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!
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)
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.
Top, skirt, purse c/o Time Warp Boutique // Layla Earrings, Camille Bracelet, Brittney Bracelet c/o Dotted Tusk // “B” Initial bracelet and sunglasses from Time Warp // “K” Alphaline bracelet & “nola” bracelet c/o Sarah Ott // spike bracelet c/o Accessory Auctions // BCBGeneration sandals // Stella & Dot Spirit bracelet (benefiting Autism Awareness).
Top: American Eagle Outfitters via TJMaxx // Shorts & Belt: Vintage c/o Jasmine’s mom // Shoes: Jessica Simpson via TJMaxx // Earrings c/o Lavender Elephant // Bracelets: Hemline, Mirabella & Vintage // Sunglasses: A.J. Morgan // Purse: Forever 21
Jasmine from Sequin Crush and I had a blast at French Quarter Fest on Sunday shooting these festival style photos. I made it out of there without eating any festival food – how that happened I have no idea because it smelled like heaven. I love that we both showed up in crop tops and vintage – obsessed with her chambray option. I’m also pretty impressed that her shorts and belt were both her mom’s! (Um, Mom. What’s the deal? Where are my cool hand-me-downs?) Check out Sequin Crush for more of Jasmine’s style!
The fun thing about music festivals is that you see people wearing all sorts of crazy things which means you can ultimately do the same. But more specifically, I immediately think funky prints and lots of pattern mixing. Where better to look than my favorite vintage store Time Warp Boutique. Sarah from Time Warp and I had fun picking out different tops and bottoms and matching various prints together. I honestly could have stayed in there the entire day putting together outfits… but I only had my lunch break. AND did you see?! I found another B initial bracelet like the one I lost last month!
Let me also point out my new bracelet stacks from Dotted Tusk. I’ve long been a fan of this line, and Dotted Tusk’s earrings and bracelets are perfect festival accessories. They pull in natural stone elements like marble and turquoise, and I love how effortless they look when piled on next to one another. The Brittney bracelet has a tassel on it – which I love and it comes in various colors. Not to mention, the Layla earrings pack a big punch when worn – in the most beautiful color. And if you love what you’re seeing from Dotted Tusk so far, you’ll want to check back tomorrow for an extra special giveaway featuring these very same pieces (yay!)…
Photos taken by Brei Olivier (Thanks Brei for a first great shoot!)