Lavender

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I firmly believe long stretches of cold can affect the mood and coming from Sydney, I was completely unprepared for what lay in store here.

I found the best recourse was a fluffy lavender scarf partnered with a cozy sweater dress.  It’s still sub zero but at least I’m warm and swaddled in a happy color 🙂

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Sweater dress: Asos, Earrings: Gemma Redux, Jacket: Doma (similar here & love this merlot one), Scarf: Calypso (similar here), Sunnies: Wayne Cooper.

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Black and white is such a no brainer for me, and when I came across this fantastic little shirt dress, I knew the  possibilities were endless.  Tattered denim and a pop of red pulled everything together.

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Dress: Asos, Jacket: Abercrombie~old (similar here – ON SALE! & here), Necklaces: Vintage (similar here & here), Bauble Bop, Piperlime (similar here), Clutch: Sophie Hulme, Sunnies: Westward Leaning.

Neon Lights

neonlightscrossbNYC has seen it’s fair share of snow recently.  Being a Southerner, this is the most I’ve experienced in my lifetime.  With the City being blanketed in white for the better part of January, I found my obnoxiously bright hat and sweater were perfect against the snow.  I have quickly learned happy colors are a must in order to survive Winter here ~That or a trip to Bora Bora 🙂

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Coat: Burberry (other color here & love this similar one), Sweater: J. Crew (similar here), Beanie: J. Crew (similar here & here),  Jeans: AG Jeans (also love these), Sunnies: Westward Leaning, Clutch: Sophie Hulme (also love in black), Shoes: Superga X The Row (tan version here & basic high top here & black basic version ).

ZipZip

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I am having a major leather crush at the moment. Having come from Sydney, it really was never cold enough to have an abundance of pieces, but with NYC still smack dab in the middle of frigid weather, my leather collection is front and center.

I had been on the hunt for the perfect leather skirt for quite some time now and felt butterflies when I came across this one.  It ticked all the boxes and bonus, it can be worn many different ways.  Zippers have become the new “it” detail on everything from denim to leather. My leather pencil can have a side zip, back zip or front zip.  Perfection for a fabulous staple with a multitude of options.

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Leather skirt: Nicholas (also love this one. Vegan version here ), Clutch: Sophie Hulme (in black here, also love this one), Sweater: Rag & Bone (similar here & here), Sunnies: Karen Walker (also here),  Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Bracelet: J. Crew, Lips: Makeup Forever.

Winter Wine

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Wine is one of those colors that can act as a neutral or even be a pop of color during Winter.  This was the reasoning behind my color choice for these leather pants.  Leather is an investment, which usually has me leaning towards the always popular black option, but the fig has been on surprisingly high rotation all season.

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Leather pants: Current Elliott (coated version here & and this version are amazing.  Similar version here), Chambray top: Blank NYC (similar here & here), Shoes: Joie (similar here), Sunnies: Wayne Cooper (similar here), Watch: Nixon (similar here), Clutch: Clare Vivier.

Stripes//Print

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This weekend was so lovely and relaxing, and also happened to be the start of my 2 week long birthday celebration. (One day is never enough).  Drinks with friends, gorgeous and thoughtful gifts and an amazing dinner at Daniel (where I was fortunate enough to meet the culinary genius himself!).  By the time Sunday rolled around, I was ready to play mix up with some of my favorite prints and enjoy a lazy stroll through the West Village.

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Scarf: Theodora & Callum (also here), Jeans: J Brand (also love these), Tee: Nordstrom (similar here & here),  Shoes: Mulberry (similar here & here), Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Clutch: ELA (also love this one), Watch: Nixon.

Winter in Central Park

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Although the snow stopped several days ago, the evidence is still everywhere.  Central Park is a favorite destination with it’s dusted trees and various sledding shenanigans happening on every steep incline.  Layering was my method of choice to keep out the chill.

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Jacket: Doma (similar here & vegan version here), Sweater: Madewell-sold out (similar here & here), Plaid dress (worn under sweater): Vanishing Elephant (similar here & here), Boots: Hunter x Rag & Bone (also love these), Clutch: Elizabeth and James-sold out (similar  here & here), Tights: Wolford, Sunnies: Westward Leaning.