Feb 15, 2010

All Purpose Black Wool Wrap & Chanel Sunglasses

For someone who buys basic classic pieces, it is very strange I don't have an all purpose black wool wrap. It appears I have a tendency to buy colorful scarves and wraps. When I saw this wrap on Gilt the other day, I jumped at the chance to buy a simple black wrap by Portolano. I have a love-hate relationship with Gilt. On the one hand, I adore all the discounted designer goodies but my wallet would be mad at me for days.

Anyhoo, this wrap is unlike my other wraps. Instead of a long rectangle shape, it is more of a square with a U cutout on one side, so it is more ergonomic around my body. Also, if I recall correctly it is only $35 from $130. I am patting myself on the back with this purchase because it is very easy to travel with on the plane or in the car. And, a gal can become instantly casual chic by throwing a wool or cashmere wrap around an outfit.
Speaking of basic black, I am looking for a pair of new sunnies for this summer. I really like this pair of black and white Chanel sunglasses (image via Nordstrom). Black and white color mix is a perfect year round style. Black makes this pair appropriate during winter while white makes the black less severe during spring and summer. This style is so simple, I can see myself using it for years. Although I think $350 is not cheap but for Chanel sunnies, this is high on my list of considerations. What do you think?

26 comments:

  1. I really like the Chanel glasses:)go for it:)

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  2. The wrap is so versatile, I agree, congrats on the great buy! And I love those sunnies - have to agree with you on them beign suitable for both summer and winter. They also go with almost any outfit. I am an owner of a Dior pair in black with white trimming and logo cut outs, so I know what I'm saying! Plsu, I think black plus a little white sunglasses would look good on everyone, unlike with all white styles or other colroful options. Agree? :)

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  3. I like it!!! you'll get good use of it. The sunnies are pretty--hard decision there!

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  4. Hi there-the wrap is a real style investment piece and I think the sunnies would be too!

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  5. Love the wrap!
    And the sunglasses are truly beautiful.

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  6. I definitely like the black on white though I'm not sure if I like them for $350. I wish Loehmann's had Chanel - I've actually found some really nice Prada and Miu Miu sunnies - maybe check them out?

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  7. Those glasses are fabulous, I want them!

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  8. Oooh I LOVE that wool wrap! It looks so cozy!

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  9. Cool cape! Looks so cozy and chic!

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  10. I love that sunnies too. Perfect and so versatile! Happy Monday SG!

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  11. Your jeans look really nice and I love the colour of the shirt
    *Nathalie

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  12. I adore those sunglasses. Alas, I'm too rough on any of mine. So I only buy the less expensive one :)

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  13. I like the Chanel sunglasses but i'd keep looking around to find them for less than $350!

    I also like how the wrap looks on you. Great buy! It looks chic and cozy.

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  14. There is nothing more chic than a wrap...you look awesome!!

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  15. Those sunglasses look so pretty xD

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  16. I wish I can find Chanel sunnies for less too but it looks like I am not finding success in this dept. I will look around a bit more for something savvier but it is definitely on my list for now.

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  17. You should go for the Chanel sunnies! I have a pair I bought in New York a couple years ago for $355 and although they are pricey, they fit my face perfectly and the lenses are far superior to less expensive pairs. I wear them all the time.

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  18. Love the wrap! I think glasses, including sunglasses, are okay to spend a little more on. You'll be wearing them a lot so your cost per wear will be worth it. Besides it's always so hard finding that perfect pair. :)

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  19. Love the sunglasses but I'd have a hard time spending that amount on them. I tend to either scratch or lose my sunglasses within a few months of getting new ones!

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  20. Are those sparkly jeans??

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