I’ve missed a couple of weeks for Aussie Curves because I’ve been quite busy.
I started work again a few weeks ago, which has been making me feel exhausted while also robbing me of time. You get used to time being such a luxury while unemployed and then when you do start work again, your spare time is precious and you don’t necessarily use it well. Additionally, Man Piece and I have just bought a house (even though settlement isn’t until September), we’ve been preoccupied with sorting all that out.
But I thought it was high time that I dusted off this here blog again and contributed to the AC challenge once more.
This week’s theme is Leather – one which I am not short of options, albeit most of them pleather or wet-look. I decided to go for accessorising with leather items and keeping everything else subtle.
Items made of leather tend to be a lot more durable, so this week I decided to showcase my precious handbag as well as my boots which are fast becoming one of my best investments.
I lusted after this bag for months. I had almost reached the point where I thought I was never going to be able to buy it. That is, until it went on sale. Sales are fabulous. It is one of the legacy duffle bags from Coach and I picked it up at the winter sale last year for 40% off, which reduced it to just over $300. Yeah, still a fair chunk of change even at almost half price, but it has been worth every dollar. It is honestly one of the best bags I have ever owned, making me a leather handbag convert. I would prefer to never buy handbags made of anything else ever again, which means I might be in for a few more expensive purchases. But if you buy a few key ones, they should, theoretically, last a lifetime. The only issue I have with the duffle is that it can be a bit too small on occasions, although it can still fit quite a bit in it. (I currently I have my eye on this Coach bag or possibly getting a Marc Jacobs one for those occasions where I need to carry more. Girl has expensive tastes.)
I looked long and hard last winter for a pair of lace-up boots and I failed. Technically I did find a pair at Ziera, but by the time I did, they had sold out in my size. (I wear a 43, which is an 11/12.) So this year when the boots started to hit stores (March!) I got in there quick smart to see if they had anything I liked. Well, Ziera provided. They brought out the same boots in slightly different colours. Even though these cost $300, they were worth it. They are ridiculously comfortable, they are made of leather and the sole is yet to show any wear even though I have been wearing them a fair bit. I expect them to last me a few years and I should be able to get the soles replaced if needed to make them last even longer.
I kept the rest of my outfit plain as my handbag is such a statement colour – jumper and jeans. Perfect outfit for a day of walking around Wellington looking at furniture and catching up with a few friends.
Jumper: City Chic [picked up in the recent sale]
Jeans: City Chic [also picked up in the recent sale]
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