Monday, September 30, 2013

{OUTFIT POST} ICED COFFEE, BLACK...


{ Black cards, black cars, all black everything }

 Before I moved to New York, my mom was keen to frequently remind me that in New York City, you can't leave the house unprepared (much like a boy scout). She always meant this in regards to dress— since you never know who you might meet. True as this is, sometimes a girl doesn't want to go through the whole dog-and-pony show (real pants? actual shoes?) just to get a quick coffee on a Saturday morning.

And so where did this leave me on one such Saturday? I reached for a new favorite go-to combination for fall— sweatshirt, leather leggings and chic, easy slippers. An all-black ensemble with no zippers, laces or buttons makes for a throw-on-and-go look that still looks "prepared." Comfy, stretchy and no effort required? That's my idea of a perfect Saturday ensemble. A dash of leopard makes for the icing on the proverbial cake.


It's worth noting two things here— the first being that this simple sweatshirt was a steal of a find for about $17 at Forever 21, and the second is that these Paige Denim leggings are actually ultra-soft vegan leather (and jersey on the back), and retain their stretch (no saggy knees!) after a day's wear. I'm wholeheartedly obsessed on both accounts.





Along with all-black basics, the little effortless extras make this the ideal "Fancy seeing you here!" outfit for a perfectly sunny-but-cool early fall day. Calf-hair slippers can go from the streets to curled up on the couch in an instant, and a backpack makes the perfect carryall alternative to a fussier handbag.

[Photos by Meghan]

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7 comments:

  1. Love the leather leggings & those slippers are fab - The perfect Fall uniform!

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  2. everything turned out so well! all black errrrrthing. you da cutest! (now let me borrow those leggings!)

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  3. I'm swooning over those pants! Heck yes, they're fabulous!

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  4. A perfect outfit. It looks amazing on you. I love it. Simple and charming.

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  5. Loving your effortless chic look! The leopard slippers are super cute. I have leopard cat slippers and can't wait to style them.
    x
    Nina

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  6. I love those Paige leather leggings. I've wanted them since last season. Wish they weren't so expensive! Def worth the investment though. Love the outfit.

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  7. I love those pants! So cute :)

    xo,
    Jamie

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