Tuesday, March 26, 2013

YSL + Hermès + J. Crew = Mama Like

Does this ever happen to you? Do you just forget what you have in your closet? I had kind of forgotten about my YSL Tribute tote in aubergine patent leather, but after seeing this picture, which I took awhile ago and came across recently, I realize I need to wear it outside the house. It’s flat and unusual and strictly a handheld bag. I know purple patent leather doesn’t scream practicality but I just fell in love with the color and it still makes me happy when I see it. It’s not an everyday handbag for me, but when I want shine and intense color this is a great choice.

YSL Tribute tote in aubergine patent leather.

Oh do I love the corners of this scarf, which feel so Art Deco and wonderful.

The scarf is my beloved Washington’s Carriage 70cm, my first Hermès, and purchased entirely from funds gained by selling old gold jewelry that was broken and couldn’t be repaired.

This scarf by Cathy Latham was originally issued in 1976.

I love the seaming details on this J. Crew Lady Day coat.

The coat is by J. Crew, their classic double-cloth Lady Day coat. I waited until the end of the season in 2011 and got it on sale.

Back to the bag, please consider this your friendly reminder that Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget) and I would love for you to join us for April’s “How I Wear My” post, which is all about everyday handbags. Send me a picture of how you wear your handbag (not just a picture of the bag, please!) by April 3.

Meanwhile, I’m going to put on this outfit and go to the city. It’s still cold here. This will work!


The Dainty Dolls House said...

Gorgeous outfit. Stunning bag. Have a wonderful day x

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Love this bag...it is gorgeous...now that I have seen the date of you handbag post, I can say YES...I would love to join you ladies once again!! Thanks so much Jill!

grunge-queen said...

I love the outfit on the bed, Jill - and how nice to rediscover pieces you forgot about. That bag is special and the colour is great. It's wonderful how the right accessories can pull an outfit together. Xo

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I love how you have styled this look and arranged it for your photo!
I once had a pair of aubergine coloured flats with suede bows on the toes. I wore them until they wore out. I can see how uplifting this YSL bag would be to carry and lovely with your scarf!

Adrienne Shubin said...

Great look - very classic.
I adore that bag! The color and shape are fantastic.
I cannot believe it's already time for another HIWM! I need to get my rear in gear and get the word out...will work on that today.
Hope you are well! I am slowly getting back to reality this week and will be back to business as usual!
xoxo, A

PinkCheetahVintage said...

I love the purple patent leather tote!!
Becky :)

Anonymous said...

Dear Jill, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your bag! Well, I love almost anything purple ;-) No, this one really is so cool! You can only wear it as a handbag? Not over the shoulder? Maybe in summer with a t-shirt on and not a coat?
And your Washington's Carriage is a classic - it matches the bag perfectly :-) Great selection you have there.
OK, now keep your fingers crossed that this time I don't forget to send you a picture of how I wear my bag. Yes, I have set a reminder in my cell phone ;-)
All the best from snowy Vienna xo :-)

Anonymous said...

LOVE your outfit with the gorgeous scarf and bag! I don't think you can go wrong with a great coat and pants. I suppose you could try attaching a long strap to the rings of your bag for a shoulder or cross body carry - I always think about this possibility with any bag. If it makes the bag more everyday then it's worth it.

Serene McEntyre said...

Oh my gosh!! I don't know how you forgot you have that bag! It's stunning!!! LOVE the whole look! Chic, elegant and creative! Just like you!!! Hugs sweet friend!! Serene

Frank Vinyl said...

pretty scarf!


Elle's Parisian Chic Blog... said...

Lovely combination! I always forget what I have ...

Have a great day Elle x

Anonymous said...

I love this outfit...the colors are gorgeous. And please, for the love of God, wear that bag more often. It is a classic look and I think the color is a great one to wear with all sorts of things (black, grey, brown, navy, cream, some reds). Of course the scarf is beautiful too! I just wrote you an email about my first Hermes...also a Caty Latham. Funny.

juli said...

In case you don't see my mail with my bag photo, take a look at your spam folder. Would love to participate!
xxx juli,

Cloud of Secrets said...

How could you forget a stunning aubergine YSL tote! Lordy, lordy, you stylish New York ladies. ;-) These days, I consider dark aubergine purple or dark cordovan burgundy almost-neutrals. They add color interest to my jackets and my "real" neutrals, and they coordinate with other colors in my wardrobe (largely deep teal, navy, and winey browns). My winter everyday bag is a dark aubergine suede-and-patent thing, and my summer everyday bag is burgundy.