black lace & leather

Faux Leather Jacket (similar here), Lace Cami (similar here), BDG Denim Black Skinny Jeans, Steve Madden High Ankle Boots

I’ve managed to wear some variation of this outfit almost every weekend for the past several weeks. A silky black cami with lace is one of my all-time favorite layering pieces. For this look, I opted for a tight tuck into high-waisted black skinny jeans. But I also love wearing this versatile top under a under a low v-neck sweater, or with a chunky, longline cardigan, or even poking out from a flannel. Subtle lace goes a long way in any ensemble, whether it be the focal point in an edgier outfit or a peek-a-boo feature in a cozier collection.  Continue reading LACED



Faux-Leather Jacket (similar here), Silk Scarf (similar here), H&M Top with Back Detail, Levi’s High-Waist Jeans (similar here), Loafers

This square scarf is hands-down my most versatile accessory. It adds those fancy French feels to any outfit, and the subdued colors make for easy matching. I got this posh piece from Urban Outfitters a couple years ago, and I’ve been finding new ways to wear it ever since. My favorite way (and probably the most intuitive) is in a simple knot around my neck. The trick to pulling this off is to tie it loosely enough to not look stuffy, but high enough to maintain some balance and so the ends have shape. For optimal Parisian vibes, a red lip and chic loafers are très bon (thanks Google).  Continue reading PARDON MY FRENCH


Steve Madden High Ankle Boots,  Silence + Noise Faux Leather Jacket (similar here),  AGOLDE Skinny JeansSweater, Ear Crawler (similar here)

I’m not trying to be dramatic or anything, but I think I want to be buried in these boots when I die. I’ve actually never been that much of a shoe person; I have a strong liking for loafers and tend to shy away from vibrant colors or a heel higher than 2 inches. But when I heard the Hallelujah chorus (read: saw the sale sign) that fateful day as I walked into Steve Madden, I knew. I love velvet, I love this shade of blue, I love the high ankle, and the sturdy block heel is enough to help me get over my height hang-up. Continue reading BLUE VELVET


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H&M Sweater, Scarf (similar here), Earrings, Booties (similar here)

Close your eyes, and imagine for a moment that you’re a female in your twenties who hates fall. The stuff of nightmares, right? For whatever unjust reason, the first crisp days of the season do not instill in me the same excitement for flannel and folk music that they do in almost everyone I know. Quite the contrary: it sends me into what I like to call seasonal depression, and what a less dramatic person would recognize as a general distaste for cold weather. Continue reading WARMING UP TO IT


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Tommy Hilfiger Trench Coat (similar here), J. Crew Scarf (similar here), H&M Sweater, GAP Blouse (similar here), Levi’s Jeans, Hunter Boots

Rarely do I want to even put on pants when the weather is anything but sunny and 85º, nonetheless actually leave my house. But for situations in which someone has the audacity make me do both, this pair of Hunters and my trench coat make it an easier process. Continue reading SAVE IT FOR YOUR RAINY DAY



Francesca’s Scrunchies, H&M Sweater (similar here), Levi’s Jeans, Steve Madden Boots (similar here)

That’s right, feast your eyes on a scrunchie even Blair Waldorf would approve of. I recently discovered these gorgeous velvet pieces at Francesca’s, and it took me nearly 15 minutes to decide on the pack I wanted. Continue reading SCRUNCHIE LEAVES