City Hall

City Hall

No, I didn't get married, although this spot is where tons of young lovers in the city come to get married and snap a few pictures in this gorgeous little park. The fact that it had just stopped raining a few hours prior to this made the pavement of the park glitter, and the early morning light made everything in the city seem fresh and hopeful.

I finally pulled this skirt out of the back of my closet. I made it about two years ago to wear on Christmas, and this is only its second time seeing the light of day (I need to pull it out more often!) I love pairing this dramatic and slightly formal skirt with a roughed up and casual denim button down. Adding a pair of glittering earrings just pulls everything together, and the block heeled ankle boot keeps it from getting too prissy. 

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Chartreuse

Chartreuse

When given the thought, most people will immediately say "I look terrible in yellow!", but I think that's simply not true. Everyone has a shade, whether you're a true bright yellow, a warm mustard, or going the extreme route and trying something like this bright chartreuse.

I bought this LOFT sweater a while ago, but I'll admit, it took me a while to get used to the vivid color and be confident wearing it. Now, it's one of my favorites! Putting this embellished collar shirt underneath adds another pop of interest, but since this one has been long out of stock, you can get a similar look with a classic white button down and a statement necklace

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Off The Shoulder

Off The Shoulder

New Yorkers may be cold and calloused, but our wildlife sure is friendly, or... at least our squirrels are. While shooting down in City Hall Park this morning (a very underrated NYC park) a pack of squirrels came and said hello, and I made friends with one little bushy-tailed fella in particular!

For this bright city morning I pulled out one of my favorite new pieces, this off the shoulder number from J.Crew, proving that you can still do cold-shoulder looks in 40 degree weather. With it, I paired my trusty white bandana and a few sparkly bits that came in this month's Rocksbox (use code AudraKochXOXO for a free month!) And you can't go wrong with a dark wash denim and black heeled booties (I'm surprised that neither of these have fallen to pieces yet!)

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Brooklyn Haze

Brooklyn Haze

Good morning, lovelies! Long-time-no-see! I've been swamped between homework and work these past two weeks, but I should be back to my normal blogging schedule soon. However, I did manage to pop down to Brooklyn Heights during a crisp foggy morning, and after shooting with David, hung out for a bit and sipped coffee while reading and people-watching, with a gorgeous view of the Manhattan skyline (aka my ideal morning). 

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Palazzo

Palazzo

Happy Friday, Lovelies! I know I'm excited to relax this weekend after a very busy week, but today I thought it would be fun to pull out these 60's/70's inspired pants (courtesy of Kayla) and pair them with a simple black long sleeve and heeled booties. I added this chained ear cuff set from Forever21 (They've stepped up their game since I stopped shopping a few years ago) and gold triangle necklace to add a little edge. 

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Tweed & Tights

Tweed & Tights

The temperatures in New York are about to plummet, so I took the opportunity today to break out one last skirt and leather jacket outfit before puffer-coat weather hits. 

I grabbed one of my favorite skirts, this tweed circle skirt from LOFT, and paired it with a black longsleeve, tights, and heeled ankle booties. Adding a little something extra with my favorite crystal necklace from J.Crew Factory and Clinique's Color Pop lipstick in Cola Pop (which I reviewed!)

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No Sleep Till...

No Sleep Till...

Brooklyn! The roomies and I took a trip down to Williamsburg to do some vintage shopping and explore a different part of the city. Grand and Bedford St both have some cool stores If you ever visit, and Antionette is a definite  favorite. 

For today, I decided to channel a more "downtown" vibe with a leather mini-skirt, oversized knit sweater, heeled booties, metal ponytail holder, and a metal collar necklace. I like how the bulkiness of the sweater counters the short skirt and the mustard yellow color looked so cool against this grey wall we found.  

