Coat Check

Here in NYC, we've been experiencing an unseasonable fall with temps mimicking more spring than autumn. No complaints on my end, however I am a realist and know it's just a matter of time before the cold front hits. Not one to be caught out there, I began to move all my cool weather pieces towards the front of the closet.  Coats are a personal fave because of their ability to keep me warm while looking pulled together. I've made a lists of some of my favorites ranging in price and style for every budget and fashion sense.

Pastel Long Wool Trench midi version here//Pink Fedora//Colorblock handbag//pink 2-in-1 trench
Why it works: A trench wool coat, like the one from Roaman's, is a closet staple usually seen in darker colors like black and navy and the most common, camel. The introduction of a pastel pink shade immediately updates it without taking away from it's classic aesthetic.

Houndstooth Long vest//Bow tie//Long Cardigan//Kate Spade Agenda//Manolo Blahnik Pumps
Why it works: Layering is not just a trend, but essential to maintaining warmth. Lately, we've been seeing long sleeveless vests as an alternate to wearing a coat (check out the one by Carmakoma). It's an option to adding warmth without the bulk.  Try it!

Quilted Jacket//Distressed jeans//Lipstick//Ankle booties
Why it works: Quilted jackets are the epitome of fall outerwear-think harvesting, barn jackets and the latter. I love this look with leather or suede accents, paired with ankle booties and distressed jeans.  It surfaces as the ultimate casual hip weekend look.

Which look would you wear?


Besides my love of mixing neutrals together, this skirt had me at first sight. What's not to love-accordion pleats, rich dark espresso hue, and in a modest length. I actually wore it twice in one week to work! I love when I make a great purchase.  Lucky for you all, this skirt is currently at 60% off!

Loft sweater (love the jewels on the collar)//Faux leather skirt (60% off)//ShoeDazzle Pumps similar here colorful version here//Double pearl earrings

My Habit

A quick look from a few weeks ago featuring this voluminous shirt-dress I scored from MyHabit. If you're not familiar with MH, it's the brainchild of Amazon. MyHabit is a fashion and lifestyle website offering up to 60% off designer brands for women, men and home. So far, I've managed to purchase a pair of leather knee-high Kate Spade boots, a Kate Spade coat amongst other items including higher-end makeup. Definitely, check it out!

Ok, now back to the look. I have been on the hunt for a white shirtdress for years now. You read right, yearss.  You've heard me time and time again touch on the importance of a quintessential white button down in your wardrobe.  Now, add a longer hemline, and it's kismet. My daily peruse on Myhabit brought me to this high-low hem shirtdress.  I paired the dress with boots and quilted cap but grabbed my jacket right before exiting my house. With good reason, the temp dropped drastically as the day went by.

Myhabit Shirtdress, very similar here and here//Quilted cap//Zara OTK boots (old) similar here bought these//F21 moto jacket (old) love this (on clearance too)
myhabit shopping

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HouseEnvy: Gold and White Bedroom

As you can see, the blog has undergone a design update. Thanks to web designer Color Crush Creative, she managed to bring into fruition my design ideas for CurvEnvy. The whole process reignited my home decor passion and I've decided to share it with you all hoping for some feedback in an on-going series I'd like to begin, entitled HouseEnvy. First room on the list, our master bedroom.

This past winter, in need of some visual stimulation, I decided to start on an accent wall directly behind our bed. With no motivation or energy to paint, I went the temporary wall art route and purchased metallic gold polka dots vinyl stickers.  They were inexpensive, and this way, if I didn't like it, I could easily peel them off leaving no damage to the wall.  I ended up loving the wall and it took minutes to do (I chose to go for more of a scattered effect).

DESIGN STYLE contemporary and modern clean lines with added whimsical eclectic touches like this faux deer head.

We currently have an upholstered white leather tufted bed which I posted posted about here. As of now, the room is a myriad of white and gold colors. We inherited a family heirloom (Persian rug) which we added underneath the bed.  I'd like to add some warmth to the room by introducing an accent color. I'm toying with blue.

Current look: (minus the pillows and deer head)
Me bedroom so far.
Note: This is a rendering of what our bedroom looks like designed with items that look similar to what we own

Inspiration Board

Where to find:
Stripe lamp shade
Gold stripe curtain panels
Aqua Curtain panels
Spray Paints
My mirrors were hand-me-downs but check your local thrift shops and good will for vintage finds.

I'm hoping to have our bedroom 90% done, if not 100% by the holidays. Now to talk my husband into incorporating the deer head.

Comment and offer suggestions. I always look forward to a critical eye



For the Love of Cheetah

Not to beat a dead horse, but you all know that I love a transitional piece. This one right here can go from the office, to weekend chic, and right into date night sexy.

Day Time Chic with a fur vest and suede booties

Can't forget about the office. Just throw on a pencil skirt or even a full midi on top and you're set.

FTF cheetah print romper c/o// INC fur vest (old) love this one// Suede booties (soldout) similar versions here and here//Chanel Bag//Patent leather pumps//AT Trench Jacket

Which one was your favorite?  
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