An old friend bought me this Elizabeth and James pink fur coat as a Christmas gift. I was very excited to style it since you don't usually see me in fur or in pink. The coat keeps you really warm and it is perfect for the Colorado winter weather. I got away with wearing a short sleeve T-shirt underneath it and that was it. I am wearing a size x-small in the coat if you are interested in purchasing it. It also comes in a gray color and I have linked to all the shops that sell it in the photo carousel below the writing.
I snagged the A.L.C. v-neck tee I am wearing over at Shopbop for 40% off. I love a great v-neck because it is perfect for showing off a statement necklace. This top also comes in white. I am wearing a size x-small in the tee. My friends at Kelly Bello Design sent over this lovely black diamond and white gold necklace. The three bars represent the past, present, and the future. I love this necklace because it adds a nice edge to any look.
On my legs are an old pair of 3.1 Phillip Lim pants in suede. Some of you longtime Fashion Snag readers may remember these pants. You can see me wearing them here and here. I still love them now as much as I did when I snagged them years ago. They have a slight flare to them and the suede is thin so it doesn't add too much bulk. I could not find these pants available for purchase anywhere so your best bet might be eBay.
I wore my Saint Laurent fringe bucket bag to add a touch of boho to the look. I can't express how much I adore this bag. I think it is super cute, edgy, and hip at the same time. I always find it difficult to resist fringe pieces. On my feet I am wearing Saint Laurent western boots. You have seen me wearing these recently with skinny jeans here and with flare jeans here. They go well underneath flare jeans and over skinny jeans so I am finding them very useful. They could also go with tights and a skirt. The boots run true to size.
For a casual downtown urban look try black skinny jeans with a long sleeve cashmere crew neck top and your favorite oxblood or burgundy leather jacket. Top the outfit off with sky high boots that have some nice tread on the bottom. Shop the entire look below. You can subscribe to my YouTube channel to see all my videos.
I wore this casual outfit out to lunch with my friends at Grimaldi's Pizzeria in downtown Denver. We exchanged Christmas presents and had lots of fun. After that I went to run a few errands with my boyfriend, which included going to Petco. I ran into this super cute and super huge Great Dane. He was white with black spots all over and I had to give him some love. I had left my jacket in the car since it warmed up. He left me some love in the form of a huge spot of slobber on my cashmere long sleeve top. I will always remember him this way I guess. His name was Parker. He was in for some dog training, but I have to admit I think the dog trainer was being awfully tough on him. If Parker ever needs some more loving he knows where to find me. Now on to my ensemble.
I am wearing an older leather jacket from A.L.C. I photographed it a couple times before and you can see the older posts here and here. As you can see, each time I wore it I paired it with black or stripes. I think oxblood or burgundy can look good with black, blue/white stripes, and gray colors. I probably never wear this jacket with a gray top because it already has this cool removable gray hoodie part on it. I have never removed the hood, but I often think about doing so. I guess I am just lazy and I sorta like the hood in a way. It gives the jacket a more casual feel. Even if I did remove the hood you can see it still has some gray trim that would be visible. I love that oxblood and gray color combination. Anyway, even though I have had this jacket for years I am still so in love with it. It has a silk lining and it is made in the USA. A.L.C. makes some pretty good leather jackets along with IRO. I found a similar burgundy leather jacket available for purchase here. The jacket even has the same buckles along the side and it is under $600. The only difference is that it is missing the hood.
I use this jacket mostly to spice up downtown urban all black looks. My go-to outfit when I am in a hurry is usually a pair of black skinny jeans and a black or white top of some sort. These Citizens of Humanity jeans are one of my all time favorite pairs of low-rise skinny jeans. They have enough stretch to make me feel comfortable all day long and after eating three pieces of margherita pizza. I also like that these jeans work just as well with a pair of Converse as they do with really sky high boots like the ones I am wearing in the photos. I just checked and I guess I have never photographed these jeans with Converse, but I can tell you I have worn the combination many times. I will try to remember to photograph them with sneakers next time. The reason they work well with sneakers too is because they aren't too long. You don't have to worry about bunched up fabric at the ankles. I am around 5'5 so you can get a good idea of the length of these jeans. You can see me wearing them in past photo shoots here, here, and here. In terms of sizing I do think the jeans run true to size. If you have more specific questions about the size of any item I am wearing you can always e-mail me at email@example.com.
I am a sucker for tissue thin cashmere long sleeve tops so when I ran into this one from R13 I knew I had to snag it. It is really high quality and made in Japan. It was part of some collaboration line and I got another top from the same line with the same type of cashmere a couple months back. You can see the gray turtleneck I snagged in an outfit post here with a burgundy leather skirt. It is tough to find this type of cashmere, but if you do find it consider yourself lucky and wrap yourself in it all day long.
On my feet are some crazy high shoes that are actually really comfortable, I swear. If you've been reading my blog for years then you know I am a sucker for this type of hiking sole or tread on boots. Alaia is known for making this type of hiking sole and lace-up look. He adds a really nice sky high heel to make the boots ultra sexy. I will tell you that when I wear these I tower over just about everybody. If I am wearing a simple outfit I will usually go for some really wild shoes and I guess that is what I did here. I snagged the Alaia boots on sale at The Outnet. Any day you can snag Alaia shoes on sale is a good day.
You don't see me wearing red pieces too often, but as soon as I saw this little red A.L.C. dress I was smitten. Something about that leather-trimmed zipper makes it a little more naughty than nice. I like my pieces to have a little edge mixed with a little sweetness. You can zip this dress all the way up or leave it slightly unzipped like I did in these photos. This dress would be perfect for any upcoming holiday parties. It really gets me in the mood for Christmas.
I paired it with my Saint Laurent tassel bag with croc leather detailing. This bag seems like a perfect fit for any holiday look thanks to the small size. I like it for day or night. It is almost like the bag is a form of jewelry thanks to that tassel. I love to run my fingers through it when I am holding the bag. You can also wear the bag as a clutch with the chain wrapped around your hand. Try it for a different take on the bag.
To add some more sweetness and class to the look I wore my Dior double back pearl earrings. I never get sick of these earrings and when you wear them I promise people will swoon. They can add glamour to a basic black turtleneck and denim look. When I wear these pearl earrings I try not to wear any jewelry since they really are statement earrings. I found some cheaper alternatives here and here.
It was only right that I pair this festive dress with a festive pair of shoes. I pulled out my Miu Miu glitter and calf hair pumps. I love mixing silver and gold so it didn't bother me at all that the bag has silver hardware and the shoes are gold. Now is definitely the time to mix metals. You can see how I styled these pumps with a little black dress here or with a leather skirt here. Since these pumps are no longer available I linked to some similar pairs in the shopping carousel below. My personal favorite pair from the list is this pair from Steve Madden that is under $100. They are beautiful, reasonably priced, and just perfect for the holiday season.