Hat: H&M (similar here) Lipstick: “Taboo” by Iman Cosmetics Sweater: Singer 22 Skirt: H&M (old, similar here) Shoes: Aldo (or similar here) Jacket: Zara (similar here) Fur collar H&M (old but similar here) Clutch: Thrifted Photos by: J. Coerbell
Ok, so where do I start with this post?…. Lets start with the faux fur collar. I bought this almost 3 years ago at H&M and I didnt wear it much because it kept sliding off my bomber jackets. So then I got two safety pins and literally pinned it to each side of the jacket. It was perfection. It turned any jacket or outfit really, into a master peice. I’d wear it with all black all the time last season when I’d be in a rush out the door to go shopping in the city. Perfect, effortless, quick, chic kind of look. The fur collar made the entire look everytime. I could practically wear any monochromatic look and the fur collar on my black bomber was EVERYTHING.
Then, the rancher hat. I got at H&M last year and only wore it a few times. I feel like THIS season is definitely the time for hats. I’ve been seeing hats on the streets, the magazines and in store campaigns every where. I’m also in love with the Anthroplogie one I linked under the post for a similar option. But I know I’m crazy for wanting 2 hats of the same color (my inner hoarder is screaming right now) So I’ll chill. Any who, lol, my room mate took these pics of me. If I say so myself, she def caught me at some immaculate moments. Thank you Ms. Coerbell.
Ok, so here it is… THIS is what I want, THIS Wednesday. These red lace up sandals for the spring (in fashion you always have to think one season ahead) and this bright red coat is EVERYTHING. You are sure to be the it factor in every room you enter with a coat like this. And a classic camel colored bag and a black one? yes, yes and yes! Round it off with a leather dress and a faux fur collar that you can wear with ANY coat? Yaaaaasssss!!! Lol. LOVING these picks as I whip out my card to enter for immediate purchase!
Coat: 5 Preview Thermal: Singer22 Pants: Zara Pumps: Zara (similar here) Rings: Nasty Gal (similar) Lipstick: Iman Cosmetics “Taboo” Photos by: J. Coerbell
So where do I start? So much to say here. Yeah, I went back to my ombre. I love jet black hair for the fall but I was missing my ombre hair. Truth is, I wasn’t entirely ready to give it up. Although the beau loves the jet black on me, this one is for me hun. Lol. And this lipstick. Its from Iman Cosmetics Fall/Winter Collection available in Jan 2014. This deep purple is actually from their lip affair lip palette. They literally turned all 5 shades into their own individual lipsticks. So in love!
Then, I MUST make clear note of these beautiful floral pants from Zara. I’ve had these pants for almost a year and still havent worn them and for some reason I was inspired when I decided to style my charcoal coat from 5 Preview. They’re from a zara haul I did on my youtube channel, where I got tons of amazing pieces at the zara fall sale in Las Vegas earlier this year. So if you don’t already know from the multiple posts about coats, I’m in love with statement coats. I got this coat from 5 Preview this summer from their A/W 2013/14 Collection. You may not think a charcoal coat can work like this, but oh baby it did. I love coats like this too, a little over sized and totally unexpected. You wont see everyone in it either, right up my alley. 5 Preview has some really dope pieces and I love their brand. I love shopping on sites like this too, that has a low key almost underground yet fashionable vibe.
And these blush colored pumps? LUST, LOVE and LIFE is what these give me! Ughhhhh! So when I saw them I fell in love with the cut. Yeah they’re cut low, but this is New York, we’ll sacrifice a little exposure on our feet in the cold every now and then. I absolutely love them though. I can see myself wearing them with literally EVERYTHING. Fall, Winter and Spring!
So this winter, like most winters, a number of coats will appear in most of our favorite stores. This one happened to be my ultimate must have this season. So I watched and basically stalked this coat for months. Then I saw it on Romwe’s
site and almost died. And thats when I realized this trend will probably take the winter by storm, lol. Of course, most stores wont catch on to this trend until next year like the leather sleeved coats (including my Walter Baker trench
with the leather sleeves from last year).
What’s not to love?, this coat is just so effortless. I mean, I’m completely in lust for statement coats I can throw on in the cold months with the most basic of pieces. When its cold outside and too cold to even think, all I want is comfort and warmth. So knowing that I can throw on anything or even just jeans and a tee with this teddy bear knit coat, sounds like the ultimate combination in warmth and comfort for me.
I’m not really sure that you understand when I say this but I NEED this coat in my life. Ok, so we know that plaid is very much everything for the season right? If you didnt know, it is (for me at least). But plaid in a coat?! yes yes yesssss! This is perfect for my all black everything approach to this winter. I literally wake up and throw on all black everywhere I go this winter, (except on vacay), but like for trips to the store, shopping, where ever I literally walk like a zombie over to my closet and swipe anything black.
Then what better way to solidify my lust for all black than with the 40% off sale over at Nasty Gal right now for their black friday sale?! Ok, if you didn’t know, per my last post, Nasty Gal is doing 40% off of everything all black on their site until midnight tonight. And guess what? this coat is on their sale too!!!!! But they didn’t have my size left :-(. Then i spent about an hour scouring the internet to see where else I could find this coat in my size, and I even got a little cocky thinking I’d find it for less, NOT! Nonetheless, maybe someone else will be happier with the purchase in their size, so I reluctantly give you the link to this bomb.com coat…. here
. Lol, XO
From left: Roble, Unique, Monica Watkins Ford Model & Founder of Art In Motion (@artinmotionshow), Saviorelmundo
(Photos via Unique’s Instagram, except the top one by Faison Noir & StyleNina)
I’ve never done a piece on men’s fashion but who better to start with than international recording artist Unique Zayas. I remember meeting Unique and thinking *his white bomber jacket is TDF (To Die For)*. He wore it with a plaid button up layered with a black v-neck, and some black jeans. It was everything. And then OMG for his fur in the pic above. *dead*
Ok, I’ll dish about his fashion a little later (I’ll stay on track for now lol). I had the esteemed pleasure of being a part of his “Unique Movement In Action” UMIA A knight for a cause. An event for breast cancer awareness. Inspired by his favorite and beautiful aunt “Titi Lisa” who was battling with breast cancer when he started this movement. Unique brought several NY based artists together for one special night for one very special cause, including Chef Roble, Adrienne Bailon, Coco & Breezy, Iman Cosmetics, (Brandy even sent a video shout out) and a slew more of talented individuals. There were artists painting throughout the night and as Unique performed . He sang covers of a few songs that inspired him in his own way, bringing a very special and *I know* “Unique” way to each cover but it was everything. The entire night was nothing short of inspiring and amazing.
If you dont know, now you know: This man is talented, humble and the most fashionable man I see right now. You “outta” know…. UNIQUE ZAYAS. For more pics from the event and of Unique and his great style, visit and follow his instagram page: @unique_zayas
Welcome to “What I Want Wednesdays” a guaranteed weekly delivery of the items I’m coveting now. So now, no matter how busy or hectic my life gets, I’m committing to the simple task of posting my wish list of items once a week. And besides, who’s ever too busy to SHOP? Certainly not me. Here’s what I want, for THIS wednesday. *woop woop*
So you know how much fun I had with this haul right? This was the one day jewelry sale on nastygal.com from their $1 jewelry sale. Here’s what all the hype was about!
Here they are, and a few other top picks: