Sunday, October 27, 2013

Starts with Inspiration: Leather A-line dresses

High-med-low: Leather A-line dresses

Proper lady meets rock-goddess. Love. It. 
Need some inspiration? Here are my top three picks for what is sure to be a Fall wardrobe staple.

Left to right: Rag & Bone washed leather and crepe dress; Nicholas leather/knit zip-up dress (exclusive to Intermix); French Connection Feather Ruth dress

Image source: Polyvore

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Starts with Black and White...

Happy Thursday! Doesn't it seem like the cold weather just crept up and surprised us?

Despite the colourful leaves outside, something about Fall evokes images of monochrome ensembles for me - maybe it's because I'm a summer girl at heart, and winter always feels gloomy and grey.

On the bright side however, the great thing about a monochrome ensemble is the freedom to play with patterns and textures. This also helps elevate the outfit and prevent it from being too flat.

For a friend's engagement party last weekend, I layered a soft patterned silk shirt underneath a leather-trimmed cape. Cropped trousers and a croc-print clutch helped further tie the pieces together.

My trick to monochrome dressing is to add subtle pops of colour to provide visual interest. For this evening, I chose a sparkly neon-accented necklace and my trusty cobalt pumps (I seriously can't get enough of these!).

It's been a while since my last post, but I hope you're doing well! I'm really trying to not let work take over so much :)

Have a great day!

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Top: Joe Fresh shirt (available here), Barney's Co-op cape (old)
Bottom: Gap
Shoes: Zara
Clutch: Danier
Necklace: J.Crew

Friday, October 11, 2013

Wish List: Coach Borough Bag

Despite having purchased my first Coach bag close to a decade ago, admittedly over the years I've become less attracted to the brand. Maybe as I've matured I've became less attracted to logos (the only monogramed bags I own now are a sturdy Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Neverfull and a classic Fendi baguette), or maybe it was because of how available they became. Afterall, it wasn't unusual to see long serpentine lines outside every Coach outlet I came across and scores of woman exiting with logoed bag upon logoed bag. Unfortunately, it was also because of this jadedness that I lost sight of what Coach was truly known for - quality leather pieces at relatively accessible prices. 

Enter this Fall's Borough bag modelled by both Karlie Kloss and Liu Wen in Coach's newly launched campaigns. These simple, streamlined totes are practical, classic, sleek, and exemplify Coach's new business model to go back to basics and deepen its hold on the luxury market. 

I, for one am a reformed Coach fan - I simply cannot wait to see these bags in person. Available in smooth glossed (marobox) leather and pebbled leather, these chic totes come in oxblood, black, and alpine moss colour (my fave). The price ranges from $378 for a small peppled version up to $1,198 for a leopard print marobox version with calf hair. 

What brands do you find yourself returning to?

Image source: Teen Vogue

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Starts with Inspiration: Grey pieces for Fall...

Grey is a go-to colour for me. In light cotton for summer or richer textures like leather, cashmere or wool for cooler weather, it's the perfect neutral. Combining various shades and materials provides dimension and is anything but boring.

This ensemble is perfect for a weekend dinner with the girls or a casual Friday at the office.

What's your go-to seasonless colour? 

Grey pieces for Fall

Clockwise from top: Rebecca Taylor split neck pullover sweater; Saint Laurent Y Ligne Medium Cabas tote; Manolo Blahnik Nausikaba Scooped Patent Leather pumps; Les Chiffoniers Velvet-trimmed stretch-leather leggings

Image credit: Polyvore

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fashion News: Marc Jacobs is leaving Louis Vuitton

It's was confirmed today that Marc Jacobs will be leaving Louis Vuitton after 16 years. It's truly the end of an era.

Image source: New York Post