Dark & Stormy

dark-and-stormy

It’s cold and snowy here in NYC.  Something about this weather inspires me to go monochromatic in a big way and hide out in a big gray sweater.  I love pairing gray with black for a chic dark-and-stormy look.  Here’s three ways to do it and the perfect cold-weather toppers.

@home // Pants: Hudson / Sweater: Zara / Slippers: Ugg // @the mall // Sweater: Zara / Jeans: James / Booties: H by Hudson // @dinner // Jeans: Hudson / Sweater: Zara / Booties:: Zara // on top // Jacket: Mango / Hat: BCBGeneration / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

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Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants + James Jeans Giveway!

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When I first saw the movie “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” I thought it was such a joke to think that the same pair of jeans could fit the likes of svelte Blake Lively and curvy America Ferrera.  Having searched most of my life for a pair of jeans that fits well, it seemed impossible that such an elusive pair of denim existed.  That was, until I found the James Jeans Twiggy jeans.  After trying them on myself, I enlisted my sisters who all have varying body types to sport a pair and tell me what they thought.  What I learned – they fit us all equally as elegantly!  Betsie, in blue, is tall with a more hourglass figure with curvy hips that taper down into enviable stems.  Carrie, in the brown jacket, basically got all the top-shelf luck in the family and was also blessed with skinny legs and calves (I’m very jealous).  Lisa, in gray, is like a very slender pear although I would hardly call her hips “hippy” as she is a bit more athletic.  And I, of course, am a classic pear shaped girl. The best part about these jeans, besides the fact that anyone can wear them and look amazing?  I’m giving away a pair to one lucky reader!  Check out the giveaway entry form below for your chance to win!  And share it with your sister or friend so they can enter too!  Good luck!

On me – Shirt: Ann Taylor / Jeans: James Jeans / Shoes: Enzo / Necklace: J.Crew Factory (In stores. Similar online here.) On Betsie – See this post for the full outfit details On Carrie – Jacket: From Paris (Similar here.) / Shirt: Similar here / Jeans: James Jeans / Necklace: Forever 21 / Shoes: Christian Louboutin (Similar here.) On Lisa –  Jacket: Old. (Similar here.) / Shirt: Renee C (Similar here.) / Necklace: Artisan necklace.  Check out additional options from the Sundance Catalog here. / Jeans: James Jeans / Booties: United Nude

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Royal Jewels

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If you saw yesterday’s post with the fabulous Macey, you might recognize the backdrop from this shoot.  Not only did I make her model for me, I also utilized her photography skills to capture my outfit.  Her eye for style and my experimentation with Photoshop online tutorials brought these pics.

I think I’ve mentioned before that I love peplum.  And this sweater was in the back of my closet just waiting for the weather to cool off so it could come out.  I got this great necklace that looks like royal jewels when I was at Lucky FABB, and loved the way it dressed up an otherwise plain outfit.  Added my favorite skinnies and heels and an instant chic ensemble was made!

Pear Shaped Pointer: I recently decided that showing a little ankle was the most flattering way to wear skinnies so I had all my skinnies tailored.  I am so happy I did.  An inexpensive fix made a world of difference in making my legs look slimmer and cutting down that bunching at the bottom of my jeans.  Highly recommend you try the same!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Necklace: Prima Donna (c/o) / Sweater: Banana Republic (Old.  Similar here.) / Jeans: James Jeans (c/o) / Shoes: Coach (Old.  Similar here.) / Bag: See by Chloe

Linking up with these lovelies: Penniless Socialite (thanks for the feature!!!), Friday’s Fab Favorites, Casual Friday, Fashion Friday