My Favorite Winter Looks! (And where to buy them!)

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A Parka is a must have for cold weather, and this gorgeous Dawn Levy one is my favorite! This style I am wearing here has sold out, but a very similar one is on sale now at Bloomingdales!   Buy it HERE!  Click HERE to see other coats by Dawn Levy. Click the links below for similar Parkas on sale now!

Bag: Alexander Wang Diego, Boots: Jeffrey Campbell, Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs

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Here is another one of my favorite Parka looks.  This one is by Free People. I love that the bottom zips off, and the sleeves as well!  The Antik Batik clutch is the perfect compliment. Parka: Free People, Boots: Rag and Bone, Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Clutch: Antik Batik Quilted leather skirt- Topshop (Similar looks below!)
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I love neon coats in Winter, and J Crew makes the best ones!  I love mixing patterns like leopard with bright colors, it’s the perfect way to brighten up the cold Winter months!    Boots: Stuart Weitzman, Bag: Alexander Wang, Sunglasses: Karen Walker                            *************************Shop this look below!!!!*****************************

 

 

 

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I love leopard and studs, even in the cold weather. 😉  This coat is from Asos, and the bag is vintage Chanel.  My Chloe Susanna boots are easily one of my favorite pairs of shoes- in all seasons!  Shop this entire look below!
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I love layering fur vests over coats to make them warmer, and to change up the look of old coats in your closet. Here I put a fur vest over my Mackage coat.  The fur trapper hat is a great finishing touch. Shop this entire look below!!!
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Bright Snow Shiny Day! (And winner of Asos coat giveaway announced!)

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Julie nemo 15 Bright Snow Shiny Day!  (And winner of Asos coat giveaway announced!)Julie nemo 17 Bright Snow Shiny Day!  (And winner of Asos coat giveaway announced!)Julie nemo 16 Bright Snow Shiny Day!  (And winner of Asos coat giveaway announced!)Hello from snow buried NYC!!!  As most of the world knows, NYC, and the surrounding areas of New England were covered in a blanket of snow this weekend.  (The timing of “Nemo” hitting us at the start of Fashion Week  was definitely NOT ideal!) But, I can’t say it’s not beautiful!  Me, being the stubborn fashionista that I am, insisted on wearing my tall wedge Steve Madden boots despite the thick ice and snow.   You should have seen the look on my boyfriend’s face when I emerged from the bedroom in these! We had a meeting in our neighborhood, so I figured walking a few blocks to brunch in these babies wouldn’t be bad. After all…..there is rubber on the bottom! Boy, was I wrong! All I can say is thank God for railings,parked cars, and my boyfriend to hold on to! LOL  Since it was so cold, I opted to put a warm fur vest over my wool Mackage coat.  I love layering vests over coats to give them a fresh look.  I also love the look of fur over coats, and this is a great way to get that look without spending a ton of money.  It’s also a good way to wear old coats, and make them look new again!  The vest was an ebay find btw. 😉 Lastly, I wore bright blue cobalt to brighten up the black, and as you know from THIS POST, I love neon brights in Winter! How are you dressing for the storm? Tell me in the comments below.

Anyway, this has been an exciting weekend so far. My boyfriend, an up and coming actor and comedian, (and a pretty good blog photographer if I do say so myself), appeared on national television yesterday, and had host Vinnie Politan laughing in stitches on HLN’S Making it in America. If you want to laugh, click here to watch the video.

Lastly, the moment we have all been waiting for! The winner of my Asos Leopard Coat Giveaway! The winner is Annie!  I will be contacting her now! Congrats Annie! The winner was picked randomly.  Stay tuned for TWO more giveaways this month!!! And thanks for reading! Continue to follow me on Facebook, and Twitter for more updates and giveaways!
xoxoxoxo

Julie

 

Coat: Mackage (Similar HERE),  Fur Vest: Ebay find (Similar HERE), Jeans: Forever 21, Sweater: Forever 21, Boots: Steve Madden (Similar HERE *LOVE THESE!*), Gloves: J Crew, Hat: Urban Outfitters (Similar HERE and HERE), Bag: Celine, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

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High Fashion in Machine City

Julie bike show main photo High Fashion in Machine City We spent this past Sunday at the Motorcycle show at the Javitz Center. What gorgeous bikes! I especially loved this yellow one.  Think it matches my outfit? LOL

Julie bike show 13 fixed small for blog High Fashion in Machine City There is something so badass about riding a motorcycle in a skirt and heels. I had images of myself hightailing it out of NYC on my yellow bike-very Bonnie and Clyde.  Too bad I don’t know how to ride bikes. 🙁

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bike show pink bike High Fashion in Machine City Of course, this pink bike caught my eye.

