Wednesday, November 26

grateful goods


More amazing sales to report today, starting with Netaporter, where you'll come across standouts like the Chloe cape, above, reduced by 40%, this gorgeously dramatic Narciso Rodriguez dress, and this elegant Fendi ruffle-trimmed blouse. Deep discounts also abound at Nordstrom, chief among them are this spot-on T by Alexander Wang leather biker jacket, this 3.1. Phillip Lim asymmetrical top, this Prada suede ankle-strap sandal, this Veronica Beard wool jacket and this Christopher Kane lace-hem top--all marked down by 40%. Meanwhile, Saks Fifth Avenue's sale features gems like this chic (party-perfect) Raoul dress, these flattering Paige boyfriend jeans (which I have and swear by!), and this sleek leather-accented Bailey 44 cardigan, and in the shoe department, these chunky heeled See by Chloe ankle boots, these Vince suede booties (60% off!), and these super versatile Tibi sandals. Go eat 'em up!

Tuesday, November 25

shopbop shop



There's not even a whiff of turkey at my house--and yet the Thanksgiving sales have begun. Most notably at Shopbop. (Spend $250, save 15%, spend $500, save $20% and spend $1000 and save 25%.) For me, the timing couldn't be better, as it's easier to contemplate shimmying into a new (much-needed!) party dress, specifically the gorgeous Josh Goot cut-out dress, above, minus the mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie in my stomach. (P.S. A friend of mine wore this dress in black to a party a few weeks ago, so I am already quite familiar with its splendor!) Other dresses perfect for holiday feting include this glinty Parker sequin shift, this feather-trimmed Nanette Lepore and this lace Saylor dress. Also on my list: this super cute cropped Tibi sweater, these Vince loafers, this delicate Jacquie Aiche ring (which would also make for a nice stocking stuffer!), this moto-inspired JBrand jacket, and this warm weather vacation-ready PilyQ dress.

zipped in


If you, like me, missed out on Phillip Lim's amazing zip-up sweater last winter (pictured above and below), you might want to consider J.Crew's just-out version, which  comes in heather grey and navy--and is 30% off right now.


perfect timing

$161, asos

I love this watch's up-to-the-minute mix of refinement (the round face) and rugged (leather wraparound strap).



1. Equipment striped cotton shirt, $260, netaporter.com
2. Topshop cape, $68, topshop.com
3. J.Crew jeans, $158, jcrew.com
4. Olivia Burton leather wraparound watch, $161, asos.com
5. Giles & Brother hook bracelet, $85, shopbop.com
6. Clare V. tote bag, $386, clarev.com
7. Madewell suede boots, $199, topshop.com

Monday, November 24

shirt tale


Whenever my fashion photographer twin travels to a glamorous locale for a shoot, I always ask her to bring me something back. After returning from Mallorca, Spain, a few days ago (which happened to be her wedding venue 12 years ago!), she came home with what could be the most valuable thing yet: a tip on where to buy the most perfectly fitting white button-down shirt. Everyone on the shoot, she explained, had the same one, including the uber force-behind-many-fashion-zeitgeists stylist on the job. The cotton shirt, she went on, is lightweight, easy to layer, and also just the right amount of loose-fitting to make it utterly flattering. You can find it here

Photo: Sincerely Jules

proenza steal

$300, the outnet

This sleek Proenza Schouler clutch (at 50% off!) is what sale dreams are made of! (Also up for grabs: these stunning and very versatile Proenza sandals and this jacquard jacket.)

1. Balenciaga dress, $2025, matchesfashion.com
2. Jacquie Aiche gold vermeil ring, $308, shopbop.com
3. Yves Saint Laurent Kiss & Blush in Corail, $40, netaporter.com
4. Proenza Schouler clutch, $300, theoutnet.com
5. Aquazurra booties, $525*, modaoperandi.com

* To get this price or 40% off, use the code HELLOMO1


Thursday, November 20

bay watch


For Throw Back Thursday/Flashback Friday, I thought I'd share a picture of some friends (Sarah Meikle, fashion director at Conde Nast Traveler, in the middle, and clothing designer Beth Blake Dey, on the right) and me taken last summer, boating off the coast of Shelter Island, New York, windswept at wine o'clock! I am wearing a beaded (very Marni-esque) H&M jacket, which I bought last June and to this day wear like crazy. I truly love it! Turns out it's now again available on H&M's website. Don't ask why, just get it before it goes! I like to team it with tops like this Petit Bateau striped tee, this Suno ethnic-y embroidered blouse (or this one) and this basic black J.Crew sweater (30% off).  

Wednesday, November 19

boot up


If you haven't already nailed your boot situation this winter, today would be a good day to do it as Shopbop is offering 25% off the season's best styles. My favorites include this pointy-toe, low-heeled, infinitely versatile Vince (I also love the high-heeled version), this suede Ulla Johnson bootie, this over-the-knee Sigerson Morrison, this stack-heeled suede Rag & Bone, this Derek Lam 10 Crosby lace-up, this knee-high Joie, and this navy Steven ankle boot. The sale lasts today only. To get the discount, use the code here!

rare gem

$161, asos

This gem of a sweater has the power (and sparkle) to turn any outfit into a party.

1. Asos embellished sweater, $161, asos.com
2. Topshop lipstick in Hazard, $16, nordstrom.com
3. Marni beaded clutch, $935, netaporter.com
4. Asos lace-up shoes, $104, asos.com
5. J.Crew metallic skirt, $110, jcrew.com

Tuesday, November 18

command alt


What is it about French Vogue editor Emmanuelle Alt's tendency to belt everything that is so appealing? Whittled-down waist? Longer legs? Thrown together yet put together? Sexy and stylish (with a little Gallic je-sais-quoi thrown in)? Tie-me-up bondage? If you are reading this and are a professor of semiotics, please comment below with the answer. In the meantime, I will just keep drawing inspiration from it during my shopping travels. My latest related find? These J.Crew cardigans that come with a belt (effectively taking out the what-belt-to-wear guesswork) and in just about every color (and 30% off!).








Photos: Getty, French Voguettes, Gastrochic, Marie Claire, I Want to be an Alt, Style du Monde