Sunday, October 14, 2018

CROC-EMBOSSED LEATHER


Sure, at this point, everyone has seen animal prints make a comeback. From leopard print skirts of all shapes to faux-snakeskin shirts at Zara, it's clearly a big trend right now. And while it seems like anything animal print could look dated or tacky, right now it all feels very fresh and elevated. Not to be that person, but I think I may just have to add one more animal print into your life - this time in the form of Croc-embossed leather. It's perfect for adding a touch of texture to your fall looks, and while I love a leo-print,  I think a subtle croc-leather will be a more timeless trend in the long run.




I couldn't do a blog post about my current favorites without featuring my forever-favorite French label, Sezane. Is there anything they can't do? The answer is no. So when I was first starting to see Croc-embossed leather pop up as a trend, I knew Sezane would not only do some styles, but also do them well. I wasn't disappointed when I visited their newly relaunched site to see that they in fact have a TON of choices. My additions have been the Lisa Loafers, a new wallet, and the sweetest little coin purse that I've actually been using to keep bandaids in while traveling, as my feet tend to need them after lots of walking. Not exactly sexy, but it does make for a cuter way to carry them around.





While I am fully addicted to brown tones of all kinds, sometimes you just need a great black purse to wear with all of those great black shoes and boots you have in your closet, you know what I mean? Enter this purse from the effortlessly cool label, Anine Bing. I love the exterior pocket and unexpected shape for adding a little edge to my outfits.


I was lucky enough to get to see the latest collection by my favorite shoe brand, By Far, in person in Paris last month. And even luckier to get to grab one of their new purses that they have just started making. By Far actually makes my most reached for Croc-embossed mules (I wear them about 3 times a week and have two pairs of the same style just in case something happens to one - I'd offer a link but they're an older style!). 

So when I saw they were getting into the world of producing purses, I crossed my fingers for a croc-leather style, and was pleasantly surprised to find out they made several styles. I picked up the Mini purse in a chocolate shade, but it also comes in a lovely tan shade too. In fact, they've made so many good croc-effect purses, I've included my favorites rounded up below.



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And last (but not least) comes my beloved YSL Purse. I added this bag to my collection at the beginning of the year, and I think it's safe to say, this piece is what started my love for Croc-embossed leather. I fell for the texture right away, and once I had it in my hands, I realized the best part about the leather style is how much more durable it is. I love a good standard leather purse, but they are SO prone to scratches and signs of wear. Croc-embossed leather is treated and thicker, and the patterns hides any and all scratches. Win win! While this particular style is sold out, there is a similar version in dark brown that I adore and am currently telling myself that I do NOT need.


92 comments:

  1. you have the best blog 💕 @chloandclothes

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  2. black croc is the best croc! (@larissattack)

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  3. oh my gosh I'm obsessed with your style! that mini by far bag is too cute!! love the loafers too. i'm applying to college right now and it has me obsessed with preppier/collegiate looks like the harvard look on your insta! 💌 @katekleiin

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  4. Courtney, you are the cutest! & I’m a longtime croc lover and need those loafers 💛💛💛
    xx @flowersandgarbage

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  6. the croc embossed leather is gorgeous on those bags and loafers! Sooo dreamy you definitely have made me check out this trend this fall @norma10tori

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  7. I am totally obsessed with your YSL croc bag! Unfortunately cannot afford a bag from YSL yet, but that time will come! I hope.. haha! I also totally adore the Anine Bing purse! Would be wonderful if they had that one in a brown shade as well!!
    @lisetteanna

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  8. That Anine Bing purse 😍 @jordanalargy

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  9. The Small Victor wallet must be mine one day, so efin classy. Also, love the pic with your hair to the side! @smoochi.mane

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  10. Love this look! I have been obsessed with Sezane lately! @rachael_sargent

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  11. Everything croc embossed �� and even better if it’s sezane �� @anakoh_

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  12. Your style really is the best Courtney! Adoring the croc leather look combined with those rusty colours! The YSL bag is my absolute favourite from this post. :-) I have a Whistles (croc leather) cardholder myself but would love to have something similar for coins haha! @dominiquehoman_

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  13. hi darling you’re beautiful and i love u dearly!! can’t wait to model my entire fall wardrobe off of u (@starry.brandi)

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  14. I used to hate croc embossed things, because all the old ladies at my grandparents church wore it, but you’re making me love it!! Especially in black, because I think it makes it a little edgier.

