Loving This Week: Rose Gold Leather Boots + Travel Fitness

Monday, February 27, 2017 • Permalink • 

Alexander Wang Boots - American Giant Leggings - Madewell Top - REISS Sweater - Flight 001 Fitness Kit

Spring is right around the corner. The best part: swingy, off-shoulder tops like the Madewell option featured this week. The worst part: only a couple more months to wear these gorgeous Alexander Wang boots. What’s a girl to do?

Take a look at all of my favorite online shopping finds this week…

1. Alexander Wang Gabi Boot w/ Rosegold, $675.00
Black leather and rose gold is pretty much the chicest combination ever already. But, in the context of these lambskin boots from Alexander Wang, the duo gets elevated. It’s kind of hard to top the cool factor of ankle boots with a cut out heel covered in a rose gold metal plate.

Loving This Week: Nordstrom Winter Sale Finds

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 • Permalink • 

Diane von Furstenberg Dress - Stuart Weitzman Boots - Vince Sweater - Bobbi Brown Makeup - Vince Trousers - Marc Jacobs Handbag

There’s no sale quite like a Nordstrom sale, right? There are always great deals to be found on top notch items.

The Nordstrom Winter Sale is on now, with prices good through Sunday, February 26. There are hundreds of items on sale across all departments, but I’ve pulled a handful of my favorite finds from the contemporary section here. If you have some free time on your hands, take a spin around the entire sale section. But, I promise, these are six of the best deals in the entire sale:

1. Diane von Furstenberg Tali Popover Bodice Dress, $196.80 (was $328.00)
This simple dress has a sophisticated shape that will be perfect for the office. The two-piece look is flattering, while the funnel neck provides a modern silhouette. And you can’t beat DvF dresses for fit.

These Are the Socks to Wear with Your Cropped Pants

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 • Permalink • 

Having more or less lived my entire life in California I’ve developed a pretty strong aversion to socks. I know it sounds weird to people who live in places that have actual seasons, but, unless we’re working out, Californian women tend to go sockless.

Pumps, flats, brogues, booties, sneakers…all worn sans socks in sunny California. This presents quite a bit of confusion when we are forced to travel to cold climates. I remember the first time I visited my day job’s Minneapolis office in winter. How do women wear dress shoes when it’s seventeen below?

Fast forward a few years. Socks have moved beyond chilly-weather utilitarian wear and into the fashion mainstream. It’s cool to wear socks again, especially when paired with unconventional pieces like open-toe sandals and cropped jeans. I’m so loving this look.

But, what kind of socks do you wear with cropped pants? This is not the time or place for your gym-tastic Hanes ankle socks. I’ve done a bit of research and found three distinct frontrunners for the title of best socks to pair with cropped pants.

First up, classic white socks, upgraded. To get this look, it’s important to choose a sophisticated white sock, unless you enjoy looking like a second grader.

Loving This Week: Spring’s First Sandals + a Ball Chain Ring

Monday, February 13, 2017 • Permalink • 

Farrow Sweater - Gabriela Artiagas Ring - Marni Sandals - Ganni Sweater - Massimo Dutti Dress

Is it too soon to buy new spring sandals? There’s this stunning pair of Marni sandals calling my name. From a more appropriate corner of the online shopping world, sweaters!

Take a look at all of my favorite new finds for this week…

1. Farrow Akari Sweater, $78.00
This wool blend sweater has a designer look at a mall store price. What’s not to love about that?

Coach Is Cool Again. These Bags Are Why.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017 • Permalink • 

Stylish woman carrying Coach 1941 Rogue 36 Handbag

If you’re a follower of the Stiletto Jungle Twitter feed – and, really, you should be – you may have caught a Fortune article I shared earlier this week on the rebirth of the Coach brand. The crux of the article is that Coach is winning back its luxe reputation, and has the profits to prove it.

So, what happened to Coach? Fifteen years ago, it was an in-demand luxury brand. Then there was the proliferation of knock-offs, lower-quality direct-to-outlet bags, and markdowns. All hallmarks of an upscale brand in rapid decline. And decline it did.

After several years of slumping sales and being the subject of snarky fashion girl one-liners, Coach is back. They’ve got a stellar new spokesmodel in Selena Gomez, and a pricier runway-inspired collection – Coach 1941 – that’s selling like hotcakes.

So, how did Coach become cool again? According to Fortune, it was a multi-prong approach that included cutting back on the discounts and flash sales, removing itself from a quarter of the department stores where it was once sold, and refocusing on the up-market consumer. By all accounts, these are the bags that are leading the comeback.