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Saks 5th Avenue Red_J.Cooper_BCBGeneration_Ivanka Trump (2)Love these leggings so much so, that I am putting them on repeat.  I have worn them before (here) as part of my casual weekend daytime wear. But on a recent dinner double-date night with some friends, I decided to swap out a few things to take it from day to night and from Fall into Winter. Nixed the wrap cardigan for a graphic print blouse; exchanged the flats for studded pumps (and some extra height!) and added a few silver strands to my neck. An off colored clutch infused a hint of yellow to a pretty muted color palette.

To be honest, I had an ulterior motive in putting this particular outfit together. A dinner date with our friends usually means consuming plenty of food. Que in the stretch in the leggings and the loose fitting blouse, both of which together make for a very forgiving outfit. Chic and comfy, what more can a girl ask for?

Outfit Details:

Graphic Blouse: Red Saks Fifth Avenue from Saks Off 5th, $0.00 (marked down to $63.99). That’s right, free! I hit an amazing sale at Saks Off the 5th where all sale items were buy one get two free! I purchased a pair of jeans for $72 and got this fab top and a second one for free! A few fun blouses to check out: (1) Saks Off the 5th: Yumi Kim Printed Blouse, $21.60; (2) Saks Off the 5th: Calvin Klein Snake Print Blouse, $37.49; and (3) Saks Off the 5th: Robert Graham Dawson Silk Reptile-Printed Blouse, $66.79.

Necklaces: (1) Tiffany & Co.: Elsa Peretti Letter “H” Pendant Necklace, $Gift;  and (2) Marc by Marc Jacobs: Wishbone Necklace, $10.

Bracelets: (1) Banana Republic: Turnlock Bracelet, $20. This was from a few seasons ago but here is an updated version available at Banana Republic, $29.99. Purchase with your store card with code BRSALE50 thru 1/11 and save an extra 50%.; and (2) Cruciani: Lace Infinity Bracelet, gift from Italy! Some stores in the USA carry these bracelets, such as Barneys.

Ring: David Yurman (cable classics band ring), $gift.

Yellow Miniaudiere: BCBGeneration from Rue La La, $27.90 (retail: $88). Here are some similar options: (1) Lord & Taylor: Sasha Lucite Box Clutch w/ Ring Closure, $58 and (2) Asos: Clear Clutch Bag w/ Internal Contrast Purse, $38.89. Use code JAN10 thru 1/13 and save an extra 10%.

Pants with Faux Leather Quilted Panels: J.Cooper from Lord & Taylor, $40.50 (retail $54). This item is no longer available online but check your local L&T store. In the meantime, check these out: (1) Lord & Taylor: DKNYC Faux Leather Paneled Leggins, $41.29. Use code JAN and save an extra 20% thru 1/15; (2) Forever21: Edgy Faux Leather-Trimmed Leggings, $19.80; and (3) Loft: Julie Faux Leather Trim Supper Skinny Leggings, $89.50. Use code PAIRUP and save 40%!

Patent Studded Pumps: Ivanka Trump (galyn) from Lord&Taylor, $54.99. I nabbed these during an F&F event coupled with some store credit to bring the price down from the original $150.  Lucky for you, they are currently on sale at $59.99. Use code JAN online to save an additional 20%; valid thru 1/15/14.

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