It’s been one of my goals this year to try to write at least three letters per week. Sometimes it’s a thank-you note (most of the time) and others it’s just a quick note saying hello or to letting someone know that I’m thinking about them. While I’ll never stray from my monogrammed stationery from Ellis Hill (they have the best when it comes to paper goods and such), I do love having some other notecards on hand when I’m just looking to send a quick note. The Emoji Stationery from Connor is the perfect example. Aren’t these fun? They’re perfectly-playful and ideal for sending a quick hello’s. I love the red-and-white liner, too. It adds the finishing touch.
Of all the fashion week street style shots I’ve seen so far, this look is one of my favorites. Super chic and super cool. Silver lamé is something normally reserved for evening, but this gal mastered the daytime shine. She made the skirt look casual and cool with a pair of sneakers and a simple, cotton tank. Shiny, chic, and comfortable. That’s what you call a perfect look.
There’s no better time to enjoy a cheeseburger than the weekend: the 11 Best Cheeseburgers Across the Country.
Thank you, J.Crew. They’re offering an extra 25% off any purchase (with the code SHOPFALL) – including all the new arrivals! I’m personally considering this cozy sweater, a pair of these leopard flats , this bright blue flannel shirt, and this perfectly-perfect striped shirt (because, really, why stop now?). I’m also thinking that now would be a good time to take the plunge on this coat I’ve been eyeing.
I’m always looking for fun additions to a party table. These bright piñatas would certainly fit the bill.
The best sale of the weekend: Waylande Gregory on OKL. Maybe it’s just me who gets excited to see his unique and clever creations (hello) – and when it’s on sale, I’m over the moon. This bowl is really tempting me and well, we all know I can’t resist a good pineapple.
Love white marble? Me too, me too!
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Falling asleep has never been an easy task for me. (Any tips there?) After a few nights of getting just four hours of shut-eye, we accumulate “sleep debt,” according to this article. And we need to start paying it back sooner than later.
It’s the return of the Style Notes series. I can’t think of anyone better to help me reintroduce the series than Lele Sadoughi. The New York-based (but Dallas-born!) designer has long been one of my favorites – and after getting reading through her interview and taking a look through some of her latest pieces, I imagine she’ll be one of yours, too. A veteran in jewelry business, the mother of two (busy lady!) designed for esteemed brands such as Ippolita and Tory Burch, as well as served as Jewelry Design Director for J.Crew before breaking out on her own in 2012. Her eponymous collection is now in its fourth season – and it’s better than ever. Inspired by art, travel, and vintage jewelry (she has a collection that numbers in the few thousands!), the line features geometric designs rendered in bright stones and enamels.
I first fell in love with Sadoughi’s designs when I came across a stack of her signature slider bracelets. (Don’t you love those?) Since then, what I have really come to love about her collection is the way it fuses classics with edgy elements. The pieces are wearable and timeless, but unique. They make a statement without being one of those things you only pull out on special occasions. This pearl bracelet (one of my very favorites of hers) is a perfect example of that. It makes a statement on its own but it’s also something I would wear everyday, layered in between other gold bangles. And her designs are fun! Here’s a fact: the current collection is inspired by the allure of the arcade – specifically pinball machines. Knowing that just makes this necklace even more fantastic than it already is.
After getting to know her a little better with this interview, I love her jewelry even more. I love anyone that can reference a Nan Kempner story on cue and says her splurge is “decadent food.” And her advice to aspiring designers? Well, I think that applies to all of us – no matter what industry you’re in. I hope you enjoy the interview! You can shop the Lele Sadoughi collection here.
