Friday, March 14, 2014

♕ [yves] saint laurent arty ring ♕

I'm crazy for YSL Arty rings, so when I saw this cream and gold one on sale at Net-A-Porter for $150, I naturally had to have it. I find it's the most neutral and therefore the easiest to wear of my five arty rings. The rings, though largely discontinued, are still available here, here, and here

♡ louis vuitton damier ebene neverfull mm ♡

Way back in April of 2013, I purchased my perhaps most useful bag to date - the Louis Vuitton Neverfull. Settling for the medium size, I opted for the durable damier ebene canvas. This bag is a workhorse. I carry it to school, to work, for traveling - it's perfect for everything, incredibly chic, and super convenient. I love this bag so much that I want to purchase it in damier azur, as well. Bonus feature: it fits cats comfortably.

♡ marc jacobs stam ♡

I purchased this bag in January. Of last year. Which gives you an idea of how desperately my blog is need of an update. I got the Marc Jacobs Stam in marine blue from Fashionphile. There are many available secondhand for great prices!

Miu Miu card case vs. Louis Vuitton Cles

Over the past few months, I've purchased two coin/card holders. The first one I ordered was St. Cocco Patent Crocodile-Embossed Leather Card Case in the cammello (camel) color. I got it for a really great price, too, only $30. Alas, I kept losing it within my bag and wished I had something to chain it to. The leather began to peel after only a couple of months of use and I swiftly became disillusioned with the card case. I looked into the Louis Vuitton Cles and purchased it from LV in January, and I'm very satisfied with it. It clips on to my Neverfull (which I shall post soon) and is very useful. I keep my ID, Metrocard, and random little things in it. 

rag & bone bootie obsession ♡

Rag & Bone is one of my favorite contemporary brands. I really loved their booties this past year, so I picked up the Astor Moto boot and the Durham booties. Both are well-made and sturdy. Despite their heel, the Durham booties are very comfortable. They are available herehereherehereherehere, and here. The Astor Moto booties are no longer available, though Rag & Bone makes a similar boot
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Balenciaga x Ladurée

Balenciaga's iconic City handbag was introduced by Nicolas Ghesquière in 2000, and it has since become a cult classic, oft spotted on celebs like Kate Moss, Nicole Richie,  Gisele Bundchen, Nicky Hilton, Vanessa Hudgens, Lindsay Lohan, the Olsens, and Rooney Mara. Ghesquière's slouchy design was originally rejected by the company for its lack of structure, but the bags were used in the runway show so the models would have something to carry. The models, most notably Kate Moss, adored the bags, and thus, the Balenciaga bags we love today were born.