After a quick seasonal closet self - edit and careful consideration ...my new selections….
Multi Purpose Jacket
I absolutely love this look ! I found mine at "The Kooples" sample sale which was held at 150 Wooster Street last week. (This location is a great venue for sample sales if you are a fan, and they usually have a new sale every week.) I've worn my jacket with everything from dresses to jeans and sneakers, and also out at night with heels and a silky blouse. It is perfect every time...
I have a very stylish friend who introduced me to a cool little store in the West Village : Diana Broussard. What a gem of a boutique! I strolled in one day and saw this beautiful piece. Literally made my heart skip a beat :) The dress is not nearly as short on me as on the model below and it needs a bit of tailoring - so I can't show you the finished product just yet…
I used to be a bit of a snob when it came to buying anything that was not brand new but that is no longer the case. You can find the most amazing things! It's important to go to a reputable store or website so that you know you are getting what you are paying for. My leather Chloe may not be the latest style but it is positively perfect for me. The straps adjust so it can be worn cross body or doubled up and made shorter as a chic ladylike shoulder bag. It can dress up or down any outfit. The color can be worn year round. Meets all of my criteria for a new bag purchase!
When looking ahead to the new season I try not to get caught up in trends and also try not to buy anything that doesn't suit my lifestyle, age, or body type. I look for quality pieces that will enhance what I already own. I'll try a trend, but only if I can adapt it in a way that suits me. We are all such visual beings - it is easy to get caught up in the latest and greatest of the moment styles, but usually what works on the catwalk doesn't translate so well in every day life.
Enjoy this beautiful weather! Happy Spring :)