Living on the Edge

I think I'm turning over a new leaf. I just turned 36 years old on Monday (oy!) and can you believe that this is the first (faux) leather jacket I have ever owned? I have so many sweet and girly looks...but nothing with much edge. Things are gonna change, because I'm loving this look! Don't you?

faux leather jacket: H&M, plaid dress: Zara, tights: ASOS, booties: Design Lab from Lord & Taylor

faux leather jacket: H&M, plaid dress: Zara, tights: ASOS, booties: Design Lab from Lord & Taylor

I picked up this pleather jacket at H&M the other day and I adore it. I have been looking high and low for a jacket like this without the belt (ugh I hate those). This specific jacket is so insanely soft, a great weight, and I love the cut and detailing! I'm kicking myself as they have a similar style on their website that is on sale. Looks like the cut might be slightly different and the lining isn't the same. But it's $20 cheaper than I paid...argh!

This dress is new too. I stopped by Zara earlier this week and they were having their mid season sale. Have you guys checked it out? So many items were 50% off! I got this dress for only $12 and change. YES!!!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. As you can see, here in NYC the snow and ice are still slowly melting. At least it is going to be in the 60's today...so get out there and enjoy the day in between all the rain. Later on I'm meeting up with a friend that is taking me out for a belated birthday coffee and pie. Mmmmm...pie.

Scent Of A Woman

Truth be told, I never buy perfume. I think every single bottle of perfume I own has come from my mom as a birthday or Christmas gift. Seriously. Every single bottle. And the crazy thing is I'm very particular when it comes to scents. I like my fragrances to be light and smelling like citrus, rose, and/or baby powder. Anything heavy or like vanilla just makes me want to gag. So kudos to my mom for always finding the perfect scents for me.

perfume bottle print dress- Emily and Fin from ModCloth, faux fur jacket- H&M, fleece lined tights- Anne Klein, booties- Design Lab from Lord & Taylor,  perfume- Marc Jacobs Daisy Rollerball Trio available at Sephora

perfume bottle print dress- Emily and Fin from ModCloth, faux fur jacket- H&M, fleece lined tights- Anne Klein, booties- Design Lab from Lord & Taylor, perfume- Marc Jacobs Daisy Rollerball Trio available at Sephora

For Christmas this year my mom gifted me this amazing Daisy Rollerball Trio by Marc Jacobs. I'm obsessed with it! The Eau so Fresh (pink) is my favorite, followed by the Daisy Dream (clear).

Have you tried this trio yet? If so, I'd love to hear your thoughts on it. What fragrances are your current favorites??? 

Quick side note, isn't this perfume bottle printed dress the cutest?

Please note that this is not a sponsored post. Just wanted to share my current favorite scent with you all.

United We March

Yesterday was crazy. In the morning I thought I was going to just have a quiet afternoon at home with no real plans. A friend of mine made a decision yesterday morning to attend the Women's March in NYC. I went back and forth with the idea of joining her all morning...should I attend (I wanted to!)...but my anxiety about mass crowds can be kind of overwhelming. Yes, I may live in NYC...but crowds of 400,000 (!) are a whole new ballgame. So, at 12:10pm I made the decision to join her. I had 50 minute to make a sign and get to midtown with her. Ahhh...the pressure was on!

top: MinkPink thrifted from Crossroads Trading Co.,  skinny jeans: Design Lab available at Lord & Taylor , booties: Zara, necklace: old

top: MinkPink thrifted from Crossroads Trading Co., skinny jeans: Design Lab available at Lord & Taylor, booties: Zara, necklace: old

I have to say, my last minute decision to join her was one of the best I ever made. We joined the old and young, men and women, and people of every race and ethnicity all in solidarity expressing how important women's rights are. Everyone was so insanely polite, smiles were seen, and laughter among strangers was heard. It was such an amazing experience that I am so proud to say I was a part of. It was a historic day that not only made me proud to be a New Yorker, but proud to be an American.

Be sure to stop by my social media (Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat (follow me: snapshotfashion) to see about my adventures yesterday.

Did you march yesterday? I would love to hear your stories!

Secret Style Tip: Fleece Lined Tights

So many people think I'm crazy for wearing dresses during a NYC winter. They definitely think I've lost my mind when I say that I'm actually warmer in tights than pants. How can that be??? My secret weapon (besides a really warm parka) is a pair of fleece lined tights.

dress: Zara/  fleece lined tights: LOFT / booties: Design Lab from Lord & Taylor/ sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

dress: Zara/ fleece lined tights: LOFT/ booties: Design Lab from Lord & Taylor/ sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

After years of freezing during the chilly winter months I finally discovered fleece lined tights last year. They are my favorite. I think I currently have four pair of them and I can't think of anything else I'd rather wear on a freezing day. They feel like a really warm pair of super soft sweatpants...sooooo cuddly!

So I know some of you might prefer layering and others swear by Heattech pieces, but I strongly suggest you give fleece lined tights a try. Because then you can still wear a stylish dress and you won't have boring pieces or bulky layers getting into the mix.

How do you stay warm and fashionable during the winters?

Have you tried fleece lined tights yet? If so, I'd love to hear your take on them!

New Year, New Me

Happy New Year to all of my readers! I hope everyone had a lovely New Year's Eve and is taking it easy today. If you're like me you're trying to get your 2017 started off on the right foot. Okay, okay...maybe I didn't go to the gym today...and maybe I ate some insane stuffed French toast while out at brunch...but I swear I have good intentions for this new year.

Sure I have the typical resolutions that I have every year...but this year I think I'll have some style resolutions as well. So far I have two:

  1. Start wearing some bolder colors. Yes I always am wearing black...and I don't think that will ever stop. But Adding some fun prints and bold hues will make life a little less drab. Take this dress for instance. It's anything but boring, but it still has some black in it so I don't feel too out of my comfort zone.
  2. Try some new hair and makeup looks. I have to admit, I am obsessed with a bold red lip and cat eyes and curly hair. Maybe this year I will switch it up every once and a while...or really perfect my signature look. Any ideas on what hair/makeup trend I should try next?

I think the start of a new year is a great time to try a new look, step outside your comfort zone, and reinvent yourself. Do you have any style resolutions for the new year?