Monday, September 26, 2016

Adrien: Weekend Outfit and Lucky Brand Basel Booties!

Oh, the weekend, so fleeting. I managed to take pictures of my Saturday outfit because it pleased me and it includes my new Lucky Brand Basel booties:

I'm wearing my boots with a cheap Marshalls blouse that I bought on a whim in a size too big and have worn the hell out of all summer. There's a cute similar version at Nordstrom and Rebecca Taylor makes a pretty silk version. Ann Taylor also has a nice understated version and this NYDJ blouse is an identical cut in a variety of patterns. (I like the hummingbirds!)

My jeans are a favorite pair from BR last year. They don't have a pair that's quite as distressed, but this pair of skinny ankle jeans look pretty similar in style and if you're a size 8 these jeans are an extra 40% off. I love my pair and it's the one thing BR seems to still get right. Mostly. On to the booties:

Lucky Brand Basel in dark stone. Aren't they cute? So far they're really comfortable though I'm not sure I can really go sockless like Marianne does. Thin ankle socks work great with these and will add a bit of warmth when the weather gets cold. I'm really happy with them so far but I'll report back after I've worn them a few more times. Details:

I'm wearing my Cluse La Boheme watch which is a solid favorite of mine. I'm also wearing a BR beaded necklace that looks a bit like this one at Ann Taylor (only with a tassel instead of a pointy bit.) I also love this Giles and Brother railroad spike pendant and this silver pavé version at BR is awfully tempting

I've already talked about my boots so I'll mention my bag - a black MBMJ Too Hot To Handle Hobo. Easy to find on eBay (which is where I got mine) but this Mat and Nat hobo is a great non-leather version and I actually really like this understated black Talbots hobo. That's all I got. Have a good Monday. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Weekend Window Shopping: Perforated Booties.

Yeah, I might be a little obsessed. Here are eight ridiculously cute perforated bootie options, all under $200 because that's how I roll. (I mean, these are real cute but damn.)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Adrien: Fall Wanty.

I've been meaning to compile a Fall wish list post except that I am pretty sure you guys already know most of what's on it. Still, nice to have it all in one place, right? Right. Okay.

Grey Booties.

I did a post last week about this and was going to ponder it a bit. Then I wandered into Dillard's a few days ago and they had the Lucky Brand Basel and the Bashina styles. They didn't have the Bashina in my size and I loooooved the Basel so I bought them!  (Which means they shouldn't really be on the list anymore but too bad.)

Silk Blouse.

I've ordered a couple of Everlane silk blouses (The slim cut and the round collar) because people rave about them and I really would like some neutral but dressy tops in my closet. I'd also love another pretty print blouse, something like this one from Joie.

Interesting Scarf. 

I wear scarves a lot in the fall/winter but I rarely think to buy them. I lost my favorite plaid scarf last winter and I'm still sad about it. I do like the Madewell scarf above (I also like this one!) or maybe something a bit more saturated, like this reversible print scarf by Prana?

Leopard Flats.

I've been talking about replacing my pair and I really love some of the more traditional options like this French Sole version (thanks for the rec!)  but I'm thinking a loafer-style might be a nice change so I'm definitely considering this Ugg smoking shoe. Also, J.Crew Factory has a version that looks nice, but I wish it was leather-lined. Does anyone have them?

Slim Pants.

I've realized that I'm not wearing skirts as much and have been wearing my two sad pairs of cropped pants a lot more than I used to. I don't really do dress trousers, but I would like a few more pairs of slim-cut pants. I doubt the Everlane stretch skinny ponte pants are cut for my shape, but I want to believe! I also like the moto detailing on this Boden pair and a reader recently recommended this J.Crew Factory pair which comes in fun colors.

There's definitely more to add to this list but I can't get it together. Look out for part two!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Adrien: Blegh. Fall.

Hey, those of you who are all, "fall is my favorite season!" I hope you're happy because it's raining and humid out. YAY FALL. *eye roll* 

Day three with no sun and I'm already copping an attitude, I know, but you guys. This is the worst. I'm coping by wearing some of my favorite comfortable clothes that, while not traditionally flattering, totally have their place in my closet:

This split neck blouse by Olive and Oak is something I picked up for $20 at TJ Maxx a few years back and I wear it embarrassing amount. It's flowy and comfortable and I love the print. Lucky Brand always does this style right and of course I love Joie for a gorgeous silk split neck blouse. Also, LOFT currently had a good fall option and the print on this tunic length split neck reminds me a lot of my blouse! 

I'm also wearing my old BR Sloan cropped pants which might have to be retired soon. I'm still curious about this new ponte pair at Everlane. Anyone tried them? 

