BLACK AND WHITE

On this very chilly but beautiful Sunday afternoon, I decided to pull out this beautiful Nanette Lepore coat that is at least 15 years old.  So many times you read that if you haven't worn something for 1 or 2 years or even 6 months that you should sell it or donate it to make room for other things.  There have been several times over the last few years that I have listened to that advice and have regretted it.  I have decided that if I still love something, even if I haven't worn it for several years; I am going to keep it.  This coat is the perfect example!  It was so cold yesterday and I needed the warmth of this beautiful coat!  It is my goal in the month of April to wear some of the things that I still love that have been hanging in my closet for a long time.  Most of us pull out the same things and wear them over and over again.  In a way, making the commitment to wear more of my clothes is stressful but exciting at the same time.  It will be a creative process that I hope you will join me for! Follow me on Instagram @smithsuzanne to see outfits that I may not post on the blog!

This coat makes the statement so I kept the accessories simple and added leather leggings and booties.

I really wanted to drive my little convertible with the top down, but in the end it was just too cold for me.  I'm ready for a tropical vacation! 

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The outfit below is so simple and easy!  Sometimes I complicate and overthink when simple is really best!  I added a sparkly necklace to black jeans and a white blouse and the red shoes added a pop of color and interest!

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Outfit details:  Nanette Lepore coat (old), leather leggings (similar here),  Prada booties, Henri Bendel bag and Tom Ford sunglasses

Mother cropped black jeans, White Equipment Blouse, Sam Edelman shoes (similar here),

Let me know what you are wearing this month!  I welcome your comments and ideas!