Annnd, after an amazing long weekend in warm + sunny Charleston, it is back to the freezing cold temps in New York. Brrr! I have so many friends coming into town for fashion week, and when they ask me what to pack, I’m not really sure what to tell them. A big coat. Over the knee boots…

The Trusted Classics.

A lot of times, when shooting outfit photos I try to come with creative and interesting outfit combos, but the truth is, I feel most comfortable wearing my classic and most “trusted” items. Three of those items would be… my J.Crew Regent Blazer (highly recommended… and it’s finally back in stock in camel – so RUN and get it!), my Margaret O’Leary cashmere wrap, and my favorite jeans

All Black Everything.

I really love the oversized silhouette of this coat. The fabric is stiffer than that of my other coats so it holds its shape quite nicely. Also… my shoes just went on sale and are now half off. I can’t say enough good things about them… comfy + the glitter sole is so fun. Hope you guys had a great weekend. Mine was jam packed…

Little Fringe Dress.

When I saw this fringe tunic at TopShop, I needed to have it. I loved the way the fringe moves as you walk, and the price tag wasn’t bad either (only $60!) It’s definitely a little short, so you need to wear tights or leggings (I covered up further by wearing my flat over the knee boots.) I never thought of myself as a fringe girl, but this just makes me want to dance!

Caught in the Snow.

I always say that a navy pea coat is one of the best things you can invest in for the winter. It goes with everything and never goes out of style. I bought this one from J.Crew three years ago and love it (I really love how it has built in sweater/arm warmers. This one, from Lands End is a great option (at a great price!) and at the other end of the spectrum, this Miu Miu one is worth saving for…

The Stripe Launch Party.

To celebrate the launch of The Stripe (as well as my fifth anniversary of blogging), I wanted to do something special, and so I decided to throw a party last Thursday. A few days later, I’m still pinching myself looking through the photos and seeing how well everything came together (and how many people came out!) I couldn’t have done any of it without the help of my friend Alex (she does this for a living) or our amazing venue, Sweethaus (they went over and above… hello, DIY macaron station!)