Aside from relying on turtlenecks for Winter (see here), a thick chunky knit is a staple for my Winter basics. While I love the idea of layering, sometimes it requires more effort than my brain is capable of when I’m pressed for time!
We finally went to visit Harry Potter World and I decided to keep things simple with my trusty winter basics. A more detailed post to come in the near future on our tour to the Warner Bros. Studio.
Happy 4th to my fellow readers here in the US! In the spirit of American Independence Day, I decided to don red, white and blue for my outfit to run errands earlier this morning. I’ll also be wearing the same outfit this evening for a gathering at a friend’s place for some food and fireworks.
In one of my previous Wishing Wednesday post, I wrote about what I liked about the ZARA wrap mini skort that’s a popular item among bloggers. Yet, I expressed why it wasn’t for me as the length wasn’t work appropriate. Well, fast forward some weeks down the line, my lovely sister had one made for me by a tailor that she frequents when she’s in Hong Kong. Yes, made exactly color-blocked and at the length I preferred! Thank you, kajia! The finished product lacks pockets but I’ve received plenty of compliments on it each time I’ve worn it! 😀
I wore it this past weekend, keeping to a monochrome palette with a pop of color from my bag to hang out with a friend who also kindly took my outfit pics. Thanks, E!
I included this Celine python Blade in my birthday wishlist here a few weeks ago, and while I was in London, I was able to check out the version in regular leather in Selfridges. I definitely love the versatility of it, as the strap can be easily converted to carry the bag cross-body (although the strap isn’t shown in the pic above) and the size would allow me to tote around both my tablet and my camera with a little bit of room to spare. I think it’s a good mid-size bag – larger than my Chanel reissue flap and a little more compact than my Louis Vuitton Sofia Coppola PM – and fills my void of needing a black bag. I’ll say that I may or may not have one on its way to me as I was able to find it for a little less than the retail price of $4900 here in the US!
In an effort to wear layers and create a new outfit, I layered a sleeveless button down on top of my shirt dress which resulted in an outfit that Mademoiselle Chanel would approve of! I previously wore the same top to create another outfit channeling Coco Chanel here. I think a Chanel brooch adds a touch of class to just about any outfit. I also took Chanel’s advice – “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory,” as I had thought of wearing my long pearl necklace as a bracelet but decided otherwise. Looking back at this outfit though, perhaps I should have worn red shoes but I wanted to to keep the outfit as neutral as possible and let the bag be the pop of color. What do you think?