{ golden girl }

black + gold has always been one of my favorite color pairings ~ in fact, this outfit is basically the dressed-down descendant of THIS ONE. of course, i prefer even my casual costumery with a heavy dollop of dazzling, so this gold-flecked coat and a decadent drizzle of gilded jewels were thrown in for good measure:

while the clothes all came out of my closet, most of the jewels are only mine for a while. one of the best things about prepping for shoots is watching heaps of bling filter through my studio ~ saying goodbye to them is one of the worst. however, i fell so deeply in love with the pieces seen here today that the world gold council (an organization that supports designers who work with the aurulent ore), agreed to let me hold onto a couple items for a few extra days’ worth of wear. i gleefully took full advantage.

the necklace strung with two amulets comes from temple st. clair; i love the way the baubles feel like mystical crystal balls. the long locket hanging below them is a one-of-a-kind piece by kim kaufman. it’s decorated with beautiful diamond-winged birds, and it felt like such a gift to get to wear!

the bangles are a mix of temple st. clair and bertoni ~ the simple-but-smashing sorts of pieces i could really get used to wearing every day.

since i was having such a major jewelry moment, i layered the look with a chain-fringed tank and subtly studded bag. why wear less sparkle when you can wear more?!

thank you to the world gold council for letting me live out my fine jewelry fantasies for few days! i will be a very sad girl when this carriage turns back into a pumpkin; there’s just something about gold that i can’t get enough of.

{ eugenia kim beanie, tiffany sunnies, primary jacket, temple st. clair & kim kaufman necklaces, rag + bone blouse (last seen HERE), alice + olivia tank (previously seen HERE), temple st. clair & bertoni bracelets, david yurman & catbird rings, blank nyc jeans (last seen HERE), rebecca minkoff bag, jean michel cazabat boots // see the full-length look ON FACEBOOK }

  • http://www.mituvintage.etsy.com Katie

    so much gorgeous! the jewelry is stunning–you're so lucky! i do love black and gold together…especially in the winter. the two are such a nice juxtaposition at this time of year!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16470171035560521962 Aida

    Gorgeous look, the coat is amazing!!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12776709242483445512 pia

    love it too !
    you look great in that hat!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02589662326207418680 Red to Yellow

    you have an amazing sense if style!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16390634615419636972 GlamourCoach

    Super chic, great way to take boring casual to a exiting new level.

  • http://www.injackiesshoes.blogspot.com Alexandra

    Wowza! What an amazing coat! I love this look on you, even if I'm not normally a gold gal. You make it work beautifully!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17323792135015932729 M

    Amazing post! Love the coat ;)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05942764320600245819 Julie Khuu

    Agreed! In my wardrobe, in the home…nothing screams GLAMOUR like the black and gold combo! LOVE your jacket!

    Peace. Love. LOL!


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01514627554329642237 Vasilieva

    gorgeous shots, loving all these monochrome colours


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02641524108306861481 FashionFlirt

    love love love this! These photos are amazing and your outfit is stunning as well! :)


    kisses, Jasmin

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07649100721033868817 Feelgoodlookcute

    You look so cute.
    Wow! Take advantage of it! Lucky you! ;)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00922493231790791173 La Petite Olga

    Gorgeous jewelry!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16672895683736642700 and so it goes….


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00200817566554453809 Natasha Fatah

    Looking amazing – as always! Your fearlessness with the jewelry is the best!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08577709068519104458 FJ

    that is such a lovely jacket.

  • http://www.laceandfadedjeans.com/ Jess

    I looove all the rings. They are simple and perfect! xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01313122986558613433 Tanja van S – PureGlam.tv

    Love your jacket – so wonderful… Really great!

    Tanja – PureGlam.tv or via Bloglovin

  • http://www.stylinandprofilin.net Stylin' & Profilin'

    That blazer/jacket is A.MAZ.ING!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04007364825338739929 The life after

    Very glamour!!

    The Life After

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18271659383362302344 stylish fox

    COOL !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02584388889283634690 Nina

    lovely accesoires!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17105703171213822823 patrycja2407

    wonderful jacket !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06196150581187801328 Ambyr

    This jacket is fantastic. The cut, color and flecks of gold are flattering on you.


  • http://mstwirlyskirts.com Molliee

    gorgeous outfit! I love the layers and of course, the pants!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

    Black and gold is one of my favorite mixtures, too. You look ultra chic as always, girl. x


  • https://profiles.google.com/103091881742206816440 Sal Zailani

    black and gold definitely looks good together. i recently bought a sparkly black and gold sweater at a vintage fair. it's been my favourite top to wear this season since.

  • http://kitiloves.wordpress.com/ kitiloves

    love the jacket and also how you have mixed all these accessories and that black hat. amazing and unexpected mix!

