Just before Christmas I was reading les anti-modernes, miss sophie’s youthful, Artsy, style blog. In her gift guide, one of my favorites from 2010 and well worth reading even now, she listed this wallet by Billykirk. Not a brand I’d known before.
Nice, huh? Even “good-looking,” as my mother would say. $120.
So I clicked over. And found myself even more taken by this shoulder satchel.
Both fine and rough, one might say. Both high polish and handmade-ish. Comes in the brown-ish family of colors too. $320.
Hmm. This might do well, with a pair of green khaki shorts, jeans, or that elusive summer skirt. The more time I spend in apparent retirement, the more I look to add dignity to my casual gear. It’s quite an attitudinal shift, moving from corporate life and its studied dress code to freelancing and its lack thereof. Although I have not lost my love for the Vuitton Monogram Vernis , I do wonder at times whether the gap between aubergine holographic sparkle patent leather and Levi’s 501 jeans worn with Aerosoles is a tad, well, gaping.