Loving This Week: Faux Leather Leggings + Pajar On Sale

Sunday, November 11, 2018 • Permalink • 

Halogen Sweater - Spanx Leggings - Club Monaco Sweater - Marni Flats - Pajar Coat

Check out my favorite online shopping finds for the week…

1. Halogen High/ Low Turtleneck Sweater, $79.00
The low, curved hem of this cotton blend chunky turtleneck gives it an elegant silhouette. And who doesn’t want a sweater that covers their bum occasionally? It’s available in five colors, including the dark grey heather pictured here and a beautiful forest green.

Loving This Week: Shaggy Faux Fur + A Wine Advent Calendar

Tuesday, November 06, 2018 • Permalink • 

Topshop Coat - Vinebox Wine Advent Calendar - Flora 1761 Nail Polish - Mejuri Ring - J.Crew Skirt

Check out a few of my favorite online shopping finds for the week…

1. Topshop Camille Hooded Faux Fur Coat, $150.00
A perennial favorite. This shaggy faux fur coat is available in four colors, but it’s this pale brown that gives off a vintage vibe straight out of The Royal Tenenbaums.

Sale: Marni Glossed Leather Brogues 55% Off

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 • Permalink • 

Marni Glossed Leather Brogues

I’m so glad fall is finally here. I deeply love all of the cold-weather items you can’t get away with wearing in the summer, even here in the perpetually chilly Bay Area. I’m excitedly unpacking cashmere cardigans and wool turtlenecks, over-the-knee boots and Chelsea boots, parkas and knit caps. And day dreaming about a just-right pair of menswear-inspired brogues.

These sale-priced Marni brogues will do nicely. The leather upper is the ideal state of shiny – somewhere just above ordinary black leather, but well below patent leather territory. I'm just not ok with patent leather during the day. The charcoal grey laces feel more luxurious than the skinny, barely-functional laces you normally see on a women’s brogue. The visible stitching around the sole, where glue might be used in a down-market option, instantly signals a shoe that’s quality made. Finally, the shape has a vintage vibe that feels straight out of a Charlie Chaplin silent movie. The whole look is well put together in a way that reminds me instantly why investment clothing is a real thing.

Wear these stylish brogues with everything from workwear suits – I’m really feeling cropped plaid for fall – to jeans and chunky sweaters throughout the cold weather months. I’d even try pairing them with beautiful socks and cropped pants for fashion-forward look. Even on sale, they’re still quite an investment. But, they are significantly more affordable than they’d be at regular price, and sure to last for many seasons with good care.

→ Buy the Marni Glossed Leather Brogues, $384.00 (was $855.00), at theoutnet.com; get 15% off your first order with code FIRSTTIME15.

Loving This Week: Chic Hand Sanitizer + A Teddy Coat

Monday, October 22, 2018 • Permalink • 

Club Monaco Coat - Noshinku Hand Sanitizer - Botkier Boots - Everlane Sweater - Black Crane Blouse

Check out a few of my favorite online shopping finds for the week…

1. Club Monaco Mayree Teddy Coat, $395.00
I saw this coat live and in-person at a Club Monaco in Hong Kong a few weeks ago. It was in the window display and it was eye-catching enough to make me look twice at a Club Monaco while on holiday halfway around the world. It’s gorgeous.

Sale: Theory Demitria Wool Suit Pants Under $100

Monday, October 08, 2018 • Permalink • 

Theory Demitria Wool Suit Pants in Black

Long before Theory was known as one of the cornerstones of American minimalist fashion, the label made a name for itself as the suiting go-to for the young, chic, and upwardly mobile. When I was a baby attorney in the early aughts there was an unwritten rule: partners wore Armani, but partner-track associates had a closet full of Theory. The contemporary label may have broadened its base since the heyday of minimalist suits, but that doesn’t make their stretch wool suiting separates any less appealing.

These Demitria 2 Flare Leg Stretch Wool Suiting Pants come in both black and navy, and both colors are on sale for under $100. These exact same pants are on sale elsewhere in the upscale online shopping world for $221, marked down from $295. *cough* Saks *cough*

Beyond the fact that this is an excellent sale price, these wool trousers are a classic investment piece that will anchor your closet for years. They can be paired with a Theory stretch wool suit jacket for the business-professional look. Pull on a slim sweater and block-heel pumps for a less formal, yet still dressy office ensemble. A satin blouse and strap sandals make them perfect for a night out. The options are endless.

→ Buy the Theory Demitria Wool Suit Pants, $99.97 (was $295.00), at nordstromrack.com.