spots, snow, and shadows

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I’ve always been a fan of the intermittent gray day- especially a quiet gray day with a little snow falling silently (key here: a little snow). I guess I must have been inspired by Mother Nature, because I wound up in a shadowy grayish outfit, which seemed to match the surroundings. It’s the perfect blend of spots, snow, and shadows.

“Silence is a source of great strength.” -Lao Tzu

Top: Gap ($16 marked down from $60)

Blazer: Zara via thrift ($7, retails for $150)

Pants: Shechet (custom, sadly not for sale anymore despite their awesomeness)

Boots: Crown Vintage via DSW ($45 marked down from $120) available here

Necklace: Anthropologie ($14 marked down from $70)

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) As you can see from the photos below, I last featured this shirt and necklace combination with a much lighter look. By adding tall boots and a blazer, the top and necklace went from spring/summer to winter/fall. If I could live in denim and blazers for work…I probably would! I find my favorite denim shirts at Gap; they are regularly on sale and can be washed a ton and still look new. 

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2) Sadly, I finally wore through the soles my old black boots. I don’t even think they can be restored at this point, which is sadly my own doing!  That being said, if you want to keep your boots in good shape, you do need to keep an eye on the heels and soles and bring them in for repairs and restoration potentially every 1-2 years, depending on usage and quality. Remember to store your boots either in their original boxes, or stuffed with paper and standing up. Leather boots will also need conditioning. Check out your shoe brand’s website for specific instructions for your boots!

Anyone else have boot care tips? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! Have a good start to your week!

windy wonder woman (cape)

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Well, per usual, someone is going to have to conduct some sort of intervention with me in regards to my new obsession/love: the windy city wonder woman cape. Seriously, for $25, this cape is pure joy and worth every penny. It’s indoor/outdoor, and basically a stylish fleece blanket that is socially appropriate to wear in public. Okay okay, enough about the cape. I’m also sporting one of my other absolute favorites: my butterfly metamorphosis DVF dress. I’m realizing that most of my articles of clothing have adjectives, names, or titles…I don’t know, readers…I think I’m in too deep with fashion (or just deep enough), but there’s no turning back now…this is my windy wonder woman cape in cahoots with my butterfly metamorphosis dress.

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Dress: Diane Von Furstenberg via Nordstrom Rack ($115, paid $70 with gift card, marked down from $365)
Necklace: Anthropologie ($14 marked down from $70)
Tights: TJ Maxx ($5 marked down from $15)
Heels: Nine West via Savers ($8, retail for $100)
Cape: Nordstrom Rack ($25 marked down from $50)
Work look:
Cardigan: Banana Republic ($18 marked down from $70)
Flats: DSW (long time ago…maybe $15?)
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Fashion Huntress tips:
1) With the heels, this dress looked great, but potentially a little too dressy/night looking for work. I added flats and a cardigan during the day for a day look. As you can see here, the dress looks complete different with a cardigan and flats: 
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For evening, I just put on my heels and ditched my cardigan. Super easy transition!
2) I last featured this dress in fall with purple tights and boots. As you can see below, this dress also looks completely different with colored tights and boots. Never underestimate the power of swapping out basic accessories (tights, necklace, shoes) to make a completely new look with your other pieces!
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Anyone else equally as obsessed with capes? Other trends this fall? Thanks so much for stopping by readers! I appreciate it so much!