I discovered Halsbrook’s meticulously curated online boutique this past spring and it instantly became a favorite for discovering new designers and classic closet staples alike. I asked them to recommend a good summer-to-fall outfit and they kindly sent me this funnel neck cotton sweater, these jeans, and the perfect sized tote. The whole outfit was perfect for cozying up with a good book from their Summer Reading List over coffee and toast at Cafe Revéille in Mission Bay.
Halsbrook has a stylist that puts together multiple outfits around each product so there’s a ton of outfit inspiration on their site. I find this especially important when you’re shopping for investment pieces like this tote and want the item to function equally well at work and on the weekends. (More on each piece below.)
Alexandra De Curtis Tote – I’ve been getting a ton of questions about this bag on my Instagram and thought it would be helpful to share more here. In short: I’ve only had it a week but I LOVE it. Now that we’re moving back to the city I’ve been looking for the right bag to carry my laptop and a few books when I have to be out all day. I love the rich camel leather and bright blue lining, and how it zips closed at the top so I don’t have to worry about pick pockets as much when riding the train. I’d normally choose a pebbled leather for a work bag to hide the inevitable scratches but the finish on this tote seems really resilient. This is definitely a bag I’ll cherish for years to come!
Kinross Sweater – I was drawn to the funnel neck on this piece, which reminds me of Audrey Hepburn and is sufficiently structured so it doesn’t flop. I love 100% cotton sweaters for those in-between months when the weather proves to be unpredictable – or year round if you live in San Francisco! My sweater style is almost sold out, but there’s a section at the bottom of the page called “You May Also Like” which includes this gorgeous cashmere also by Kinross.
Cambio Jeans – I initially thought getting jeans online from a brand I’ve never tried before would spell certain disaster, but Halsbrook’s buyer only invites the most flattering fits to be featured on their site. I rarely wear jeans because while I like high-waisted styles, the fabric often doesn’t have enough stretch to be comfortable. I’ve obviously been doing something wrong because these are soooo comfortable even when I’m sitting for long periods of time. The pocket placement is really flattering and I was also pleasantly surprised to find the inseam nice and long. I’m 5’9″ and usually pants are too short! If you’re shorter a tailor can easily have the hem taken up a bit, just make sure they reattach the original hem to keep that nice washed finish!
I’m only one third of the way through Little Fires Everywhere, but will let you know how it goes! The other books on Halsbrook’s Summer Reading list can be found here.
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