All Black: Sleeveless Belted Vest & Quilted Peep-Toe Leather Booties

I hope this blog post publishes! I have been having a lot of issues with my blog posting and emailing my subscribers, so thank you for bearing with me! I had so much fun shooting this sophisticated all black look the other weekend when it was slightly warmer. I decided to go for bigger hair and bright blue nails (Essie “Butler Please”) to complement this all black look (how New York…). I recently swooned over the black belted vest at Zara. I paired it with Halogen black leather peep-toe booties that are SEVEN years old. I love the zipper and quilting detail on them. I felt very edgy, downtown, and vampy during this shoot! Thanks Nicky for taking these pics!!

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Black vest- ZARA, sold out (similar here)
Black leggings- Vince Camuto
Black zipper quilted peep-toe booties- Halogen

Fall Look: Whimsical Silk Blouse, Fur Vest, Raw Hem Denim, Kitten Heel Booties

This is the first fall look (true fall look…) I have worn this season. It has been so warm I have still been able to get away with my summer clothing! I paired my whimsical silk eyeball blouse by Alice & Olivia with a fur vest, dark raw hem denim, and new kitten heel booties. I immediately loved the print of this blouse, and you can’t go wrong with silk blouses. This fur vest (trend alert, a few years now!) is special to me because it was a splurge on my 26th birthday, plus it’s reversible! These gray ram hem denim jeans are a closet staple, as they go with everything. The length of the denim is perfect for showing off great shoes. I purchased these booties at the FFANY event last week. I was immediately attracted to the button detail, the pointy toe, and the kitten heel (trend alert!) which is big for fall. I felt so edgy at brunch at Gemma with my friends Jeni and Abbey! Abbey even bought, and wore to brunch, the same pair of boots. Twins!

Alice & Olivia Eloise Mandarin Collar Blouse
Yves Salomon rabbit fur vest
Raw-hem gray denim
Nine West Zadan Kitten Heel Bootie

Club Monaco Wish List

I dropped in Club Monaco on Fifth Ave last week, and I think it’s safe to say that I would happily wear everything in there! When I think Club Monaco, I think elegant, feminine, details, neutrals, and staples. All of their pieces have some sort of detail work that makes the piece special. Right now I am particularly loving the scalloped pieces (trend alert)!

Do you have a favorite piece?

 

 

Frederrika Trench Coat
Teodora Cold-Shoulder Dress
Colema Silk Top
Priyalla Top
Spie Top
Sidone Bow-Back Cashmere
Edni Dress
Indya Knit Skirt
Helek Shirt (Black & White!)
Atrina Scallop Skirt
Cookson & Clegg Military Vest
Marysia Antibes Swimsuit
Edni Flat
Traiger Vest

Downtown Glam

It’s Super Bowl Sunday! Is this look too much for a viewing party? (Ha!) I had so much fun pairing this borrowed Vince black, white, and gray fox fur vest with my favorite pleather leggings. The fur is so luscious and big with an extra cozy collar! The leggings are lined with fleece and have adorable side zippers. I glammed up the look with some classic cat-eye sunglasses, purchased on the street in SoHo for five bucks. These studded and jeweled gold capped pumps are also my latest consignment find, and they are so comfortable to wear! I promise there aren’t TOO many more fur vest posts coming, I am a little obsessed with them. They are the warmest and chicest!

Enjoy the final pic in my favorite Nikes- I had to!

 


Cat-eye sunglasses (similar here)
Black turtleneck
Vince fox fur vest
Pleather leggings
Zara gold capped court pumps (similar here)
Black & white Nikes

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)

Fall Neutrals

I hope everyone had a relaxing Thanksgiving holiday! I spent mine in Chicago with family. I’ve been meaning to do a post on mixing and matching some of my favorite fall neutrals, here with army green, maroon, and dove gray. This rabbit fur vest was an investment piece I purchased last fall. It’s so warm and the deep color pairs nicely with lots of different neutrals. The jersey wrap dress is from one of my favorite designers, Haute Hippie. It’s so cozy and has an open back (hence it needs to be paired with a vest or jacket). The suede, dove gray booties with gold chunky heels are one my favorite things to pull out at the first signs of fall.

New Yorkers don’t always wear black!

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Adrienne Landau Rabbit Fur Vest
Haute Hippie Draped Modal-Jersey Dress
Diane Von Furstenberg 440 Bangle Bracelet
French Connection Kristina Suede Metallic Heeled Boots

Fall Uniform

This weekend I went up to Sleepy Hollow for a very spooky weekend! Highlights included staying at the castle-like Tarrytown House and exploring the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery- which came complete with a headless horseman riding around! I packed my “fall uniform”: a nautical-inspired skinny striped black and white long sleeve shirt, a new burgundy quilted vest (burgundy is my favorite color this fall), black denim, and my favorite red zipper-back riding boots. A light vest like this one is great for transitional fall weather like we have been having in New York. This outfit is classic, cozy, and comfortable! Thanks to Daniel for the pics 🙂

Happy Halloween everyone!

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Skinny striped long sleeve shirt- Forever21 (similar here)
Burgundy quilted vest
Black denim
Red zipper riding boots

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