I love the details on this Zara leather skirt! So intricate – I haven’t seen anything quite like it. It’s simple enough to go with a lot of different pieces, but has enough character to make an outfit stand out.
This outfit combines two of my favorite pieces in my closet: my Babaton Howell coat and my Chanel Boy Bag.
I thought long and hard about purchasing this bad Boy (you can see I mentioned it in my Fall Bag Lust List), but eventually decided to go for it. I’d wanted it for months, and after researching Chanel price increases, I wanted to get my hands on one sooner than later. So I put myself on a wait-list and bought it as soon as it became available. Am I happy with my decision? Yes. So far, I’ve only been using it occasionally, opting to use my Marc Jacobs as my everyday bag. That’s counterintuitive to a cost-per-wear reasoning for purchase, but I’d rather lower my risk of damage and use it when it feels appropriate. The Boy Bag is the epitome of a statement bag, and I don’t want to make such a statement everyday. I’m really careful with my possessions, so I know (I hope) it won’t get ruined. It’s a bag I’ll be happy with it in 10 years. After buying it, I’ve actually curbed my spending. It’s changed my perspective. I’ve more tight with my money: I’m not buying little things here and there.
Do I advise buying one? It depends: First of all, what do you want to use it for? Are you the type that would regret buying it down the road? How much do you care about the look and feel of your handbags and accessories? Would you rather have more accessories, or a few quality pieces?
Bottom-line: It’s a beautiful bag, and if you’ve been wanting one for awhile, save up and buy it sooner than later.
Onto the coat: I don’t have as much to say about it, except that it’s warm, cozy, and perfect for brisk and sunny winter days. I especially love the ornate buttons!
I’ve been in quite the black and white mood lately!
I love any outfit with a simple elegant look, which is why I frequently gravitate towards the combo.
Here are two of my latest looks with the classic pairing.
The first is a weekend outfit, the second is work attire.
All photos taken in Seattle.
Jacket: Aritzia – Babaton
Top: Aritzia – Wilfred
Skirt: Aritzia – Talula
Somehow I (unintentionally) managed to be wearing ALL Aritzia!
A little side note: Babaton, Wilfed, and Talula are all different lines of Aritzia, but each appeals to a specific style-type.
Babaton is modern wear-to-work attire, Wilfred is feminine and vintage-inspired, and Talula is young and hip, and mainly influenced by current European and NYC street styles.
Top: J. Crew
Skirt: Ann Taylor
Bag: Marc Jacobs
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelet: J. Crew
Necklace: J. Crew