Alaia Patent-Leather Ankle Boots in Black - Snagged off theOutnet.com for $501.75 (Retail: $1115)
T by Alexander Wang Classic Mini Pocket Tee in Pebble - Snagged off Gilt.com for $49 (Retail: $75)
Geren Ford Wool Pleated Mini Skirt in Brown Plaid - Snagged off Gilt.com for $118 (Retail: $325)
Abercrombie & Fitch Knit Ear Flap Hat in Brown - Snagged off Abercrombie.com for $40 Retail
I've been pulling out all my wool skirts and I happened to find this one by Geren Ford with a cute plaid print. This is an older item in my closet that had never been worn. Any skirt with pockets is usually a winner in my book. I paired it with this T by Alexander Wang light gray pocket tee that I snagged off Gilt. Hats are something I used to overlook, but now I realize they can make all the difference in an outfit. I love hats with ear flaps, especially this one I got at Abercrombie. I think it is the kid in me who likes to pull on the long knit strings coming off the ear flaps. Little things tend to make me happy.
Something I really like mixing is brown and black so I paired the brown skirt and hat with these Alaia cut-out leather ankle boots that were snagged during an Alaia pop-up sale on the Outnet. You saw the gray suede cutout wedges I snagged at the same sale in an earlier post. These ankle boots are gorgeous and I had actually seen them on the Outnet earlier in the year and then magically all the Alaia stuff disappeared and I thought I had lost my chance to own them forever. However, a few months later I got a notice about the pop-up sale and I saw these in the promotional e-mail photo. I was ecstatic and I snagged them right away when the sale started. Alaia shoes are not as delicate as other designer shoes I own. They have a sturdiness and a toughness that is hard to describe, but that is why I like them so much. Colorado streets are not kind to designer shoes so Alaia shoes are the perfect solution.