This outfit features a bunch of recent purchases — and I’m pretty much obsessed with all of them!
First off, this bag. I had the day off work before heading home for the holidays, and I stopped by the What Comes Around Goes Around sample sale (it’s a vintage/consignment shop in NYC with lots of designer goodies.) It was more just for fun — even consigned, a lot of the bags are still really, really pricey. But then I found this one. It wasn’t a style I recognized (one of the employees later told me it’s a style from the 1960’s.)
I loved the boxy shape, the size (fits my phone, wallet, keys and lipstick) the suede with the leather trim, the strap that can go long or short. It was a complete steal (the cheapest bag there by far!) but obviously, still an investment piece. Definitely some signs of use (the gold clasp, in particular), but on the whole, in great condition. I frantically texted three of my best friends (Should I do it? Is this dumb? HELP!) But really, I knew I wasn’t leaving without that bag. Over a month later, and I have NO buyer’s remorse. More, I’m just thinking to myself, how did I ever think I wasn’t going to buy it?
These jeans — the Levi’s Wedgie Icon Jeans — are another recent purchase I’m obsessed with. I’d seen bloggers + the fashion world talk about them and how flattering they are. When my roommate bought a pair I was instantly like, “I need these jeans.” (PS: She’s the one who takes my photos!) They seriously up the cool factor of any outfit. I love the raw hem and the high waist. I want another pair — I love the black!
A word of advice on these: Size way up. I’m usually a 2/26 or a 4/27 in jeans, and I went with a 6/28 in the Wedgie.
Last but not least, this ruffle top. I bought it in Barcelona, and literally the second I saw it I ran over. It’s like a t-shirt version of that sweater every blogger was wearing at the end of last year. I loved the sweater, but never got around to ordering it — and the shirt version is a fraction of the price! I also picked up this velvet blouse, and I’m in love. Slap a ruffle on any sleeve, and I’ll probably buy it.