Katherine

Oct 292014
 

Sale PSA: A crepe shift dress from Wayf in shades of pink (wear with tights in the fall/winter), now under $40, a very pretty and super comfortable cashmere cowl sweater from 360 Sweater, now under $250 (one of my favorite all time sweaters is from this brand, so I always take a look), and a black rabbit fur snood from St. John that’ll keep you cozy in the winter, now 60% off (under $200). 

Sometimes on this site, I think I focus on eliminating/reducing items in my closet (well that’s really just because I have quite a bit still)….aka talking about the items that I shouldn’t have/wished I hadn’t purchased. Today I thought I would talk about an “opposite” topic…a few items that I wish I had picked up, but never did (and now they’re gone forever). I’d love to hear yours!

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1. Chanel 11C (cruise) cashmere cardigan. Oh, I love this cardigan so much. In all colors, red, navy and white. I didn’t have the crazy Chanel sale ninja training that I have since been provided, and never snagged this one (not to mention that the smaller sizes mostly sold out at full price). It’s perfection. If they made another one now, I’d snap it up in a heartbeat!

2. Aritzia eyelet dress. I couldn’t find a picture of this dress, but years and years ago Aritzia made a few amazing eyelet items that I loved. They were perfect – buttoned down the front, super flattering, all cotton, stretched to fit. They had a top version, and a dress, both in white and black. So I bought a white top, a black dress, and wanted to buy the black top and a white dress, but left those on the shelf. “I’ll find another version I like better later on,” I said to myself. Continue reading »

Oct 272014
 

Sale PSA: over the knee suede boots with just a little bit of a heel for height from Sam Edelman, now under $200, a navy Burberry cotton peacoat that’ll take you through fall, now 40% off, and a nice selection of black Rag & Bone booties that I just noticed this morning on the Outnet, now averaging around 50% off or more! 

Adding: I just noticed that the much coveted (and usually excluded from discount) Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boots are 25% off on Piperlime right now with code “WINWIN28“. Actually everything looks to be 25% off, through Wednesday. 

This week’s wardrobe recap is on a movie which has been frequently requested by readers – The Devil Wears Prada, starring Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, and Emily Blunt.

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It goes without saying that this movie was a feast of fashion – sometimes a little over the top, and sometimes costumey – but never dull. I included some of my favorite outfits from throughout the film, largely from Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep’s characters. Enjoy!

One of the first opening scenes – Emily Blunt meeting Anne Hathaway – “Annie” for the first time.

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To me, the most interesting part of this look and the most wearable was Emily Blunt did with that lovely chain belt. I love this silver twisted belt from Saint Laurent – I think its very versatile. You can find a much more affordable version (under $50) from Natasha Couture.

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Next, our first shot of Meryl Streep/Miranda Priestly getting out of her car. I believe the red satin pumps are past season Prada – this is this season’s version, in red suede.

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Next, some of our first looks at Miranda. I love her green ring here, which one could easily make a signature piece.

I also thought the deep purple color really flattered her skin tone. Purple doesn’t seem to be a huge color this season, but I did find this Temperley Sweater and an Equipment cashmere pullover (choose the color Cabernet).

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This is one of my favorite looks on Miranda in the whole movie. I love the gold beaded jacket and her gold chains. This is the kind of item which is hard to find at a “cheaper” price, but I did find one from Saylor for under $250. And this one from Theysken’s Theory is 70% off!  Continue reading »

Oct 242014
 

Sale PSA: An everyday, classic black trench coat from Burberry, now 25% off (with nice size availability, for now), classic large Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses in black and tortoise for under $100, and clean, round toed heeled (but not too high) knee high leather boots in chocolate and black, now under $100 with good reviews from Nordstrom. 

Neiman Marcus is also offering a nice promotion of up to 30% off a big selection of sale and regular priced items. I’d check out the Burberry outerwear section (lots of great jackets and coats) to start, and there’s lots of other great finds like this beautiful Vince shearling coat or a pretty and dazzling sequin gown from Aidan Mattox. 

1. Today I thought I would share my favorite new hair product with all of you – this awesome John Frieda Hot Air Brush, which I recently picked up for under $30 on Amazon (you can also find it at Target if you need instant gratification or a good return policy).  hot air brush

This little tool is a superhero! It gives a great “blow out” look and even a styling dunce like me can master it (though okay, maybe my hair looks ~80% as good as when my stylist blows it out…which I still consider a miracle). Less damaging to your hair than a hair straightener or curler and easier to maneuver than a hair dryer + round comb.

A little note on usage – I dry my hair about halfway first, and then use this to finish up the rest. Goes way faster.

2. While hunting for a very specific picture of Kate Moss the other day, I came across this cute little article on Grazia with Kate’s “Seven Fashion Commandments”, straight from Ms. Moss. For any fan of the very great Kate! Continue reading »

Oct 222014
 

Sale PSA: black flat leather riding boots with an elastic back from Frye, now 40% off, a pretty black tulip hem knit dress that’s great for work or drinks (petite sizes only, all sizes), now under $75 from Felicity & Coco, and a cashmere textured boyfriend sweater from J.Crew in an array of colors and sizes, now under 50% off/under $140 with code “TGIFALL”. 

A friend unexpectedly stopped by my place this weekend (well actually they kind of invited themselves up…that’s how you know it is a very close friend) and remarked that it looked like a clothing tornado had blown through. I explained that I was going through my fall closet cleaning process…and more specifically, getting rid of some items that were too “young” for me. We got into a conversation about how as we’ve gotten older, our style taste has changed. I thought it was a very interesting discussion. Here are some of the biggest changes in my style as I’ve exited my 20’s!

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Farewell…!

1. No more bandage dresses or anything too tight. I feel so bad for Mr. Feather because whenever I drag him shopping with me, he always goes to Herve Leger and holds up suggestions. His success rate in the last 3+ years? 0%. I know that they’re a favorite with the male persuasion, but anything “bandage” or that requires me to start sucking in (you all you know what I mean) after an appetizer has gone out the door. Everything has to be comfortable, and require little thought throughout the evening. Extra points if you can get away with a regular bra (no strapless!).

2. Kitten heels forever! When I get dressed in the morning for work, so often I think to myself “this would look great with so and so pair of heels in my closet”. When I was younger, I’d trot over and fetch them and be off for the day. Now? 9/10 times I reach for a pair of my Ferragamo Vara shoes (I have three pairs now), or my Repetto kittens. Just so much more comfortable throughout the day. Oh, and if it’s going to be a really long work day…like when you have calls with Europe and Asia? Chanel or AGL flats, all the way! Continue reading »

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