Sale PSA: Sale season has BEGUN!!
Net-A-Porter: A bunch of selections, up to 50% off. My picks include an adorable Simon Miller mini nubuck bucket bag, now 40% off, the classic Balmain blazer in a gorgeous forest green, now 40% off, a beautiful pink wool coat from Stella McCartney, now 50% off (also love this sharp classic black blazer, also 50% off), and a mini crossbody Falabella bag from Stella McCartney, now 40% off.
Matches: Up to 50% off as well. A pretty pink crossbody “pillow” bag (a classic style) from Bottega Veneta, now 30% off, a gorgeous velvet Cahier clutch from Prada, now 30% off, velvet Prada Mary Jane pumps, now 30% off, a classic navy blue double breasted Joseph coat, now 30% off, and strappy glitter Jimmy Choo sandals (my husband is actively campaigning for me to buy these), now 50% off
Where do you all get your fashion inspiration these days? I know it sounds terribly ironic given that I have a blog myself, but to be honest I don’t necessarily get my inspiration from that many blogs these days. And almost never from magazines, because I am not a Texas oil magnate. Instead I periodically stalk a few people, and almost always on Instagram. Actually (and this is how fuddy duddy I am) my favorite way to check out my stalkees, style wise, is to access the IG pages on my laptop, so that I can quickly scroll through a bunch of photos.
I have learned that even if you admire someone’s style, they may not post all the photos you’d like of their day to day outfits (which is what I’m most interested in) on IG – a great example is Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert, and I follow her to check out her fabulous life, but its not necessarily the best resource for outfits. Here are some of my favorite outfit posters – please, please, share yours! I would love more inspiration!
Reina Hoshi – I love this girl even though I don’t know what she does. She has 350K followers though so is she famous in Japan? Or is she famous because she has a great Instagram? I’m not sure. The only problem I have with her is that she kind of seems like she’d be my height, so I always think I can pull off all her looks, but I think she is way taller, with longer legs (sigh). Also a lot of her stuff is only from Japanese stores. But a lot of her outfits are easily emulated with simple pieces, which I love.
Jacey Duprie – I like that she mostly wears neutrals, and a lot of black and white. Most of her pieces are simple and clean, easy to both admire and try to emulate. She also does a good high/low mix in her wardrobe (of course lots of high, but also the occasional Madewell piece, etc).
Frances Kwon – Frances is one of my favorites. Except that she is much cooler than I have ever been and as such, many of her outfits are not appropriate for my Mommy and Me lifestyle. She really has excellent taste in choosing unique and flattering items (the outfit above is my favorite, especially the yellow Dries pants) and she possesses the always super combination of not really doing sponsored posts, so she really is wearing/buying whatever she wants + sweet clothing budget.
Bababebi – You might recognize her name from Hermes on The Purse Forum, since Bababebi runs one of the most respected Hermes authentication services. Given her expertise she has a lot of beautiful pieces herself, and I really like that she has such a clean palette (a lot of grays, blacks, and whites).
Marlien Rentmeester – Marlien is based in LA and thus a lot of her clothes, even in winter, are a bit on the “resort” side, which I personally love. She has a great eye for flattering dresses especially, and I’ve bought a few that I’ve seen on her. She usually buys quite a few pieces each season and posts how she wears them pretty fast, helpful when you want to get something for yourself!
Okay…now, please tell me who you stalk!