Leather & Sweater Weather

On a warmish winter day in the Northeast it’s sometimes extremely difficult for me to figure out how to dress for the weather. Coat or no coat? Tights or bare legs? Long sleeves or sleeveless?

Similar to fall, layering goes a long way when it comes to feeling cozy and weather appropriate. Winter decided to take a break last weekend and hit us with a bit of warmth. Spring is, indeed, in the air. I eventually decided on a sweater dress, a faux leather jacket, and leather over the knee boots for my transitional outfit as I strolled around the city with my boyfriend.

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My favorite piece of the getup is the badass Calvin Klein boots that I randomly found these boots on major clearance at a Backstage Macy’s store (sadly, no where on the interwebs has it as cheap). Let me tell you, even though they do not look like it, THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR walking, and I spent my Saturday doing just that!

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B.B. Dakota Sweater Dress / Forever 21 Faux Leather Jacket (similar here) / Calvin Klein Over the Knee Boots / Rebecca Minkoff Love Jumbo Crossbody / H&M Belt

 

All Black Everything

I am a huge color fan, but I often get into moods where black is my favorite color. This was one of them. I wanted something cute, quick, and simple for fall date night with my beau so I threw on a turtleneck dress, booties, and a long gold necklace. Black basics are so versatile, so even though I kept it pretty minimalistic here there’s so much that you can do with these pieces.

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Forever 21 Dress (similar here and here) / Clark’s Booties / Coach Purse (similar here)

Holiday Jumpsuit

Getting dressed should be simple because – let’s face it – life gets crazy. I find the two best ways to do this are (a) a highly curated closet and (b) one piece staples like dresses & jumpsuits.

The holiday season may be the craziest time of the year with work, traveling, events, and gifting. This tomato red jumpsuit from Zara is a perfect space saver when it comes to packing and completely food-baby friendly with its crossover silhouette. I don’t have to think much when I throw it on, plus it’s a stand-out jumpsuit that doubles as a maxi dress from the front. Even better – it’s super affordable, but looks high-end.

Did I mention I’m in love?

I coincidentally had an old clutch the same shade of red as the jumpsuit, which I thought paired well without looking too basic or over-the-top. Adding in a black jacket and black shoes (pictures coming soon) pulled it all together without taking away any of the jumpsuit’s shine.

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Zara Jumpsuit / Kut From the Kloth Jacket / BCBG Generation Shoes / H&M Clutch (similar here and here)

Cozy Chic

What’s that silly saying – no white after Labor Day? Yeah, not in my book. I love my bootcut white jeans, a year-round closet staple for years. Since the cooler months are slowly peaking in I decided to pair them with an ultra bright, comfortable sweater and basic black booties for this fall outfit.

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Forever 21 Cropped Sweater / White Jeans (similar here & here) / Clarks Booties / Forever 21 Clutch

All in the Details

I’m such a sucker for unique twists on anything and everything, this bag and jumpsuit are no exception. You wear clothes every day (unless you’re part of a nudist colony or work from home naked), so why not make sure that they’re fun?! I was lucky to find this beautiful jumpsuit with crochet and pompom details on sale while walking around the city a few weeks ago. I paired it with the most colorful purse I own for instant happy vibes.

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The Jetset Diaries Sao Paulo Crochet Jumpsuit / Love Birds LA Friday Clutch