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On Minimalism

Sale PSA: A pretty black/white floral embroidered dress from French Connection, now under $140, a Stella McCartney lace detailed sweater, now 70% off, (I’ve tried this one on and loved it – have been stalking for my size to no success), an Armani suede fringed knit poncho, now under $370, a sheer peasant blouse from Free People (I love the ivory), now 40% off, and a ribbed deep v-neck Helmut Lang sweater, now 55% off. 

The other day someone asked me how I was doing on my 30 item a year resolution, and I realized that I actually had no idea. I have to admit that 2016 so far has been such an adjustment for me – especially on the parenthood side – that I’ve been quite indulgent, probably far too much. I haven’t really kept track of my purchases at all – partially due to time but also probably because some part of me doesn’t want to see in one place, all the damage I’ve done!

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I’ve realized over time that while I love the idea of what I’ve always thought of as “minimalism” – that beautiful closet with just a few gorgeous items hanging, all crazy expensive but it’s OK because I’ll wear all the pieces forever – I can’t make that concept work for myself in real life, at least not all the time. I love buying fun things, trying out new colors and shapes and trends. And sometimes, I indulge in a few more fun pieces than I probably should…but I’ve chosen to accept this, at least this year, because the act of culling items, or just deliberating and picking that one perfect piece, has been even more tiring. It’s so much pressure! Is this piece the one? Will it look outdated ten years from now? Even if I love this item, shouldn’t I get another that’s much more versatile, that I could wear tons of different ways?

After a while I just realized I was too tired…and isn’t shopping supposed to be fun? Continue Reading

Anemone Kelly
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Special Order – Anemone and Iris

Sale PSA: A pretty floral embellished silk 3.1 Phillip Lim dress, now 60% off, a classic black leather biker jacket from Rag & Bone, now under $500, a beautiful lace midi eyelet dress (love the side slits!) from Bardot,…

7 Rue Paradis Kelly Insert
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Review – Hermes Bag Inserts

Sale PSA: Easy stacked heel suede lace up sandals in a flattering nude tone from Steve Madden (I’ve tried these on and they’re comfortable too!), now just $57,  a taupe cashmere/silk blend sweater from Joseph, now $160, a lovely…

Carol
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Wardrobe Review: Carol

Sale PSA: An adorable cropped striped sweater from FRAME, now 60% off/$132, a lovely pleated white short sleeved top from DvF, now $136, a classic gray cashmere turtleneck from Equipment, now 60% off/$115, and a pretty embellished mini dress…

Chanel Mini Chevron Bleu
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The Chanel Square Mini Flap

Today I’m reviewing a bag which is one of my current favorites – the Chanel square mini. I thought I would be taking a long break from my mini bags after I had a baby, but after I got my routine…