the better boyfriend

I fell in love with this jacket from the second I first saw it.  It’s like the one you stole from you boyfriend in school and never returned… but better!  The cut, the comfort, everything… oh did I mention the comfort, is perfect!  Not to mention it’s missing the dingy boyfriend smell that sometimes came with stealing said article of clothing.  Thankfully now a days I chose a man who showers frequently so I don’t have to worry about dingy scents when swiping sweaters.

Zara Longline Military Coat (9 of 1)Zara Longline Military Coat (2 of 1)Zara Longline Military Coat (5 of 1)Zara Longline Military Coat (1 of 1)

Zara Jacket (old sale find) similar here | Longline Tunic | Faux Leather Skinnies | Vamp Ankle Booties | Aritzia Faux Fur Stole (old) love this option | Crossbody bag

split decision

“I’m sorry if I seem uninterested
Or I’m not listenin’ or I’m indifferent
Truly, I ain’t got no business here
But since my friends are here
I just came to kick it but really
I would rather be at home all by myself not in this room
With people who don’t even care about my well-being
I don’t dance, don’t ask, I don’t need a boyfriend
So you can go back, please enjoy your party
I’ll be here, somewhere in the corner under clouds of marijuana
With this boy who’s hollering I can hardly hear
Over this music I don’t listen to and I don’t wanna get with you
So tell my friends that I’ll be over here”

– “Here” Alessia Cara

Zara Split Studio Skirt (1 of 1)Zara Split Studio Skirt (5 of 1)Zara Split Studio Skirt (4 of 1)

Boda Skins Leather Jacket (save here) | Cream Chunky Knit (I love it so much I also got it in grey) | Zara Studio Skirt with Slits (sold out) nearly identical here | Over the Knee Suede Kitten Heel Boots | Bag | Sunglasses

finishing touch

I have always been a huge fan of brooches, especially unique vintage finds, clustered together.  While I’ve always been a fan it hasn’t been up until recently that I actually moved into the execution phase of this obsession.  Blame it on my pickiness, I knew exactly what I wanted and was unwilling to settle – come to think of it I have always been that way!  With my ever growing collection I now have the perfect finishing touch for any look!

ASOS WHITE Funnel Neck Midi Dress in Block Stripe (3 of 1)ASOS WHITE Funnel Neck Midi Dress in Block Stripe (1 of 1)Chanel Brooches Vintage (6 of 1)ASOS WHITE Funnel Neck Midi Dress in Block Stripe (4 of 1)ASOS WHITE Funnel Neck Midi Dress in Block Stripe (2 of 1)

Forever 21 Duster (old) great option here | Zip Back ‘Brick’ Dress (speaking of stripes how amazing is this trench?!)| Over the Knee Suede Boots (50% off) | Crossbody Box Bag | Oversized Black Sunglasses (I may or may not have both colorways) | Vintage Chanel Brooches (great options here and here)

ivory lane

I think it’s safe to say that my go-to winter wardrobe this year has been one of two things, sneakers and leather skinnies or skirts and over the knee boots.  Not only is the combination easy and comfortable but it’s incredibly chic and works for the office.  Winter has always been my favorite time of year because I am a layers girl, bundle me up and I am one happy camper… even if at times I find myself looking like the little boy out of “A Chrismas Story”, who needs to be able to move their arms anyways?!

Gray Over the Knee Boots (6 of 1)Gray Over the Knee Boots (8 of 1)Gray Over the Knee Boots (9 of 1)Gray Over the Knee Boots (10 of 1)

Forever 21 Coat (old) love this option | Asymmetrical Tunic (similar here) | Cream Pencil Skirt | Over the Knee Boots | Scarf (almost identical here) | Crossbody Bag | Cat Eye Sunglasses | Shark Tooth Ring

second skin

“Tried to keep you close to me,
But life got in between
Tried to square not being there
But think that I should’ve been
Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river, so I
Can stop for a minute and see where you hide
Hold back the river, hold back
Once upon a different life
We rode our bikes into the sky
But now we’re caught against the tide
Those distant days all flashing by”

-James Bay “Hold Back the River”

