Scarlet in the Snow

P2950828 What better topper for a smattering of bold black and white prints than a bright red coat? Besides the color, which is really striking, I really love the vest front and layered back on this BB Dakota number, which I found for a song last year in Woodstock at a tiny little boutique. (And by song I mean brand new for an incredible $20!) It's the perfect thing for feeling decidedly more badass than below-zero wind chills. Total pick-me-up!



Sonny from Qwear and I went a whole absurd two months without hanging out at all, so yesterday we met up for chocolate chip pancakes at The Friendly Toast and a matinée at the Kendall Square Landmark. We talked a little shop but mostly caught up on life in general before heading out to see Her. This was my little matinée outfit!


I really loved Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams together in The Master (apparently so did Terry Gross), and I have a rather long list of flicks to see before the Oscars roll around, so I'm happy to have crossed Her off the list! The style and color palette set against a somewhat sterile and futuristic Los Angeles was pretty spectacular (if anyone knows who makes the bedspread in one of the last scenes, PLEASE TELL ME). It was definitely thought-provoking; we sat in the theater deep in discussion until the staff threw us out!

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I layered this geometric, faux-leather and rhinestone collar from Zara over a striped Ralph Lauren shirt. These black and white stripes will forever and only be New Wave as far as I'm concerned, so the fact that this is a Ralph Lauren shirt just floors me. Because it's c-c-c-cold outside and layers are everything, I decided to bring another layer of black and white in with this Duro Olowu for JCP cardigan. If I had a black and white full skirt I would have worn that sucker, too, alas.

All that went with a classic J. Crew pencil skirt, tights, and boots from Nine West. The chunky heel is a total non-issue because the rest of the sole has a heavy tread, and the inside is lined with fuzzy Sherpa to keep feet warm. The roomy calf-hair tote from Fossil is a real beauty and would be my everyday bag if I had a traditional office to go to and from every day.



Speaking of offices, after the movie I hopped over the Charles to fetch M from work in the Financial District. Or the Waterfront. We're not sure which. Maybe just call it the Boston Embarcadero? No? Okay, then. Let's move on!

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One last look at this sumptuous thing. And I nearly forgot to tell you about these leather gloves! Fabulous, vintage, three-button beauties, fully lined. I wanted to toughen them up so I swapped up the prim leather buttons with mean-looking gold pyramid spikes and they are definitely a favorite pair.

It's been a quiet, cozy weekend so far, since M spent a good chunk of the day dealing with a work emergency from home. The last batch of winter firewood arrived and that sucker roared all afternoon long! We're headed to the Wrentham Outlets tomorrow for the first time with some friends, even though we'll mostly be looking for attic renovation fittings at the Restoration Hardware outlet (still fun, but maybe not as fun as running around in the Ted Baker outlet), and then we have a hot date, just the two of us. What's up for y'all this weekend?