Black leather jacket: Mango |Black cotton t-shirt: Zara |Black jeans (DIY knee rips!): BDG via Urban Outfitters | Black and white pointed toe mules: Forever 21 (sold out, similar from Zara here)|Tote: Louis Vuitton Neverfull
I’m not usually one to wear all black a lot, and it’s funny because even though I’ve been anxiously awaiting spring like the rest of us, now that the weather is nicer, I’ve actually been wearing more all-black outfits than usual! For me, all-black isn’t about a personal comfort zone, but usually more about a canvas to showcase an accessory– like this Baublebar necklace. Also, these Forever 21 pointed toe mules kind of beg for an all-black ensemble…and can we talk about how this is my first pair of shoes from Forever 21!? I mean, the store was a mainstay for “going out” tops in college, but I don’t really shop there on a regular basis anymore…I try and stick to my quality over quantity mantra…but when I saw these there for less than $30, they reminded me so much of the Celine ones that I’d been dreaming of…so I picked them up on a whim and basically haven’t taken them off since. The pointed tow, masculine shape brings a sharpness and newness to old or typical outfits– I’m kind of obsessed. These are a good example of using a cheaper version of something to try out a trend without committing to the big time version– will the Celine loafers be in my future?? You never know!
Speaking of “style for less” items, I’ve also been loving the armor-inspired jewelry by Dylan Lex…her pieces are super chic, tough, edgy and very cool…and even though my love of gold will never fade, her pieces definitely could carve out a niche in my jewelry wardrobe. The only issue is that they run a good $500 for a necklace…so when I spotted the necklace I’m wearing here at Nordstrom’s Baublebar section, fashion lighting struck! It’s pretty perfect, for under $70!
So I wore this look when I stopped by the Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale (running until this Saturday, April 25th at 260 Fifth Avenue, NYC…also online!). I ended up trying on and getting two blush colored bags–one, this mini MAB tote and the other, this leather backpack…which I basically had to peel off my back when I got home, that’s how obsessed with it I am already. Stay tuned to see the mini backpack, in all it’s 1990’s glory, in action!
Happy Friday guys,