Friday, October 19, 2012

Double Up :: GiGi New York


blouse :: equipment (similar)
dress :: h&m houndstooth dress (similar & blue)
trench coat :: old navy (similar)

How many times have you sauntered to your closet in a begrudging effort to pull together a daily disguise only to have the process thwarted by a mental predisposition to your drobe? I have nothing to wear. Too many times, I'm trying to cut down. What I've realized well actually I've always known, just never acted on the knowledge is that my closet is double what it appears to be. How can that be? Re-re-re-remixxxxx. Have I gone crazy? No. 

Well then, what do I mean? See picture exhibits above. What your eyes have deceived you into thinking is a houndstooth pullover is actually a houndstooth dress. Need a casual brunch outfit? No problem! Throw the dress over a bright pink blouse, yellow pants, and carefully fold the dress under to desired shirt length. Work wear blues? I'll swap you the pink blouse for a black blazer and the yellow for some opaque black tights and I'm good to go, well, after my bagel with cream cheese and hot cheetos. By the way, did you know that California schools are contemplating banning hot cheetos due to a serious lack in nutritional value? Perhaps it's time for me to reconsider my choice of brekkie topping.  

'I have nothing to wear' has just become 'I have too many options'. 

Versatility and functionality are perhaps two of the most important factors I take into consideration when I venture on a drobe expansion excursion. Especially now that I'm working, I have to keep a string tied to my finger to remind myself that I can't buy only fun, trendy pieces since a likely result is that they'll acquire more dust than mileage

And this is where GiGi New York steals the spotlight. I recently discovered this New York based leather goods company while creating a queue of versatile yet fashionista-fit totes. I needed something sturdy, polished, but not boring. Enter the Embossed Python Teddie Tote in Eggplant

USA made, leather lined, python embossed, and a wide variety of color choices? BINGO. In eggplant, the Teddie Tote would be a suitable work tote and could easily double up as my casual everyday bag gotta upgrade to a bigger bag now that SF is charging 10 cents per shopping bag.

If you've never heard of GiGi New York, you're missing out. Check our their leather goods next time you're in a Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, or online on JOOR. You'll appreciate the versatility and quality of their clutches and handbags. Plus everything can be personalized with your initials. 

And as a special thank you, GiGi New York is offering all of my readers 20% off the entire site with code DISGUISE for one month! How awesome is that? I hear a new tote calling your name. 
INSTAGRAM :: @DAILYDISGUISE

53 comments:

  1. Your bag is amazing! You look so pretty! :)

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  2. Love this houndstooth dress! I play the "is it a dress or shirt?" game often with my friends. They are starting to catch on :)

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  3. really nice bag. so classy!

    www.walkonthestylesite.blogspot.com

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  4. I love it how you mix different colours and designs, go on!
    Love, Melly


    http://morgane-le-fay.blogspot.de/

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  5. amazing outfit!So lovely!:-)
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  6. Oh, isn't this always the problem-I have nothing to weaaaaaaar! :-D Funny post, great colors and look as well

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  7. you're so nice with this outfit!
    bracelet is amazing!!

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  8. cute look ; DD


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    new post !~!

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  9. haha that's always how i feel "i have nothing to wear"
    I really need to work on recycling my outfits and using them in different ways

    happyleeliving.blogspot.com

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  10. I really like all the different colors paired together. :)

    http://eternal-simplicity.blogspot.com

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  11. So true! Remixing is the best thing everrrr :D I am loving your bracelet!
    and that bag is awesome, I'll have to check them out, I need some more work bags to fit my computer, ha ha
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  12. i love how you paired those yellow pants with that top! lovely!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbit.blogspot.com

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  13. Adore your tote!
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo
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  14. lovely as always :D

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  15. gorgeous. love the way you mixed the different colours together. the pink blouse looks so great underneath the b&w shirt.

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  16. The colour & houndstooth combination is fantastic, love the sweater, I need one like that and your bold colour choices look amazing!

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  17. Beautiful tote - perfect for the 10-cent bag situation that's facing us now. I love the houndstooth and never would have guessed that it's a dress!

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  18. Lovely outfit! Love the bag!

    X

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  19. Love the bright colour with the houndstooth.

    NLxx
    www.my-changing-room.com

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  20. Ooh! Never heard of it, or seen it anywhere, but I will be on a look out.
    Thanks for sharing!
    You look so cute!
    stylejourneys

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  21. I completely agree with the first part of your babble; I just have too many options that I get weighed down by and then end up thinking I have nothing to wear and go buy something... what a vicious cycle :( And I can't believe CA is actually considering banning hot cheetos hahahahah our priorities are a little backwards sometimes in the world of politics...

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  22. great outfit! I love your bag <3 i am your new follower, would you like to follow me back? :))

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  23. Seriously Lucy, tell me about it. "I have nothing to wear" is my daily mantra. Maybe I should change it to "I have too much to wear" and getting dressed in the morning would be a breeze?

    I Really love your eggplant tote. Made in the USA? Awesome. I love to support any company that does its manufacturing domestically. (and it's just beautiful)

    Chic on the Cheap

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  24. Love the color combination! You look amazing!

    xoxo
    www.misssainha.com

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  25. Those neons really pop!!! I love them with the black and white houndstooth.

    <3 Cambria
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  26. COOL VIBRANT COLOR Blocking!!
    It works well on you.

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  27. Love the purse!!! Your outfit is lovely!!

    xoxo,diana
    http://www.xoxodiana.com
    ~~♥ ♥ ♥~~

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  28. Never heard of it, but thanks for sharing. That bag is definitely amazing!
    Dogtooths print is one my favorite patterns this year.
    xoxo

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  29. Absolutely love the colors in this outfit! Remixing is the reason I got hooked on reading blogs - they gave me so many ideas for how to remix my wardrobe and stop saying "I don't have anything to wear"

    -Tiffany
    stylesidebar.blogspot.com

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  30. Omg, I love your use of colour here, amazing styling skills! Haha xx

    ferdies-place.blogspot.com

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  31. Love the colors and houndstooth print! And the bag is gorgeous!
    ~jessica
    http://jeansandateacup.blogspot.com/

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  32. you look like very good! i like your style!! i'l follow your blog..

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  33. I love the way you combined all those colours! Amazing coat :)

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  34. Great bag, amazing colour & texture combination and genius remix!! Guess, nuff said! :P

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  35. It's either I have too many clothes or I need a bigger closet.

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  36. Thanks for your comment, ofcourse, I follow you now.
    I like your style. and colors.
    We hope!!
    kisses
    lasmiradasdetaga.blogspot.com

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  37. Your blog is very good! You go to each other? I hope your answer on MY BLOG ... And then I'll follow you BACK!!!! ★ * ˛ ˚ ♥ * ✰. ˚ ˚ ღ. * ˛ ˚ ♥
    Have a nice day!

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  38. Verry nice outfit!And lovely bag!X

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  39. You look lovely and your eye liner is flawless. ;) Awesome blouse too! :D

    Izumi
    The Dollhouse

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  40. Amazing outfit! love that tote bag! :)
    BTW, following you back on bloglovin!

    Amor GLAMOROZA

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  41. What a perfect & lovely mix of colors, shapes & patterns to come up with an amazing look!

    REBECCA
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  42. I love how you combined the colors. I love bold colors mixed together with prints! Love this!
    And the bag is just insane! Love it! :)
    I love this post! Im a new follower for sure! Follow back? Hope u could! :)
    Much Love from San Diego!

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  43. amazing outfit!I love it!
    xoxo jess
    http://jessjessde.blogspot.de/

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  44. Great look!

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