back to black

the other day, while walking home from a haircut, i got caught in a torrential downpour on 7th avenue sans umbrella. as fate would have it, i **very coincidentally** was passing barney’s and went in to kill time in the makeup department until the rain stopped… whoops.

an hour and a half later, i was best friends with a sweet lady named Cherry (sidenote- we text now), and had tried on everything from basic work pants (these and these but ultimately this pair won, if anyone is in the market), to dresses for upcoming spring weddings (this was gorgggg but needs someone taller), to eventually landing on this funky isabel marant sweater. it’s baggy sleeves, fuzzy open-weave and oversized grommets make it just like the store it was in, completely downtown cool.

while i’m going to hold off until it hopefully an end of winter sale to try to snag it, it got me back to my favorite part of the color wheel- black. while black can get a bad rap for being boring, it’s the staple of any good wardrobe for a reason. my other current noir picks? this tiered blouse, a pair of printed joggers, moto style leggings, and work-friendly loafers. and for those of you looking for other slouchy weekend sweaters, try a cropped turtleneck, a fringed style, some stripes and a frayed millennial pink.

jeans    sweater     loafers     bag     earrings

at least the rain had stopped by the time i was done! Xx

steal her style #4

i found this look while perusing the latest fashion week street snaps and loved how this girl nailed a transitional look. the color palette and oxford shoes scream “ready for fall” while a mini skirt shows off still tan from summer legs and the fringey bag has the vibe of coachella days gone by. get her look with my picks below…

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#1 the top. it was surprisingly difficult to find a delicate yet simple long sleeved top option. as a major sweater girl myself, im drawn to this cropped isabel marant knit, but the outfit would also look amazing with a see by chloe bell sleeved top, in either navy or cream (love the buttoned back!).

 

#2 the shoes. im willing to bet this lucky b is wearing a stella mccartney pair, but you can snag a near identical twin for much less thanks to our friends at h&m

 

#3 the skirt. i’m having a girl crush moment on tanya taylor right now (the outnet has a great selection currently) which explains why i die for this diagonal fringe mini, but banana has a cleaner pin stripe version on clearance here

 

#4 the bag. since my skirt has fringe on it, i went with a streamlined jcrew mini messenger in a contrasting color (only $100!) but her exact bag is by chloe. im also obsessed with this quilted maje style if you want black– i saw it in person at saks and the leather feels like buttah.

 

#5 the sunglasses. keep it classic in gold rimmed oliver peoples aviators, which add a slightly 70s vibe with gradient lenses.

 

thats all i’ve got today– hope this inspires you to dig through your closet and wear something you otherwise wouldn’t. have a great wednesday! im currently sick in bed so apologies for the delayed upload this morning.

coats for spring

no, not an oxymoron. following up on a request from the always chic @jennysandroses, today im highlighting my favorite spring jackets. april showers and chilly nights have me in desperate need to stock up on a few new types. here’s several styles ive got my eye on.

half trench, half utility jacket + the perfect shade of green, this style is casual enough for saturdays but sleek enough for the office

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a classic denim jacket is always the right layering piece

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nothing says fresh like a stark white coat

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go for practical and brave the rain in this hooded burberry brit

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swap out your favorite black leather jacket for a lighter nude color

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ive been wanting to try a less structured silky style like this one (especially after seeing this chic pea rock hers)

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stick with a classic balenciaga and you’ll never regret it (or finish paying for it)

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last but not least, think outside the box and slip on a pastel belted vest (also love this cargo marissa webb style)

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bloggeritas- what jackets will you be wearing this spring?! which style is your favorite?