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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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Weekend Update

Sale PSA: Many goodies all around the web! A classic technical cotton trench from Akris Punto, now 60% off, toile floral Gucci platform clogs, now 60% off, a mini textured leather crossbody bag from Proenza Schouler, now under $500, studded classic brogues from Church’s, now 50% off, great suede ankle cuff sandals from Manolo Blahnik, now 60% off, a simple off the shoulder jersey dress from Velvet, now $105, a 3/4 sleeve floral print Erdem dress, now under $280 (an awesome deal I’d be jumping on if my size were left), and a fun tweed woven fringe open coat from Tory Burch, now under $420. 

1.For those looking for a cool white dress for summer – I wanted to share this J.Crew linen shift dress early on, as J.Crew seems to be selling out more quickly lately!

If cap sleeves worked for me, I would be all over this dress. I love the cut, the material (linen), the fact that it’s a white dress that doesn’t seem too see through, and the subtle grommets. Perfect for work or play, and available in tall and petite sizes as well!

Also, for those who missed out on their size on the Leith midi dress I linked last week – here’s another great option from Wayf with good reviews, also under $70. Love this style of dress – so comfortable and easy to wear. This ASTR dress is another fun midi style, but definitely shows a bit more skin, for $74.

2. A very interesting article, via Vanity Fair, about the feud currently brewing over the late billionaire Bruce Wasserstein’s fortune amongst his various children from three different marriages. He sure was a busy guy, right?  Continue Reading

Life

Weekend Update

Sale PSA: Very cute stripe tasseled shorts from LOFT, now under $30, an white eyelet cotton tank from Hinge, now $41, an adorable little white dress from 3.1 Phillip Lim, now 40% off (all sizes are still left, if you love it and want to roll the dice I might wait for another markdown), and suede fringed flat sandals from Sam Edelman, now just $44, 

On the designer  side, a few great finds – a classic tan APC trench, now under $400, a gorgeous and oh so wearable floral Stella McCartney dress, now 60% off (I’d buy this in a heartbeat but I already have another print version of it), and leather trimmed suede sandals from Aquazzura, now under $300. 

1. Today I thought I’d share a great mid weight summer dress which I recently received, which was not only super flattering but a great price – this Leith tank dress, which is available in black and a lovely peach, for under $ 70.

The material is a nice weight that isn’t too heavy, yet isn’t too light that it wrinkles super easily/is too transparent. It’s one of those closet heavy hitters that can genuinely work for the office, drinks at night, or casually, depending on how you accessorize it. And, it has pockets (yeah!). I was originally going to post about this dress once I had a chance to photograph it on, but it seems to be selling out quickly so I thought I’d share now. If your size is sold out, I’d keep checking back, as it keeps coming in and out of stock (I got the black this way).

2. Have you ever stayed at the Four Seasons Hualalai? I’ve been exactly once, it was about six years ago, and I’ve been scheming to get back there ever since. I tried to do a big extended family Christmas there a few years ago, and the prices were so scary. We ended up at the FS Maui instead, where the rates almost seemed reasonable in comparison. Anyway, it’s a great overall experience, and I found this Bloomberg article – “The Worlds Smallest Ukelele“, on the current battle raging between the millionaires and billionaires at Hualalai a very interesting read. I do have to agree, when you’re paying four digits nightly per room…you don’t necessarily want to wake up at the crack of dawn just to race down and secure pool chairs. Continue Reading

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Weekend Update

Sale PSA: An crisp cut denim blazer from the Olivia Palermo/Chelsea 28 collection, now under $90 (I also like this peasant dress, 40% off), classic cat eye polarized tortoiseshell sunglasses from Tory Burch, now 40% off,  Tabitha Simmons cutout suede wedge espadrilles, now 50% off, an adorable striped cashmere sweater in soft pastels from Chinti and Parker, now 50% off, and a lace trimmed Free People tunic in cream and black, now $61 on price match (this is a great layering piece – read the reviews of it here). 

Thank you all very much for your support for the Sabi Shawl! First orders should be arriving by either end of this week, or early next. All three color ways are almost equally popular, which makes me happy as I obsessed quite a bit over all three (and started with quite a few more color varieties which were agonizingly eliminated). If you have any questions, feel free to let me know or leave in the comments.

Now onto this week’s Weekend Update…

1. The Net-A-Porter sale started this week, which is always one of my favorite sales to shop. Top on my list is this adorable Sophie Hulme card holder. I love the sleek design, and it’s just $102 at the sale price.

The only thing stopping me right now is the fact that I have a bit of a card holder addiction, and have amassed a little bit of a collection. They are so incredibly useful though, and if you’re looking for a mini card holder/wallet to hold some cash and cards to tuck into a small purse, this would be a great option.

2. A few fashion related crimes (and not the Kardashian kind) to share this week. First, read about how Louis Vuitton’s store in Rio was robbed just days after the brand staged its Cruise collection show there, via The NY Times.

Then, read about how a Virginia woman was able to buy $1M in authentic handbags from stores, and then return fake ones (and teach at a Montessori to boot, without proper credentials). Unbelievable and also a bit scary…you’d hope that buy buying directly through department stores you would have guaranteed authenticity. Continue Reading