Leggings, Lace and a bit of Comme (OOTW)

14 February 2010

After living here for six weeks, I've become quite accustomed to the New York climate, which includes sunny days, infrequent bouts of rain and freezing temperatures.  Basically what I thought was cold back in England seems insignificant and it's hard to imagine that this city could ever be warmer (though I'm sure I'll think the opposite when July comes).  Despite the consistently cold weather, I've still managed to get dressed in the morning, layering up with thermals and multiple pairs of tights, yet I'm longing for brighter outfits unmasked by outerwear.  I want to wear layers by choice, not out of necessity and I want to feel a happy medium between hot and cold when walking around the city.  Has the novelty of Winter dressing worn off for you?


Two-tone jumper - Comme des Garcons for H&M
Grey thermal top (worn underneath) - Heattech by Uniqlo
Dotty shorts - Topshop
Sheer spot tights layered over plain grey - Ebay and Calzedonia
Brogues - Office
Necklace - This Charming Girl
Bracelet - Freedom

(Wish I had a McQueen scarf to add to this, RIP)

Cardigan - H&M
Blue tank - Emma and Sam via LF Stores
Another grey thermal top (worn underneath) - Heattech by Uniqlo
Leggings - Forever 21
Boots - Doc Martens
Necklaces - Freedom & Marc Jacobs
Bracelet - Freedom

Twas a snow day so got to leave work early!  However, it may be time to buy some wellies (aka rainboots) to give my Docs a break...

Velvet Leotard - Forever 21
(Can you tell I've had a bit of a spree?)
Skirt & belt- Vintage via Angels Sale
Necklace - This Charming Girl
Leggings - Conway
Boots - Doc Martens
Bracelet - Freedom

Wore this to the Native Son presentation at Chelsea Piers...somehow navigated snow in my new boots

Cardigan - All Saints
Dress - Forever 21
Belt - Vintage via Angels Sale
Tights - Henry Holland layered over Topshop
Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell
(say hello)
Bag - Luella

Wore this to the Dream Sequins organised meet-up in Bryant Park, some kind of post to follow shortly

Cardigan - All Saints
Dress (and vest worn underneath) - Topshop
Tights - New Look
Belt - Vintage via Angels Sale
Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell
Necklaces - Forever 21

Saw these shoes at Native Son, I want them as my own.  See more pics on Facebook.

Happy Valentines Day to you all! Also Happy Birthday to my little sister who is now 9!  Time goes way too quickly and my siblings will soon catch me up...I miss them lots.



  1. I really love your style you look amazing and I love love love Thursday nights outfit I wish someone would sell JC shoes here in the UK xoxo

  2. You've done really well, none of these scream 'cold weather' at all! I don't mind winter dressing at all really, because my style is so layer based anyway - although it would be nice to wear a nice floaty dress on its own.

  3. nicee, I really like the thursday outfit <3

    xoxo Shannon

  4. For someone battling the elements you look phenomenal! I could learn a lot from you!

  5. lace and leggings, thats my dream conbination! i really should invest in some lace leggings although theyre not really practical in this cold weather and yeah totally agree about the layering. i dont wanna be forced to layer up! x

  6. Love the outfits. I am bored of wearing my coats too, I love them and its great layering up but I need a break too! I just want to break out my denim jackets, blazers and not worry about coats!

  7. Love all of these but thursday & tuesday have to be my ultimate faves! You always look AMAZING

    Please enter my giveaway? :)



  8. You've put together some great outfits! One of the best ways to learn to enjoy the winter is by dressing for it and enjoying the clothing you can't wear in summer. :)

  9. I can't decide which one is my fave look. Thursday night? :D

    Happy birthday to your little sis!

  10. What a gorgeous outfits! You have a great style!