Topshop Faux leather Skinny Overall (1 of 1)Nike Roshe One DMB (5 of 1)Topshop Faux leather Skinny Overall (2 of 1)

Forever 21 Longline Duster (old) similar here | Chunky Black Turtleneck | Faux Leather Skinny Overalls | Textured Sneakers (also here)| Crossbody Bag

shag

Shaggy, cream, color blocked, goodness… that may or may not look like I threw the bathroom rug over my shoulders.  Do I care?  No not really, because I am completely and utterly obsessed with the uniqueness and color palette of this shagadelic beauty.  Now if only Elizabeth Hurley hadn’t swooped up Austin Powers…

Tularosa Dylan Jacket (15 of 1)Tularosa Dylan Jacket (5 of 1)Tularosa Dylan Jacket (14 of 1)Tularosa Dylan Jacket (13 of 1)

Chevron Colorblock Jacket | Tunic Dress (such a chic, affordable, staple piece) | Boots (trust me, just do it!) | Vintage Hermes Scarf (similar here) | Bag

t-bird

I have a confession to make.  I am a traitor, lock me up and throw away the key… I am addicted to (almost) any and every Aussie label.  Maybe it goes along with that old saying “we all want what we don’t have” seeing as most of the Aussie’s I know drool over US labels… tradesies?!  The second I saw this dress I was head over heels in love.  I could see it working for casual days, dressed up days, and weathering any season effortlessly.  Paired this way it made me feel way more badass than I actually am (or maybe it’s just because I am rocking straight hair again lately)!

Decjuba Jessie Drop Waist MaxiDecjuba Jessie Drop Waist MaxiNasty Gal Vegan Leather Moto JacketNasty Gal Vegan Leather Moto JacketDecjuba Jessie Drop Waist Maxi

Decjuba Jessie Dress (limited sizes) love this option | Vegan Leather Moto Jacket | Loafer shoes | Purse | Sunglasses | Marrin Costello Anklet

bardot

My closet is an endless abyss of oversized, comfy, knits.  It doesn’t matter how many I have I will always feel as though I need “just one more”.  My husband may think differently but we will just not ask his for his input on the matter;).  They are so easy to grab as the perfect compliment for any fall or winter piece, skirts to trousers, a chunky knit goes with it all.

Side note: I PROMISE I will be back to my regular posting schedule next week!

Asos Orla Clog HeelAsos Orla Clog HeelAsos Orla Clog Heel

Bardot Sweater | Merlot Faux Leather Joggers (old) loving these | Studded clogs | Coat (old) similar here | Ear Crawler | Chunky 70’s ring

the cool down

So last night I went to bed and it was 70 degrees, today I woke up and the high was 48.  Okay, well maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration but I swear we did drop 20 degrees out of nowhere without warning.  Do I hate it? No.  Quite the opposite actually, I love fall and winter.  However, I do prefer when they give me a slight bit of warning about their pending arrival so that I don’t forget my coat on a regular basis.

H&M Oversized Gray Wool SweaterJimmy Choo Devout PumpChanel Jumbo Flat Quilted BagAritzia Gray Faux Fur StoleFaux Leather Joggers

Grey Oversized Sweater | Longline Split Tank | Faux Leather Joggers | Aritzia Stole (sold out) this one is on my lust list | White Slingback Pumps (old) black version here.

fading hearts

Slighty, but not completely, unconventional.  I love wearing pieces in an unexpected way.  While dresses over pants, and blazers as capes, are nothing new and two things I can’t take credit for (as much as I may like to) they are just a couple of the tricks that I find myself turning to as the temperature drops and I am not ready to give up my favorite limb baring pieces.  Plus, let’s be completely honest, this dress never wants to move to the back of my closet, even if for just one season!

c-meo the label fading hearts dress (3 of 1)c-meo the label fading hearts dress (4 of 1)c-meo the label fading hearts dress (2 of 1)c-meo the label fading hearts dress (1 of 1)

Thin Stripe Boyfriend Blazer | High Neck Dress (worn as top) | Cigarette Trousers | Valentino Carmen Mod Heel (old) love thesethese and these | Chanel Bag | Oversized Black Sunglasses (very affordable)