With a long work day ahead, the dreaded Monday morning video conference for “Team Building”, and an eye appointment all before 11am, I needed more than jeans and a tee for work this morning. It’s still very warm out, so pulled out a light ombre white, green and blue top from Liz Claiborne Woman (3x) from JCP earlier this summer, paired with favorite boot cut jeans, and platform sandals X-appeal “Kilda” from Rack Room ($39) shoes. I love these shoes they embody the crisp nautical look that I favor in the summers.
To complete the look, I added this year’s Brahmin acquisition, a blue/white drawstring bucket tote, the “Trina” in Pacific $345. They appear to be sold out but I have seem them pop on eBay. I love Brahmin’s bags; this style is perfect for travel and holds a slew of gear with panache, including an iPad bottle of water, etc. I have another one in this style that I have hauled all over the world and it still looks fabulous. This tote from their “Pacific” collection is very out of character for the normal Croc embossed leather they are known for, but I so love nautical, I saw it at Dillards, started hyperventilating and bought it without even looking at the price. Normally once a bag gets up in the $300+ range, I tend to circle the purchase for a few days to make sure it’s not a total impulse, but I just had to have it.