Month: November 2013

The Free Tote from Isabel Marant pour H&M

Isabel Marant Free Tote H&M

Did you shop the Isabel Marant pour H&M collection this week? I work right next to an H&M, so I took a break at lunchtime and swung by to take a look. The women’s section was roped off with an orderly line that stretched outside, but the Men’s section was open so I wandered right in. I grabbed this Cotton Scarf with woven stripes and love it.

Though the best part of shopping Isabel Marant pour H&M was getting this lovely tote for a shopping bag. I would have paid the $34.99 for the tote alone. It’s pretty basic – large roomy bag, no inside pockets, and long handles – but the tie dye fabric makes it fun and boho, and it feels really unexpected. I used this as my shopping bag all weekend and think it is going to go into frequent rotation as a weekend tote. The extra long handles will come in handy in the winter when I am wearing my puffy coat all the time.

Back to the actual purchase…here I am wearing my new scarf with a MUJI stiped shirt for a double dose of stripes! The scarf material is a good quality, and it is both warm and soft. The stripes and woven fringes give it some extra texture. I love this MUJI shirt since the stripes are great, fabric is super soft, and it has a crew neck instead of a boat neck. I love a boat neck in theory, but the always seem to just show off my bra straps. Crew neck is the way to go.

Isabel Marant for H&M

Autumn Backpacks

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Today was the first really cool day in Brooklyn, and during a walk in beautiful Prospect Park I started thinking about carrying a backpack again. I’ve pretty much given up on backpacks since I need easy access to my pockets, but the crisp cool fall weather is making think of giving that a second thought. Here are some ideas..

Moto Jackets for the Fall

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For the fall I knew I wanted to get a moto jacket – but instead of leather I wanted one in cozy sweatshirt material that could go from sweatpants casual to fancy in the blink of an eye. I ended up finding the perfect jacket at the Chealsea Buffalo Exchange. It is true black sweatshirt material with all the good moto snaps and zippers. The jacket is a Nom De Plume YaYa Moto Jacket that was originally sold at Urban Outfitters.

Here’s an outfit I wore recently for dinner & drinks, but the jacket could easily work with some slouchy sweats and an old tee for the weekend.

Outfit details:
Jacket: Thrifted Nom De Plume YaYa Moto Jacket.
Blouse: Old H&M, but here’s another option
Jeans: Koral Skinny Jeans, currently sold out, but these are similar
Shoes: Patent Leather Kate Spade wedge pumps. Mine are about 7 years old and purchased at the Marshall’s in Queens. Here is a similar pair from Kate Spade
Bag: Thrifted

Lots of other moto options out there: