Sunday, April 22, 2012

Old and New

{J.Crew blazer, J.Brand jeans, American Apparel tee, Madewell loafers (similar), Ralph Lauren belt (similar), scarf via Amsterdam boutique, vintage Conte Max messenger bag found in Rome, Michael Kors watch, Dara Ettinger ring, MAC Ruby Woo lipstick}

I just got back to Amsterdam from a crazy 12 days away that included trips to Istanbul, New York, and Rome. I picked up some lovely treasures on my trips, including this vintage leather messenger bag. I debated on whether or not to purchase it for quite a while, but given that it was in such a gorgeous, rich color, in excellent condition, and very practical for bike riding around Amsterdam, I pulled the trigger- and I'm so happy I did! Once I brought it home and realized I could fit my DSLR in it as well, there was no looking back--this bag is my new best friend. 

With the temperatures resistant to warming above the forty degree zone, I'm trying to infuse some springtime in my daily dressing with bright colors: I love the prep-inspired mix of red, mustard, and navy. Plus, a red lip never hurts. 

{for more on my study abroad travels, click here}


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  2. love this outfit! i need to make the jump and buy colored jeans this spring- they're so fun :)

  3. If that's a tri-blend track tee you've got on there, I commend you! My cousin sent me one that was actually a band shirt, but I loved it so dearly I dug it up online and discovered where it was from ... I now own like 7 in different colors. Major wardrobe staple, though the sizes are a little inconsistent at times.


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