Floppy Hat, Fur Vest, & Vintage Boots

This post is special to me because I have been waiting to write about this look for two years since my blog’s launch! This is a fall look that I think transitions well into winter. It consists of a floppy hat, a fur vest, skinny jeans tucked into riding boots, delicate gold jewelry, and a fabulous pair of sunglasses. It is a classic, sophisticated pairing that involves neutrals, vintage pieces, and mixed textures. In keeping with New York, this look is almost all black, with a pop of gray. I bought this floppy hat and these amazing black leather vintage boots at a rummage sale almost a decade ago. Both pieces cost me less than $10, and are still in style years later. This winter break I polished up my boots, waterproofed them, and had heel caps added on. I am a big believer in taking care of your things.

The shirt, although hard to see in the pictures, is a light weight jersey shirt that has an open “dip” back from one of my favorite designers, Splendid. It is wonderful for layering and oh so cozy-  worth paying retail for! The Yves Salomon vest was a 27th birthday present to myself, from myself, from Intermix. My friends Gracie and Aisha went with me when I pulled the trigger, helping me choose between a wood-y brown color and the gray I ended up with. I love this vest because it is so warm and comfy, and it also can be reversed to show a different cut! The best part is that it fits perfectly underneath my leather jacket, so the jacket can have furry flaps. A fur vest is a warm, functional, closet staple, and fur vests have been trending for a few years now. 

Thanks to Daniel for taking these West Village pics!


Black vintage felt hat (similar here)
Prada “Cinema” Sunglasses
Delicate gold and black drop necklace
Diane Von Furstenberg 440 bangle bracelet
Splendid light jersey open back top 
Yves Salomon reversible rabbit fur vest
Black skinny jeans
Black vintage riding boots (similar here)

Leather Leggings, Quilted Coat & Wedge Sneakers

This Saturday it was chilly but sunny, so I wore my favorite practical fall coat that I could get away with. It’s black, quilted, has a hood, hits mid-thigh and my favorite part are the thumb loops (very edgy!). I paired my coat with a whimsical DVF reversible black and red lip print scarf, pleather leggings, wedge sneakers, and big sunglasses. I have been crushing on leather pants / leggings for a few months now, and the insides of these ones are fleece! I love the ankle zipper detail, too. The sneakers- I have always liked wedge sneakers. They are very polarizing, people either love them or hate them! I had my eye on these Isabel Marant velcro “downtown” edgy sneakers. The neutral color pairs with nearly everything, and they are very comfortable.

This outfit must have been good luck, because on our walk to SoHo we saw ASAP Rocky!

Laundry Gold Top Cat-Eye Sunglasses (similar here)
Diane Von Furstenberg Lips Jacquard Woven Scarf
Michael Kors Black Quilted Thumb Loop Coat (similar here)
Faux Leather Leggings with Ankle Zipper
Isabel Marant Bekett Suede Wedge Sneakers

Camel Coat & Croc Collar

Happy New Year! W4street is officially 2 years old today! This snowy weekend in NYC was the perfect opportunity to pull out one of my favorite birthday presents to myself: this wool blend coyote fur trimmed coat. I am from Chicago, and one rule I always stick to when purchasing coats is to only buy coats and jackets that have hoods! Lately, I have been very into fur trim. I have a dark olive green puffer that I wear when it is really cold, but for this weekend’s light snow this “Little Red Riding Hood” inspired coat was perfect. I saw it in September at Nordstrom Rack and they only had a few left. It was love at first site. I love the camel color, fur trim, and the toggle details. It felt very “cloak-like” to me. I was okay with the splurge because it’s so practical (there are even double pockets!) not to mention it’s from one of my favorite designers- Trina Turk. I saw an extremely similar coat at ZARA, too. My coat is still available in black!

This post must be a delayed birthday post, because I paired the coat with my favorite new black leather tassel cross-body– another birthday present from my good friend Nicky, and an amazing Baublebar crocodile and pearl collar (trend alert!) I saw and had to have. I have been wearing my OTK boots over pants this winter, too. They add an extra layer of warmth to my legs! Sorry there aren’t more pictures- it was really cold!

 

Trina Turk Elizabeth Toggle Coat
Forever21 Black Jeans
Rebecca Minkoff Envelope Cross-body
Unisa Black OTK Boots (similar here)
Baublebar Croc Collar

 

 

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