Sunday, July 22, 2012

Balenciaga Motorcycle Bag

I recently purchased my first Balenciaga Motorcycle bag and I absolutely love it! This is not good AT ALL for my bank account. Now that I've graduated and have a real job I need to start saving my money for 'adult' things, but I can still lust after their bags!

The bag in question is the Classic City in the F/W 2012 precollection color Cassis. It's a gorgeous plum burgundy and is great if your outfit needs a pop of color, but you don't want it to be too bright or over the top.

This is perfect for my style because I wear a lot of neutrals and a colored bag breaks up the black or grey canvas.  Not to mention, dark purple is my favorite color!

I really like the size of the City bag because it's roomy (I managed to fit in a rain jacket and umbrella), but it's not too big that it'll get heavy once filled. This makes the City a great work bag because it holds all of my daily essentials and lunch with room to spare!

What I love most about the Balenciaga Motorcycle bag is its classic yet edgy vibe. It can be worn for any occasion, whether you're going to work or dressed for a night out! 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Casual Friday (OOTD)

I've successfully made it through my first week of working in the 'real world.' Not that I've been living in some place reminiscent of the Matrix, but this is my first full-time, yearly salary job. Today was also my first casual Friday.

My office is pretty relaxed; I've never seen anyone in full suit attire and people wear jeans any and every day of the week. This kind of conflicts with my personal style because my everyday outfits are a bit more dressy than the average person. I enjoy mixing classic pieces with trendy accessories, so I would classify my style as 'casually dressed up,' if that makes sense!

What I wore today is casual, yet stylish. I incorporated animal print, which is a huge trend right now, as well as one of my personal favorite patterns. There's something about a good cheetah or leopard print (I don't really like anything reptile) that can pull together an outfit.

Too keep the whole look simple I wore my hair down straight. I completed the outfit with my classic brown Coach purse (a few years old) and my Michael Kors rose gold watch.

Jeans: J Brand 811 mid-rise skinny
Loafers: Steve Madden CroquetL