Monday, October 7, 2013

Style Anatomy: Wine & Leather

I can have a lot of trouble getting dressed in the mornings. Sometimes, I know exactly what I want to wear and it comes out just how I imagined, but more often than not I end up hating everything I own because combinations always look much better in my head than in the mirror. I forget about the little details-the fit, the hardware, the colors-that can make a seemingly perfect combination clash. I've found that if I focus on one piece I'd really like to wear and build up from there, it can (sometimes-not always) lead to a look I really love, like this one!
This look started with the leather accented oxblood top. I was heading to a show at Terminal 5 in the evening and knew I wanted something brooding, tinged with punk, so I added a pair of black skinnies and my favorite Jeffrey Campbells. Chilly fall weather calls for a jacket, and nothing says rock-n-roll like a leather one. Since I'm rarely without lip color, I opted for a dark wine-tinted stain. The final touches are, of course, all in blue. I picked up this hat a few weeks ago and had been itching for the perfect opportunity to wear it; the sunnies & scarf are regulars in my arsenal and happened to blend seamlessly into the rest of this look. Et, voilĂ ! So many of my favorite pieces, working in harmony. 
Jacket, L.A. find (similar) || Top, Zara (similar) || Jeans, 7 For All Mankind
Boots, Jeffrey Campbell || Bag, Phillip Lim for Target || Scarf, Italian street vendor
Hat, Goorin Brothers || Sunglasses, Ray-Ban || Lipstain, Bite Beauty || Blue & Gold Necklace, Lionette


  1. I love this. The pretty jewel tone colors are perfect! You make me want to attempt a hat:)

  2. love the blue hat with the oxblood. two of my favorite fall colors. i haven't thought of pairing them together but you do it so well!

  3. YAY!! I love the way the pics turned out!! MODEL!

  4. I'm with you, sometimes it's really difficult to just pinpoint the exact outfit you want to wear. This looks perfect!

  5. I'm with you girl...sometimes an outfit seems so perfect in your head, but not so perfect on the body. Love the way this one turned out - the way the blues and the wine/burgundy works together is impeccable.

  6. This is so good! The color combo, mirrored sunnies and hat are such a good combo. You look straight out of a magazine!

  7. Girl, you look INCREDIBLE! That first photo makes me miss my long hair something FIERCE! XO