Concrete Catwalk // Luxe Leather

May 23, 2013

Tromping around the city amidst some rainy days last weekend, I rediscovered my love for the basic backpack, and was very happy that this new little vintage beauty of mine arrived just in time for a bit of exploring.

Not only does the whole hands-free thing come in very handy in the city, but the iconic quilting and chain-link strap details definitely make it stand out, and I can say that so far it’s been one of my most exciting wardrobe-related purchases to-date!

Buying vintage designer handbags will by no means become a hobby of mine, but let’s just say that the arrival of my first purchase from LXR & Co. has turned me in to someone who is not ashamed to ogle their amazing selection of bags whenever I get a chance.  It is one of the only online shopping sites that I check regularly, as I’d hate to think that I’d miss out on something truly special… Plus, they update their selection everyday and have amazing weekend sales!

On another leather-related note: Be sure to keep reading for a peek at some of the highest-waisted shorts you have ever seen, and the start of strappy sandal season on S&P!

Top to Bottom:
Paisley blouse (also seen here) – Vintage, thrifted
Gold-beaded necklace – Vintage, was Nana’s
Chanel Backpack – LXR & Co.
Watches – Various: kate spade, borrowed from Mom, vintage
Leather shorts – c/o Lovers & Friends by Geri Hirsch
Strappy leather sandals – Vintage, thrifted

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  • Reply Tinacious Me May 23, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Such a darling look! You are so talented at pairing!

  • Reply Rachelle May 23, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Your shorts are so darling and a Chanel backpack I die!


  • Reply Aurélie-Letizia May 23, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    The backpack was the perfect choice! (ps: we met in front of Lincoln Center the day of LXR & Co event ;-)

    • Reply Jessie Artigue May 29, 2013 at 2:40 pm

      Ahhh, yes – How are you, my dear!?! We will have to get together next time you’re in town!

  • Reply Alyssa May 23, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    I die for anything Chanel and this backpack is no exception! You bring up a good about it making it easier to get around the city and be hands free…I think I’ll need to get a backpack soon for that very reason!

    • Reply Jessie Artigue May 29, 2013 at 2:40 pm

      Thanks! Just doing my best to share a bit of justification with the rest of the world! :P

  • Reply Jennifer Boyd May 23, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Love your new purchase!

  • Reply The Pocket Stylist May 23, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    I love this!! I am seriously obsessed with these shorts. Amazing for sure.

  • Reply Linda Pili May 24, 2013 at 1:42 am

    you are really sweet

  • Reply Naomi May 24, 2013 at 4:27 am

    I just love your shoes! Great find~

    The Occasional Indulgence

  • Reply geri hirsch May 24, 2013 at 5:44 pm


    • Reply Jessie Artigue May 29, 2013 at 2:41 pm

      Thank you, Geri! SO in love with your whole collection, and can’t wait to share more pieces soon! XO

  • Reply Yolennie May 24, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Love the leather shorts and the earth tone ensemble!


  • Reply Christina May 29, 2013 at 1:34 am

    Such a fab look. Loving the leather shorts. And that 3rd to last photos is fierce!

  • Reply Johanna May 31, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Those shorts are amazing!!

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