finally fall

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Blouse: Theory (old) / Blazer: Zara / Jeans: 7 For All Mankind (similar) / Booties: Louise et Cie / Bag: Carla Mancini (different color) but Hautelook and Gilt have this brand often and I LOVE her bags! Keep an eye out if you’re interested… / Sunnies: Tory Burch (old)

Happy Fall, lovers!!! Sorry I’ve been a little MIA on the blog, but now that I’ve gotten my class up and running and the craziness of September is behind me, I’m back! Fall is arguably the best season for a number of reasons, but the obvious reason for me is the clothes! I am such a layerer (is that a word? I think no, but just go with me) and being able to throw a blazer or leather jacket on with a  pair of booties and run out the door is just the best. Speaking of booties, I have been on the hunt for a great pair of brown booties since last year, and I finally found them! Check these out (they also come in other colors) and I promise you won’t be disappointed. Also, I got this blazer/coat/not sure what to call it but you get the idea from Zara in London when my mom and I went this summer and I’m so glad I did! And I’m so glad they still have it so you guys can share in the amazingness! Now off to arrange my pumpkins… :)

mixed prints & distressed denim

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!

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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!

boyfriend jeans

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 :)

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Outfit Details: 

Jacket: BCBG

Tee: JCrew

Jeans: Free People (similar linked)

Booties: Vince Camuto

Bag: Pour la Victoire (no longer available)

Shades: Karen Walker

Lips: NARS

olive everything

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!
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Outfit Details: 

Sweater: Zara (not online, but still probably available in store)

Blouse: Zara

Skinnies: JBrand (similar available here)

Boots: Stuart Weitzman

Bag: Similar available here

over-the-knee boots

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.
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Outfit Details:

Sweater: Aqua by Bloomingdales (no longer available)

Tee: Vince

Necklace: BaubleBar

Jeans: 7 For All Mankind

Boots: Stuart Weitzman

Shades: Karen Walker

Bag: Steve Madden

textured bottoms

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!IMG_1598IMG_1578 IMG_1594 IMG_1595
IMG_1602 IMG_1609 IMG_1611Outfit Details: 

Jacket: Aqua by Bloomingdales

Tee: JCrew (no longer available)

Skinnies: Aqua by Bloomingdales (on sale!!!)

Booties: Via Spiga

Sunnies: Karen Walker

faux fur

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.IMG_1554IMG_1545 IMG_1549 IMG_1558 IMG_1560 IMG_1564 IMG_1570 IMG_1571 IMG_1574

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Outfit Details:

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

Jeans: AG

Sunglasses: Karen Walker

Booties: Sam Edelman

Bag: Muche et Muchette (no longer available)