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

to boot

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meet this season’s version of the statement coat– boots and booties of all shapes and embellishments. they’re lighting up runways and fashion week photos errrywhere because they’re pretty much the perfect thing to jazz up your old jeans and a chunky sweater, while giving your stan smiths a much needed break. i know 95% of my readers may be scared of some of the picks below, but i promise you can dip a toe into the trend in a subtler way. some of my favorites are below…

 

#1 MSGM. debating maxing out my credit card for these lovely floral babies. hoping shopbop will hold their f&f sale before it gets to that point!

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#2 nasty gal. metallic + geometric makes the perfect match. this pair could also do double duty with a silk top and midi skirt for an evening on the town.

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#3 rebecca minkoff. these velvet babies are subtler than some of the other pairs, but sadly sold out in most sizes. you can bet this cp is already signed up for the waitlist.

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#4 valentino. let the stars be your guide in an out-of-this-world jeweled pair

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#5 faith boston. marble heels? yes puh-lease.

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#6 saint laurent. rockstar worthy silver stars get brought back to earth by a stretchy side and shockingly wearable heel

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#7 target. snakeskin wonders that look just like the ones featured in photo 4, for under $35

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#8 sam edelman. floral brocade with a slightly far east vibe. also try a pink candela pair from anthropologie.

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want more? for those of you looking for other options, check out net-a-porters full embellished boot guide here!

x marks the spot

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part work (black leather) + part play (2 tones of denim) = the perfect summer work bag for running to a mid-town meeting, then running to catch the jitney.

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check out a few other summer friday friendly bags below.

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 tods wave bag

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matt & nat 

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tory burch cass

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patchington 

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gucci arabesque

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rebecca minkoff

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banana republic

d.g.a.f.

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occasionally i fall in love with something so fashionably fab, before i even bring it home, i know every straight man in my life will hate it. boyfriend jeans, loud prints, fur vests, peplum tops, neon, extra baggy sweaters and maxi dresses are a few that have made this list…

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these little gems, otherwise known as a man repeller, baffle the male species and typically aren’t the most “figure flattering” silhouettes, requiring a thick skin and some serious confidence to pull it off. however, they always double check the fashion forward box, making me a happy happy happy girl. such is the case with this isabel marant esque sweater– so fluffy its almost ugly, cozy warm and completely chic. wear it with a suede skirt, some new fall polish, and a whole lot of sass. ps you can get one today for 40% off!

wear it with…

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  1. banana republic fringe sweater
  2. suede zara skirt
  3. jil sander beanie
  4. rebecca minkoff bar studs
  5. tom boy no more by essie
  6. sam edelman joey boots