Loving This Week: Point-Toe Loafers + Sleek Work Dresses

Monday, August 18, 2014

Vince Loafers - Neiman Marcus Cashmere Sweater - Roland Mouret for Banana Republic Dress - Sephora Collection Balm - Theory Sheath Dress

There’s no real rhyme or reason to this week’s shopping picks. Some things, like a pair of stunning calf hair loafers, are new fall arrivals that caught my eye. Others, like a chic navy dress, are items I’ve been waiting to see after months of anticipation.

Here’s a peek inside my online shopping cart this week…

1. Vince Nikita Leather and Calf Hair Loafer, $395.00
I spotted these gorgeous loafers in the new fall arrivals at Nordstrom over the weekend. The shape reminds me of the shoes stylish city men – poets and the like – would wear in the mid-1800s. I think they’d look fabulous with boyfriend jeans and a chunky sweater this fall. The combination of calf hair and leather is such a stand-out look. Gorgeous!

2. Neiman Marcus Cashmere Basket-Weave Poncho, $299.00 (was $429.00)
We all know how much I love sale-priced cashmere. This luxe grey sweater from the Neiman Marcus house label is my latest find. It’s a timeless piece that will be worn for years to come, and the sale price is great. I have a hunch the price will be reduced again before it sells out, but I could be wrong. For now, I’m playing sale-price chicken.

3. Roland Mouret for Banana Republic Collection Vee Dress, $140.00
The much anticipated Roland Mouret for Banana Republic Collection landed in stores and online last week, and is already nearly sold out. By all accounts, this is one of those rare collaborations that truly does justice to the designer’s main label. Everyone is raving about it. This sleek, work-perfect dress happens to still be in stock, and truly is one of my favorites from the collection. Like the best dresses from the quite expensive main label, this dress manages to be flattering and body-conscious, but not even a tiny bit inappropriate.

4. Sephora Collection Color Reveal Lip Balm, $13.00
I got a “deluxe” sample of this color enhancing balm with my Sephora order last week. I wasn’t expecting anything revolutionary, but I was pleasantly surprised. This balm is moisturizing without being sticky, and smells divine. Plus, the color adjusting technology seems to actually work – it is a bright pink in the tube, but adjusted to a flattering pale pink on my lips. I’m still on my sample, buy may end up purchasing a full-size tube when I run out.

5. Theory Stretch-Cotton Sheath Dress, $137.99 (was $395.00)
I ran across this super sale priced Theory dress on the Saks outlet site. The price is excellent, and the shape is completely classic. Those are the best kind of sale finds – the ones that you know you’ll be able to wear for years to come. The fashion math makes it practically free.