Hello, my dear friends! This past Sunday we drove up to New York City for the kids’ fall break, the city welcomed up with mild weather and beautiful foliage, even though a lot of them have fallen to the ground, New York is gorgeous in fall! This time of the year, I feel the most comfortable in simple layers involving a knit, sweater, jeans and a light jacket, for example. Sometimes when it is sunny out, I’d also wear short skirt but a longer coat for that extra warmth in the morning and evening.
When I saw this Gucci coat from the FW14 collection in a magazine, I cut it out and taped it to my inspiration wall because I love the mod look and the dramatized leopard print yet somber colors, it makes a loud statement quietly, if that makes good sense. By the time I got hold of one on sale, I was disappointed at how lack of structure the it was because of the material. It was my lucky day when Zara put out a near identical coat last month, even though the material is not nearly as luxe, it holds the structure better and doesn’t shed like real mohair. Ha, found the real winner, go figure!
For the coat is most gray with a touch of mustard yellow / olive green, I chose to pair with (complimentary) navy and (contrasting) burgundy. The Mary Janes are easy on the feet when the walk in the park was no cake walk. When if it is colder, I’d opt for these boots instead.
The mini skirt is 60’s inspired sailor style which is quite hot this season but I don’t see it sticking around. As I’ve mentioned before, certain type of clothing are worth spending the cash while some are not, I’d say this sailor mini is the latter. I love that the buttons are big and solid which is essential to the sailor style. It goes easily with most knit tops, leather jackets and boots of all sorts, and for the price I paid, I think it is a good deal.
Thank you so much for reading! We will continue this high-low mixing in the next couple of posts, stay tuned!