    @mallorycay ��

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  15. I love that coin purse so much ���� Sézane is my favorite �� @mary.c.gauvin

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  16. Sezane it’s my fav brand ever, I need this @marguieanaya

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  17. Love everything in this post! I’ve been getting Anine Bing ads on Facebook lately and this is just adding to the torture. (@laurenmaiaos)

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  19. The loafers are definitely my favourites! Sezane makes gorgeous pieces each season. My Instagram handle is ieattoomuchchocolate.

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  20. So in love with the boots Rouje! ������
    Kiss from Canada ��
    (IG: mademoiselle____m)

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  21. I’m lovin the croc loafers! Im definitely down for crow booties too. @juliediemaus

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  22. I have this great black croc embossed purse with camel accents — I love it! I need some matching shoes. @goji_ro

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  23. In love with your partnership with Sezane. I want everything in their fall collection, including those dream loafers. @_.fancy_nancy._

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  24. The Anine Bing bag is just too good, though I love it all! Great post!
    @morganlwinston

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  25. Your flatlays are always the best! @dessiekenna

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  26. That Anine purse and, of course, the leopard print skirt✨ Everything Sezane is magic. @loveland_chloe

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  27. love this post. so glad croc is back in full swing! i love the anine bing bag the most. been swooning over some of her pieces for a while! xx @kristenjanae

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  28. Love all of this! Especially that black Anine Bing bag. I’ve been using the same black leather purse for yeeeears, so I love the idea of something that’s more fun and chic, but will still go with everything.

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  29. Oops, forgot my IG handle! Darcy.boynton

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  31. I love your style!!! My favorites are definitely the Lisa loafers and the coin purse ❤️ (@frenchy.a.new.york)

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  32. Very glad this post isn’t about crocs @emburklin

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  33. I got this coin purse for my sister while I was in Paris as a souvenir! Would love to get a matching one for me 😊 @bk_tyler

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  34. Loving the black croc purse! And the loafers! 😍
    Forever a sezane fan too 🙌🏼
    @perlzzy

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  35. Definitely need a pair of those loafers ❤️ @kaillatc

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  36. Although I really want something from Sezane and a pair of loafers, my favorite piece from this was the YSL bag! Love your style! @joeythelamb

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  37. I have been wanting a piece (or ten) from Sezane for so long now, so it’s impossible to choose a favourite! However, in this post for me it’s all about that Anine Bing bag - I adore her collection, and you pull this bag off so well! @katiwould

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  38. LOVE croc. Such beautiful pieces ✨ @jamiebudai

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  39. Just purchased my first pair of By Far boots—they’re coming tomorrow!! Lusting after the croc bags, too. Love the ladylike edge. @marikestu

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  40. I love the croc embossed flats! The little R’s on the back of the heels are such a cute detail! @natxnow

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  41. love love love! I’m all for croc print and have been for the last few years! Brahmin bags are also croc & super cute ! @barbuhruh

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  42. Thanks to you I just made my first ever Sézane purchase and I could not be more excited for it! And, yes, all of the croc embossed everythang. Too good! @em.petersen

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  43. Love croc embossed everything! Always eying up boots @ginamariacaroline

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  44. Thanks for introducing me to Sezane, their clothes are so classic and lovely! I’m swooning over your YSL croc bag, I think you gave me a croc obsession.
    @beatricescherrer

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  45. All croc embossed everything! ���� You’re giving me all the fall vibes and I love it! @sallyenadrum

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  46. Loving the croc and everything fall at Sezane! Trying to convince my bank account that we NEED some of their new boots! Thank you for all the great styling inspiration! @regan_dyer

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  47. Can never go wrong with anything Sezane! Thanks, @victoriawrendesign

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  48. I love Sezane! It’s definitely my splurge brand �� @brynne__alexandra

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  49. Lovin all the croco! I’ve been getting in to brown tones recently and am having a lot of trouble resisting Sezanes new collection (annaleedale)

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  50. Im loving croc print this fall-- your glam mini first aid kit is too funny! @springavalon

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  51. I think I need those loafers in my life! Thanks for your sizing advice about the Realisaiton Par Violette dress btw! I bought the black spot and summer blue - love them so much! @patriziacoric

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  52. Omg, the coin purse and the mini bag! Love �� @hillarygeddes

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  53. Check out Zofia Chylak bags at chylak.com. She has some good croc pieces too😊
    @nodesbags

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  54. I’m loving the leopard print trend again, I tire of it and then and comes back with a vengeance! But the croc is so good it lasts forever and never gets old 😍
    @katiegariepy

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  55. I absolutely love your looks ! You look like a french blogger, but still have YOUR own touch ♡

    Rooting for you girl !


