Waxed cotton, plaid, wool… the key elements are there for a good outing in the Highlands. All I need is a rifle hanging in the crook of my arm as we go off on the hunt! Just kidding. Guns terrify me, it’s just more Downton Abbey delusions running through my head.
However, in the absence of true Scottish nature any where nearby in this concrete jungle, you can always don your Barbour and go down to Mary Queen of Scots or Highlands to set the Scottish mood.
Preface: I look annoyed in this picture, but I’m really not, I was just rushing to snap photos between meetings so it’s all I could capture! This is an outfit of shopping deals. Prada sunnies $80 (Loehmann‘s is worth the dig), Gap skirt $8 (I kid you not), Zara waxed cotton Barbour wannabe $30 (half-off, bam!), Banana Republic necklace $11 (bought at the end-of-the-summer outlet blowout), H&M turtleneck, Enzo Angiolini riding boots $150 (very reasonable).
Inspired by the fashionistas roaming the streets of Lincoln Square during Fashion Week and all the resulting on-the-street fashion blog posts, I decided to do my own little style documentation. It felt a touch conceited, but as one of my favorite bloggers, Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere, said recently in a WSJ interview: “If I have an outfit that I think is particularly cute, I want to share that.” Amen sister. So I was feeling good about my look so why the heck not try it out? Photos courtesy of my lovely friend Sophie and the Camera+ app. xx
Pairing of some of my wardrobe stalwarts: Michael Kors coyote fur trim coat (massive character flaw… I don’t do faux), Zara black pleated crêpe skirt, Spanx opaque tights (hands down the best, well worth the $30), Calvin Klein Olive pumps (super comfortable gel sole)… more below.
Eddie Bauer chambray button-down, Kenneth Jay Lane oversize gold link chain necklace, DryBar ‘Straight Up’ blow-out (such a treat… the day I can afford a membership will be heaven) and to top it all off and stick to my promise of COLOR, I put on Nars lipstick in Heat Wave.