I have never really been a big fan of fur, real or faux. Real is not my thing, and I've never seen faux in a good silhouette. But this season, there is some faux fur out there that is speaking to me. The styling, very Yoko & John in the 70's, is just right. The longer length and lapels give that masculine/feminine edge that other styles just don't have. What I really love is how these styles aren't strictly for dress-up. I love them equally with denim and white sneakers as with a girlie floral dress. My biggest issue is .. which one to buy?!
Wishing everyone a beachy, relaxing Labor Day weekend. We're heading out of the city later today to see both sets of our families. I'm excited to eat some potato salad, see my dad, and watch cable!
OF COURSE I have to mention a few great scores from around the web today so here goes .. Happy shopping!
I'm obsessed with my Breda watch that I picked up at TJMaxx a while back and I'm still kicking myself for not getting a second. Lulu's has a few (here and here) on sale that I've been eyeing..and they're an additional 40% off this weekend!
Gap is running an additional 20% off of the entire store. Going to pick up another pair of my favorite workout pants.
And finally, as a wearer of skinny black jeans from September-March, I'm super excited to try these from Madewell that claim to hold onto their black dye for longer than anything else on the market.
Shoes are the one thing I tend to stock up on during end of season mega sales. Shoes wear SO hard when you live in the city, so I tend to go through sandals in a single season. Luckily, I found a huge selection of my favorite brand Sol Sana at 6pm.com. ALL are at least 60% off, under $50 and ship free when you buy 2 or more.
I can't wait to remember I bought these next year!
Summer is officially winding down and I'm finding myself scrambling to get onemorewear out of my favorites. I picked up this skirt last week on sale at Asos and have been trying to wear it as much as humanly possible before I have to pack it away until next year.
Gingham is one of those patterns that just screams high summer to me, so come September it will be the first to go. But swapping a white blouse and espadrilles for a black tee and sandals makes it ever so slightly more transitional.
Fall is in the air here in Brooklyn and it's got me thinking .. what will my uniform be this year? I rarely deviate from jeans, t-shirt, and booties, but this year I'm upping the ante with some well-made basics that will see me through November.
A hat just makes everything cooler, and I've been pining over one from Janessa Leone for a few years now. Rather than buying a couple of $40 hats throughout the season, this one will be the hat. Rationalizing!
Ah, this J.Crew blouse with it's Ulla Johnson styling meets Gap price.. how could you say no?
Zara has been killing it in the denim department lately with their "REAL" vintage denim collection. No stretch, high rises and great washes (and under $50 price tag).. you'll be like RE/DONE who??
And I think my hunt for the perfect black leather Chelsea boot may have ended...
Finally putting on my big girl pants and doing this blog the right way. I'm probably never going to be completely satisfied with the way I look in photos and I'm never going to lose those last 5 pounds so what am I waiting for? No more excuses here! I'm finding that sometimes you have to get out of your own way.
So what better way to kick off the official launch of my blog than with the most "me" dress I own? Nothing says summer like an easy embroidered maxi dress, and this one from Bardot is just perfect. My summer style ethos is to be ready to jet off to Greece at a moment's notice. Or at least look like it!
Had to share this fabulous dress that checks all of my warm weather boxes- linen, stripes, off the shoulder, ruffle. Oh, and it's still full price on Shopbop and Nordstrom. But don't worry I found it for $29 on Lulus. AND if you sign up for emails it's an extra 10% off. You're welcome!
I've been a huge fan of LA brand Reformation since the label launched in 2012. Their easy, feminine pieces are classic and timeless, while still managing to look completely "right now." But let's be real, not everyone can afford the $200+ price tag.
But other retailers are taking notice. Natural materials (think linen and cotton blends) have been taking over along with organic-looking colors and stripes.
I will always love embroidery and boho prints, but there's also something appealing about throwing something on without having to think in 90 degree heat and looking like you just strolled in off the Riviera.
Hint: just add espadrilles and a handmade accessory from previous 2 posts!
There's no other shoe that completes a summer look like the espadrille. Lace-up, platform, or (my new fave) mule, you just can't go wrong.
Rounding up some of my current favorite accessories that will give any outfit that perfect relaxed, just back from vacation vibe. Bonus points for anything straw!
With spring on the horizon, you can bet that anything embroidered, floaty and feminine is high on my list.
By now I've gotten rid of almost all of my low-mid rise jeans. There's something about high waisted jeans that feels so right these days. Maybe it's about my age and wanting a little more coverage, but I'm finding a higher rise is so much more flattering.
Will you be trading in your jeans too??
I know, I know. The east coast is predicted to get 12-18" this week, a week before the official first day of spring. But I swear, sandal weather is coming.
I've been wearing Australian brand Sol Sana for years. Well made, classic silhouettes translate to pieces you'll be wearing for seasons to come.
I recently picked up a few goodies via 6pm.com and just had to share the wealth. These are lined up in my closet just waiting for that first 65 degree day!
Black Friday isn't over yet! There are still plenty of great deals to be had around the web and I'm rounding up some of the best shoe buys below. Who wouldn't get excited about boots at over 90% off? In fact, if you're interested in revamping your boot collection, you could get all 8 pairs of shoes below for $184 (!!!)
I'm mostly featuring Matisse shoes from Shoemetro below. Well made with classic western details and something unexpected, they've been a wardrobe staple of mine for a long time. Sold at Free People, Nordstrom, and Nastygal, they're a cool girl go-to.
Don't forget to use code "cyberdeal20" at checkout to get that extra 20% off!!
This season, I'm having a serious obsession with anything golden hued. From mustard to saffron to bronze to camel, this rich color just screams fall. Bonus points luxe fabrications like velvet and satin!
My fall uniform is always the same: destructed denim, booties, a band tee, and some sort of layering piece (sweater, flannel, etc). So over the years I've built up quite a collection of vintage-inspired concert tees. I've been OBSESSED with madeworn's collection, but spending $160 on a t-shirt is just not my thing.
Luckily, I found this amazing Rolling Stones version at Zara. The front and back graphics are perfect, and so is the price! It keeps selling out so if you really want it you'll have to keep checking back like I did!
If you know me at all, you'll know how much I love a good Western bootie. Part Erin Wasson and part Ralph Lauren, this style with its pointy toes, seaming and embroidery give that perfect masculine edge to every look. I fell in love with these Dolce Vita booties earlier in the season via Nordstrom (seen here and here), but the $160+ price tag had me thinking twice about even dreaming of buying them.
Thank goodness for TJMaxx! I recently found two of my favorite pairs for $59! Get them while you still can.
September is all about transitional dressing. Your favorite embroidered blouse with jeans instead of shorts. That floral dress you've been wearing all summer with boots and a denim jacket. What I love about the below dress from British brand Glamorous is how right it feels for right now. It's a solid color, in of-the-moment dusty chambray blue, and has a Little House on the Prairie vibe. I'm wearing mine with a western boot, this fringed sweater and my favorite hat.