Rag and Bone Margot Booties: I trust these boots with my life. Ok, maybe not my life but definitely with my outfits. First of all, the quality is remarkable. They suffer some serious wear on my daily commute on pavement, through snow and salt, and the sole still haven’t worn. The leather hasn’t stretched (major key) and the heel is the perfect height. Dressed up or down, I could never go wrong with these. Also, the little dip in the front exposes extra ankle cleavage, elongating the legs without extra bulk. Since all good things do come to an end (hopefully in the far future) I will definitely repurchase these.
Zara Leather Pants: I love leather. It’s my favorite material, whether it be smooth, textured, suede, burnished etc. A few months ago, I caught a Zara employee taking boxes with “leather moto pants written” on them, into the back storage room. Little old shameless me stalked her down, told her to grab my size and ring me up. She obviously hesitated to do so since that collection hadn’t ‘officially’ dropped yet, but I managed to convince her (it took 10 minutes but now we’re friends). I love these pants. They are pleather, but that means you don’t have to break the bank. They’re super comfortable and flattering. I’ve seen a few normal sized people wear these, and it looks like a well fitted skinny jean on them. On me, they have a sort of boyfriend jean fit, but turns out I prefer it. These are especially handy for clubbing in the winter because they keep you warm and means you don’t have to shave. My only gripe is the silver hardware since I prefer gold, but no biggie.
Distressed Shirt: Picked this up in the AllSaints sale and wish I got the other colors too (creamy off white and stone black). The perfect fall/winter sister to my R13 short sleeve version, you already know I over-wear this. With jeans, leggings, the aforementioned Zara pants, this shirt adds an undetectable bit of spunk to anything I wear. They fit true to size so don’t be scared to order it online.
I’m on Fire Bat For Lashes Cover: I remember when I heard this and I can’t believe it took me this long. I was doing homework while this came on a soundcloud playlist. I knew right away it was Bat for Lashes and I got a little emotional. Bat For Lashes was my favorite band in the sixth grade. Natasha Khan, the leader singer, was my idol. I was obsessed, I had all their albums, new all their songs. Not to sound like a d-bag, but I knew them before they were cool, ok. Almost 10 years later, I still love them and when I heard this come on, my heart skipped a beat. Natasha’s haunting voice is totally distinguishable and this cover is a little intense, a little melancholic. Do check this out if you’re looking for some chill music.
Notebooks: I’m an avid collector of notebooks, journals and stationary in general ever since I learned how to write. Notebooks keep me sane. I have designated notebooks for different things, which are always with me. I like to have a physical record of tasks I need to do, or stuff I like or things I learned in school etc. on me at all times. I also prefer to handwrite my thoughts before I translate it into Word for an essay or blog post. I recently picked up a pack of these Moleskin notebooks from Chapters and I love them. They’re the perfect medium size to go from your school bag to your purse to your desk. It’s totally Type A of me, but it helps me organize my Type B thoughts so I don’t lose my mind.
Local Wolves Magazine: If you’re a magazine whore like me, check this one out. It’s a super millennial publication (yes I used millennial as an adjective) featuring cool thinkers and doers of our time, like Estee Lalonde, Amy Lee and Jenn Mcallister (to name a few). It’s filled with DIY’s you’ll actually want to do and restaurants you’ll actually want to eat at and cities to cross off your bucket list. They have a print and online version, so you can add it to your ever-growing magazine collection (me) or read it on the go.