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obsession name: Hue Foil Brocade Leggings, in Gold

where to buy:  nordstrom.com or bloomingdales.com (on sale for $33.00, from $44.00)

why the obsession:

One of the things I’ve had to learn moving from Florida to Colorado is that I have to be on the lookout for new ways of dressing up during the colder months. In Florida, I can easily look “fancy” by throwing on a nice dress, bare legs, heels and not be freezing. Well, not so much in Denver (although I have seen girls wear a tight dress, bare legs and high heels when it’s 20 out for New Years Eve’s… not this girl though!) In any case, I’m always on the lookout for fancy clothes that will keep me somewhat warm. I came across these Hue Foil Brocade Leggings in Gold one online browsing afternoon, and knew I absolutely had to have them for my slowly growing “fancy” winter wardrobe.

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obsession name: Vince Camuto Windetta Studded Moto Booties, in Lead

purchased from:  macys.com

why the obsession:

One of the smarter fashion shopping tips I try to adhere to regularly analyzing your closet and only making purchases for items I absolutely don’t have (along with budgeting and prioritizing, of course). Well, one item I didn’t have any of, was a pair of gray boots. I love the color gray – such a great neutral color for winter and can still transition great into spring. A few weeks ago, Macy’s was having a 30% sale on boots and I came across these gray beauties, Vince Camuto Windetta Studded Moto Booties in Lead. Vince Camuto (the designer) is an American footwear designer legend (see fashion history tidbit below) although his namesake footwear line was only launched in 2005. Every time I flip through issues of Instyle or Vogue, I always drool over the Vince Camuto shoe ads, and I always make a mental note to eventually purchase something from the collection. I finally decided it was time and I couldn’t be happier with my new pair of Vince Camuto moto booties.

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obsession name: Graphic Stained Glass Print De Manta Clutch

where to buy:  alexandermcqueen.com

why the obsession:

I’ve been obsessing with clutches recently, for day and night. Sometimes you just want to bring the essentials and nothing else. When I bring a clutch, it’s a lot less fuss going out, whether it is running errands or meeting friends. It’s also easier to switch out the three or four things in it to another clutch. It also helps me get rid of just collecting/storing random purse items over time. Of course, I don’t think I have a more favorite clutch designer out there right now other than Alexander McQueen. I’ve obsessed about the skull box clutches before in the past, but when I saw this Graphic Stained Glass Print De Manta Clutch – how can you not obsess?

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obsession name: Leather Bomber Jacket – Victoria’s Secret

where to buy: victoriassecret.com

why the obsession:

As the recent weather has definitely taken a turn on the cooler side, I can’t help but be excited for this upcoming coat and boot season. Looking over my closet, there are a few things I want to get for fall. On the top of my wish list is a black leather jacket – I probably should have owned one a long time ago, seeing how this can be classified as a “closet staple” but anyway for one reason or another I have never owned a black leather jacket. As I browse the different stores and sites there are so many different styles and fit options, it’s hard to narrow down which one I like best. I would say the front-runner at the moment is this Leather Bomber Jacket from Victoria’s Secret. I think it pretty much meets the overall criteria of what I would look for in a leather jacket…

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