Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Winter's Tale

Beautiful snow and scenery made for some really lovely photographs this past week, however, the conditions tend to limit outfit choices (as I'm sure you understand)! I always try to "jazz" up my favorite coats with unique and flashier accessories. This combo I wear a lot during the winter, but usually with black pants. I tend to find all-black outfits difficult to photograph and a little obvious for a blog post (don't get me wrong, I love a great noir ensemble as much as the next New Yorker/ Parisian). I thought the leopard was a fun added pattern a little outside of my comfort zone.

I'm very very busy packing my things and getting ready for my big move, so I may not have another post for you all for another two weeks..but I can't wait for a fresh start (and for some fresh city scenery!!) 

(Ps: Loved that you could see my two-different colored eyes in these photos.. the lighting was just right! Love your quirks!) 

Coat: Zara
Belt: Moschino
Boots: Sam Edelman
Bag: Gucci


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Parisian Vintage

First of all, I'd like to say that I hope everyone had a very happy holiday season (and if it is not your holiday season, I hope you all had a very pleasant December). I did quite a bit of traveling to visit family around the Midwest, but I'm back now and it's as cold as ever!

I've been SO excited to shoot this coat since last year (yes, last year). I'll start with a small backstory.. when I first moved to Paris last Autumn I had a dream that I was going to find the most beautiful, dreamy, show-stopping vintage piece I had ever seen. One freezing day I was walking through le Marais with some friends, and took a walk through one of my favorite vintage stores and there it lay... a beautiful sherpa coat! I know you all know my obsession with coats.. I tried it on and it fit like a glove (a Cinderella moment). I bought the coat for around 160 euros, which I thought was a steal, because it's all genuine suede and it's just beautiful. Plus, I just love the tag.. how many times do you see a tag that says "Made in France: Paris" (hint: almost never).

Ok, sorry about the narrative but this coat is... my favorite thing in my whole closet ( I say that a lot but this is the real deal). The reason I haven't photographed it before now is because it needed cleaned very badly, and speciality leather cleaning costs a small fortune ( I had to send my baby away to Kentucky)! But it's back now and they did a beautiful job and I can't wait to pass this gem on someday.

I paired the coat with a floral dress, tights, simple jewelry, my staple black boots, and black bowler hat . I just love outfits that have a story.

Coat: Vintage
Dress: BCBG
Boots: Sam Edelman
Hat: H&M
Bag: Gucci

( In other news.. I'm excited to say that I'll be moving to Minneapolis in 2-3 weeks to start a new job, and get on with my life! I have no idea what that job will be yet, but I'm taking a risk... because without risks there are no rewards. I'm REALLY looking forward to showcasing a city that is entirely underrated, in my opinion, on my blog.)