Recent Purchases – Spring 2015 Accessories

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While I’m waiting to (hopefully) fit back into some of the clothes I’ve bought this season, I thought I would share some  accessories I recently picked up. Some of these I’ve shared on my Instagram already, but I wanted to give a more in depth review. My latest Nordstrom Anniversary purchases are still in transit and/or backordered, which is fine as it’s a zillion degrees here in California and I’m most excited about a cotton sleep shirt (cute, huh?) anyway. But because of that, everything I have today to share happens to be from Hermes!

First up is a new shawl in what is my absolute favorite new silk scarf/cashmere shawl design of the fall season – Tyger Tyger, by the artist Alice Shirley. Isn’t it just gorgeous? It comes in a bunch of beautiful colorways.

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Something that Hermes does really well which I’ve always loved is support various artists and champion their work. I love following specific favorite artists – Kermit Oliver is one, and Alice Shirley is the latest! I bought another shawl she designed last season (Zebra Pegasus, you can see a peek of it here) and love it, it’s the perfect companion for my gray/green Kelly bag. Since I got a colorful Shirley design earlier, I decided to opt for the black/white/gray version for my new shawl.

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If anyone is looking for a beautiful silk scarf or cashmere/silk shawl from Hermes this season…I’d highly recommend Tyger Tyger! You can see all of the colorways here. I adore that you can have tie the scarf to have more of an animal print detail sticking out, or more floral. And the colorful versions are so gorgeous. 

The next item up is one that was actually on my 2015 spring purchase list – an Hermes Silk In wallet.

Hermes Silk In

I love, love these wallets and the silk lining! I was actually after a longer version (and still am lusting after this sapphire blue one in the Brazil print), but Mr. Feather ended up picking this one out, which was fine with me as I use compact ones more. I think men tend to gravitate towards tone on tone prints, I probably would have been attracted to something a bit more wild with contrast. But I love this one, very subtle and Rouge H is one of my favorite Hermes colors ever.

By the way – my other favorite compact wallet is this embossed one from Comme des Garcons, and the Silk In is pretty close height and length wise but more sleek/slim, for those looking for wallet options for small bags.

Hermes Silk In Inside

The Silk In wallets are also a nice price point for Hermes – almost half the price of some of their other wallets, due to the non leather lining. I think they make a great gift.

Finally, I wanted to share my first piece of Hermes silver in many years. To be honest, I’ve always found the brand’s silver to be quite expensive (more than say, Tiffany). But I can’t deny that it’s really high quality, the pieces always feel heavy and solid. And the designs are gorgeous of course! My piece? A narrow Collier de Chien bracelet (you may remember me mentioning it’s much larger cousin, the sterling “regular” Collier de Chien, in this post).

Hermes Narrow Sterling Silver CDC

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I love this bracelet and think its one of the most versatile silver pieces that Hermes has released. It’s thin enough to wear everyday, yet doesn’t look too “delicate” – when you try it on, there’s a decent heft.

Hermes Hapi CDC Bracelet

I also love that the bracelet comes in a wide variety of sizes, from XS – XL, so lots of choices. Since this is a bangle that opens and closes over the wrist, it’s important to get the perfect size for your wrist. I took a size small, by the way. I have a small wrist but it’s oval shaped, so I tend to go a size up from how I measure for comfort. I take between a 16/17 in the Cartier Love bracelets as another measure.

I wear this bracelet lots, even in the heat, and it never feels heavy or sticky (gross). Definitely a purchase I’m very happy with!

What have been some of your favorite spring accessory purchases so far? Also I’d love to hear about any other Nordstrom Anniversary buys that have either worked out or not for you so far…so I can place any last minute orders of course! Please share.

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