Lately, the weather’s been so gloomy. (I hate it.) I did a cheery fashion illustration to brighten up the day. I hope you like it!
Today’s Fashion Illustration:
essential boyshirt $$ Madewell, mint bandeau TNA (or $ Urban Outfitters), jersey dot mini skirt Seoul (or $ F21), pop color sneakers Seoul (or $ Van’s), perforated Penny $$ Coach Legacy
My vacation’s nearly here. I’m so ready to go. I feel like a senior in high school and it’s the last week before summer break. Fortunately, I’ve been really busy at work and time is flying.
I left my apartment no less than five minutes before receiving the first of many compliments on my new Coach Legacy Perforated Penny bag. So, I just had to turn my new purchase into a pretty handbag illustration.
perforated leather penny shoulder purse Coach
Honestly – I never thought much of Coach. To me, the brand evoked images of over monogrammed jacquards or mean girls in high school.
This was challenged a year ago when my coworker boasted the condition of her five-year-old satchel. She said “old” Coach bags had heritage, quality, and classic design. The conversation stayed in the back of my mind…
navy beanie Rugby by Ralph Lauren (or $ asos and $$$ Barney’s), sateen trench Seoul night market (or $ asos and $$$ shopbop), crew neck sweater Uniqlo (or $ 6pm and $$$ Barneys), silk blouse Theory (or $ Vince Camuto and $$$ Net-a-Porter), linen dot tee Zara or ($ Dillards and $$$ Splendid), chambray button-down TopShop (or $ Kohl’s and $$$ Urban Outfitters), high-waisted leggings Zara (or $$$ Bloomingdales), pocket scarf abercrombie (or $ asos and $$$ farfetch), suede booties asos or ($$ Dolce Vita and $$$ asos), medium Candace carryall Coach (or $ Steve Madden)
Hello! I hope you safely survived the impact and aftermath of Sandy. My thoughts are with those who were hit hard. (I’m taking refuge at a good friend’s who luckily avoided power loss.)
Returning to our apartment and packing an overnight bag made it obvious that I have certain seasonal wardrobe staples. These are my top ten picks that I can’t live without.
sateen trench Seoul night market (or $ asos and $$$ shopbop), sleeveless silk blouse Zoe & Sam at Gilt (or $ asos), colorblock skirt with pockets BCBG (or $ Gap and $$$ Hugo Boss), Coach Legacy bag (also here), shoes yesstyle.com (or $ Target and $$$ Net-a-Porter)
I don’t know about you, but I try to take advantage of every last warm day and get the most out of skirts and sleeveless tops. For me, this is a great work outfit. The silky textures add a hint of sophistication. The fun shoes and pockets on the skirt take it down a notch so you won’t look as tired as you feel when you head for your afternoon coffee!
knit jersey jacket old Uniqlo (or $ Quiksilver and $$$ Nordstrom), sweater Forever21, silk blouse Theory outlet (or $ Old Navy and $$$ Neiman Marcus), jeans Pacific Sunwear (or $$$ Nordstrom), suede ankle boots asos, bag Coach Legacy (or $ Aldo)
Don’t you just love that sweet spot when it’s incredibly sunny but also brisk? It’s perfect for light layers and playful patterns. What’s your favorite part of Fall?