Tuesday, June 18, 2013

and she's got knee high socks









Outfit Details: 
vintage hat
Lily Ashwell Hana top - c/o Lily Ashwell
skirt - thrifted and hemmed shorter 
over the knee socks (old)
Old Navy trench (old)
belt - thrifted
Illesteva + Zac Posen cat eye sunglasses
Seychelles Ampersand heels
Patricia Nash tote (c/o) - $198, available at Macy's 

I've long admired tooled leather bags; I've wanted one for as far back as I can remember. Back when I was a child, it was all about matching my little western belt which had my name on it, and fitting in with the "horse girl" culture I was so fond of. But later in life, the desire for a tooled leather purse continued, and after writing about it on my livejournal (oh, nine or ten years ago), a very nice reader surprised me with one. She saw it at one of her local thrift shops and remembered me posting about it, so she picked it up and sent it my way. It was such a warm and thoughtful gesture, and I carried it for years - until it was somehow lost in one of my moves. That happens a lot. Perhaps it was the childhood want, or maybe the overwhelming kindness that the last purse represented to me, but when Patricia Nash sent me this tooled floral leather tote, it was like Christmas morning. I can't believe I didn't immediately pair it with my matching belt, but there's still time (you know I can't resist a little bit of matchy-matchy). The beauty is in the little details of scalloped edges, metallic inlay, and peekaboo fuchsia lining - and it can fit everything this crazy bag lady carries around. I know I've done a "What's In My Bag" feature before, but sometime I should probably do a "What's Really In My Bag" feature. It's practically its own convenience store - but a lovely little detailed one, at that.


38 comments:

  1. I love everything about your outfit! You look so pretty :)

    Valérie ♥ scribblesofvalerie.com

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  2. Gorgeous blouse and perfect tote!

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  3. too cute! Those high socks are the perfect touch to this outfit!

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  4. Oh, that tote! That needs to be in my hand right now!

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  5. Very sweet look Keiko !!



    XX Luba 



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  6. Aw you're such a beauty! Loving the sunglasses :)

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  7. You look gorgeous, love these pics.

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  8. Such a super pretty look, Keiko! Adore the floral details. x

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  9. Just added go buy knee socks to my list of things to do. So cute.

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  10. Gorgeous outfit, and what a bag! :) love it. Rosie x

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  11. very cute knee socks! love the "whats really in my bag" idea! I carry around so much that sometimes I'm like "why do I keep this??"

    Lianna

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  12. The bag, oh my gawd the bag. Do you find you have to constantly pull the socks up? I love the look but I feel like it would drive me nuts.
    Would love to see a "What's in my bag"

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  13. The entire outfit is flawless, adorable, and comfy looking :)

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  14. This whole ensemble is just so gorgeous! Beautiful photos as always. Really love the bag and sunnies, and the skirt and top are so lovely.

    xox Sammi
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  15. Love your lip color!!

    And your hair color goes so well with those sunglasses! How beautiful!!

    You chose the perfect color combination for your outfit <3

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  16. I never noticed your tat. I love it! You look pretty as can be!

    xo Amanda
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  17. What's In My Bag posts are fun :) Maybe you should! The bag is gorgeous and now you have me wanting my own.

    xo Ashley
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  18. This outfit is so cute!

    xo Jennifer

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  19. Beautiful post and pictures. Love your oufit!

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  20. so beautiful! love the glasses!

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  22. the details on the bag! oh my god. it's really beautiful!

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  23. Love this outfit from head to toe! It's so perfect for this summer!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  24. love your look.. very cute..

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  25. Beautiful outfit! Love the shirt and skirt combination.

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  26. You look really pretty, love your style :)

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  27. Love the sunnies! Cute look.

    XO,

    Gina

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