The One with the White Fur

Forty is the New Forty The weather is changing and it’s almost time to put away the winter furs…but not. quite. yet. 😉

This was a fun shoot for me and my faux-tographer baby girl! I was channelling my inner 70’s glam diva and having a ball the whole time. These boots are my favorite! I had to stop myself from getting another pair in burgundy this winter because they are all things sexy and funky! The coat is faux, which of course is all the rage right now, but I’m not above the real stuff (sorry PETA) and plan on investing in a gorgeous piece at some point in the future. In the meantime I’ll enjoy my faux and keep tapping into my inner Diana, the boss that is.

Coat: Thrifted but here are some fun options here and here; Top: H&M (old) but both of these here and here are pretty cool; Leggings: Zara (MY FAVORITE IN THE WHOLE WORLD <—- did you get that? My absolute FAVORITES.); Boots: Zara (old) and I honestly can’t find anything similar enough to recommend except maybe these. There will likely be more out in the Fall. I’ll keep y’all posted. Clutch Bag: Karma Soul (old) Karma is an amazing designer! She makes jewelry and handbags among other things and she is the sweetest person ever. You can also contact her here to ask questions about special orders or handbags.

P.S. I’ve had a few inquiries about my braids. The sister that does my hair is local (Philadelphia), reasonable and does amazing work. If you’re interested leave a message in the comments.




The One with the Lime Skirt & Fur

LimePeplum2These are actually from a few weeks ago. I wasn’t going to post them because the weather was starting to change – but then…20 degrees so.

I got this skirt a while back from asos in lime (and black – because I’m obsessive like that) and loved it so much I wanted to find a reason to dress up and wear it every day. The fur coat is a funky vintage find. I’m not gonna make you mad and tell you how much I paid (ok, I lied $30!!!!) but it would be worth so much more just for the lining and heavy, metal buttons alone. There is some shopping information below, but not much, I apologize.

(faux-tographer: Kaia Burke)

Coat: Vintage (similar-ish here and here); Blouse: Asos (sold out, but this is similar); Skirt: Asos (also sold out, but it also comes in this SICK black and white and this pink – be warned that these skirts are made of neoprene it looks fly, but it doesn’t give very much. I bought the pink and returned it, its really a faded, dusty rose); Shoes: Zara (old – but in case you want to invest in a pair of patent leather stilettos – and you should – try one of these: here or here or here)

The One with the Metallics

Mettalics2*singing* “Silver and Gold….silver and gold…I’d rather have Jesus…than Silver and Gold…”

Okay, that may or may not be inappropriate. I have a terrible barometer for that when it comes to funny. Funny wins.

Anyway, people always ask me about wearing silver and gold together because I have a set of silver bangles that I never take off and I often accessorize with gold costume jewelry. My canned answer is “so what.” Just like wearing white after labor day and matching your purse and shoes, I don’t subscribe to most “fashion rules” and this is certainly one of them. I saw these funky boots on Zara’s website and fell in love. My kid says they space-aged, but again, I don’t care. I LOVE them. Here’s the run down for the rest of the outfit.

Pants: Gap (old, but similar here and here); Blouse: J. Crew; Sweatshirt: J. Crew; Boots: Zara (sold out but these are so funky to me and if you want to splurge these are hot business as well.); Tote bag: Zara (also, sold out, but there are so many cute options, like this and this and (since we’re talking about metallics) this!); Bracelet: Banana Republic (old, but this is similar); Necklace: (old, but similar here); Sunglasses: Old Navy (in store).


The One with the Army Green


I can’t even hold y’all up. It’s hard to keep it ‘chic’ in this weather. It’s messing with my style chi (yes that’s a thing). This sweater is one of the highlights of my winter though! I could wear it EVERY DAY if the powers that be didn’t frown upon that sort of thing. It’s so comfortable. Also, I should make a disclaimer – this jacket is not mine. It is my sixteen year old daughter’s coat. I bought it for her and as soon as it came I wanted one, but it was sold out (whomp, whomp) so now I ‘borrow’ it from her from time to time. Also, these olive green faux leather pants were $10 from H&M. I just wanted to say that. #carryon

Jacket: Asos (similar here and here); Sweater: H&M (sadly it’s sold out but this is similar and really cute); Pants: H&M (sold out, but there are a ton of options online: try these and these for starters); Shoes: Zara (sold out too, these and these are really similar)