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The Bag Which Is Not A Birkin

Sale PSA: A classic boxy cashmere turtleneck from Nordstrom (I love the lines on this, looks like it’s from somewhere like The Row), now 40% off, truly excellent buckled leather pumps from Laurence Dacade, now 60% off (I really want these despite some resistance from my husband), an easy zipped heeled bootie with comfortable walking lug sole from Caslon, now just $65, and a gorgeous oxford checked trench coat from J.Crew, now under $150 (final sale!). 

For five years running now, my #1 most asked about topic on this blog remains the Hermes Birkin bag (though as the years have gone on, the Kelly has shot up quite a bit). I think the Birkin is a great bag, and I’ll never be one of those people who is soooooo over them just because the bag is so popular and ubiquitous now, that have to make the point that they liked them before they were popular, unlike say, you, basically insinuating that you’re a nouveau peasant. The Birkin is fabulous. That being said, I do think that there should be a little more love paid to a few bags Hermes makes  which aren’t as popular…I’m an equal opportunity bag enjoyer! Here are some of my favorite Hermes bags which aren’t Birkins (or Kellys).

1. The Plume. The Plume is one of my favorite under the radar Hermes bags. You could carry this anywhere and barely anyone would know what it was. It’s a fabulous, classic bag with clean lines that will stand the test of time. A bonus is the light weight (it really is light as a feather, plume = feather), and the rolled handles, which feel so comfortable on the arm. The prices on these on the resale market are fantastic, too. You can get a gorgeous Plume – one which retails for $7K or above and which will garner you compliments from every staffer in the Hermes shop – for a little more than $1K or so.  If I weren’t neck deep in mommy world with no line of sight to handheld bags, I’d be adding one or two more to my wardrobe, pronto. Continue Reading

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Wardrobe Recap: By The Sea

Sale PSA: The classic waxed cotton jacket from Barbour, now 25% off, a black silk sleeveless maxi shirtdress from Equipment, now 60% off, a pretty fringed lace up dress from ALC, now 70% off (final sale though), and a very…

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2017 Wardrobe Resolutions

Sale PSA: A faux leather black moto jacket from BLANKNYC (a great inexpensive option), now just under $60, a great chunky black cashmere scarf from Madeleine Thompson, now 50% off (I’m very tempted by this), a bell sleeved flounce…

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Favorites of 2016

Sale PSA: A simple and chic textured leather shoulder bag from Victoria Beckham, now 50% off, a fun snow white faux fur jacket from Shrimps (the solid color makes it surprisingly versatile), now just under $240, a sueded stretch…

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Weekend Update

1. Second cut designer markdowns have started (my sale PSA above has more picks), and I wanted to share with you one of the items on my wishlist which made it – these Prada lug sole sandals, now 60% off!…

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Style (and More) After Baby

I’ve been receiving quite a few questions about how my style has changed after baby. This is a topic I addressed briefly earlier in this post, but I think you guys want more details…so I sat down and wrote down…

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The Neglected Child

I’d like to apologize for the title of this post in advance. I couldn’t think of a better alternative. Did some of you think this would be a long rambling diatribe into my childhood? I’ve been doing my usual…