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Bag Review – The Gucci Soho Disco

Sale PSA:  Lace up huarache style flats from Steve Madden (these are adorable and nicely priced for an easy summer shoe!), now under $50, a cropped midnight blue bomber from 3.1 Phillip Lim, now 60% off, a 3/4 sleeve boucle dress from Vince (a great easy work option), now $207, and a very cute striped crewneck sweater from J.Crew with side snap details, now $30 with code 48HOURS. 

I shared a little peek of this bag last week, and received quite a few questions so I rushed out this post! So today I’ll be reviewing a little bag which I’ve been eyeing for literally years and finally jumped the gun on – the Gucci Soho Disco.

I first saw the Soho Disco in 2013, and heard a ton of great feedback on the bag. Friends said it was super light, easy to carry, fit a nice amount of items, oh and…was reasonably priced (around $900 at the time…it’s since gone up another $100). I was very tempted but to be honest, had a hard time getting over the large interlocking “GG” logo in the front…I’m not a huge logo person.

Having a baby however, has made me into the world’s pickiest and most ardent consumers of crossbody bags. Seriously! So I finally caved and got the Soho…and it’s a great little bag, one of the best crossbody options out there in my opinion.

I was tempted by quite a few colors, but ended up with the classic rose beige version (Gucci’s version of tan/camel). It’s one of the staple colors which Gucci brings out season after season. It currently seems to be sold out online, but I’ll update the links as the fall inventory starts rolling in.

Gucci Soho Disco Rose Beige

The rose beige color is a great neutral, and also I felt that the “GG” logos were a bit more subdued on it versus other colors I had considered. And of course I love the tassel detail – it makes the bag! Continue Reading

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Weekend Update

A great simple black shoulder bag from Clare V, now $160 with code SALE20 (I also really like this white perforated Proenza crossbody satchel, now $684 with the code SALE20), low black wedge sandals from Lucky, currently under $71 (I have these and they’re a great easy sandal option), a deep v ribbed v-neck sweater from Helmut Lang, now under $140, and a military vest from The Kooples (I love this one, a versatile layering piece), currently on sale for under $200. 

1. I have a slight obsession with cardholders, and collect them in all kinds of shapes and sizes. I recently came across the Saint Laurent version, and love everything about it! The color, shape, everything.

One day if I’m in the mood to really bore you all, I’ll go into detail about what makes a great cardholder, but I’ll just summarize for now and say that a great cardholder a) holds quite a few cards, b) is sleek, and c) can also hold coins and cash. I love this one because of that zip pocket which can also hold coins, tickets, cash, and anything else securely. And the color is great too. Adding to my mile long wish list.

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2. A great piece, via Racked, with Patricia Field describing how the costumes/outfits in The Devil Wears Prada came together. Continue Reading

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Wearing Lately

Sale PSA: A beautiful white embroidered eyelet dress from Theory, now under $275 (there’s also a similar version from Eliza J, also on sale, for $107), a sleek cutout dress from Elizabeth and James, now under $90, a felt and leather clutch from Proenza Schouler, now under $400, a great open back white Theory dress (yes another one), now under $107, and an adorable off the shoulder top from Anthropologie, now just $28 with code EVENBETTER (I also like this utility shirtdress, now $56). 

A few quick outfits from the last week, including the 4th of July weekend – I hope you all had a great holiday! Even though it’s summer, I’ve realized I still can’t stay away from my first wardrobe love – black. It’s a year round color to me, and I’ve finally accepted it.

By the way – I’ve had a few requests for a post on traveling with a baby – I am working on it!

Here I’m wearing the Leith tank dress here which I recommended on a Weekend Update a month or so ago – for those of you who were asking, here’s a picture of it on a shortie (I’m 5’1). It’s a substantial dress that could be worn in all seasons. If you’re taller it could easily be worn with flats as well, and would be a very comfortable year round dress, depending on how you layer it (super cute with a little cropped cardigan). It goes in and out of stock regularly, so I’d keep checking back if you don’t see your preferred size or color – there’s blush or black available.

I’ve been wearing this Gucci Soho Disco bag a lot since I got it a few weeks ago….also working on this review as well! I know it’s quite a popular little bag. Continue Reading

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Weekend Update

Sale PSA: An adorable white lace dress with black neck tie from Alice & Olivia, now under $160, a sweet simple striped summer dress from Privacy Please, now under $75, a comfortable soft knit navy blazer from Joie, now $75, a flattering royal blue and white knit mini dress from Milly, now 50% off, a mini Longchamp Le Pliage handbag in pink, now $57, and low chunky clog sandals from Prada, now 70% off (with limited sizes…keep checking back if you love this one). 

1. Happy July! Today I’m sharing a little dress which I’ve been eyeing from a new brand I recently came across – English Factory. I’m not quite sure what makes this brand particularly “English” (I suspect very little), but they have a lot of cute items at lower prices – like this lace up dress.

I’m admittedly a huge fan of the lace up trend – I’ve always loved it and there are so many options this year so I’ve gone a bit bananas. Another pick from the brand which is longer in length (but requires a slip) is this lovely white lace dress with black tie detail.

For those looking for another inexpensive summer dress option, I also like this Socialite strappy dress – I know it probably belongs in the junior’s section, but I love the strappy detail and think it’d look great with flats. And it’s under $40!

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2. I still don’t “get” Vetements. I know I’ve posted this opinion before, and I’ll probably keep harping on it, just like the crotchety old lady I am. Luckily the WSJ is here to help, with this deep dive into the brand and its business model – The Cult of Vetements. After reading it, I kind of get Vetements more…but not really. Do you? Please share! Continue Reading