winter wonders

after a week in Cali, i am (hopefully) headed back east– and apparently straight into NY’s first snow.

since jet blue isn’t currently cooperating, i stole time to round up a few winter ready picks necessary to get back in the city swing of things. compared to sunshine and 60, i’ve realized that NY life has not only pushed me towards all black everythinggg, but also more toward a blend of function & glam. it makes me crave a little ~edge~ that warmer weather fashions just don’t allow.

currently, i am loving the idea of a fancy print coat or embellished party sweater with some joggers and sneaks– comfy and cozy, slush friendly, and also holiday ready without trying too hard. and as a PSA for anyone in need of a more casual jacket, ive been wearing this tory sport-like bargain over yoga clothes and chunky knits for the last two weeks straight! fingers crossed i finally get out of this airport. Xx

1– metallic sneaks 2– cashmere joggers 3– leather weekend bag

4– miracle cure (i have been slathering this everywhere!, including painfully dry post-shave legs)

5– leather dress 6–pom pom beanie

7–shearling platforms (perfect for a winter commute) 8–leopard jacket

9– beaded sweater 10– crystal drops 11–matte lipstick 12– cocoon coat

lux for less

My closet’s been eyeing a wealth of new goodies for the season, but my wallet’s still crying over a summer of too much travel, sun, and fun. What’s a girl to do? Find the look, for less.

Here are 5 of fashion week’s latest must haves, in budget friendly form.

fur jacket: left (helmut lang), right (zara)

statement earrings: left (furbish), right (lizzie fortunato)

gucci dress: left (scotch & soda), right (gucci)

satin mules: left (the row), right (mango)

studded denim: left (zara), right (isabel marant)

tibi time of year

there are so many great sales going on right now it’s hard to keep track. however one of my favorite brands, tibi, is having an especially epic one— up to 70% off plus an extra 15% with code sale15. it’s the perfect excuse to stock up on some investment pieces for fall– i couldn’t resist this gorgeous reversible wool coat in cheery red nor a very of-the-moment balloon sleeved blouse. you can check out my highlights below or shop the entire sale here. shop on cp’s!

 

1– sleeveless dress: effortless and easy, you could wear this to multiple weddings and parties with different accessories and no one would be the wiser.

2– snap detail pants: the ultimate workhorse, this pair is perfect for work but cropped to show off sneaks on the weekend.

3– statement tunic (love this plaid version too): truly loveee the idea of this very Tory-esque tunic over a bathing suit as a cover up now, and layered under a sweater or leather jacket in cooler temps

4– crocodile slides: i don’t think the slide trend is slowing down anytime soon, so you can wear these babies now and again next summer– because who doesn’t love a double buckle? 

 

5– silk blazer: i’ve been dying for a ‘wear with everything’ white blazer (read about my new blazer obsession here). the oversized buttons and slit sleeves add an ‘it girl’ factor to this one.

5 under $50

some chic steals and deals to get you through your week– 5 of my current favorites, all under $50

#1 zara fleece jacketone of my best purchases this fall, half coat/half sweater, this blanket style feels soft as a bathrobe but is tailored enough to wear to work. see me debuting it on insta here.

zara-coat

#2 beaded tassels. ladies in love with the oscar de la renta tassels, look no further. this etsy shop has jaw dropping identical options all for $49

tassels

#3 h&m biker jeans – pair with a cozy sweatshirt, beanie and sneaks for a perfect errand running outfit.

hm-pants

#4 western belt – as many of us know, the model/trendy fashionista clan has been rocking western style belts for some time. while i am a little skeptical on how long this fad will stick around, at $6 you can test drive it for yourself and say goodbye when its on to the next thing.

belt

#5 twist-front teewhile technically it rings in slightly above $50, if you sign up for the club monaco email program you can get it for $50.15 (does anyone else think of isla fisher in bachelorette when you hear club monaco? if you havent seen this movie, just do it). my friends know i am notoriously cheap for buying tees— my go to’s are always scoop neck t-shirts from h&m, Target turtlenecks and long sleeved jersey ones from the cynthia rowley for TJmaxx line. seriously, i never pay more than $30– because i end up throwing them away after a season or two and buying all new. however, the detail on this one makes it worth the extra dough and i made the mistake of trying it on at the store– lit-er-a-lly-yyyy the softest. sold.

tshirt

***honorable mention to these amazing dv for Target mule boots ringing in for only $27!!! you, my bootie friends, didn’t get featured in the top 5 because you arent available online and/or in stores anywhere in my size. grrrrr. so i didnt want you gals to feel the sadness/anger/disappointment flooding my emotions when i see them. target reps— call me, i want them. their parent brand dolce vita has them online here at a much higher price. nnneeeew thank you.

booties