I will admit that, despite my disdain for the weather, I was happy to dust off the Banana Republic coated denim jacket I bought last year. While BR does have a rather interesting denim jacket this fall, I love my coated version because it's just a bit more polished and fun. Don't I look like I'm having fun? 

I swear I am. If you like the idea of a traditional denim jacket but want something more polished, go with a coated version. This one at Anthropologie could not be cooler and if you wear a size medium, this Articles of Society jacket is a steal. On to details:

I'm wearing a chain fringe necklace from BR but I think the Madewell pendant I linked to yesterday would be a good substitute. LOFT also has quite a few tasseled necklaces! Also, uh, this is amazing. I'm also wearing my La Mer wrap watch which I can't recommend enough. 

I love my blue MBMJ bag when I need a bit of color. This same bag is on Gilt right now in cement (and some weird pink color) for a very good price. Definitely a nice bag! Marc does such good blue bags. My under-$75 would be this cool Sole Society bucket bag

My shoes are getting a bit lost in the gloom, but they're my much-loved Lotta From Stockholm highwood t-bar in aubergine. They also have a new version with a black heel that I love. That's all I got! Have a good Wednesday, y'all. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

BUY THIS (So We Don't Have To): Madewell Sale!

Ah, the season is upon us and the fall stuff we were ignoring back in August is starting to go on sale. Right now Madewell has an extra 30% off sale items with code AUTUMNUP. Pair that with 3% cash back from eBates! YES. Here's what I think looks like a freaking deal:

The feather print on this top is so so so pretty, you guys. I can't stop looking at it: 

And you know how I feel about an army jacket. This one looks like a good transitional piece:

My Chelsea boots are on sale! If you're looking for a pair, these are solid and comfortable:

THIS BAG. It also comes in classic black and a gorgeous dark chestnut, but the taupe grey is NOW: 

Jeans! They have tons on sale but this pair looks just right for wearing with booties: 

I'm really into tiny simple earrings right now and these fit the bill perfectly: 

I'm sorry, weren't you saying you needed bright blue retro sneakers in your life? Because hi:

This is the cozy sweater you'll end up wearing every single weekend:

This necklace has a pretty stone and fringe and it's a long pendant. I LIKE IT: 

This pretty pale plaid scarf is refusing to be a winter scarf. Winter sucks. Wear this instead:

Happy Fall Shopping! 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Adrien: Everlane Fancy-Casual.

I love the jeans-and-a-tee combination like any good 'murican and will wear some variation whenever possible. However, I don't think this combo needs to look sloppy or super-casual and it's pretty easy not to go there. The trick is fit and details and make sure everything you're wearing is the best version of itself. (Yes, I iron my t-shirts is what I'm saying.) Here's what I wore on Friday: 

I'm wearing the Everlane Cotton Drop-Shoulder Tee (originally reviewed here) and it's such a good one. It's got great details and looks more dressy than your average cotton tee. The Cotton V is always going to be my favorite but the Drop-Shoulder is a much nicer option for work. I'm also very curious about the Everlane Slim Silk Shirt because I'd like to have some non-tee options. And apparently the Everlane Silk Square Shirt is getting rave reviews. Anyone have it? I'm leery of the shape.

My skinny jeans are my recently purchased Fidelity Sola (mine are the Coronado wash) and I'm still super happy with them. Sometimes it's worth going for the quality. Fidelity also makes a cute pair of relaxed skinny jeans and a nearly perfect looking pair of straight legs that are on sale.  On to details:

I'm wearing my House of Harlow mini sunburst necklace and my scarab beetle pendant (check out this one by Marc Jacobs!) together because I loved the look of this Boden necklace. So fancy! I changed out the band on my CLUSE La Bohème watch because the grey was getting a little dingy. I just discovered they sell a rose gold mesh strap and dammit. I want that.

My MBMJ Too Hot To Handle Hobo in cement is what I carry when I need something neutral but not too boring. It's just perfect. The Globetrotter style is available on Gilt in the cement color and I think it's a really good deal. However, there's also this $33 stone grey bucket bag at Last Call that I can't stop checking out. Sorry/not sorry.

And alas. I keep wearing my sad half-bald Madewell leopard flats even though they're basically dead. (Look at me breaking my own rules!) I'm definitely hunting for a new pair but I'm stuck between the very sleek J.Crew Gemma leopard flats which appeal because they're not pony hair and this pair of UGG Blyss flats that have such a great, distinct print and look comfy like slippers. What to dooooo. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Weekend Window Shopping: Boden's Fall Catalog

Boden just sent me a fall catalog and it's so much fun to check it out and see if they're keeping my sixties-ish British fantasy alive. So much leopard print! I have a whole cart full of stuff I can't actually buy (though I'll admit the 15-20% off code is tempting! Try MZ40477Y or check Honey!) but it's all so cuuuuute: