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I've become so out of practice of taking outfit photos that I've forgotten how to pose. I thought I was awkward before but it seems I've somehow managed to regress into greater awkwardness.

But it doesn't matter because this outfit features some of my favorite purchases of the season!

Over the past few months there has been an obvious shift in my content towards more beauty posts and my wallet felt that shift. My clothing budget was decimated while my beauty budget grew and got a bit out of hand. On the bright side, every clothing purchase I made this winter was well thought out and I've gotten tons of wear out of most of the pieces!

First up are the Zara chelsea boots. I placed the order late at night when the sale went live and I'm glad I did because they were sold out by the time I woke up the next morning! They're leather, masculine, and surprisingly comfortable. I love them. I've been looking for a new pair of chelsea boots for two winters now but could never find a pair I liked in my budget. I'm happy to have snagged these for under $100!

I've been trying to stick to buying natural material sweaters (cotton, wool, cashmere, etc.) for the past few winters but this is the first winter I was actually able to uphold that goal! This Madewell classic cable pullover sweater is so soft and cozy (thanks to it being 62% cotton) and I've already worn it at least a half dozen times. Every time I stop by a Madewell I check to see if I can find it in ivory but so far no luck. I might cave and purchase it online because I don't want it to sell out!

Last but certainly not least is my new pink bag. I am not a pink person at all but for some reason I've recently started gravitating towards the color. When I saw this Botkier Murray Hill mini tote on sale at the Barney's outlet, I couldn't resist it. The shape is reminiscent of the Celine Mini Luggage Tote or the Saint Laurent 'Baby Sac Du Jour', but the price is much, much, much more affordable. It goes perfectly with my predominantly black winter wardrobe and I know I'll get even more wear out of it once the warmer weather comes and color starts to sneak back into my clothing choices.

What are your favorite purchases so far this winter?

cable knit sweater: madewell
overalls (worn undone): h&m; similar from urban outfitters, asos
boots: zara; similar from rag & bone (dream pair), loeffler randall, urban outfitters (under $100)
bag: botkier; similar from coach, botkier (different but similar bag-- plus it's on sale too!)










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