Photos byÂ Heather Mowatt
One of the positive things about this time of the year and living in Chicago is that the retail stores are obligated to start rotating winter clothes out and spring clothes in. You know what that means? S-A-L-E-S. Yup… and really good ones. I promised myself this year I wouldn’t buy much at the end of the season because I’ve notoriously been bad about it, but some of the deals have been too good to pass up.
I used to live 4 blocks away from Topshop (yea, a big problem when there are only 4 U.S. stores and only recently have they started showing up at Nordstrom.. a very strategic and smart move I must say) and would find myself wandering in on my way home from work. Just so you know it was 4 blocks past my apartment meaning I would purposefully miss my stop and conveniently end up right outside the door.
Anyways, this was an amazing faux fur motorcycle jacket that I scored a year ago majorly on sale. It has been a staple of mine this winter because it’s so warm and also makes me feel a bit more put together still. I find myself wearing a lot of the same things in the winter – in particular this quilted leather skirt (that I can’t wait to wear without tights, sheesh), my go to Alexander Wang bag and recently these Dolce Vita ankle booties. Oh yea, and all black of course #gotomoves. What are your winter staples?
SHOP THE LOOK
Top: Topshop black faux fur motorcyle jacket (similar),Â Covergirl flipstick in ‘Vixen’Â â€¢ Â Bottom: Express quilted faux leather skirt (similar),Â Merona tights,Â DV by Dolce Vita ‘Colten’ bootiesÂ â€¢ Â Extras:Â Alexander Wang Rocco bag