Fall… I can’t believe it’s already around the corner! I have to admit, the transition from Summer to Fall is one that has always been tough for me just because I love summer so much. In the past I’ve had a hard time embracing the colder temperatures and layers, but I have a feeling this year is going to be different. I think my perspective is changing, though and Fall in New York will be fabulous.
I’m beyond excited to share that I’m helping my friends at GiGi New York launch the Madison crossbody bag today! It’s yet another reason to be excited about the season that is fast approaching. After living in the city for 3 years, I’ve come to really appreciate a good crossbody. I need to be able to have my hands free to carry things (like groceries, my phone, etc.) and quickly get to my necessities. It’s important to me to have a bag that’s stylish and on trend for the season, but classic at the same time. This one hits all of the marks!
Not only is it a beautifully made pebbled leather bag, but I can fit all of my essentials inside – my Kate Spade wallet, sunglasses, keys, phone, lipstick and more. It’s literally the perfect size for everyday use! My favorite part of the bag is a tie between the tassel and the monogram. I love the way that the gold letters pop off of the shade of wine and the personal touch of the monogram, and I will take tassels on pretty much anything. The bag also comes in other hues, too (I’m also partial to the stone and navy).
I ended up styling it with skinny jeans and a colorblocked, layered sweater that I thought would pair well with almost any Fall colors. I picked up these booties at the beginning of Spring actually after looking long and hard for some in this color. I have been wearing them this Summer even with cutoffs and dresses. I’m in the middle of purging my entire closet for the move to New York and am finding myself realizing how important it is to find things I love all year round.. closet space will be tight in my new place!
This weekend was another one for the books.. I’m close to the single digits of days left in Chicago and trying to savor every minute! Don’t forget to pop on over to the GiGi New York site and check out their other Fall handbags that launched today!
SHOP THE LOOK
BAG: GiGi New York Madison crossbody in wine (c/o) • SWEATER: Goodnight Macaron colorblocked sweater • JEANS: Henry and Belle black cherry ombre jeans (c/o) • SHOES: Hinge booties in cognac • NECKLACE: J.Crew statement necklace • BRACELETS: J.Crew linked arrowhead bracelet (c/o), BCBG boho stone cuff (c/o), BCBG beaded bracelet