it’s FAUX fur. faux real umm-kay.
a faux fur jacket is something i’ve always wanted except living in TX it just felt wrong to get one because it never gets that THAT cold here. UNLESS it’s on major sale. haha, i snagged this one for half off and didn’t think i would keep it but once i touched it there was no turning back. IT IS THE SOFTEST thing ever. i wore it out that same weekend and this jacket is a compliment magnet. everybody wants to… touch it. i mean i don’t even blame them. haha. i feel like a teddy bear in it #literally. it made me realize i never wear brown. so of course i style it here with BLACK. it’s probably a fashion faux pas but i don’t care. the two can be mixed in my opinion. a cropped jacket (faux fur or not) is a great one to have in the mix especially for petites because they don’t make you look shorter when you’re being “swallowed” by a jacket. AND if it’s fur, it adds a fun little texture as well and texture to any outfit always wins.
side happenings: LIFE IS CRAZY. (i keep saying that don’t i?! i can’t help it, it’s true). this past week was loaded of events & being in the presence of empowering women. i was invited to model by our local @nordstromatx in one of their kick off events for Austin Fashion Week #AFW — WOW, what an honor! it’s both terrifying and exciting so you know i’m on board. i come to learn it’s actually a fashion show… so runway, here i come!! all proceeds go to The Kindness Campaign // @tkckindness which is becoming my favorite charity. i had the chance to meet some of the ladies this past week and able to view their curriculum they bring into the schools where they teach kids about #selflove, emotions, feelings, and that YOU ARE ENOUGH just the way you are. their mascot is named Enoughie!! i don’t have kids but i LOVE what they do and wished i was able to experience this curriculum back in elementary school. in a day and age where social media is so prevalent, if you do not have the right mindset about yourself, it will tear you apart no matter what age. more about it later because these ramblings are actually becoming too long but i can’t help it because i have so many great things to share! until next time, xx.
currently on my playlist: dancing with a stranger by Sam Smith & Normani
top | H&M satin & lace camisole top in natural white — similar
denim | Hudson nico mid-rise skinny jeans in abbey wash (old) — similar // similar by Everlane and $68 // similar from Nordstrom for $65
jacket | BlankNYC cropped faux fur jacket in milk chocolate (wearing size small) — same from Bloomingdales // same from Neiman Marcus // very similar // similar but bomber jacket style
belt | Gucci leather skinny belt in black -- good knock off for $14
bag | Forever 21 faux leather o-ring backpack (sold out) — similar in suede // similar
shoes | Unisa saromi over the knee boot in black suede — similar in a block heel // similar from Target for $45
sunglasses | Karen Walker number one sunglasses in black — love these for $55
necklace | Anthropologie monogram pendant necklace
rings | Gorjana amara ring set // Amanda Deer c/o CZ solitaire ring // Amanda Deer c/o CZ accents midi ring
rock all the faux fur,
photo credit: Steven Gunter