Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Outnet: Favorites and a How to Wear

The Outnet (the discount branch of net-a-porter) is fully stocked right now with great discount pieces. The key to looking chic is finding interesting pieces that have great shape, texture and cut. These are pieces that not everyone will have. Here are some of my favorite:






3.1 Phillip LimLaser-cut crepe-trimmed silk mini dress3.1 Phillip LimLaser-cut crepe-trimmed silk mini dressfront
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3.1 Phillip Lim laser cut dress (dress is fully lined)


3.1 Phillip LimEmbellished silk dress3.1 Phillip LimEmbellished silk dressfront
3.1 Phillip Lim embellished silk dress

Band of OutsidersPlaid twill blazerBand of OutsidersPlaid twill blazerfront
Band of outsiders plaid twill blazer
Band of OutsidersKnitted cardigan
Band of outsiders cardigan (super chic fit)

ChloéWool-twill coat
Chloe coat (this is insanely gorgeous and such a great discount)

ChloéWool, silk and cashmere-blend cardigan
LOVE this chloe sweater (this is a forever piece)

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
RochasSmooth-leather tote
Rochas leather tote

An Outnet how to wear:

the outnet

Chloe crocheted top
Rochas bomber jacket 
Chloe sunglasses 
siren rose gold ring 
Alexander Wang mesh shoulder bag 
Lanvin brouges (just sold out!) 
Current elliot coated midrise jeans


Monday, December 29, 2014

Nordstrom Clearance Sale: A few great picks

It's on. Nordstrom Clearance sale!

'virginia' lace shift dress
Kate spade shift dress

'jacques' double breasted wool coat
Kate spade peacoat (cutest cut ever)

Stripe Print Silk Blouse
Vince silk blouse

'Joyanne' Cashmere Open Cardigan
theory cashmere sweater (super soft and great shape)

'Stassia' Silk Jumpsuit
theory silk jumpsuit

'Danijo' Structured Poncho
LOVE this theory poncho
'Star' Ankle Bootie (Women)
Acne ankle bootie

The sweater:Tory Burch did it right

This past weekend while in the desert I poked my head into the Nordstrom rack and found this great sweater that I have worn the past 2 days. By all accounts it looks ugly on the rack. It is an old man sweater transformed into something chic and interesting.  Here is the look and how to pull it off:

Tory Burch sweater:
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How to wear:

ugly sweater
Tory Burch sweater
Topshop coat 
Maison Martin Margiela bag 
Gabriela artigas tusk earrings
 BCBG cuff 
3.1 Phillip Lim d'orsay flats
 MOTHER high waisted looker jeans

A New Year: Time to Edit

After the new year I enjoy helping clients streamline their wardrobes. A wardrobe needs to be clean and functional and now is the time to go through and edit away. Nothing feels better than a pared down wardrobe. What you will find is that after editing you will actually have more to wear.

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Step 1: Pull everything out of your closet
Step 2: Get bins or baskets for organizing
Step 3: Put everything in a stack that you know you will not wear for at least 6 months, such as holiday party attire, off season items and stow.
Step 4: Be brutal and ask yourself if you love each piece in your closet and if it fits you. Have you worn it in the past year? Make a donate or consign pile. The chances of you wearing something if you haven't worn it in a couple of years are slim (unless it is designer or very expensive. You can always stow it and think about it again next year.
Step 5: Reorganize: Put all the jackets together, silk blouses, cotton blouses, shells, jeans by leg (skinny, boyfriend, straight leg) Fold heavy sweaters, put skirts together by length, dresses by casual to formal.
Step 6: Replace all hangers with hangers that match (I prefer the velvet non-slip)
Step 7: Make a list of what you want to add to your wardrobe based on what you have now taken out.

This is a great way to feel better about the start of the new year!

A few things I would edit asap:
-Ill fitting pants (too low rise, low rise bootcut jeans, old work pants for a job you no longer have)
-Inexpensive t-shirts that have signs of heavy wear (you can replace these)
-Anything stained beyond repair
-Shoes that have a super squared off or super pointy toe

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Swoop-Worthy

My fingers were twitching on vacation because I took a hiatus from blogging and checking out the post-holiday sales. Here are some things I think are swoop-worthy a la Net a porter:



sale
Proenza Schouler sweater
 Isabel Marant necklace 
Raquel Allegra blouse 
3.1 Phillip lim flats (only 39's left)
Karl Lagerfield fedora 
Tome taffeta midi (gorgeous for parties)

Skiing?

This is more exciting than Christmas: What to wear on a ski trip? A few things to consider.
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Herno high collar coat (love this color and shape--a line kick out)
Polo ski sweater (love this feminine shape) 
The Elder statesman cashmere turban (can't get enough of this)
 Marc by Marc Jacobs tote (durable and holds it all)
Oliver Peoples sunnies
Mother the looker high waisted jeans 
H and M faux fur boots



Desert Vacation

This is a great time to be in the desert after the chaos of Christmas. It is chilly out there but something about it is so peaceful and renewing. Here are a few sets for desert fun:




Pool:



palm springs



Mara Hoffman swimsuit (on sale!)
Marc Jacobs square frame acetate sunglasses (on sale!)
 PilyQ coverup (loving this!) 
Sugar rose SPF lipbalm (the best!!!)
John Lewis Alphabet bag 
Emilio Pucci straw hat 
Serena and Lily beach towel



Evening: Comfortable, warm and edgy 

desert chic


R13 Graphic vintage tee 
Gucci leopard print cape 
Saint Laurent charm necklace 
Saint Laurent Medium Betty bag (I wear the heck out of this)
C Label studded bootie ($15--these just sold out...will check back)
Frame Denim Le color noir skinny jeans

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Can't help myself...Spring 2015

I know this is crazy on Christmas day, but I am already looking ahead to the next fashion season: spring, spring, spring!
Here are some of my favorite looks via Style.com:


Saint Laurent Spring 2015 Ready to wear




Band of Outsiders 2015 Spring Ready to Wear

Proenza Schouler 2015 Spring

Rochas Spring 2015





3.1 Phillip Lim 2015 Spring


Chloe Spring 2015



Sunday, December 21, 2014

Camel and Black: A winning, classic combination

Camel and black always works well together. Check out the look and then the how to below.

images via Le Fashion









Chic set
Rochas oversized jacket (this is on sale and a perfect cut)
Raquel Allegra muscle tee 
J.W. Anderson twisted clutch 
Need supply earrings 
Oliver Peoples sunglasses 
Valentino rockstud flats 
Love rocks 2 pearl cuff 
Frame denim jeans

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Daytime Holiday Parties

Daytime holiday attire can be tricky because you want to be comfortable and chic but also not too formal. I love these interesting color combinations and patterns. They all tie together beautifully for a festive daytime look: 
Christmas Table setting

holiday daytime
Tibi top
Valentino rockstud bracelet
Clare Viver clutch
Vida fede earrings
Kate spade pumps
Kate spade a line skirt

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