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
I tried something new last time and apparently you all missed my commentary. I guess I should be flattered that you actually read what I write! Here it goes…
Can I just mention that winter blogging is tough? How often am I dressed before the sun sets? Not very apparently! And I adore winter fashion and would love to show you so much more! Oh well… I give up. Pictures from my sitting room and living room, Scotch in hand, will have to do until the sun stays up a little longer.
This awesome sweater kimono with fun fringes at the bottom was all I needed to be cozy yet chic. I always have a cami or tank underneath everything because restaurants are so overheated in the winter. I need to be able to strip down as much as possible! I adore how dark greys and blacks make shiny jewellery pop so well. The necklace is a new acquisition that my parents brought back from Europe and I needed the right outfit to show it off. Side note… I love these Prada Chelsea boots!
Free People Kimono
Free People Cami
J Brand Skinny Jeans
Prada Chelsea Boots (Similar)
Lola and Grace Necklace
Happy Halloween! So not my thing! That said, my husband and I attended a benefit this past weekend and had to come up with something! I was going for hipster but I’m honestly not sure if it came out as hipster, or grunge or something combined. My husband has been told that he could be any of the characters on The Big Bang Theory so he went for Leonard Hofstadter. I think he was spot on!
Biker Jacket – Aqua (Similar)
Jeans – Free People
Flannel – Free People (Similar)
Tee – Target
Beanie – Forever 21
Boots – Ash (Similar)
Glasses – Ray Ban RX7046 Black
I’ve been coveting this sweater for so long. Finally it went on sale with an extra 25% off. Mine! It’s chunky and has a cowl neck but it’s sleeveless so I won’t melt (I’m always way too hot) and the colour is so of-the-moment and fall friendly. How perfectly do these boots go? They’re ancient but the fringe is so hot right now so a staple they will remain for the time being.
Sweater – Free People
Coated Jeans – Free People
Booties – Sam Edelman (Love These)
Sunglasses – Ray Ban
Bracelets – Alex & Ani
Watch – Michele Watches (Similar)