GET THE LOOK: COUTURE WEEK

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LEFTPAUL & JOE Coat // RAQUEL ALLEGRA Sweater // CURRENT/ELLIOTT Jeans // RAG & BONE Booties // LOEFFLER RANDALL Handbag MIDDLEREBECCA TAYLOR Jacket // TIBI TOP // TIBI Skirt // SHOUROUK Necklace //  CC SKYE Clutch // ANNE KLEIN Pumps RIGHTRAY-BAN Sunglasses // IRO Leather Jacket // TOPSHOP Sweater // RAG & BONE Skirt // ALEXANDER WANG Bag // RACHEL ZOE Sneakers

Besides all of the fab fur last week, there were also some imitation-worthy looks spotted on the streets of couture week. My favorites were those that consisted of layered basics – a classic coat worn over a neutral knit or a neon green skirt topped off with a tailored jacket. I’m also in love with this sneaker look. Wearing sneakers with a little leather mini is unexpected and totally works here.

(Images via Harper’s Bazaar and The Cut)

BRR…

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PETA,  please don’t kill me… but I love seeing all of this fur on the streets of last week’s couture shows in Paris. With below freezing temperatures and snowy weather, editors and show-goers bundled up in the warmest of wears. Have you ever seen so much fur?  And in so many colors and styles! It kind of makes me want a fur hat á la Miroslava Duma. (Or maybe I’ll just settle for this faux version from ASOS.)

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(Images via Stockholm Streetstyle, Harper’s Bazaar, The Cut, and WWD)

HAPPY WEEKEND + LINKS

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Happy Friday! What’s on your agenda for the weekend? For the next two days, I’ll be conquering my to-do list. There are things on that list that have been on there for far too long (i.e. pick up the dry cleaning I dropped off in November…embarrassing, I know). Some things just continue to move from one to-do list to the next. Anyone know what I’m talking about? Not this weekend. Time to cross ‘em off. I also really need to do a good clean-out of this apartment of mine. The piles are out. of. control. It’ll be a productive, but low-key weekend. Just what I need.

For your weekend perusal:

  • The Four One One: I’m so excited to be featured on Forty Five Ten’s blog today. I made selections on all the things in store that are cheering me up right now – like this Moschino dress. Yes, please.
  • Tumble for ya: The chicest of blogs now has its own Tumblr. Check out the Mark D. Sikes tumblr for your daily dose of visual inspiration.
  • Sale alert(s): Gap is offering 25% off any purchase today. Just enter the code GAPTREAT at checkout. Perfect time to shop for some basic tees and layering pieces for spring. Or any of these candy-colored ballet flats.
  • A Chanel twin: Speaking of ballet flats… check out this pair from Topshop. So Chanel, right? But under $100.
  • Inspired resolutions: Have you all checked out Joslyn’s new project? She’s taking on a year’s worth of resolutions in preparation for her 40th birthday. Each month she is tackling a different resolution (January’s is to “revamp her diet”). I had a chance to chat with her about this little project and left feeling so inspired. It’s like her own version of The Happiness Project.

WHAT I LOVE RIGHT NOW

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Clockwise from top leftISABEL MARANT Dress // FURBISH Business Card Holder // VALENTINO Couture Spring 2013 // MARC BY MARC JACOBS Shorts // MADEWELL Booties // LADY ALMINA AND THE REAL DOWNTON ABBEY Book // MADEWELL Sunglasses // JOHN DERIAN Lamp // SUGAR PAPER Cards // MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA Sandals // MAXIMAL ART INC Earrings

VOWS: CAROLYN BESSETTE AND JOHN F. KENNEDY JR.

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Over the course of planning my wedding, I’ve looked through countless images for inspiration (Pinterest is a bride’s best friend). From color palettes to dress decisions to the overall feel of the wedding, some visual aid is super helpful. Let’s be honest though: whether you’re a bride-to-be or not, looking at other people’s wedding is just fun. With that in mind, I thought we could all look at them together here with this new wedding series on the blog (think of it as my own version of the “Wedding Wednesday”).

What better way to kick it off than with one of America’s most stylish and iconic weddings – not to mention, one of my personal favorites. Carolyn Bessette married John F. Kennedy Jr. in October of 1996. Their small wedding (only 40 guests!) took place on Cumberland Island. The couple kept their wedding plans top-secret (fun fact: in order to keep things totally under the radar, their wedding planners actually told the staff on Cumberland Island that they were working on the wedding of designer Nicole Miller) from everyone so to make sure it remained a private affair. One of the things I love about this wedding is how intimate it feels. It’s not over-the-top in any way. Just simple. And how about her dress? That Narciso Rodriguez gown is absolutely iconic. Bessette’s entire wedding look mimics her everyday style: chic, understated, and effortless.

Thoughts? Is this one of your favorites?

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(Images via Pinterest // Dress Sketch)

YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT: JULIET DUNN

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Ever since I got back from Harbour Island, I’ve been in a total warm weather mood. I’m tired of the cold weather (the whole five minutes we’ve had with it), and I just want spring – and summer! – to hurry up and get here. I’ve been skipping the sweater section when online shopping, and instead heading straight for the colorful tunics and beach coverups. That’s when I came across these lovelies by Juliet Dunn.  They’ve got such a bohemian-chic vibe. They’re just screaming to be taken to the beach (Harbour Island, in fact). The embroidery detail is perfect – not to mention, the neon thread! – and I love how the dropped waist skirt gives it a feminine touch. Just beachy, don’t you think?

TUCKER STRIPES

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TUCKER Blouse // DL1961 Jeans // CHANEL Ballet Flats // RAY-BAN Sunglasses // J.CREW Necklaces // CÉLINE Bag

Tucker has long been a favorite of mine when it comes to easy-breezy blouses – and this striped version is no exception. Perfectly lightweight and with a graphic pattern, it’s an easy pairing for any look. (Plus – we all know know how hard it is for me to resist a stripe of any kind.) Sometimes, a rainbow of bright stripes is all you need to pull you out of your winter blues.

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(Photo Credit: Molly Miller)