Somehow I didn’t realize that I’m addicted to black and white? How does someone not know this? I was so excited to share with everyone this amazingly chic dress from Kate Spade, but quickly faced a quandry of outerwear. My go-to wool vest will no longer cut it because it’s POLAR VORTEX up in here, ya’ll.
**Sigh,**there’s so many phrases in life I never wanted to have as a regular in my vocabulary. Polar Vortex is very high on that list of phrases. Cold or not, we were shooting this dress, dangit. The fact that my winter outerwear purchase for the season was, well, sleeveless posed a major point of contention for me. Shell out a chunk of change that I can only wear when it’s fifty-five and above? Not about that game, no sir. But then I remembered: L A Y E R S. I’ve layered leather jackets, shearlings, sweaters, blazers, you name it under this thing.
When I actually got bundled up and glanced in the mirror to do a final once-over, I realized I shrouded in a blinding white and black pieces. Shocking. White is the anti-thesis to New York City, but somehow White + Black makes sense. With my black and white and leather jackets and gloves and a HUGE bow at my neck, I turned to my husband and said, “I’m actually having a Karl Lagerfeld moment.” Genius!
Here is a picture of Karl, for reference:
Learning new things about myself all the time. I think that’s what your twenties are for: mapping out grey areas and sorting black from white.
xo – Haley
Wearing: Dress – Kate Spade, Leather Jacket – Ralph Lauren (old, similar here), Vest – Intermix (sold out, try this), Gloves – Moschino (love these), Tights – Forever 21, Shoes – Zara (old, love the color of these!), Sunnies – Ray Ban