Posts tagged ‘the 2 bandits’
All throughout high school you could find me dressed in flared jeans, oversize sunglasses, and some kind of vintage leather bag. (I wore shirts too, but they’re irrelevant here simply because they were belly-button bearing t-shirts that I stole from my friend’s little brothers.) Not unlike today, I was very much about the accessories — earrings, sunglasses, bracelets, and bags. And while I was content with my handbag selection, there was one bag that haunted my dreams like a lion after you’ve watched it rip it’s lunch to shreds at the zoo (anyone else have this experience? Anyone? Bueller?)
It was a vintage brown pouch with engraved floral detailing that I saw at a thrift store on Haight Street for the whopping sum of $250 — a price well out of range for my 16 year-old self. And so for over a decade my dreams have been haunted. Nights pained with regret, loneliness, and longing. Why hadn’t I just saved up the money and bought the bag? Was it really so necessary that I spend all my allowance on weekly mani/pedis and trips to the Urban Outfitters sale rack? At the time I thought it crucial to my well-being, but in retrospect no. Absolutely not.
As you may have imagined or noticed from the beautiful bag featured in this very post, my dreams have been rescued from torment. My saving grace? Patricia Nash; the creative mastermind behind this Marciano Leather Crossbody with the tooled floral detailing that caught my eye in the midst of my adolescence. (I was a late bloomer, which is funnily coincidental since these tooled blooms were late to joining my life as well. Ha. Get it?)
With a snap closure, interior pocket perfect for things like lipstick, hair ties, and lint, and a very reasonable price of $128, I’d say your dreams have been rescued as well, whether you knew you were having sleepless nights of handbag longing or not.
And with that I’ll just say that I was all too ready to slip back into my high school staples of flared denim and oversize sunglasses, since they really do just look so much better with the proper, vintage-inspired handbag. I skipped on the little boy t-shirt, though knowing my repetitive nature, they could easily find their way back into my wardrobe sooner than I think.
Rag & Bone hat | Zara shirt | Textile Elizabeth & James jeans | Isabel Marant heels | Patricia Nash bag | Elizabeth & James sunglasses | 2Bandits & vintage bracelets
// photos by Emily Malan
I have a love/hate relationship with maxi skirts — not to be mistaken with maxi dresses for which I am always a fan. Being a girl with a toosh, I’ve always been a little self-conscious that maxi skirts only emphasize the area that I usually try to cover up. And then this salmony Sena skirt landed in my fingertips.
Due to my fear of the maxi skirt posterior enhancement, I was initially a bit apprehensive about wearing the silky number. But then I put it on. Rear fear went out the window. Flattering silhouette came billowing forth. A new favorite has entered my wardrobe and it’s not in the shape of skinny jeans, ankle boots, or anything black. Sound the alarms!
And if that’s not interesting enough for you, then perk those ears forward because Sena is offering one of you readers a skirt for your very own sidewalk trotting! Oh, but it gets better. If pink isn’t your color then perhaps you’d like to choose from the nine other colors it comes in!? You lucky duckies! Here’s what you gotta do to enter to winny binny.
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- Leave a comment below with your favorite TV show growing up.
// photos by Emily Malan
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
CONGRATULATIONS SARAH! You won the Sena skirt! Please email me with your address, size (2-10), and color choice!
Thank you all so much for participating! I have now watched so many throw back tv shows on Netflix. I think my favorite was Hey Dude or Care Bears, which I’m not ashamed to admit I continued to watch well-through middle school.
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