Tuesday, 9 April 2013

OOTD: Leather Satchel and Nautical Stripe Boat Shoes

THE DEETS:
Floral Button Up: Vintage, free
Navy Painter Tee: J Crew
Mustard Cropped Pants: Anthropologie
Striped Boat Shoes: Target
Watch Necklace: Antique, gift from Ephraim
"Hive Mind" Brooch: Premonitory Dreams
Leather Satchel: Aude Bags


Ephraim gave me this necklace for my birthday last year.  Though I've never been big into gold coloured jewelry, this necklace made me reconsider that bias.  Though I still lean heavily toward silver as a preference, the gold colour of this necklace (not to speak of the enamel flower detail on the back) goes so nicely with some other things in my closet.  Of course, the piece is beautiful on its own: I love that it looks like a locket, but is in fact a watch! It's so nice to hear it ticking away when you wear it.  

This leather bag is actually Ephraim's, but he was nice enough to let me borrow it to walk around the One of a Kind Show.  When it comes time to finally buy myself a nice camera bag, the cross body strap is going to be a very important feature for me.  I simply can't lug around a camera for hours in a shoulder bag, yet I keep only packing a shoulder bag for Toronto! It'll click in my brain eventually, and until then, there's this sweet little messenger bag for me to borrow (by force).  I even told Ephraim, when he picked up the bag at the One of a Kind Show last year, that if he didn't buy the bag, I would! But then, I was the one shopping for a bow tie for themselves at the show :p.  I didn't pick one up, but Handsome & Lace had the most amazing spread of ties, bow ties, pocket squares; and I have a weakness for men's accessories! A sweet bow tie may make its way to my birthday list, yet.

--Erin

14 comments:

  1. You look so adorable. The red lips are killing me- so perfect.

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    1. I swear, MAC's Ruby Woo is a godsend. For AGES I didn't think I could wear red lipstick with red hair, and I was DEAD WRONG. Never going back to nude pinks!
      --Erin

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  2. god you look amazing. i have a pair of jeans like yours and have NOT been wearing them enough. they look so amazing on you! and the red lipstick. don't even get me started.

    xo Marlen
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    1. Gosh, thanks Marlen!
      I love my yellow jeans! I snagged them on sale about a month ago at Anthro because they were cropped... umm, it may have been -10 in Canada at the time, but I ain't no fool, warm cropped-pant weather was on the way! If you want to tone the pop of bright down, they look awful nice with some riding boots!

      --Erin

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  3. This outfit is so perfect! Those jeans fit you like a dream, I love your layered tops, and your accessories are the icing on the cake!

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    1. Haha thanks for the confidence on the layered tops! I tend to buy my tops a bit big so that they fit better in the waist, and I'm always worried when I layer them like this that I look like a stuffed sausage :P. Which I guess is okay, as long as I am a FLORAL sausage hehehe

      --Erin

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  4. You are so cute! Lovin that satchel and that necklace is beautiful! :)

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    1. Seriously, I told Ephraim if he didn't buy this bag, I would! After using it for the weekend (silly me, forgot a cross body bag for a craft fair!) I really want one of my own! Maybe I'll just borrow his a couple more times to make sure ;)

      --Erin

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  5. I love those mustard leggings!! So cute!

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  6. You should be sneaking off with that satchel all the time! It's so gorgeous and looks like such good quality leather. I always think satchels are the best kind of bags.

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    1. It's so lovely! I definitely tend to appreciate men's accessories and fashion equally to women's. Really, if I had a more androgynous body time, I would wear a lot more men's wear, but for the time being it's just bowties and messenger bags for me! Oh and big clunky stomping boots. Those too.

      --Erin

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  7. I found you on the blog hop and your blog is adorable. I will definitely be following. You can visit me at ....

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  8. that bag is AMAZING!! nice of E (I'm going to just write than in comments becuase honestly i always look back up to see how to spell his name ; ) to loan it to you! & I REALLY love this look, simple but really well done w/ the layer under, mustard pants & those fun slip ons. I need to get more good walking shoes like that.
    http://dusanabotswana.com/

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