here i am playing tourist with my boyfriend at Lujiazui earlier this week - it's such a treat when the skies are blue and the sun is shining over the Shanghai skyline!
strolling next to some lane houses in the French Concession
my marant coat, golden goose boots, and MBMJ bag here are all major sale scores from last month. the isabel marant xavier/new 'bator' coat is very cozy and surprisingly warm, thanks to the soft padding throughout the lining. i love the black and white nubby tweed on this one - it kind of reminds me of Edward Gorey's crosshatching drawings, and gives the coat a very nice weight without being too heavy. NAP had sold out of the 0, but the 1 is actually perfect as it's a little longer and the perfect mid-length. the sleeves are slightly cropped to a bracelet length, so they hit right at my wrist. i was a bit nervous about the fit and material as i didn't have a chance to try it on before ordering it online (had to get my boyfriend to bring it over for me), and IM Etoile pieces can be rather hit or miss. but all in all, the xavier coat is worth every penny, and my new favorite fall/winter foundation piece.
what are your favorite foundation items in the new year?