Winter Warms :: Camel & Burgundy

Hi everyone! Hope you're having a great week!

Anna from A Lily Love Affair // Jenny from Stuff I Love // Gaby from Soul of a Fashionista // Yumi from Petite in Style

I was extremely inspired by some of the looks I saw coming down the runway for fall/winter 2014 during this latest NYFW. Some of my favorites were the camel, burgundy and oversized silhouettes. I decided to take that inspiration and channel it into an outfit! Despite me saying last time that I have a hard time picking favorites, burgundy is definitely one of my favorite colors of all time. Since this week's theme is our favorite lipstick, I chose Glamourdaze by MAC, which is a gorgeous berry-burgundy that is "neutral" enough for everyday wear. Unfortunately, though, it happens to be a limited edition shade, which I wish it wasn't since it is literally the lipstick I reach for on a daily basis.

I've been on the hunt for one of these drape-y poncho-ish/cape sweaters (yes, some great English I'm displaying) in a camel color, so I was super excited to find this one during a recent shopping excursion. I love how this one has a deep V, and it simply drapes beautifully. Luckily, I recently also snatched up this embossed python leather tote from GiGi New York during their winter sale. Clearly I've been bad lately and doing a little too much shopping! I've been eyeing one of their embossed leather pieces in this burgundy color for many months now, so at 50% off I couldn't say no. It just so happened to pair perfectly with this sweater for my camel + burgundy pairing, and it is also nearly a true match to one of my most well-loved scarves.

I have to say, I was extremely impressed with the quality of this bag, particularly the inside! I've been a long-time owner of the Longchamp "Le Pliage" totes, and though I love mine to death, I do think they've become a bit pricey now that their quality has slightly declined. I've been contemplating purchasing a second large Longchamp tote in a darker color, but couldn't get myself to pay nearly $200 for something that wasn't leather and has essentially no form of organization inside. It's actually surprisingly difficult, however, to find a quality tote that also has a zipper. Enter the GiGi New York Jessica tote! It's 100% leather - yes even the inside is a beautiful leather, which really had me swooning. There's a zip pocket inside, along with two additional pockets for your phone and other floaters, and another pocket on the outside. I also love that it has metal feet on the bottom for a little extra protection. The only thing that has a me a little hesitant is how thin the straps are, which makes me question how much weight the tote can actually handle. If anyone has any insight into this, I'd appreciate the advice!

 Ann Taylor Sweater - similar here | Club Monaco Top (old) - similar here | J.Crew Pixie Pants | GiGi New York Tote | Club Monaco Scarf (old) - similar here | Urban Outfitters Boots - similar here | Necklace via TJ Maxx | Bracelets: Pandora, Ann Taylor - similar here | Rings: Kate Spade, Gorjana, Madewell | Michael Kors Watch | Lipstick: MAC Glamourdaze

Thanks so much for reading!

E ♥

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  1. You're so pretty! I love how elegant and pulled together this look is. That sweater and bag is just gorgeous. I’d love for us to keep in touch via bloglovin’ or GFC! Let me know on my blog, I’ll be sure to follow back!

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  2. beautiful! I love the burgundy color.

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