When a mutual friend showed me this jewellery on Facebook I immediately pulled out my phone to follow. The Crafty Optician makes jewellery and accessories revolving around eyewear and the optical profession. Love that it encompasses two of my favourite things — jewellery and eyewear. Coleen was kind enough to send me three pieces to try out and for the post I chose the necklace and the stud earrings. Studs are key when you’re wearing winter attire. They don’t get stuck in your sweater and scarf! I wore these to work and everyone thought they were fabulous. They’re are adorable and well made and I’ve been wearing them non stop ever since I got them!
In this post I paired my new jewels with my favourite new boots and sweater. Go to winter look — jeans, boots, a big cozy sweater and a huge wrap scarf. It’s so warm and soft on those cold New Jersey days. Enjoy!
Jewellery – c/o The Crafty Optician
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Sweater – Free People, Jeans – DL 1961, Scarf – Treasure & Bond (Similar),
Sunglasses – Jimmy Choo (I’ll get them for you), Boots – Dr. Martens
I guess I just haven’t been in the mood lately. Haven’t been able to motivate myself. Sometimes it’s just too much pressure to get up every day and be “blogworthy”. It’s hard feeling like you can never repeat an outfit or feeling like you have to look great every single day. Of course you have to get up and put on something but sometimes you just look in the mirror and don’t feel it. Hence, #bloggerburnout. Alas, I miss all of you and I miss posting my outfits. It took a hiatus to realise this! Therefore I will be back at you with outfits galore. I hope! Since spring hasn’t actually sprung here in the northeast this outfit embraces some springier items while still being 50 degree farenheit temperature appropriate. Over-the-knee boots can still be springy if they’re the right material and colour and are worn with maybe something floral or light. First time embracing the “cold shoulder” look. You like?
(Similar – mine are so old!)
So the calendar says spring. The thermometer says otherwise. Until the two reach an agreement I’m sticking with my boots and sweaters. I’m one of the few people who actually doesn’t look forward to spring and warm weather. Boots, sweaters, faux fur coats, scarves, layers — these are a few of my favourite things. Sorry everyone but I’m holding out as long as I can. I added the smallest touch of the new season with this amazing flower necklace my mum and dad brought back from France. Otherwise, in true Northeast spirit I’m in all black. All black doesn’t have to be boring if you mix up textures and prints as I did here with knits, lace and leather. The slightly edgier over-the-knee boots with my otherwise boho outfit added a little twist. Enjoy!
Yup. Purple velvet. It’s so soft! We all know that I’m the queen of the sale. When I saw the blazer and the boots both reduced with an extra 40% off they simply had to become mine. No questions. I had been coveting these on the Free People site since the beginning of the season and I waited and waited until I got such an amazing deal I couldn’t possibly pass it up. Embracing the velvet trend and the fringe trend and the over-the-knee boot trend in one outfit? Decadent!
Yesterday’s Muse Velvet Jacket
Voile and Lace Trapeze Slip (Similar)
Can’t Stop Fringe Over the Knee Boot