Parts of the U.S. have been experiencing one of the wettest and most unforgiving winters in recent memory, marked by unbroken chains of winter storms that dumped a punishing amount of snow and ice on the ground. I mostly live in boots (dressy ones like these Ralph Lauren heeled boots (worn here) and functional ones like my Hunter tall boots (last worn here)) but allow myself one or two impractical “heel” days a week.

J. Crew Bow Coat (from 2012) | c/o SWELL Checker Open Shoulder Sweater | Ann Taylor Maven Leopard Jacquard Ankle Pants | Forever 21 Classic Oversized Faux Leather Clutch | J. Crew Cashmere-lined Leather Gloves (this year’s version here) | Zara Leather High Heel Court Shoe (similar)

A few words about SWELL, an OC-based e-tailer I plan to discuss in greater detail in a future post (will talk more specifically about these styles: 1/2/3). On the topic of sizing, items from the Private collection run true to size (the majority run S-L) but most styles are oversized in design, consistent with the laid back aesthetic of the brand, so consider sizing down for a more fitted look.


The team at SWELL gave me a coupon to share in case you decide to place an order. FF20 will take 20% off full-priced purchases.

Happy Sunday, all!