Outfit with bag #2! It's a brick red Blake with brown suede lining. It weighs approximately 80 tons but it's beautiful and I don't regret sacrificing another bag to get it in my sweaty mitts.
I am wearing another sale-rack top from LOFT that I loved in the store but while chatting with the SA I mentioned my concern that the pale color would wash me out. She looked at me like I was crazy and said, "But...you're... tan." Oh! Right. Yes, it's NOT the middle of winter when I glow like one of those sightless cave fish. Okay! So I tried it on and she was right:
wedges: Franco Sarto
bag: Marc Jacobs