Hello friends! I hope you are finding this month manageable and happy. In New York the weather has been mercurial, and it has been challenging to dress for the wild temperature swings that can happen throughout a single day. I managed this yesterday in luxurious fall layers!The pictures were taken around 4 PM, and by the time we were done shooting it was dark! I do sort of like how the photos came out in the dark. ( I kept my sunnies on because my eyes are sensitive to the flash). Here is the first picture when it was lightest: All of these items were bought secondhand! While they were costly, they did not break the bank. My leather skirt is from the Retreat Boutique in Bridgehampton, where the proceeds go to battered women. My asymmetrical fox fur vest is from STA in the Upper West Side, it is so light and warm. When a breeze hits, I just pull the collar closer to my neck and I am instantly toasty! My yellow, cabled cashmere sweater is made by Calypso, an icon in the Hamptons for bohemian chic, but I purchased it second hand, also at the Retreat Boutique. I have an old skiing top layered under the sweater too, for extra warmth, a hand me down my my sister! Even my Louboutin Booties were from a consignment store ( Collette in Sag Harbor) Here is a close up on the booties. I love the neutral pewter color and the pleating detail: Only my sunnies and cuff are from a traditional retail store, and it is a miracle that I have not lost them after so many years! The little pop of red was nice for this outfit. The bracelet is from Modnique, a flash sale site that I like. So now it is dark. I do dislike these short days! At least it has not yet snowed, and the city is dressed in lights!!
You can probably tell I had some professional help with this shoot! Credit to: Dea Jenkins at I.dea Photography Studios Make UP by Yvelisse Romo Hair by Scott Newnan
Stay warm in your fall layers, and please share your tips on layering in the comment section! Happy Holiday Season for those who celebrate!