After a super hot week with raging fires and smoke, the weather seems to have cooled down. The fires are still burning, and many people have lost their homes, but only one person has died, so far. A pilot flying one of the planes that dumps water on bushfires crashed and was killed. So awful.
At work it's been busy, and to lift my spirits I wore my new spotty blouse (especially for Naomi, who advised me not to buy it!!)
It is a very statementy blouse, but I think it will get a lot of wear. I've worn it twice this week, once to work and on another night out for dinner with navy blue pants and cobalt heels.
Blouse, Gary Bigeni. Cardigan and skirt, J Crew. Sandals, L'Autre Chose
Another day, another bright colour:
Embarrassingly enough, I think the entire outfit above is J Crew, apart from the shoes!
And yesterday, J Crew Monarch skirt, Wolford top, J Crew Jackie cardigan and APC sandals.
This week there were also new arrivals on the J Crew website. I wasn't so excited by anything, really, apart from a couple of very wintery coats that I have no need of at all.
The one thing that did catch my eye is this bag:
It's called the 'Hughes' suede satchel.
I really like the origami style, and I quote from the website:
'Our designer literally made her own origami—Japanese paper-folding art—to create this satchel. Its complicated construction is based on the traditional Japanese "water balloon" pattern (named for its ability to hold water)'
It also comes in leather, in three colours
I really like the look of this bag. If any of you see it irl, I'd love to hear your reports. I absolutely don't need a new bag at all, but it is something to ponder... I am a sucker for navy suede.
While we're on the subject of things I want but don't need, my leopard shoe purchase has sparked a bit of an interest in all things leopard. I've been thinking a leopard belt or cardigan might be a good idea.
|J Crew printed calf hair belt|
I found this belt on the J Crew website in the sale section. It's still quite $$ though. Any reviews on this? have you tried this belt or seen it?
What do you reckon - worth the $$ or not?
This weekend we've got a friend's Pirate themed 50th birthday party. I am not so fond of costume parties, but will try to make an effort. I'm thinking of wearing some black pants and a striped top with a bandana and an eye patch…..
Have a great weekend wherever you are!