This outfit is an example of two principles I’ve talked about previously on this blog. First, I’ve employed the idea of “fashion bookends” by capping this look in the same color at both ends. This is a favorite trick of mine that makes even the simplest of outfits look instantly put together. Second, these shoes are an example of a “wardrobe upgrade“, as I’ve been slowly swapping out the 4 inch heels in my wardrobe for much more comfortable for me 3 inchers.
Also, if anyone has been looking for a moderately priced, good quality leather wrap bracelet that fits thin wrists, take a look at this “perfed” bracelet from Frye. It’s perforated all the way around, so you can buckle it onto whichever hole you’d like for a perfect fit. At its original length, it went around my wrist 5 times, but that felt too bulky on me. Instead, I bucked it onto my wrist after wrapping 3 times, and then snipped the extra length. One hallmark of quality leather is the dye goes all the way through (versus just painted on the top, so that scratches appear white under the dark colored top layer). This bracelet is dyed all the way through, so snipping leaves no ugly mis-colored ends. True to Frye leather, it’s also super soft and feels great. I also appreciate the low profile buckle, a welcome find in a sea of big, clunky, and heavily logo’d bracelet latches.
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Fedora Rag & Bone thanks to Shopbop
Tee LOFT (in stripe)
Jeans Banana Republic (Fit Review)
Shoes Manolo Blahnik
Handbag Elizabeth & James partially thanks to Shopbop (mine is the “mini”) (in leopard)
Belt Linea Pelle
Watch Larsson & Jennings
Bracelet Frye (also here & here)
Necklaces Vintage & Downtown LA
Rings Catbird, Vrai & Oro & vintage
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