It's inevitable. The holidays roll around and while I'm happy to shop for everyone else, I somehow manage to find gifts for myself too. And I'm not even going to wrap them up and wait until Christmas, hell no. I am immediately wanting to use and wear this stuff. (Which to me is a mark of a good purchase. If it just sits and sits in your closet? Return.)
This outfit features two different, uh, gifts. #1 is a purchase I made while tipsy (try it! Totally fun!) after having a fun dinner with my friend Kate at the fancy mall. We felt the need to walk off the wine we'd just drunk and walked ourselves right into the Gap. I'd seen Rosa's outfit from the day before and wanted to try on the tuxedo jacket. It's mine now:
Totally cute, highly recommend. Also: on sale.
#2 is a bag I posted about back in September, one that was above my price range and sold out pretty quickly. I'd pretty much given up on it, but a casual eBay search found one that had been a store display and was priced ridiculously low. In other words, MINE:
jacket: Gap tuxedo blazer
dress: Banana Republic (similar)
boots: Camper (similar)
bag: Michael Kors large metallic satchel (similar and sort of similar)