Emerald

I am pretty much a creature of habit when it comes to the color palettes that dominate my wardrobe.  I always seem to gravitate towards my comfort zone of hues, which is why the deep emerald green of this top was something I could not resist.

I have always had a slight fear of green, considering I do not own a single item in any shade.  With Fall looming and an upcoming trip planned to the States, I took the plunge……and was pleasantly surprised.  Not only is the color memorizing, but the drape detailing is fantastic!  Bring on the pumpkin pie, crisp air and falling leaves.

Top: Tibi, Jeans: Blank NYC, Shoes: Mulberry (similar here & here), Bag: Mulberry Alexia (similar here & here), Jewels: Iosselliani stack ring (similar here & here), Dannijo bracelet, vintage gold link (similar here), Sunnies: Karen Walker (similar here), Lips: Chanel in Pirate

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Layers

With the seasons changing, the weather can quite literally be sweltering one minute and chilly the next, which is why layering is a must for me.  Other than being practical (something I’m not usually referred to as), adding layers creates texture and complexity and can make an outfit a bit more interesting.

I am a loyal Current/Elliott devotee when it comes to their amazingly comfortable jeans.  The brands street chic vibe is also seen throughout their cozy sweatshirts and effortless tees.  Since ripping through the packaging (like a 5 yr old on Christmas morning), to reveal the cool, gray leopard print, I have worn this top with everything.  Cheesy I know, but the “cool” factor is undeniable when wearing anything Current/Elliott.

Sweatshirt: Current/Elliott, Chambray top: Nordstrom, Jean: J brand, Shoes: Mulberry (similar here, here & here), Sunnies: Wayne Cooper (similar here), Clutch: Clare Vivier, Bracelets: vintage (similar here)

Anorak

For rainy days, cooler afternoons or a walk along the beach, the anorak is my go to jacket.  It’s literally the most versatile piece in my closet when it comes to outerwear.  One of my favorite inspirations is the many ways Olivia Palermo tootles around town in her army green version of this piece.  For a more polished look, I love adding a colorful or military inspired belt to cinch the waist of this laid back jacket.

~I also love this & this~

Jacket: Weathered -exclusive to Incu (also similar here, here & here), Dress: Minnie Rose (similar here, here & here), Boots: Dior-old (similar here & here ), Necklace: Zara (similar here & here), Sunnies: Wayne Cooper: (similar here), Bracelets: Gold link-vintage (love this one here), Lips: Makeup forever #40, Nails: OPI “Monsooner or later”

Lady like

The pencil skirt is one of those key pieces that is always in fashion and seems to re-invent itself each season.  A fabulous print can be an amazing statement or even a bold color can instantly update this basic.  I love the soft peach and subtle peplum of this skirt.  The animal accessories update this lady like look and give it and edgy twist.

~Other pencil’s I love here, here & here~

Top: Helmut Lang (also similar here), Skirt: Zara, Belt: Fendi-old (similar here, here & here), Shoes: Mulberry-old (similar here & here), Sunnies: Tom Ford, Baubles: Vintage gold link bracelet (similar here), pearl, Sylvia Benson bracelet,  Lips: Makeup Forever #40

Color me

When the weather is chilly, I always gravitate toward richer more neutral colors, and with Fall right around the corner, the darker siblings of summer’s neons and pastels are everywhere.  I decided to rebel with a bit of hot pink, which quickly transformed my simple, black dress and booties into something  lighter.  A brightly colored blazer is a closet staple for me.  It works for every season and always is reminiscent of the warmer months….which is a must for me during winter!

~Colored blazers I love (here & here)~

Blazer: Zara-old (similar here & here), Dress: Theyskens Theory, Belt: B-low the belt-old (similar here), Booties: Barney’s (similar here).  Bag: Alexander Wang (similar here & here), Sunnies: Tom Ford

Leather pop

With Autumn right around the corner, cozy knits, harvest hues and leather are everywhere.  Last year I invested in a buttery soft pair of Current/Elliott fig leather pants-I loved the variation in color from the basic black.  This season, I went in search for the perfect black leather addition to my wardrobe.  Being mildly obsessed with everything Rag & Bone, I knew the Jodhpur leather legging was my fall must have.  The paneling gives the perfect amount of edge to the basic black jean and is a fabulous twist on the leather trend.
~Other pops of leather I love (here, here, here & here)~

Jeans: Rag & Bone/jean, Tee: Nation LTD (similar here & here), Clutch: Clare Vivier (similar here & here), Bracelet: Iosselliani- sold out (similar here & here), Booties: Christian Louboutin – old (similar here, here & here), Sunnies: Tom Ford (here & here), Nails: Chanel Delicatesse, Lips: Makeup forever #40