I love playing with colors. It’s so uplifting and rejuvenating!
I really love pairing grays with pinks and purples. Gray is such a supportive playmate color, letting gem colors shine without reservations.
I’m wearing my trusty comfy flats today – Christian Louboutin graffiti flats. I’ve worn them so much that I need to get them re-soled soon. They are so fun! The graffiti paint design is on the outer side of each flat, thus when walking, they look like two completely different shoe. Very often, I get stopped by strangers complimenting on the uniqueness and humor of these flats.
I find that pinks and purples compliment each other so well. My Balenciaga is from the Fall 2009 Raisin color collection. In the beginning of 2009, I knew I wanted a purple Balanciaga bag. To be honest with you, I really wanted the 2004 Eggplant color, and searched on Ebay and consignment shops for 8 months. The 2004 Eggplant color is very unique – a rich royal purple color on a bed of evenly distressed supple leather. Knowing that the Eggplant color was highly sought after, sellers on Ebay would ask for unreasonable prices. I kept on waiting for a fair price but none showed up. I saw a Raisin color at Neiman Marcus in September of 2009, but didn’t really care much about it. The color was too dark compared to the Eggplant color. Three months later, I was browsing at Barney’s and did a double-take when I saw this bag. The color saturation was very different from the bag I saw at Neiman Marcus. I asked Paul, an awesome sale associate at Barney’s, for the color name and it was a Raisin. Even though Balenciaga color names are the same, each bag has it’s own unique color saturation. It was extremely close to the Eggplant color that I wanted. I took her home that day.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures! Thank you so much David for spending lunch with me!
:: Outfit ::
Jacket :: Vince “Paper Draped” suede jacket
Top :: Splendid silk cotton pocket t-shirt
Bottom :: Paige skinny jeans
Accessories :: Zara scarf and YSL Arty ring
Bag :: Balenciaga Raisin City
Shoes :: Christian Louboutin graffiti flats
:: Photo credit ::