Love Story

3.1 Phillip Lim dress 3 3.1 Phillip Lim dress

Two of my greatest loves in this world (outside of my family, of course) are books and handbags.  So when you put both together, I’m in heaven.  When this clutch finally went on sale, I nearly collapsed with excitement, because the dream of owning a book that is, in fact, a handbag finally came to fruition (don’t you love when that happens?).

Add a sleek dress and some bright heels, and you’ve got the makings of a great night (and maybe even some inspiration for Valentine’s Day).

Or, as Taylor Swift so eloquently put it, “It’s a love story.  Baby, just say yes.”

Olympia Le Tan book clutch 2

3.1 Phillip Lim dress 2

red Valentino Tango shoes

3.1 Phillip Lim dress 4

Olympia Le Tan book clutch

3.1 Phillip Lim dress 5

Coat: Isabel Marant (in grey here, similar here and here) / Dress: 3.1 Phillip Lim (similar here) / Shoes: Valentino (in black here, similar here and here) / Clutch: Olympia Le Tan (similar herehere and here)

Photography by Kara Mercer


  • Those clutches are so fun – love that one! And awesome that you got a deal on it. You are working that dress. Looks so freaking good on you Ali! Lovin’ this mix. 🙂


    • T- Thank you so much!! How rad is it when a coveted piece finally goes on sale? If only it happened more often!


  • Eun

    You look beyond beautiful Ali! xo

    • Thank you, Eun!! I miss you desperately! Let’s just rewind time, shall we?