2 Recent Investment Pieces

J.Crew tee, Abercrombie & Fitch cardigan, Banana Republic jeans (old, similar), Stuart Weitzman Highland OTK boots, Givenchy Antigona small bag, Ray-Ban black aviators, BaubleBar ring





I’m so excited to talk about 2 recent investment pieces. We had quite the Christmas over here. Mike surprised me with the Givenchy Antigona bag in the small size and I splurged on the Stuart Weitzman highland over-the-knee boots. The Givenchy had been on my wishlist for a couple years. Aside from it being a Givenchy (hello!), I love how chic it is. It’s structured and simple and really elevates just about any look. Initially, I thought the small was too small, but once I looked in the mirror with it on, I realized it fit my frame perfectly. I think I’m just use to oversized bags… Slowly learning how important it is to find bags that fit my petite size. The bag is gorgeous in-person, even Mike thinks so lol. I will say, the zipper opening is pretty stiff to get anything in and out. I’m hoping it will loosen up over time. Also, the shoulder strap is not very long. Typically, when a satchel like this has a longer strap, you can throw it over your shoulder or wear it as a crossbody. This one is short and can only be worn on shoulder bag. Overall, the Givenchy Antigona is as dreamy as I would have thought. The classic shape and color make it as versatile as they come. You will be seeing this baby a lot this winter.

Now let’s talk about the Stuart Weitzman highland over-the-knee boots. I had been wearing my black Marc Fisher flat OTK boots a ton and realized how well they worked in my wardrobe. I love black boots paired with dark blue and gray denim, both of which I reach for a lot in the winter. Since I was wearing my flat boots so much, I thought it would be nice to have an alternative, high heeled pair to create more elevated and dressier looks (dressier for me). I’m so happy I decided to invest in these because I’ve already worn them A LOT (definitely getting my money’s worth). The heel is high, but not uncomfortable unless you’re on your feet all day. The suede is plush and beautiful and I love how, with all Stuart Weitzman boots, the shaft is very narrow and form fitting. The Highland’s are definitely an investment piece, but if you know you’ll wear them, they’re 100% worth it!




  1. January 10, 2017 / 6:37 am

    That bag is gorgeous!! I love it! I love that sweater too. Looks sooo cozy. <3

    • Crystalin
      January 10, 2017 / 8:22 am

      Thanks, Megan! That cardigan is a steal right now and I love the color.

    • Crystalin
      January 10, 2017 / 8:22 am

      Thank you, Liv!

    • Crystalin
      January 10, 2017 / 8:23 am

      Thanks, lady! You will be seeing it a ton.

    • Crystalin
      January 10, 2017 / 8:23 am

      Thank you, Liz! :)

    • Crystalin
      January 12, 2017 / 9:15 am

      Thank you!

  2. Heidi
    January 10, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    You did such an amazing job styling these pieces! They will most definitely be go to items in your wardrobe for many years to come.

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

    • Crystalin
      January 12, 2017 / 9:16 am

      Aww, thanks!

  3. January 10, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    I’ve been wanting the Givenchy bag for forever, too!!! I also thought I’d want the bigger size but just seeing these pics of you with the small one makes me think that will be plenty! It literally fits your frame perfectly and I’m really short, too! 5’1″ to be exact lol. Loved this post!! <3

    • Crystalin
      January 12, 2017 / 9:17 am

      Haha, yesss! I’m just so used to huge bags. But yes, this size will be perfect on your small frame :)

    • Crystalin
      January 12, 2017 / 9:15 am

      Thank you, Jennifer!

    • Crystalin
      January 12, 2017 / 9:14 am

      They are and definitely worth the time spent saving!

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