Outerwear

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

Leather Love

It’s said that all leathers exhibit their own one-of-a-kind natural markings; that it’s practically impossible to find two samples that share identical surface and color characteristics. This amazingly durable fabric embodies individuality.

Remember the Axel Leather Biker Jacket from AllSaints that I featured in this post? Thanks to the holiday sales, I was over the moon to receive it last year. Its combination of knitted wool and leather does an excellent job of blocking out the northern winter chill. Wearing a black long sleeve underneath, I was ready to brave the cold. I paired it with riding boots and my go-to jeans. Letting the jacket speak for itself, my only accessory was a white and gold clutch from ASOS. As for my makeup, it included a clear lip gloss from Stila and a purple eyeliner from Urban Decay labeled Tornado.

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Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

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