SALE ALERT: SAKS FRIENDS & FAMILY

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What can I say? It’s a good week for sales. The latest one to shop is Saks. They’re offering 25% off any purchase (with exception of jewelry, which is 20% off). Just enter the code FRNFAM at checkout and you’re all set. It’s not just apparel and shoes either. You can score some on their home and decor section, too. (That includes books, thank you.) One thing to keep in mind: the 25% off also applies to their sale. The promo only runs through Sunday which means you have plenty of time to score some good deals on your favorites.

Sale selections…:

  • I just purchased a pair of over-the-knee gray boots. I love the idea of keeping the look really tonal and pairing it with this pair of jeans. And maybe really go for the gray look it with this sweater, too?
  • You can’t go wrong with a pretty pair of ballet flats. (These are some of my favorites.)
  • Now would be a good time to stock up on some quality basics. Look no further than Theory. (I need this poncho.)
  • My favorite pair of white jeans? Now on sale for under $100.
  • For my bar: I’m obsessed with this Rablabs tumbler set.
  • When it comes to costume jewelry, Kenneth Jay Lane knows how to do it. These clip-on sparklers are a holiday must-have.
  • The last thing I need is another pouch. However, this polka-dot pouch one is really hard to resist.
  • Adrienne Landau. Nobody does a good fur quite like her. I bought this vest last year and it was an instant favorite. I have a good feeling this coat would be no exception.
  • Speaking of spots, this pair of strappy sandals would work with everything from jeans to cocktail dresses.
  • I’m obsessed with these Oscar de la Renta earrings. Pink or white? Either one!
  • Remember my malachite plates? You, too, can score a set now.
  • I’ve been eyeing some things by Diane Kordas lately. I love her whimsical take on jewelry. This lips necklace, for example. Christmas wish list, perhaps?
  • The holidays really are right around the corner. It’s time to start thinking about the upcoming festivities. This little metallic mini is cocktail-ready.
  • On sale: denim. What’s better than finding your favorite pair of denim already on sale and then getting an additional 25% off? The sale selection has some really perfect pairs (these and these for me).
  • I’ve told you all how much I adore my black Reina kitten heels. So much so that I need them in another color, too. They’re the perfect party shoes because they’re oh-so-comfortable on the dance floor.

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20 CAMEL COATS TO BUY RIGHT NOW

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When it comes to outerwear, there’s really nothing that’s quite as classic as a camel coat. While there are many coat trends that come in and out of style, a good camel coat is something that’s timeless. It’s a piece you’ll love forever and one that you’ll continue to pull out year after year. It’s one of those things that just gets better with age. The good news is that there are plenty of options this season. Looking for something that works as both a coat and a blazer? This Theory one is pure perfection. (I’m sort of in love with this Theory one, too.) Here’s one that’s more of mid-weight. It works right now – but still transitions into the cooler months with some layering. If you’re looking for something a little more utilitarian, this toggle style is really cute and just so happens to be on sale, too. I’m in love with this wrap-style from Jarbo. It’s certainly not a style steal but it’s one you’ll forever and therefore might be worth the splurge. If you’re looking for a good steal, this Phillip Lim one just got marked down on The Outnet.

Speaking of good steals, here are two things to keep in mind:

First: Shopbop is having their Friends & Fam sale right now. That means that camel coats like this one and this one are 25% off. Just remember to enter the code FAMILY25 at checkout.

Second: Saks is also offering 25% off right now any purchase right now. Now would be a great time to stock up on a new coat – whether it’s camel or not. Enter the code FRNFAM at checkout for this one.

I’ve done a little bit of the shopping for you. Here, 20 camel coats – in all styles and prices – to buy right now. Scroll through to shop your favorites.

 

SALE ALERT: SHOPBOP’S FRIENDS & FAMILY

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Hip. Hip. Hip. Hooray. It’s about time! Shopbop is hosting a little Friends & Fam sale and offering 25% off any purchase with the code FAMILY25. That means that for the next three days you can score a deal on all of those things you’ve had on your fall wish list but have yet to add to your closet. (For me, that’s things like this, this, and these.) Three days only. Go for it.

