May 23, 2017

Wardrobe Essentials: Summer 2017


I am going to argue that there are only three items you need to add to your wardrobe this summer. Three items that when paired with other things you probably already have in your closet will take you from beach to barbecue to rooftop drinks and just about everywhere in between.

The Slip Dress
In my opinion this is the hot ticket item of the season. Not 'new' by any stretch of the imagination but they haven't been this on-trend in quite a few seasons and if you still happen to have one hidden away in the recesses of your closet now is definitely the time to pull it out and put it to use. If not, I'd invest in a basic cut and neutral color. You don't need to spend a fortune to find something nice. Styling this can seem a bit daunting, but paired with your favorite jacket, tossed over a t-shirt or button up or even with a slouchy summer sweater over top, there are plenty of easy-to-wear outfits based around the slip dress.

The Heeled Mules
These were popular last summer as well, but the ones this season are slightly updated - more interesting colors and cuts. The cross over front is especially popular. Pair these with your slip dress and a denim or leather jacket for an evening out, with culottes or skinny jeans for days and even with cutoffs at the beach. I'd treat these as more or less one-season wonders. Buy a pair that looks nice and is comfortable but that you wont be too torn up about if they are ready to give up the ghost come Labor Day.

Statement Earrings
For all my love of statement earrings they are an accessory I am terrible at! That said, I am committed to finding a pair I love this season and wearing them on (semi) casual Fridays at the office, on date night and heck why not to the grocery store. There are so many super cool, affordable options that you should probably go ahead and treat yourself to two pairs, just in case!
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April 12, 2017

Spring Essentials

Today is the start of Shopbop's big spring sale! Use code EVENT17 for 20% off orders under $500 and 25% off orders over $500.  Some of my favorite picks for a spring wardrobe refresh are below. Happy shopping!


February 27, 2017

This & That


{Watch}
Have you been watching Victoria? So, so good!

I also just started Big Little Lies and I have to laugh with the re-setting they did for TV placing the show in Monterey, CA. Its one of my favorite places and its too funny seeing the locations they used.

{Read}
Highly recommend both Stolen Beauty and We We're The Lucky Ones. Neither are particularly cheerful books but if you like historical family dramas they're both excellent.

{Wear}
These shoes are just too good (and on sale!). This dress is a new favorite and loving these oxfords for spring.

{Sip}
M and I finally made it over to 11 Howard for a drink this weekend. I'd love to go back and dine at Le Coucou but the upstairs bar, The Blonde has a great vibe as well and great cocktails.

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