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bike show painting High Fashion in Machine City I LOVED the Harley-Davidson art by UHL Studios!  Gorgeous artwork! I was tempted to take something home!

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PAINTING AND MODEL High Fashion in Machine City The model for the painting was at the show! Too cool!

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Julie bike show row of bikes High Fashion in Machine City I didn’t take any bikes home, but maybe next time. 😉  I love the pop of floral in my skirt against the black I was wearing. I love mixing things like black motorcycle boots with floral patterns to combine masculine with feminine. I thought this was the perfect look for a bike show.
XOXOXO
JULIE

Top: Forever 21, Skirt: Forever 21, Tights: PLUSH Fleece lined tights (really warm for this cold weather!), Boots: Rag and Bone Newbury boots (I wear these literally all the time, they are as comfortable as sneakers) Bag: Celine, Rings: YSL and CC Skye, Bracelet: Hermes, Necklace: Pamela Love (Seen also HERE and HERE) Coat: Dawn Levy (Similar HERE and HERE)

You can purchase those gorgeous paintings, and take a look at their other designs by checking out UHL STUDIOS.

Check out these items below to create a similar look! 😉

Sweet Friday- Cupcakes and Camouflage

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We spent a very sweet night at Martha’s Bakery in Astoria. 😉

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Strawberry please………..

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I went on a cupcake date tonight with my incredible boyfriend, (who also happens to be my photographer).  We love Martha’s Bakery in our neighborhood! The baked goods are made fresh daily and rival almost any bakery you can name. My favorite is the red velvet. 😉 It was a very rainy night, so I went casual in my skinny jeans, and brightened up the look with a neon cashmere sweater from J Crew, under a camo studded jacket from Zara. I love mixing patterns and colors.  I am also loving neon lately, as you can see from my nails, and latest blog posts.  Maybe it’s because it’s so dark lately in NYC…….. wearing bright colors just seems to make you feel happier. 😉  Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
xoxo
Julie

Bag: Celine (Similar HERE)  Sweater: J Crew,(select colors on sale. I also love THESE and THIS ONE)  Camo Jacket: Zara (Similar HERE and HERE), Jeans: Levis, Boots: Rag and Bone, Skull Ring: Alexander McQueen, F-U Ring: CC Skye, Spike bracelet: CC Skye, Pink bracelet: J Crew, Bangle: House of Harlow

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The Fashion Minx and The Sequin Cinderella in NYC!!!

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So excited to finally meet Nicola in person!!!

I was lucky enough to meet and work with the fabulous, and well known Irish blogger Nicola from The Sequin Cinderella! This was Nicola’s first trip to NYC, and she loved it! For our shoot, we chose Times Square, the heart of NYC as our location.  We chose to wear skirts and dresses mixed with boots which give off a tough/feminine look- which is perfect for this city. We hit Sephora, walked around Times Square, and had fun with some police officers! Of course, we also talked shopping, finding deals in the city, and ways to protect yourself from the harsh NYC winter temps while still showcasing your style! Read on for details on on what we were wearing and our tips for chic winter style! xoxoxo

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It was a very cold night, which called for a lot of layering! I am a huge fan of fur vests because you can layer them under, or above a coat or jacket! (That night I did both)  I wore my blue feather vest from Topshop.  I love the texture of it, and it’s super warm!  There are tons of adorable fur vests out there, both real and faux. I also love THIS ONE, THIS ONE,  and THIS ONE. Nicola wore a gorgeous lace dress from Zara with studded boots by Chiara Ferragni. I love the look of a feminine lace dress mixed with tough biker style boots.  Similar dresses HERE, and HERE.  Also, I love these studded boots by ASH.   I went with a cobalt blue theme, wearing my blue Celine (similar bag HERE) , blue J Crew top, and my blue bubble necklace. Oh….and my cobalt blue YSL ARTY RING.  (They were recently discontinued, so if you are lusting after one, get one now!!)

I was wearing:

Top: J Crew, Skirt: Forever 21, Feather vest: Topshop, (similar HERE and HERE), Necklace: J Crew bubble necklace, Ring: YSL Arty ring (Get one before they sell out! Also buy HERE), Boots: Rag & Bone Newbury, Bag: Celine (Similar HERE), Bracelets: Hermes CDC and House of Harlow bangle, Fur Headband: Adrienne Landau, (Similar HERE and HERE), Coat: DKNY

On Nicola:

Dress: Zara. (Similar HERE and HERE), Studded blazer: Zara (Similar HERE), Boots: Chiara Ferragni, (Similar HERE and HERE) Ear cuffs:Topsop, Bag: Louis Vuitton

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