Here, a few things you can’t miss…:

  • Temperatures are dropping and you’re probably starting to focus on fall coats. Now is the time to scoop one (or two) up. For something tailored, opt for this or this (love the red!). f you like a classic toggle-coat then look no further then right here. For something equally as functional that you’ll wear forever and ever (I know this because I own it in camel), this hooded one from Vince is the ticket.
  • Extra cold weather where you live? This Mackage coat will you keep you warm – and chic.
  • If you’ve already got your brown and black boots covered, then why not a pair of blue ones? I love the sapphire-blue hue of this pair.
  • It’s officially sweater season. I’m in the mood to pile on the chunky knits. I’m pretty sure that Vince (this one and this one!) has the best sweater selection out there.
  • When it comes to flats, I’m usually all about sneakers or ballet flats. However, there’s something about these shiny oxfords that have me smitten.
  • These are a little trendy, I know. But I love them.
  • Winter white is always a good idea. Get your fix with this cozy sweater or this coat.
  • I love Anine Bing’s new line of sunnies. This pair is my favorite.
  • Leather pants are a must-have this time of year. If you already have black, then opt for a second pair in a moody, fall hue like this one.
  • I could love in this poncho all season long.
  • Nothing like a heavy dose of pink to brighten up the grayest winter day.
  • Feelin’ extra cozy about this Milly sweater dress.
  • The holidays are around the corner. I usually add my touches of red through my accessories. This pair of adorable ankle-strap flats would be perfect.
  • Speaking of the holidays…how about a feathered party skirt? Yes, please.
  • I’ve become a little obsessed with the idea of a pastel coat. I’m eyeing this one and this one.

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KATE SPADE NEW YORK: PLACES TO GO, PEOPLE TO SEE

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Get ready for pangs of wanderlust: Kate Spade New York: Places to Go, People to See comes out today! The brand has been celebrating travel all year long on its blog and this book (decked out in the brand’s signature kelly green, no doubt) is a compilation of just that: chic travel. The hardcover tome includes breathtaking photographs and jet-set widsom from destinations all over the globe including Paris, the Amalfi Coast, St. Moritz, Marrakech, and, of course, New York City. (Just hearing that list alone makes you want to book some plane tickets, doesn’t it?) I’m already a big fan of Kate Spade’s first book, Things We Love, so I just know that this one will be just as good – if not better. Whether for yourself or a gift for your favorite worldly friend, this is one book worthy of some space on the coffee table.

PEPLUM POWER

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Remember last week’s post when I told you all that I’m a big believer that when you find a piece that you really, really love to buy it in every color? I definitely applied that rule with this peplum sweater. I found it while shopping with my mom at Scoop NYC (we actually came out of separate dressing rooms wearing the same one and there’s a selfie to prove it). I loved it so much that I bought it in all three colors. (The beige one is the perfect pairing with white jeans in the winter.) I’m always on the hunt for good basics that are simple enough that they can work for everyday-wear, but that also have a little something extra (i.e. a peplum) to keep it interesting. This sweater is exactly that. I can throw it on for work with jeans and flats or make it work for a night out by dressing it up with some statement jewels (a necklace or a colorful pair of earrings). Peplums are good at that – making something work from day-to-night. They add just the right dose of feminine flair without overpowering the look.

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HAPPY WEEKEND + LINKS

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As I mentioned this in yesterday’s post, “salted carmel” are magic words for me.Lucky for me: ’tis the season for caramel flavoring.  I crave salted caramel popcorn all the time, and I’ve been harassing my local ice cream shop to find out when their delivery of Blue Bell’s Sea Salt Caramel flavor will arrive. Combined with another one of my favorite fall flavors, these salted caramel-apple muffins are pretty much my dream breakfast right now.

