I think I’ve had this jacket for a million years. It’s been safely tucked away in the back of the coat cupboard forever. Who would have thought that I’d be seeing ones just like it all over the place. Suede, suede and more suede in the fashion world at the moment so hey, suede booties with fringes too. The round sunnies just lent too well to the vibe not to go for it. I kept everything else pretty simple — black pants, white button down. As I sit here listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd I feel like I actually could have existed in the era. Not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. Whatevs.
Suede Jacket – Ancient! (Option here)
Button Down – Free People (Bloomingdale’s)
Black Jeans – Helmut Lang (Neiman Marcus)
Fringe Booties – Sam Edelman (Old! These are cool!)
Sunglasses – Ray Ban (Available here)
We all know that spring isn’t exactly my favourite time of year. Despite it’s airy, lacy qualities I felt like I was giving spring the middle finger with my dark grey and black attire. Love Free People camis that can be worn under things or on their own. So versatile for different occasions and seasons. Though I almost bought dusty pink jeans to go with the top — nope. True Northeaster. Black, black, black. And I must have switched from open toe to closed toe shoes 100 times. The weather was unseasonably warm, but I didn’t feel ready for my toes to greet the world quite yet. Truth? I switched to cutout booties before I left the house. Couldn’t do it.
Lubi the Chihuahua
Cami – Free People (Bloomingdale’s, Other Colour)
Jeans – J Brand, Similar
Sandals – Kenneth Cole (Bloomingdale’s, Similar)
Watch – Michele Watches, Similar
Bracelet – Troll Beads
Sunglasses – Oliver Peoples, See them all here
Sorry for the absence. Sometimes life just gets in the way! Anyhoo… the jeans — the trendy splatter paint. My husband said he could have done this on his own but I found them at TJ Maxx and they were such a steal that I couldn’t resist. I’ve never owned Paige Premium jeans before but they’re super soft. More please! I love the super cool zipper detail so I utilized the nonchalant “half-tuck” to show it off. To chic them up a little for nighttime a flowing black top from BCBG and black open toe booties did the trick. Yup. It’s that time of year again. Not my favourite as I prefer the chill of winter, but unavoidable nonetheless. My little Lubi was looking particularly dashing so he got to share the spotlight today. Isn’t he adorable?
Jeans – Paige Premium (TJ Maxx – Similar Here)
Top – BCBG (Bloomingdale’s – Similar Here)
Open Toe Booties – Louise et Cie (Nordstrom – Similar)
Shades – Prada (Available Here)
Bracelets – Alex and Ani, Nomination, Trollbeads
Sometimes you just end up in the right place at the right time. Wandering through Bloomingdale’s this past weekend I ran into the most charming young lady doing a trunk show with her amazing jewellery called Midori Line. Her specialty? Hand chains. Before last weekend I didn’t even know what that was, but I’m hooked! It’s a bracelet that gracefully extends from your wrist, down your hand and loops around your finger. It’s amazingly comfortable and really allows you to show off the details. I couldn’t wait to go home and style it with my outfit for the evening. This could be a perfect accessory for the upcoming festival season too. I can’t wait to connect with Sakura and explore more of her creations!
Hand Chain – Midori Line
Charm Bracelets – Alex and Ani
Stainless Bracelets – Nomination
Bar Necklace – Arthur & Livingston
Diamond Bar & Clover Necklaces – Gifts from Mum & Dad
Cardigan – Free People
Tee Shirt – Free People
Jeans – Free People
Booties – Prada
Sunglasses – Ray Ban
Fringes are huge right now in the trend department. Were they ever out? Boho essential no? I love to spin around and watch them fly around. So silly. Like they weren’t enough fun on their own I wore the cardigan over this super fun Free People slip dress styled as a top over pants. There’s so much going on in this outfit! The florals, lace, fringes… Too much? Nah. Why? Because the consistent colour pallet gives it balance and softness.
Cardigan – Abercrombie & Fitch – Super Sale!
Slip Dress – Free People (Bloomingdale’s)
Coated Pants – AG (Saks Fifth Avenue, Similar)
Boots – Prada (Saks Fifth Avenue, Old, Love These)
Special Guest Appearance by Lubi the Chihuahua wearing Martha Stewart for PetSmart
I admit it. I totally coveted this sweater from the day I saw it at Free People. I watched it, visited it, knew I absolutely had to have it. However, I never spend full price on anything, especially when it’s that expensive. It’s just a sweater. I could wait. And wait I did. Finally — 50% off! Woohoo! Mine! Since the sweater itself is such a statement I chose funky, but all black to wear with it so as not to overpower its awesomeness. Like it?
Sweater Jacket – Free People
Black Faux Leather Top – ASTR (Nordstrom, Similar)
Black Coated, Ruched Pants – Joe’s Jeans (Neiman Marcus, Available Here)
Booties – Marc by Marc Jacobs (Bloomingdale’s, Similar)
Not every night during holiday season calls for full blown cocktail attire. For dinner with friends I wanted something fun and holiday”ish” but we weren’t going anywhere fancy. Layers are key for me. Even when it’s chilly out I’m always way too hot when I’m inside. While most of my outfit was in accordance with my standard black uniform, the top added shine and fun fringes. People make fun of us Northeasters for all of our black clothing, but there are so many pluses to the colour. Black is chic, slimming and elongating. When black pants are paired with black shoes or boots with one seamlessly fading into the other they trick the eye seeing long thin legs. Not so bad huh?
Cardigan – All Saints (Old, Love this One)
Ruched Pants – Joes (Neiman Marcus, Available Here)
Gold and Black Tank – ASTR (Nordstrom, now at Rack)
Booties – Marc by Marc Jacobs (Bloomingdale’s, Similar)