Working Woman Wednesday: Staying Warm as Fall turns into Winter

Working Woman Wednesday: Staying Warm as Fall turns into Winter

It’s been super cold today here in D.C., and the most important thing for me to do is stay warm. I take the Metro to and from work every day, and I also do a lot of walking between the station and my car. Keeping that in mind, I managed to dress simply, warmly and fashionably, all on a budget. My basic black sweater is from a local boutique that has since gone out of business. I also have this sweater in a creamy white, and I love it because it has the perfect thickness for layering, without making me too hot. Like most of my basic pieces, this sweater can be dressed up or down. I will link a similar look below.


This green A-line skirt is the star of the show. I purchased it from Shein a few years ago now, and I love it as a fall/winter piece because it is significantly thicker than a lot of my other skirts. Its long length makes it ideal for blocking out the wind and cold, and just gives me a vintage vibe overall (I love vintage!). As stated in earlier posts, A-line skirts are perfect for the workplace because of their versatility, appropriate coverage, and timeless style.

My shoes are from Payless, and I bought them years ago. These shoes have been my staple black flat for work for as long as I can remember, and I love them because they are comfortable for being cheap shoes, and have lasted way beyond my expectations for them. I will leave a similar look below.


Now, on to accessories. My watch is an oldie but goodie from Charming Charlie. I generally prefer to wear men’s style watches (chronograph, large face, etc.); however, some outfits require something a bit more dainty. I’m not sure that this watch is still being sold, but I will link a similar look below if not.

Speaking of dainty things, my brand new bracelet* is from the F/W17 Midori Linea collection (@midorilinea on Instagram). I’ve been wearing this piece for a few days now, and I have to say I absolutely love it! It’s simple, elegant, and can be worn with pretty much any outfit I style. I’ve received several compliments and I’m quite pleased. Look out for the relaunch of their website on November 16! A portion of the proceeds from the relaunch will go to those affected by the natural disasters in Puerto Rico.

I hope everyone has been able to be productive in this super chilly weather. I’ve taken it in stride; I even managed to have a really nice day despite the cold (stay tuned for an upcoming post!). Stay warm, lovelies!

Check out the links for everything below!

Basic Black Sweater (similar look)

Green A-Line Skirt (currently sold out)

(Similar look for Skirt)

Black Flats (similar look)

Dainty Gold Watch (similar look)

Midori Linea Celeste Bracelet *sponsored item