Rediscovering An Italian Anti-”IT” Classic

 

It has been a long time since I had spent an ample amount of time at a Tod’s store. I was checking out driver moccasins when this D.D. Leather Bowler caught my eye. The easy styling of the  delicate dark blue calf leather is so buttery soft and surprisingly light. The detail of the stitching and the classic, n0-fuss shape of this bag is essentially simple and in a very understated way, elegant.

Rediscovering this Italian brand could not have come at a better time. I think as you get older, you tire easily (read: you have a revulsion to carrying anything heavy) and you simplify your decisions more and more. The feel of this expertly crafted leather spoke to me because the sensation it gives off is genuine and straightforward.

I am  starting to ascertain that I may be  potentially over this whole “IT” bag debacle. Opting for sensible choices that fits the life I am creating for myself incorporates the absence of emblazoned logos, flashy hardware and useless frills.

Comfort and design trumps artifice.

A bag is a bag is a bag, sure. But this naturally refined Italian classic, in my book,  will always remain unpretentiously beautiful for the years to come.

Happy Shopping! xx

Coral Beauties

Enjoying every bit of these pink and orange coral combo! Pretty and fresh shades for the  cruel, hot summer days ahead.

Sandals: Chanel : This sweet pink coral pair have captured my non-pink loving heart! I plan outfits around them!

Nail Polish: Chanel Le Vernis in 647 Lilis: Obsessed with this flattering shade. How much do I love thee?  I got a second bottle.

Lipstick/gloss/stain all-in-one: Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in 300: A mad rush of electric color. Just wow.

Happy Summer Shopping! xx

 

Summer Whites

Shirt: Zara/ Shorts: Zara/ Belt:Hermès/ Slippers: Salvatore Ferragamo/ Hat: American Apparel/Sunnies: Persol/ Bag: Fendi

 

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” -F.Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

 

Happy Summer, Happy Shopping and Happy Travels! xx