What I Wore: End of April

Rebecca Minkoff MAC Cerulean
Pants, NYDJ (via consignment); top, Gap Factory; trench, Gap; shoes, Old Navy; necklace, J. Crew Factory

I need a new trench. Did I mention that before? I feel like I have complained about my trench situation a lot lately, but I’m not sure if it was to you guys, my husband, or myself. Anyway, I need a new trench. This one is 6 or 7 years old, and wasn’t phenomenal quality to begin with. I would love to have a classic Burberry trench (who wouldn’t), but that’s not in the cards for the foreseeable future, and I’m not really motivated to look for an affordable alternative. Maybe if I daydream long enough (and complain long enough), the universe will send me a Burberry trench via my local consignment store. Well, a girl can dream.

Rebecca Minkoff MAC Cerulean
Rebecca Minkoff MAC bag

I love the “cerulean” blue of my Minkoff MAC, and I wish the leather was a little sturdier and less prone to water-damage – I’d wear the heck out of it. It’s a perfect mom-on-the-go size, and the cross-body strap is awfully handy. (Obviously, I don’t subscribe to the diaper-bag-as-handbag philosophy. I’d rather tote extra baggage than have to dig through diapers and related ephemera when I’m looking for my phone. Purely personal preference, though.) But I don’t have the time or the inclination to baby my bags right now, so this beauty will probably not get to see the light of day nearly as much as it should. Le sigh.

12 Comments on The Ancient Trench

  1. Trench coats are tough. I got a great colour-block one from RW & Co, but I don’t see it on the website anymore. I’ll send positive thoughts to the universe about your Burberry!

  2. I want to be able to do “that” with my hair.
    And, I want a new trench coat. Damn it! I just convinced myself that I didn’t need it.

    • The “bird’s nest” look? It’s very in 😉

      And, yes, you probably need a trench. We should shop for one together! Well, one for each of us; we don’t need to share custody of the same one or anything … unless we chip in together for a Burberry 😉

  3. I am perpetually on the hunt for the perfect diaper bag/handbag combo. I’ve tried the two separate bag route and have failed miserably! 🙂

    • I can never find a bag that has enough compartments, and doesn’t look like a diaper bag. Plus, I just can’t give up my regular bags. Although I usually just stick with the sturdiest ones, because my current lifestyle is a bit rough and tumble 😉