The purse below was a birthday gift from B. It's from Leo Monk, which was a bit of an institution in the neighbourhood where I lived in Sydney. All their handbags are hand-crafted from Italian leather and distinctive for their multi-panelling and mix of colours and textures - which is very me. I'd been eyeing this earth-tone one for weeks but most of the bags are a mix of vivid colours. Minimal advertising keeps prices quite reasonable for what you're getting (under $200).
I recently spent a weekend in Toronto visiting my lovely friends. This shot was taken at the Art Gallery of Ontario, which I recommend checking out if you haven't already. The purse makes a reappearance.
This dress transitions well between seasons, depending what it's paired with. I've worn it with a wide black belt, velvet blazer, and high black heels, as well as with a grey cashmere cardigan, brown leather jacket and brown textured tights. I'll pair it with gladiator sandals and lots of bangles for a casual summer day.
I got a great deal on this boyfriend blazer about five years ago when everything was coming up cropped. It didn't get much use for the first few years of its life but I was happy to dig it out of the closet recently. The riding pants with knee detailing were a Winners find. They're as comfortable as sweatpants and dressier than leggings. I make sure to wear them with a longer top for work.
I was in a rush so I threw this on for casual Friday at the office.
I lost the white fabric belt that came with this blazer, but I like how it looks with this alternate, which I usually wear around Christmastime.
I was over the moon when I found this art-print silk Chanel top at a vintage boutique Sydney for $50. I've also worn it untucked over dark skinny jeans, and with a high-waisted black miniskirt and wide black belt for a night out.
When winter rolled around this year, I realized I didn't have any long-sleeved shirts to wear with leggings, so this Boxing Day find from Jacob was a welcome addition. I've found the quality at Jacob has gone down over the years and the prices have gone up. But at $20 with a hint of cashmere, slight bell sleeves and a drawstring creating a drop waist effect (behind belt), I realized there's still some life left in this troubled Canadian retailer.
Pairing this billowy silk sundress with dark separates allows me to wear it, even in early spring. I love the unusual colour and rutched tops are one of the few strapless styles I can pull off.