Mar 9, 2014

Green and blue

This is officially the most amount of color I've worn all year. I recently splurged on a MaxMara coat for spring (well, actually two coats, but that's a story for another day), and I don't know why I've waited so long to invest in better-made outerwear. This one is made of a double face fabric of wool, angora, and cashgora and is perfect for the transition to spring.



The kind folks at Everlane sent me the Petra Magazine Tote in one of their new spring colors (which will come out this Wednesday). I'm very picky and admittedly a snob when it comes to my handbag portfolio, but this is a bag of understated luxury, at a friendlier price point, that I'm excited to add to my rotation. The workmanship is excellent and it looks much more expensive than it is. I especially love the bit of slouch the leather has, since most of my other bags are very structured.



As a side note, I'm also really enjoying RGB nail polishes - from my limited experience with them so far, they seem to last much longer and are not as prone to chipping as many of the other brands I've tried (the moon manicure I posted on my ring post lasted over a week). The one I'm wearing here is 'Violet'.

And as a final camera-related aside, these photos made me realize how great the dynamic range of the Sony a7r is. We shot in direct sunlight and managed to retain all highlight and shadow detail despite the fact that the wall was white and I was wearing dark clothing.

Coat / Tote / Jeans / Sweater (old Theory) / Shoes

13 comments :

  1. I love these little peeks into your personal style. You're very fashionable in an easy, classic way!

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  2. a perfect study of effortless chic!

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  3. Wonderful outfit, I love your new coat and bag - as Natasha says above 'effortless chic!'

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  4. Shoulda do outfit post more often. Love this one. It suits you very well. <3

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  5. i like your petite style. it's classy and safe. :)

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  6. Oh my, how beautiful is that coat!

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  7. don't you love a softer leather bag? Feels so cozy to me. Love the color of the coat.

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  8. Nice tote, however I don't think I'd call $325 a 'friendly' price point.

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  9. Yep, like I've said before. No idea why you call your style boring. It's not. Loving that green. I don't suit most green but I think I can get away with that color.

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  10. im looking into sony cameras too at the moment. particularly at the rx1 since i dont want to lug around a huge DSLR anymore. good to hear that you like the petra bag. the navy and the green goes nicely together, especially for spring. kind of like "grown up urban prep" combo.

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  11. You look lovely! I never gravitate to green, but this looks so fresh.

    I firmly believe in investing in high quality coats. I have two Max Mara coats and I may invest in a third this Spring. I had the store alter them for me and they both are gorgeous. I feel like being in NYC it's justified to spend a bit more on outerwear.

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  12. You have such a lovely understated style Alice.

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