Are we bag sluts? I think we may be bag sluts. Most of our daily YES! posts are about bags. Oh well, so be it. In 2013, we will be who we are, and who are is bag sluts. The Rebecca Minkoff ‘Tri-Zip Jealous Satchel‘ is exclusive to Shopbop.com, and we’re hunting it like we’re hunting lions on an African safari. Raised seams add interest to an otherwise plain satchel, and the bag features rolled leather double top handles, a detachable shoulder strap, and five exterior zip pockets. The tasseled zip top opens to reveal 4 interior pockets. Oh yeah, and the whole darn thing is covered in these amazing, long, leather zipper pulls making it super edgy and really, really, cool. And it’s blush-colored, which we love because it makes it easy for pairing with all our clothes. Must have for 2013. #lucky #trends
Sometimes, a great pair of sneakers can make an ensemble cooler than a great pair of heels or a deliciously expensive set of ballet flats. The editors and fashionistas are currently pairing theirs with jeans and a fur topper, be it a coat, vest, or cape. Maybe it’s overbearingly upper class, or perhaps it’s a little too hipster-with-money, and I understand these complaints. To pull the look off successfully, stay away from colored or printed denim and choose a classic rinse. The cut is less important, and you could just as easily pair a straight leg jean with sneakers and fur as a flare, but beware the bell, since these tend to look better when covering a heel or stacked platform wedge. The denim pick I find the most chi-chi right now is the sass & bide “Roll the Dice” boyfriend jeans. At the moment, I wear my Joe’s Jeans Chelsea cuffed jeans with everything, but I can only get away with this in L.A. because they’re absolutely torn to shreds (witness the photographs of me). The look of a cuffed, slouchy, straight-leg jean with fur and sneakers is very appealing to me, the fur adding that bit of “So what?” that every great getup needs.
As for the sneakers, pick a simple, unadorned pair. Classic French company Bensimon has perfected the sneaker to the highest possible level of understated elegance. The “Tennis Mid Homme” Bensimon collection is truly iconic, totally Parisian, and absolutely chic. The line was inspired by uniforms and work clothes, and the spartan, military colors and shapes are carried through in Bensimon’s tennis shoes. My favorite Bensimon sneaker is the “Tennis Mid Homme” in sable (a lovely tobacco, taupe color). This simple lace-up style tennis shoe is easy and timeless, made of buttery soft canvas with a sturdy but supple rubber sole. A must-have! I’m also wild about Superga, a company started in 1913 by Walter Martiny and the Italia sneakers have been worn by royals, made in variations with canvas, linen, and leather. LOVE. The “Bologna” is the best of the bunch, and the unisex styling makes finding these sneakers in larger sizes a snap. I’ve found them in military, which is a dull green with a bright green sole, black (which is actually a cadet blue), and navy, which is a lovely cornflower hue with a dazzling cyan sole. The over-dyed canvas upper of the “Bologna” is fabulously worn-in looking, and the laces are short, lending a basic, no-frills attitude to a kicky pair of tennis shoes.
Now, the fur is a tricky situation. I personally love and wear real fur, but it isn’t for everyone and for good reasons. If you like faux fur, go for the amazing “Inked” faux fur jacket from MINKPINK. The plush, two-tone blue cropped jacket is beyond chic with sneakers. If you like real fur, go to a thrift store and buy vintage. I’m pictured here in a vintage golden fox fur I found at an antique shop on the Eastern Shore of Maryland when I was 17 (thanks, Dad), my Joe’s Jeans Chelsea rolled cuffs, a vintage Coca-Cola tee, and a pair of “Bologna” sneakers in blue. I’ve always found that vintage shops are the best place to buy furs. The selection is incredible and you never know what little jewel awaits, as if made just for you. I’m a big fan of “intuition” shopping. Now, some may just call it “impulsive” shopping, but I assure you, the two are extremely different concepts. Impulsive shopping implies a compulsion to grab anything and everything in sight to fulfill some deep need, be it a fear, an anxiety, or an emptiness within. Intuitive shopping means employing the “Listening Language” to lead you to the perfect item. The “Listening Language” is that voice within you, your gut perhaps, or maybe just your heart, and if you learn how to quiet your mind and listen to your inner consciousness, you’re speaking the Language. When you shop using your intuition, you’re buying what’s best for you based on who you really are. #lucky #trends #outfitideas
It’s 2013! Woo Hoo! To celebrate, we’re picking something inspirational and super festive to kick start what we hope to be a glorious, bountiful, happy 2013. Our answer? A fantastic handbag. We want a new look for 2013; something edgy yet feminine, modern but classic, uptown and downtown. Our solution? The perfect handbag company, Pour La Victoire. They always manage to mix these styles and attitudes together in the perfect combination, and boy oh boy do we love them for it. The ‘Marcelle‘ satchel is exactly what we need to kick start the New Year. It’s just the right size so we’ll learn to cram less junk into our bags, and the combo of luscious black leather (PLV leather is unparalleled) with panels of pebbled, metallic pewter leather is so edgy, so divine, and so what we need in our lives in 2013. We want to be this bag. It has a detachable, adjustable strap, so it can be worn as a shoulder satchel or carried as a tote (now if only we could learn so be so adaptable. I’m loving the “bag as life” metaphors happening in this post!). Go to Shopbop.com to purchase, and Happy New Year! #lucky
We love a hand knit sweater, especially in a cool, neutral tone. Also, it’s no secret that we love Alexander Wang. This gorgeous pullover, the ‘Seamless Hand Knit‘ comes in the most luscious beige tone, like the perfect latte. Cropped with long sleeves and a high neckline, the stitching pattern and flat side panels give the sweater a futuristic feel. We’d pair it with a pleated leather skirt or tapered black raw silk pants and open-toed ankle booties or gladiator sandals. So awesome for the remaining winter months. Go to Shopbop.com to order. #lucky
It’s that time of year for awesome, outdoor, snowy winter sports. While we haven’t been skiing in ages, we’re ready to hit the slopes at Big Bear and dig in to some fresh powder. Here’s the problem: most ski clothes are hideous. We’re so sick of North Face jackets we could scream. Where are all the fashionable, trendy, cool puffer ski jackets that aren’t associated with some big name athletic company like Under Armour or Patagonia? We’ve got the solution. Go to Shopbop.com and check out their amazing selection of stylish puffer coats that are perfect for hitting the slopes and looking fabulous in the lounge. Our favorite is the ‘Crush Print Puffer Jacket‘ from HELMUT and it’s on sale right now for 30%. They also have some amazing puffer jackets from Marc by Marc Jacobs. Finally, a ski jacket we can feel cool in.
We love giving gloves as a gift for the holidays. They’re not super personal, sure, but they’re fun and really, you only get to wear them for a few months out of the year. Plus, they make perfect gifts for co-workers and acquaintances as well as for best friends or partners. We’re all about black and white right now, and these striped gloves from alice + olivia are so on trend. Plus, they’re fingerless, which is adorable and so easy to work with. We love the blend of checks and stripes also!