Remember that Burberry bag you all liked? Here it is! Breaking my different bag each day rule for handbag month to show two outfit versions, one dressed up for work and one dressed down for MOTG. (I dropped DD off at her first trip away from home...she's staying two nights at an outdoor ranch with her 3rd grade class! Sniff baby is growing up!) Pairing it with my Kate Spade trench coat that I got a few years ago on sale at 50% off. I hardly ever wear this, because I'm worried that beige is not my color. Brown/camel/beige is so tricky for me! I almost always reach for my black Kate Spade or my red corset trench instead. Also I've gained a few pounds in the last couple years, so I just realized I can't really button it up comfortably anymore. Ugh! I guess I'll just wear it open then...

Also wearing an uncharacteristic pastel pink sweater. I always felt like I couldn't wear pastels either, but I really wanted a blush pink sweater so I bought this last year. The lighting is pretty uneven in my bathroom shots, so I'm including some dressing room pics too. Do you think the beige and pink colors look OK with my skin tone? Hoping that mixing it with my usual burgundy and black makes it better. The second outfit is very simple and classic, but somehow it felt more me than the classic pinstripe shirt outfit that felt rather conservative. DH loved that one, and he also complimented me on this trench coat when I wore this second outfit. I guess he loves simple and classic! And then I realized I don't have to go over the top matchy/ALGO all the time to still feel like me...I can do the more minimal "a little less going on" looks too. Simplicity is refreshing!

1-5. Kate Spade Topliner trench
Everlane blush pink cashmere sweater
H&M rose and plum plaid skirt
Aquatalia Vavoom burgundy patent boots
White House Black Market burgundy/cream bracelet
Burberry mahogany red medium Banner tote

6-12. Kate Spade Topliner trench
Karen Kane black blouse
AG jeans
TImberland Glastonbury sneakers
Halston necklace
White House Black Market silver bracelet
Burberry tote

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