winter wild

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jacket <willow & clay>, top <j.crew>, skirt <diane von furstenberg>, boots <pour la victoire>, bag <antik batik>, tights <target>

it’s beginning to feel a lot like winter.  cold, windy and a bit miserable.  luckily, faux fur jackets are with us for another season.  i couldn’t live without my collection of wild faux furs (more to come in future posts).  these make my winter blues a little bit better and a little more wild.  they are a good reason for a cold winter.  for this look, i kept my hair swept up in a bun as the jacket provides just enough flounce.  since i’m a huge fan of high boots, these gray pair are perfect and offsets the other colors a bit.  even though flat, they still appear dressy.  my only hope is – no one reports a bigfoot sighting.

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fall foliage

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blazer <rachel rachel roy>, dress <moulinette soeurs>, headband <zara>, shoes <pink>, clutch <banana republic>, bracelets <variety>

this dress has transcended several years. and, every year in the fall i make an effort to wear this dress for a special occasion.  it’s perfect for a fall wedding or holiday party.  the gold detailing and cascading skirt is so romantic.  i thought this embellished headband would add some extra romance! while technically it’s still autumn (some days it feels more wintry), this dress has become part of my perfect fall attire.

thrifty thrill

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blazer <h&m>, top <fei>, skirt <vintage>, booties <topshop>, necklace <from blue seven>

these are my new favorite pair of booties.  their tapestry embroidered print is unique and draws so many compliments.  they are versatile and can be dressed up or down.  they are comfortable to boot!  i bought this leather skirt at a consignment store with a redline price of $4.  it was below-the-knee in length and looked pretty frumpy.  i deconstructed the skirt, shortened it and came up with this far cuter, up-to-date version.  i struggled to find shoes to complement the skirt.  leather shoes wouldn’t quite work (too much leather).  these booties are perfect!  to top off the look, the cobalt blue blazer adds a pop of color; blue and tan make a perfect pair anyway.  for winter, tights and a fur jacket will work well with this leather skirt.  can’t wait to wear this thrifty thrill again.  talk about a good investment!