Instagram: Winter in Review

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The past two months have been a long struggle with the bitter cold of Montreal. However, as I return home to summery California for my reading week in 5 days, I’m getting a bit nostalgic and thought I’d post about my winter through Instagram here on theClosetCraze.

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Return of the Poncho

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Poncho, Free People / Dress, Brandy Melville / Turtleneck, Zara / Boots, Jeffrey Campbell

The poncho is back! I really wanted to show it both ways that I wear it – over pants and dresses. Wearing this poncho over a dress makes me feel like the free-est spirit in the world. Everything’s so breezy and comfortable – I feel invincible! I also loved pairing this little black dress with the layered turtleneck; it’s a great way to make your summery dresses work in the winter!

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Jenny Cavalleri and Diane Keaton

New York Fashion week is in full swing and obvious elements of a particular decade are materializing in a multitude of collections.

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See by Chloé, A/W ’15

The wonderful aspect of the 70’s influence on the Fall 2015 collections is that it strays from your typical free spirited, bohemian look. Rather, this Fall, the 70’s will be manifesting themselves in that classic, power female look that everybody falls in love with when they watch Ali MacGraw play Jenny in the 1970 classic “Love Story.”

Suits, coats, and capes in warm tones graced the runways this past fashion week in a glorious attempt to revive this forgotten but fabulous era in fashion.

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Altuzarra, A/W ’15

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Jill Stuart, A/W ’15

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Tory Burch, A/W ’15

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Derek Lam, A/W ’15

Derek Lam explicitly cited Diane Keaton, Mia Farrow, and Katharine Hepburn as the muses for his collection this season, presenting us with his impeccable interpretation of said “New York Heroines.”

It looks like you won’t be able to miss the pressing influence of this past decade next fall, and I’m all for it. Essentials to get this look below:

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Sweater, Zara / Scarf, H&M / Boots, Jeffrey Campbell / Jacket, H&M / Hat, LF

In the midst of the craziness that is keeping up with New York Fashion Week, I thought I’d make a little outfit post for you guys. This is a pretty basic go-to outfit for me: ripped jeans, booties, and a v-neck sweater-long scarf-moto jacket combo on top. It’s an effortlessly cool look, while remaining comfortable and warm too.

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