How nice was that long weekend?! Maybe it’s because I didn’t travel for Thanksgiving, but the past few days have just been so nice. I cleaned my apartment, saw friends and family, and got quite a bit of work done. The perfect mix of productive and fun! This is another short week for me as I leave for Cartagena on Thursday morning. I spent all of yesterday working to attempt to get a little bit ahead… travel during the holidays can be a little hard but I couldn’t say no to this trip!
Anyway – this coat is my everything. It’s truly the best leopard coat. I used to have a leopard coat from Free People but it had a collar and I felt a little bit like a pimp when I wore it. (As there is, for better or worse a diary of all my outfits on this blog, you can see how I styled it here + here – I need to find that red beanie!!) This one is a bit more sophisticated. It has an a-line shape and no collar, which means that it looks great over pretty much everything. It’s an easy fit with dresses + skirts but I also wore it over a big cashmere sweater and jeans for Thanksgiving.
Today I paired it with a new favorite dress (it has a built in cape!!!) and the prettiest ballerina inspired pumps for a look that is a little bit romantic… perfect for any holiday party (just maybe add tights – it’s getting cold!!)!
PS – I rounded up the best Cyber Monday Deals last night – be sure to take a peek at that post… there are so many MORE sales – eek!
Outfit Details: J. McLaughlin Leopard Coat (c/o) // Paper Crown Dress (c/o, also available here) // Banana Republic Heels (c/o) // J. McLaughlin Sunglasses (c/o) // EACH Jewels Earrings (c/o) // Chanel Purse
I had to brave the cold to show you the whole of the dress (more pics below). I love that it’s slightly bell-shaped (it’s loose around the middle so you can eat a lot) with a pretty cape detail that you can see in the second photo. I wore it to a L’Oreal dinner two weeks ago and am packing it for my cruise this week… it’s flattering, stylish, and also really comfortable which can be rare for a party dress!
Also, J.McLaughlin just launched a fantastic collection of sunglasses and I’m really impressed by them! The pair I am wearing is perfect if you have a big face like I do (seriously, I’m not exaggerating – most sunglasses look terrible on me as I have a huge face + head)! If you have a smaller face they will look very chic and Jackie O… on me they are just normal! They come in tortoise as well and I am considering buying those as I love the black ones so much.
The last thing I had to tell you about is my earrings! They are designed by an old friend – Abby Dubois, from EACH Jewels. We met at BaubleBar – she was designing for them when I left, but has now gone out on her own. I love all her sequin pieces – she cast individual sequins in 14k plated brass and put them together in such interesting ways. I also have + love this necklace (it will be on the blog next week).
photography by Lydia Hudgens.