair Extensions Australia said...

Lovely outfit! I like the layering done and the animal printed blouse looks awesome with the jacket.


newpetite said...

Super chic! Love the layering!

Anonymous said...

Love the trench!! Super cute. Gotta love Target, what would we do without it?
xx, amy

Frances Davila said...

Love the combination! I'm can't wait to start layering! It's still too hot in Miami! But I'm patient!


Count To Four said...

Love all the layers. Really cute jacket!


outintosparks said...

You look BEAUTIFUL!! Love love your outfit :)

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Diwata Luna said...

I like that trench a lot. I'm mulling over getting one, but where I live, trenches in the rainy season looks too fab. We don't have autumn, sadly.

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sepatuholic said...

Great mix! Love it!

Mira said...

Love how you mixed the prints together. Awesome look <3


Outside Looking In said...

I love that trench and your layers are great---very creative to layer a shirt over a dress! I love leopard so it's perfect! I also love the mix of prints! Another great look!

The Golden Girls said...

Cute look! LOVE it! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

Stephanie G said...

love the checked jacket, subtle but great!

steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

Carisa said...

cute! I never thought of a shirt over a sweater dress! I am loving this idea :)

DnG said...

Nice outfit!Perfect choice for the cold days!
You look so cute!Love the coat!!

have a great weekend



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