Closed-Toe Sandals for When Your Pedi Isn’t Perfect

Thursday, July 12, 2018 • Permalink • 

Real world dilemma time. The weather, occasion, and ensemble of choice all scream “sandals.” But, your pedicure, or lack thereof, looks like you’ve been trekking barefoot through a Costa Rican jungle for three weeks. What do you do?

Enter the elusive closed-toe sandal. This wonderous hybrid shoe offers coverage for those parts of your foot most likely to look hideous if you’ve been slacking on your pedicure upkeep, but still feels light, airy, and summer-like. It can pair with a sundress without weighing down the look and make jeans vibe more warm weather appropriate.

The most common category of closed-toe sandal is the espadrille. Espadrille sandals come in a few varieties, but I’m partial to the mary jane style. It keeps both the heel and toe under wraps and it has that secure buckle closure. A close second would be the ankle-wrap style. It’s perfect for walking around in the grass.

Toni Pons Lloret-5 Espadrille Wedge Sandal in Navy Blue Suede


→ Buy the Toni Pons Lloret-5 Espadrille Wedge Sandal, $128.95, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.


The White Skirt You Never Knew You Needed

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 • Permalink • 

COS Wide-Elastic Cotton Skirt in White

I’ve never given much thought to adding a white skirt to my wardrobe, have you? I mean, it sounds kind of high maintenance. Uncomfortable. Hard to wear. Then I found this skirt over at favorite affordable store, COS. It solves all the big problems that come with putting a white skirt in rotation.

It’s machine washable, so you won’t spend and arm and a leg keeping it clean. It’s made from soft 100% cotton with a wide elastic waist and side slit, so it’s breathable and comfortable. And it has a built-in shorter lining hiding inside, so no worries about it being inappropriately transparent for real-life wear. And yet, it manages to look amazing. All minimalist and cool. I want to wear it with black Birks and a grey T by Alexander Wang tank. Can you picture it? It’s the white skirt you never knew you needed, but now can’t imagine doing summer without.

And it has pockets. ❤️

→ Buy the COS Wide-Elastic Cotton Skirt in White, $99.00, at cosstores.com.

Sale: Ray-Ban Flat Top Sunglasses Under $100

Monday, July 09, 2018 • Permalink • 

Ray-Ban Flat-Top Square Sunglasses

Witness, the rare current-season sale on a wardrobe classic. Sale finds tend to fall into one of two categories: off-season merchandise (e.g., cashmere in July) or trendy items with questionable multi-season staying power (cold-shoulder top, anyone?). These sunnies are both on-point for the summer and a classic style that will serve you well for many years.

These flat-top Ray-Ban sunglasses are the cool younger cousin of the iconic Wayfarer, featuring gradient lenses with 100% UV protection set in square matte black plastic frames. Through July 11, they are marked an extra 30% the existing sale price, which makes for an especially great deal. Also through July 11, you can score $50 in Last Call cash by placing an order of $100 or more before sales tax. So many reasons to shop.

→ Buy the Ray-Ban Flat-Top Square Sunglasses, $97.30 (was $143.00), at lastcall.com.

Loving This Week: Cle de Peau’s New Concealer + a Modern One-Piece

Sunday, July 08, 2018 • Permalink • 

Cle de Peau Concealer - Everlane Chinos - Vans Sneakers - Gabriela Artigas Bracelet - Haight Swimsuit

Check out a sampler of this week’s favorite online shopping finds…

1. Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Corrector for Eyes, $65.00
Clé de Peau stick concealer has been the undisputed champ of undereye circle coverage for years. Meanwhile, the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat pen has been the leading favorite in the illumination category. Now Clé de Peau has a new concealer that is positioned as both an illuminator and color-corrector for under eyes. There’s no way this isn’t going to be fabulous.

The Perfect White Button Down for Summer

Thursday, July 05, 2018 • Permalink • 

Madewell Central Shirt in Pure White

It’s your favorite go-with-anything, always fresh-looking white button-down shirt, but better. It’s been made summer-perfect with a slightly oversized, slouchy fit and relaxed sleeve. And, remarkably, it’s not see-through.

This cotton/ Modal blend blouse is machine washable and has a 4.5/ 5 rating with 89 rave reviews. One customer said that she already owns three and will probably be buying more so that she’s never without one. That’s serious devotion to a shirt. And reviewer Nell shared that a Madewell associate suggested this styling trick: “…unbutton halfway from the bottom up, tuck in the button tail and then overlap the other tail in the front for a cute wrapped look.” So many options.

Buying hint: most reviewers said that they sized down one size to maintain a hint of shape.

→ Buy the Madewell Central Shirt in Pure White, $65.00, at madewell.com