Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Vintage Banana Republic. Better and Better.

A: $46 for saggy cotton sweatpants? IN THE 80s? Lululemon could take a few lessons from this.

M: Wait, is this Normcore?

A: Super plain white cotton t-shirt? $32! Did I mention it's cotton? Did I also mention it's 1988 and we're going on safari?

M: These sweatpants are just the thing for outrunning lions!

A: Nothing says authentic like a safari cap and elastic waisted gym shorts.

M: Watch it, that's the official team headgear. Something tells me these people are not the sporty type.

A: Maybe you don't have your elastic waist hitched up high enough?

M: Go team! Hit a touchdown!

A: Play with panache! dunk a home run!

M: I'M GOING TO DISNEYWORLD! Good thing I held on to my sweatpants.

A: Well, and thank god they're "not immobilizing bulky." That's some faint praise right there.

M: If your sweatpants are keeping you from moving I think you're doing something wrong.

A: No, no, Marianne. They're NOT immobilizing. They don't claim they aren't bulky, just that you'll still be able to walk.

M: I'm talking about all those other sweatpants.

A: Oh, you mean non-safari sweatpants? We don't talk about that.


A: It's not like you weren't warned.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Adrien: Everlane Slouchy Cashmere V-Neck Sweater Review.

Hi! Let us travel back in time to last weekend before I got my hair changed up. I have an Everlane review! (That is a referral link.) I really want to tell you about this Everlane sweater because it's super good:

This is the Everlane Slouchy Cashmere V-Neck in XS. I'd originally ordered the small (which is what I got last year) but this is an updated version and apparently it got way slouchier. I have narrow shoulders so super-slouchy isn't really cute on me, it just looked way too big. This looks like the appropriate amount of slouch:

As has been my experience with Everlane cashmere, it's really dang soft and quite lightweight. The neckline is a bit more finished in this updated version and I think I prefer it because it's slightly more refined. For the price this is a bargain! Good cashmere should cost something but it doesn't have to cost the world. I'd originally been planning on the cashmere cardigan instead but I wore my charcoal v-neck last winter more than any other sweater I own so I went for another one. Highly recommend, just size down. 

I am of course wearing my new Old Navy patchwork jeans which are still freaking fantastic. I'm so glad Marianne recommended them and I've worn them several times already. Just get them. Cheap and cheerful at it's best. I'm also wearing a House of Harlow mini sunburst necklace and my CLUSE La Bohème Rose Gold watch which tells time and everything. Oh, also, a Giles and Brother skinny railroad cuff bracelet. I'm also eyeing this rose gold pavé version and I love this hoofy bracelet! I want all the G&B up on my wrist. 

I'm carrying my Cambridge oxblood satchel and have Madewell Chelsea boots on my feet. I should also point out that the fancier Nico Boot is on sale at Madewell and it's killing me. The end. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Weekend Window Shopping: Embrace The Cozy.

One of the few things I like about autumn is the opportunity to be cozy (and I really love the whole Swedish concept of fredagsmys which is what I'm doing tonight even though technically it's not really that cold out.) With that in mind, I found a collection of cozy stuff to get you started:

Cute Boy Friday: Oh...That Guy!

Luke Evans is one of those guys I've seen here or there in a movie or TV show but have never quite paid my full attention to and now I'm all, WHY HAVEN'T YOU. Because you guys:

You're welcome. Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Adrien: Everything Is A Little Dark.

So, I got my hair rejigged which is always a little intense at first and it's a dark, rainy morning making everything feel a bit goth, so I just went with it.

I'm wearing one of my favorite things, my silk snakeskin print Rebecca Taylor blouse. It was a Saks sale rack splurge for me and still feels special every time I wear it. Rebecca Taylor does the most glorious prints. This blouse in particular is making me a little crazy and this sequined top is insane but I really love it.  Snakeskin/python prints can be tough to get right but I think this DVF blouse is damn pretty and how gorgeous is this Soft Joie blouse? My bargain pick is this cute number..  

I'm wearing seriously high waisted black skinny jeans from Banana Republic and they're really good. I've been very happy overall with BR denim. My scarab necklace is also a Banana purchase. It's sold out but this Marble Circle Pendant is really sleek and the Semi-Precious Tassel Necklace is much prettier IRL. (Also, both are on sale and there's an additional 40% off code. Just saying.)

Ah, ye olde MBMJ Mag Bag. It's a great rainy day bag because it gives my outfit a little bit of glow to offset the dark. Not all metallic bags are blingy. This DVF satchel, which I think I've linked before, is just the perfect pewtery balance and this Liz Claiborne dome satchel is a total steal at $42! It comes in a great pewter metallic and a really cool snakeprint and a very current wine colorway. Dang. You are welcome. 

My aubergine Lotta clogs are not very goth but I sure do love the color and they're great for weirdly warm fall days. I'm not complaining. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

We Talk About Pants.

M: Thanks to Garance Dore I reaaaaally want these:

Topshop Unique 'Maida' pants
A: Those might be good! They are more than leggings but not quite jeans.

M: Right! I need some skinny black pants. DO NOT LET ME BUY ANY MORE BLACK JEANS unless my current ones get too big okay okay

A: Like, those could be work-appropriate for me. I'm worried about that super high waist, though. I mean there's high waist and then there's hitching it up to your boob line.

M: I am allllll for it.

A: So, back when I was riding horses I bought breeches that came in a very traditional rise. It was...unflattering to say the least.

M: If done right they are like Spanx.

A: Yeah, those breeches had the opposite effect.

A: I want these maybe:

Zara Powerstretch Biker Jeans

I don't know what "Powerstretch" is but I like the sound of it.

M: FUPA City, population: You?

A: Dammit.

M: Power Stretch sounds like a Tracy Anderson DVD.

A: I hate her so much. SO MUCH.

M: Hee.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

BUY THIS: MBMJ On Clearance.

I know I just did this but Barneys Warehouse stepped things up again. They're giving an automatic extra 50% off clearance and there are some great MBMJ bags included! Don't forget to go through eBates for 2.5% cash back as well. (That is a  referral link.) They're going to go fast so check em out quick-like:

Marc by Marc Jacobs Totally Turnlock Lucy Tote

Marc by Marc Jacobs The Big Bind Stevie Satchel

MARC BY MARC JACOBS Totally Turnlock Shifty Duffel


MARC BY MARC JACOBS Bob's Memphis Trip Shoulder Bag

Marc by Marc Jacobs Stargazer Tech Tablet