Saturday, March 30, 2013

Candy coated hues to love from Club Monaco

I think it may be because Easter is here but the candy colored hues at Club Monaco are speaking to me.  This lavender is everywhere for spring and here is how I would wear it:
Club monaco
Beverly Jacobs Spring 2013 Lookbook

Spring Wardrobe Clean Out and Holes to Fill

We just got back from skiing this week and the minute my suitcase hit the floor I went into a full closet Spring cleaning frenzy.  Heavy cashmere: boxed. Winter silks: laying flat and stowed.  Boots except for tan booties: stashed! Heavy coats: storage binned. I also made a stack of things from last spring/summer to donate that I knew wouldn't see the light of day this Spring. I took out my "Spring" containers that I had in the attic and rushed most of it to the cleaners to be pressed, pilled, cleaned, what-have-you. I am officially ready to bring the Spring wardrobe full force. Even if I freeze, I am willing to suffer just to have all that winter gear cleared. Happy Spring! 

Here are a few holes that I found in my wardrobe once I assessed what I had going for Spring: p.s. J Crew is having a 25% sale on your purchase of $150.

1. Spring/summer weight cashmere sweaters


Collection cashmere raglan sweater in stripe
Collection cashmere raglan sweater


Collection cashmere Isabel sweatshirt
Collection cashmere Isabel sweatshirt


Boyfriend V-Neck Cashmere Sweater
Garnet hill boyfriend v-neck cashmere sweater (in every color really--gorgeous!)


360 Cashmere Jasmine Cardigan



Cashmere Hi Lo Open Cardigan
White and Warren cashmere hi lo open cardigan


Cashmere Color Block Soft V Neck
White and Warren color block soft cashmere v-neck sweater

2. Fresh, flattering printed t-shirts:


Ikat tee
J Crew Ikat tee



Floral-stripe tee
J Crew Floral stripe tee


Rebecca Taylor Half Tropical Tee
Rebecca Taylor half tropical tee
3. Strappy black heels (open toe)




via spiga Melanie shoes (these are a deal!)


Rachel Roy Parker 4 sandal

4. Interesting accessories

Summer scarf:
Spun scarves New Mexico print



White and Warren Indian summer scarf

Sunglasses: I LOVE these--remind me of the ones I bought in the 80's!
Super sunglasses Basic

Cute earrings:
Tom Binns Voila puzzle nail earrings

5. Spring/summer skirts:
Current Elliot pencil skirt


Gap drawstring skirt


6. platform style shoe
Loeffler Randall Starlet platform sandal

7. Spring tote bag for beach, soccer practice, park...


A.P.C tote bag


8. Simple dress:
NAVAL DRESS
Naval dress by Margaret Howell via Steven Alan

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Bastille in SLC and favorites from Band of Outsiders and Acne

While in Utah my mom and I went to a great store called Bastille. I stormed that place and found some great pieces and there was a huge sale (up to 75% off--practically giving it away)! I walked out with A.P.C. tote bags, Band of Outsiders leather skirts, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Acne jeans, and DVF silk dresses. For an LA lady these pieces at those prices were insane! The website does not have what I purchased but I am featuring some of my favorites from Band of Outsiders and Acne. These labels are super chic and the cuts and materials are unique and gorgeous.  

Here is Bastille, SLC:

inside Bastille, SLC

Favorites from Band of Outsiders Spring 2013 collection:



Boy. by Band of Outsiders Sailboat Tromp L'oeil Dress
Sailboat Trump de L'oeil Dress

girl. by Band of Outsiders Tie Waist Dress
Tie Waist dress

girl. by Band of Outsiders Mini Blossoms Side Waist Tie Dress
Mini Blossoms Side waist tie dress

Boy. by Band of Outsiders Travel Print Sleeveless Blouse
Travel Print sleeveless Blouse 

girl. by Band of Outsiders Quilted Iris Print Jacket
Quilted Iris print jacket

Acne: Favorites here

Adelle Tape BlackMallory Contr SkinAdelle Tape Klein BlueSatya Tape Black

Alexis Contr GreenSweety Kroko Black / Beige Print

Love these accessories here too:
Frame Black GradientFrame Peach





Aoyama Pink/Off whiteColumbus Light Blue
and these:
Amber Nappa LilacAmber Waxed Sea Green




Oxide Waxed WhiteFlint Blue
Love this cut on these jeans:
Acne Relaxed fit low rise cropped leg jeans

Back from Spring Break...Easter is here


We just got back from Park City and are preparing for an Easter feast and a hunt! Here are some vaca photos and some pre-Easter shots from our house. 





And back on the home front today!

(Target Smith and Hawken Mat and $6 Easter Lilies)


And some completed home projects:
Before:


After:




John Robshaw Multi linen fabric (laminated matte)

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