Relaxed Skinny

Had a little break from my denim obsession for a while, but when my office decided that denim was the new norm, I retreated back to the days when I was a student and started eyeing every pair of denim that I didn’t own. I have been looking for a pair of relaxed skinny denim for a while now, but couldn’t find one that was quite right. I finally settled on these AG The Beau slouchy jeans, which are the perfect shade of blue and just the right amount of fading. I think I probably could have gone down a size, if such was available, but despite the hip slippage, I still find myself reaching for these fairly often.

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AG The Beau Slouchy Denim / Ann Taylor Mila Pumps (Black suede) / 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel (Large) / Babaton Carmichael Coat / J.Crew Button Down Shirt / Jacob Turtleneck (similar) / Forever21 Rings

These suede pumps are from Ann Taylor and they are beauties. However, I do find the edges of these shoes to be quite a bit sharper around the heel and ankle opening than the leather version. I will need to put in some heel pads and rub the edges down to help soften them up, otherwise I foresee plenty of bandaids in my future. They also come in a gorgeous red and navy blue. Consider going down a half size if your feet are on the narrower side.

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Off the Shoulder

I had been searching for a good quality cozy, off-the-shoulder sweater for a few months and I finally fount it in this AQUA cashmere sweater. I was a bit apprehensive trying it, because basically all kinds of wool makes me itch, but I had absolutely no problems with this. It is tunic length on me, but a little tucking in of the hem gives it a different look. Right now, this sweater is 25% off at Bloomingdales. It’s still rather pricey, but If you are looking for an off the shoulder sweater that isn’t made of acrylic or an itchy wool material, I absolutely recommend this.

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Also a note about my most recent absence from the blog. While work has gotten [a lot more] chaotic, my camera recently turned into a brick, so I’m without a camera for the next little while until I can get a replacement–hopefully sooner rather than later! For now, I’ll have to dig into the archives and see what I can come up with.

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Never enough

No matter how many pairs of trousers I own, I feel like I can  never have enough. Despite assembling a very nice collection over the past 10+ years, I can’t help myself when I come across a pair that fits perfectly off the rack (notwithstanding any hemming that may be needed).

Black chunky turtleneck + Black trousersBlack chunky turtleneck + Black trousers Black chunky turtleneck + Black trousersBabaton Nicolas Sweater / Theory Trousers (past season)/ 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Large Satchel / Coach Wedge Boots / Daniel Wellington Sheffield Watch / Forever21 Rings

When I found these Theory trousers haphazardly strewn over a rack in the Runway section of TJ Maxx in one my trips to the US late last year, I jumped when I saw it was just my size. A trip to the fitting room to make sure it fit just right, and it was all mine. They are made of thick, heavy, cushy knit material, I could almost compare it to fleece except that it didn’t look like fleece at all, but heavy wool. It took me a while to push myself to finally hem these, but I’m so glad I finally did before spring was upon us, because these are definitely not for summer wear!

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