Layer me up

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As of late, I’ve found my wardrobe seems to evolve over the course of the day.  Layers go on, jackets come off, hair gets pulled back…you get the picture.  Weather and the types of meetings I have usually influence these shifts.  I decided instead of lugging around a massive bag full of clothing options, why not embrace how each piece can become part of a more interesting collaboration.

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Leather jacket: Veda (similar here & here), Sweater: Madewell (similar here & here), Stripe dress: French Connection (similar here & here), Boots: Rag & Bone (love this color & these), Clutch: Elizabeth & James (similar here), Sunnies: Wayne Cooper. Ring-Chelsea Markets (similar here).

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Investment x Budget

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I have always been a huge proponent of investment pieces that will be in your closet for years.  However; adding key accessories, colors and styles can give “old faithful’s” a new outlook on life.  I have a black cashmere dress from Rag & Bone that I invested in years ago.  It’s super soft and is a fantastic staple piece.  With the addition of new season colors and prints that remain in the budget friendly category, mixing trends with staples is a cinch!

Studded pump: Sole Society, Chambray shirt: Madewell, Sweater:J. Crew, Skirt: Madewell, Bootie: Nasty Gal x Jeffrey Campbell, Leather jacket: Madewell x Veda, Flats: ModCloth, OTK boots: Steve Madden, Bag: Sole Society, Necklace: Adia Kibur, Bracelet: Sole Society

Layer up

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This week was insanely busy, with the highlight being the delivery of our 28 boxes arriving from Sydney.  While I was elated to be reunited with my clothes, I have come to several conclusions:

1. It may be possible to own to many pairs of jeans (my husband would have had a full on panic attack if he had been around for the unpacking of my “denim boxes”).

2. Boxes in large groups can be gang like and scary.

3. International moves are a completely different undertaking all together.

As I’ve attempted to “break up the gang” of towering boxes, I am grateful that their arrival has been perfect timing with the onset of Winter.  Many of my layering pieces were on this boat and from what I hear, NYC Winters are brutal. A couple extra layers couldn’t hurt!

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Jacket: Veda-old (similar here & here), Jeans: Rag & Bone (also here), Sweater: Rollas-old (similar here), Collared shirt: Weathered (similar here), Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Sunnies: Wayne Cooper (similar here), Hat: Rag & Bone (also similar here), Clutch: Sophie Hulme.

Shades of gray

As you can tell by now, I have a small obsession with jeans.  It’s always a huge challenge for me to decide on the shortlist each season: investment pieces vs. fun, colorful trends.  I usually cave and end up with both in some capacity.

I can’t say enough about Rag & Bone/jean and when I saw these with their cool faded black hue and perfectly placed tatters, I had to have them.  As a loyal J brand and Current/Elliott fan (still am of course), I was pleasantly surprised with my first experience trying on R&B jeans.  The fit is spot on and the washes are what set them apart from the rest of the pack.

Jeans: Rag & Bone/jean (here & here), Leather jacket: Veda (here & similar here), Top: Patterson J. Kincaid (similar here & here), Clutch: Christian Louboutin (Similar here & here), Shoes: Christian Louboutin (similar here, here & here), Watch: Michelle (similar here & here), Sunglasses: Wayne Cooper (similar here, here & here), Lips: MAC “Vegas Volt”,