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Brrr it has been cold around here. Though no where near as bad as the mid-west. On this day it was not too bad and at 33 degrees felt down right balmy. I was in Soho and met up with a fellow photographer I met last season shooting outside the shows. She is a wonderful photographer as you can see from these photos. I look forward to working with her again.

After shooting we window shopped a bit and then went for coffee. While we enjoyed our caffeine fueled beverages we observed two young Italian women, tourists I think, snapping away on their phones taking selfies and making duck faces and wearing sunglasses (indoors), it was hilarious.

A sign of the times eh?

And of course when we shooting, there were other people shooting personal style and even a professional shoot going on as well. A sign of the times eh?

For this look I mixed new clothes and accessories with pre-loved garments. The sunnies and scarf are new and both are from The Loft.  The belt is from Free People and the bag I got on a major sale is from Splendid. The jeans are also new and are the Wedgie Jean from Levis. I wore both the jeans and belt before in this post

Pretty dad sneakers! Who knew?

The top some of you may have seen in my Paris vlog, I picked up second hand and it is from Claudie Pierlot. The blazer is from Giorgio Armani and is also pre-loved and I purchased it at Habitat For Humanity. So a win-win—help the plant and help people. Got to love that.

The sneakers are new and I LOVE them. Pretty dad sneakers! Who knew? They are from Michael Kors and I got them on sale at Lord&Taylor. Score! I plan on wearing them for FW, comfortable and fashion forward works for me.

Photography by Melissa Berrios


  1. Oh those Duck faces! Please! Contact! Haha, isn t pre loved the best! So unique. Your outfit is fabulous, a perfect !is of stylish,trendy,sporty and feminine!

  2. I am loving your striped shirt and your layering looks so stylish and cosy at the same time! It’s hard for me to imagine the cold in the US at the moment, it never gets that cold in Brisbane, we don’t even get snow!

    Hope that you had a great weekend 🙂 We had a fun but busy one with a kids birthday party. I’ve just posted my weekday wear linkup on my blog if you want to join 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  3. This is such a great winter look and you are rocking those kicks.


  4. You’re right! Considering the single digit temps we had last week, the 30’s is pretty balmy. Love the way you styled the layers with this look and those dad sneakers are fabulous. Comfortable and fashion forward FTW!

  5. Love the jackets, so chic and cozy looking as well. Love the way you styled this x

  6. I’m trying to educate my husband on shopping from the thrift store, buying second hand is great and can be quite the adventure to find a hidden gem. And most importantly, it’s great for the environment too.

  7. Love the layering of this outfit and your shirt is absolutely gorgeous! Also your sunglasses and sneakers are super cool!

    Yes, it’s really ridiculous when someone is wearing sunglasses indoor and these selfies everywhere with so many ‘famous instagram celebrities’ who owe their fame to bots.

    Stay warm!:)


  8. LOVE your whole look, especially the sneakers and the coat! so cozy 😉


  9. You have such fab style! I really like the teddy bear coat trend, it’s so cute xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

  10. Would wear this smart casual look from head to toe!!! Obsessed with the snuggly coat and the cool sneakers. xx


  11. Love this outfit, Allie:) Those shoes….I want! 😀 And these are great photos indeed.

  12. I love the way you layered this look!!!

  13. Great layering, I love your sense of style!

  14. Dear Allie,
    Yes, I see the photographer you met and who did the pictures of this post is really talented. The pictures turned out fantastic and you look cool, stylish and beautiful.
    I love also your look and how cool that you scored these amazing sneakers! You know how to shop pre-loved pieces!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  15. love this outfit!! amazing blog post !


  16. That coat looks so warm and cozy x


  17. Oh, I love your style of layering here! The blazer looks SO good worn underneath a heavier texture!

    aglassofice.com x

  18. Love the layering in this look and that coat looks so comfy and warm! Those sneakers are everything and I love that you mixed pre-loved and new! Great photos!


  19. I loooove this look- the textured coat over the blazer was SUCH a smart styling trick, doll!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  20. I LOVE this! This is really pretty, such a lovely coat!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

  21. You look casually chic, Allie. Great layering here with great ensemble, I must say. I’m not a fan of the dad sneakers, but yours look really good. You look amazing. 🙂


  22. This is such a killer look! Love the layering and mix of patterns and textures!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  23. This whole outfit looks so good! I love the layering of the teddy coat over the blazer. It’s a great mix of chic and casual pieces. And Dad sneakers usually aren’t a favorite of mine but the ones you’re wearing are actually really nice!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

  24. Love the “dad” sneakers. They are cool without too extreme. Beautiful layering here, and wonderful textures with the teddy bear coat. The bold striped blouse is fantastic on you. Excellent styling.
    Yes, a sign of the times !!

  25. love your sneakers…this is a beautiful look! The combo of jeans and a blazer with an over the shoulder coat works so well. You look fantastic.

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