All that being said, I was simply passing through the F21 at my local mall recently - literally going from the outside vistas to the indoor shops - & I passed this jacket hanging on the rack. After slipping it on I went ahead & purchased it - the weight, length & color of the jacket will fill a gap in my wardrobe & the price was very reasonable (as are most items at F21).
Underneath the jacket I took a cue straight from Carylee. When I saw her outfit here it dawned on me that I usually wear my gingham button-up as a layering piece. Thanks to her I was inspired to pull out my black denim (that I always forget about) & simply wear my gingham top with a bib necklace.
Trench - Forever 21 (not shown online) // Gingham Top - the Limited // Denim - Banana Republic // Heels - Madden Girl // Necklace - Francesca's
I've talked recently about being on a "simple" kick (see more here) & this outfit falls into that category. Bottom line is it's just a button up with denim, heels & a necklace topped off with a neutral jacket - put all these simple elements together & it looks far from simple. Starbucks said it best...
...I don't know what a Flat White is, but I loved the statement that "Simplicity Is Its Own Artistry". Well said Starbucks - I'm embracing this, are you?
P.S. A lot of the items I'm wearing above are from past seasons or not available online so I've linked to options below. For the exact jacket or necklace - which are both recent purchases - visit your local stores.