Friday, June 3, 2011

A Match Made in Heaven


Here's the third of the new bags purchased this year; the first was the taupe-gray L.A.M.B. bag I got in New York, and the second was the Michael Kors bag I showed you a couple days ago. I snapped up this beauty via Gilt after seeing Sal's review of it and admiring how its capacious tote form coverts to a compact cross-body style. This is a great bag for San Francisco, as it is large enough to carry the compulsory sweater or light jacket that is a necessity even on the most seemingly summery of days. The bag itself is also light enough that filling it up doesn't push it into the realm of unmanageable -- unless you fill it with bricks, I suppose. It could actually hold quite a few, should the need arise.

I didn't even realize until I started writing this post that Sal also inspired the purchase of this scarf. While we were in New York in February we stopped at Saks for Sal to pick out her McQueen skull scarf, and while we were looking at all the options I tried on a red and black one. I've thought about it ever since, so I finally tracked one down on eBay, and boy am I glad I did. My $20 knock-off version doesn't hold a candle to the real thing; the difference in the quality and feel of the fabric is immediately apparent, and the skull pattern is perfectly crisp and clear on this one, whereas it's smeary and irregular on the knockoff.

And finally, here are the opaque-but-skintight ponte knit pants paired with the nearly-butt-baring dress; as I suspected, a match made in heaven!

Dress: Asos
Harness: Audra Jean
Pants: Club Monaco
Bag: Foley + Corinna
Jacket: Skin Graft
Scarf: Alexander McQueen
Shoes: BCBGirls

9 comments:

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

that drapes perfectly on you, Audi!

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Megan Mae said...

The bag is a great deep red. It looks buttery soft. I love those cherry red shoes! The light harness is perfect for cinching all the drapes in and create great proportions.

CC said...

I really love this outfit - the layers and the colors are just so amazing together!

Shybiker said...

Great stuff. The scarf and shoes are fabulous. You look terrific.

WendyB said...

Black, white and red all over! I always like that color combo.

Ravina Sniper said...

You look so fab! I adore the graphic black and white with the pops of red.

Sal said...

Oooh, that is a gorgeous, rich red in the Mid-City tote. Good choice. And glad you found a McQueen scarf for yourself. Isn't it just about the ultimate luxury?

Cel said...

That scarf is awesome, it totally makes the outfit. I just love me little skullies though, heh. I should really start wearing me some scarves...

Allie (Wardrobe Oxygen) said...

I love everything about this ensemble!