Happy Monday everyone and I hope you all had a great holiday weekend (I sure did…movies, naps and a relaxing bath = heaven)! I still have a few outfits to share with some snowy backdrops because Long Island apparently takes forever to have snow melt, but they can all be worn well into spring, like this little number with my white lace trim sweater that I am currently obsessed with!
The weather in New York has definitely thrown me off. One day it’s warm, the next day there are blustering winds and of course tons of snow and rain…everyday I don’t know what to expect, but at least a lot of the pieces I have in my closet can be worn for any type of weather (although I am dying to wear my summer wear again! :p) Today I am actually shooting in NYC and I can’t wait to finally be able to wear some real ‘spring’ outfits (it’s going to be in the 50s today! Finally!)
One of the things I love about blogging and working in the fashion industry is the opportunity to connect and collaborate with new, exciting and emerging designers…now while the designer I am referring to in this post is far from emerging, she is new to many…Aimee Kestenberg. I first met Aimee a couple of years ago while working at my first full time job out of college. She was showing her gorgeous bags at a New York city tradeshow and I loved her style, personality and of course her handbags! So when I discovered Aimee had yet to work with any bloggers I assured her that the world had to see her fabulous styles and I was just the person to help share them (well at least I wanted to be the person to share them haha!) So Aimee and I have teamed up to bring you a stylish giveaway…YOU can enter to win a camo satchel just like mine so we can be #twinning 😉 How adorable right?! haha but for real who wants a free handbag? Read on to find out more…
I kept my look simple because I wanted the bag to take focus (this bag is not yet available…it’s a brand new design for Aimee, but stay tuned for when it will be available). Sometimes all black everything really does wonders when you are wearing a statement piece like a camo bag.
With my new job at Kleinfeld I am required to wear ‘All Black Everything‘ three days out of the week, so it is safe to say my closet is now stocked up on black pieces like this Apt. 9 Peasant Top + black Karen Kane Faux Fur Vest. To add a little variation I wore dark wash boot cut jeans. I seriously haven’t worn let alone looked at my boot cut jeans since college…skinny jeans and pointe pants have over taken my closet but for today’s post why not whip them out of retirement and get some good use out of them :p
And now the shoe + bag game. In the spirit of keeping things simple, you can never go wrong with chic black pumps like these ones. Even my sunglasses I kept simple with my black aviators. I wanted this Aimee Kestenberg satchel to take center stage. Since I’ve gotten it, I’ve worn it everyday to work. It is the perfect back for a commuter like myself and with the camo print it adds a little ‘pop‘ of color and print to an otherwise simple bag. Check out how you could win this satchel for yourself below!