Outfit Of The Yesterday: The Chloe Marcie Crossbody in Cashmere Grey (Spring 2013)

♫: Truth – Alexander

January is arguably the most depressing month of the entire year (the most depressing day this year? January 21st, a Monday), and what with the shorter days, the bitter cold winter weather, the lack of holidays that involve an over-abundance of secret gift-giving to ourselves, and the serious observances of daily holidays like, “I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day” (January 7th) (appropriately followed by “Bubble Bath Day” on January 8th, I suppose), makes it fairly easy to see why.

January is a bit of a frosty foe in comparison to its dandy sister named December, no matter how long you desperately keep the warm glow of your Christmas lights crazily festooned around the house; no matter how many times you peek inside your mailbox for late happy holiday cards still slowly trickling in.

One small glimmer of hope in January, however, happens in the world of retail & fashion. The world of fashion always seems to hum along a few months ahead of everything else, and come January 1st retailers swiftly replace cold-weather clothing with the bright and bold toggery of warm-weather resort & spring wear. While it is still a bit of a mysterious event (who, exactly, are these rare, super lucky sonofapickles that get to go to a resort in December instead of visiting family in Midwestern towns where the daily high hits at 5 and soda pop, pop, pop?), it is also a welcome relief; a sight for sore eyes. January 1st means that it is time to wrap yourself in your 70% off cold-weather clearance gear and look ahead–there is a warm, tangerine-hued, sunny light at the end of this cold-weather tunnel, and perhaps it is not quite that far away.

(Liars!! It’s still way too far away.)

I have always been a big fan of Chloe for a handful of reasons, and the Chloe Marcie Crossbody in Cashmere Grey (a new color for Spring 2013) has re-solidified my adoration of the brand. The bag has been restyled from the Marcie Crossbodies of seasons past, as you can see below:

 

The “cashmere grey” color is the prettiest in person, with cool blue undertones instead of the usual taupe or brown. It’s a versatile a color that has been popping up a lot lately for 2013, along with lots of other frosty pastel handbag hues:

1. Bcbgmaxazria Quinn Tote (6pm) - shop it! 2. I Lilac It Like That Bag (modcloth) - shop it! 3. R&Em Ostritch Clutch (amazon) - shop it! 4. Patent Messenger Bag (forever21) - shop it! 5. Alexander Wang Devere Bag (mytheresa) - shop it! 6. Chloe Marcie Shoulder Bag (mytheresa) - shop it! 7. Proenza Schouler Medium Satchel Bag (thecorner) - shop it! 8. Coach Poppy Feather Bag (coach) - shop it! 9. MARC by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Natasha (neiman marcus) - shop it! 10. Chloe Marcie Crossbody (nordstrom) - shop it! 11. Chloe Paraty Medium Satchel (mytheresa) - shop it! 12. Tory Burch Megan Crossbody Bag (nordstrom) - shop it! 13. Loeffler Randall Rider Bag (loeffler randall) - shop it! 14. bp studded convertible crossbody bag (nordstrom) - shop it! 15. Chantal Satchel (nasty gal) - shop it! 16. Stirrup Light Blue Ostrich Top Handle Bag (gucci) - shop it! 17. Loeffler Randall Rider Bag (loeffler randall) - shop it!

 

 And I think that it adds an interesting contrast to warmer colors, too:

Coat: Rachel Zoe, old (similar here) (similar under $50) (similar under $100) (last worn here)

Scarf: Ann Taylor, old (similar here) (similar under $100)

Top: Forever 21, old (similar here) (similar here) (similar here) (last worn here)

Collar: Topshop, old (similar here) (similar under $50)

Pants: Madewell, old (similar here) (similar under $25) (last worn here)

Coral Pumps: J Crew Valentina Pumps, old (similar under $100) (similar under $100) (last worn here)

Bag: Chloe Marcie Crossbody in Cashmere Grey (buy it here) (similar under $500) (similar here)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Annabelle

    Personally, it’s February that I find really irredeemable. By then, you are still SO far from spring and it has been winter FOREVER.

    That bag is such a lovely, lovely color.

  • Oooh I’ve been drooling over the Marcie. It’s the perfect size for you!! Also seriously in love with a bunch of the new Loeffler Randall bags. I don’t need ANY MORE BAGS but god I wants one. I wants one really badly.

  • That bag is AMAZING!!!!!

  • Caroline L.

    “Cashmere grey” – what a lovely, soft color (and name)! I’m totally digging #4 here… so psyched to see it’s under $50! Thanks, Chloe! :)

  • I can see why you like the newer version better – love the colors you mixed it with here and totally clicking on that lilac bag (#2)!! :)

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

  • That is a pretty color against the warmer tones! I love the furry scarf, too! ;-)

  • I’ve found that shopping is a great way to get rid of winter blues…although then there’s always the problem of bank account blues. Woops. Well, this is a great bag, and I love all the others you picked as well!

    Sarah’s Real Life

  • beautygirl24

    I hear ya! As soon as the glitter shakes off from NYE, the reality sets in. Time to get back to work! January can be depressing, that’s for sure!
    However, your bag is lovely! That would cheer me up any day!

  • Chloe, I covet your Chloe. Suddenly I want a pastel bag …

  • I am particular curious about fruitcake toss day. The following day should be fruitcake crumbles pick up day, don’t you think? messy streets and all… I love the contrast of the cool grey with warmer colors and you could definitely do a super cool monochromatic look around the bag too! :)

  • natashaufl

    Such a versatile crossbody! The smaller version is on my wish list ;)

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

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