As much fun as it is shopping for others this holiday season when Lucky and Fossil asked me to choose a couple of pieces, I quite enjoyed shopping for myself. The holiday collection was inspired by the Northern Lights and while it is obvious in some pieces like a constellation stitched on a wallet, it is more subtle in others--like my glitz fox necklace which is cute and one of my favorite animals but perhaps also a nod to Vulpecula or the "little fox" constellation in the northern sky. It's a very faint constellation so I've never been able to discern it on dim nights or find it among the myriad of stars on clear nights, but it is one of my favorite illustrations of a constellation--the fox has an unlucky goose in its mouth. Anyway, even though it is shopping from a selection of pieces especially chosen for this season, I try to choose items that will be wearable at multiple occasions and at different times of the year. I thought this purse fit that description quite nicely--the warm color works with autumnal tones now but could easily be styled with pastels and brighter colors in spring and summer. And as much as I plan to use it again and again, I wouldn't mind the same purse in multiple colors because of the classic shape and perfect size (I am often reminded of the tale of Goldilocks and The Three Bears when women talk about their purses, "and this bag is just right"). These new pieces definitely complete my shopping for myself for the year so it's time to ask for some wishlists from my friends and family...
*This post was written as part of a collaboration with Lucky Magazine and Fossil; all opinions expressed within it are my own.
Family Affairs blouse
Jeffrey Campbell heels (similar)