COS alpaca and wool coat, Maison Martin Margiela for H&M navy oversized jumper, Vanessa Bruno skinny jeans (similar here), Zara black leather biker ankle boots (similar here), Sophie Hulme Mini Envelop Bag in nude
I had my eyes on Sophie Hulme's bags for quite sometimes. Imagine my excitement when I realised that Santa (ably directed by Mr. NJAPD) brought me the Mini Envelop Bag in the most beautiful nude colour. Famous for decorating her bags with distinctive hardware and original charms, Sophie Hulme has created a collection of practical and chic purses, whose appeal is perfectly described by the words of Barneys New York: "Sophie’s designs offer a tomboyish take on feminine designs—think happy colors and refined silhouettes paired with tough, industrial hardware".
I always tend to go for big bags, so the Mini Envelop Bag is definitly a new 'style challenge' for me. My new mini friend compelled me to get rid of the many kilos of useless stuff I tend to bring with me, and this purse can easily fit what I consider to be my essentials (in order of importance): cardholder (read shopping), iPhone (read blogging) and keys (read not sleeping under a bridge). I find this pale shade very easy to style and absolutely trans-seasonal, not to mention that the dinosaur keychain charm that goes with the bag is an adorable, playful touch. I thought the leather would be softer, but honestly this is the only (small) downside I could find. I have the feeling that this might be the the beginning of a long (fashion) friendship.