Yes, that is ice on the streets. No, I don’t want to talk about it. 
But I do want to talk about my purse, that is a MUCH happier topic. This spring I decided to really work on building my wardrobe piece by piece with items that will last (i.e. my ‘Worth It’ posts). First things first, I decided to expand my ‘accessories wall’, as Tim Gunn would call it, and I’ve started with purses. While shopping around the other night online while watching ‘House of Cards’ (which I’m unapologetically obsessed with) I realized after about an hour that my shopping cart was filled with about 10 purses and that I needed to narrow it down or rob a bank. I decided to (sadly) narrow it down and I went with this hot little red number just because it seems like it would go from season to season just fine. Red is the new black. (It’s not, don’t quote me on that. Let’s be real — black will always be the new black.)

I did find a new to me designer named Aimee Kestenberg who now has a collection at Nordstrom. It was her bags that I kept going back to in my cart when I was trying to decide which to keep and which to eliminate. The red crossbody won me over but I decided to give my other favorites receive honorable mention below:

Kenneth Cole Boots via Nordstrom

This post was sponsored by Nordstrom. Thank you for supporting the brands who support me and my two dogs. 

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52 Responses

  1. Love the purse and the boots!!!

    xoxo, Elena

  2. I think you made the right choice with the red crossbody- definitely adds the right pop to your black and white look!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay

  3. I forgot what you looked like outside the color blue, lol! Looks great πŸ™‚

  4. Love all the different textures while staying monochromatic. And that pop of red though!


  5. You're a braver girl than I, miss Kendi! I took one look outside, and decided it was 'stay in your pajamas day' in our house! You make this cold weather look good. And that red purse with the monochromatic color scheme? Perfect.

    If I were going to spring for one of those purses, the black/white one (the 4th one in the row) would have to be my favorite.

  6. The little red bag is so cute with the black outfit! πŸ™‚

    I definitely think accessories are the pieces to splurge on and build a collection of. Although I may have a few too many bags now…haha

    Away From Blue

  7. This outfit is the perfect combination of class and edge. And that pop of red is stunning! I'm heading over to now to check out this Aimee Kestenberg designer. Gorgeous!


  8. I'm loving the idea of doing a worth it post for purses. I need to work on my accessories as well and the purses are definitely really high on the list. I just can't spend so much on valentino and chanel, you know? Also LOVE the gap dress. How perfect! xx

  9. lol this is exactly how I feel about winter – I'm done and I don't want to talk about it. I'm loving your boots.

  10. I love this look! I hate seeing girl's drowning in their winter coats when browsing cold-weather blog posts and you always seem to add shape to your looks. Love the purse btw! I have a red quilted cross-body bag and it has served me well for the last 2 years and it's still kicking!


  11. I was just searching for a new crossbody bag! I think I am going to go for one of your honorable mentions – last gal on the right. Perfecto!

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