If you are going skinny on the bottom go big on the top, especially for winter. The Balmain western boots added just the right amount of attitude and personality.
Leather pants are an essential item for Colorado winters and these particular leather leggings have the fit of a jean, which makes them ten times more comfortable. When paired with a bright fuzzy sweater, cashmere scarf, and huge faux fur coat they make a statement. Add some western looking boots to really get into that Aspen mountain vacation mood. You can subscribe to my YouTube channel to see all my videos.
Helmut Lang Open-Knit Wool-Blend Sweater in Light Gray - Snagged off Shopbop.com for $150 (Retail: $290)
Burning Torch Faux Fur Jacket in Brown - Snagged off Cusp.com for $360 (Retail: $480)
Alexander Wang Stretch Suede Leather Combo Leggings - Worn before here with Vince cashmere cardigan and Fendi studded ankle boots
Miu Miu Platform Bootie in Black - Gift from Boyfriend
Macy's Cashmere-Lined Leather Gloves in Black - Gift from Boyfriend
I was searching and searching for the perfect faux fur coat when I came across this one by Burning Torch. I saw some reviews for it on Shopbop and one person said it made you look like you weigh 300 lbs. However, I still took a chance and ordered it. When I received it I was more than delighted with it. I mean, I knew a faux fur coat was not going to make me look any thinner, but frankly I don't care. I wanted something big and warm and this definitely fit the bill. The lining is silk and as you can see it is green with some plaid, which I think is really beautiful. The lining of garments really matters to me and when I see things lined with polyester I am disappointed. The label Burning Torch uses on their clothing is also interesting. It features a 1940s-esque looking woman and I find that the style of coat, a raccoon fur coat, is what the women wore back then.
I wore the Burning Torch faux fur coat with my Helmut Lang uneven stitch sweater. The sweater did not look as appealing online as it did in person. It is very soft and delicate and you know I love how the hemline is longer in the back. Also, it is the perfect sweater to wear with this T by Alexander Wang bra, which I find myself wearing all the time. Helmut Lang has slowly become one of my favorite designers. Leather and suede leggings have become my winter attire around here since taking photos outdoors isn't as pleasant as it once was in the summer. These Alexander Wang leather leggings keep me toasty warm and I like the bits of suede mixed in. They also have zippers near the ankles, but I didn't unzip them.
My boyfriend bought me these Miu Miu ankle boots for Christmas even though he could have sworn I have a very similar looking pair. I assured him that was not the case. They are basic ankle boots and go with everything and that is what I like about them. These leather gloves lined with cashmere were a Christmas present from last year. They are definitely an essential item in my Colorado winter gear.
The winner of the Society for Rational Dress leather skirt giveaway is Sian from Dublin, Ireland who runs the blog Blondorexic. Congratulations Sian! I want to thank all of you who entered the giveaway and assure you that another giveaway is coming up very soon feauturing jewelry so stay tuned.