jacket: Sugarhill Boutique (via Emerging Thoughts)
t-shirt: Old Navy
cropped denim: AG Jeans
Sapphire Athena booties: Clarks (exact)
purse: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target
stacking rings: c/o Uncommon Goods (exact)
Originally, I intended to keep the length and get the layers redone. While in the stylist’s chair, we started chatting about other options that could look cute for the winter. I’m not one of those people who gets attached to a particular hairstyle. Hair grows back, so I’m 100% on board with chopping lengthy amounts off. My only gripe is having to wait for super short cuts to grow past the “awkward length phase”, so I stuck with something a little on the side. Even then, this is what my hair looked like before and after 6″ was chopped off:
It’s been interesting to hear the reactions of the haircut. Some people think it’s a nice change. Others have asked if I’m going through something in my personal life… Say whaaaat? I have never associated getting my haircut with “starting fresh” or as a mark of a life change. I honestly got it cut so I would avoid snapping hair ties! And then I found this quote and can’t help but think maybe, just maybe, Coco is on to something…
Lesson learned: the next trip to Ikea is going to include bringing home a full-length mirror so such tragedies won’t be repeated.
A friend and I were planning to grab a quick coffee (tea for me!) and do our grocery shopping for the week but ended up stopping at our favourite bookstore beforehand.
Two hours of wandering around and thumbing through books that have been on our “to read” lists later, we finally left to start grocery shopping. Weekends need to be longer… or I need to stop getting sidetracked so easily. haha
I actually got a chance to chat with the designer of the line, Chirayu, who really made it clear how much of a labour of love this line turned out to be. After telling him my qualms about other leather strapped watches, it was refreshing to hear that the extra holes in the straps were a design consideration that was made early on in the design process. Through our chat, I also learned that the straps are double-layered, which really explains the cushioning of the piece against the wrist. These subtle things go a long way when it comes to a piece I wear day-long on my wrist.
After understanding the inspiration behind this line and the classic, creative style that Chirayu is building behind the RAKANI brand, I can’t wait to see what the next collection looks like. The effortless styles and translation of concepts to designs are really setting apart this brand from the rest of the watch industry!
Disclosure: Thank you again to Chirayu for the opportunity to learn about this up and coming brand, RAKANI, and for providing this watch for review. The opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own.