Blame it on the change in weather or maybe it’s all the travel (to and from weddings, no doubt) but my skin is in need of some major TLC. Dehydration, I’m assuming. My face looks like it needs to drink one tall glass of water. Ever heard of Eve Lom? I keep seeing the name pop up in magazines and on beauty blogs and then a friend of mine recommended the line’s Rescue Mask (sounds like exactly what my skin needs) to me. I’m interested to give the entire line a try. Good news: Sephora offers an Eve Lom “Essentials” kit that’s perfect for traveling or, in my case, a trial run. If you’ve tried any of their products, I would love to hear about it.

Another reason to love One Kings Lane: they introduce me to interesting and creative people like Donald Robertson. The artist, who also serves as Creative Development for Bobbi Brown, is known for his whimsical and and lighthearted illustrations which have graced the homes of New York’s chicest, including Lisa Perry. Another fun fact I learned: he was one of three original founders of MAC Cosmetics. Check out this fun Q & A to learn more about “Drawbertson.”

I have such a crush on Palmer Weiss. The interior designer creates some of the most beautiful and rich spaces. She really knows how to put color to good use. If you need proof, just take a look at this recent Presidio Heights 3 project published to her portfolio.

I watch a lot of TV. I’m one of those people that gets completely engrossed in whatever show(s) I’m watching (currently, I am obsessed with The Good Wife. In the middle of season 3 now) and I’ve definitely been known to binge on more than one show. (I’m not even going to tell you how quickly I went through the first three seasons of Scandal.) What is it about certain shows that make us love them so much? What gives certain shows a cult following? There seems to be a formula. Read through this interesting article to understand the anatomy of a hit TV show.

Sale shopping! Charm & Chain is offering 25% off all purchases. Just enter the code CHARMPARTY at check out. The timing couldn’t be better either. They have so, so many good things right now. My personal favorites? This statement necklace, these funky earrings, and anything from Lele Sadoughi. I’ve also had these chandelier earrings on my wish list since they arrived. Is now the time to bite the bullet?

Just one more thing… to celebrate the long weekend, J.Crew is offering 30% off any purchase. Enter the code WEEKENDPLANS at checkout. It’s good through Monday. Guess this is a good time for me to pick up this foxy lithe sweater I’ve been eyeing.

THE WORKS

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After seeing my little sister sport this gingham shirt, I quickly ran out to J.Crew and bought my own. And after two weeks of pretty much wearing it non-stop (no, really – nonstop), I jumped online and ordered it in two more colors. (Along with this polka-dot one I just got, it’s officially my favorite casual basic this season.)

In fact, that’s pretty much the story with every piece you see in this look. They’re all my fall favorites. These are the things I wear so often that it’s necessary to own them in more than one color. The jeans, for example, are probably my fifth pair of Frame Denim.  After wearing my white cropped pair so often, I realized this length really works well with sneakers and ballet flats so I opted for both the black and blue pair. Both have been excellent decisions. Clare V. has become a new favorite of mine since I bought her leopard clutch. The quality can’t be beat and the size – large enough for a mini-iPad but not so big that you feel like you’re carrying a portfolio – is ideal. I figured it was time to invest in another and this decided to go with a true leather version this time. I tossed around the idea of the plain brown leather but then I saw this polka-dot version and knew it was the one. The dots are the best addition – just whimsical enough. (For the record: her silver metallic will without a doubt be my next one. It’s too good to pass up.) When you find those things that just work for you, those pieces that just make getting dressed easier, go ahead: buy it in more than one color. You won’t regret it.

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GET THE LOOK: PARIS FASHION WEEK (PART 1)

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Of the four cities that make up “fashion month,” Paris undoubtedly my favorite. There are lots of reasons for this (the Chanel show is one), the least of which isn’t the street style. Paris is special and the show-goers dress accordingly. Weather can be tricky in Paris (rainy one morning, warm and sunny by afternoon), and I think that forces people to get creative. I also want to think that editors save some of their best looks for Paris (or maybe it’s just what happens to be left in their suitcase after three weeks of traveling). Whatever it is, it brings out the best in street style. In fact, I had so many favorite looks that I’m creating not one, but two “get the look” posts for Paris. Check back for the part two next week!

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Images via Harper’s Bazzar and Collage Vintage