Brown Leather Jacket and Boots

OOTD Brown Leather Jacket and Boots, Cream Tunic, Olive Scarf, Statement Earrings, and Bright Orange LipstickWhile I love blacks and grays, every now and then I want something a little more earthy feeling. Dark brown and cream are a great alternative and I love how they look with lots of gold jewelry. This dark brown leather jacket has been a staple in my closet for years (and I have to admit, it’s seen better days and I really need to get a new one) and I love how it looks with these lighter brown leather boots.

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Dressing for Winter

dressing for winterAlthough it doesn’t snow or drop below freezing too much here during the winter, it can still feel pretty cold sometimes. I’m always cold to begin with, so winter temperatures don’t really work for me. It can be hard to dress for cooler weather, especially on days that I’m working. I don’t like to wear a lot of layers or feel like I’m super bundled up like a snowman- I definitely still like being able to move around without bulky sweaters inhibiting my movements. I’ve also yet to find a pair of dress pants that I actually like, so dressing for winter for me means finding ways to transition my warmer weather clothes and dresses to the colder months.

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Perforated Leather

ootd_leather_cutout_skirtI have an affinity for leather, especially during fall and winter. I love how instantly cool it makes you look and there are so many different ways to wear it. At this point I’ve acquired quite a few leather (or at least faux leather) pieces and I’ve gotten to the point where I have all of the basics covered (jacket x 2, pencil skirt, full skirt, leggings). Now I’m after more interesting items. This perforated leather skirt has a lot of fun details like cutouts and a scalloped hem but it’s also really comfortable to wear.

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A Range of Orange Lipsticks

orange lipsticksOrange lipsticks can be intimidating to get into. Orange isn’t a traditional lipstick color but it’s been very “in” in the last few years. It’s a great bold color that can replace red as a statement color but it can also be soft and natural. Orange is a really fun color to wear but it does take some getting used to and there is definitely some trial-and-error involved in finding the perfect color. I typically think of my lipstick stash as 90% pink with a few berries, a handful of nudes, and a couple oranges thrown in but I was surprised by just how many orange lipsticks I pulled out when I wrote this post. Turns out, I own a lot of oranges! Today I’m swatching several different shades, just in time for Halloween.

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Maps on a Windy Day

map_dress0I’m a fan of fun prints on clothing. I think they add an interesting element to otherwise simple shapes and I love how a good print can completely transform an outfit. I especially love anything that’s a little understated and that you really need to look at to figure out. This map dress from CrOp by David Peck is one of my favorite pieces in my closet. It has a pretty simple silhouette with its high neckline and banded waist but what really makes it unique is the subtle map print.

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