Keeping it Real

Winter Pastels White Gray Blue


Winter whites and pastels are having quite the moment. It may be that spring is right around the corner, and we are ready to transition to softer and smoother colors as opposed to some of the more dramatic colors of the winter.

In the combo above, we’ve also tried to keep all pieces on the affordable end, so this is very much an achievable look after the havoc that the holidays may have caused on your bank account. Henri Bendel and Michael Kors have been my go-to alternatives for accessories that are always on trend, at very reasonable prices. Also, Topshop has done a great job of bringing European “cool” to the States, and their prices are generally easy on the wallet. Their collection at Nordstrom is definitely something to keep your eye on.

So, about this outfit… The coat is a statement piece, so I’m always inclined to keep all other pieces a little muted. The powdery gray tone of the accessories supports the soft blue of the coat nicely, creating a soft palette of colors. Loving the jewelry here as well. I’m especially excited about the mixed-metal MK bangle – what a lovely Cartier alternative.


Topshop double breasted coat
$62 – nordstrom.com

Emporio Armani Skinny Jeans
farfetch.com (on sale)

ALDO tall gray boots
aldoshoes.com

Henri Bendel gray purse
henribendel.com

Michael kors ring
bloomingdales.com

Madewell loop scarf
madewell.com (extra 30% off with code AHHH)

MAC Cosmetics lips makeup
$16 – nordstrom.com

Day to Night Glam

Winter Coat Day to Night


You guys, this coat!! I am in love with the shape and structure! I created these day and night looks in my attempt to justify the major splurge. It is definitely an investment piece, and you truly can take it from day to night. But just in case your spare cash is tied up in slightly more lucrative investments, here are some alternatives. This ultimate save (which has the added bonus of being navy!), this classic piece (on sale for 30%), and this a bit more trenchy look.


Vince long grey dress
$505 – harveynichols.com

Topshop short feather dress
$250 – nordstrom.com

Alexander McQueen herringbone coat
$3,545 – harveynichols.com

Burberry black knee boots
couture.zappos.com

Givenchy handbag
lanecrawford.com

Winter in the City

Winter Outfit Navy Burgundy

When it comes to winter style, clean lines and lady-like structure is a beautiful go-to combo. These burgundy Armani pants capture this perfectly. Their bold color and structure can carry the outfit, so pairing them with a crisp white shirt and elegant heels is sufficient. We looove the combination of burgundy and navy. In fact, we’ve been a little obsessed with navy this fall/winter season… This coat and bag are absolutely divine and complement the rest of the outfit beautifully. Simple, classic jewelry complete the look.

Burberry coat
stylebop.com

Emporio Armani red pants
$285 – armani.com

Christian Louboutin red pumps
saksfifthavenue.com

Givenchy handbag
luisaviaroma.com

Gucci pearl jewelry
$295 – flannels.com