I’m subtitling this post, ‘When I Realise the Need for a Casual Navy Bag‘. Yes, I do like black with navy but for a lovely Spring day last week, black seems a tad heavy. I was having a second meeting – the first time I always err on the cautious side and go formal – so something a little more relaxed felt more comfortable and appropriate this time – that’s why it was a no to my navy Kelly 32.
This type of look fits in with the term ‘Business Casual’ and I’m linking to Une Femme d’Un Certain Âge’s post on hers. Mine consists of cream silk georgette Jaeger blouse (it has rows of ruffles on the shoulders), Zara navy pants, Banana Republic beige cardigan jacket, vintage Céline navy belt (this is such a well used treasure, I couldn’t do without it!), Via Spiga white leather slippers and vintage Céline hobo bag in black leather. The grandad collar was a nice unfussy change for me and you can’t beat the simple luxury of silk. This is a failsafe combination for me. The flats are a little more dressy than plain ballerinas and are comfortable enough for tours and moving around which I knew I would be doing – and another reason why it was a no to the navy Kelly since I hand carry it as a tote.Well I can share with you that I may have found a casual navy bag – thanks for reading!