Studs & Sandy


Studded longsleeve dress (similar here), 
Joie oversized cardigan (similar here), 
Nanette Lepore handbag (also seen here), 
80%20 Rina boots in Cocoa, 
Vintage sunnies.

So if you've been watching the news, you may have heard about a small storm called Sandy making her way up the East Coast. NYC is directly in her path. I was hunkered down in my apartment with my dog, along with random foodstuffs I bought in a panic at the grocery store and a six pack of Modelo I thought was essential when I saw everyone else in line grabbing beer to add to their carts. Don't worry Mom, I also bought a gallon of water. But then I got bored, so I grabbed a car over to Lauren's to wait out the storm in her company. Now we're holed up in her apartment waiting it out together!

These pics were clearly NOT taken today, but over the weekend when there were brief patches of a sunny sky over Brooklyn. With the storm on it's way the weekend was unseasonably warm (last year at exactly this time, it snowed) so Lauren was able to go outside sans tights. The rugged boots take this nighttime dress down a notch and make it perfect for daytime carousing.

xx, M

PS. If you're in Sandy's path, stay safe! We'll be back blogging on the other side of this thing.


  1. Absolutely LOVE the boots! Stay safe during SandY!! I love in an NYC suburb so I'll be all hunkered down, too. I have off from school until Wednesday, on the plus side! :)
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  2. Love the dress! Stay safe :)


  3. great dress! Love this look!


  4. Stay safe! We are getting heavy winds in the midwest because of that storm... and we aren't even close! And it's cold now, too. Like finally freezing with that added wind, although I was completely happy with the warm fall we were having... I would love to be sans tights in the sunshine right now!

  5. You look fab! Best wishes regarding staying dry in the storm.
    xo, Chelsea

  6. great :-DD


  7. Lauren looks great! I love the dress. So pretty.
    I'll keep my fingers crossed for you tonight, stay safe!
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  8. Beautiful dress!!

  9. Love me a grommet studded dress - Great color, fab fit! Love the boots with it too, keeping it cas.

  10. love love love the dress! so amazing

  11. cool look ;)

  12. Fabulous ! Fabulous is the WORD !

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  13. A stunning take on burgundy, love the dress, the style and fit is impeccable!

  14. Amazing look!! I love how you have given that sexy dress a daytime appropriate twist with those awesome boots. :)

    Take care and stay safe my dear,

    Daniella xox

  15. I love a cute pair of boots with a fun perfect for day! (and now I know what to wear tomorrow!) Hope you ladies are keeping least you've got some food and booze!


  16. this outfit is so perfect and autumnal! the burgundy dress with the boots is so cute :) xo

  17. Great photos, Micol - can't believe you actually had a bit of sun over the weekend! Lauren's dress is perfectly styled with the boots as you said... the dress is such a great colour. Stay safe both of you, thinking of all you east coasters :)))

    Catherine x

  18. love the gold detailing!

  19. you are rockin that long sleeve studded dress! <3


  20. Great look! Loving the details on that dress!! Hope the storm isn't too bad! Stay safe!


  21. great dress and outfit as a whole!

  22. I hope you are all doing well and that Sandy isn't being too terrible to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you!!

    Love the dress -- stunning as always :)

    xoxo Alison

  23. Amaziiiiiing! ^-^

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  24. love the dress:) hope you girls are both safe and sound:)Good to hear you guys were in each other's company during the sandy storm!


  25. noooo!!!! you said hunkering!!!!! i heard that word so much on the news the last 3 days i don't ever want to hear it again!
    sandy put a major damper on my blog photoshooting too.
    hope you're doing ok in nyc and that all the power is back to manhattan soon!

  26. The color of your dress is gorgeous on you and I love the unique studded detailing. Suede booties are the perfect way to style them too :)



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