Loving This Week: Comfy Pumps + a Modern Rose Scent

Monday, November 16, 2015 • Permalink • 

Wilfred Sweater - Ganni Bra - Chloe Shoes - Chloe Perfume - Blu Bag

This week’s favorites range from ultra-practical re-usable shopping bags to investment-level shoes, with a little fragrance fun thrown in. Check out all of my favorite online shopping picks of the week…

1. Wilfred Montpellier Sweater, $185.00
Now that winter has really started to kick in, nothing feels more right, sartorially speaking, than a cozy oversized sweater. This gorgeous chunky turtleneck, also available in pale beige, is made from an alpaca/ cotton blend that sure to be particularly snuggly.

7 Standout Shoe Deals from the Nordstrom Fall Sale

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 • Permalink • 

Just in case you missed the news, the Nordstrom Fall Sale is going on right now.

This is definitely one of those iconic sales that fashion lovers wait for all year, and for good reason. The discounts are deep, particularly on contemporary and designer labels, and the goods are hardly one-offs. In fact, many of the best deals are on current season merchandise.

Nordstrom Fall Sale

My favorite strategy is to head straight to the contemporary section. This is where you'll find labels like Vince, Rag & Bone, Burberry Brit, Paige, and J Brand. Here the discounts hover around 40%, and the sale items include the best jeans, outerwear, and shoes.

Today I'm focusing on the standout shoe deals. These aren't necessarily the lowest priced shoes in the sale. But, they are very high quality, interesting silhouettes that you might not consider at full price, and each is substantially discounted. And, before you get all upset about the mediocre discount on the Jimmy Choo kitten heels... this label hardly ever goes on sale, and you never find their classic black pumps marked down. I think any discount on basic black Jimmy Choos is fantastic.

Loving This Week: Face Mask Fun + a Holiday Fashion Steal

Monday, November 09, 2015 • Permalink • 

Jil Sander Trousers - Sephora Favorites Collection - Birkenstock Sandals - Maison Margiela Ring - Maggy London Dress

I can’t believe it’s November already. The holiday season is here, and that means it’s time to start thinking about what to wear to all of those parties and get-togethers. This week, I have an affordable dress find that will go a long way towards solving that problem.

In other shopping news, I’m all about investing in minimalist pieces that will wear beautifully for years to come. A pair of Jil Sander trousers and a simple Maison Margiela ring both fit the bill.

Take a look at all of the finds in my online shopping cart this week…

1. Jil Sander Vincio Cropped Wool Trouser, $710.00
These trousers are a perfect example of why Jil Sander is every minimalist-leaning fashionista’s dream label. The old school luxury of 100% Italian wool meets a modern cropped, flared fit and the result is gorgeous. These pants will add a spark of fashion-forward to a classic fall wardrobe.

Trend Worth Trying: Funnel Neck Sweaters

Tuesday, November 03, 2015 • Permalink • 

The funnel neck sweater isn’t a new invention, but it is having a major moment this season. For the first time I can recall, funnel neck knits are front and center.

Let’s talk a bit about the funnel neck. This cut is essentially the three-quarter sleeve of the neckline. It’s taller than a crewneck, but falls short of a full-on turtleneck. It’s distinguishable from the mock turtleneck by its slightly shorter, looser, tapered fit. And, in my opinion, that’s all it takes to make a funnel neck vibe infinitely cooler than a mock turtleneck.

Now let’s take a walk through some of my favorite funnel neck sweaters of the season.

At the luxe end of the spectrum, this cashmere-blend funnel neck from The Row gets an extra dose of cozy from extra-long sleeves.

The Row Hetty Funnel Neck Sweater

→ Buy The Row Hetty Funnel Neck Sweater, $1,390.00, at neimanmarcus.com; shipping and returns are free.

Loving This Week: Dry Shampoo Sampler + a Bargain Work Dress

Monday, November 02, 2015 • Permalink • 

Ann Taylor Coat - Zara Dress - Jeffrey Campbell Pumps - Sephora Favorites - Baldwin Sweater

I didn’t set out to fill my online shopping cart with bargains this week, but that’s what happened. From a dress that screams upscale Brit for under $100, to a pale beige wrap coat that isn’t a huge investment, I found unexpectedly good buys in familiar places.

Over in beauty, Sephora has started to unleash their special holiday kits and collections. These specially priced goodies are always a ton of fun. I’m sure this won’t be the last one to make it onto my must-buy list.

Check out all of my online shopping picks for the week…

1. Ann Taylor Wrap Tie Coat, $198.00
I find pale beige and off-white winter coats so striking. Adding one of these light colored toppers is an insta-luxe injection for any ensemble. I think it comes down to the upkeep and looming possibility of complete stain disaster. It subconsciously makes the observer think, “Only someone made of money would invest in a disaster-courting coat like that.” This affordable wrap coat is a secret way to conjure the vibe, minus the deep pocket investment.