AG Stevie Sateen ankle jeans | size 30
Inhabit NY thermal cardigan | size medium, only a size petite left at Inhabit, use code ELEGANCE for $20 off (which would make it $42)
Gerard Darel Bowling Plum bag (gifted by Forzieri for review)
“Now is all you have” necklace | secondhand from Moss Austin
“Now is all you have” is my new motto – I’ve never been really great at living in the moment (I worry a lot and over-analyze a lot) – but I’m starting to believe in the wisdom of the sentiment, and am working very hard to appreciate every moment and experience for what it is, not letting other experiences or thoughts get in the way. The necklace I’m wearing (and have worn in several outfits recently) is a great way to remind myself that I should focus on now; the back is engraved with “Now is all you have.” I have only to flip it around…
Embracing my new-found motto, I’m also mixing blue and black, which I don’t think I’ve EVER done before. I think I like it 🙂 I got this Inhabit cardigan a while ago after Margie sent me some pictures of her wearing hers. I’ve really enjoyed it the last few weeks, Inhabit is really good at thinking of all the details that make their pieces great.
The bag is new from Gerard Darel sent from Forzieri for me to review. I got it Thursday and have been carrying it since then; I’ll have a more thorough review on Wednesday. And maybe a video! I have to be honest, I almost thought of sending it back after my very first impression, but wanted to give it a chance, which is good, because after using it a few days, I’ve fallen in love. I have another Gerard Darel bag (36 hours, black), which I love, but don’t carry very much because it’s huge and slouchy – this one is also very slouchy, as you can see from the second picture below, but not as large. Gerard Darel’s bags are just slouchy – kind of like the Jerome Dreyfuss Billy bag (what is it with the French designers??). The leather is gorgeous, and soft, but without much structure when carried using the shoulder strap. But I’ve carried this bag mostly by hand, and when I’ve needed to, I carry it messenger style, and since it’s so light, I almost forget I’m wearing it <--a good thing.
Happy Monday!! I hope you all have a great week 🙂