011815 Long Layers and French Boots
Every now and then I get really excited about a series of photos that I can’t narrow down. Consider this another one of my mega posts that I’m super pumped to share. I braced the cold and ditched my jacket to bring you guys this layered outfit. I’ve also included a couple of style tips in here so read on!
I often build my outfit from bottom up, starting with my shoes. Are you really surprised? I love my shoes! I wanted to show off my Isabel Marant Angie boots (now sold out but these are also great) so I paired them with my black leather leggings as a fun way to play with contrast to the suede on the boot. Because I like wearing longer shirts with leggings, I chose my cotton ivory coloured Rag & Bone dress that I’ve literally had forever (similar here). I used to wear it as a dress but these days I find that I wear it more like a tunic. To play with the proportions of the outfit I picked my long black cardigan from Zara - a sale score for only $30 (very similar here). It fits like a dream and it’s super soft. Overall I wanted to stay true to my personal style, but this is the year of trying new things, which is why I bought the long cardi.
After getting dressed I accessorize. Mainly I’m minimal but other times I like to layer on the jewelry. I decided to play with silver and gold tones with my rings and I’m wearing pieces from Lola’s Vanity and Birds of a Feather, both Canadian designers located in Toronto. I’m also wearing some of my favourite silver rings that my husband bought me a few birthday’s ago along with my platinum wedding band - which i’m guilty of not always wearing! I went light on the necklace and chose this black onyx gold chain necklace from Lisbeth Jewelry, also from Toronto, which has become a favourite of mine.
Since I don’t always like carrying handbags in the winter time for fear of having the snow ruin them, I often go without a bag or just use a clutch. This one by Alexander Wang is actually an iPad case that I bought with the intention of using a a clutch. It has convenient card slots inside to keep credit cards, ID and cash safe and it’s also roomy enough to hold a couple of lipsticks, a compact, sunglasses and my iPhone. It’s easy enough to carry and I love the brass zipper detail and pebble leather that AW does so well. And one item that I can never be without is a watch. Fjord Timepiece sent me this black stainless steel men's inspired watch that is even nicer in person than online. Thanks Fjord!
Isabel Marant Angie boots in grey suede and navy leather | Chanel glasses | Rag & Bone pima cotton dress | Mackage leather leggings | Zara long black cardigan with pockets | Alexander Wang Fumo iPad case | Lisbeth Jewelry black onyx necklace | Birds of a Feather spike gold ring | Lola's Vanity brass U shaped ring | Fjord black Munnan watch | NARS Audacious lipstick in Rita