March 13, 2013

Laid Back Luxe


luxurious relaxed style and favorite wardrobe staples for March 2013


A petite roundup of super cozy things that retain a pulled together effect, perfect for a season between seasons, and limitless in their wearability.  Not quite hippie, not quite western, but not quite polished either.  Inconspicuous, luxuriously relaxed soon-to-be-favorites, and timeless (age-less!) wardrobe staples
Don't you have that one item that you spent just a little too much on, and have found yourself practically living in it over the years?   
Mine is a heap of gorgeous shoes.  Oh, my bad, that's more than one thing.  But I'm dead serious when I tell you that I rarely ever shoe shop anymore because of this glorious (small) mountain I carefully compiled while living in NYC.  Rather than go shopping when my beloved pairs wear thin, I religiously take them to the cobbler - who magically repairs all the damage I've done to them every year.  I hardly even want new shoes.  I just want my favorite, timeless, well-made and well-cared-for, signature wardrobe staples.      
left to right  /  han kjobenhavn for j.crew horn sunglasses, $134  /  elizabeth and james relaxed cotton twill parka, $295  /  club monaco sunny striped tee, $40  /  alexander mcqueen nude silk skull print scarf, $295  /  mar y sol hand embroidered and woven raffia foldover clutch, $95  /  kelly wearstler porcelain dots mug, $49  /  kate spade metro black leather watch, $175  /  zara wood & leather platform sandal, $80  /  topshop 70's inspired vintage leather satchel, $130  /  l'autre chose jade leather sandals, $198   
layout made with polyvore

12 comments:

  1. Katherine!! I'm so excited...

    It's not often discovers such an understated blogowner of such a fabulous blog! Seriously, this is beyond amazing.

    Just connected with you over bloglovin' and subscribed to your feed also.

    xx
    S

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    1. Thanks for the lovely compliments! I'm blushiiiiiiiing :)
      Yes, please keep in touch!

      xo
      Kat

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  2. I am impressed that you stopped yourself from buying shoes, I should really start doing so until I have more space of course :P

    x Angie

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    1. Angie, I'm kind of impressed by myself too? Hah! I won't lie, it was pretty hard at first! But i think the fact that when i did buy shoes, I bought good shoes - not h&m or forever21 - really helped. They last longer and you don't get sick of them as fast, you know?

      xo

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  3. I so agree, there's this one piece that we always obsess about. WIth me its this denim jacket which I bought 10 yrs back and I still cant part with.

    Loving the items, that clutch is awesome :)

    welcome to IFB!! hope ure enjoying it. I left u a note too there

    www.styledestino.com

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    1. Never let anyone pry that jacket from you! I love signature pieces like that.

      Care to share pics of it on twitter @rivegauchecraft? (trying to get the hang of this social media thing, ya know)

      xo!

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  4. UGH! Both the clutch and the cross body bag are AMAZING. I hear you on the good shoes thing..I have trouble splurging on flats especially. I always buy cheap flats and NEVER end up wearing them. No problem dropping a couple hundos on some fresh heels or boots though!
    xo
    ashley
    www.thephotogramps.blogspot.com

    p.s. following you now too!

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    1. I know right? Flats - they can be so irresistibly cheap, it's hard to say no. My fave place for real leather flats (and loads of other things too) is Zara - kind of mid/low priced, and they'll last forever if you take them to get an extra layer of rubber applied to the bottom as soon as you buy them. Learned that trick from a dude. Go figure!

      xoxo

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  5. I love how true to yourself you are.

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    1. i have completely turned this (awesome!) comment into a strange quest for self-blog-revelation. Gone back through my posts, reading every word, thinking "Am I true to myself? Was that the sentence I wrote that does it? What does it mean in the context of the universe to be true to one's self?"

      I have to stop drinking coffee at night. a;sdlfkj

      Thank you for the lovely thought!

      xo

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  6. I love so many things about this post! It's very eye catching and I really enjoy your writing style. Thank you for your message on IFB! It's very motivating to see someone who is pursuing their career in the Fashion Industry. I'm currently a junior studying Fashion Marketing and Management and I can't wait to get out there and start working the industry. It's motivating to see someone else doing it. Keep living your dreams!

    Style On,
    Alicia G.
    styleon101.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I'm so excited to hear you like my writing style. About the FMM - do it to it! You've got a killer head start already with your gorgeous blog.

      xo

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