Saturday, January 31, 2009

Convert me

It has come to my attention lately (I'm a little slow, you nsee) that many enterprising handbag designers have realized that a bag can function as a handheld satchel and a shoulder bag with the addition of a shoulder strap.

Genius, I say, and I must have one. What I adore the most, actually, is the casual look of the shoulder strap hanging down as you carry the bag. Nothing says "I don't give a fuck" like a fine leather strap threatening to drag on the ground.

(Side note: Nubby Twiglet is my handbag hero. Um, Miu Mius in black AND white? You can just stop there because that's the perfect handbag wardrobe.)

Anyway, I am still on the hunt for the PERFECT convertible handbag, but I sure wouldn't mind if this little number found is way into my closet.

[ Hayden Harett tote, $300 at Piperlime ]

Monday, January 5, 2009

Dress up that cardigan

Inspiration comes in the unlikeliest of places, doesn't it? I've been watching Arrested Development (a comedy show with a cult following) on Hulu, and this sweater caught my eye. The structure and placement of the rosettes reminded me of this awesome tee by roselabiche:

It's at times like these I wish I had a sewing machine...ah, and I have the perfect selection of cardigans too!