A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be contacted by a new company called Lime & Vine. Upon perusing their site I was instantly intrigued – their products are truly chic comfort at its finest. This skirt was the perfect way to introduce me to the brand. I’ve been looking for the perfect bodycon midi and this totally fit the bill! Though I don’t normally lunge at an opportunity to dress like Kim Kardashian, the layered and raw edges of the skirt keep it casual enough to wear with some favored sneakers rather than Louboutins.
I’m so excited to be experimenting more with skirts this season – I’ve faced the harsh winter of Montreal once and this year I’m ready to take it on head-to-head; I refuse to compromise my style to stay warm, and absolutely insist on wearing more skirts this Winter!! An additional note: if you follow me on Instagram you already know, but I did go blonder! I needed something to remind me of sunny California days as I head into the dark of winter, and this seemed to do the trick.
I was so very fortunate enough to be able to go home for the weekend. Think of it as an early-because-we-got-a-great-deal-on-the-flight Thanksgiving break. It was such a nice breath of fresh in the middle of a relatively hectic couple of months for me.
To be honest this post isn’t so much about the outfit – I’m sure I’ve worn something just like this before here on theClosetCraze. To keep it plain and simple, this is a home appreciation post. I mean look at these pictures! Nothing is more breathtaking than this year’s fall in the Napa Valley.
Some more home appreciation: The Fremont Diner: the only place I will allow myself to eat chicken and waffles. All Hail the Fremont Diner.
Now it’s back to the dusty library I have the burden of calling my second home. (Don’t worry, I’ll keep posting though.)
Finally – the second part to my favorite two-part post ever.
The more I wear this coat, the more it becomes a part of my identity. I wish I was kidding, but it’s true. This coat has pretty much defined my A/W ’15 look – I literally throw it over whatever I’m wearing to go anywhere, whether it’s class, out to dinner, or anything in between.
Here I’ve clearly tried to dress it up a little, while also adhering to that super-cool grey on grey action that’s been coming up as inspiration a lot lately.
This look is perfect for those fall days where it’s a ~tiny~ bit warmer than usual and suddenly you feel like dressing up just that little bit more for your day. If you feel like it could be too dressy for class (honestly this would not be too dressy for class at McGill – people go crazy up here and I might attempt this as a school look tomorrow in fact), you could easily bring it down a notch by swapping the heeled booties for flat ones, or even converse and warm socks!
Free People Coat, Dress, and Boots / Forever 21 Fedora
Free People Boots, Skirt, Scarf / Vintage Denim Jacket
This scarf has to be one of my favorite new pieces for the Autumn/Winter season. It’s absolutely massive (à la Lenny Kravitz) and so cozy I could wrap myself in it for the whole season. Before it gets tooooo cold I decided to pair it with a midi skirt (which is actually part of an amazing set) and my go-to fall booties. Seriously – these things have been glued to my feet ever since the beginning of October and I don’t really see this stopping anytime soon.
In other news, this is the second round of pictures from my new Montreal Photographer Haley and the excitement surrounding our partnership only grows. Check out her blog and her Instagram!