Forever 21 blouse, vintage sweater, belt & coat, Cheap Monday jeans, Topshop boots, Vanessa Mooney Clara necklace worn as a bracelet, Vintage doctor's bag, Warby Parker sunnglasses

More and more androgyny these days, I had to throw on some lipstick before I left the apartment to add some femininity, and why not, ya know? I had just left le beau's place in Brooklyn for a stroll about town and a (much needed) hair appointment.

This, for me, is one of those classic situations where you just have to not care about any burdens fashion might thrust upon you, because despite how heavy this bag is, I need to wear it out once in a while. My mom found it a bajillion years ago in an antique shop and she graciously bestowed it upon me when I was like, 13 I think? It was meant to hold surgical supplies at one point or another, so it's one sturdy carry-all! I had stayed over at le bf's place (from which I stole back my Warby Parker sunnies since my boyfriend has been constantly wearing them himself), so an overnight bag was necessary. I just feel learned and badass wearing this bag around and plopping it on my lap when I sit down on the train. It's just good to makes yourself feel like one cool cat every once in a while no matter how dorky you really are, and believe me, I'm on the dork-tastic side.

Also getting a walk around town are these brand spankin' new Topshop leopard print calf hair boots (say that 5 times fast!) was a good thing. These are my third pair of shoes with the calves' hair/leopard print combo and I can never have enough! They add just enough sauciness to basics while still keepin' it real chic, ya dig? They're also a +1 to my every-growing chelsea boot collection, which is always a good thing you can never have too many of. I keep getting a ton compliments on these boots from guys incidentally, like, I was in the Jcrew men's store on Broadway with Natalie & Dylana and I ended up having a whole conversation with the staff on where to get them, and all I had to say was "Right down the block!" Topshop really does have everything.

**So one of my new year's resolutions was to not look so pouty & weird in my blog photos (I'm gonna start calling it the "Del Rey"-yes, I went there), I swear it's because I'm not trying to laugh!

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  1. Love this outfit and particularly those great ankle boots.

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  2. The yellow hue and the doctor's bag are so ultra chic!

  3. I love this look! The mustard sweater and booties are fab.

  4. Nice photos and really cool outfit, you look great, I like your jeans, what a great color and that sweeter is so nice, the perfect touch to the outfit also you are really beautiful and your shoes rock! You have an awesome blog by the way and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

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  5. Loving those topshop booties and the pale yellow sweater, such a lovely look.

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  6. gorgeous!! i love this look!

  7. a really lovely outfit, the leopard shoes are great, this suits you so much :)

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  8. Looking super sleek
    Great outfit

  9. First of all the photos are so nice. The yellow Sweater and leopard are supper chic and edgy !!! Love the look.

  10. haha i love your face in the one where you're almost sitting down. but the chunky yellow sweater is amazing


  11. love everything about this look, especially your leopard shoes :)


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  12. am I allowed to say puuuuuurrrrr-fect?

  13. You kind of look like young Bob Dylan here - and that's a compliment!

  14. love your outfits, i wish to wear similar things in northern germany.. but somehow its not their way of fashion and i am not the one for the spotlight. But i am happy that you are giving wonderful impressions and sharing your style! stay colourful!

  15. awesome boots!!!
    I don't think you look weird in your photos but one can always try new poses and stuff.. I can't stand smiling in photos that's why I always end up looking either bored or mad... that's just how my face is.. cool blog!

  16. Like this outfit & boots! Looking very stylish.

  17. your outfit makes me happy! totally following you~


  18. Your outfit is gorgeous i love the colour, and your hair! xx

  19. ahh!so goregous! :D

    following you now ! (you can thank tavi, i wouldn't have heard about your blog otherwise haah)

  20. I love this look Claire, you look so chic :) xoxo



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