I wore this outfit some weekends ago to run errands and just realized that I didn’t get around to posting it. I absolutely love this H&M sweater and it’s the only piece of clothing I’ve bought during my clothing ban to replace an older sweater. I had a coupon and scored it for only $9! It is made of 90% acrylic (yes, I know it’s material to be avoided but I plan on dry cleaning it) and 10% mohair and definitely keeps me warm and cozy!
Sweater: H&M 2012
Vest: DKNY F/W 2006
Jeans: J Brand Mid-Rise 805 Straight Leg in Ink (similar)
I centered this outfit around the teal wool cape-like vest sweater that my sister bought for me. (Cape = fly, thus the title of my post, get it?) My lovely sister has a habit of buying clothes for me and she gave this to me during her visit recently. (The last time I went home, she had a stack of clothes that she bought just for me from all her travels. Do I have the best sister or what?!)
While I might not have purchased this for myself (I tend to shy-away from trends), I enjoy pairing it with what I have and have paired it with multiple outfits in the past week! I love the buckle on the neck which lends an equestrian style to it and teal compliments my skin tone well. This has quickly become a favorite item for me this Fall (which feels very much like Winter already!) and I foresee myself wearing it a lot!
Do you have any cape-like garments in your wardrobe? How do you style them?
I enjoy I Pick Pretty and Forever 29‘s What to Wear Where editions and I was a little upset with myself for not being able to partake in the Travel Outfit and the Date Night edition. I had taken pics for the Travel Outfit edition but forgot my laptop at home the night before I left for New York, as I stayed over at G’s since his apartment is closer to the airport. He was very sweet to return to my room to pick up my laptop but comically, he couldn’t find it as he was looking for it in the wrong bag! (no, I don’t have THAT many bags!)
Anyway, I’m back to blogging with an outfit for this week’s Arts Night Out edition hosted by Pancakes & Beet Juice. Here’s an outfit I’d wear to an Arts Night Out, be it to the art gallery, museum or theater…
I originally thought about pairing the outfit with my Cole Haan Violet Air Oxford booties here but decided to go with the tall boots instead for a more casual look. What do you think? Booties or tall boots?
Well, thanks to my sis’ prodding yesterday, I went to Hermes to check out their bracelets. Today I had fun play pretend as a snob who can afford luxury goods at retail prices. My first stop was at Cartier to try the Trinity ring for my size followed by Chanel in Neiman Marcus. As I predicted, nothing called to me in Chanel. It was dismal and off I went to Hermes under the same roof.
I had the sales associate who was super patient bring out 3 leather bracelets for me to try. She was on the phone and the only sales associate in the store and there was a mad crowd in the store! She was fantastic and if I could afford luxury goods at retail prices from Hermes, I would totally purchase from her. Two thumbs up for her customer service!
The leather bracelets I tried on are as follows:
I actually also tried on the Kelly Dog bracelet which fit perfectly on my tiny wrist but I can’t find proper stock pictures of it like the other two above. Utilize the power of Google if you are curious! Heh.
Of the three that I tried on, I like the Rush and Rivale bracelets. Upon returning home from my adventure, I tried to find other Hermes bracelets and I think I really like the Kelly Double Tour.
Kelly Double Tour bracelet
I think I just found another item to add to my list of classics. What, you ask? Well, none other than the Hermes Kelly Double tour bracelet, of course. *wink* It will be in orange or oak brown (as pictured in the Rush above) with palladium/silver hardware. Heh.
p/s: I have yet to hear back from my bro (I emailed him pics of the Longines watch and Cartier ring) if the items I picked is breaking his bank. If they are, an Hermes bracelet it is!