by Nicole Regan in

I purchased this Tory Burch duffel as a graduation gift to myself a few years ago. I wholly operate under the theory that every successful event in my life should be celebrated by treating myself. (Oh, I got the job? Treat myself. Oh, I finished a large project? Treat myself. Oh, I went to the gym finally? Treat myself.) It's probably not the best way to deal with my day to day motivation and ambitions, but hey, can I live?

I had to mention my favorite faux leather pants (true, they are more 'legging' like, but I'm calling them pants because it makes me feel like I put a little more effort into my outfit than leggings.) I can't tell you enough how they have become my new favorite item in my wardrobe. They are so soft and fit like a dream. They do a great job of sucking everything in without feeling like you're wearing spanx pants. They do have a little stretch over time, much like leather would after wearing, but definitely not as much. I have been wearing them with everything. Here in Minnesota I wear them with my favorite black faux fur coat, an oversized sweater and my go to chelsea boots. In Dallas, I have styled them with an oversized linen t shirt, a lightweight cocoon coat and a pair of python printed booties.

Wilfred Free turtleneck, similar here

Wilfred Free leather leggings

Converse slip ons

Tory Burch cross body, similar here and here