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The Boyfriend Cropped Mid-Rise Jeans, Current/Elliott [$230] // Pop Betty Boyfriend Jeans, Acne Studios [$270] // Distressed Cropped Boyfriend Jeans, Rag & Bone [$240] // Striped Grosgrain-Trimmed Boyfriend Jeans, Gucci [$595]
Sometimes investment pieces aren't worth the investment–as in their increased price tags don't really seem to increase their actual worth in ways that extend past their labels. I've always found this not to be the case with designer denim. Pricier pairs always fit, last, and feel better. I'm a huge fan of boyfriend jeans (along with maxi length skirts and dresses, they are the one trend I hope never goes away), so it's a wonder I've waited this long without investing in a good pair. Here are some pricey possibilities with great reviews that have caught my eye.
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[Photo from Gucci - $3570, available here]
I'm all about finishing a look with a bold statement piece–but I usually never have something quite as bold as a 3K resin flower necklace in mind. This made-in-Italy marvel is a three-dimensional symphony of blue resin, crystals and rhinestones. While I could stare at its level of detail all day, its almost icy collar-like result is best seen on real models (look here and here). I'm in love with the whole look, right down to the clasp with its tiny interlocking G's charm pendant.
Shop the look for less:
[Photo from Nordstrom - Devan 'Flower' Statement Necklace in Blue, Nordstrom - $24, available here]
[Photo from Gucci - $1950, available here]
For a person like me who's currently feeling very autumnal, this bag by Gucci is a dream. When I look at its sandy brown color, soft nubuck leather, and slouchy silhouette, all I can see are falling leaves, chunky sweaters, and knee-high boots. Gucci's 'sirrup' bag is a classic: the model, with its double handles drawn up from four corners and covered by a thick dropped strap, debuted in 1975 and has been recently brought up-to-date with a few reinventions. The equestrian touches that remain–I can count five spurs on the detailing here–are just as trademark as the luxurious exterior and logo-lined interior. An cold-weather Italian classic? Yes please.