zara classics

The birthday fairy was very good to me this year. I received some great "grown up" pieces perfect for the New York City wardrobe I am slowly trying to accrue. This beautiful cream jacket from Zara has been on my wish list for a while, so when I pulled it from the brown paper tucked neatly into it's sleek black box, I already had ten outfits planned to go with the Chanel-esque piece.

I wrote an article for The Crimson White about outwear and believe it is the best splurge item for any wardrobe. A strong jacket or blazer can transform any outfit from plain jane to sophisticated and pulled-together. I decided to pair my jacket with a girly peplum shape to balance out the edgy shoulder pads and boyfriend jeans.
[jacket-zara, top-h&m, jeans-thrifted, shoes-nine west, necklace-lucky, lip-revlon 'dark plum']