The Goyard Anjou Bag

Sale PSA: Additional markdowns have been taken on designer at almost all major sites. My picks include a beautiful floral print leather bamboo shopper from Gucci, now under $1400, a baby blue Burberry trench coat, now under $600, flatform slingback wedges from Pedro Garcia, now $210, an A-line Stella McCartney short trench coat, now under $600, and the incredibly versatile Bottega Cervo hobo in a luscious shade of cobalt, now under $1200. 

Update that Matches has now taken additional cuts too – my picks are a classic Stella McCartney curved hem black jacket, now 60% off, a monogram velvet (!!) crossbody bag from Saint Laurent, now under $800, a gorgeous macrame lace dress from Zimmerman, now 60% off, and a Fendi double baguette crossbody bag, now $1050. 

Today, I wanted to share a new bag I recently added to which I’ve already been getting good use out of – the Goyard Anjou tote. I’d been eyeing the Anjou since it came out last winter, and loved the concept – the same size and dimensions as the classic Goyard St. Louis tote, but entirely leather lined, making it not only more sturdy…but (…..drumroll….) also reversible!


I was torn over what color to choose for the Anjou – I couldn’t decide between the green, red, and navy. So naturally I copped out once I had to make a decision and got the black (who else can relate?) in the PM size. It also drives me crazy that Goyard charges 30% more for colors than it does for black. I’ve never heard a logical explanation for this. So the black was the economical choice as well, though something tells me I might be adding a color down the line anyway. Sigh.

Goyard Anjou PM

As those who are familiar with Goyard know, there are two standard black configurations – solid black, and black with tan. I chose the black with tan for the Anjou – I liked the visible contrast leather piping along the sides, and the tan leather makes it versatile for spring/summer. Continue Reading


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


Wearing Lately

Sale PSA: An easy and comfortably wearable wedge sandal from Stuart Weitzman (I’m partial to the cork), now 40% off, an adorable teal smiley face pouch from Anya Hindmarch, now under $250, the classic Burberry “Kensington” trench in black, now 40% off, an absolutely lovely calf hair leopard print clutch from Victoria Beckham, now under $700, and a cutout bootie from Steve Madden, now under $55 (I also love these grecian flat tan sandals – I’ve mentioned them before I know – now just $45). 

Saks also currently has a one day sale, for up to $175 off your purchase with code JUN16. Use the code on a sale item, like this AG denim jacket (already a great price) or Rebecca Taylor off the shoulder dress, or on full priced items which rarely if ever go on sale, like my favorite Gucci Marmonts

Here’s a few pictures of what I’ve been wearing the past few weeks…and a few more shots of the Sabi shawl as well!

I have a special place in my heart for peasant dresses, and almost always end up buying them when they aren’t too sheer, can be worn with a regular bra without showing, and are knee length or a bit above. Luckily for my wallet, most peasant dresses don’t fit all three criteria. This Alice & Olivia dress one did, so I had to try it.

I think this dress is gorgeous, but if you’re a shortie like me, I’d say that it runs large (I’m wearing a 0 above), and also a wee long (if you’re taller, I think it’d look amazing on). The drop waist was a really awkward look on me, and in fact I was going to return the dress until I realized I could simply tuck in the waist for a blouson look. I’d probably have waited for a sale regardless for a dress like this, but I had a specific event a few days later which I knew it’d go well for, and gave up on trying to find another less expensive option. This scenario has been happening to me more and more often since baby’s arrival, by the way.

My sandals are Caslon and were a pleasant surprise. These are true to size to a tad small – I’m usually a 6.5, but needed a 7 in these. They are super light, quite comfortable, and a great summer sandal option, for under $100. Mr. Feather likes these too! I wish there was a suede option, but the leather on these is very soft already.


Banana Republic dress (similar here, another option under $120, ), Stuart Weitzman sandals (similar here in a lower heel, and a less expensive version by Sam Edelman here).

I bought this white knit dress from Banana Republic earlier this summer – it was my first purchase from Banana for what feels like years! I’ve been finding a lot of very tempting goodies there lately though, including this very fabulous navy jacket. Continue Reading


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