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Bedrock Print Mini

LOFT bedrock mini dress, vintage booties, square sunglasses, LOFT pendent necklace - Southern New Yorker - Audra Koch
LOFT bedrock mini dress, vintage booties, square sunglasses, LOFT pendent necklace, mantra band, sailors knot bracelet - Southern New Yorker - Audra Koch
LOFT bedrock mini dress, vintage booties, square sunglasses, LOFT pendent necklace, mantra band, sailors knot bracelet - Southern New Yorker - Audra Koch
LOFT bedrock mini dress, vintage booties, square sunglasses, LOFT pendent necklace, mantra band, sailors knot bracelet - Southern New Yorker - Audra Koch
LOFT bedrock mini dress, vintage booties, square sunglasses, LOFT pendent necklace, mantra band, sailors knot bracelet - Southern New Yorker - Audra Koch
LOFT bedrock mini dress, vintage booties, square sunglasses, LOFT pendent necklace, mantra band, sailors knot bracelet - Southern New Yorker - Audra Koch

Happy Monday, Lovelies! I had a great time at the NY Gift show yesterday (if you aren't already following me on Snapchat, the pics might still be up: @AudraKoch6) Today I pulled out this loud printed mini dress from LOFT and decided to pair it with simple tights and heeled booties.

The dress is a little on the short side, and the all-black tights and shoes combo help make legs look miles long. I added just a little something extra with a long pendent necklace and tiny gold bracelets, this one with a little sailors knot, and mantra band are my favorites!

Speckled Grey

H&M oversized sweater, J.Crew Factory pixie pants, vintage boots, LOFT sunglasses, Elizabeth Arden lipstick, Kate Spade Cedar Street Maise in Cherry Liquer
H&M oversized sweater, J.Crew Factory pixie pants, vintage boots, LOFT sunglasses, Elizabeth Arden lipstick, Kate Spade Cedar Street Maise in Cherry Liquer, Stella and Dot Earrings
H&M oversized sweater, J.Crew Factory pixie pants, vintage boots, LOFT sunglasses, Elizabeth Arden lipstick, Kate Spade Cedar Street Maise in Cherry Liquer
H&M oversized sweater, J.Crew Factory pixie pants, vintage boots, LOFT sunglasses, Elizabeth Arden lipstick, Kate Spade Cedar Street Maise in Cherry Liquer, Stella and Dot Earrings
H&M oversized sweater, J.Crew Factory pixie pants, vintage boots, LOFT sunglasses, Elizabeth Arden lipstick, Kate Spade Cedar Street Maise in Cherry Liquer, Stella and Dot Earrings

Sorry about going MIA for almost a week, I've moved back into school in New York, and settled in to my first few days of classes! It's been very chilly the past few days (Snowpocalypse, anyone??)

The worst of the snow has passed for now, and it wasn't quite as chilly today, so I threw on this super cozy H&M turtleneck sweater, that I bought in a large, over my beloved J.Crew pixie pants and little black heeled booties (which I "borrowed" from my mom. Love you mom)

To make this very dark look a little more interesting, I added the Stella and Dot Eva Ear Jackets (which come with two different studs, so you really get 4 different looks!) and my Kate Spade Cedar Street Maise in Cherry Liqueur. 

And just for fun, here's a few pictures of Manhattan during winter storm Jonas:

9th Ave looking very creepily apocalyptic 

9th Ave looking very creepily apocalyptic 

Bundled up because IT'S SO COLD! (also, can we mention the person on ski's in the back??)

Bundled up because IT'S SO COLD! (also, can we mention the person on ski's in the back??)

December Lookbook

December Lookbook

The last lookbook of the year! Some of my favorite outfits from this past month, as well as a cameo by my hilarious and adorable roomie, Julia (Hey Jule). As this goes up, I'm finally back home in Texas for the holidays (watch out for a Christmas vlog!). 

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Check Yes

Check Yes

This morning I was greeted with a deer-in-headlights stare from my roommates, as I walked out of my room wearing JEANS. Actual denim pants. To be honest, the main reason for it was that none of my usual trousers or pants looked quite right with this J.Crew Vest (which I'm obsessed with). 

The vest is red and navy, so I threw this navy sweater (similar) underneath, and added a little sparkle with this crystal statement necklace (similar) from J.Crew Factory. Finally, I cuffed up the jeans and threw on my favorite brown ankle boots (similar)!

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