As mentioned yesterday, we’ve been perpetuating that in-between season here in New York.

In the morning on your walk to work, you’re freezing. Same goes following that after-work happy hour (though the wine sweater helps). In between, it’s actually quite nice.


So, how to approach your closet during the in-between season (and well into fall and winter)? Layer… DUH.

Old news, I know. But regardless, I think it’s worth repeating. And, hell, it’s really fun to style.


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Like mixing prints, this can be a tricky trend to master, so for my final post with T.J.Maxx, I thought I’d touch on my favorite ways to layer (using some of the designer finds I found in-store to illustrate):

  • Leather: A texture that’s grown up this season, lending an edge to your more sophisticated silhouettes.
  • Lace: Sweetens up a tough girl vibe. Stick with low-maintenance frills to avoid looking overtly girly.
  • Faux fur: Always. Anything that makes you feel cozy when it’s cold is a do in my book.

Occasionally, I like to mix all of these things together to create depth and dimension — like I did today. (Yep, even a lace situation is happening– wink!). Screw that whole “everything in moderation,” thing.

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On a final note, given it’s my last post in the series, I swear to you: T.J.Maxx  strategically sets up their brick-and-mortars so that the beauty and holiday departments are near — no, IN — the check-out queue. Do you fall victim to them, too? I can never leave without a quick browse (and seasonally appropriate impulse purchase).

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Note: If you have specific questions about the items I’m wearing, let me know in the comments below!

Photos taken by Jessica Sturdy

Expressing yourself through fashion, and knowing how to put together a great look—at great value, is what being a Maxxinista is all about. At T.J.Maxx you can score the unexpected to make your own personal style statement. Here’s to rockin’ your real deal.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by T.J.Maxx (a brand I love and shop often) via Glam Media.
The opinions here are mine, as always.  Thank you for supporting the brands that support corals + cognacs.


  1. Those booties… I have no words other than OMG I NEED THOSE LIKE YESTERDAY!!! They are beautiful. I love this whole outfit. You look fabulous.


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