Closet Essentials | Express Portofino Shirt & All Saints Leather Tote

Hi everyone, happy Thursday!

Do you guys have any capsule clothing pieces in your wardrobe that you cannot live without? I certainly do, and I'm featuring two of my essentials on today's blog post: a semi-sheer white convertible sleeve Express Portofino shirt and an All Saints Paradise 'North/South' leather tote (similar here).

I have so many great things to say about the Express convertible sleeve Portofino shirt. I don't usually purchase the same clothing piece in different colors, but this shirt is a rare exception for me. I actually own 8 of the Express Portofino shirts in various shades and prints! My favorite is this pure white one that I'm wearing in today's post. It's made out of a silky crepe fabric that is semi-sheer, but not so sheer that it looks poorly made. I purchased the slim fit version for a contemporary, tailored look, and prefer wearing them with the sleeves rolled up. Overall, they are extremely versatile pieces that you can dress up or down for all sorts of occasions!

The next featured closet essential in today's post is the All Saints Paradise 'North/South' leather tote. I had always wanted a carryall leather tote bag, and did some extensive research on the options available on the market before making a purchase. The Madewell Transport Tote and Cuyana's Classic Leather Tote both caught my eye, but I still wanted something with a bit more structure. I opted for the All Saints Paradise 'North/South' leather tote in the end, even though it was pricier than the other two versions. The extra details made the difference for me - I loved the noticeable tassel, the braided detail down the side, the structured-but-still-relaxed feel and smooth calf-skin material, and even the lighter cognac color. It is extremely spacious and comes with an interior zip pouch to store smaller items. It has been my go-to bag as it looks amazing with so many outfits!

What are your closet essentials? I'd love for you to share your favorites in the comments below!


Outfit Details
Top: Express Portofino shirt
Bottom: Zara olive moto jeans
Shoes: Halogen leopard d'Orsay pumps

All Saints Paradise 'North/South' leather tote (similar here and here)
Michael Kors rose gold chronograph glitz watch
Jack & Lucy Bicoastal Wide Brim Hat

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