8.19.2010

The Price of Minimalism

Vanessa Bruno double-layer top : Serfontaine shorts : Colonial Madness boots : thrifted bag and bracelets from The Guild Shop : citrine ring from Erica's Jewelry : Target wrap ring : Urban Outfitters bar ring : Skagen rose gold watch

I'm starting to feel that maybe less is more. Lately, I've been drawn to muted colors, clean lines, and drapey fabrics rather than the usual bright colors and whimsical prints. I'm going to go on a whim here and say that certain Scandinavian blogs and Kate Lanphear may have a hand in the evolution of my wardrobe. As I color code my closet (yes, I think I'm being more OCD as ever), I'm noticing a larger section of blacks, grays, and whites. I'm currently in the process of a closet transformation. Had a major overhaul down at Buffalo Exchange the other day and boy, did it feel satisfying to let all that go. Whatever doesn't sell gets donated which makes parting with the clothes that much easier knowing that they may go to a home that actually needs them.

French designers have also played a major part in my growing love for soft fabrics and effortless looks. Vanessa Bruno, Isabel Marant, and IRO are just some of my current designer faves.

And no, I still can't believe my luck in finding this Alexander "Diego" bag look-a-like (minus the studs). I've been looking for a bag in this same exact color and not only did I find one in the softest pebble leather but in great condition for only 6 bucks at my favorite resale shop. Seriously, I have decided that The Guild Shop is officially my treasure trove. I always seem to leave with something amazing.

27 comments:

  1. Great outfit! Love your t-shirt and your bag is beautiful!!SarahD:)

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  2. Love the colour of your bag. What a bargain!

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  3. I really love the bag! Such a great find, esp since it reminds me of A.Wang's.

    xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com

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  4. beautiful look! :)

    love, polly :D

    hope to hear from you!

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  5. Love the simplicity of the whole outfit! So cute!

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  6. your accessories are insane! im a minimalist in the summer but in the winter i pretty much through on everything in my closet =)

    ...look closer

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  7. So lovely! Love the rings!

    http://catwhitehouse.blogspot.com/

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  8. I know what you mean! Minimal can be so enjoyable!

    Love the look, especially the cut and fabric!

    http://myfashioninsider.blogspot.com/

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  9. you're so pretty and stylish.
    love your outfit :)

    xx,
    http://like-a-good-old-fashion-nightmare.blogspot.com/

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  10. Nice this t-shirt !
    a hug to Italy !

    http://ilovetheshoppingonline.blogspot.com/

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  11. I love how your look is simple and cool!
    Great blog!

    Meg

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  12. That shirt is so awesome! I love how its layerd. So cool :) Great blog layout too, so simple and clean. Panda xx

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  13. I like everything your wearing :o Great blog!!
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  14. Much love to Isabel Marant. And I'm definitely feeling a DIY coming on, spurred by that top, I love the draping!
    It would be mine

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  15. I definitely think less is more and I am in love with muted tones. Oddly enough I've been buying a lot of print stuff lately but I still love the minimalist look. Especially yours!

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  16. You look so chic ! I love your simple style . Amazing shirt and shoes :D

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  17. auhghh i love the bag. totally diego. i saw some bags in similar shape and size at aldo a few months ago but the pvc just didn't cut it

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  18. thank you very much! You're awesome! Look forward to more!

    love, polly :D

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  19. Love your shirt, bag and jewelry!!

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  20. The Bag Is Feeeeirce, Nude Is My Friend.
    Following You!
    StyleNonsense.blogspot.com

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  21. hi dear thanks for your comment :)
    nice outfit, i like your bag & accessories
    have a great day! :)

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  22. this is my first time visiting your blog.
    and i think your blog really great, so inspiring. in this post i like your top, bag and your accessories.aal look fabulous!
    love..love..love
    i definitely put your link as my fave blogger :)

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  23. your layering is so awesome! I love this look. you look so chic! The shoes are especially gorgeous. Awww! Your blog is so beautiful.

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  24. less definitely is more. you look amazing here! i can't believe you got that bag for only $6, luucky you! :) i love all your hand jewelry.

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  25. wicked!
    the bag and shoes caught my eye!
    simple yet really cool outfit =)
    *thumbs up*

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