As you probably suspected, I've been playing dress up for a long time. You also may or may not know that I am a tomboy. Perhaps it's because I have an athletic Dad who loved to throw the ball with me as a child and a Mom who possessed a take no prisoners sense of determination. Maybe it's because I grew up an only child in a neighborhood predominantly of boys; boys that I tried so hard to keep up with (and I pretty much did, albeit against their wishes much of the time), but needless to say, if the boys could do it, nothing was going to stand in my way of doing it too. But then there's this other side of me. I am obsessed with playing dress up. I seriously could do it all day long. So, when my lifelong friend, Ann Roth, actress, fellow dribbler, shoe and bag designer sent over this gorgeous ODBF Tote, I was all girly girl squealing in delight. I previously considered pairing this skirt and top for an outfit, but I haven't until now, and it is all because of is this killer bag. Big, bold, bright and fun- perfection!
The best part...
Shirt: Anthropologie (old), I like this one. Skirt: J. Crew, last seen here. Shoes: Steve Madden. Bag: c/o Ann Roth Shoes. Sunglasses: Blinde, but here's a less expensive pair. Earrings: Bauble Bar (LOVE these in every color!). Necklace: Vintage, belonged to my Grandmother-in-law. Cuff: Henri Bendel. Rings: Tiffany, Custom by Diamonds Direct, belonged to my Great-Grandmother.
...100% of profits from the sale of this bag will be donated to the Orange Duffle Bag Foundation, an organization that provides ongoing support for at-risk and homeless youth. The cherry on top? Ann is offering the Queen City Style readers 35% off this bag when you use code QUEENCITY at (very important) Step 2 of check out. And the sprinkles? Ann's got to make some room for fall merchandise, so all styles of Ann Roth Shoes are being offered at 50% off through the month of August. A few of my favs... Hotsy Totsy, Vegas, and the Cape Cod Day Bag. Enjoy!
For the love of styling, shopping and giving, in the very best style,
LOTS of love to each and every one of you!!! Whitley