This floaty Zara top is one of those things I can’t stop wearing. It’s become one of those situations in which one may attempt to invent scenarios that make it totally ok to wear it five days in a row. Did I mention you can just throw it in the washing machine? So good.
This lipstick is next-level good, too – not only is Too Faced cruelty-free, it’s also made in the US and the quality is luxuriously refined. “Melted” is in the title, but it’s more of “melded” into my beauty routine.
My handbag is also a recent Zara find. The style is clearly, shall we say, “inspired” by Prada, but the fact that it’s faux leather has me ok with the resemblance. My quest to live eco-chic has me seriously considering going leather-free with purchases of new items. I know I’ll only be purchasing faux leather jackets, but handbags and shoes have me wavering, since I have noticed a stark difference in quality and comfort. Stay tuned for further developments on my philosophies here.
Stella McCartney has a gorgeous line of accessories that are entirely leather-free, and is the only major designer to do so. I have my eye on the new quilted Falabella, but that is a faux leather handbag that – rightfully so – requires a bit more penny-pinching before purchase compared to this $80 Zara find. It’s also a major frustration for me that, at 5’11”, I wear a true size 11 shoe, which is not an Italian 41, where many designers cap their lines – Stella included. If I can find some faux leather shoes that fit and have impressive quality, you can bet your gumdrop buttons I’ll be singing it from the rooftops.
Outfit details while shopping to make a difference:
|WHAT I WORE||BRAND||GRADE|
|Pleated cream tunic||Zara (now on sale!)||C|
|Faux leather leggings||Old, gorgeous Helmut Lang option here and inexpensive ASOS option here||C (for alt.)|
|Message-in-a-bottle necklace||Old, this Etsy option is so sweet||A (for alt.)|
|Oversized sunglasses||Dior via Nordstrom||B+|
|Flax heels||Old, adore these Stella McCartney sandals||A (for alt.)|
|Neutral handbag||Zara (really into the shape and the vegan leather)||C|
|Cream infinity bracelet||Banana Republic, old, cute Etsy version here||B+ (A for alt.)|
|Red lipstick||Too Faced “Melted” in “Melted Ruby”||A|
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Here’s to tackling this week with style and poise! Sending you a caffeinated wink from across the internet.