  • http://exquisitedaydreams.weebly.com/ Exquisite Daydreams

    Gorgeous outfit! Beautiful outfit!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03238589979626981020 Neris / Fashion Fractions

    black and gold always looks amazing together :)


    Fashion Fractions

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17307750287416918321 Closet Fashionista

    That blazer is GORGEOUS! You look amazing :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01587343827316145898 Kaitlin Mattingly

    that blazer is so chic ! i love it.
    i love how you paired all of these wonderful pieces together!

    xoxo katlin

  • http://houseofmawes.blogspot.com Mawes

    The most fabulous outfit. So chic!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17306315013107977753 Shandrese/Natalia

    I love the black/gold combo too! Your outfit is perfect…as usual :)


  • http://www.orimono.eu/blog.php Kara

    I'm in love with your jacket! lovely outfit

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02571761301203352767 Shayne Renee

    Gorgeous! I love your white shirt and your bag!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01754826020180594158 Giuliana Zapata

    Me encantó, me encantó, me fascinó!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07928529242349147868 Chic in Vancity

    Fabulous outfit! I love the pairing of gold and black! So rich and luxurious!
    Happy Holidays!!
    Bella xox

  • Bridg

    Love the jacket, it's beautiful! am also in love with gold accessories.. i always feel more grown up for some reason when wearing gold! :)

    B xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05226243830970581304 monkeyshines ♥

    fabulous jacket! love the jewelry layering!


  • Anonymous

    This may be my favorite outfit of yours! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08517046966620445608 Chickey Designs

    love the jacket and purse!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01963111762011740806 Jerrica

    I'm really into this look and accessories.


    Fashion Nostalgia

  • http://vintagediggs.com/blog/ Annie_VintageDiggs.com

    Those necklaces are stunning, and love them styled with all the black. Wish there was a better closeup to see the bird with diamond wings.


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15157331294725300872 jas

    great jacket and love all the jewellery


  • http://dailydoseofdana.tumblr.com Dana

    You are stunning. I love the way you pile on accessories, and can never manage to properly emulate the way you layer jewelry so effortlessly!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07542226647399733230 Ballerina’sBun

    I really love those casual looks ! You look so cool ! Xx nadine http://www.ballerinasbun.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14473675850304896600 Melody

    I love the outfit, especially the jacket :)


  • http://scentoffashion.wordpress.com Camilla

    What a lovely coat!!

    Camilla, Scent of Fashion

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11798675911887523476 Gauri

    So cute!! Those sunnies are darling & I ♥ the necklaces & bracelets in your ensemble…you do prep so well..



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11771451646185680026 Noushka

    great shooting ! NOUSHKA

  • http://luvvleighb.wordpress.com/ luvvleighb

    Lucky! That jewelry is beautiful! Love the jacket too :)

    Luvv, Leigh B

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00811708068108129956 CC

    I just love to see your outfit posts, so perfect! love it :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02164929821524029952 Lagelle

    Loving ur whole look! Great beanie <3


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13031252021001637647 SymbioticLife

    I love gold and I love the flecks in that jacket. It's the perfect subtle touch that demands extra attention.

  • http://www.peoplewearfashion.com isaobeso

    gorgeous as always!! such good jewelry!

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  • http://www.violetsandcardamom.com Violets and Cardamom

    You look great! The jewelry is fantastic.

  • http://hauteeyes.com Caitlin

    All the pieces of jewelry are amazing!! I want it all!! Love your jacket as well!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09606827280456842787 Audrey

    Gorge! Loving that blazer! x http://www.casualglamorous.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05506894375105873990 Svenja

    i'm truly in love with your blazer!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13199678971897113109 Chloe Jacqueline

    That blazer is AMAZING! I love it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15162929571134920151 la tiquismiquis

    oohhh the jewellery is to die for!! :)

    la tiquismiquis

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05152771406831493416 Sarah @ Designs Good

    Great jacket. I love the rings, too!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00043311671047759333 Emily

    Your tweed coat is stunning with the gold flecks! Love!


    moda + medialunas

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14560148050808440142 signature mix

    How exciting that you get to wear that stunning jewelry if only for a few days! And that gold jacket is the perfect pairing.

  • http://www.joellevandyne.com joelle van dyne

    Gah that jewelry is stunning, especially the amulet pendants! Love it all paired with your low-key outfit.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16527100461015362901 The Scarlit Harlot

    I've never been a fan of gold jewelry on my fingers, but around my neck it's like dancing sunlight. I'm absolutely in love with big hanging chains and lots of volume in my jewelry. I think when you wear black and soft colors, it's the gold that brings the sparkle.

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  • http://www.jillmilan.com Alisia

    Very hip jacket. Love it with the quilted bag!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15588937421573926958 Zoey H

    What a great twist of fun to a classic jacket.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11101022935556658252 Sarah

    Love you and your blog, I've been a follower for some time. I'm dying to know where you got the two rings connect by chain. I noticed that the specified where the thin gold rings were from but not that particular ring. Would love the tip :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07206116018470310982 Assez Blonde

    you probably get this the whole time, but you look so much like Silver from 90210! I did a total double take when I found your blog – which by the way, is amazing! Love this outfit, so effortless but chic.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14508259636300662418 Its Mine I Made It

    loveee this loook. simply perfection
    love, alex


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17842135251263323655 NATASHKA

    the coat is great!
    lovely pictures