Loving This Week: Summer’s First Best Bikini + A Oui Tee

Monday, May 22, 2017 • Permalink • 

Tibi Dress - Vince Camuto Loafers - Mavuno Harvest Dried Fruit - Clare V. Tee - Her. Swimsuit

Summer has arrived, at least here in the Bay Area. There's nothing like a few days of warm weather to make you rethink your wardrobe. It means it’s time for swimsuits, breezy cocktail dresses, and fun tees. In other news, the most delicious dried mango I’ve ever had, and you can get it delivered right to your door.

Check out all my favorite shopping finds this week…

1. Tibi Silk Sculpted Corset Dress, $495.00

When this new Tibi frock landed in my inbox this morning I was instantly reminded of the Alexander McQueen dress Duchess Kate wore to her sister Pippa’s wedding this weekend. Only this dress is much more affordable, and better suited to summer cocktails than society weddings.

5 Wear-To-Work Tops on Sale at Nordstrom

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 • Permalink • 

Want to give your work wardrobe an injection of a little something new? Nordstrom has some good deals right now on work-appropriate tops and blouses from labels like Tibi and Theory. Snap one up one of my favorites below while the prices last.

Three-season featherweight cashmere is a workwear staple, right? This J.Crew v-neck is available in five gorgeous colors, ranging from neutrals to a standout “bright citrus” yellow.

J.Crew V-Neck Italian Featherweight Cashmere Sweater in Heather Silver

→ Buy the J.Crew V-Neck Italian Featherweight Cashmere Sweater, $139.90 (was $188.00), at nordstrom.com; shipping is free.

Loving This Week: An All-Day Heel + A Valet Key Ring

Monday, April 24, 2017 • Permalink • 

Everlane Pumps - Vince Trousers - Coach Keyring - Le Labo Lotion - NARS Blush

There are some practical additions to your everyday life that truly make things easier. Like being able to quickly detach your car key from the rest of your keys when you live in a city where valet parking is the norm. I’ve been using an old climbing carabiner for years, but I think it’s time for an upgrade. Turns out Coach has a classy little key ring that’s made for valet.

In other shopping news, Everlane has done it again. They are so good at developing that one wardrobe item you never knew you needed. And they make it sustainable and affordable. So much to love about that brand.

Check out all of my favorite online shopping finds for this week…

1. Everlane The Day Heel, $145.00
This new shoe from slow fashion powerhouse Everlane promises to be a “heel you can walk in. All. Damn. Day.” I like that confidence. It’s crafted from 100% Italian leather and features a ballet-inspired round-toe along with an elasticized back and 2-inch block heel. And it’s available in five colors, including this beautiful Rose Tan. Pretty and practical…plus, that price!

Top 5 Crop Jeans for Summer and How to Wear Them

Thursday, April 20, 2017 • Permalink • 

In case you are still wondering about what's the trendiest way to wear your denim this summer, I have your answer: the crop jean. The writing's on the wall... and all over the glossies... the crop jean is still where it's at.

While the vast majority of trends aren't universally flattering, I'm particularly dubious of trends where it's as easy for the look to be totally wrong as it is for it to be right. The crop jean is the exactly that. There are a lot of ways to wear cropped jeans wrong, and the result can be extremely unflattering. With this particular look, you run the risk of looking short, wide and generally unfashionable. But, if worn correctly, cropped denim is more flattering than shorts and can vibe unfussy and super summery.

The keys to wearing crop denim in the most flattering way possible?
  1. Make sure the hem hits just below the widest part of your calf to avoid a "fattening" effect.
  2. Wear with high heel sandals, or, if you must go flat, with sandals that are ankle-strap free. An exposed top of foot will help lengthen the leg.
  3. Avoid flared crops -- they tend to look like bell-bottoms that were purchased entirely too short. Instead, go for straight leg or cropped skinnies.
Finally, a few of our favorite pair of crop jeans:

White jeans are practically a must-have for summer, and this cropped straight leg pair fits just right.

AG Adriano Goldschmied Stilt Cigarette Cropped Jeans

→ Buy the AG Adriano Goldschmied Stilt Cigarette Cropped Jeans, $176.00, at shopbop.com; shipping and returns are free.

Loving This Week: NARS’ Newest + a Crisp Linen Shirt Dress

Monday, April 10, 2017 • Permalink • 

J.Crew Top - Lucero Vinegar - NARS Eyeshadow - M.Gemi Sandals - Uniqlo Shirt Dress

I thought I’d try something a little different and feature one of my favorite foodie finds for the week. This new honey and ginger vinegar sounds just right for warm weather cooking. I’m thinking a reduction over vanilla ice cream would be particularly tasty.

Elsewhere, the newest NARS eyeshadow palette is getting rave reviews, and the color selection looks nicely balanced between wear-to-work and night-out.

Check out all of my favorite shopping finds from this week…

1. J.Crew Eyelet Sweater, $62.65 (was $89.50)
Cute, summery, and the perfect shape for pairing with high-waist denim. It’s also available in white and a bright yellow shade called citrus. All three colors are 30% off with code MUSTHAVES through April 14.