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Haute Herringbone

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Haute Herringbone

I’m back y’all!  Did you miss me?  A LOT has happened during my time off.  I started my new job, hired a new photographer (welcome, Ricky, to the CCB Family), and bought lots of shoes.  Well, not lots.  More like 4-5 pairs.  Anyways, I originally took my hiatus because of my day job.  But it actually ended up serving a dual purpose.  The break also gave me the chance to reset.  To be honest with you, creating content for CCB Diaries was starting to feel more like a job than a hobby.  I LOVE creating content for the blog.  Styling outfits (my favorite part), scheduling shoots, editing photos, and writing posts is really fun for me but I was starting to dread it and all of the other “blogger obligations”.  I needed to get re-inspired and remember why I started CCB Diaries in the first place.  And now I’m back and, with Ricky’s help, better than ever!

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Fall has officially arrived in NYC and I couldn’t be happier.  One of my favorite things about living on the east coast is the distinct seasons.  I have always been a big fan of coats but when I was living in California I didn’t get to wear them much.  I guess I was preparing for a move out east every time I bought a wool coat and didn’t even realize it.  I’m so smart.

This coat is one of my favorite wool coats that isn’t black.  I bought it on sale at H&M two years ago even though it was “technically” a size too small.  I really wanted it but it was the largest size they had and I couldn’t button the top 3 buttons because of my – ahem – chest.  But it was such a steal that I couldn’t pass it up so I bought it anyway.  I mean, how often do you find a herringbone wool coat for 50 dollars?  Um, hardly ever.  And I don’t have to button it….right??  One of my favorite colors to wear with this coat is oxblood.  I put together an outfit pre-CCB Diaries with a cream tunic blouse, oxblood skinnies, and my nude Louboutin pumps and it was a hit.  Other colors I’d suggest: hunter green, red, and, if you’re feeling extra bold, fuschia.

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This sweater dress is new to my closet.  I purchased it about a week ago and I love it.  And it has pockets…yay!  I plan on wearing it all fall and winter long with my over-the-knee boots and leather jackets.  In all honesty, it’s not super warm but then again I’m always cold so maybe I should leave that to your judgment.  The best part though?  It’s on sale for 41 dollars (originally 73 dollars).  Get it, gurl!

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Accessorizing the Herringbone

I always like to add a little “pop” to my outfits and usually that’s in the form of jewelry.  This cocktail ring is so fun!  I find the best costume jewelry at Forever 21 of all places.  It’s a fun and inexpensive way to spice things up.  It kinda got lost in the shuffle of all of my other baubles but she’s definitely a beauty.  And can we talk about these Schutz ankle boots?  They’re definitely a show stopper…and comfortable!  I didn’t plan on buying shoes that day but I was in the neighborhood since I was waiting for the Mr. to get off work and needed to kill some time.  I almost walked out empty-handed but these cuties caught my eye right near the door.  They come in black too but I was really drawn towards the blush color.  I think it really brings out the shoe’s detail.  And the final touch…

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…a smile!  The best accessory anyone can wear!

Have a great start to your week!

xoxo, CCB

 

Photography: Ricky Rodriguez

Outfit Details:  H&M herringbone wool coat (old), ASOS sweater dress (here), Schutz “Jolana” ankle boot (here)

 

 

 

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Shai Chung

    Damn girl, those new shoes are yummy! Your new photographer is pretty great too!

    Xoxo

  2. Molly Clifton

    I’m happy you’re back 🙂
    You have styled this outfit to perfect! I would definitely wear it in a heart beat! Gorgeous girl!

    Keep smiling!
    Molly | http://www.stylemissmolly.com

  3. Brittany

    Vacays**
    =)

  4. Brittany

    It’s always good to take little vacates 😉 glad you’re back and LOVE that coat and those shoes AMAZE.

    xx

    outofofficeny.com

  5. Thomas Falkenstedt

    Sweetie, I’m so glad you’re back, but while reading the first part of your post I get myself a reminder. I’ve been on uh “vacation” in London for three days and hence haven’t been active on social media and it feels like I’ve got TONS to do that I HAVE to do and so forth. The truth is, I don’t HAVE to do anything. This is my hobby and it should be fun. Oh and the reason I wrote “vacation” is because all I did was networking for my blog so, haha… you hear me!
    Regarding your style… It’s flawless gurl! I totally love it and you’re a star when it comes to fashion! 🙂
    xoxo
    Thomas

    http://www.thomasfalkenstedt.com/2016/11/11/pit-stop-london/

  6. Julia (The Velvet Runway)

    It’s great to see you back, Amber and you look stunning!
    I love everything about this outfit – that herringbone coat is gorgeous and such a great bargain! (I can never do coats up anyway – I thought that they were meant to be left open!!)
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com

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