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I'm not sure how many of you will like this outfit but I'm completely crazy about it. It sounds quite laughable when I say this but I dreamed about it and had to wear it immediately the next day. As much as I love this Isabel Marant numbered top, I find it surprisingly difficult to combine without looking like the American flag, which in regards to blasted Sandy, might be a perfect way to pay tribute to the country that I lived in for 5 years.

This Marques Almeida jacket though is literally the other pea in the pod to this top. They go together like bread and butter. In order to avoid my look going totally down grunge lane, I decided to pair it with one of my most treasured skirts and these dearly loved but extremely painful Thakoon boots.

I really hope everyone from the U.S. reading this is safe and dry. I am really worried about my family in new Jersey and everyone living on the East Coast; a 200 year old tree just narrowly missed my mom's house while crashing down onto our lawn!

I am wearing a Missoni coat, a Marques Almeida jacket, an Isabel Marant top, a Roland Mouret skirt and Thakoon boots.

The Blanket

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From the poncho we move onto the blanket (or the most enormous scarf on this planet): a perfect cover-up alternative to the traditional coat. It has evoked some interesting responses from strangers, stating that I look so cuddly that they want to hug me or suggesting that I may be homeless. Please note, socks are an unnecessary addition to this outfit. Naked ankles and silk blouses are about as sexy as it gets at three degrees (or really ever with me).

I am wearing a scarf (big ? here) from Stefanel, an Equipment blouse, a Zara feather vest, a Moxham necklace, an irritating hairband that I forgot to take off, Current/Elliot jeans, Isabel Marant trainers and the 3.1 Philiip Lim clutch that you're probably getting sick of seeing (but I'm not).

The Poncho

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I dug up my old Asos poncho that, although failing to keep you warm, does reignite my love for aztec prints. Our golden Indian summer is still going strong and I'm using this opportunity to blend into my surroundings while drinking the best coffee in Berlin from The Barn. Pocahontas would be proud.

I am wearing an Asos poncho, an Acne knit, an Equipment blouse, a Fashionology necklace, Current/Elliot jeans, Isabel Marant trainers, and a Mata Hari backpack.

Flexing My Layering Muscles

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How has your weekend been so far? Mine has consisted of making home-made pizza, carving pumpkins, drinking too much wine and watching scary movies. Pretty much a recipe for awesomeness.

This vest is still in heavy rotation, perfect for throwing over those all black outfits such as this one. Red and yellow in combination always make me think of Lego, crayons and kindergarten. Since this miniature handbag is the epitome of cuteness, it seemed only too fitting to add something yellow into the mix and to use the handbag strap as a bracelet. 

Fall lets me flex my layering muscles and I like to go with the bulkier the better. Pile on those fabrics! The standard coat sleeve doesn't really support this philosphy so it's touché; I force them to become part of the fabric pile. You can imagine me looking quite sheepish when I say two degrade Alexander Wang jumper dresses are always better than one. Here is number two, bought for a ridiculously low price on the Outnet a while back.

I am wearing a Carven coat, a Marni vest, a Moxham necklace, an Alexander Wang dress, Acne leather trousers, Trippen shoes and a Celine bag.

On Sense and Sensibility

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Being best friends with the DHL deliveryman and the hairdresser next door that kindly accepts all my packages, resulted in me cancelling my credit card yesterday. This was not for any other reason than to regain sight of what is actually within my closet, which is increasingly starting to feel more like Narnia. I actually have a friend whose hallway looks more like a cardboard fort with clouds of tissue paper thrown in for good measure.

The Internet and the influx of information and inspiration that accompanies it, is seriously both a blessing and a curse. For at least a few minutes it coaxes you into believing that that Proenza Schouler jacket with the perfectly woven leather is a completely acceptable purchase, even an investment, in fact you need it. Those few minutes of blissful illusion have my insides feeling like a pinball machine. Of course at that moment your conscience decides to report back to duty and ruin everything.

My sensible thinking is less likely to be tossed out the window when I physically visit a store than it is when I giddily click myself through Net-A-Porter, wondering when those Isabel Marant boots might arrive or if that Carven dress runs true to size. There is no such thing as currency when it comes to online shopping. It feels like monopoly and you’re living on the Boardwalk. It’s all a fictional blur that doesn’t become reality until that 10 kilo package is sitting on your living room table with an invoice to go with it that would make you rather unpack it with your eyes closed. So where’s the joy in that?

So yeah, Mastercard, there are some things that money can’t buy and that’s sense and sensibility (yes, Jane Austen discovered that far sooner than I) so it’s time to part ways. At least for now.

On that note, enjoy this (almost) complete high street ensemble.

I am wearing an Angelica Blick for NLY Trend blazer, a Topshop skirt (similar here), a Zara blouse (similar here) and Thakoon boots (similar here).