I've been living in this Wildfox tank all week.
I wore this ensemble out to a rural area for a little midday picnic with the boyfriend. The A.P.C. suede ankle boots that I snagged at the Net-a-Porter sale are taking over my feet due to their extreme comfort. Bright shorts in a light orange color from Siwy paired with a neon orange lace bralette from Maison Scotch added some color to the look, while the athletic oversized tank from Wildfox lended an athletic vibe. Oliver Peoples sunglasses, a Jimmy Choo fringe bag, and huge bohemian earrings finished off the outfit. You can subscribe to my YouTube channel to see all my videos.
Alexander Wang Velvet Rib Low Neck Tunic in Cobalt - Snagged off Shopbop.com for $300 (Retail: $545) and cropped long sleeve version in gray worn before here with Joie wool shorts
Kimberly Ovitz Alex Long Skirt in Onyx - Snagged off Gilt.com for $114 (Retail: $290)
Henry Beguelin Beaded Leather Zipper Bracelet in Bronze - Gift from Boyfriend at Henry Beguelin boutique in Aspen, CO
I have been looking for a long fitted black skirt like this one for as long as I can remember. I have a long black skirt in silk by Elizabeth and James that I love, but this one from Kimberly Ovitz is made out of the softest modal and it feels great against my skin. It doesn't wrinkle like silk, which is a big plus if you travel frequently. The skirt actually consists of two layers of jersey fabric, but it is still pretty thin. If I could get everything that Kimberly Ovitz has ever made I definitely would because her pieces are basics for any wardrobe. I was going for a bohemian vibe with the maxi skirt so I paired it with some different textures and cool accessories.
Layered over the skirt is this Alexander Wang velvet ribbed tunic or chenille tunic as my boyfriend calls it. Now keep in mind that layering a fabric like chenille over a skirt that already has a double layer of fabric is not the most flattering silhouette for anyone, especially after eating rigatoni. I did it nonetheless. This tunic is very warm and thick and I like the way the hem is designed to create a shape around your hips. I have to admit that I was a sucker for all the chenille designs Wang had going down the runway. I see that many people were not as into it as the pieces went on sale. The reason they might have went on sale is that they were made in only one size and they are very fitted. I feel pretty lucky that I have the pants and two tops in velvet. I think having some velvet pieces in your wardrobe can really allow you to play with textures and make some basic pieces pop. My favorite part about this tunic is the vibrant cobalt blue color. Net-a-Porter had a version in black that was on sale for less, but I really wanted the blue from Shopbop so I paid more. It shows you have to go after what you really love. Plus, I have so many black bottoms that it is nice to have a colorful top for contrast.
For accessories I wore this beautiful bracelet that I got courtesy of my boyfriend when I was shopping with my friend Christina in Aspen. They had all kinds of colors, but this one worked best with my skin tone. What I really love about this bracelet is the leather zipper detailing. It really sets it apart from other beaded bracelets you see around. You really have to scrunch your hand up to get it on and then try to zip it yourself or have someone help you. It is a beatiful piece though and very stretchy. I like the bronze color against the cobalt tunic. The Henry Beguelin flagship store in Aspen has all kinds of incredible jewelry pieces. I cannot wait to go back again. I wanted everything because it was so unique. I have two other pieces that I have worn on the blog from Henry Beguelin, including some graduated disc earrings and a fringe beaded chain necklace. You can always click on a brand/designer/store in the sidebar on my blog and it will take you to all the posts where I am seen wearing anything of that designer.
Last but not least I am wearing my Alexander Wang beatle boots for a third time. I think I finally found the perfect pair of boots for long skirts, simply because the heel is so cool and that is all you really see. So many times it is hard to find a shoe that will get noticed underneath your bell bottoms and maxi skirts, but I think this is what this shoe was born to do. With a heel like that it will always get noticed.