So the other day, I scored an outfit trifecta. My dress, earrings, and bag made exactly the impact I wanted. The reason I sound surprised is that sometimes I put on an outfit and look at photos later to realize that there were elements that could have been improved. This one had a few things that could have gone wrong: the yellow would look bad on my skin, the ruffles would be too over-the-top, the earrings would clash too much, and the bag was brand new and I wasn't sure of the scale. It all came together though, and is one of my favorite looks ever.
Dress from ELOQUII (sold out, but other marigold options below)
Cuff bracelet via my Rocksbox jewelry subscription (use code EMILYBFF5 for 30 days free)
Bag c/o GiGi New York – I'm obsessed
Shoes, Shoes of Prey
As I was walking out of the pharmacy I stopped at just after taking these photos, a gaggle of teenage girls was walking by and one stopped to tell me how much she loved my dress. Why validation from a teenager is so rewarding is beyond me!
Here are some more marigold options at ELOQUII:
Now let me take a minute to talk to you about this bag. It is pretty much perfect. There is a mix of textures with the embossed python leather, the smooth leather on the sides, the sharp zipper on the front, and finished off with a tassel. The cherry on top is the personalization! You can get up to 3 letters on this bag, or nearly anything that GiGi New York makes.
Grace Satchel in Black Embossed Python c/o GiGi New York
The details are gorgeous! I've gotten compliments on this bag nearly everywhere I go. It's the perfect size to fit what I need (I may have even stashed my Macbook in it a time or two), but not too overwhelming. If you'd prefer not to carry it by the handles, there is also a long strap you can attach. I usually keep it tucked inside the bag for quick access should I need to sling it over my shoulder. This usually happens when I'm double-fisting my coffee and a water bottle, haha.
I've oogled GiGi New York bags for a while now, and still have these on my wish list. They have a wide range of colors and styles. And beyond these handbags, they also make an array of other leather goods and mens items.
Would you go for yellow and ruffles? Let me know in the comments! Happy Monday 🙂