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

IMG 9559 My Favorite Winter Looks! (And where to buy them!)

 

IMG 9554 My Favorite Winter Looks! (And where to buy them!)

 

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

*************************************SHOP THIS LOOK BELOW!!***********************************

IMG 9625 My Favorite Winter Looks! (And where to buy them!)
IMG 8514 My Favorite Winter Looks! (And where to buy them!)
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!)
1426592 540496092694559 1334768635 n My Favorite Winter Looks! (And where to buy them!)
IMG 9626 My Favorite Winter Looks! (And where to buy them!)

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!!!!*****************************

 

 

 

julie leopard coat 3 My Favorite Winter Looks! (And where to buy them!)
close up Chanel bag My Favorite Winter Looks! (And where to buy them!)
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!
Julie Nemo fixed1 My Favorite Winter Looks! (And where to buy them!)
Julie nemo 14 My Favorite Winter Looks! (And where to buy them!)
 
Julie nemo 151 My Favorite Winter Looks! (And where to buy them!)
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!!!
*****************************HAPPY SHOPPING!!!!********************************

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

Julie nicola 83 The Fashion Minx and The Sequin Cinderella in NYC!!!

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

Julie Nicola 10 fixed2 The Fashion Minx and The Sequin Cinderella in NYC!!!julie nicola 11 fixed2 The Fashion Minx and The Sequin Cinderella in NYC!!!Julie and Nicola 21 The Fashion Minx and The Sequin Cinderella in NYC!!!Julie Nicola posting in widow brighter colors2 The Fashion Minx and The Sequin Cinderella in NYC!!!(Nicola and I clowning around in Sephora! Think we could get jobs as live mannequins?)

Julie and Nicola sephora 4 cropped1 The Fashion Minx and The Sequin Cinderella in NYC!!!

Julie and Nicola in Sephora1 The Fashion Minx and The Sequin Cinderella in NYC!!!Julie and Nicola sephora 21 The Fashion Minx and The Sequin Cinderella in NYC!!!Julie and Nicola sephora2 The Fashion Minx and The Sequin Cinderella in NYC!!!Julie Nicola 1 fixed1 The Fashion Minx and The Sequin Cinderella in NYC!!!Julie and Nicola police car1 The Fashion Minx and The Sequin Cinderella in NYC!!!Julie and Nicola times square1 The Fashion Minx and The Sequin Cinderella in NYC!!!IMG 59581 The Fashion Minx and The Sequin Cinderella in NYC!!!(Nicola’s boyfriend Alan and my boyfriend Chris enjoying dinner with us at The Brooklyn Diner)

couples Nicola and Julie The Fashion Minx and The Sequin Cinderella in NYC!!!(The four of us at dinner after a long night of shooting and hanging out in Times Square)

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

SHOP THESE LOOKS BELOW!!!!

Urban Jungle

Julie graffitti wall blog post2 Urban JungleJulie in front of grafitti wall 21 Urban JungleJulie quilted jacket grafitti wall cropped2 Urban JungleJulie in front of grafitti wall1 Urban Junglejulie store1 Urban JungleJulie train station blog post1 Urban Junglejulie subway station1 Urban JungleJulie subway1 Urban JungleJulie on subway stairs1 Urban JungleJulie crouching blog post Urban JungleJulie crouching blog post 21 Urban JungleJulie shoe repair1 Urban JungleJulie Astoria park bal jacket1 Urban Jungle

I paired two of Fall’s biggest trends for a fresh look: metallics and burgundy.  I found this awesome metallic skirt at Minusey for a great price.  I think the skirt adds a great pop of color in this dark, dismal Fall weather!  My burgundy quilted Balenciaga jacket is still my favorite Fall piece, and the color is just amazing.  I shot these photos in Astoria where I live……LOVE this city!  All photos by the amazing Katharine Andriotis. Details below on where to buy these items and recreate this look!

Jacket: BALENCIAGA (similar HERE and HERE) ** Also, for GREAT prices on Balenciaga jackets, as well as other designer items,  go to HG BAGS online!!   Skirt: MINUSEY **GREAT DEAL!** (Similar HERE and HERE), Bag: Celine Nano (similar HERE and HERE) Boots: Rag & Bone (Similar HERE and HERE), Ring: YSL, Necklace: Pamela Love ( last seen HERE)

Photos: Katharine Andriotis

SHOP THIS LOOK BELOW!!!

Black and Burgundy

Julieburgandyjacketcopy zpsd81f465d1 Black and BurgundyJulieburgandyjacket2 zpsbcb3a9a7 Black and BurgundyJulieburgandyjacketcloseup zps7d0c2aef Black and Burgundy477766 10151235631838760 208812659 o Black and BurgundyMe and Sheree posing in front of Barney’s windows.

IMAG1742 zps052eef4f Black and BurgundyBarney’s Christian Louboutin window display with pumps underwater, and fish swimming around them.  I LOVE IT!!!

