You've got to love any shopping list that starts with a leather biker jacket. The 'Yarrow' jacket from Muubaa is beyond. Follow that up with the next pick at bat, the twisted bracelet from Iosselliani, and there's your color for the day. After there, the list segues into the world of accessories with a classic everyday satchel and tough-stuff pair of Pedro Garcia heels. Finally, a printed shirt from Thakoon Addition that pulls off a strong print in a very wearable way.
This jacket is my budget's kryptonite and Muubaa is my new addiction.
I love how you can get all of that color into a twisted metallic bracelet. It's a substantial piece, and totally different from anything else I've seen out there.
The Chloe heels from Pedro Garcia are the kind of shoes you either love or hate (although, I'm not sure how anyone couldn't love 'em, hence them making the list). I happen to love the gladiator-esque-ness of it all back to a skinny leg pant or legging.
This is the perfect everyday satchel at a price you will not be able to beat. I realize that line is borderline informercial-sounding, but it's totally true. Click through to see it worn crossbody style as well. Bonus round.
source: 1. Muubaa Yarrow Long Mac Biker In Black (www.boutiquetoyou.com), 2. Iosselliani Twisted Multiwires Bracelet (www.shopbop.com), 3. Pedro Garcia Black Leather Chloe Heels (www.ssense.com), 4. Selma Satchel (www.nastygal.com), 5. Thakoon Addition Printed Silk Shirt (www.net-a-porter.com)
The high five of fashion that made up today's list are just the beginning. See more picks that have found their way into my clients' Lookbooks lined up and down the virtual walls of the StyleShaker Closet:
Zen moment time. Go get some popcorn, or a coffee, and settle in for a moment of inspiration in-between your stints of shopping:
Right, so I'm putting a Lady Gaga quote on the site, not because Gaga said it, although I'm a fan. It found it's way onto this post because it bears repeating.
There is one thing I'd like to edit though. I'd like to substitute 'others' for the word 'men.' I think it works just as well.
Follow the leader is a game best left on the school playground. There's so much more to be learned by listening to, rather than following others. Take what you like, toss the rest, and go with your gut. It's the only thing that will get you where you, yes you (not them), want to go. In other words, you are your own North Star.
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