Category Is Cosy

It has been incredibly cold the past few weeks so naturally, I’ve been dressing as cosy as possible. Despite being in lockdown for what feels like an eternity, I have accumulated way more sweaters than needed considering I have literally nowhere to go aside from grocery shopping and the occasional walk.

So here I am, on one of my walks from a few weekends back. It was an extremely chilly day, but I always enjoy getting out of the house for some fresh air.

This cream sherpa hooded jacket from Oak + Fort was surprisingly warmer than I thought it would be. I paired it with these jogger-style trousers, a sweater from Sézane and Lacoste sneakers for a head-to-toe cream look. I’m typically not into the matchy-matchy but have recently grown an appreciation for this style. So much so that I almost paired this look with a matching handbag, but opted not to because my 30th birthday gift to myself is just so damn gorgeous.

Initially, I was going to buy the Prada re-edition 2000 nylon mini bag. I love the style of it and had read a lot of great reviews about it as well but I just felt it was just so common. I really wanted to treat myself to something special and unique. After perusing through sites like Ssense, Nordstrom and Farfetch, I came across the Chloé Tess shoulder bag. It was love at first sight.

I have admired Chloé as a brand for years and truly love the styles of bags they offer. The Tess was the perfect size – not too big but also not too too tiny. At first, I was going to buy the bag in taupe but when I saw it in blue with textured leather and on sale (bonus!), I decided to buy that one.

I bought the bag from Farfetch and managed to save around $1000, which made this bag a total steal. It was express delivery so it arrived within the week all the way from Milan. From the leather and stitching to the hardware, the make of this bag is of the highest quality. I am super happy with my purchase and glad I chose something that is truly one-of-a-kind. Despite it being a colour, I think this bag is super wearable all year round.