Blank NYC Morning suede jacket in "coffee bean" sz xs, sleeves shortened
Good news, ladies...my suede jacket by Blank NYC has been fully re-stocked in this color! It went quickly last time and for good reason - the suede is thick and durable, the color is versatile, and the jacket overall is very nice quality for a genuine leather piece under $200. It's on backorder until next month, but I don't think you'll be needing it until the weather cools! The xs regular fit me well, but I did get the zippered sleeves hemmed for my short arms (alterations cost about $30 but could vary quite a bit from tailor to tailor). See my more detailed review here, and another outfit idea where I've worn it layered. A few sizes are also in-stock at Revolve for $10 more, but in my experience they will refund you the difference if you show them the exact same item elsewhere for less!
In other re-stock news, my Topshop scallop miniskirt is back in the white color, for nearly 50% off and with free shipping & returns! It's stretchy but runs small, so size up - I took a size US 2 and it's a snug fit. For styling ideas with this skirt, check out my outfit posts here, here, and here.
Remember this crochet lace skirt from this blog post? It's sold out online unfortunately, but for those who own it or something similar, I wanted to show other ways I've worn it. Petites are often told to shy away from midi lengths but I really loved this - just be sure to wear neutral shoes to give the legs a little boost. My AT block-heeled sandals that I'm always wearing are old, but I found a super similar pair by Steve Madden!
In my original post I did a white-on-white look, but mixed textures using a sweater knit top against the crochet skirt. For daytime I love toning down intricate pieces like this with a buttoned-down blouse, either tucked in or knotted at the waist. For a very different sultrier look, I've also worn this skirt with an off-shoulder top and minimalistic sandals for a friend's birthday:
This below might be one of my favorite pairings this season! I originally wore this Modcloth skirt with a bolder-colored top, but liked it even more with a softer palette as shown here. I love pairing neighboring colors from the color wheel, and blue with green together is just so pretty. I ended up wearing lower shoes for practicality, and you can also swap in closed-toe pumps for an office.
Modcloth Prfound Pizazz skirt xs, Talbots top (similar starting in xxs)
Chanel bag, Steve Madden shoes
Chanel bag, Steve Madden shoes
This snap from Instagram is of my most-worn bags lately. I definitely see a pattern here of pebbled leather (for ease of care), and convertible styles that can be worn multiple ways and easily dressed up and down. In the world of bigger bags, my Ann Taylor faux leather gallery totes actually might get the most wear - I sure hope they'll bring them back, in the same quality as the blush pink version one year (I never get why brands alter a perfect style)!
What's the most-used handbag in your wardrobe?