Black, Brown, Navy, Rose Gold

Dear Mia,

It has been so windy the last few days, as you can see. I’ve really started to miss those balmy 40 degree days. There’s been a lot of layering going on.

Confession: I don’t like this outfit. There’s just something… off, but I can’t identify it. I think… I may have liked a brown shoe better. Ah well. Hindsight. I’ve been really feeling black and brown lately, which you know if you’ve seen my Pinterest style board in the last week. Practically obsessed.

I’m wearing my Vivienne Vivienne Tam faux fur vest (c/o a gift card from TJ Maxx), Vince shirt, J.Crew chevron shirt (Dec 2010), J Brand jeans (similar), MIA wedge ankle boots, and Anthropologie necklace. My Coach Court bag is vintage, but it’s available on


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Black Winter Outerwear

Dear Nnenna,

I got these touch screen gloves for Christmas this year! This style seems to work better for me than the metallic thread ones, but the tips of my fingers do get cold after a while.

But! I can use my phone without the rest of my hands getting freezing and any more dried out than they already are. Cold weather is so harsh on my skin.

The rest of my outfit is pretty boring, although the coat’s new. Lined with Thinsulate so it’s really warm, but I got it in petite and that might have been a mistake. I think the shoulders have to be let out. I’m wearing the old scarf from Talbots again, J.Crew coat, Joe’s Jeans… jeans, MIA ankle boots, and Coach sunglasses and bag.


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Under the Yellow Tree

November 4, 2011

This tree has since dropped every single one of these pretty yellow leaves. I was hoping they’d hang on for longer, but I think the snowstorm wasn’t too kind to the leaves this year.

The changing seasons always remind me of wabi-sabi (the fleetingness of all things). Fall is the only season I’ve never seen in Japan and I’d love to go and stay for the entire season. I imagine it’s even more beautiful than winter and spring. All the red maple trees must look amazing.

Anthropologie sweater, MM Couture dress, MIA boots, Coach bag (vintage), Talbots scarf, tree necklace (grandmother’s).