    And my ig is @heleneisgreat

    Xoxo

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  56. Your pics are always perfect

    @frenchfully.yours

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  57. I absolutely adore this YSL purse since the first look on your IG ! So gorgeous!

    @naterciacastro

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  58. Oh so lovely as always!!
    IG: dorisdarden_

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  59. I love it ! It looks so vintage !
    Ig: melanieschronicles

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  60. I'm in love with your style, you are truly my biggest inspiration and this whole "croc-away" thing is just such a great idea!
    Also I couldn't forget to tell you that your Allen Schwartz's dress is just beyond beautiful, the only thing it needs is silk scarf (light blue would look dreamy), 50's styled bag and heels. I hope to see such outfit on your page someday!
    My instagram account is: marszalekpaula

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  61. The Sezane croc wallet is gorge! Just has that timeless good quality to it, and the colour is perfect for fall. Brown and earthy tones are everything, I love how your colour palette always works around them. IG:@lilybrads

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  62. Love this look! So on-trend for the fall season.

    IG:Mandapasq

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  63. Endlessly inspired by you!! Loving your fall outfits this year. Cc

    @nicole_ajamian

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  64. I love that little coin purse! You are such an inspiration!! - @nataliepuls

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  65. I loaves croc! I'm not much for prints, but I love adding texture. The brown tones specifically are so nice and warm! IG: @anydelirium

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  66. Dying for the Anine Bing bagggg! @hannahplaia

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  67. I absolutely love the fall inspired colours in this post! I love the mustards, and the Browns. Those pants are to die for! @thehonestnutritionist

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  68. Omg that loafers! I love them!
    Ig: itsjustitsdelicate

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  69. Courtney, your style is so effortless and timeless! Can’t stop gushing over these beautiful pictures! <3

    @acupofearlgray

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  70. I absolutely love leather purses! And the way you style them is absolutely stunning! I loved this post! @miriamelizabethrueda

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  71. Love Sezane so much! My favorite is the Sezane Croco Wallet and the little coin purse obviously! @michelle_b.l

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  72. I love your style �� don’t mi d any piece at all! @lillekravt

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  73. Croc embossing is my favorite animal print, so glad to see you styling different pieces in both brown and black! Very versatile and helpful for style ideas :) @emt_to_pa

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  74. I was never really into Croc leather either until I saw your YSL bag. And you’re so right about the durability; it’s key for me with leather pieces. ❤️ @alissamgriffin

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  75. Those loafers 😍 IG: uhmealiuh

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  76. Wow the colors are beautiful. I have a slight obsession with leather. Thanks for the post and keep it up with the creative photos/posts!! @morgan.ziegler_

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  77. What BEAUTIFUL photos...as always! I share your fondness for Sezane & am in complete agreement that there is anything they can’t do!
    @amyleapt

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  78. I am loving this print just as much as you! Just ordered a pair of croc black leather boots from Target, a cheaper alternative! Sezane has such a beautiful rich quality about their products though, definitely a dream to have so many of their pieces. ��

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  79. Wow! I love all of these pieces but the Sezane wallet and coin purse are two of my faves! My wallet is literally ripped and I need a new one so bad. I’d LOVE to win the beautiful coin purse. Thanks for inspiring me with your amazing fashion sense. <3 My IG is @alicebarclay

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  80. There all a beautiful, the YSL purse has to be my favorite though. @scarletgibson

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  81. Anything by Sezane, I love!!! The loafers are so cute! Love your style!
    @pelagiedeparis

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  82. Omg, I'm obsessed with that black Anine Bing bag.Luv u (@bellsglow)

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  83. LOVE love loooove (@ana_algui)

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