I love starting out a new season with the perfect bag… and I think I’ve found her. Her name is Maggie, and she’s from Kate Spade’s Palm Springs collection (she’s also now on sale!) With scalloped edges, gold turnlock hardware and a crossbody strap, this bag is structured, elegant but still whimsical.
I’m wearing a navy blazer from the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collection, a Playa Milano tee (a funny riff on the famous Prada logo), IKAT printed pants from H&M (similar here) and classic black Ferragamo Vara bow flats.
I love combining navy with black, it’s such a chic combo and this blazer adds a lot of polish to a simple tee. I accessorized with a Jewelmint necklace and my Michael Kors tortoiseshell watch for some added glitz.
What I love most about this bag is the shape. It’s roomy, yet doesn’t look too large from the outside. It’s also the perfect shape to hold my DSLR camera! Simply pop it into the bottom, and the trapeze shape keeps it safe. I can easily fit all my day-to-day essentials in one neat leather bag, which I love! I wasn’t sure about the navy colour at first (I had my eye on the periwinkle version), but the classic navy colour is something I don’t have in my bag collection, and it’s been fun experimenting with it. I’ve even managed to wear it with pretty pastels and leopard print!
I wore this outfit to the Nine West Spring/Summer 2014 preview, which I will be posting shortly. This office-appropriate look is perfect for meetings or going to the office.