Butterfly Effect

butterfly denim jacket

I'm getting back into the swing of things after taking a week-long trip to Italy, which was so action-packed, I'm kinda feeling like I need a second vacation just to recover. (Trip recap coming soon!) Luckily, I was able to get some much needed R&R over the weekend and enjoy some surprisingly nice weather. Since it was a freakish 65+ degrees in February this Saturday, I shed my coat for the first time this year and decided it was the perfect time to pull this adorable butterfly-covered denim jacket outta hibernation. This is definitely a piece my 13-year-old self would have loved, haha.

butterfly jacket

The jacket is available for under $45 on SheIn, but is currently (and unsurprisingly!) sold out. If you don't have the patience to wait for a restock, however, I've linked to a two similar jackets below, which are similarly priced and also super, super cute.

denim jacket

I paired the denim jacket with a gifted pale pink top and some basic black jeans ($18 from Forever 21), as well as a black hat from Amazon ($7). I finished off the weekend look with some comfy white sneakers (around $20 from Asos, similar pair linked below), some $12 sunnies from NA-KD and a $40 black backpack from Mango (currently sold out in black, but other colors still available!). Head to toe, the whole look came out to $129.

butterfly denim jacket

Hi Low Hem

There's nothing more classic than a white button-up, but sometimes old classics are more fun with a twist. Make Me Chic recently sent over this white collared top with a hi-low hem ($24), and I'm loving the drama and volume it brings to an otherwise everyday look. So much more fun than my usual winter layers!

I took the top out for a spin last Saturday, rocking it with a pair of skinny jeans ($20, from Mango Outlet) and a cropped sweater, which is actually part of a cute $27 matching set from Tobi (last worn here!). I'm a huge fan of coordinating sets, btw--tons of opportunities to mix and match, and the fact that I could wear this one to a New Year's Eve party, and then re-purpose it a month later as part of a weekend brunch look is a huge plus. :)

I accessorized the look with a few basics, including my fave over-the-knee boots from Amazon (purchased a while ago for roughly $40, though the price is currently at around $46), a pair of $10 street vendor sunnies and a black crossbody that came c/o Furla. Head to toe, the whole look came out to around $121.

Shearling Chic

Temps have dropped again here in NYC, which makes it so much harder to A., get outta bed in the morning, and B., look like you actually care about what you wear. I've been relying on my trusty puffer coat (which I thrifted ages ago and is still holding up strong!) for the past week, but since the giant puffy marshmallow look gets old fast, I was excited to switch things up with this cozy faux shearling coat ($34) that recently came c/o Make Me Chic.

One thing that I especially love about this coat is the cropped cut--it helps make my legs look super long! And the oversized, boxy shape means it's plenty cozy and offers unlimited layering options. Definitely planning to get a few more wears out of this one before the winter wraps up.

I paired the coat with some skinny jeans, which are the same Mango Outlet pair I raved about in my last post, but in a black denim wash. (They fit like a dream, and were only $20, and are still available in several other washes here, here and here!) I also rocked a light purple sweater scored for around $9 during my shopping adventures in Bangkok, and my fave over-the-knee boots (around $40 from Amazon--this black color is awaiting a restock, but they're available in other colors here!). Adding in my $10 sunglasses and a gifted gray bag, the whole outfit came out to $113.