Top, Theory (via consignment); pants, Aritzia (via consignment); shoes, AGL (thrifted); necklace, Tiffany; bag, MbMJ
Top, Theory (via consignment); pants, Aritzia (via consignment); shoes, AGL (thrifted); necklace, Tiffany; bag, MbMJ

Aritzia makes good pants, you guys. I feel like you`re probably getting sick of me waxing poetical on the topic, but it`s true. Here is another pair, slightly different from the other two (black) pairs of Aritzia pants I own, and it`s so good. Slouchy but still relatively slim cut, with a definite casual vibe thanks to the rolled hems and the drawstring waist. They`re fancy joggers basically … but they come with buttons and snaps, so I can totally wear these to the office as well. Right? You know I am going to try.

relaxed business casual
relaxed business casual
or just fancy casual
or just fancy casual

Meanwhile, with this chambray-esque top, these pants make for a nice off-duty outfit. Simple but polished. It`s the closest I get to feeling effortlessly chic. I always think outfits like these look better in person than in photos, so I guess you`ll have to take my word for it. Hmm, what else? Ah, yes: shoes and bag. The shoes are my fave AGL flats. Super comfy, would highly recommend; there are usually a few pairs floating around on eBay. I`m a loafer convert — I`m almost ready to give up all my high heels. Almost. But I do wear loafers most weekends. As for the bag, it`s my trusty MbMJ Mag bag. The colour is starting to fade which is making me sad; the leather is otherwise still in great shape; vintage Marc Jacobs leather was the best leather — soft and supple, with a nice weight to it. I may have to invest in some maroon leather polish and see what miracles I can create. If anyone has advice about rehabbing leather bags, let me have it — please and thank you.

I did not iron this top, YOLO
I did not iron this top, YOLO

9 Comments on Double Duty

  1. I use Apple leather care on all my bags and boots. Takes off most stains and conditions. I even use it on LV leather handles to condition and clean. Doesn’t change the color at all. I order from Amazon.

  2. I have also been converted to loafers – I have a few pairs that are in heavy rotation at work. But on the weekends it’s all about shoes I can wear socks with (except in the middle of summer) so it’s runners and keds for me!

  3. I tried Leather CPR conditioner/cleaner for a similar leather bag that I bought second-hand. The leather looked a little dry and the conditioner really improved it. Hope it helps!

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