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

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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

The Levi’s Tee.

Between Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Levi’s, it’s clear that those classic all-American brands are back on the upswing. Not complaining!

I was so happy to grab this one-of-a-kind distressed Levi’s tee from Mustard Yellow. With winter on its way, this piece is perfect under a denim jacket with some tights and killer boots, of course.

 

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So Hot Right Now: Velvet.

It’s no surprise that velvet is everywhere right now. From slip dresses to shoes to suiting, there isn’t much that this on-trend fabric hasn’t touched. I got this velvet romper… yes, those are shorts!… recently and can’t get over how versatile it is. Layering under is a serious trend right now, so I tossed on a leotard underneath and called it a day: simple! When it comes to looking put together with minimal effort, it’s all about standout pieces that are easy and comfortable, just like these.

 

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Romper: Urban Outfitters | Leotard: Urban Outfitters | Sneakers: Adidas