Faux Fashion Friday: Playing Dress-up from My Couch

Tonight, I'm blogging from my couch with a fuzzy blanket & a cup of tea. I'm feeling a bit under the weather & therefore in no mood to stage outfit photos. I did, however, muster up the gumption to take a shot of myself in a tiara with overly pink hair, just for your viewing pleasure:

The good thing about all of this couch time? Plenty of opportunity to Google faux fashion wish list items like these:

Free People's Double Breasted Vegan Leather Jacket - $198

This jacket is my dream solution for dressing up in chilly weather. I love the idea of pairing it with a frilly party dress to add a little edge to your evening look. Bonus: with such a fitted cut, the dress won't get lost in the coverage.

ModCloth's Fancy Fine Dress - $69.99

Due to the fact that I don't yet have my own Free People jacket to keep me warm, I need to invest in some warmer dresses. My closet is stuffed full with sundresses & little cocktail numbers, but those aren't the friendliest fabrics to don during a Chicago winter. And while I realize that the Fancy Fine dress would still require some extra warmth, at least it has sleeves. Also, how cute is the blogger it's named for?

Blowfish's Brandi Boot - ON SALE $78

I fell in love with these boots after seeing them on one of my newest blog obsessions: Scathingly Brilliant. Fashion blogger Kate Gabrielle has the kind of vintage style that I always think I have until I remember that I spend most of my life in jeans & a server apron. Pretty vintage dresses just don't go well with syrup stains...but I do like to wear them on the occasional night out.  Boots, on the other hand, I can enjoy every day.

She & Josh Kendall Messenger Satchel - ON SALE $42.46

I've been in love with the vegan bags at Handbag Heaven ever since they asked me to review their Urban Expressions Reagan clutch. However, not being much of a purse girl, I rarely get the chance to drool over their inventory. That's why I was so excited to find the Kendall satchel. The perfect combination of purse & messenger bag, it totally suites my everyday style. Truth be told, it's the electric blue color that really stole my heart.

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