Gotta love a good Shopbop sale! From now until April 14th (11:59 pm PT), you can get 20% off orders under $500, and 25% off orders of $500+ (includes sale!) with code EVENT18. Here’s a breakdown of my picks from the tried and true items I personally own and love, as well as few items I’ve got my eye on. Happy shopping!
This herringbone tweed blazer is long, lean, and fits me like a lightweight coat. The sleeves are slim and short and the shoulder is narrow, perfect for pulling off that longer length. It even has an inside pocket that I love for when I don’t feel like carrying a handbag.
This is my new favorite thing, albeit a splurge for sure. The leather is lightweight, making it perfect for most weather in LA. The cropped fit is amazing on me and I love the zippered 3/4 sleeves. I also love how it’s different from the usual moto jacket. I’ve already worn it tons.
This is one of those anything but basic basics that I end up using to complete an outfit or make a boring outfit a little more interesting. The fit is a little big, which is fine because I layer it, and I absolutely love the eyelash lace design.
These are my year-round staple. They run a bit small and narrow, so the size 5 fits my narrow size 4.5-5 feet perfectly. I love the walkable heel height, classic look, gorgeous suede, and notched front that helps elongate a leg-line. I have these in grey and black suede.
I own the brown and dark green colors, but I tried this gorgeous dark grey on and had to stop myself from buying YET another. These are a favorite among petites for their smaller fit and amazing price point.
I’ve been going back and listening to albums I loved as a teenager, and my gawd, it has been enlightening. Now that I’m older, I’m much more cynical and existential than I was in my teens (I was never an angsty teen. My parent’s got off so easy). As a result, I’ve found myself relating to the lyrical angst I missed out on the first time around by a surprising measure. My faves of late…Smashing Pumpkins circa Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (you’re right Billy, the world IS a vampire), and Bad Religion circa…any album really, they’re all good.
So, yeah, I’m on a 90’s rock band tee thing, but paired with sleek skinnies, suede ankle booties, and a wool blazer to keep the look polished.
Happy Black Friday! Who else is still sleeping off their turkey coma? I know I am…
I’ve got my comfy jeans on (nice and stretchy in all the right places for those hefty holiday meals), favorite fall ankle booties, cozy cotton long sleeve tee, and this glorious piece of herringbone blazer goodness that’s pretty much been my uniform as of late. I’m normally not a huge fan of those super stretchy legging style jeans, but MY GOD are they amazing when you know you’re going to eat your weight in stuffing and need some room to expand. Everyone needs at least one pair in case of comfort emergencies.
This blazer is one of my favorite recent acquisitions as my love of herringbone runs deep and burns bright. The long length on the model translates to a blazer/coat hybrid on my height, but the short and fitted sleeves combined with a snug shoulder (I was able to snag a xxs for a super narrow shoulder fit, but I imagine a xs wouldn’t be far off) keep it looking sharp. Since I’m just wearing it over a simple t-shirt, I added some bling by way of a statement necklace and embellished leather wrap bracelet.
This necklace is another piece I’m pretty proud of. Inspired by the fun and edgy pieces by Dylanlex but put off by the high prices and less than ideal materials, I’ve spent some time looking for better-priced sterling silver traditional jewelry to recreate the look. If anyone is interested in the same, do a search for “Rajasthan jewelry” and you’ll see some gorgeous traditional pieces from a region in India that has heavily inspired the current tribal-boho-edgy jewelry trends. If anyone with better knowledge of that region of the world has more suggestions for similar jewelry types to explore, I’d love to hear!
Anyway, I picked up this sterling silver piece on Etsy for a fraction of Dylanlex prices. It’s gorgeously detailed and heavy (I like heavy necklaces), and will be the perfect base for other necklaces to create that layered “Dylanlex” look. I have an idea of what I want its layering companion to look like but haven’t found the perfect piece yet. As a “collector” personality type, the search is half the fun. =)
Long time, no post! Don’t worry, I’m fine, and thank you to everyone who has asked and reached out lately. The reason for my absence? Burnout, mostly. This blog is something I’ve been doing for the last 9 years, straight! Blogging is weird in that you never really take a vacation from it. Sure, you take vacations in the sense that you travel places, but you’re always traveling with a camera, framing Instagram shots, and writing posts from hotel rooms. After 9 years of thinking about blogging/social media every single day in some capacity, I just needed a break. Not to mention, I really hate getting dressed for summer (it’s so boring!) so I tend to feel really uninspired and as if I can’t contribute anything on the fashion front around that time of year anyway.
Biggest learning experience from this little photo shoot…I realized I’m in more desperate need of a haircut than I realized. I’ll spare you my neglected roots. ;)
Anyway, popping in today mostly to say, yes, I’m alive, and also because I kept meaning to share this handbag I picked up as a treat to myself for my birthday. I’m really enjoying it, it’s finally available at a discount, and so I want to get it up on the blog.
Studs can be tricky and go tacky quick, but this little handbag nails it perfectly. I love it as a statement clutch (perfect to carry with a simple and casual look), but it comes with a polished silver chain strap to wear crossbody. The studs are slightly sharp cones in a polished silver metal that’s a little edgy, a little rock n’ roll, but not over the top. The size is perfect, leather is sturdy, and it’s lined in a soft suede that feels luxe to reach into. The studs only line the front flap, so there’s no worry of snagging or rubbing your clothes. Probably most surprising to me was the designer…Michael Kors! Not a designer brand I’ve ever been interested in (feels too stuffy for my taste), I’m shocked by the youth and edge of this piece. In fact, the first thing I blurt out when anyone comments on it is, “It’s Michael Kors! Can you believe it?!”
Anyway…Shopbop carries it and is having a promotion through tomorrow that will score you 25% off, bringing this bag down to $518. The Shopbop promotion more specifically is as follows:
20% off orders under $500; 25% off orders of $500+ with code EOTS17.
So, check your “hearts” list for good deals if you keep one like I do. For instance, I’m hoping this Ganni jacket gets restocked because the cropped fit looks really promising. Also, here are the boots I’m wearing in these photos.