The Leopard Coat.

Using my go-to basics as the foundation of a look is a no brainer; all that’s left is to throw on a killer coat and some boots. I’m obsessed with the high ankle style of this pair from Public Desire.

 

 

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And this just in…

I’m happy to share that I am partnering with ALEX AND ANI in support of the American Cancer Society. 20% of the proceeds from the Celebrate Today bangle go to the cause. Shopping definitely feels even better when you can give back in the process. I love that ALEX AND ANI creates bracelets with a cause  and works with various organizations to help give back via it’s Charity by Design line – we need more of that in the world! To purchase and participate, shop via the link below!

Coat: Zara | Turtleneck: Zara | Jeans:BDG at Urban Outfitters | Boots: Public Desire | Celebrate Today Bangle: ALEX AND ANI

Currently Coveting: Athleisure.

Let’s be honest: athleisure is not a new concept. It’s been at least a year since this trend took over the fashion world and here we still are… passing off sweats as fashion and calling it street style. Don’t get me wrong – I’m obsessed. It’s brilliant – genius even. Anything that makes my most comfortable clothes acceptable in the outdoor world is 100% Jessica Approved. Winking Face on Apple iOS 10.2

So, how do you style your athleisure gear to feel on-trend? Try throwing on fishnets under a pair of sweats or wear a matching sweatshirt and pant with some pointed-toe boots. If you style your casual pieces with something unexpected, you’re sure to look street style chic. (Cliché, yet appropriate!)

Shop some of my athleisure picks below:

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Del Toro Sneaker | Prada Jacket | Adidas Sweatpants | Vans Leather Sneaker | Aritzia Pants | Adidas Sneaker | Vetements Backpack | Born X Raised T-Shirt at Bodega | Our Psychic Hearts Hoodie | Champion Beanie

 

 

Winter Outerwear.

There’s no denying that the cold weather is officially here in New England. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m all for an eye-catching coat, but when it’s 20°, you just might need something warm and functional.

PS – I told you fishnets were back! Wear under jeans for some extra layers.

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Hat: Nordstrom | Coat: J. Crew | Sweater: Madewell | Jeans: J. Crew | Tights: Forever 21 | Chelsea Boots: J. Crew | Bandana: Urban Outfitters | Bag: Casablanc Market

See some of my cold weather picks below:

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The Arrivals Aachen Women’s Deerskin Gloves $95 | Joseph Man Wool and Cashmere Coat $995 | The Elder Statesman Ribbed Cashmere Beanie $265 | Nicole Benisti Down Parka $1,400 | Adidas Knit Beanie $25 | Zara Masculine Double Breasted Coat $169 | Acne Studios Canada Ivory White Scarf $180 | Acne Studios Fayette Black Leather Jacket $3,300

Leather and Fishnets.

Fishnets are so back in style it’s like we’re back in the 90’s punk/grunge era all over again. Although I was hesitant at first, they are definitely my favorite winter accessory this season. More to come on how I style them with pants and denim.

 
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Coat: Nordstrom | Sweater: Zara | Hat: Goorin Bros. | Skirt: American Apparel | Tights: Forever 21 | Boots: J.Crew

New Orleans.

After a week down in Louisiana, I’m beginning to think New Orleans might be the most picturesque city in America. There’s so much character in the atmosphere from the architecture to the street bands. Check out my must-do’s below!

Eat& Drink.

Seaworthy. You may be able to take the girl out of New England, but you can’t take New England out of the girl… which is how we found ourselves at Seaworthy. A luxurious seafood based restaurant with a great oyster selection. *heart eyes emoji*

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Josephine Estelle. I’d call this menu modern Italian? Maybe? Anyway, the food is fantastic and the atmosphere is relaxed yet upscale.

Sylvain. This small French Quarter spot has a perfect courtyard and a unique menu. You must get the fried eggplant and burrata to start!

Stay.

International House. A boutique hotel with an elaborate, NYC feel.

ACE Hotel. Located slightly outside of the bustle of the French Quarter, ACE is completely sleek. Plus, it has a rooftop bar and some of the best restaurants I tried. (AKA Seaworthy and Josephine Estelle as noted.)

Catahoula Hotel. This quaint boutique hotel comes complete with a great coffee bar and cocktail selection, an intimate rooftop bar and photo-worthy industrial décor. Highly recommended!

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Play.

Frenchmen Street. If you’re looking for nightlife and music without exactly the same vibe as Bourbon Street, Frenchmen is the place to go!

Shopping. For the men out there, NOLA is filled with streetwear and sneaker spots. Friend, a men’s store featuring indie designers, was one of the stand-outs, which has Freda, a similar spot for the ladies, right next door. There’s many more shops I could name, but part of the fun was stumbling upon them unexpectedly, so I want you to do the same!

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In addition, some more popular attractions include the Lafayette Cemetery and The Carousel Bar, which I also highly recommend making time for.

The [Casual] Blazer.

I’ll admit – I have a love/hate relationship with blazers. I often think they look way too corporate and find they are difficult to style outside of a professional atmosphere (maybe that’s the accountant in me). So, I’ve been trying to put my blazers to use as weekend wear.

 

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Here’s what I’ve found: 1. Roll the sleeves. Instant casual vibe. 2. Pair it with items that definitely wouldn’t be seen in a work setting – IE a crop top or distressed denim. Shop some of my top picks below.

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  1. Topshop Slinky 80’s Blazer | 2. Zara Velvet Jacket | 3. Mango Textured Wool Blazer |4. LOÉIL Roberta Velvet Blazer | 5. Givenchy Blazer