H&M Black Fringe Jacket, Chanel Le Boy Bag Black and Gold, High-waisted grey Jeans, Striped Top, Gucci Sunglasses

Simplified Grunge

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Top // Jeans // Boots // Sunnies // Bag

Last Saturday I went on a bit of a trend haul and picked up some pieces that were more edgy in comparison to what I normally wear (ahem, solids, basics, black and white, more basics). I was on the hunt for some 70’s pieces – particularly fringe, which you will see in the next look – and found a bunch of other things along the way. Here are two of my finds, combined.

Both the jacket and jeans are from H&M. The jeans are super high-waisted, acid wash grey and they are so out of my normal comfort zone! With that said, they may just be the most comfortable jeans in my closet. They’re amazing and fit like a glove. The jacket here is also not something I’d normally wear, but I thought it would add a little edge to an otherwise basic look, so I picked it up. Plus, it was a mere $15! 🙂

How To Justify A Chanel Boy Bag

Aritzia Babaton Howell Wool Camel Coat  Chanel Boy Bag

Aritzia Babaton Howell Wool Camel Coat  Chanel Boy Bag Blue Rayban Sunglasses

Aritzia Babaton Howell Wool Camel Coat  Chanel Boy Bag Blue Rayban Sunglasses

Coat: Aritiza // Bag: Chanel

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!

XO,

Amanda

Tuesday Ten: My Fall Bag Lust List

1) 3.1 Phillip Lim 

‘Pashli’ in Black

1.1) 3.1 Phillip Lim

Also the ‘Pashli’ Mini in Burgundy or Jade

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2) Céline

No, not that Céline. This one:

Pocket Flapbag with Chain in Ashtrakhan Stamped Pony

3) Céline

And this one: Small Belt Bag

4) Céline

Coin handbag in Nappa Lambskin

5) Chanel

14C Red Mini that Chiara is rocking

6) Sophie Hulme

Chain Leather Shopper, Black

7) Burberry 

Small Gladstone

8) Givenchy

Obsedia Medium Hawaii Flap Bag, Black

9) SAINT LAURENT 

Classic Small SAC DE JOUR Bag in Black Leather

10) CHANEL 

‘Le Boy’

If I could only pick one, it would be this. Gold chain, black caviar. Swoon. 

Chanel Le Boy