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Orange Is the New Black…?

In Accessories, Brights!, Fresh Combos, Fur, Home Decor, Shoes on January 23, 2015 at 8:51 am

Orange is such an underrated color.  C’mon, the color of Veuve Clicquot and my alma mater, UVA?!  I love it.  A few items I’ve been coveting in this splashy citrus hue of late:

+SMEG mini fridge ($999).

+Kenzo espadrilles ($165).  Or check out Supergas, my new addiction.

+Ray-Ban shades ($220).

+Prada tote ($730).

+Vintage book set ($98).

+Shinola watch ($550).

+Rizzo bench ($193).

+Tissue turtleneck ($29, plus 40% off!)

+D+G pumps ($1,095).

+Pom pom key ring ($8).

+Piper chair ($249).

+Loeffler Randall sandals ($375).

+Fur clutch ($400).

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Nothing Is Black + White.

In Accessories, Black, Fierce, Neutrals, Shoes, White on January 22, 2015 at 9:51 am

Sometimes you just don’t want to live in color.  And for those days, a blend of black, white, and gray is the way to go.  Some picks for you to consider:

+Zebra clutch ($42) — so quirky cool.

+Chic patterned blouse ($59).

+Snakeskin flats ($229).

+Etoile Isabel Marant poncho ($820).

+Aquazzura heels (on sale for $420).

+Alexander Wang bag ($795).

+Snakeskin cuff ($158).

+Inkblot sweatshirt ($69).

+New Balance kicks ($85).

+Celfie tee ($49).

+Perforated clutch ($48).

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#IfItsNotMovingMonogramIt

In Accessories, Brights!, Jewelry, Monograms on January 21, 2015 at 12:40 pm

I saw this hashtag on the Instagram feed of a blogger that I find a little…packaged (?) and slightly…poser-ish (?).  I hate throwing shade, but I’m only human.  Although…I’m guessing that most bloggers, myself included, come off as packaged and poser-ish.  So I should probably heed my mother’s age-old advice: “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.”  And so I won’t mention who it is.  And I’ll further shame myself by admitting to a very odd behavior: I do not “follow” her on Instagram, but every now and then will sketchily look her up and take a peek at what she’s been posting, and then recoil in disgust.  It’s weird, and I don’t like it, and I should probably get a life and stop worrying about it / checking her feed.  Or just own up to the fact that I occasionally like to drop in and just click “follow,” because she’s probably more than earned an additional follower based on the amount of time I spend looking at her posts.

Such is the tireless and boring inner monologue of a 30-year-old social media lover.  Tell me some of you have been through this?

At any rate, one of her more recent posts involved a hashtag along the lines of the title of this post — a sort of “tee-hee-I-am-sooo-preppy” wink at life.  There is something in inauthentic and annoying about this kind of hashtag, so I’m using it with slight irony here.

And yet.

Goddam, do I love a monogram.

Anya Hindmarch recently came out with a genius new creation in the form of these leather letter stickers ($55 apiece):

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How rad are these?!  You can affix them to any old bag and instantly elevate it from plain tote to high-end heirloom!  I love the idea of matching these with a classic Liberty London tote ($595):

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Or, how about some of these badboys on a classic Clare Vivier clutch ($119-$202)?

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Or, get the look for less with a simple pouchlette in watermelon or mint ($95):

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Finally, you could, of course, forgo the leather sticker and snap up one of these smart pre-monogrammed clutches (on sale for $76):

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Not in the market for yet another bag?  (Said no woman, ever.)  I got you covered.  Check out these chic mini earrings ($98 each) that you can get in any combination of letters:

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This brand (Maya Brenner) also has some elegant customizable necklaces and bracelets ($200-$360) with letters of your choice.  (Alternately, if you like a little blingbling, check out these more affordable earrings with a little sparkle, $40/pop.)  Lastly, how chic are these little layerable pendant necklaces ($50 each)?  Great gift, too…


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