cozy thing.

warehouse cardigan, zara top, pants & bag, sam edelman boots

oh my gosh i love this cardigan!  it has to be the warmest and coziest thing i own.  even my heaviest coat doesn't keep me this warm. 


my inner beja.

zara coat, t-shirt & bag, old uo jeans, sam edelman petty's, venita boutique bracelet, deathxchocolate planner/calendar

after going back and fourth about deciding whether to cut my hair or not, i finally made the decision last week to just go and do it...it's not really drastic anyway.  i went to mikey at diPietro Todd salon in walnut creek.  i forgot about my 'hair' board on pinterest and only took a look at it yesterday.  all the freja hair pics i had pinned looked just like my haircut!  i love what he did, he was really good at figuring out what technique would work best for me.  ...so if you're in the bay area, i highly suggest him!!  
since my haircut, i've been subconsciously putting freja (inspired) looks together like tee's, low rise jeans and lot's of black and grey and the chanel touch, like a tweed blazer/coat.  not too far from what i usually wear but i guess i just feel a little more edgy with my shorter hair : P  
anyway, since my schedule has been crazy lately with the holidays and the girls' school functions going on (...AND i'm so forgetful!) i have found it so easy remembering everything with this cute planner/calendar from death by chocolate that i carry around with me in my bag.  i remember all the items i want to bid on, things i have to ship out, dr's appointments and appointments with the girls' teachers.  i love its cute chevron print too. 


winter template.

zara coat, top, belt & bag, vintage levi's cutoffs, aldo boots

blouse + cut-offs + tights + winter coat (especially this one) + booties = default winter outfit.
there's a long story behind this coat starting even before i finally got my hands on it.  i should spare you all the details but i will mention it includes it only being available in the uk, sandro and discontinuation.  there is a new version of this coat in stores right now that i tried on and lusted over every time i went in.  i was ready to buy it but there was something about the fit on me i didn't like.  of course it looked cute on every one else i saw it on.  these are all my favorite pieces as i showed on instagram here last week.

fresh fall.

h&m top (similar heresimilar splurge ) zara skirt (similar one here)& bag, naughty monkey boots c/o

i used to love fall for its boots, coats, sweaters and colors until it felt a little too...cliche or monotonous maybe...  every year it's always a challenge to approach fall differently and give it a fresh take.  if you have been following my blog for at least a year you might already notice that i don't usually dress season appropriate.  i wear sweaters in the summer and shorts in the winter, cream in the fall and black during spring.  and for all of the above reasons, i've avoided tall boots for a long time.  these are probably the first i've liked and worn in the last 5 years.  i'll wear ankle boots or over the knee boots but i get way too picky with the 'normal' height boots.  i quickly put this outfit together as i was avoiding the typical browns, blacks and greys as i was craving color during this storm we had in the last few days.