Saturday, December 29, 2012

a couple of post-holiday purchases

There are so many sales and promotions that even things that rarely go on sale are discounted. Today I went to Club Monaco and bought some great items that I will wear the rest of the winter and some of which will work for years to come. Here are some great pieces on sale now:

Club Monaco Pricilla blazer

I wear this open, not buttoned with a silk tank top or this top below which I also got at Club Monaco for a fair price:


Navy T-shirt

I love this navy t-shirt under the jacket.  It is the perfect thin material and falls perfectly at the hip.  

This is what to wear with this:

J Brand jeans:

J Brand Brix coated skinny jeans

I wore this out to Gjelina and wanted to look more hip so I wore these shoes:

Steve Madden hightops

This necklace looks great with the ensemble too:

Rebel Pendant Necklace
Stella and Dot Necklace

Friday, December 28, 2012

what I am buying at the gap now

The Gap has great pre spring in right now.  Here is what I am buying from the Gap and planning on wearing soon--I am loving this lavender color for spring! 


PhotobucketImage 1 of Nike Blazer Mid White Leather Trainers

Clockwise from top left:
1. Gap Always Skinny 1969 skimmer jean 
2. Gap pique black and white striped t-shirt
3. Celine edge bag
4. Nike black and white hightops

If hightops are not your thing try these Comme des Garcons for Converse shoes:
COMME DES GARÇONS PLAY  Cream Low-Top Jack Purcell Sneakers
Converse Shoes


I am loving this white coat to throw over everything for spring too!


FROCK COAT WITH ZIPS
Zara frock coat


And some great sunglasses to wear with all of this:


Ray Ban Retro Curve sunglasses

Thursday, December 27, 2012

What's coming for Spring...

So, it sounds like Spring 2013 is all about delicate laces and lots of whites, bold black and white stripes, leather, graphic floral prints, cage pattern, frill detail (hang on to last seasons peplum), totes, fringe jewelry, and mono chromatics. Check out my Spring Lookbook tab on my blog updated now for Spring! Here is pantone's Spring/Summer 2013 Color projections:
Pantone Spring/Summer 2013

Here are some of my runway fave's via Harper's Bazaar
monochromatic Hermes


white lace and delicate Valentino

Cage pattern Calvin Klein

Floral graphic Kenzo


Stripes Dolce & Gabbana

Striped gorgeousness from Oscar de la Renta

White from Jil Sander

More Spring 2013 Trends: Lucite and clear detailing on everything: 

Chanel shoe via Harpers Bazaar

Givenchy via Harpers Bazaar

Michale Kors shoes via Harper's Bazaar

Fringe details:

Nina Ricci

Black and white:

Marni bag

Block shoes too:

Michael Kors 


Okay, now we know what we are looking for when we shop for the Spring season. Here are some great street style shots of the upcoming trends via Harpers Bazaar: 

monochromatic

Blue dressed up sweatshirt sweater with fringe necklace

Black and white together

lots of whites..gorg!!!

love the poppy color with the snake skin!

LOVE the leopard with the red!




Post Holidays

This is the afternoon after Christmas Day. John and I had serious cabin fever. We ventured out sans kids with giant LL Bean bags filled with returns and hit it hard. We stopped and had lunch at True Food Kitchen and then shopped, returned and shopped. One of the things that still makes me laugh is when John accused me of falling on the sword and returning the more expensive gifts he gave me in the name of saving money.  He told me that he would be hearing about "remember that $300 I saved him..." for a long time. He is totally right.

Here are some of my post Christmas purchases:

Herringbone short coat
Mango Herringbone short coat ($44 on sale!)

This is the coat I am wearing in the picture above. The sales girl at Bloomingdales asked if it was Isabel Marant. It really does look like it! It is the perfect oversized fit and looks great with the wedge high tops that are everywhere.

I exchanged a Diptyque candle for this perfume which I think smells gorgeous:

Volutes perfume


Raen Optics polarized Dayton sunglasses

My neighbor told me about this company called Raen that her friend owns. Their sunglasses are handmade and gorgeous.  Here are the ones she owns that I think I might need to copycat:
Raen Optics polarized Breslin sunglasses

This is a photo of my living room around 5 p.m. on Christmas Day.  The tree was dry and the decorations were getting stale. They all came down in what my husband described as "the white tornado" (meaning me). Out with the old in with the new. The neighbors think I am nuts; dragging our tree to the curb at 10 am on Christmas:




A final farewell to all the holiday festivities! Until next year!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Thinking about Spring...

I love the upcoming Spring fashion lines. Here is what I am thinking about for Spring! Much more Spring fashion to come after the new year! xo
spring 2012
Beverly Jacobs Spring Lookbook 2013

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