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    Springing for Flats!

    clockwise from top (all c/o):

    Jack Rogers Contessa flat

    Johnston & Murphy Riley slipper

    Tory Burch Reva flats

    Dee Keller Saxon Flat

    Fibi and Clo Audrey in Leopard

    London Sole Henrietta ballet flat

    Johnston & Murphy Tami ballet flat
    photos by Kaela Rodehorst Photography

    It’s the moment that I’ve been waiting much too long for – I’m packing up my boots and trading them in for the spring’s cutest pairs of flats. I’ve accumulated what I think to be my very favorite seven pairs of spring flats, and I feel so strongly about them that I made a diagram for you! Let’s start with a checklist of styles to look for!

    Pointed-Toe – You may not initially be the biggest fan of the pointed-toe flat, but you need at least one! Whether its just strictly pointed-toe or in d’orsay form, they seem to be the breakout trend for flats this year.

    Ballet – The most classic and lady-like of the flats. They can be accentuated with a sweet little bow, a jeweled brooch or criss-cross straps. They go with practically anything – maxi skirt, fit and flare dress, high-waisted shorts – all your basics for warm weather.

    The Driving Shoe / Smoking Slipper – This style is most versatile with skinny jeans or cropped pants in the fall months, but there are a lot of new materials and updated styles that bring this shoe into spring – like the raffia and awning stripes seen above.

    Now, we’ve got our basic shapes down, but these shapes can come in limitless patterns and materials. My favorites are lasercut, animal print, snakeskin, metallic and regular leather

    Over the next few weeks, I’ll be showing you exactly how to wear each one of these different shapes and textures with the first one (I’m so excited about this one) starting tomorrow, and there will even be a few giveaways along the way too, so get excited! 🙂

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    That’s a Wrap – Last NYFW Post!

    Coat c/o Oasis

    faux leather pants c/o H&M / similar

    Hunter boots

    Phillip Lim for Target bag / similar

    fur hat / similar & on sale!

    sunglasses c/o zeroUV / similar

    plaid scarf / similar

    tech gloves / similar
    photos by Lydia Hudgens

    Okay, I promise you this is the last you’ll be seeing of snow posts – from here on out, it’s spring all the way. Here’s to thinking positively as I sip hot chocolate and am covered with a blanket, right?

    This is what I wore on my very last day in NYC which was perhaps the coldest since it had snowed ALL night long. Yes, I was freaking out. Fresh snow equals safe walking shoes, so my Hunter boots came to my rescue yet again. I also wore my thick faux leather pants (thick socks even though you can’t see them) and this amazing coat from my Warehouse/Oasis showroom visit. My infinity plaid scarf, gloves and fur hat (obsessed) were all fabulous Christmas gifts which were put into immediate good use.

    Maybe once or twice a year would I have to wear all of these things at once in Louisiana. I might normally pick one or two at a time, but I’m so glad that I packed all of them for this trip.

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    Leopard & Snow

    Jacket via Piperlime / similar

    Burberry scarf

    animal print pants via Forever21 / similar

    Steve Madden booties / here in brown / also love these

    Pour la Victoire Butler bag / here in blue 

    sunglasses c/o zeroUV / similar

    Brady stackable rings c/o Kendra Scott

    Paige ring c/o Kendra Scott

    evil eye ring via Candy Apple

    Cartier inspired ring via Candy Apple

    vintage lion brooch and wool hat / similar hat

    For some reason, winter just doesn’t seem to leave! Hopefully with today and tomorrow’s last wintery posts from NYC, we can wish the cold a nice bon voyage. In the meantime, here’s a quick and classic way to bundle up while we wait for warmer days.

    I love the combination of a pretty animal print with the iconic plaid of Burberry. The perfect example of classically mixing prints. I paired with my modern pointed-toe booties – these shoes literally saved me on this nyfw trip when I couldn’t not wear my Hunters. The color palette was the best backdrop for my Pour la Victoire bag which by the way is so great, I’d love to snatch it up in this cobalt color too.

    So whether it’s a stroll through a very icy Central Park as seen here or just a night out for dinner in freezing conditions, consider mixing two classic prints and throwing a smidge of modern and/or vintage to make the look your own!

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    NYFW Faux Fur

    James Jeans skinny jeans (no longer available) / similar

    Steve Madden booties / on sale and in brown

    faux fur coat (old) / similar

    Rebecca necklace c/o Kendra Scott

    Blu Pepper button-down

    Pour la Victoire bag / similar (love this color!)

    striped sweater (old) / similar

    Brady Stackable rings c/o Kendra Scott (two sets mixed)

    Paige ring c/o Kendra Scott

    arrow and Cartier inspired rings via Candy Apple / similar

    sunglasses c/o zeroUV

    Probably my favorite outfit that I wore during NYFW because: a. I was somewhat warm b. I was somewhat comfortable. Y’all, faux fur is warm (no need for the real thing)!

    Keeping it short and sweet today, but I’m taking a fun, calligraphy class tonight, so check social media for those updates and photos! (@KrystalBennett)

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    NYFW Look 3

    jacket via Piperlime / similar

    Hunter rain boots

    Roll Call tee c/o The Elizabeth Chronicles

    scarf c/o Alpha Gypsy

    Zara camo cargo skinnies / similar

    knit hat c/o Lauren Moffatt

    sunglasses c/o zeroUV / similar

    Phillip Lim for Target purse / similar

    Brady stackable rings c/o Kendra Scott

    Paige ring c/o Kendra Scott
    photos by Lydia Hudgens

    Because not all of NYFW is walking around in fabulous heels and embarking on glamorous jaunts around the city. I mean let’s be real here, it was freaking 20 degrees and snowing while I was in NYC. For a southern girl, that’s almost unbearable coldness. So, when I saw people literally walking around with open toe shoes, crop tops or really any large amount of leg skin showing, I wanted to yell out ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME. But I get it. It’s fashion week and people want to take fashionable photos outside of the Lincoln Center by streetstyle photogs. But inside, I was really thinking they’d catch some slight case of pneumonia…

    My Hunter boots were hands down the most valuable (and safest) set of shoes that I brought with me. People were literally sliding all over the place in their heels and wedges (me included at couple of times), so these definitely came in handy for my down periods of time. I have to admit that before I bought them, I couldn’t justify spending that amount on rain boots, but here we are years later, and I don’t know what I’d do without them some days. Plus, they’re a classic.

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