Thirtyfour / Kara

posted on: January 8, 2014

Zara faux leather shorts Thirtyfour Kara Tote Topshop Fedora Zara faux leather shorts Thirtyfour Kara Tote

I’ve always loved the contrast of leather and lace, and even more so in black and white. Here’s my warm weather take on the combo. These shorts are proving to be really versatile – here they are worn on the waist, but they can also be worn lower just above the hips and that makes it long enough to wear to work, which is nice because some days it gets so hot here during the day! And I promise to take these shoes off at some point. Why is it they look so good with everything!?

I’ve been lusting after this bag from Malaysian design collective Thirtyfour for ages and was finally able to get my hands on one when my friend Nick went back to Kuala Lumpur for a visit. Long time readers might remember this brand from a previous post. It was a well coordinated effort involving some instagram tagging and several texts, and him walking out of the store with a woman’s handbag (it was apparently somewhat emasculating – hee!). Well it was Christmas, I reasoned.. ;)

Thirtyfour Kara tote (similar shape) / August Street top (similar) / Zara faux leather bermudas / Topshop fedora / Celine sunnies / Birkenstock  sandals. Photos by W.

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  • Mica

    That is a lovely bag! So nice of your friend to help get it for you :)

    Love the classic black and white with the texture mix too – the lace top is beautiful! :)

  • Isa

    This is summer perfection: minimal and textured and gorgeous! I love every item separately and together!

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  • Brittany Bathgate

    I love this outfit so much. May I ask what size you got the shorts in? I am considering ordering them from the site but I wanted to know if they run true to size at all?
    Thanks. :)

    • steph /

      So sorry for the late reply! These are M, and I usually take a US 6. They’re meant to be a bit baggy so I think they run true to size :)

  • Sam @ Frills & Thrills

    I love the classic chicness of this outfit, thats such a pretty top

  • rakhshanda

    I love this outfit so much, you are just gorgeous, loved your blog too <3

  • Kristina

    Ahh, that wide-angle lens. Love the lines in the first shot, Steph! (kudos to W?)

  • akiko

    What a stylish look and absolutely love your bag too. You look amazing as always, Stephanie! xo akiko

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  • Kim A.

    i love leather and lace. its a fab mix of sexy and cool. great location stephanie! it’s so pretty.

  • jamie-lee

    I’ve been wearing a lot of black and white lately – it’s currently freezing (I’m wearing tights and brought a coat to work) so my own version today is a little more suited to winter (long sleeved shirt and wool pinny)

  • Call me M

    The bag is fantastic and so versatile! I’m sure you’ll get a lot of use off of it. And your photos, as always, are perfect!

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  • Ozden

    that bag is really gorgeous and i love your simple style here girl.


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  • Stephanie / FAIIINT

    The bag is gorgeous, definitely worth the emasculation of your friend! ;) Is the panel on the front ponyskin? Such a lovely subtle detail! This whole outfit is making me want a holiday so badly!

    • steph /

      Yes it’s pony! Love that it is – this is my first pony skin bag!

  • Tallia

    What a cut top. I’ve always loved lace!


  • Sylwia Dolores

    Perfect black&white combo!
    love the top;)
    kisses x

  • Designer Binary

    This bag looks good. Great for everyday, simplistic yet chic.

  • thestylecrusader

    Gorgeous outfit. Adore the black and white outfit and those Birkenstocks are perfect! I have the same pair. Wahoo. xx

    • steph /

      How good are they? From what I can tell it’s either love or hate :)