1.31.2012

Wednesday's Wardrobe: Bold As Love

Back in December I wished for the Frye Melissa button boots in Bordeaux, and on Christmas Day Santa delivered them to me...twice.  My parents got me my Bordeaux boots. Jamie tried, except they were in the wrong color so they were returned and I was given an I.O.U.  Since our Bloomingdales is closing and many deals line the aisles, my IOU came in the form of a bright red Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Ikita last week.  I am in love with this beautiful, bold, soft bag and have carried it almost every day since getting it so here are some of my purse pairings from the past week.

These shoes have been under my desk at work for literally a year.  I completely forgot about them but found them while doing some cleaning at work. I thought they would be fun to show on the ol' blog. So I paired my red blazer, mustard belt, black skirt and polka dot tights with this look to play up the fun colors of the purse and shoes.

Blazer - Nordstrom, Tee - Ann Taylor Loft, Skirt - Old Navy, Tights - Hue, Shoes - Rocket Dog, Necklace - Jewelry Bar, Belt - Marmalade in San Francisco




I wore this on Thursday to work and dinner and drinks with some gal pals.  These are now known as my blueberry pants at work.  I really like the pops of red and feminine pearl accents in this all-blue ensemble.
Shirt/Jeans - Old Navy, Shoes - Me Too via Nordstrom, Pearls - Gift from Husband, Ring - from my Nana



I wore this on Friday (my day off) for errands, appointments, lunch with an old friend and a Stella and Dot party.  I picked up this beanie a few weeks ago for $4 and thought it picked up the colors of this top perfectly.
 
Jacket - INC via Macy's, Blouse - Ann Taylor Loft, Tank/Shoes - Old Navy, Jeans - J Brand,  Beanie - Laila Rowe,  Necklace - Charming Charlies



And last but not least, we went to NYC on Saturday night for my dear friend's 30th at the Ritz-Carlton.  I did not mean to match this dress to my purse but I forgot to bring another bag.  Does this dress look familiar? It's the BB Dakota dress I wanted for my OWN birthday back in October.  It came on Gilt Groupe a few weeks ago and I had to snag it while my size was available.  It's just a great color and style, the perfect party dress.

And here's a final funny.  My friend and I are both on the shorter end of the spectrum but have a love of very tall heels.  In this first picture we are wearing our heels, note our head placement with the range's bottom.


And here's flat foot, a good 4-5 inches shorter.


Dress - BB Dakota, Tights - Hue, Shoes - Cole Haan, Necklace - Charming Charlies

So I have to ask, do you rotate out your bags on a daily basis or do you carry one a week/month/season? I'm definitely a several day in a row gal because my purses are on a shelf I cannot reach and I'm too lazy to get my step stool from the kitchen. :)

Happy Wednesday!




14 comments:

Court said...

I like the bright pop of color! I love my current bag and carry it almost everywhere, however I do switch to a clutch for going out on the weekends.

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Cara that BB Dakota dress is lovely on you girl! I love the style. Great pleats and belt :) Glad you snagged it! I have to do the same when it comes to size. That purse looks amazing with ALL of your outfits. That tells you something. HAHA Love your blueberry pants! You look cute. And your first outfit is gorgeous! It definitely took you from day to night with ease. LOVE your shoes! You always rock! Great post girl.
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Laura Go said...

Ooooooh that purse is just the butteriest-looking, gorgeously colored, perfectest purse ever! I love it! and it works with sooo many outfits! i never knew orange was so versatile!
♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

Van @ The Clothes We Wear said...

G A S P ! Gorgeous bag. Orange is my favorite color. That luverly bag has definitely inspired your looks this week. I love them all. Especially the orange-red blazer.

The Curvy Girl said...

I have to get those cobalt jeans!!!!

Paula said...

I love that Marc Jacobs purse in red - it is gorgeous you lucky girl! And hopefully you'll get back to NYC to explore it a little more than just dinner at the Ritz-Carlton which sounds fab btw.

Oh and I have a few bags that I rotate every couple of months but I get so lazy - I have so much 'stuff' I carry around I can't be bothered to swap it all!

P xo

Samantha said...

What a fun red purse!! Major score! And I can't believe you left those cute shoes under your desk for so long!! LOL!

I try to match my bag with the outfit, so it may change daily. Unfortunately, there may be multiple bags sitting in my living room by the end of the week!

Sage said...

I use the same purse every day for almost every occassion (it's apple green!). I love a bright bag, and yours looks perfect with every outfit.

Your "with heels" and "without heels" pictures made me laugh! I'm only 5'0'' so I can relate to the magical feeling of wearing super high heels. :)

Chapstick Fanatic said...

wait is the bloomies at white flint closing??

love that purse!

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TheTinyHeart said...

That MJ bag is gorgeous! I'd be wearing all the time too. :) The Ritz must've been SO fun, I never went there went I lived in the city.

-Sharon
PS Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

The Jones said...

Mmmm that red dress is absolutely delish, looooving the colour. Which makes that bag FAB too! It looks great with all those outfits and is a perfect statement piece.

<3 Cambria
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LPFashionPhilosophy said...

So pretty!! We adore the way you'e mixed and matched that bag! PS. everything looks like a total blast!

ox from NYC!
-davie+erica

http://www.lpfashionphilosophy.blogspot.com

Viktoria said...

I looooove that color!! It looks great on you!

Dearest Lou said...

I love the pops of color!

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