The Clutch

 Ann Taylor Cashmere Sweater (similar) / Ebay (Leopard Scarf from Ebay / Club Monaco Rachel Pant Jean-Michel Cazabat Viena Bootie (Black suede)(similar) / 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Minute Medium Clutch (Black)(smooth leather version here) /  Forever21 Street Chic Wrap Bracelet /  Forever21 Rings

My Pashli has a sibling! I have been obsessed with this 3.1 Phillip Lim Clutch for a while, almost as long as the Pashli. I love the minimalist shape. I finally snagged myself one at an awesome discount. The leather is actually textured, but I’m totally OK that with that as it gives it the bag a little more edge and character. And the clutch fits *a lot*.

Some women find using day clutches as a bit cumbersome, but I rather like using them. It does take a bit of time to get used to. The arm strap on this particular clutch helps tremendously. The one problem I encounter, however, is when I’m holding the clutch in one hand and a coffee in the other and I’m confronted with a closed door that doesn’t open automatically with a push of a button. Never fails to stop me in my tracks. #firstworldproblems #dilemma

Polar Vortex / Tartan

Whoever gave us this polar vortex can have it back. Seriously. I hope round two was the last round because I have never experienced such cold in my life. Thankfully, I chose this year to invest in a super warm winter coat. If I had any second thoughts about it initially, they are long gone now.
Despite the super warm outer layer, when it gets super cold, all I care to wear to work is a wool sweater and skinny pants to tuck easily into my boots. I purchased this tartan scarf a few months back and I love to throw it over a simple outfit to make it a bit more interesting (and incidentally, warmer).