Tuesday 21st November 2017
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It’ll be foul weather boot season before we know it

Seriously, do not delay in making a purchase if you’re in the market for this item, because if you wait until the first snowstorm, all the good ones will be sold out in your size. This, I have learned the hard way. Foul weather boots are one of the unsexiest necessities in existence, but they are crucial for getting through winter in many parts of this country. And they don’t have to be straight-up ugly: I think that this one is almost chic.

These are from Birkenstock, and I love how fluffy they are.

There are a lot of hiking boot-style options to choose from lately, and I like these because of the shearling and the cute laces. (Here’s a similar cheaper pair from J. Crew).

A lightweight sneaker-style boot that’d be perfect for those days when there’s a little snow on the ground but not too much.

A classic, heavy-duty Sorel boot can’t be beat.

This is just the cutest, and I want.

Moon Boots are rather ridiculous-looking, but something about them has always intrigued me—they do look an awful lot like something one would wear on interplanetary travels. (Here is a pair where the logo is less visible and without fur.)

A shearling-lined Chelsea boot: so adorable.

I rarely show any fur that isn’t faux, but I had to include a pair of Mukluks because I know how much some of you love  them.

 

My uniform at the moment

Really, this is a post on layering, because I’ve had a few requests for that, and I figured that the easiest way to show you how to do it is to show you how I do it. I’m still wearing a lot of button-down shirts these days, so I’ll start with one from  Xirena cause they’re nice and thin, which is essential when you’re layering under a sweater. This one has a cute red and blue stripe pattern, and it’s on sale too.

I am big into V-neck sweaters these days, and very much want this one from Vince.

 

I have been searching for a thin hoodie for a while now because I like wearing them under coats. After an exhaustive search, I found the ideal one: it’s from ATM and I especially like the shirttail hem. I sized up so it can fit over even bulky sweaters.

I have been wearing these pants nonstop: they are so comfortable and flattering.

 

Typically I wear a black Chan Luu scarf, but I just ordered this one and am excited for the little color injection it’s going to provide on days that I can’t be bothered.

I bought the cutest, cheapest shaggy faux fur cropped jacket a month or two ago at a boutique in the West Village and it’s sold out or I’d link to it, because it’s so good (check it out here) but this one is pretty good too.

My Officine Creative boots have become one of my smartest investments in some time—they’re tall enough to give you a little height, but at the same time quite walkable.

 

 

It’s the Net a Porter sale, everyone

So hop to it, because the popular sizes always go fast. This Isabel Marant jacket is a pretty good place to start.

Friday Links

 

 

It might be time to pull the trigger on a plaid blazer

Farrow blazer

I like how Seventeen magazine back-to-school issue plaid blazers are: I didn’t own one then, though, and I still don’t, and I’m not sure why. I’m thinking one of the following might do the trick, starting with this particularly elegant specimen.

J. Crew blazer

I love houndstooth—done right, it can be so stylish—and this jacket gets it right.

Veronica Beard blazer

Herringbone isn’t really a plaid, but I always classify it as one (I realize this is arbitrary)and this blazer is just so sharp.

Evidnt blazer

Black and white with very subtle blue makes this windowpane plaid a rather winning proposition.

Smythe blazer

Another windowpane plaid, this one in chic camel, with excellent elbow patches.

Isabel Marant blazerThe colors here are just so damn good.

Kenneth Cole blazer

This one has a hoodie attached, which is nifty.

 

 

 

All sorts of stripes for this time of year

Veronica Beard sweater

People tend to think of stripes as a summer/spring thing, but I like them all year long and maybe especially when it’s cold out, cause they’re a little more unexpected. Striped items are also quite good as layering pieces, as they add a little interest to an outfit. This sweater has a lot going on—the reversed-out sleeves, the gold buttons—but it all really works.

Cupcakes and Cashmere jacket

It is so tough to find a goodletterman jacket that doesn’t cost a fortune for some reason, but this one is—while not cheap—not crazy-pricey for what it is.

Mango sweater

I like the drop shoulders here.

Violeta button-down shirt

A red and white striped blouse looks so great peeking out from under a V-neck.

B.P. tee shirt

I always love black and white stripes—they’re so nice and graphic—and am pretty sure this would go into serious rotation were I to buy it, which I am considering.

The Great henley

I got this henley a while back and have been wearing it endlessly—it’s super-soft, and nicely oversized.

The Great striped dress

I might belt this dress—it could just hang there otherwise—and am pretty certain it’s the soul of comfort.

Splendid Seabound sweater

A striped hoodie sweater would look fantastic under a blazer.

Smythe blazer

Striped blazers are always so appealingly English schoolboy.

Perfect Moment ski jacket

This ski jacket is the very essence of sportif. Click through and check out the multicolored version too, cause it’s seriously cute.

Halogen V-neck sweater

This V-neck would be good with a matchy-clashy button-down underneath.

Mango sweater

This is just really French-looking and chic. And cheap!

Topshop t-shirt

I’d wear this tee with my bright fair-isle sweater.

 

Violeta sweater

This has barely-there metallic stripes, which is a cool touch.

 

James Perse sweater

This grey option is nicely understated.

Stateside t-shirt

Many crewneck tees are too high in the neck for me, but this one dips ever-so-slightly lower, which allows the collarbone to be visible. I have a thing about always showing my collarbone.

Karen Kane hoodie

I like the really fine stripes on this hoodie. Also, it looks quite cozy.