Last Days of Gingham

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.  


Skirt- Asos; Tee- Brandy Melville (similar here and here); Sunglasses- Raen (similar); Sandals- Madewell (similar here)

Put a Belt On It

Western belts are having a major moment and none so much as B-Low the Belt's Bri Bri belt

Seen on just about every blogger, celebrity, and model over the last 6 months, Bri Bri and little  sister, Baby Bri Bri are considered the holy grail of accessories going into spring. So much so that almost every designer has their own (cheaper!) copy. 

I, along with everyone in my office, recently picked up this version from Asos. It's real leather and the metal buckles have a nice weight to them. It gets the trend across without doing a number on my bank account. 


Asos Double Buckle belt- $34

Asos Double Buckle belt- $34

Vegan version here, vintage versions here and here

With the Band

This week I'm obsessing over fuzzy, furry, shaggy cardigans. They give a great textural element to a basic jeans and tee look (a fashion rut I can't seem to break out of this week) while also lending that coveted rock-chic vibe. 

Zara loop knit jacket- $39.99 (was $129)

Zara loop knit jacket- $39.99 (was $129)

Sunshine Soul shaggy cardigan- $38 (was $81)

Sunshine Soul shaggy cardigan- $38 (was $81)

525 America cashmere blend loopy cardi- $47 (was $215)

525 America cashmere blend loopy cardi- $47 (was $215)

Asos Premium shaggy cardi- $56 (was $112)

Asos Premium shaggy cardi- $56 (was $112)

Gift Guide: The Cool Girl

She's your cool co-worker/cousin/best friend and you're always asking her "where did you get that?!" Get it for her this year.

Faux leather backpack, Kensie via TJMaxx- $39.99

The pop of color in this faux leather backpack will give her winter coat an instant makeover.

& Other Stories brass cuff- $40

This cuff manages to be both classic and a little badass at the same time.

Vans classic slip-on sneaker in python print- $55

She probably already has a closet full of chic sneakers but these python print slip-ons via Madewell are sure to be her new favorite.


Elizabeth & James Valenti sunglasses via TJMaxx- $39.99 (was $225)

These cat eye metal tipped sunglasses will have the it-girl in her squealing with delight!


ASOS grey plaid scarf- $34

This oversized plaid scarf from ASOS will quite literally go with everything in her closet.


Townsen "Fleetwood" sweater via TJMaxx- $59.99 (was $275)

The classic fisherman sweater gets a modern update with directional cables and an asymmetrical hem.



The (almost) Big Chill

I am so excited to finally be talking about winter accessories. It is slowly but surely cooling down here in New York, so that means bundling up with some fabulous new cold weather must-haves. Again, plaids are everything this season. And if you're not comfortable going all-out in a plaid shirt or dress, a scarf is the way to do it. Oversized proportions and classic tartans are everywhere and at every price point. While I almost always prefer a natural fiber (wool, cashmere or cotton), the acrylic scarves I've been seeing this season have been blowing me away. They're soft, drapey, and CHEAP so you can stock up and not feel guilty if you leave one in a cab!

New Look bright boucle scarf- $28

Forever 21 tartan plaid scarf- $10.80

Forever21 tartan scarf- $12.80

Zara checked acrylic scarf- $29.90

Zara acrylic checked scarf- $39.90

Pieces Copa long scarf- $30

H&M 100% wool scarf- $34.90