Wine

I know I’ve been rather quiet lately. Far too quiet, even for my own preference. But truthfully, the last month I’ve been struggling¬†with a pretty awful eye infection that I still can’t seem to shake. As you can imagine, picture-taking isn’t high on the things I’d like to do. Today, my eye has been looking somewhat decently better so I decided that I would try to take a few photos with this wine-colored coat and see if I could make it work. A little bit of extra face angling, et voil√†! A few photos that almost don’t look like I got punched in the eye. ūüôā

Wine Wool Coat + 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel + Paige Black Denim + Chelsea BootsWine Wool Coat + 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel + Paige Black Denim + Chelsea Boots Wine Wool Coat + 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel + Paige Black Denim + Chelsea BootsZara Masculine Wool Coat (similar in grey) / Ann Taylor Booties (old but similar here) / Paige Verdugo Denim / LOFT Split Neck Tunic (here in blush) / BaubleBar Axelia Choker / Forever21 Rings / 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel

I fell in love with this wine-colored coat when I saw it online. It’s totally not within my regular color scheme, but I love a good wine/burgundy colored statement piece. It’s a great contrast to my winter wardrobe that’s heavy on the neutrals.

I’ve lived in these black Paiges ever since I got them before the Christmas holidays. I’m a huge fan of Paige denim, and these do not disappoint. For a long time, I had been¬†opposed to super stretchy denim because I’ve always been of the mindset that ¬†denim should feel like denim, not leggings. But given how denim has evolved over the last few years, finding a good pair of jeans without a significant amount of stretch in them *and* that have¬†a great¬†fit, isn’t the easiest to find. In the end, I gave in and I haven’t looked back.

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Relaxed Skinny

Had a little break from my denim obsession for a while, but when my office decided that denim was the new norm, I retreated back to the days when I was a student and started eyeing every pair of denim that I didn’t own. I have been looking for a pair of relaxed skinny denim for a while now, but couldn’t find one that was quite right. I finally settled on these AG The Beau slouchy jeans, which are the perfect shade of blue and just the right amount of fading. I think I probably could have gone down a size, if such was available, but despite the hip slippage, I still find myself reaching for these fairly¬†often.

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AG The Beau Slouchy Denim / Ann Taylor Mila Pumps (Black suede) / 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel (Large) / Babaton Carmichael Coat / J.Crew Button Down Shirt / Jacob Turtleneck (similar) / Forever21 Rings

These suede pumps are from Ann Taylor and they are beauties. However, I do find the edges of these shoes to be quite a bit sharper around the heel and ankle opening than the leather version. I will need to put in some heel pads and rub the edges down to help soften them up, otherwise I foresee plenty of bandaids in my future. They also come in a gorgeous red and navy blue. Consider going down a half size if your feet are on the narrower side.

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Mini

This blog has gone on for upwards of six years now, and I think this might actually be the first time I have ever showcased¬†a mini skirt. It’s been a long time since I’ve allowed¬†a mini to have a place in my wardrobe, but for $35, I didn’t have a whole lot to lose. Also, I thought it would go fabulously¬†with these Stuart Weitzman Highstreet OTK boots. These boots¬†happen to be eligible for $125 off at Neiman Marcus right now with code NEWYEAR until 01/13/2017. They run a bit long, but the same as my Stuart Weitzman 50/50.

Mini skirt + Stuart Weitzman Highstreet Boots + Chloe FayeMini skirt + Stuart Weitzman Highstreet Boots + Chloe Faye Mini skirt + Stuart Weitzman Highstreet Boots + Chloe Faye Mini skirt + Stuart Weitzman Highstreet Boots + Chloe FayeBauble Bar Axelia Choker Necklace / Stuart Weitzman Highstreet Over the knee boots / Aritzia Blouse / Forever21 Rings / Chloe Faye Medium Flap Bag / Talula by Aritzia Primrose skirt

One of my favorite jewelry purchases of 2016 was this gold choker necklace from Bauble Bar. It can be tied or allowed to hang freely around the neck and give a little extra visual interest without going overboard on an otherwise pretty minimalist ensemble.I also purchased the black leather version that is also extremely popular at the moment, but I find myself always reaching for this one.
Mini skirt + Stuart Weitzman Highstreet Boots + Chloe Faye + Bauble Bar Axelia Choker

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