Nov 212014

Sale PSA: Some nice new items! A polished black leather shoulder bag from Rag & Bone that looks more expensive than it is, now 30% off, a strawberry red crewneck cashmere sweater from Equipment, now $160, Enzo Angiolini flat leather riding boots with good reviews, now under $100, and a sleek little leather Alaia pouch, now 50% off. 

1. Today I’d like to share more item that I forgot to put on my holiday wish list – fun, beautiful holiday party shoes!

These are totally the kind of shoes you would buy for your own wedding and then use for lots of fun parties afterwards. My own wedding shoes were black lace, so I never picked up my sparkly pair – these from Jimmy Choo would be perfect.

2. A really interesting article from Business Week: Why Michael Kors Can’t Afford to Cut Prices to Spark Holiday Sales. Do you all think the trend of MK’s retail domination will continue? This is one of my favorite brands to watch.  Continue reading »

Nov 192014

Sale PSA: a very pretty and versatile sleeveless silk blouse from Vince in a variety of colors, now 60% off, a fuchsia stretch jersey dress with a fluted hem from DVF, now 55% off, and a Caslon tunic sweater in regular and petite (!) sizes (wear it over leggings), now 65% off/under $20. 

1. Jimmy Choo heeled biker boots. I love these so much! I have the flat version of these boots and they have been one of my favorite shoe purchases, ever. I’m freezing my butt off on the East Coast right now and am so sad I didn’t pack them These have the same attributes – beautiful and practical, but also with the added heel. And plus, the heel helps with the height challenged like yours truly.

2. Proenza Schouler haircalf clutches. I first saw the black/white leopard version on the right, and then saw the tan/brown version on the left. I actually would be equally happy with either one. I always think animal prints look best on calf hair, but have historically shied away from them because I’m not that gentle on my items and was afraid of the hairs wearing off. On a small clutch however, I’m less concerned about rubbing/balding on the hair calf since I’ll be largely hand carrying. Gorgeous! Continue reading »

Nov 172014

Sale PSA: Pedro Garcia suede sandal/booties in beige and black, now 40% off (these are supposed to be super comfortable for heels), a black jersey blazer from Joie, soft enough for comfort but structured enough for work, now $130, an adorable leopard sheath dress from Kate Spade, now 25% off, and sleek fitted black puffer jacket from Burberry, now 40% off. 

This is the final post in my Australia travel series – for the series, see below:

Traveling to Australia – Qantas A380
Park Hyatt Sydney
Sydney – Spice I Am, Watsons Bay, Manly Beach, Cafe Paci
Sydney – The Opera House Black Star Bakery, The Rocks, Sake
Emirates Wolgan Valley – Part One

Emirates Wolgan Valley – Part Two
Kangaroo Island – Southern Ocean Lodge, Part One

Kangaroo Island – Southern Ocean Lodge, Part Two

In my last post at Southern Ocean Lodge, I took you through a review of the property and its immediate surroundings. Today, I’ll show you some of my favorite activities and dining.

Like Wolgan Valley, and because of its isolated nature, Southern Ocean was fully inclusive of both food and activities (with options to pay more for certain “extra” experiences, specific alcohol, spa treatments). We spent our entire stay in the care of the lodge.

Each morning, we’d begin with a nice breakfast. My favorite was the banana french toast.

Southern Ocean Lodge Breakfast

After our feeding, we’d set off on our day’s activities! On one morning, we set off to visit the “Remarkable Rocks,” a set of naturally formed granite boulders. The drive there alone was stunning.

Southern Ocean Lodge Remarkable Rocks Approach

Honestly, I never thought that I would find a collection of “rocks” very interesting, but the Remarkable Rocks truly lived up to their name. They were incredible, and the design was inspiring. Another plus was that there was barely anyone else there, so we could have easily had a picnic lunch or nap out on these rocks. Pretty darn cool, right?

Southern Ocean Lodge Remarkable Rocks Closer

Being married to me means constantly being pestered to take photos like this one. Thanks Mr. Feather! Continue reading »

Nov 142014

Sale PSA: Stuart Weitzman black suede over the knee boots with a slight hidden wedge, now under $400, an adorable appliqued red suede pouch from Charlotte Olympia, now under $200, a button side cashmere v-neck sweater from Nordstrom with a slightly slouchy fit, now under $140, and a pretty Tadashi blue jersey cocktail dress with lace inserts, now 40% off. 

Ann Taylor Friends and Family has now begun, for 40% off everything with code “FRIENDS40″. My picks are a very pretty dotted lace crepe blouse, a super versatile little black dress that you can very easily wear from work to cocktails, and of course, my favorite black pants ever made! 

via WSJ

via WSJ

1. I read this article a few weeks about designers trying to make jumpsuits the next “thing,” via the WSJ, and found it very interesting (unfortunately the link I pasted takes you to a Google search – then just click on one of the top 2-3 links and it will take you to the article. I’m a cheater, I know). I found the article very interesting not just from a fashion, but also from a business perspective, especially seeing the coordination between retailers and designers in trying to make the jumpsuit accessible to all types of shapes, sizes, and budgets

2. Well, speaking of jumpsuits…the article made me want to try one out! And really, I never ever thought I would be a jumpsuit person. I had a hard time shopping for one – I don’t think I’ll be wearing one to a formal event anytime soon, and a main consideration is that my coworkers don’t make fun of me wearing it. So, here are the two that have made my consideration list.

The left short sleeved version from J.Crew is one that I’d think about for work – good with heels, looks like a nice material, and pretty sleek and sophisticated. The right version from Splendid I found actually in the sleepwear section while I was looking for pajamas (don’t judge), but I love how it looks and it has great reviews from people who have even worn it…outside! So I’ve included it. You notice that both have that nice elastic waistband that would probably make things easier for a petite like myself and hide a multitude of sins. So. Continue reading »

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