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Once again, New York weather cannot make up it’s mind.  My carefully packed Moncler coat has now come out for an encore performance given the 30 degree drop from last week and the current blizzard hitting Manhattan. I have to admit, it’s a bit deflating when my new espadrilles have to be put back in their box.

Although dark colors always accompany cold weather for me, a bright pop of color is always a pick me up.  I had been waiting for literally years for the perfect Chanel red flap.  As may Chanel lovers know, red is a popular color and not always available each season. When I laid eyes on this beauty, it was love at first sight.  The color is amazing and so happy.  I will definitely wear this year round but it’s the perfect cure for Winter blues.

Fur scarf: Barneys (similar here & here), Sweater: Nordstrom (also here), Denim: Topshop (ripped version here),  Shoes: Gianvito Rossi (similar here & here-40% off!), Sunnies: Barton Perreira (similar here), Bag: Chanel (similar here, here & here).

 

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I have been obsessed recently with adding a pair of tuxedo denim to my collection.  My typical purchases, as per my previous posts are classic, safe and sometimes, let’s be honest, boring.  The conversation in my head goes something like this: “OMG how cute are theses! The stripe is so different. Wait, can I wear these in a year’s time?  Are they to trendy? Do I want to spend $300 on a pair of non-classic denim?”  And round and round we go.

The fact of the matter is, fashion should be fun.  Yes you want the bulk of your wardrobe to be timeless but the pieces with personality that make your heart sing are the reason getting dressed is fun.  Are these overstepping my line of comfort-no, and honestly they are classic, but something feels special when I slip these on vs. my stock standard pair of dark wash (fill in designer here).

Sweater: Intermix (also love this & this one), Denim: 10 Crosby (similar here & here), Sunnies: Le Specs, Shoes: Gianvito Rossi (similar here), Bag: Celine.

 

Best of…..Shoes!!!

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With sale season well underway, it’s a fantastic time to snap up investment shoes at a steal.  Most of the majors (Barneys, Nordstrom, Saks and Bergdorf) have marked down stock 30-45%.  Time to snag some goodies before they’re all gone!

(Top left to right clockwise)-Suede bootie: Acne, Scallop flat: Chloe, Coral pump: Manolo Blahnik, Leopard flats: Jimmy Choo, Metallic pump: Jimmy Choo, Blue strappy heel: Aquazzura, Wrap flat: Valentino, Suede bootie: Aquazzura, Patent pump: Gianvito Rossi, Kitty flat: Charlotte Olympia.

 

 

Roots

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After some much needed time off, my little clan headed down South to spend Thanksgiving with my family.  It was Pepper’s second time on a plane and he did so well (even met the captain). It was also the first holiday without Nanna which was hard but also nice to visit some of the places we use to go when I visited.  As I was heading towards Cameron Village (our lunch spot was always the Village Deli), I noticed the gates were open to Tatton Hall-a stunning estate flanked with the last of the Fall leaves. Everything about the grounds were Southern and provided the perfect backdrop for some photos.

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Top: Intermix,-30% off today! Denim: Topshop (also here), Shoes: Gianvito Rossi (also love these), Bag: YSL (also love this one), Sunnies: Tom Ford, Bracelet: Vita Fede, Nails: Tom Ford.

 

Classic remixed

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I’m always a fan of investing in anything classic.  A good camel coat, the perfect pair of black skinny jeans-pieces that work with everything.  I good fur collar falls into this bucket, which I already acquired from my Nanna. However; I fell in love with a slight twist on the classic fur collar opting for this navy version.  I love the contrast the deep blue gives and can’t wait to pair my new fuzzy with everything this Winter!

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Denim: Frame, Fur collar: Surell (25% off with code Holiday)-faux version here & here, Jacket: IRO, Booties: Gianvito Rossi (similar here & here-25% off with holiday), Turtleneck: Set (similar here & here), Sunnie: Oliver Peoples (similar here-25% off with holiday), Bag and polish: Chanel.

 

Hello November!

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It seems like over the coarse of a weekend, Central Park went from fresh, green leaves to brilliant shades of fiery red and golden ombres.  With candy corn and pumpkin pies now being old news (but so yummy), November is well and truly off and running.

Saks has already adorned their first floor with their trademark garland, sparking the urge for peppermint lattes and window gazing.  Knowing the big apple typically becomes an ice block in December/January, I relish this time of year, when layering can actually be cute and walks in Central Park are paved with golden leaves vs. mounds of snow.

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Jacket: Banana Republic, Booties: Gianvito Rossi (similar here & here), Top: ATM, Hat: Intermix (similar here), Sunnies: Celine, Pin: Chanel, Bag: Celine, Denim: Topshop (similar here).

 

 

Neutral territory

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Always one to hang on to warm weather as long as I can, I am slowly easing into Fall (at least my accessories are).  I’ve always invested in good accessories.  Bags, shoes, sunnies-all are key pieces that if purchased with some thought, can carry you through every season.  I always gravitate towards a version of a neutral as these colors are the way I go with many of my investment pieces.

The warmth of my bag and suede texture my shoes added just the right nod to Fall.

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Shoes: Gianvito Rossi (also love these), Denim: J Brand (also here), Top: Zara (similar here), Hat: Rag & Bone (similar here), Bag: Saint Laurent (love this & this color), Sunnies: Tom Ford