Winter Fierce: Leopard Faux-Fur Coat + Velvet Boots

Hi hi, fam! Excited to share this post with you all because it's the product of a recent collaboration with two amazing local Buffalo creatives turned friends- photographer Ryan Kell and makeup artist Katie Mann. We met up on an average winter morning at Ryan's downtown studio with the intent of creating some uniquely cool images that would not only show off the retro-meets-street style vibes of my outfit, but also capture the hidden gems and industrial character of that part of the city. It must be the fact that I'm so close to moving away for good, but I'm appreciating things about this city that I never did before! With Katie's expert glam skills at hand and Ryan's eye for photo composition, I played muse against a range of backdrops and we ended up with this editorial-esque spread that I love! It's always fun to step out of my comfort zone and do something different, even more so if it involves working with fellow creative hustlers. :) I hope you enjoy the images and styling! Warning before you start scrolling down (which you'll want to, cos there's a giveawayyyyy) : this post is very image heavy. #sorrynotsorry

I'd been on the lookout for that perfect faux-fur leopard print coat for a while now and this one checks all the boxes for a great price (<$50)! With such a statement piece, I kept the general outfit pretty simple, but threw in lots of details to amp up the wow factor -the pretty necklace I'm wearing is a recent favorite and comes handcrafted by artisan women in Kenya, this wood watch by JORD that goes with everything and luxe velvet ankle boots in the perfect wine red shade.

PSA for all my petite ladies: These boots are made by UK based Pretty Small Shoes, and their specialty is in custom sizing of shoes for petite foot sizes! 

PSA for everyone: I'm running a giveaway with JORD watches to give one lucky winner $100 credit, BUT everyone that enters gets $25 just for entering! It's super easy to enter, so head here-> and good luck! 

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Thank you for reading and have a fabulous week ahead!
XO Sushmitha :)

                Coat: c/o Zaful (< $50!)

                Sweater: A Ruby

                Jeans: Forever 21, DIY Distressed

                Tights: Target (Similar here)

                Watch: c/o JORD

                Sunglasses: c/o (Use GSHOT50 to get 50% off!)

                Necklace: c/o Jimani Collections

                Bag: Twinkledeals

                Shoes: c/o Pretty Small Shoes