Wrapped Up

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We've been suffering through weeks of freezing cold weather in NYC, and having to rock the same coat/scarf/hat combos day after day can get kind of stale. On Saturday, I tried to switch things up a bit, opting to wear my blanket scarf--which was a $16 secondhand find from Ebay--as a wrap. The end result? A super easy, cozy-chic winter look.

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Coincidentally, the rest of my look was also black and white, including a classic white button-up ($0.99, from ThredUp's 99-cent sale), which I layered under a black wrap dress, purchased from Reformation during an end-of-season sale for just $40. With my $45 boots from Dorothy Perkins and a silver necklace ($4, from a friend's closet clean-out sale), my whole wrapped up look came out to $106.

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Gold + Navy

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Since winter's been dragging here in NYC, I've been trying to find ways to stay warm without having to add too many heavy layers. (Too many layers = instant hot flashes on the subway!) My solution lately has been to wear cute, form-fitting knit turtlenecks (like this one I wore a few weeks ago), which are snug enough to keep me nice and warm without adding unnecessary bulk. Plus, they're pretty darn cute.

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I scored both this dark gray turtleneck and the navy pleated skirt for just $0.99 each during ThredUp's recent 99-cent sale, and decided to pair them with a few of my more luxe pieces, including a gold branch-inspired necklace (gifted) and my vintage camel coat ($20, from the Salvation Army Coat Sale).

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I finished off the look with some $6 street vendor sunnies, as well as a pair of black leather boots ($98), which were a recent splurge purchased from Amazon's MyHabit. (You can find the same pair here, but MyHabit tends to slightly fluctuate pricing on items, which is kinda annoying--right now they're hiked up to $120.) Head to toe, the whole look came out to $126.

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Desert Dressed

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I was so excited about all the stuff I scored during my visit to Austin's St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, that I couldn't wait til I got home to try them on. Instead, I ended up styling two of my fave scores--a silk green skirt ($4) and a textured blazer ($8)--and staging a quick photo shoot while still on the road and visiting a friend in El Paso. The blazer is a perfect piece to add to my work wardrobe, while the green skirt is super light and airy, and I know it'll be perfect for those dog days of summer in NYC.

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I paired the skirt and blazer with a plain black tank (cost unknown), and kept things minimal with my nude heels, scored for just $5 from Cauz for Pawz, and a pair of $6 sunnies. Head to toe, the whole look came out to just $23.

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