Denim days, everyday
I pretty much live in jeans. They’re comfortable and so versatile! I like to switch up the cut, color, and details so I don’t get bored wearing plain old blue jeans all the time.
This pair has fun little star studs all over. It’s a unique, playful detail that I love. Would you believe they’re from Gap?? I think they’re a year or two old now. Here’s a similar pair, but this would also be a super simple diy project!
This looser, boyfriend fit is so laid back and comfortable. They’re a bit big at the waist, but that’s perfect for tucking in a fitted turtleneck. This plain black one is from Splendid; I also love the J Crew tissue tees they bring back each Fall.
On a personal note, I can wear heels again! I sprained my foot back in November and it’s still not 100% for some reason (relevé during ballet is not my favorite right now). However, I threw on these Nine West pumps and they weren’t painful! Yay for little wins.
What’s your favorite denim brand?? I’m always looking for new pairs!
I’m obsessed with orange
It was surprisingly warm this weekend, which was a lovely break from the 20 degree temps we usually have in January. I decided to celebrate with a colorful, casual look.
I’m slowly amassing orange clothing – it’s one of my favorite colors and makes me happy when I wear it. I now have a corduroy skirt, loose sweater, swing tee, and this gorgeous jacket from Scotch & Soda. It sold out unfortunately, but here’s a similar option from Uniqlo.
I’m also wearing a pair of burgundy legging jeans from Loft. They’re a softer material which makes them really comfortable and they have a cute back zip detail. The petite length hits right above my ankle which I find flattering.
Lastly, I’ve raved about Dolce Vita before and live in these suede sneakers in the cooler months. They have a higher shaft than your typical sneaker, so they keep my ankles warm, but they’re a perfect light taupe so they transition from winter to spring nicely. Here’s this year’s updated version.
What do you guys think about this orange and burgundy color combo?
My favorite #ootd yet
You know how certain outfits just make you happy? This is my happy outfit. It’s totally casual but somewhat fashion-y. I’m wearing jeans – of course – and added two fun new additions to my wardrobe to make it more interesting.
Maje is one of my very favorite brands and Reed gave me two different Maje tees for Christmas. I especially love the floral embroidery and French phrase on this one. I’m going to be wearing it a ton.
This red faux fur coat from Lulu’s is my new favorite. It’s so cozy and comfortable, but looks chic with practically everything. Here is the cream version too.
By the way, my friend Aleph took these pictures – he’s the best!
Feeling festive, staying warm
This Calvin Klein coat is one of my favorites because it’s pretty warm, but I think it looks cuter than a puffy jacket over a dressier outfit. I love the toggle closures and wrap belt, which pulls in my waist and helps keep out the wind. The faux fur hood is also removable. Here are a few similar black coats with faux fur and toggles (my favorite!), the wrap belt, or a zipper.
The ruffles on this top are so sweet, but the sheer yoke and sleeves add a little drama that’s perfect for a holiday party. I think it’s so cute tucked into a little suede mini skirt, but it would pair nicely with velvet pants as well. I love this blush pink pair and these green ones are fun too.
A tiny clutch is my go-to accessory for holiday parties. I love the velvet fabric and pretty clasp on this vintage clutch. It just barely fits my phone without the case and maybe a lipstick and credit card. This rounded box clutch from Etsy is really similar to mine and this velvet Kate Spade pouch is currently on sale. Here’s one from ASOS that has a lot more room – I love the ring detail too.
Happy Holidays to you and yours!! Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?
A snowy #ootd and winter favorites
It’s snowed twice this week in New York and I’m actually okay with the wintery weather considering how mild it’s been lately. I’ve also been accumulating winter gear to fight my constant coldness, so here are some of my favorite items.
If I look somewhat comfortable sitting in snow in the middle of winter, it’s all thanks to this Eddie Bauer coat. It was a gift from Reed and I love it – I’m always cold and this jacket keeps me warm even on 20 degree days. There are so many thoughtful details as well, like fuzzy cuffs and lined pockets, a double zipper, removable hood, chest pocket for easy access, and the longer length. If you’re looking for a high-quality winter parka, I think this one checks all the boxes.
My mom gave me these adorable Chenille Fingerless Gloves at Thanksgiving and they’ve been so useful! They keep my hands warm but I can still text, quickly snap a photo, or easily get out my metrocard. Normal gloves are generally too long for my fingers and end up being awkward and bulky on me, so I absolutely love these. They’re also super soft and trendy because chenille is really popular this winter.
Lastly, these Sorel boots have been just as great for snowy days here in the city as they are for trekking on a ski trip in Vermont. They’re warm, comfortable, and stable on slippery sidewalks. I also think they’re pretty cute for snow boots. Mine are last year’s Quarry Gray version, but I’ve linked to this year’s updated pair in the same colorway.
I’d love to hear about your favorite winter items or tips on staying warm below!