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My weapon of choice for chillier weather–oversized scarves! I’m always on the hunt for cozy oversized scarves to combat the colder months and find that they are the absolute perfect accessory to bundle up and stay warm in! My latest discovery: this houndstooth patterned blanket scarf !
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This blanket scarf is enormous! I’m still figuring out how to best style the scarf–throwing it over one shoulder, the standard circle…I’m pretty sure it could be turned into a wrap if I really wanted! There’s so many possibilities when it comes to blanket scarves and I love this classic houndstooth print. It adds just the right amount of British prep to a casual daily outfit. Oversized + Distressed Details 4

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I’ve added a bit of distressed details to the outfit to keep it more on the casual side and then contrast it with my favorite heeled leather booties of the season! I’ve restyled these booties from the last time I wore them, zipping them up all the way this time. Although they just look like regular booties from the front, I love the cut-outs at the heel, adding a slightly edgier feel to the shoe.

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Hope you’re all having a great weekend so far! Stay warm and happy styling fashionistas!

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Zara Double-Breasted Coat (Similar) | Mango Houndstooth Blanket Scarf (ON SALE ) |A&F Distressed Skinny Jeans (Similar) | Dune London Cut-Out Booties (Also Style Here) | H&M Tassel Clutch

Photography by: Effy Jiang Photography

Cool Tones

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Can’t believe that it’s already mid-November! Weirdly enough, the weather in London hasn’t gotten very cold. It’s brisk, but it’s nothing like the chill that’s usually in New York around this time of year. Gray Tones 3

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I’ve definitely been influenced by the colder weather as of late–sticking to a lot of cool tones with grays and blues. Here, I’ve styled together a herringbone blazer (with elbow pads!), a windowpane peplum top and some dark wash boyfriend jeans for the perfect casual meets chic kind of preppy outfit. Gray Tones 5

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Herringbone is definitely one of my go-to materials when the weather gets colder. The texture and fabric resembles wool, which is perfect for keeping warm but avoiding the bulk when it comes to heavy material layering. DSCF4073

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Gray Tones 9I’m also a HUGE fan of elbow-pads when it comes to my blazers…they add the perfect contrast detail to any jacket! And finally, this tutu tumbler is basically my life at the moment. With a double ceramic wall, it keeps my morning coffee piping hot :)

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What are some of your favorite pieces you can’t live without during the cold weather season? Happy styling fashionistas,

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Gray Herringbone Blazer (Similar) | Banana Republic Windowpane Peplum Top (Similar) | All Saints Dark Wash Boyfriend Jeans| Ann Taylor Gallery Tote | Zara Two-Toned Court Shoes | Alice & Olivia Tumbler

Photography by: Aiden Jung

Timeless Classics

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 Styling together some of my favorite timeless pieces today–the striped shirt, the black skinny jeans, and a pair of cut-out ankle booties.

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I am a huge fan of neutral tones as the weather starts getting colder–mixing taupe with blacks and gold accents create an effortless and sophisticated look in a matter of minutes.

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To spice the outfit up though, I like to add a fun print into the mix. For autumn/winter, I’m loving the Dalmatian print that I’ve been seeing everywhere. I was a bit wary at first, especially because there are so many variations of the print, but once I found a version I really liked, I couldn’t help investing in it.

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Having just a bit of fun matching with my favorite travel tumbler for the winter season! I instantly fell in love with this tumbler when I saw it in Starbucks last holiday season–the striped ceramic with gold accents, not to mention the little tutu skirt that came with it! Basically, everything a girl could ever want, all in the design of this tumbler!Autumn Classics 9

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When it comes to my go-to handbag this season, I am especially in love with this Dalmatian print bag from Dune because of its versatility and capacity. The design is absolutely genius. The bag is separated into two different compartments, which means you can organize all of your things so much easier. Instead of just throwing my phone, wallet, keys, etc into a jumbled mess in my bag, I can actually differentiate which section I want to use and for what. Autumn Classics 8

There is only one zipper on the top, which saves me a lot of hassle as well because the one zipper opens up to both of the compartments. No more having to fumble with multiple zippers! Not to mention, the bag has two different sides to it! One has the playful dalmatian print while the other is a classic black suede. If I need an evening bag, I can simply remove the linked chain and use the bag as a clutch as well! This bag has been such a lifesaver, especially when I’m rushing out the door because it is so versatile that it goes with absolutely everything and is also big enough for me to throw everything I need for the evening in it!

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And finally, these cut out booties. It was definitely love at first sight when I first laid eyes on this gorgeous pair of black leather booties in Dune. I’d been on the search for cut-out booties since the start of the fall season, but it wasn’t until I saw this particular pair that I felt that everything I wanted was finally in one pair of shoes. 1I3A4885

The leather is soft and supple, with a gold zipper design. Here, I’ve only zipped the booties up half-way, so that I could fold over the top for a refreshing twist to the otherwise basic booties. However, you could zip the booties all the way up if you wanted (outfit post to come soon about this!). Although the heels look a bit high, they are actually very stable and comfortable to walk in. Expect many more looks styled with these booties because I am in LOVE!1I3A4888

Hope you’ve had a great start to November so far! Happy styling fashionistas,

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White Striped Sweater (Similar) | Zara Camel Quilted Vest | Uniqlo Black Skinny Jeans | Dune London Leather Cut-Out Booties | Dune London Dalmatian Printed Bag | Zara Jewel Cuff Earrings | Starbucks Alice & Olivia Travel Tumbler

Photography by: Effy Jiang Photography