Best in Black: REISS New Arrivals

Thursday, January 29, 2015 • Permalink • 

If you love timeless, well-crafted separates, Duchess Kate favorite REISS is a label worth your attention.

UK-based REISS has been in business since 1971, but just recently found a following in the U.S. thanks to the above mentioned royal fan. I find that their dresses and coats are particularly strong. And, I won’t lie, I love that they make a lot of black clothes. I recently took a spin around their new arrivals section and found more than a few basic black options that turned my head. Check out my favorite new finds…

This mid-weight crepe dress is a perfect wear to work staple. It’s slim enough to be flattering, but still very appropriate for daytime, and can be easily transformed by changing up accessories. It’s also available in a pale glacier blue shade.

REISS Alana Structured Fit and Flare Dress

→ Buy the REISS Alana Structured Fit and Flare Dress, $320.00, at

Classic Furla Handbags 40% Off at Saks

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 • Permalink • 

Furla Leather Handbags

If you asked me to list the best affordable classic handbag lines, Italian-made Furla would be one of the first labels on my list. Their handbag shapes are timeless, but fall short of obviously knocking off higher-end bags, and they are always available in a nice range of both neutral and bright colors. Plus, Furla’s price point is firmly in the budget-friendly under-$500 bucket.

If a classic leather bag is on your shopping list, you’re going to love this stash of Furla bags I found at Saks Fifth Avenue’s online outlet. They currently have in stock 52 handbags, totes, and wallets, all marked 40% off retail price. There is a lot to choose from, so I picked my five favorite classic bags in can’t-miss colors to share with you. Check them out…

1. Furla D-Light Saffiano Leather Tote Bag, $178.49 (was $298.00)
This leather tote is absolutely perfect for commuting to work. The roomy 12”W x 12”H x 5.5”D size will hold files, papers, and even a tablet. The protective feet will give a little extra cover while schlepping it to and fro, and the 9” drop in the double top handles will accommodate your bulkiest coat. Plus, it has a secure top zip closure, which I’ve found is kind of rare for large totes.

Loving This Week: Silk Jumpsuit + Fashion for Your FitBit

Monday, January 26, 2015 • Permalink • 

Emerson Fry Dress - Milly Jumpsuit - Net-a-Porter Beauty Kit - Bezels and Bytes FitBit Bracelet - Sydney Brown Boots

This week I finally found a stylish way to rock a FitBit. A pair of local San Francisco fashionistas – one from Gap, one from Bloomie’s – started an Indiegogo campaign to fund a line of downtown-chic FitBit bracelets and pendants. It made my week. I’m so excited.

Check out all of the finds that made their way into my online shopping cart this week…

1. Emerson Fry Sabbia Shirt Hem Dress, $98.00 (was $248.00)
This sale-priced find from Emerson Fry would fit well in just about any wardrobe. The clean lines suit my minimalist-leaning personal style perfectly, but it would also be a smart classic addition to any well-assembled wardrobe. The sale price is fantastic, and it’s still available in a wide range of sizes.

Here’s How to Wear the Slit Skirt Right Now

Thursday, January 22, 2015 • Permalink • 

--By Kim Moshtaghi

The slit is back with a vengeance. Ever since Angelina started wearing them, designers can’t stop showing off their expertise for designing the perfect slit. The slit has come a long way and today I plan on featuring slits for the everyday gal.

This pink maxi allows you to keep a lot to the imagination, but also exudes a pop of sexiness because the slit will make you reveal some leg action. I guess this is why I chose to feature it. It’s got a round and conservative neckline but is offset by its bright pink color. I like the fact that it is appropriate for many functions but still allows you to be bold, beautiful, and playful.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Jenine High-Slit Pleated Skirt Maxi Dress

→ Buy the BCBGMAXAZRIA Jenine High-Slit Pleated Skirt Maxi Dress, $338.00, at

5 Stunning Minimalist Finds from Banana Republic

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Permalink • 

Banana Republic Minimalist Finds

Anyone else notice that most mainstream, affordable American labels do not have a strong selection of minimalist pieces? There are plenty of European minimalist options – Zara, & Other Stories, COS, and the like. But there is not a lot to choose from at your average American mall store.

I suspect this is because the stark, architectural look of minimalist fashion is not as popular with mainstream America as it is with the European market counterpart. It makes economic sense for the stores, I’m sure. But it frustrates me. Absent a bottomless bank account, a girl can’t live on Helmut Lang and Saint Laurent alone.

So, in the interest of filling out a wardrobe without dropping a lot of cash, I like hunt for minimalist finds in unexpected places. This week, that was Banana Republic, which has lately been the home of khaki pants, ruffles, and floral prints. Ugh. Unbelievably, I found five pieces that would be just as at home at Ssense or The Dreslyn as good old BR. Plus, you can get 40% off full-priced items with code BRTIME through 1/25.

Check out my bargain-priced finds and let me know what you think…

1. Banana Republic Light Silk Tunic, $89.50
This simple silk popover tunic is practically begging to be paired with skinny leather pants and boots. Bonus downtown-chic points for the fact that the model looks like a lost member of the Roitfeld clan.