Chillin’

Today will be a quick post as I just touched down in LA at about 2:30 EST. I’m trying to get on my feet!  I’m at my favorite breakfast spot–Urth Caffe. The organic oatmeal and honey latte are fabulous!  Then I’m heading to get my nails done.

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My back held up on the plane so all is good. I’m giving you a few pics of where I am to give you a flavor of what’s around. My outfit is very simple. Distressed jeans, great walking boots and basic black v-neck. Fabulous red bag, leather jacket and comfy scarf finish it out.

scarf: Festoon; boots: Undone; earrings: Mio Studio; stacked bracelets: Stella and Dot/Vintage/MantraBand

Hope everyone on the East Coast is doing ok and staying warm!  Enjoy

 

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I’m bracing for another burst of cold air this weekend and heading out for a meeting today. I want to be warm, comfortable and stylish! So, I’ve combined a new pair of grey suede OTK boots that finally just arrived (seemed like it took forever!) with a favorite pair of dark wash jeans. These boots are going to be great I think…they fit like a dream, look stylish and have just enough of a heel but (hopefully) won’t reaggrevate my back. The charcoal grey suede is really beautiful and because they have a stretch back, they fit nice and snug making your leg look thinner. A basic black T for layering is under a warm boyfriend cardigan sweater. I tossed on a cozy plaid scarf which will keep me warm all day. This scarf also pairs great with my vintage grey coat when I head out for my meeting. I needed a little pop of “something” so I’m choosing to wear these crystal earrings. You can pull these off during the day…just keep the rest of your outfit casual. I stacked a few vintage bracelets along with a favorite new one and slipped on my favorite wide band ring. A final touch is the grey leather clutch bag. It also has a strap so will work well during the day. Done and ready to go!

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Level 99 Jeans: available at Sophie Stargazer
Grey Suede boots: Ivanka Trump available at DSW
Black T-Shirt: JCrew or check Taupe and Festoon locally
Scarf: ASOS but I saw really nice similar ones at That Shuu Girl
Sweater: old, but try Taupe locally for a great selection
Earrings: old but try The Outnet or these
Bracelets: Vintage and Stella and Dot
Clutch: old but try this  or this

Have a great weekend everyone–stay warm! Enjoy

graphic

Today we’re supposed to be getting some warmer weather so I think it’s safe to wear this graphic print dress. I’ve really come to love the shift dress for its versatility and comfort. It just works…for day, for the office or for a casual night out. I kept the look pretty simple today because the dress had so much pattern. The leather trim on the collar is a special accents and I chose not to cover it up but a scarf would certainly work with this outfit as well. Instead of tights, which I am kinda boycotting this year, I pulled on thick gray OTK socks. My favorite pair of OTK boots will give my legs any warmth they might need today. I stacked some silver bracelets and my Mio Studio earrings which have made numerous appearances in my posts. the green oversized clutch was added for some color and because the leather on this bag is just so beautiful!

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Boots: Stuart Weitzman
Earrings and Black Ring: Mio Studio
Green Oversized Clutch: ClareV; also loving this and this.
Bracelets: Stella and Dot (available from Sophie Stargazer); vintage styles available at Hinesite; MantraBand; Crystal from Anthropologie

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

gingham

This week has been a rough one for a lot of people across the US, and our area was not left out. Cold, windy and a little bit of snow thrown in for fun! So, today I felt like looking forward to Spring. One of the trends you’ll see this year is gingham…it might be baby blue, black or red. I’m trying out red gingham with a few twists. This beautiful shirt was a Christmas gift from my husband that he brought back from Tokyo. I’m usually not a button-up shirt kind of person but this is a fun shirt. It mixes up a few patterns (another trend you will see this Spring), adds a piece of artwork on top of it with the silkscreen caricature and then finishes off with a great silver button at the top. I put a silver metallic t-shirt under it for some additional contrast and then added straight-leg jeans. I’m big on socks with boots and/or shoes and today is no exception! These yellow shoes give the outfit a pop of color and bring in metallic accents as well. The wedges are also super comfortable.

I topped it off with silver stacked bracelets and a red croc embossed clutch. This bag has a strap for easy carrying and is large enough to work for a day. It adds a little polish to the outfit.

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 Gingham shirt: similar here and here
Jeans: Level 99 available at Sophie Stargazer
Silver t-shirt: Anthropologie
Red clutch: Alice and Olivia (on sale!), but great choices at Taupe locally
Earrings: Mio Studio
Rings: Vintage and Handmade…finds selections locally at Hinesite
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell (previous season) but try these
Bracelets: Vintage, Stella & Dot from Sophie Stargazer and Mantraband
Glasses: Proof. Great selections from Honest Eyes as well.

Restaurants and stores suffer too when the weather is not the best so please try to get out this weekend and support them. Many are having sales too…check out Taupe, That Shuu Girl and Sophie Stargazer.

Enjoy!

fur vest

Today’s post is a repeat outfit…I’m sorry I admit it! This outfit was one I liked so much that I’m repeating it. It’s New Year’s and nothing seems to fit better than fur and sparkles so I couldn’t resist repeating at least the fur part. This black faux fur vest is just so fun and it adds some warmth as well. I layered it with a basic black t-shirt (something always in rotation in my wardrobe) and then belted it to give my waist some definition. Another wardrobe staple are these black ankle boots. They go with everything from dresses to jeans and skirts and they really are pretty comfortable. Distressed jeans keep the vest from looking too dressy for the day (my opinion; you might feel otherwise!). The vest takes center stage in this outfit so really the accessories can stay pretty minimal. I went with simple silver cascading hoop earrings and stacked bracelets. Because I’m wearing this during the day, I picked a neutral leather clutch that is a little larger so it works perfectly as a day bag but with more interest than a standard tote.

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 Distressed Skinny Jeans: AG
Funky Fur Vest: (last year’s style from Festoon) See Festoon for great layering options!
Black T-Shirt: (on sale!) J. Crew Factory & J. Crew
Tan Clutch: (old) but here’s a similar one on sale or check Taupe locally
Earrings: Mio Studio
Stacked Bracelets: Stella and Dot available thru Sophie Stargazer
Boots: Rag & Bone

Thanks for following me this year! It’s been fun and I’m looking forward to 2015.
Happy New Year!!