foundations: black and white

slouching towards 2014...

this NYE, our plans were relatively low-key – simple but delicious dinner at home, then a friend's house party...so it felt appropriate to celebrate the start of 2014 with wardrobe foundations and longtime favorites: my beloved rag & bone biker jacket (similar here and here) paired with one of my essential white teesfavorite black skinnies, and the new-ish second pair of isabel marant dicker boots i got a few months ago (the most comfortable shoes to wear to a standing-room-only apartment party!). 

a j.crew necklace (similar here) and a fun iosselliani cocktail ring added a bit of festive sparkle, and all the evening essentials fit nicely with room to spare in my new burgundy trio bag. a harmonious mix of the old and new.

i hope you all had a merry new year's eve. what did you wear?


  1. Great outfit, love the simplicity! I'm also a big fan of the everlane t-shirts. I am loving the leather jackets you've been linking to lately and I think one of these, or something like it, will be on my shopping list for 2014. Would love ideas for under $1,000 if you have any -- am willing to spend on this but was thinking more in the ballpark of $800 or so.

    1. thanks Aurora - may do an updated post on the leather jacket soon. though i've found a great leather jacket to be worth the splurge. :)

      stay tuned!

  2. the biker jacket is absolutely perfect! all i wore were my jammies for NYE. Oh well :P

  3. Can I just say I love everything about this outfit? This is sort of how I want to look every day. Love it. I just got my first few Everlane items and am head over heels for them, and just placed a second order for a ton more pieces from them. So excited!

  4. happy new year. that bag looks great on you.

  5. Happy new year! You got the bag in bordeaux! It looks great and such a nice accent on the black and white.

  6. so intrigued by your necklace - it looks amazing on you and perfect with the outfit! Would you consider doing a post on it (on the blog or instagram - i follow both ^_^ ) with a closeup photo? I'm dying to see it in more detail!
    Happy new year! :)

  7. Love the pop of bordeaux! It adds just that little bit of cheer which is needed to get us through the winter:)


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