Loving This Week: Leather Brogues + an Asian Skincare Sampler

Monday, October 12, 2015

Whistles Dress - Sephora Favorites Sampler - ASOS Brogues - Anaak x Madewell Sweater - Minsai Bracelet

This week, I’m very excited to report that Sephora has finally fully embraced the Korean skincare craze. Not only have they made their very good selection of Korean beauty items easier to find on the site, they released a brand new sampler box of Asian skincare favorites. I can’t wait to try every item.

On the fashion front, I found a sleek leaf-print dress at UK-based Whistles that feels 100% fall. I think it would look amazing with those Chloe Mary Jane Pumps from last week.

Now, take a look at all of the online shopping finds turning my head this week…

1. Whistles Phoebe Fern Midi Bodycon Dress, $280.00
This fall-perfect printed dress is crafted from luxe silk, with just enough added elastane to provide some figure forgiveness. The colors, abstract fern print, and demure cut will be equally appropriate for the office and a night out. A great find all around.

2. Sephora Favorites SoKo to Tokyo, $40.00 ($115.00 value)
Sephora has officially jumped on the Korean skincare bandwagon. First, they launched a site section dedicated to the latest in Korean beauty. Now, they’ve rounded up a who’s who of Asian skincare labels for their Sephora Favorites line of sampler boxes. So many fun new things to try, from cleanser and essence, to peel and beauty balm.

3. ASOS Moral Leather Brogues, $89.58
These genuine patent leather brogues will look fabulous with fall’s menswear-inspired trouser and sweater combos. I love the just-funky-enough stacked heel, and standout affordable price.

4. Anaak x Madewell Handknit V-Neck Sweater, $517.00
Sure, it’s an investment. But, this alpaca/ wool blend sweater has the good looks and fancy pedigree it takes to live up to the cash outlay. For this first Anaak collection, Philadelphia-based designer Marissa Maximo partnered with Brooklyn knitter Justine Ariel of made-to-order knitwear label Common Era. The result is this cozy knit that will be a favorite for years to come.

5. Minsai Thin Reeve Cuff Bracelet, $195.00
Minsai’s simple, refined, industrial-chic bracelets seem to get better with each collection. This new thin version of their Reeve cuff has a pretty rose gold plated finish and screw closure. This is how you do statement jewelry without distracting from the rest of your ensemble.