I am SO unbelievably excited that it’s actually starting to feel like spring! I realize that’s kind of all I talk about, haha. Long winter. Today I took a little walk to Starbucks and it was amazing – 60 degrees!! In case you’ve been following my treatment, I’m now allowed to go out for a few minutes here and there – back to normal life on Thursday! :) :)
When the weather warms up, my favorite outfits usually involve some type of cardigan/jacket/blazer. Adding layers to a look is something I absolutely love about fall and winter, and I really don’t see why that should have to change when it gets warmer, unless it’s just unbearably hot. What I also love about adding a jacket is that it helps transition from one season to another quite seamlessly. The JCrew tweed peplum jacket I’m wearing in this post can be really wintery, but paired with a nautical striped tee and cropped distressed denim it helps bring the whole look into early spring. And this tee is amazing. It actually has gold zipper detail at the shoulders! I have a feeling I’m going to be wearing it a lot…so stay tuned. I can’t find the exact one on the JCrew website, but I linked a similar one! It’s pretty recent, so it may still be available in stores.
Hope all my teacher friends on break are enjoying every moment!
Jacket: JCrew (no longer available)
Tee: JCrew (similar)
Jeans: AG (similar)
Flats: Sam Edelman
Sunnies: Tory Burch
Bag: Gift from a sweet friend :) not sure who makes it!
I don’t know why, but lately I’ve been really into putting together outfits around different styles of denim. Last week it was flared, this week, it’s boyfriend. I guess you could call these a modified version of boyfriend jeans, though, because I don’t do very well with downright sloppy. This pair has the right amount of slouch and rips without completely looking like I’m wearing men’s jeans. Anytime I wear really distressed jeans, I think it’s important to keep the rest of the look polished. A suede jacket, structured bag, and stiletto booties do the trick!
In the spirit of full disclosure, people looked at me like I was completely out of my mind when G and I shot this look. First – it’s absolutely freezing out. Second – we’re still trying to figure out my new camera and were up and down the street taking pics of each other for like a half hour, haha :)
Jeans: Free People (similar linked)
Booties: Vince Camuto
Bag: Pour la Victoire (no longer available)
Shades: Karen Walker
I haven’t always been an olive person, but lately, this neutral seems to be one I just can’t do without! I love monochromatic looks, and olive really lends itself to monochrome because the various shades go really nicely together. Pair it with black, white, or even leopard (another neutral, if you ask me) and there you have it: instant chic! And by the way, some of these items I just picked up at the Zara sale…scroll for details!
Sweater: Zara (not online, but still probably available in store)
Skinnies: JBrand (similar available here)
Boots: Stuart Weitzman
Bag: Similar available here
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen me in my Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots about a thousand times. There’s really no other way to say it, I am obsessed with them. I have them in black leather and navy suede and I wear them literally ALL the time. They are hands-down my favorite winter shoe, and my favorite boot altogether. What else can I say? Great investment. I love them with such a wide variety of outfits, from sweater dresses to flirty skirts and everything in between, but I think my favorite is pairing them with a cozy sweater and jeans. For this outfit, I did just that, adding this fabulous statement necklace for that all-important bit of bling.
Sweater: Aqua by Bloomingdales (no longer available)
Jeans: 7 For All Mankind
Boots: Stuart Weitzman
Shades: Karen Walker
Bag: Steve Madden
Incorporating texture into an outfit makes a look a whole lot more interesting. Usually, we add texture on top (think: a nubby sweater, suede or leather collar, chunky statement necklace…you get the idea). But sometimes, it’s nice to add texture on the bottom. Since textured bottoms tend to make a statement even more so than they do on top, you’ll want to keep the rest of the look pretty basic. For this look, I paired these quilted faux leather skinnies with a basic tee and neutral jacket. It gives an outfit that cool factor without looking like you have too much going on at once. I would wear this outfit for a night out, or if I switched out the booties for high flat boots and added a chunky scarf, I would easily wear this for daytime too!
Jacket: Aqua by Bloomingdales
Tee: JCrew (no longer available)
Skinnies: Aqua by Bloomingdales (on sale!!!)
Booties: Via Spiga
Sunnies: Karen Walker
Right about now every freezing, icy bit of me is ready for it to be spring in NYC. Though I have to admit, I really do love throwing on my favorite faux fur infinity scarf on a cold day. It’s seriously warm and snuggly, and I love the texture it adds to any outfit. Since I wanted the scarf to be the focal point of this outfit, I kept everything else really basic – high waisted skinnies, black ankle boots, black leather jacket, black tee, and a neutral ostrich (faux, obviously) bag. The scarf is from last season and there’s an updated version this year – that one’s on sale for $12.99. No I am not kidding. I just bought it in Lynx. Last year I bought a couple as gifts too – so cute! Scroll down for the link.
Faux Fur Scarf: Restoration Hardware (weird, I know) – this year’s version that I just bought here
Leather Blazer: DKNY (sold out at Bloomies)
Black Tee: James Perse
Sunglasses: Karen Walker
Booties: Sam Edelman
Bag: Muche et Muchette (no longer available)