October 18th, 2013

About the bag

Last evening I wore the boxy Stella McCartney top over a full Proenza skirt from last year and the Aquazzura pumps. It’s about as over-sized a silhouette as I can carry at 5’5″. Continuing with my personal challenge to wear more of what I already have, I tucked my beige jersey Chanel bag under my arm clutch-like. And it didn’t feel right.

I’m sure it looked fine, but it felt old. I would have much preferred this Saint Laurent instead.


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Matias ruffled broderie anglaise-trimmed cotton-poplin blouse


Charlotte leather ankle boots


Silvery Crepe printed dress


Collection gold, silver and diamond ring


Eyelet-embellished intarsia merino wool turtleneck sweater


Mid-heel suede knee-high boots


Beirut 18-karat rose gold diamond ring


Camilla one-shoulder textured-organic cotton maxi dress


medium Trunk shoulder bag


Cotton-blend poplin top


Wool sweater


Gold vermeil hoop earrings

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  • Preston, I’m sure you looked amazing – but I’m wondering exactly what you meant about the Chanel feeling old. Old as in you’ve had it a long time, or old as in matronly? And now that the moment has passed, are you considering purchasing the Saint Laurent clutch for future events?

    AliOctober 18th, 2013  8:02 AM

  • I know you focus on casual wear, but how about some inspiration for event dressing? I seem to have an autumn full of luncheons, day weddings, and evening parties and can’t seem to pull it together.

    EBOctober 18th, 2013  9:00 AM

  • I think that bag is in your future. If you budget allows for it and you see yourself using it a good bit, don’t fight it. Feeling fresh and modern in your style is a great feeling.

    AprilOctober 18th, 2013  9:53 AM

  • Sounds like a swell night, but I know exactly what you mean.

    SamanthaOctober 18th, 2013  10:06 AM

  • Every time I read a book or a blog that emphasizes the “freedom” of minimalism or not buying new clothes, I roll my eyes a little, because in my experience sometimes it can be a real struggle to re-use the same things. Preston, am sure you looked great (the outfit sounds amazing). This clutch is great too 😉

    C.MicholOctober 18th, 2013  1:52 PM

  • Preston, I am sure you looked amazing. I do love the Saint Laurent clutch.

    JulieOctober 18th, 2013  4:43 PM

  • I love the idea of building a wardrobe on well made, flattering classics. But it does seem that you need something new every now and again or you feel stale and boring.

    lilyOctober 19th, 2013  12:28 PM


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