Black, structured sling bags with gold hardware detail are one of my favorite accessories across the fall and winter seasons…this one reminds me of the one on this Lady.
Back to basics.
After spending about two hours looking around for someone new for CSLW, I found these two behind the strip:
I’m obsessed with clean, simple basics so she immediately got my attention:
This is probably one of the more sophisticated looking crossbody bags thanks to that reptilian texture…
…the white stitching on her jeggings was another detail I liked…
…and these shoes were killer; I like that she wore her socks peaking over them too…
I’m all about accessorizing and taking risks with style, but sometimes it’s best just to get to the point and keep it clean:
No frills. No fuss. Just simple, perfect casual fall style.
Pullover is American Apparel; shoes are from DSW, the pants were a gift; the crossbody is Brahmin.
It was pretty warm out today but these ladies still respected the season:
I love both these perfect casual fall looks, from head to toe…
Really great fall trends here: the fringe boot, the vest, the utility/military jacket, the eternity scarf…
I’ve been seeing (and loving) the smaller cross-body bags but the large hobos and satchels will never die:
Solid fall style. Well done.
I was walking around campus one day when I saw this:
My favorite trend with men’s campus style right now is the bag as an accessory. I’m so over that boring-ass utilitarian bag you get at a grocery story (or wherever). Men should either get a rucksack, something in a nice print or, if they can pull it off, this:
I feel like it’s definitely an “imported” trend or something popularized in Europe or parts of Asia—it’s definitely not for everyone but I think that’s why I like it so much:
Not every guy can look this good wearing a shoulder bag, but I guess you can get away with anything style-wise if you dress well enough.
Some other beading I did last year. This took a looooong ass time. The bag is from Urban Outfitters in the men’s section; I got it on my trip to New York.
The design is supposed to be leaves blowing in one direction inspired by the state I was in after my trip to NY; I had figured out my life and I was no longer just blowing in the wind in a bunch of different directions.
There are three leaves because three is a special number to me in general and it took about three years after I graduated from college the first time for me to realize what the hell I was going to do with myself. Each year I thought I had a plan that failed and finally, the third year I got my shit together and was headed in one direction.
I first photographed her waaaaaaaaaaaaay back at the beginning of summer; she’s still stylin’…and still a little shy:
I was like, I HAVE TO take your picture!!! The puffed sleeves on this blouse were great as well as the woven belt.
I think it’s obvious what I liked the most:
Yesssssssss…..I want it.
These sandals were really awesome too, love the powder blue color with her pink nail polish:
Still rocking the Barbie pink nails and the wonderful, simple accessories. Love it!
As soon as I’m big pimpin’, I’m getting this bag…
Céline in bold blue just enough to add color to your outfit!
This will probably be a very long series… I took over 150 photos in the span of about 3-4 hours walking around the art fair today.
I’ll start with the wonderful creations I invested in:
This is a cute metal hair pin I found. It has multi-colored beads so I think it will match pretty much match anything. I also like the antique design.
This is a head band made out of a man’s necktie and some other re-used materials; more detail below:
The brilliant blue color caught my eye and I’m all about accessorizing right now…here’s a couple more accessories I picked up pictured together:
This is a beautifully made buttery soft, powder blue, small hobo bag (I know “buttery” is a cliche expression when describing leather but IT REALLY FEELS LIKE BUTTA BABY!). It measures 9”x9” with a 16 drop (adjustable) more detail on the bag below:
It is simple and functional and really well made; I had to have it. If I hadn’t spend so much on the other stuff I bought, I probably would have bought a bigger one but I think the smaller cross-body bags are coming back in…
This turquoise and silver spoon necklace was just wonderful to look at from every angel. It is made from an antique silver spoon from the 1930s. Detail below:
The artist used a diamond to create these intricate etchings, truly one of a kind. The necklace has about a 15-16” drop so I found it easy to add to my outfit for the day:
…love the turquoise against the red.
Finally, I got a couple clothing pieces:
A simple red and orange tie-dye halter; it’s cotton and cropped so I will be wearing it under my sheer stuff for a bright (REALLY BRIGHT) pop of color.
I CAN’T GET ENOUGH SHEER. It is hands down, my favorite trend this season. I found this draped, flowing, red cover-up (like a poncho/shawl hybrid type garment). It’s such a light fabric that it can still be worn on hotter days either completely over the body or as a very sophisticated looking eternity scarf.
Really wonderful finds. I can’t wait to wear them with the rest of my wardrobe :)