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Every time I wear all black I feel like either a model or a revolutionary… but particularly the latter as of late (for obvious reasons). I guess you can say I’m in formation. Because well, I am. In every sense of the word. And you should be, too.

Each one of us have to do what it takes to put ourselves in “formation” for whatever it is we want to receive… no one is going to do it for us. Work hard to make your own life, because nobody has the power to control it but you.

But y’all don’t hear me, though.

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On to the outfit details – This simple little classy, chic, polished look is perfect to wear to work or any business casual event. I’m a working young woman now (well, sort of…) so I have to act accordingly.

I had been eyeing this monochromatic bobble textured coat for a few months before I decided to actually purchase. I find that’s the way most of my online shopping usually happens – the typical cycle. I see, I like, I add to cart… it sits there for, who knows how long. Then, if and when I get the money to frivolously spend and I decide I do like it enough to purchase, that is when I click ‘go to checkout.’ I liked that it’s unique from my other coats in that it’s patterned and textured. I’ve been wanting to add a few different coats to my winter collection, especially now that I live in New York, and this pick was a perfect start.

You definitely need a pair of over-the-knee/thigh high boots. You can dress them up or down since they transition so well between looks, and they have that power to make an outfit appear super put together, even if it’s not. We’ve seen this style rocked everywhere from celebs, to runways, to street style in various colors, textures, shapes, and brands. Undoubtedly, I would personally love to go with a Stuart Weitzman or Gianvito Rossi, but obviously the FUND$ don’t always permit for luxury designer buys, especially at my age and current status. In time, young grasshopper. I bought these from ALDO last fall (2014) and have been obsessed ever since.

This vintage thrifted skirt was a total steal. It was in great condition, fits me like a glove, and I’m honestly still surprised at how many compliments I get on it every time I wear it. If you’re out thrifting and see a vintage item that you feel you can work into your modern day wardrobe and make a fab outfit with, you likely can. Just buy it. Don’t question, don’t fight the feeling… ‘all you gotta do is say yes.’ Plus, it’ll likely be cheap and won’t put a dent in your pockets anyway. After all, it’s just thrifting, right? No shame in that!

God is love, love is r e a l.
& this is where it all fits into, well… the Gray scheme of things.

Get the look:

sunnies, Quay // coat, ASOS (on sale now!) // leather applique’ skirt, thrifted // over-the-knee boots, ALDO (sold out) – similar here and here

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