Given how sunny and spring-like things have been around here lately, it’s difficult not to channel the season (even on the days that are decidedly neither sunny nor spring-like). I found this blazer on mega-sale around the corner and couldn’t resist – it seemed like just the thing for warm-ish days, or to combat the San Francisco fog on less-than-warm days. Let’s hope the fog monster keeps it in check for a bit.
As evidenced by my previous posts, I’m having a bit of a minty moment (or two) and can’t seem to get enough of this oh-so-lovely color. But who’s to blame me? Clearly my favorite shops and designers agree, as the available tempting options out there are only increasing.
Clockwise, from upper left: Topshop Knitted Textured Crop Jumper, Need Supply Co. Mansura Necklace, Tori Praver Shyla Triangle Halterneck Bikini Top and Bikini Briefs, Pour La Victoire Elle Cap Toe Pumps, Talulah Moon Stars Dress, Kimchi Blue Chain Pouch, Equipment Super Vintage Collarless Washed Silk Shirt, Billabong Laneway Cutoff Denim Shorts, Loeffler Randall Sarie Strappy Sandals, Pyramid-Stud iPhone 5 Case
It’s about this time every year that I’m thoroughly and completely tired of all things fall and winter (and no, it’s not like it takes much to get me to that point – but you get the idea). So let’s fast-forward to, say, early March and start transitioning just a bit, shall we?
Clockwise, from upper left: Topshop Knitted Grid Stitch Jumper, Alice+Olivia Dina Watercolor Pumps, Scout & Catalogue Viaje Clutch, Madewell Flatweave Bracelet, Madewell Short Garcon Blazer, Acne Mallory Crepe de Chine Dress, Madewell Fairweather Cardigan
Not trying to be a wet blanket, but January is pretty much the lamest of all months. The holidays are over, New Year’s resolutions have got us feeling guilty about any and all things fun and spring is nowhere in sight. There is one redeeming bright spot to this oh-so-cold month, however – all those things you’ve been eying all fall (but that Santa didn’t get the memo on) are now on serious sale, so it’s an excellent time for a little To: Me, Love: Me present action. And the best part? No thank you notes.
Clockwise, from upper left: Club Monaco Reva Coat, Anthropologie Vanward Enamel Ring, Super Paloma Sunglasses, Madewell Fair Isle Sweater Skirt, Topshop Star Velvet Skater Dress, LD Tuttle for VPL Two-Tone Booties, Madewell Goldrush Jean Jacket, Clare Vivier Mini Bag, Topshop Green Shirt Dress
I know there are about a gazillion features on holiday party dressing out there on the interwebs right now, but I couldn’t resist – party dresses are awfully fun, aren’t they? And let’s be honest – events of all shapes and sizes are plentiful this time of year, and we’re going to need something to wear.
Clockwise, from upper left: BB Dakota Delilah Metallic Lace Dress, MICHAEL Michael Kors Paillette-embellished Jersey Mini Dress, Opulence England Embellished Chiffon Dress, Talula Yorkville Dress, Mango Sequins Beads Dress, Topshop Border Lace Dip Hem Dress
I’m not one to partake in Black Friday shopping – I don’t like super early mornings, crowds stress me out and I get extremely claustrophobic in tight spaces – so you won’t find me fighting for the best deals in some big-box store anytime this weekend. I will, however, begin my holiday shopping by perusing the best of what the web has to offer behind the safety of my computer screen. Cyber Monday is nearly upon us (and a few awesome sales have already begun: exhibits A and B) so I begin this holiday shopping season with a few gift ideas for your pal, sister, whoever – all under $50 (perhaps even cheaper once the sales are in full swing).
Clockwise, from upper left: Heart of North Carolina Recycled Silver Necklace, Anthropologie Bailey Brass Taper Holder, L’Occitane Lavender Hand Cream, Zara Sequined Clutch, Gorjana Star Bracelet, Need Supply Co. Bow Touch Glove, Jo Malone Orange Blossom Candle
Update: Apparently all this computer-screen staring has left my vision a little questionable, and the Zara clutch pictured above is not in fact under $50 ($59.90, rather). Oops. I’m gonna leave it up anyway cause it’s so darn cute.
One of my favorite days of the year is nearly upon us – a mere six days from now we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving with the greatest feast of them all, and I for one am. so. pumped. Thanksgiving celebrations vary widely – from the super casual meal that starts with the annual family turkey shoot out back to the swanky city soiree with the most judgy of judgy grandmothers – but across all variations of the annual event, one thing remains constant: intense overconsumption of delicious fare. I take the feasting pretty seriously, and given my commitment to consumption on this most important of holidays, there is one thing that holds the highest priority when considering sartorial choices for the day – elastic waistbands. A somewhat distant second on the priority list is comfortable footwear, since at my family Thanksgiving celebrations at least, there’s a lot of standing around whilst drinking bloody marys. And let’s be honest – 4-inch heels don’t feel so sexy after an enormous meal.
From left: Topshop Mirror Embellished Jumper, Mango Chiffon Long Skirt, Steven Eternnal Haircalf Flats; Kain Tamsin Silk-Chiffon Top, Topshop Knitted Tweedy Check Skirt, Marais USA Ankle Bootie; J.Crew Sequined Cotton Sweater, 3.1 Phillip Lim Silk-Crepe Harem Pants, Sam Edelman Aster Cap Toe Flats