 

Here are some quick shots as I was running around the city today. 😉 Stopped by Barneys to see what was out for Fall, and also wanted to check out their new windows….THEY ARE GORGEOUS. I also met up with my friends Debbie and Sheree.  Burgundy is a HUGE color this season, so I was happy to finally be able to wear my burgundy Balenciaga quilted jacket.  (This was another huge investment buy.) When I saw the color I had to get it! I am actually seeing this color EVERYWHERE now. I will be doing a blog post soon on the best deals this season on bags, shoes, jackets and clothing in this deep rich color. Stay tuned for that! 😉 xoxo Julie

Jacket: Balenciaga (Similar HERE, HERE, AND HERE), Jeans: J Brand, Ring:YSL, Bag: Celine Nano (Similar HERE, AND HERE) Boots: Rag and Bone Newbury (So comfortable!!) Belt: Hermes (Similar HERE), Sunglasses: House of Harlow

Oh Sheree:

Jacket: Balencaga (Similar HERE) Bag: Celine Phantom (Similar HERE)

CHECK OUT MY PICKS FOR THE HOTTEST FALL ITEMS BELOW!!!

 

Red and black

Julienanoedited2 11 Red and blackJulienanoedited42 Red and blackJulie nano Red and blackJulieeditedcopy1 Red and blackjulie11 Red and blackIMG 5455 Red and black

I love colored jeans!  One of the things I am looking forward to this Fall is being able to rock the trend of bright colored, printed, and textured jeans! My love of interesting jeans actually dates back to my childhood.  I remember when I was about 11 years old, my older cousins would come visit me, and they were all wearing jeans with either designs, painted pictures, or cool embroidery on them.  I was so jealous! As I got older, the idea of “printed jeans” wasn’t really in style anymore…….so plain jeans it was for me. 🙁  But now that the trend is back, and improved in my opinion, I am all over it!  It’s an easy way to elevate your outfit, and update your look!  We saw this trend being worn earlier this Spring and Summer, in the form of neon jeans, and tons of jeans with either flowers or warm weather designs on them.  But, for this Fall, the trend is jeans in more jewel toned colors, jeans with deep embroidery, (think your grandma’s drapes), and of course, jeans printed with tons of patterns. ( I recently scored a bunch of awesome jeans at Zara, stay tuned for future blog posts with those)  But yesterday, I kept it simple with my new favorite bright red jeans, on sale from SHOPBOP!  (Buy them HERE!!! ….and similar red jeans HERE, and HERE)  I kept the rest of my outfit black to offset the red.  My Celine Nano is my favorite cross body bag.  It’s great when you are on the go! (Similar cross body bags HERE, and HERE)  Oh, and my Rag & Bone Newbury boots are the best investment purchase I ever made! Seriously, they are the most comfortable ankle boots on the planet! Just read the reviews HERE to see that I  am not kidding!  What are you most looking forward to this Fall?

xoxo

Julie 😉

Photos: Chris Ferretti  Post edit: Sheree Lunn

Jeans: Blank Denim, (similar HERE and HERE) Boots: Rag & Bone,  Bag: Celine (similar HERE, AND HERE) Bangles: handmade (similar HERE) Ring: YSL  Necklace: House of Harlow

 

Check out my picks below for this season’s hottest Fall items!

 

Pop of red

 

 

 

IMG 9890 Pop of redJulie blog photo 2 Pop of red

IMG 20120823 2359441 Pop of red

I love my red Celine Nano. It’s the perfect little bag that fits everything. I took it with me today while shopping with my best friend for her wedding.  We hit a few stores, including Zara…….( next post will show my finds!) I think that a red bag is essential in every wardrobe because it’s a bright color that adds zest,  but it’s also surprisingly neutral.   Red bags go with almost everything. Here are some other great choices for small red bags/clutches. This Loeffler Randall one is adorable, and I love this Rebecca Minkoff clutch, and this one as well. I also live in denim chambray shirts….so comfy and easy to pair with everything! I am wearing this awesome one from Forever 21.  This one is a good choice, and this one as well. Can’t wait for Fall!!!

Jeans: J Brand, Shirt: Forever 21, Sandals: Ash (Similar here), Bracelet: Hermes, Watch: Citizen, (similar here), Spike bracelet: CC Skye, Ring: YSL,

 

CHECK OUT THE ITEMS I AM CURRENTLY OBSESSED WITH BELOW…

Cold night in Times Square

015 1 Cold night in Times Square

The temperature in NYC is dropping.  Perfect excuse to wear my new Mackage “Joey” puffy jacket.  LOVE.  It keeps me super warm, it’s comfortable, and I love the little peep holes for your thumbs. 😉 So glad I grabbed it on sale in Bloomingdales. 

I also took out my new Celine luggage tote for the first time.  What a great bag!  It’s my first Celine, and I totally understand the craze over the line.  The style is amazing, it fits everything, and the craftsmanship is to die for.  Great investment piece. 

 

011 11 Cold night in Times Square

0131 Cold night in Times Square

012 Cold night in Times Square

0181 Cold night in Times SquareAnd what’s a trip to Times Square without a visit from “The Naked Cowboy”? LOL

032 1 Cold night in Times Square034 11 Cold night in Times Square

He was very funny 😉

024 Cold night in Times Square025 Cold night in Times Square027 Cold night in Times Square028 Cold night in Times Square029 Cold night in Times Square
No place is as beautiful as NYC.  But then again, maybe I am biased. 😉

Jacket: Mackage, Scarf: Love Quotes, Pants: Old Navy, Boots: Acne Pistol boots, Ring: YSL, Bag: Celine