Saturday, November 30, 2013

a midwinter night's dream (+ a giveaway!)

Recently, I've been gravitating towards wearing these amazing Ralph Lauren button downs almost every day. They are just so comfy and flatter every body type. They have definitely been a fall staple this year! This particular shirt will be so cute to wear to Christmas parties because of the dark green and red plaid pattern.
I really love outfits like these because they are functional yet stylish. This Patagonia vest keeps me super warm when outside in the chilly winter air. It also adds more texture to the outfit and blends seamlessly with the dark plaid pattern in the button down. The dark brown boots really polish off the look and keep my toes nice and warm! 
This outfit is great, if you have some sort of outdoor festivities during the fall or winter, like a bonfire or oyster roast for the holidays. I will definitely be putting this style on heavy rotation when the holiday party circuit begins!

Shirt: Ralph Lauren (mine is from the boys' section of TJMaxx)
Vest: Patagonia
Jeans: American Eagle
Boots: Brooks Brothers
Watch: Michael Kors
Necklace: Moose and Nigel c/o

Giveaway Time:

In my Instagram photos and recent outfit posts, you might have seen this rose gold 'love' necklace. I've been wearing almost every day for the past two weeks. I've had a pretty big obsession with small and dainty necklaces for a few years now. I have another necklace, a small gold star, that I've worn forever, but I think this might be my new everyday necklace. I love the way it layers with larger statement necklaces, and alone, it adds a unique flair to any outfit. Meghan, the owner of Moose and Nigel, was kind enough to send me a necklace to review, as well as one to give away to one of you guys!

Here's how to enter: 
1. You have to be a follower of this blog, Poised and Preppy!
2. You need to leave a comment on this blog post telling me one or more items on your Christmas list!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please check out Meghan's Etsy shop, Moose and Nigel! She has some great jewelry that has also been featured by other popular fashion bloggers! Thanks so much, Meghan!


  1. I love Ralph Lauren, it is just such a classic look!


    1. I agree… all of his clothes provide such a versatile and polished appearance!

  2. Love the look! And that necklace is adorable! Hoping to go to the RL outlet this week to stock up on some button downs!


    1. Thanks so much! I also had great luck finding Ralph Lauren button downs in the boys' section of TJMaxx!

    2. P.S. I saw that you entered the necklace giveaway. Thanks so much! But, make sure you follow my blog, Poised and Preppy, to qualify!

  3. I just found your blog and am so enjoying your post and your style. I look forward to your continual posts. My wish list is for my two daughters to get what is on their wish list!!

    1. Thank you so much. I hope that all of you have a happy holiday season!