Loving This Week: Slouchy Repair Jeans + Guipure Lace Top

Monday, February 16, 2015

Zara Top - Ayr Jeans - Helmut Lang Top - Zara Flats - Trademark Coat

Although there isn’t really a theme to this week’s picks, there is a stand out find: the Zara lace top. Regular readers know I’m not much for lace, ruffles, and other obviously feminine details. But, there’s something kind of dark and old world about this particular lace pattern that feels just right to me. It’s a great find at a typically excellent Zara price.

Check out what else is floating around in my online shopping cart this week…

1. Zara Combined Guipure Lace Top, $49.90
The spiderweb-like pattern of this guipure lace vibes more sinister than overtly feminine, which I find incredibly attractive. I’m willing to throw aside my general dislike of lace for the moment and embrace this new blouse. I’m picturing it paired with distressed boyfriend jeans and boots, for an extra measure of balance.

2. Ayr The Slouchy Jean, $325.00
These limited-run jeans are individually washed, destroyed, and then repaired by hand by Dick Gaines, a superstar in the denim development world. And we all know I can’t resist bespoke denim. Love.

3. Helmut Lang Axio Shirt, $295.00
Between the time spent acquiring my personal collection and the hours I spend sifting through fashions online, I think I’ve pretty much seen everything produced by Helmut Lang in the past five years. This cropped, circular-shaped shirt feels brand new. I’m dying to just try it on and see how the unique cut drapes in person.

4. Zara Leather D’Orsay Shoes, $79.90
D’Orsay flats are hardly a new trend. But, these particular flats have the funky calf hair/ smooth leather combo going on and they are incredibly reasonably priced. They’re pretty much a must-buy in my book.

5. Trademark Papier Coat, $698.00
This reimagined car coat is crafted from coated cotton linen, making it an ideal weight for spring. But, it was the flap-closure patch pockets that really attracted me to this coat. Aren’t they fabulous? It’s available in this white shade, and a navy blue that comes across as almost futuristic thanks to the way the coating plays with the color.