Layered Lace

For as long as I can remember I’ve had a serious love for wool coats. I started my collection at a young age and this long black coat was one of the founding members. My love for coats may not come as a surprise, but the fact that I sewed this number may be a little shocking. Growing up I loved to sew, it was one of my favorite hobbies. I loved the creativity and the fact that I could make something amazing out of a simple piece of fabric. My high school sewing teacher was one of my favorite people as she allowed our small class to have full reign on projects. This coat is one of the many beautiful creations that stemmed from her continuous encouragement. When I designed the pattern for this coat, I knew I wanted it to be classy and timeless with a hint of playfulness; when I came across this beautiful silk fabric, I knew it was absolutely perfect for the lining! Today when I wear my coat I’m happy it’s still a wonderful piece, eight years after I made it.

I was lucky enough to make a friend when we were taking photos!

Dress: H&M (similar, love this one too) | Coat: My own design (similar)
Heels: Aldo (similar) | Necklace: XXI (similar) | Bracelet: J.Crew

Black on Black

Happy Thursday! I’m so excited to share my very first outfit post with all of you today! I’ve been thinking about posting one for a while as I love seeing the creative and pretty outfits that so many of you share on a daily basis! I was a little hesitant to add outfits to my blog as I’ve gotten used to posting collages, delicious recipes and sharing my photography; but then again, a little change is always good and the timing just felt right! I decided to share this outfit as it’s a pretty typical weekend outfit for me; it’s casual and fun without being too laid back and boring! The hints of gold add a classy element and the leopard print loafers keep the outfit light-hearted and fun! The leather jacket is one of my favorite pieces; I’ve had it for a long time and it’s butter soft making it very comfortable. I’d love to hear your thoughts on my first post – would you like to see more outfit posts in the future?

Leather Jacket: Danier (similar) | Sweater: J.Crew | Jeans: WESC
Loafers: Target | Scarf: Gap (almost identical) | Clutch: ASOS
Sunglasses: Vogue | Bracelets: J.Crew, ASOS | Lips: MAC