Finally Friday: Kiltie Oxford

I haven’t really subscribed to the oxford trend before, but if you’re on the hunt for a flat shoe with laces that you can wear to work, these are very highly rated and they’re only $88.95 at Nordstrom. (Amazon has a few lucky sizes as low as $70.) Reviewers are talking about wearing them with cropped pants and cropped jeans, and I think it would be a cute look for the right woman. They’re available in the pictured black suede and also a two-tone natural suede, both in sizes 5.5–11. TOMS Kiltie Oxford

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Everyone Thursday: Sleek Spark Open Cardigan

I’m still really happy with my Pivotte cardigan I bought a long time ago, but if you’re looking for a less edgy version of a nice, pretty cardigan that’s not in a jersey, this one (in linen, viscose, and rayon) is a good bet. People really love NIC+ZOE — their four-way convertible cardigan is extremely popular. In this style, I like the details on the shoulders and the back. The cardigan comes in this heather gray, black, and a light, bright blue called “water,” and in plus sizes it’s available in blue opal. The regular-size version (XS-XL) is $148 and the plus, $168. NIC+ZOE Sleek Spark Open Cardigan

Here’s a lower-priced option and an alternative in plus sizes.

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Everyone Thursday: Italian Flannel Blazer

What a pretty blazer — and it’s only available online. I like flannel blazers as a way to add comfort and warmth during the winter months inside, as well as an outerlayer in cool fall/spring. The seven colors here all look lovely, and I like that the blazers are available in misses, petites, woman, woman’s petites — and they’re on sale.  Italian Flannel Blazer

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Festive Friday: Star Wars Ugly Christmas Sweater

Ugly sweaters have been huge lately, and if you have a post-Christmas get-together that requires one, do consider this Star Wars version. I think it’s pretty cool — I’m a Star Wars fan and my boys are as well — and I can easily imagine Darth Vader saying, “I find your lack of cheer disturbing.” I also like that instead of a sweater it’s actually a sweatshirt. It’s available in three colors at Amazon for $31.99 Star Wars Ugly Christmas Sweater

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Everyone Thursday: ‘Valli’ Waterproof Bootie

We mentioned this boot in our recent roundup of waterproof boots for work over at Corporette. It looks like that rare bird that’s stylish and functional in weather and will keep your feet dry — that’s why it’s got 200+ positive reviews. If you’ve got pants that are hemmed for a bit of a heel, it’ll keep them from dragging on the ground, and it’ll look cute with tights, too. It’s available in black leather, black suede, and “mushroom” suede in sizes 5.5-12 at Nordstrom for $149.95. Blondo ‘Valli’ Waterproof Bootie

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Everyone Thursday: Snowbird Scarf

This scarf is so pretty, and for some reason it sort of reminds me of Diane von Furstenberg scarves from a few seasons ago, but it’s much more affordable. It would be lovely and eye-catching to wear, and I think the colors are flattering against the face. Whether you’re pregnant, postpartum, or just going back to work, everyone can wear this rayon scarf (50″ by 50″). It’s $34.50 full price at Loft but today it’s 40% off, no code needed. Snowbird Scarf

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