Repeat Offender

It’s no secret that I’ve been obsessing over burgundy this fall. Just take a look at my instagram feed lately, or my color crush from last week. It’s official – we’ve got a repeat offender on our hands, and not just with the color. There’s this bag … a very pretty bag … I think I’m in love.

A New York Love Affair :: Repeat Offender

I picked up this lovely handbag during Shopbop‘s sale earlier this month. It arrived on my doorstep and into my welcoming arms five days ago. Since then, it’s been spotted all over Manhattan – at my office in Midtown, at my hair salon in the East Village, being toted around near Time Square. I’m even wearing it in tomorrow’s post too…

But I’m not the least bit ashamed. We hit “replay” on our black, white, and grey looks day after day, why can’t burgundy be part of the mix too? Treat it like a neutral and it can be.

A New York Love Affair :: Repeat Offender

A New York Love Affair :: Repeat Offender

My Sunday afternoon was spent running errands, getting my hair done (notice the new color??), brunching, and doing a little shopping. I wanted a look that was slouchy and comfortable, yet still chic and put together. I chose to pair my oxblood (shocker!!) sweater and fluffy fur vest with my distressed skinnies and a sleek bootie. Naturally, the bag came too.

A New York Love Affair :: Repeat Offender

In fall and winter – when there’s a tendency to load up on layers – it’s important to at least highlight some of your shape if you’re hiding the rest. Since my sweater and vest were a bit baggier and over-sized, I balanced the look out with a slim cut jean and a feminine boot.

A New York Love Affair :: Repeat Offender

A New York Love Affair :: Repeat Offender

A New York Love Affair :: Repeat Offender

A New York Love Affair :: Repeat Offender

A New York Love Affair :: Repeat Offender

A New York Love Affair :: Repeat Offender

A New York Love Affair :: Repeat Offender

I guarantee this won’t be the last you see of this color or bag. Hell, I’ve already told you you’ll see the bag again tomorrow… If you’ve been following along, you probably recognized these jeans from last week too. Whoops! Do you have any repeat offenders in your closet right now? How are you rationalizing their overuse?

Leave it all in the comments below! And make sure to swing by tomorrow – I’ve got a giveaway!

xoxoelenamichelle-200

Sweater :: H&M
Jeans :: Denim & Supply
Vest :: Express (similar – on sale!)
Bag :: Rebecca Minkoff
Sunnies :: Coach (cute option)
Booties :: Coach (loving these)
Watch :: Marc Jacobs
Bracelets :: eff.Y.bee (gold and silver) and Stella & Dot
Lipstick :: MAC “Verve

 

12 Comments

  • Reply October 28, 2014

    Lisa

    Your hair looks so fab, babe & that bag is gorgeous! Burgundy & mustard are two of my favorite colors for fall!

    I miss you so much it’s driving me mad! I hope to see you soon!

    xoxo,
    Lisa

    • Reply January 3, 2015

      Elena Michelle

      Well I’M playing major catch up on my replies!!! Thanks Miss Lisa!!! It’s all thanks to you and your hair lady. XOXO

  • Reply October 28, 2014

    Katy

    Love this! Burgundy is a gorgeous color on you! :)
    http://www.theroadtothere.me

    • Reply January 3, 2015

      Elena Michelle

      Thanks my dear!! I have been absolutely obsessed with it for months now! XO

  • Reply October 28, 2014

    Megan

    I really like your outfit! Layers are my favorite thing to wear in the fall! However, that bag is amazing! I love the color of it and it can go with so many things!
    poshprime.com
    ~~Megan~~

    • Reply January 3, 2015

      Elena Michelle

      And it HAS gone with so many things. Oh my gosh, Megan, I’ve been wearing it non-stop.

  • Reply October 28, 2014

    ~ Carmen ~

    I really like the gold zipper detailing on the faux fur vest. It’s such a small but glamorous touch. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

    • Reply January 3, 2015

      Elena Michelle

      Thanks Carmen!! I much more a gold girl than a silver girl. You’re right, it feels more glamorous! XO

  • Reply October 28, 2014

    Caitlin

    I adore that bag! The color is beautiful! Such a fun yet classic find!

    • Reply January 3, 2015

      Elena Michelle

      If I thought it was a repeat offender then, it as been on MAJOR repeat the last three months too. Shopbop still has them available!! XO

  • Reply October 29, 2014

    Stylishlyme

    I love the handbag! It’s a true fall essential in the color and shape.

    -V
    http://stylishlyme.com

    • Reply January 3, 2015

      Elena Michelle

      Thanks doll! And you know, it has worked well this winter too!! Best purchase I’ve made in awhile.

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