Wear this Now: 90s Dressing Without That Whole Embarrassing Slob Aspect

Trying hard to master the nonchalant beach hair curl. The kind you flip with your right hand while you laugh politely at someone's joke at some thing you're the coolest person at. I'm realizing this requires lots and lots of product.


Tan Lines, Dry Heat and Returns

Having the first 80-degree weekend in the Bay Area was a great excuse to show some leg and bust out the shoulder-baring Wayne dress I love. Despite all the skin, my body is overworked these days what with all the 60+ hours at work (currently showing all over my face, ugh!), and I am terribly out of shape after a painful neck sprain a couple weeks back. (Note to self: find a new pose). So anytime I find something in my closet that makes me feel remotely on my game, or even pretty on the really tired days, is good enough lately. 

I think I have to detox (aka cut out the alcohol again), work out in the mornings before work, and return that Mansur Gavriel impulse buy. (Thank you all for your input! The verdict is that it's a gorgeous bag, but ultimately not meant for my all-black preferences.)  

Weekend Muse: Freja Beha Erichsen

Elin Kling/The Wall
What a gorgeous shot. Freja and Style Heroine are really compelling reasons to go back to brown. (Trust me, this constant indecision over hair color is killing me too).

On the fence: Mansur Gavriel Sunshine Yellow Interior Bucket Bag (Help Me Decide)

I originally thought I wanted a black bag. Not a bucket bag either, but a special black bag. My mind was on some sort of anonymous looking, yet quality-feeling, tote like the Petra from Everlane, but my mind was foggy, confused. Maybe it's time to buy things that aren't black, I said to myself. Mind you, it was also week #3 of 60+ hours at my crazy workplace, so imagine my surprise when I saw the hard-to-get Mansur Gavriel bucket bag on Needy Supply Co.  a) in stock, b) in tan/brown, c) with the most adorable sunshine yellow lining. I jumped on it and bought it, knowing that these are pretty much the hardest bags to get a hold of in this very moment.
The question remains: do I only want this bag because it's so hard to get, or is it a genuine thing of beauty that I'll use over and over?
Someone, anyone, please help me decide. I've been working 60+ hour weeks and my mind is jelly. Would you keep it? Would you wait and trade up for something else? What would that be?