Loving This Week: Smythe Faux Fur + a Versatile Kimono

Monday, August 31, 2015 • Permalink • 

Smythe Coat - Birds of Paradise Shirt - Vince Dress - Joe's Jeans - Just Female Kimono

I can think of few toppers that instantly up the luxe factor of any outfit like black faux Mongolian lamb fur. I’m so excited to have found a high quality specimen from Smythe on sale.

Also on the sale find list this week: oh-so-trendy high-rise flares and a modern minimalist sheath dress from Vince. Check out all of my top online shopping finds for the week…

1. Smythe Mongolian Faux Fur Coat, $349.98 (was $595.00)
All things fabulously furry are big for fall, so this sale find is particularly timely. This luxe faux fur coat will look amazing with everything from cocktail dresses to slouchy denim.

New Label Love: Coclico Shoes are Minimalist-Chic & Sustainable

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Permalink • 

Coclico Shoes

Looking for a shoe that will satisfy your minimalist-leaning fashion sensibilities, but is also ethically and sustainably crafted? You’ve got to check out new-to-me label Coclico.

These luxurious leather shoes are designed in NYC and used materially sourced locally in Europe, near their family-run factory in Mallorca, Spain. Their sustainable practices include using vegetable-based dyes, renewable materials, and recycled shoe boxes, in addition to only local suppliers.

Founded by NYC-based French expatriate Sandra Canselier, the Coclico label has been up and running since 2000. I’ve been vaguely aware of the line for years, but just recently did a deep dive into their styles. I instantly fell in love with the modern minimalist look and commitment to “slow fashion.” Check out a few of my current favorites…

5 Biggest Steals from the Sephora Sale

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 • Permalink • 

The Sephora seasonal sale has launched, which means it’s time to score rare deals on higher-end makeup and skincare brands. As of right now there are still a couple hundred items available in the sale section, but the best items are selling out fast. Let’s make this easier, here are my picks for the five biggest steals based on both price and usefulness.

If you’d like to score a large amount of very high quality makeup all in one swoop, don’t miss this Laura Mercier palette collection. You’ll get sixteen eyeshadows plus highlighter, three eyeliners, and three cheek colors.

Laura Mercier Into the Wild Book Collection

→ Buy the Laura Mercier Into the Wild Book Collection, $99.00 ($276.00 value), at sephora.com.

Loving This Week: Shorty Jeans + a Cashmere Steal

Monday, August 24, 2015 • Permalink • 

Vanessa Bruno Dress - Duffy Sweater - All Saints Sweater - A.P.C. Handbag - 6397 Jeans

The new fall arrivals are steadily rolling into the stores, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few smart sale finds still lurking about. This week I found a high-quality Duffy cashmere sweater marked more than half off!

I’m also shopping for summer-to-fall transition pieces, like a new Vanessa Bruno dress that will legitimately look just as good with strappy sandals as with opaque tights and pumps. Check out all of my favorite shopping finds of the week…

1. Vanessa Bruno Delta Contrast-Stitch Crepe Dress, $547.00
This new summer-to-fall dress is striking in its simplicity, like the best of higher-end fashions. I particularly love the vertical stripes with their fall coloring and flattering placement. It will look great now with sandals, and later with black tights and round-toe pumps.

The Best Pendant Necklaces and How to Wear Them

Thursday, August 20, 2015 • Permalink • 

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Pendant necklaces are all the rage for the right reasons. They are easily worn with other necklaces and definitely help complete the look for any occasion. With an array of pendants it’s hard to choose what to buy, but I am here to help you pick one that helps create such an effortless look.

I love layering my simple chains with the longer stylish pendant necklaces to help off set the simplicity. This is also true for the shorter length necklaces I frequently showcase but seem too dainty for me. Mixing longer and shorter chains with pendant necklaces really helps me make my casual Fridays a tad more playful.

Speaking of playful, my first feature is a double happiness of a tassel. This long necklace makes a statement without taking over your entire neck. This gorgeous green stone is a great centerpiece. The green color goes well with the gold chain and will also accommodate the burgundy color that is making a comeback this fall.

Francesca's Gretchen Double Tassel Stone Pendant Necklace

→ Buy the Francesca's Gretchen Double Tassel Stone Pendant Necklace, $24.00, at francescas.com.