Invest in What You Love

Invest in what you love. You will wear it.

I am guilty of buying inexpensive pieces that I “kind of” like because the price is enticing and it’s of the moment, maybe even too much so. The dress I am wearing in this post is one of my favorite purchases ever. And yes, I am that crazy person who keeps a mental inventory of their closet and most loved items. I remember how I felt the moment I saw it: true love. I had to have it.

Simone Rochas and J Brand did a collaboration a few years back and I totally missed it online and in stores. I found this perusing the designer/contemporary floor at Century 21* and could not walk past it. Despite its discounted price tag, it was still a substantial purchase for me a few years ago (a few hundred dollars).  But, I absolutely adored the dress, so guess what? I bought it.

I feel put together and chic every time I put it on. It’s architectural yet sweet, universally flattering and like nothing I have seen out there in the attainable price point world, an lbd that’s actually black denim. If you google the collab you can still find items from the collection on ebay and Poshmark. I wasn’t able to find the dress, but the skirt and pant versions are available!

The point I am looking to convey is that it is ok to spend a few more dollars on something that you can foresee wearing for years to come, are able style different ways and makes you feel awesome.

Dress |Simone Rochas x J Brand

Shoes | Avec Moderation

Sunnies | & other stories – also love these

Photos by Michelle Jacobi

xx

* C21 FiDi location

What I’m Wearing: Shades of Grey

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DSCN4710fullsizeoutput_2326I layered up in monochromatic shades of grey with a chunky snood, double layered sweater, and flannel baseball hat. I love the how the different textures of each grey piece add depth to an otherwise simple outfit.

I have been looking for a baseball hat that was more elevated than sporty but also going to keep my head warm. In comes this baby.  I was finding cute versions online but they were upwards of what I wanted to spend.  I popped into Bloomingdales in soho and found this gem for $35.  I picked up the grey flannel with a light brown leather adjustable piece but she also comes in black and olive.

Knit Snood is old Portolano but love this and this etsy version

Layered Sweater, old Zara but love this for it high low length

Striped Denim

Sneakers

 

What I’m Wearing: December Brights

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I scooped this dress at H&M. I love a bold print and wear them year round.

Styled here with denim for a day look but quickly realized it is way better on its own with an ankle boot and tights for these 20 degree days. Points for bare legs if you’re brave. As you can see my legs went uncovered once we went inside!

I wore this dress out to dinner later that night with black tights and these lace up ankle boots. By the way everyone should check out this cozy spot Shalom Japan in Williamsburg for delicious Jewish-Japanese plates.

Dress, wrap version here

Boots

Hat

Vintage gold snake chain, butterfly necklace

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