Thursday, May 31, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Oh, Rebecca Minkoff. You've officially won me over. This betch has hijacked any spending-control I ever thought I had, bordeline conning me into three of the best bags I've ever owned. Sorry, Marc Jacobs, you're on the back burner for a while longer....
Purchase #1: The Beau Clutch
The beau clutch was my first RM purchase. I was looking for a neutral/nude colored bag with gold hardware to match with both browns and blacks for going out purposes. I found exactly that in this bag. Mine is a nudeish pink ostrich leather with gold hardware (I wasn't able to find it online any longer). Though the word "clutch" is a bit far-fetched (it's obviously a little large for clutching...), the chain strap is the perfect length and hangs really nicely. It's unique in style, shape and size and the quality is outstanding. I recommend a good leather protector, especially for high quality bags like this in a light color. I spilled half of a vodka-filled water bottle in mine at a fraternity invite.....and there's no evidence.
Purchase #2: "M.A.C" Clutch
The "M.A.C." bag also comes in a size smaller, accordingly named the mini MAC. I love this because I can use it to go out at night or during the day. The strap adjusts so that it can either hit at the hip or right under your elbow. Personally, I don't do the whole clutch thing (again), but the chain is also removable altogether. I'm no Olivia Palermo, nor am I an Olsen twin, but this bag usually makes me look like I thought about my outfit for at least half as long as they do.
So between starting this post and getting to the third section, I bought this bag (in black with gold tones). Literally, Nordstrom double point days get me every time. Somehow I'm always happy with my purchases though.... Anyway, I absolutely love this. The leather is SO soft and the size is perfect. I fits my continental wallet, my sunglasses case and my planner for daytime, as well as everything I'd need for night. And again, the strap adjusts (Chanel style, the chain pulls through all the way on one side). If you can't tell from this photo, click on the link and check out the zipper detail on the sides--super cute.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
I've recently decided two things about the real world. First, I need a work wardrobe. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with 85% of my current closet contents a few months from now, when I won't be able to wear jeans and cotton tees to work on a daily basis. Only two days a week available for casualwear? How am I supposed to get any use out of my clothing? On one hand, this is tragedy for all of my super cute sheer tops, rompers and maxi dresses. On the other, it's an opportunity to SHOP.
This brings me to my second realization. Upon revelation #1, I was neither happy nor enthused about this type of shopping. I don't want to regress to my high school closet, which was 90% JCrew. However, thanks primarily to Pinterest, there is hope. I decided that I refuse to dress like a stuffy librarian just because I'm going into an accounting firm every day (yes, accounting). Luckily, there are options for those of us attempting to avoid boringness. Thank God.
Option one? Animal print. Please, one piece at a time people. Let's not get carried away trying to look like those bitches in magazines who wear a bunch of stuff that doesn't match and end up matching. It's not going to work for you.
Snakeprint and Leopard print blouses, Zara
Shoes, Delman at Nordstrom
Dress, Charlie Jade
Congratulations, Nordstrom Bank. You are the direct beneficiary of my logic.