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?