Extra 40% Off at Banana Republic and How to Use It

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 • Permalink • 

What’s better than a sale to kick off the first week of summer? A sale on sale, that’s what.

Through June 30, while supplies last, Banana Republic is offering an extra 40% off all sale items. No coupon code necessary; the extra 40% off will be applied at checkout.

It’s tempting to pick up a single sale-priced find and relish the deep discount, but if you rack up a minimum of $50.00 worth of purchases you’ll also get free shipping. If not, standard shipping is available for $7.00. Returns are always free.

Now, let’s get to my picks for the best bets from the sale on sale section…

Let’s just start with the punchline. Don’t have a classic trench in your closet? This is the smartest possible way to use this extra 40% off deal. It’s available in regular, tall, and petite sizes XS – XL.

Banana Republic Classic Trench

→ Buy the Banana Republic Classic Trench, $119.39 (was $228.00), at bananarepublic.com; this item ships free.

Loving This Week: White Sneakers + The Met Does Nail Polish

Monday, June 20, 2016 • Permalink • 

Just Female Dress - DryBar Hair Dryer - Veja Sneakers - True and Co. Bra - Cirque Nail Polish

It’s been a good week for unique beauty finds, including what might be the best travel hairdryer ever created. Really.

Elsewhere, I’m ready to bite on the new white sneakers trend that is making its way through the fashion circuit. And I think I found an appropriately chic pair to try.

Take a look at all of my favorite shopping picks for the week…

1. Just Female Genova Shirt Dress, $142.00
This wrap shirt dress has that easy-going, simple-yet-pretty look that we all love for summer. I’d add sandals or flip-flops for a weekend vibe, but you could also very easily dress this up a bit for a casual office.

Sale: Acne Studios Sweaters 40-70% Off

Thursday, June 16, 2016 • Permalink • 

I'm ridiculously into the Acne Studios sweater piles that are popping up all over social media. Have you seen them? Seriously, they are a thing. On Instagram...

and on Pinterest...

I swear, one day it's going to come out that these pics are all planted by the marketing team at Acne Studios. If that's the case, hats off to that team. Really, they are brilliant marketing photos because they just make me want to buy lots of Acne sweaters.

If you've scouted out Acne Studios sweaters lately, you know: they don't come cheap. A full-priced sweater will set you back somewhere between $300.00 and $700.00, depending on the material used and the complexity of the design. So much for buying a whole pile. But, in an effort to make my (and your) Acne sweater pile dreams come true, I've rounded up a selection of sweaters from around the web, all marked 40% off or more. Check out my finds:

Denim in Demand: Summer Picks for Work and Play

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 • Permalink • 

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Denim is a simple way to look and feel laid back. But, it doesn't have to be so casual all the time. Denim can be playful, versatile, and, believe it or not, worn to work. There is a reason denim has kept its high place in fashion for as long as it has. This trend constantly reinvents itself and will never disappear from our closets.

My first couple picks are clothing and after I will ease into denim shoes and accessories. My first showcase is sassy: a bleached denim MOTO dress. This dress is cute! It's got a boxy structure, so it allows for accessorizing. Try a statement piece necklace or layer a couple necklaces to customize the look. It’s a nice transitional piece that you can wear to work, and wear to dinner with friends without changing.

MOTO Bleach Denim Dress

→ Buy the MOTO Bleach Denim Dress, $75.00, at us.topshop.com; shipping and returns are free.

Loving This Week: Crop Jeans + Vacation Sandals

Monday, June 13, 2016 • Permalink • 

Citizens of Humanity Jeans - J.Crew Pants - Maison Kitsune Tote - Seoul Little Necklace - M.Gemi Sandals

This week I have summer travel on the brain. I’m so ready to get out of town. Without even trying, I managed to add three travel-ready picks to my weekly round-up. Elsewhere, my ongoing search for the season’s best denim now has a frontrunner.

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

1. Citizens of Humanity Cora High Rise Crop Jean, $228.00
After much consideration, I feel that I have finally found my favorite new summer denim. I pinned two different washes of this same jean within minutes, without realizing it was the exact same jean. I take that as a sign. This darker wash is running in first place, but the lighter wash version is also quite fabulous.