Loving This Week: A Weekend Wool Coat + Pretty Gold Hairpins

Monday, November 17, 2014

Equipment Leather Blouse - Helmut Lang Lambskin Top - Joie Coat - T by Alexander Wang Sweater - And Other Stories Hairpins

Just in time for the winter holiday shopping season, there are lots of new arrivals in the online stores. Plus, lots of great deals. It’s a great time to find new wardrobe options marked way down.

This week’s favorite shopping finds feature a few of those seasonal deals, plus a shimmery find that would be a great stocking stuffer or little gift for a friend (or for yourself). Check out what’s in my online shopping cart this week…

1. Equipment Leather and Silk Blouse, $149.00 (was $298.00)
Leather tops, from formal blouses to laid-back sweatshirts, are showing no sign of going out of style. This find, with its leather front and silk back, is a sophisticated evening take on the trend. While the construction is edgy, the cut is actually quite demure. I think this top could even go to a creative workplace as daywear. Picture it with a pencil skirt, or cropped trousers.

2. Helmut Lang Lambskin Trim Crewneck Top, $199.00 (was $290.00)
Continuing on with the leather trend, this blouse offers a slightly more relaxed option for wearing leather details. I love the striking, minimalist look of the rich white lambskin neckline topping the flowing crepe fabric. It’s not a strong winter fashion option in most climates, but it would be a great piece once the warmer weather rolls back around.

3. Joie Ondrina Wool Coat, $161.99 (was $598.00)
This casual camel-colored wool coat from Joie has a classic look made more casual with the addition of ribbed knit details at the collar and cuffs. It will be a fabulous weekend topper, made even sweeter by the 72% off sale price.

4. T by Alexander Wang Pique Sweater, $130.00 (was $325.00)
I’ve purchased quite a few T by Alexander Wang pieces over the past couple years and I’ve never been disappointed. The pieces in the T line are body conscious with a downtown vibe, but completely un-fussy. This stretchy, loose-fitting sweater looks like it would be another smart find. I like that it can be dressed up or down, and will likely feel just like a favorite sweatshirt.

5. & Other Stories Wavy Hairclips, $15.00
These shiny gold hairpins are slightly wider than your standard drugstore bobby pins, and a bit thicker. They’re definitely meant to be seen, which makes them perfect for securing a holiday updo. They’re also the just right price for gifting or for a stocking stuffer.