Color

Black Snow

Snow continues to fall as abundant as sunshine on a summer’s day. The world around me carries on muted by the cool silence of winter. Sure, some days the temperature drops down to the single digits, but in a way it’s peaceful. What better way to enjoy it than with some lovely outerwear, wouldn’t you say?

Winter style is often accused of being heavy in dark colors, and for me that is both true and exactly how I like it. Combining a cape with an equally flowy skirt breaks free from the usual stiff cold weather ensembles. Only a black long sleeve was needed underneath since the cape’s textile is already a soft wool. Argyle stockings were an intermission to the solid colors. The ALDO combat boots added some toughness to the feminine elements. The few small bits of color were in a retro radio clutch and blue nail polish.

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“Women who wear black lead colorful lives.” – Neiman Marcus

Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

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AllSaints Makes My Heart Skip a Beat

November has been a month of discoveries for me, and one of those discoveries was a brand called AllSaints. I first heard of it when I saw Lucy Liu wearing a variety of its garments on Elementary. AllSaints is a British retailer with a cool and edgy style. One of the things I really love is the versatility of the pieces. When purchasing new additions to my wardrobe, I’m the type of person who expects them to last for years to come. I like being able to integrate them into countless different looks and AllSaints feels as if they design with that in mind.

My top AllSaints picks:

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Hyde Monument Coat, $650.00

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Window Top, $75.00

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Zaphir Dress, $360.00

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Kayla Shirt, $140.00

Most of the designs are based on structural elements. They are generally sold in muted colors, but their shapes and textures make them immensely far from boring. I can’t wait to have the opportunity to splurge on an AllSaints garment or two someday. Have any of my top picks caught your eye? They certainly have mine.

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Axel Leather Biker Jacket, $725.00

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Raffi Leggings, $75.00

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Hafbec Dress, $215.00

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Mast/Slashed Grey, $160.00

Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

(I was not asked to promote this brand. It’s one of my personal favorites and I wanted to share my thoughts on it. Photos courtesy of AllSaints.com.)

I’m a Hat Person Now

The possibilities are endless when it comes to accessorizing with outerwear. I recently obtained a black wide brim hat that has quickly become a new wardrobe staple for me. Not only is it highly versatile, but it can be worn during any season; whether it be with a light dress in Summer or with layers in Winter. With warmer days now behind us here in Pennsylvania, I opted to wear the hat with layers. A pair of jeans and a black long sleeve shirt provided a canvas to compliment the moto jacket. My mystic hamsa print scarf is a statement piece in itself that blended well with the color palette. Black flats and a gemstone ring were small additions that made the look complete.

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Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna