outfit: work pants

elizabeth suzann

Thought I should post another outfit with the Elizabeth Suzann work pants that I got for my birthday.  These pants have really turned out to be a good investment.  The pockets are huge without giving you a (tacky) cargo pants type of look.  And they seem to go well with everything in my wardrobe.  My only complaint is that pet hair tends to stick to the fabric but that’s not a big deal for me.  The top is from TradeMark, a minimalist label with excellent craftsmanship.  I was drawn to the socialist vibe of this shirt and its understated pale yellow color, to add just a little warmth to my otherwise grayscale wardrobe. Continue reading “outfit: work pants”

outfit: basic black

all black outfit

Any girl’s basic uniform in NYC is all black.  I have a handful of loose black shirts with silk or chiffon mixed in to add subtle interest to an all black outfit. And tucking in just the front of this shirt to show off the button on these jeans somehow ties the whole thing together, don’tcha think?

[outfit:  Joe Fresh black top with silk pocket, Madewell high riser skinny skinny jeans, apc half moon bag, vegan arizona birkenstocks, nailcolor essie minimalist]

wardrobe: the essential bag

This was love at first sight.  I’m in need of a grown-up cross body bag and think I’ve found the one.  This is the “half moon” bag from A.P.C made out of Italian leather with a tiny discrete embossed logo.  It is uniquely beautiful and so simplistic at the same time.  But is it essential enough to make it into my wardrobe?  TBD…

update: I purchased this bag today in SoHo!  The sales associate informed me that this bag is the only style that has rolled over from season to season at A.P.C.  They only receive small batches, like 2-3 bags, every few months and almost always sell out and therefore never go on sale so there is no reason to wait.  The classic bag is the black in a smooth soft leather.  The other colors change with the season and feature varying textures as well.  I chose black.  It was designed to be large enough to fit a Poland spring water bottle.  It also happens to make the perfect DSLR camera bag as well (with the lens detached of course).  Love it.