Hallo, I'm Monica.

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Chocolate Leather | Shearling Booties

Chocolate Leather | Shearling Booties

It's getting pretty cold out, but i was having a sick-of-winter-coats day and just went for a knit with a HEATTECH layer underneath, which kept me plenty warm! Uniqlo is selling them for $10! They're thin, go unseen and do their job well - very worth it.

I paired the knit with my favorite pair of slightly distressed chocolate leather pants! I always like to have at least 2 pairs of leather pants in my closet - a thin pair for spring and a thick pair for autumn/winter. Leather is always a strong bet, naturally edgy, naturally chic, and a thick pair is extra sexy because it saves you from that biting sensation your legs feel after walking in the cold for too long.

I've been very fortunate these days with finding comfortable heeled shoes. My feet are kind of wide so it's usually the most difficult, frustrating process, trying on shoes and trying to predict if my feet'll be crying in them after just a mile or two. I haven't found that walking around a store before buying heeled shoes is a reliable way to test their comfort endurance...that's not even a term but - my point being, when you get lucky and you find an amazing pair of heels that's actually comfortable and time-tested, jot a mental note of the brand because chances are the other heels they produce have a very similar (if not exactly the same) blueprint. Here are some brands that i have labeled on my "Happy Heeled Feet" list: Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Schutz, and Stuart Weitzman, who lets you customize the width of some shoes!

Top: Etsy (similar here)

Bottom: Current/Elliott (similar here and here)

Shoes: Brian Atwood

Accessories: Prada sunglasses

Ivory Culottes

Ivory Culottes

Greys | Oversized Orange

Greys | Oversized Orange