The first stretch of fashion month has come and gone – and there’s a hoard of street-style snaps to prove it. Fashion’s finest hit the city in everything from head-to-toe white (the “no white after Labor Day” doesn’t apply here) to eye-popping prints. It was an everything-goes sort of week. I was actually surprised to see that, with the exception of a few looks here and there, most of the show-goers looked more dressed-up than in season’s past. Not fancy per se, just more pulled-together. Think: lace pencil skirts, leather culottes, super-chic shifts (paired with sneakers, obvs), and tailored blazers. It was a refreshing mix. Here, three of my favorites from last week’s streets – and how you, too, can get the looks.
Check back next week for a London’s looks!
Another favorite J.Crew purchase of mine from the summer that will be hanging around through the fall: the surf skirt. It’s made from neoprene (hence the name) which gives the skirt some structure, along with a little bit of a sporty feel. The flared hem, however, adds a feminine touch. I’m not going to lie: I’m not a big skirt person. It’s the item of clothing of which I own the least. There’s no real reason for this other than I’ve just always found myself gravitating more towards dresses or pants. This skirt has been a surprising favorite of mine. I’ve been able to wear it so much different ways – it can be dressed-up paired with a collared shirt and ballet flats (perfect for the office) or made super casual with a simple tee and sneaks. (Speaking of sneaks: how about this gold pair?) And I don’t see any reason why it won’t continue to get just as much wear this fall. It’s the perfect accompaniment to cozy sweaters (this one and this one come to mind), or, of course, is an easy answer with my chambray shirt. All you need is a pair of booties and you’re set.
Photos by Molly Miller
If there’s one item of clothing that is the hallmark of “transitional dressing” then it’s the sleeveless coat. When it’s not hot anymore but it’s not quite cold, it’s the ideal piece to have. Editors and the likes were sporting the sleeveless look all over the streets at NYFW last week – including TKTK in her gorgeous canary yellow one. It’s definitely an on-trend piece, and I’m totally on board.
There are so many different ways you can go with this trend. (And if I hadn’t waited so long to make a decision on one then I wouldn’t have missed my size in this Mango one.) There’s the super classic: a trench. This is one you really can wear year-round which is always nice. Another equally classic option is a camel version. You really can’t go wrong with a camel coat – sleeveless or not. (If I hadn’t waited so long to make a decision then I wouldn’t have missed my size in this Mango one.) I also love this gray one from Topshop. There’s no collar, making the silhouette even more streamlined. (This JOA one has a similar look but it’s under $150.) Or you can throw caution to the wind and go for it with a bright color. There’s this one from Tibi that’s pretty perfect. I love the pale blue hue. For something brighter: how about this red one? You can also score some good sea
Image via Vogue
In honor of fashion week (read: month), why not add some fashion-editor-worthy touches to your home? I love it when One Kings Lane does this sale. I always find the coolest vintage things – like these lucite bookends and a pair of leopard x-benches, for example. There’s also some splurge-worthy extras for the closet, too (a vintage Rolex and a pair of Chanel earrings come to mind).
I’m always hesitant about wearing red lipstick. It’s a bold choice, and I’m always worried that I just can’t pull it off (even a red as good as this one). After taking a look through this list of fellow blondes donning a scarlet lip, I’m feeling a bit more confident to give it a try.
Brussel sprouts are one of those love it or hate it foods. I’m definitely in the former camp. I love them. I can’t get enough of them. If I see brussel sprouts on the menu, it’s pretty much guarenteed that I’m going to order them. What happens when you throw in a juicy apple and a couple of crunchy walnuts?
Nate Berkus has once again nailed it with his Target collection. The newest arrivals are some serious gems: a black-and-gold side table, geometric additions, and gold accents like these candlesticks and this faceted vase. Did I mention that most of it is under $50? Sure is.
The last couple of days’ weather has been especially gray. It’s reminding me that the only way to brighten up the upcoming fall days is with a colorful coat. I happen to love the chartreuse hue of this one.
Speaking of color, spring is set to be a bright one. You can thank designers like Ralph Lauren for that. The American designer filled his runway with bold, saturated hues (and jewels to match!). Just one, quick look through this collection will put you in a cheery mood.