May 262015

Sale PSA: Edited to add – the Net-A-Porter sale has also begun, with some great items. My picks are Elaphe strappy sandals from Aquazzura, 40% off, a blush textured leather tote from Valextra, 30% off, and a very cool checked spring trench from Temperley, now 50% off.

Woohoo – designer sale markdowns have begun! 

Shoes up first: the classic and extremely wearable “Allure” kitten pump in taupe by Jimmy Choo, now 30% off, my favorite (still, years later, and these neutrals rarely go on sale) Saint Laurent Tribute sandals in both nude and black leather, now 35% off, and the ever popular Manolo “Sedaraby” style satin sandals in a brilliant deep blue, now under $500. 

Handbags next: the classic Proenza Schouler “PS1″ in a gorgeous shade of purple suede, now 35% off, an awesome embellished crossbody Falabella style from Stella McCartney, now under $900, and those looking for a classic, discreet black leather tote for work that you can wear for years can stop at this Tod’s pebbled media shopper (which comes with a handy strap), now 40% off.  

I haven’t done a wardrobe recap for a while, partially because I’ve been watching less movies/TV lately, but also because the programs I do watch usually end up being about superheroes/clones. So,I haven’t had as much fashion fodder. The other night though, I was flipping through available movies on HBO and decided to finally watch The Great Gatsby. I thought I would have wanted to see it right when it came out, but the reviews were so uneven that I decided to sit it out.


Well, I was very glad that I finally took the plunge! I really enjoyed the movie. Yes, it wasn’t a cinematic masterpiece but I do believe that Baz Lurhmann and all involved put forth an incredible amount of effort to create a beautiful, gorgeous movie. There were so many incredible scenes and images to take in that my only complaint is that sometimes the movie felt like it was going too quickly. I would have wanted more time to enjoy the visual feast.

The same attention of course, was paid to the styling and fashion in the movie – very fitting and appropriate, since Fitzgerald himself was very conscious about the dress choices of his characters. In this movie recap, I largely focus on Daisy Buchanan, with some guest appearances by Jordan Baker. Onwards we go!

The first hint of Daisy we get in the movie? It’s not clothing, but rather jewelry….her very, very pretty wedding set. I wouldn’t mind one of these, for my right hand…and while we’re in fantasy land, make mine yellow!

The Great Gatsby 1

The Great Gatsby 2

Next, we see more of Daisy but just her face and jewels. And what spectacular bracelets and earrings they are. Daisy’s jewelry pieces are ones that I felt just seemed to whiz by in the movie, so I was happy to have an opportunity to really capture them in stills. Continue reading »

May 222015
The Renaissance

Sale PSA: An Anya Hindmarch gold glittered flap clutch (they’ve had this style for quite a few years now, I’ve always found it a great option for formal events), now $220, a classic Burberry trench in both navy and red, […]

May 182015
Third Trimester Update

Sale PSA: Ann Taylor has 50% off everything on the site, until midnight tonight (Monday) with code SECRET50. I’m having a fun time browsing around – my picks so far are a pretty pinstriped linen shirtdress, simple exotic embossed slides […]

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