For my first look, I pulled the pieces I most wanted to wear myself!
I love the French/preppy ingenue feel of the stripey sweater with skinny jeans and riding boots. The red Karen Millen coat seemed like an obvious choice, but I used the milky white coat instead. White is so fresh in the winter, and gives the outfit a more elegant feel. Counter-balanced with the cross-body bag, I like how the look became polished every day wear. What do you think?
I love a jewel toned dress for the holidays, especially when it's worn with a plush coat like this one, which was a heavenly velvet that had a cropped fur feel--just gorgeous! I also liked the little surprise pop of purple satin heels. Of course a girl needs a clutch with this look, so I tucked the long chain into the bag and voila--she has a black mini-audiere to complete the look!
The last look started with the kilt skirt which has the feel of an American Indian blanket.
In case you haven't shopped Karen Millen's line before, there is a dizzying array of knitwear to chose from, so narrowing down the top was the hardest part! I loved this versatile black and white zip cardigan that slipped easily under the streamlined moto jacket. (If I were wearing this myself I'd have a black tee under the cardigan because I always want a look under a look, and layering is the only way to deal with west coast weather changes). I could not resist putting those over-the-knee boots on my model--for those who can pull it off, it's a great way to add sleek texture! And of course, I'm always about a great bag--love this soft doctor's bag.
Would you wear a leather jacket with a skirt?
A special thank you to Bloomingdale's and Karen Millen for this fun opportunity! BTW, this impossibly tall Size 0 model is not me, but was provided along with a fashion photographer courtesy of Bloomingdale's/Karen Millen.
p.s. If you haven't yet stopped by my new street style blog, please hop over to On PCH and check it out! Today is a fab mix of plaid + Hermes done west coast style...