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Sam Edelman Trina sandals. I didn’t get them in every colour, but I did order a pair in black leather! 

Sam Edelman Trina sandals. I didn’t get them in every colour, but I did order a pair in black leather! 

Anonymous said: what do you think of the givenchy nightingale?

Hey, the Givenchy Nightingale is OK. It’s nice leather. Its had a lot of hype in its day and I’m sure it looks good on, but personally, I’m just not crazy about it. To me, it’s very in-between slouchy and structured, without distinctively being one or the other. Although that’s totally OK, I guess I’m just not particularly drawn to it. With Givenchy, I’d much rather opt for their Antigona bag. If I had to choose a similar style, I think the YSL Easy bag is a better choice.

I would still be happy to have the Nightingale, but I don’t think I’d ever purchase one just because there are other handbags that I have my eye on! Of course, this is only my personal opinion. What do you think? Thanks for your question!

Anonymous said: Hey! I was wondering how educated you are on the Mackage Kenya leather jacket? I'm assuming they are sold in the Aritzia you work at :S Do you think they are a good buy? not sure if I can justify purchasing one at the moment

Hey, I’m not too clear on the specs, but I personally think it’s a great buy! It’s my favourite out of all the Mackages we carry - I’m actually planning to get the Kenya myself for when I get my M license. I’m pretty sure Mackage jackets are sold at all Aritzias, but you can always order one in to your nearest location. The Kenya comes in black, tan, and brown (grey/ashy brown). There is also grey and nude, but I’m not sure if those colours have been discontinued for the season. 

I would suggest going with either the black or the tan colour. If you’re going for a very fitted look, we always recommend going down a size, as the leather tends to give. If, like me, you prefer your jackets fitting a little looser, just find one that fits true to size or bigger (all depending on your personal preference). With both fits, just make sure the shoulders sit nicely and aren’t too tight.

The justification is really up to you. If you think you’ll wear it a lot, it will be worth it. It is a stunning jacket on - I’ve literally seen heads turn. The leather is buttery soft and it’s definitely well-made. All of my girls who have one swear by theirs. If it’s the price that’s drawing you away, you could purchase a similar style at Danier Leather for a fraction of the cost, but I would take the plunge and go for the Mackage! A motorcycle jacket is a classic staple item and it’s a piece that you’ll have for years to come. 

I’m sorry I don’t have much information for you! Just visit your local Aritzia and there will be SAs who will know more information! Hope this helps!

Anya Hindmarch white “Bruton" tote.

Anya Hindmarch white “Bruton" tote.

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The 11” Cambridge Satchel in Vintage Brown.

The 11” Cambridge Satchel in Vintage Brown.

Currently sitting at the top of my covet list.

Currently sitting at the top of my covet list.

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on shoes should be banned. Especially when bringing them to a cobbler to add rubber soles costs nearly more than the shoes themselves. Sigh. 

I guess you can never have too many pairs of leather shorts and shoes. 

Daydreaming of better things. 

Daydreaming of better things. 

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Aritzia staff Christmas gift from the CEO: leather toiletry bag and signed appreciation card.

Aritzia staff Christmas gift from the CEO: leather toiletry bag and signed appreciation card.

are becoming increasingly difficult for me to find. Although I have numerous pairs, I find that I stick to only 10 or so pairs for regular use. Purchasing footwear is a debate of quality and price: it’s better to invest in well-made, quality leather shoes that last rather than ones that fall apart in two months… it just sucks having to pay $400+ for actual quality.

Finally, I have found a pair for a great price! Thick leather, construction stitched into the sole and doesn’t leak in the rain! Quality + reasonable price = total satisfaction.
 

My newest addition: Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Percy Crossbody.

My newest addition: Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Percy Crossbody.

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