Thursday, May 28, 2015

BUY THIS (So We Don't Have To): NET-A-PORTER Sale!

I don't shop Net-A-Porter much because it's so freaking expensive, but Girl of a Certain Age posted about the sale going on right now and I got curious. You know what? There's a ton of great stuff for decent prices! This is what I found and every piece is under $75 (and don't forget 3.0% cash back with eBates!):

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Outfits From Last Month! Part Two: Adrien.

On to part two! This is what I wore last month in Knoxville, all of which you've seen before. I'm wearing my J.Crew Downtown Field Jacket which is still one of my favorite things ever.

I think my jeans are James Jeans? My memory is fading. Aging is real and it's not pretty.

My favorite Olive & Oak blouse. It's not online but this one is really similar. (Related Tip: I was recently in a Lucky Brand store and did you know they have cute tops there? SO MANY CUTE TOPS. I always just assumed it was jeans but now I know.)

This is my MBMJ Kirsten Globetrotter bag and it's long gone but you should really buy this blue MBMJ instead. (That is a good price.)  Sorry about the ridiculous foot picture coming up, but it's hard to get a good shot of shiny-ass metallic slides apparently. 

They are by Lucky (again with Lucky!) and Marianne made me buy them and then bought herself a pair on Amazon. They are good times and I like being shoe twins with M.

So, there you go! That's what I wore more than a month ago. Nobody can say I'm not current, no sir.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Outfits From Last Month! Part One: Marianne.

Heeeey! I can't believe I haven't posted these yet but you get them now. When I went to see Marianne we did some quick photos of our outfits before we went a-shopping, something she hadn't been able to do for nearly a year. Here she is, you guys! Looking fantastic, as per usual:

She's wearing an Everlane v-neck tee (they are perfect) and some adorable drapey pants by Fire LA, which I couldn't find online. This pair at J.Crew are similar (and on sale) and an even more budget friendly version can be found at Forever21, if you must. 

Her jacket is Doki Geki and her amazing sunglasses which came from the Rachel Zoe Box of Style are Traveler by TOMS. They're so good on her.

We were both completely obsessed with this bracelet (also from the Rachel Zoe box.) It's the Miansai Modern Screw Cuff and it is the COOLEST and great for those of us with small wrists. I did not steal it from her, just FYI, I just touched it a lot. 

She is wearing Birkenstock Gizehs on her feet and carrying her favorite old SU-SHI bag which just gets better with age. 

Finally, this little gem of a necklace which she's been wearing a lot lately! It's the BaubleBar Mini Arrow Necklace which doesn't appear to be available anymore, but this one is nearly identical and very cute. 

That's Part One! Tomorrow you'll get to see what I wore. Exciting, I know.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Weekend Window Shopping: Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale.

There are a ton of sales this weekend but one of the best is the Nordstrom Half Yearly sale. They take up to 40% off selected current spring/summer stuff, so now is your chance to get some great new things for summer before it's actually summer! Whee. Plus, they're offering 6.0% cash back with eBates which is pretty decent. Here are my enabling suggestions:

Cute Boy Friday: A McConaughey Kinda Weekend.

For some reason when I was thinking about who would best represent the upcoming holiday weekend and the start of summer, my brain said, McConaughey. Not the super-serious Lincoln commercial McConaughey (which ruined every serious line he spoke in Interstellar) but this guy. Remember this guy?

OH YEAH. That's the guy.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Banana Republic Spring Collection aka I Am A Terrible Friend.

My BFF Kate sent me the following message along with a forwarded email from Banana Republic, subject line: "The 5 best pants to wear now." 

K: Lately I feel like Banana sends me these emails trying to convince me that I should style myself to look like an asshole. Like other people might be able to pull some of this stuff off, but if I tried it - asshole.

A: If you wear those gauchos I will not be your friend anymore. (Lunch tomorrow?)

K: I feel like we should go try them on for science. 

A: I don't like science but I think you might be right.

I just want to point out that this was her idea. (though I might have handed her some things and said, "You should try this on. HAHAHA!" before sprinting away.) First, let's get the gauchos over with:

Kate is wearing the Wide-Leg Gaucho Pant with the Stripe Cropped Sweatshirt and it's...not really working. Cropped with cropped doesn't do anyone any favors and those gauchos are Not Good. Are they ever good? Here I am wearing the gauchos in black with the Striped Modal Pocket Tee which I really kind of liked (the tee, not the gauchos):


MOVING ON. I threw the Heritage Printed Jumpsuit at Kate because I'm mean and she's a good sport:

It was a size too small but I still think it looked really cute on her! I am not generally a fan of jumpsuits but that works surprisingly well. I grabbed some of the blue Moto Zip Drapey Pant because I thought they'd be the worst, but they were really comfortable and had potential:

Except for the giant zipper pockets which ruined EVERYTHING and made my hips look huge. Stop this madness, BR! 

Kate tried on the regular Drapey Pant which were really cute on her, despite the Stripe Cropped Sweatshirt which is just such an unfortunate thing:

Speaking of unfortunate things, these Floral Jacquard Boy Crop pants are not for me: 

I liked them in theory but the fit was way off. WAY off. I mean, why such a huge waist? And more pocket-issues? I need to have a little chat with whoever is doing this. Oh Banana, you give and you take away. *sigh*

If I have somehow accidentally tempted you to buy something you should know that code BRSUMMER will get you 40% off plus 8.0% cash back with eBates. (Please don’t buy the gauchos, is all I ask.)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BUY THIS (So We Don't Have To): Sale Sandals at Last Call!

Ooh, lots of good affordable-but-fancy sandals over at NM Last Call right now! The current deal: they're taking an automatic 40% off of the current prices and you can get 8.0% cash back with eBates! Not bad at all: