neutral territory

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Hope you had a lovely week/weekend (and I’m sorry for my lack of posting last week… was in NYC for work!). Anyways, I’m back in action – working on some gift guides, holiday party shopping tips and a few wintry outfits to post in the next few weeks.

Today’s post is all about keeping it neutral (but still interesting). With monochromatic neutral outfits like this one, I usually try to mix cool tones (like the gray of my pants & top) with warmer tones (the camel coat) – so there’s still some dimension. To anchor the look and add a little contrast, I wore white pumps and an ivory wool hat. Since it’s easy to fall into a pattern of dressing in dark grays and blacks when it’s chilly out, I wanted to keep the outfit lighter but still maintain the effortless and chic look of a neutral palette.

I’ve been on the hunt for a perfect camel coat for awhile now, and finally ended up buying this one from Zara after a stylish coworker of mine did (I couldn’t help it… it was just what I had been looking for!). Anyways, I’ve been wearing it quite a bit recently since it makes every outfit feel a little more sophisticated (it topped off the black ripped jean/black sweater/chelsea boot combo I wore most of the time I was in New York).

Outfit details:

Coat: Zara camel coat (also similar here) // Shirt: Banana Republic silk popover // Pants: J Brand gray denim (also similar here) // Bag: Clare V. leopard flat clutch // Shoes: Zara (similar here) // Hat: J.Crew (newer style here) // Jewelry:  J.Crew necklace (like this one too), Madewell bracelet

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pastel pink coat

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Okay, so… this weekend was coooold. When we were taking these photos, my boyfriend (photographer) kept telling me to “try and look less frozen”. So much easier said than done. Anyways, to avoid sinking into a chilly depression this season, I’m focusing on the positive things that come with cold weather: flannel sheets, hot coffee in the morning, faux fur throws, holiday gift-giving and… coats (yeah, seriously). This pastel coat is the perfect, uplifting shade of pink – and it makes braving the cold a little bit easier. With vegan leather leggings (also quite warm, I must say), a striped and tasseled scarf and a wool hat, the soft pink adds some girly contrast. For a second jolt of color, I wore a pair of emerald suede pumps that I scored on eBay (and want to wear indefinitely). Pink and green are always a good combo, even in November

Hope you had a great weekend!

Outfit details:

Coat: c/o Sheinside pink lapel coat // Shirt: J.Crew knit pullover (similar here and here) // Pants: Blank NYC vegan leather leggings // Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim medium Pashli satchel // Shoes: Saint Laurent green suede pumps (via eBay!) // Scarf: J.Crew printed silk snood // Jewelry:  c/o Rocksbox Loren Hope cuff // Hat: via T.J.Maxx (similar here)

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fall fridays

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Happy Friday! Just a quick post today, because I’m literally falling asleep as I write this (the night before). Sooo glad this week is almost over. Luckily, this outfit is perfectly suited for a fall Friday – and it’s an easy one to transition from work (swap the pumps for flat black booties) to an after-work date (raspberry pumps will dress up just about anything). Add a warm scarf and neutral wool coat if it’s too cold for just a moto jacket. Thanks to a bevy of cozy textures, layers and subtle palettes, it always seems easier to dress casually and still look chic in the fall.

Hope you have a lovely November weekend (it might be the last quiet one before holiday insanity hits… ahhh!).

Outfit details:

Jacket: Rebecca Taylor (similar here and here) // Sweater: Joie (similar here) // Pants: Joe’s Jeans ponte leggings (major sale) // Shoes: Stuart Weitzman Nouveau pumps // Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim medium Pashli satchel // Sunglasses: Illesteva Leonard glasses with blue mirrored lenses // Jewelry: J.Crew star bangle (cute one here), c/o Rocksbox Margaret Elizabeth bangle

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