I always get jealous of the fashion bloggers I follow in LA, Texas or anywhere without these cold northeast winters. My jealousy level rises when I see them rocking peep toes in December and dresses sans tights in January. That’s when I begin looking at real estate prices in San Diego… But cold winters or not, I love New York City, so I guess I’ll trade year-round sandals for faux fur.
And that’s exactly what I was thinking this morning. Cold legs or not, I wanted to wear shorts. Wool shorts, with tights of course, but still… I paired the shorts with a warm fitted turtleneck, black booties and threw on my faux fur coat for additional warmth. The coat tends to skew on the glamorous-looking side (even though it was $39.99 at Target) so I needed to dress up the outfit with some jewels. A long crystal necklace and rhinestone clutter earrings did just that, while my standard arm party got a glittery upgrade to match. Finally, I grabbed my newly organized (more on that here) Chanel bag to complete the look.
So maybe it’s not a spring dress with sandals, but it took the edge off my jealousy for the moment.
Wool Shorts $9.99, Clearance The Limited • Black Turtleneck $12.99, Clearance The Limited • Xhileration Faux Fur Coat $29.99, Target (2 years ago) • Tights $4.00, Target • Leather Booties $29.99, Nine West via T.J. Maxx • Faux Diamond Band $3.95, Forever 21 from set of 3 • Rhinestone Earrings $6.99, Loehmann’s • Crystal Drop Necklace $6.99, Clearance The Limited (ages ago) • Bracelets $4.50-$6.50, Forever 21 & Target • Michelle Watch, gift from my Dad • Ray Ban Sunnies $55, Saks Off 5th • Vintage Chanel Jumbo Flap, Fabulous eBay Find
*Photography by the incredible Katelyn Calautti