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Wearing Lately

Sale PSA: An adorable black nano shoulder bag from Sophie Hulme, now under $300, a black embroidered tassel trim dress from Madewell, now 30% off, a lovely ice blue floaty silk mini dress from Elizabeth and James, now $219, a pretty little black lace dress from Elie Tahari, now under $160, and a great military/field jacket from FRAME, now under $200 (find more sizes here, and here).

Here are some updates of what I’ve been wearing these past few weeks.

I saw this Anthropologie dress while browsing a few weeks ago, and couldn’t resist ordering it. I have a special place in my heart for fringe, but lately some of my attempts at incorporating it haven’t been going so well (multiple fringed have made me look like I have colorful mustaches growing out of my toes). This dress incorporates it in a fun and easy to wear way though.

It’s sold out currently online, but I’d keep checking back for pop backs, which is how I got mine. I’d say it runs fairly true to size depending on how you like it to fit – I took a 00p. There’s also a few other great fringed dress options I found, including this adorable DODO BAR OR version, and this chic clean white sheath option, by Kate Spade. I wouldn’t mind adding either (or both) to my closet!

Suede Sandals Sole Society

We just came back from Hawaii, and I had bought these sandals about six weeks ago with the trip specifically in mind. I’m careful to always pack a pair of cheaper heels on resort holidays now, ever since I got a pair of gold trimmed suede Jimmy Choos soaked in ocean water. These Sole Society heels were my first foray into the brand and I was happy with what I received. A decent heel (but manageable), very simple and chic design, and comfortable soft suede. All for under $75. Mr. Feather liked these too (he’s always relieved when I buy simple shoes).

Here are the same shoes again on a different day – worn with another dress! They’re such easy summer heels.

Wearing Pink Sabi Anjou

Zara dress (old, similar linen/cotton dress for under $100), PASSAGE 88 Sabi shawl in pinks, Sole Society heels, Goyard Anjou tote

I certainly don’t wear dresses every day (or heels), but I have been finding that I’ve been able to wear heels more often, and even smaller bags! Baby Feather more easily entertains himself so I don’t need to lug around lots of toys and goodies, and he’s getting too heavy for his carrier, so he spends more time in the stroller (and thus I don’t have a 25 pound weight dragging on my torso, making heels very unstable). Continue Reading

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Weekend Update

Sale PSA: Classic wedge sandals with a reasonable 3” heel from Stuart Weitzman, now 40% off, a pleated silk mini dress by Peter Pilotto, now under $400, beautiful La Perla silk pajamas, now under $140 (choose the navy blue option), a sweet broderie detailed white cotton summer dress from The Kooples, now under $120, and a chic belted black peplum jacket from Donna Karan, now under $360.

1. This week I’ve been in Hawaii on vacation with my family, so am in definite resort mode. Here’s a gorgeous Tularosa dress which I wish I had been able to order for our trip in time, although given that temperature are in the 90s in California, it would be quite versatile for at home too!

I love a lot of Tularosa items and how they look, and have ordered a few, but a lot of them have ended up too short for my liking (like this floral dress, which I just had to send back – super cute if you take a larger size or if you have a shorter torso). A bit surprising, since I’m 5’1 and not too many things are too short on me! This Tularosa dress however, is at a very wearable length and lined – I never understand when brands produce white dresses which are clearly meant to be worn out and about, but aren’t lined. The look is definitely resort, but isn’t too beachy where you wouldn’t be able to wear it on a warm day anywhere, You can even pull the sleeves up and it’d be OK for work. Love!

2. Have you ever heard of the brand, Lularoe? I hadn’t before this very interesting article, via Racked, about this fast growing leggings (and more) company and its business model. Ponzi or legit, what do you think? Have you ever tried or heard anything about this brand? Continue Reading

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Designer Sale Update – Spring 2016

My favorite part of sales has begun – aka second cut, across the board basically at all retailers now. I’ve been sharing some of my favorite selections through my sale PSAs, but have been doing so much shopping that I thought I’d do a little mid week update of some of my finds. Please share what you’ve found this sale cycle so far as well!

Public School patent trim trench, 60% off./$398 A classic piece of outerwear. Love the longer length and the black/navy combo. I’ve tried this on, and it is a looser fit.

Prada butterfly print clutch, up to 60% off/$515. A beautiful and fun little clutch you can tuck into your bag as a pouch, taking out to use as a handy clutch when needed.

Altuzzara leopard print dress, 60% off/$414. Simply beautiful, and at a decent price. Altuzarra does some of the prettiest, most feminine dresses around. This leopard print one is a classic that you can wear forever.

Clare V colorblock clutch, 50% off/$118. Love the red white and blue colorblock, and a fun clutch option at a very reasonable price.

Armani cape jacket, 60% off/$598. I really, really love this jacket and wish I had a formal office I could wear it to. Its a traditional suit jacket, but with a twist – and I think it’d go very well with dark denim as well. Beautiful!

Manolo Blahnik ankle cuff sandals, 50% off/$366. These come in camel and black suede, and are beautiful high heeled summer sandal options that you’ll have forever. Great reviews, too. Continue Reading

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Wardrobe Recap: Shala Monroque

Sale PSA: Super comfortable AGL double soled patent oxfords, now 40% off, my favorite low heeled summer sandals from Lucky, now under $60, and this adorable “oh honey” straw bag from Kate Spade, now 33% off (I also love this matching bee coin purse, also 33% off).

On the designer front, classic Tod’s driving moccasins, now 60% off, a beautiful airy cotton summer dress from Isabel Marant, now under $200, and a kimono inspired Acne cotton poplin dress, now under $200. 

My wardrobe recaps have so far been centered around movies and TV, but today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite style icons – Shala Monroque.

There’s many women out there who I admire for their wonderful style, but whose outfits I can’t see wearing myself. Shala however, has the kind of style which you don’t just admire, but actually want to emulate – at least, I want to! She has exceptional taste, never looks like she’s in costume (or got dressed up just to be photographed), and most of all looks extremely comfortable and assured in everything she wears. Here are some of my favorite looks and lessons learned from Shala.

1. The goal is to wear your favorite pieces over and over again. Sometimes I think it’s easy to forget that it’s “ok” to keep repeating our favorite items…especially when all these excellent new pieces keep getting released and you kind of forget about the trusty favorites in your closet. At least, that happens to me sometimes. Putting together this post though, spanning over five years of Shala’s style, I realized that she really does wear her favorite items over and over. For example, check out this large pearl necklace below. You’ll see it on her throughout all the photos in this post…with casual and dressy outfits alike.

Wearing favorites over and over = how signature items are created!

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Style Du Monde

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Shala Monroque at Haider Ackermann

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