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Dinner Plans.

In Uncategorized on February 4, 2016 at 10:03 am

I had been getting stuck in a rut with my dinner/drinks-with-friends looks for awhile.  I was just so BORED of wearing one of my winter sweaters, skinny jeans, and a pair of booties.  Snooze fest.  So I invested in a few fun new tops / looks for weekend wear.  My top looks:

+A drapey jumpsuit ($168) is super flattering, especially with some crazy awesome drops ($98).

+These heels are beyond adorable ($278).  Can’t decide if I’d go basic black or funky blue.

+This floral lace top ($36) is affordable and adorable.

+This jacket (Rebecca Taylor, $650) is INSANE.  Very Isabel Marant.

+A fun bag ($390) is the fastest way to make yourself excited to dress up.

+Tassel earrings ($45).

+Love this strappy silky top ($135).  So sexy.

+These shoes nail the lace-up trend for a fraction of the cost ($53)!

+I know I’ve blown these up in the last few weeks, but I snagged a pair of 360 earrings ($44) and I LOVE them.

+This gauzy top ($63) would look gorgeous in a candle-lit setting.  It’s also reminiscent of DVF’s stunning Camilla dress ($468 — also available on sale in a different print here).

+This fur topper ($735) is OUTRAGEOUS.

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+This cape/coat thing is tres chic.

 

All I Want.

In Accessories, Beauty Products, Bombshell, Brights!, Denim, Dream Wear, Fierce on February 3, 2016 at 11:14 am

Items on my radar RN…

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I am majorly digging the Missoni vibe of this pajama set ($120 for top, $120 for bottom).  Almost too pretty just for sleepwear.  Could the top double for a daytime look!?


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I know I’ve mentioned the beautiful prints Biscuit puts out a ton of times, but I’m newly smitten with their Bloomsbury pattern in both colorways ($60 for a boudoir pillow)

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I also dig their marfa print, which they’ve just restocked after selling out.  I think it’d be perfect in a nursery — check out this crib sheet!

COVET3

As I mentioned previously, I rarely, rarely ever buy anything full price at J. Crew because I fully expect either a promo code or a great sale section.  However, I had to snag this tweed pocketed skirt ($110) the minute it came out.  Very Chanel.  So perfect for an upcoming work presentation.  I’ll wear it with a white blouse.  I didn’t buy the coordinating jacket ($198), and I’m not sure I’d wear the two together…but with jeans?!  Distressed jeans, maybe?!  So chic.

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Similar vein: this fringed coat ($158) is everything.  As is this one ($86).

COVET4

I’d been a long-time disciple of Laura Mercier’s secret concealer ($25 — this stuff is pretty heavy…it’s for my fellow sisters with permanent dark circles under their eyes), and then just in the last year or so converted to Cle de Peau ($70).  The latter is TOTALLY worth the splurge.  A tube will last forever, it goes on like a dream, and it doesn’t look cakey.  But when I couldn’t sleep the other night, I went down a crazy rabbit hole watching different YouTube videos makeup artists had put out on how to contour, strobe, and all those other crazy terms about makeup that I have no idea about.  I rarely wear a full face of makeup so it was more curiosity than anything.  Anyway, one of the artists strongly recommended Nars’ creamy radiant concealer ($28) and it made me wonder if it might be a good supplement to the pricier CDP magic.

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The makeup artist also strongly recommended this Nars brush ($55) for contouring/bronzer/blush.

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The videos made me want to rethink my makeup brush game.  My absolute favorite one is this Laura Mercier “finishing brush” ($44).  Only I use it for way more — I apply face powder and bronzer with it.

COVET6

I saw this OTS striped top from A Piece Apart at Intermix the other day ($298) and thought it looked super chic and fresh and right now. But, $300 for a striped top?!  I just couldn’t bite the bullet.  So I was ECSTATIC when I found this lookalike from Zara for a cool $36.  I’ll be wearing it with my new flared jeans from Frame Denim (on sale for $143-$191, depending on color/wash).

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COVET7

These oversized tassel necklaces from Holst + Lee are everything ($198).  I like the idea of wearing them over a simple white dress ($88) while I’m down in FL in a few weeks.  And speaking of warmer weather dresses, I have my eye on this frothy pink dream for Valentine’s Day and this for a summer BBQ.

 

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COVET8

Ahem, how beyond adorable is this $50 scalloped top?!  A must.  I like the simple styling below — just white jeans and some great sandals.

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COVET9

Love the sweet colors of this Rebecca Taylor sweater (on sale for $219), but gotta admit that I’m more likely going to be buying this far less expensive Gap find in the lilac ($49).

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COVET10

This memoir ($16) by a British aristocrat is next on my list after it was recommended by a fellow blogger.

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Basically.

In Accessories, Americana, Denim, Gold, Jewelry on February 2, 2016 at 9:45 am

I am loveeeeing all the throwback classics J. Crew just put out.  Stripes, gingham, denim, tortoise shell?!  What’s not to love?

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Let’s channel this look…

+First, this trench coat is too good to be true (shown above in a cheery red shade as well — that gingham lining kills me!).  I rarely buy anything at J. Crew full-price, but may need to spring for this bad boy ($198) out of fear it will sell out in my size before a sale hits!

+A striped tee with a cheeky phrase on it ($115).  Also available in dress form here ($130) — perfect cover-up material!

+These perforated captoe espadrilles from Loeffler Randall ($225) are perfection.

+A breathable striped cotton dress (on sale for $76).

+Roomy leather tote (Clare Vivier, $450).

+Ruffle-neck blue shirt ($88 — I need this in the blue and also the stripe).

+See by Chloe espadrille ($195).  LOVE these.

+Such a cool cuff ($225), handcrafted in Maine!  It’s made from a gauge used by lobstermen and women to measure and determine if a lobster is of legal size, and can be hand-stamped with initials!

+Love these monogrammable card cases ($59).  Great gift!

+These well-made striped knits from Kule ($128) are uber chic.  Another splurge-worthy striped knit: these Comme des Garcons long-sleeved tees.  Love the quirky heart emblem!

+This classic navy rain slicker ($118) is perfect for transitioning to spring.

+I saw this bare-shoulder blue top and HAD to have it ($35).  Perfect with white jeans!

+This pleated navy leather skirt is gorgeous and on sale for $129.  BUY IT.

+I have one of these monogrammed totes from Cuyana ($195) and it is a WORKHORSE.  Really well constructed, beautiful leather.  And you can fit everything in the world in it.

+Perfect pointed-toe flats ($325).

+I wear these simple gold bar earrings from Kristen Elspeth ($65) all the time.

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