Alaia Braided Suede Ankle Boots in Black - Christmas Gift from Boyfriend
Rag & Bone Suede Elger Leggings in Burgundy - Snagged off ForwardForward.com for $192 (Retail: $1250)
Brooks Brothers Non-Iron Fitted Stretch Shirt in White - Gift from Boyfriend
Vanessa Bruno Cropped Sweater in Gris Chine - Worn before here with Anna Sui skirt and Fendi cutout mary jane pumps
The Limited Leather Button Down Jacket in Black - Snagged at The Limited for $99 (Retail: $350)
Deep in Vogue Faux Fox Fur Shawl - Snagged off Etsy.com for $30 Retail and similar shawl worn here with Wolford bondage tights and Prada platform pumps
So you won't believe the story behind these Rag & Bone burgundy suede leggings that I snagged off Forward Forward. I was home on a Friday night as usual and I saw some new arrivals e-mail pop up in my inbox. Off I went to check out the new goodies. My eyes went straight to these beautiful Rag & Bone elger leggings in burgundy suede. When I looked at the price, $240, I could not believe my eyes. It seemed way too cheap for suede leggings from Rag & Bone. I checked out as fast as I could and even used a 20% off code I found which made the total come to $192. As soon as I was done checking out I noticed that the leggings had completely sold out. Later I looked around the Internet and found that these leggings by Rag & Bone actually retail for $1250. Somehow someone at Forward Forward input the price wrong. I suspect they forgot the '1' at the beginning of the price. Thus, the leggings were marked for an extremely low price. Needless to say, I will not be sending these back and I have to say that these were the snag of the year for 2010!
In this outfit I was going for more of a preppy look and incorporating some layering for the lower temps here in Colorado. I first layered this Brooks Brothers shirt that my boyfriend bought for me underneath this Vanessa Bruno gray sweater. I think Brooks Brothers makes some fabulous fitted shirts for women. Plus, these shirts never wrinkle so no ironing or steaming. What could be better? I then layered this leather button down collar jacket from The Limited on top. There is a great story behind this little leather jacket. I bought it from The Limited probably 9 years ago after work one night in Fargo, North Dakota. It was on sale for a very cheap price. Well, all this time it still had the tags on it and I finally took them off and looked at the tag inside the jacket. To my surprise it says 'Made in Italy.' I was so happy that it said that, but I never knew that at one time The Limited actually made leather jackets in Italy. I am definitely keeping this jacket around and wearing it a lot more. Does anyone know if they still make things in Italy at The Limited?
To top it all off I paired this burnt orangey looking faux fox fur scarf that I bought for a bargain price from Vera of Deep in Vogue with the Rag & Bone burgundy leggings. There is something pleasing to the eye about burnt orange and burgundy together, at least in my eyes. I love Vera's Etsy shop and I would buy this faux fur scarf in more colors. It goes with everything! Last but not least, my lovely boyfriend bought me these Alaia braided suede ankle boots for Christmas. The photos on Net-a-Porter did not do these shoes justice. The detailing in the braided suede and the fit is second to none. I love all Alaia shoes I think, but not the prices.
Watch my video for more outfit details or just to see me making goofy arm and head movements.