Monday, April 7, 2014

Less is More

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Trench: ASOS | Leather Pants: J Brand | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik (less expensive version) | Handbag: Givenchy (also here) | Lipstick: MAC Red | Sunglasses: Celine

We all have those mornings, where we stand in front of our closets thinking "what the hell am I going to wear today?" I was having one of those mornings when I got dressed and as always, on those days, opted for some closet staples. I already own several tan colored trenches, but recently added this black one into the mix. I topped off my outfit with my latest investment bag, which ties the entire look together.

PS: I get so many questions and emails about how I walk in heels all day. The truth is, if I'm commuting on the train or doing a lot of walking, I'll either opt for a comfortable bootie or change right before (or at) my destination. If we're in our car, I'll wear my heels. Trust me, I'm not taking the train and walking the streets of NYC in my 5" Louboutins... I have great heel tolerance, but not that great.




Photos by Keith Hodne

76 comments

  1. I love this all black ensemble look on you....and the touch of colour really pops..

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  2. Lol I carry flats around too. Love this all black look and the pop of read.

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  3. Love the trench!
    xx

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  4. I love the all black look with the touch of red! Really love this outfit! & I love your blog also! I need to get myself a trench coat, they're so classy and minimalist!

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    Daisy

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  5. Love all the black with the pops of red! Definitely an outfit I would wear.

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  6. Such a classic look! I love it!

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  7. Lovin the black and red ensemble! Those red shoes are hot!

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  8. Such a gorgeous look! It's so simple yet stunning. These shoes are RED HOT! And not all reds are made the same.

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  9. Fabulous trench and heels! I always love to see black and red combos!

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  10. want the givenchy!!


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  11. Red lipstick along with the red shoes are just the perfect detail to this outfit! Love it!

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  12. You pull off a red lip better than anyone! Love it! And love this black trench, too!

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  13. This is a beautiful and classic look. You styled all the right things together: a classic, vibrant heel, the perfect trench, a great pair of sunnies, and a bold red lip! You look stunning :)

    xo Azu

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  14. Gorgeous! :)
    X

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  15. Restraint. I feel like it's an important concept in fashion that is becoming harder and harder to find. Love this look!

    -- Alex at -- Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

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  16. Less definitely IS more, I love this outfit :)

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  17. perfect trench :)

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  18. Stunning as ever! x

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  19. A great and classic look.

    Hope you had a wonderful and relaxing weekend.
    Love,
    Sofia

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  20. This is such a classic, uniform outfit! Love it <3

    xo,
    Carmen
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  21. Loving that pop of color! :)
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  22. That trench is so perfect! I reallty love it. I'm loving the Manolo's as well, fabulous color!

    X Sara

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  23. I love your shoes! :)

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  24. I hear you! I am feeling the same thing today! So I randomly put on a few colours and hope they will all work lol

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  25. Those pants are to die for! You may have had trouble getting dressed, but you look incredible!

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  26. Love the red heels!!

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  27. Such a clasic great look!

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  28. Just simply gorgeous look! Loved the red heels and the red lipstick, fantastic finish! <3 xoxo

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  29. looking so fierce!love the total black!

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  30. Beautiful pumps!

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  31. The red heels set off the all black look beautifully! xx

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  32. Those heels are to die for!!! Love the look:)


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  33. Great timeless pieces make for a very chic outfit. You look great.
    Adela x

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  34. I find that this is most of everyones shoe secret in NYC. Love the outfit so classic.

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  35. that lip color is so gorgeous on you!!! i need this.

    xoxo,
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  36. I love this classic look! You wear your clothes so well and always look supremely classy and elegant.

    Beth xo.

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  37. Gorgeous! I love this classic look :)

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  38. I love your investment bag & your outfit is darling! Love!!

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  39. Wow, awesome look, love the red heels.
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  40. lovely outfit

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  41. Such a classic look! Love the pop of red!
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  42. Perfect work outfit, love the red pumps.

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  43. Thanks goodness you're not pounding the NYC pavement in your Louboutins, I cry at the thought of the damage they'd endure! This all black outfit looks so incredibly chic, especially with the red pumps. Congrats on the new blog layout too, it looks fabulous!

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  44. Classic, sleek and chic. Love the red shoes. I often wear comfortable shoes and then change into heels at my destination. I can't imagine walking long distances in high heels.

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  45. Lovely look.

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  46. I love the pop of red here!
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  47. I love the all black outfit with the pops of red (:

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  48. Awesome trench. I've just checked online & it's pretty much sold out in the UK - not surprised it has a gorgeous silhouette. Such a classy yet edgy look Helena, I love it!
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  49. this outfit with the trench is really stylish

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  50. I appreciate your honesty about your heel-tolerance, lol Yeah, I think there are a lot of ways we girls can use but not abuse our heels (and feet!). It's all a matter of planning ahead. Love the outfit, especially the pop of color!

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  51. I'm always a sucker for all black! I guess that's the new yorker in me :)

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  52. Great, classic look!
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  53. You can never go wrong with a black trench!

    x Krizia

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  54. Reminds me of Carmen Sandiego - I love it!!

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  55. Simply gorgeous! Love the black and red!

    xx,
    Kristi

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  56. Super classic and chic

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  57. SO chic!

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  58. Love the shoes. Fabulous
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  59. You look incredible! This is such a perfect look for New York. XO

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  60. Love the jacket and red shoes!

    CUTE!

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  61. I love those leather skinnies with the red heels!

    xoxo
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Helena