Friday, December 8, 2017

Weekend Window Shopping: Madewell Shopping.

I know I just did a WWS on Madewell but through tomorrow you can take 20% when you spend $100+ or 30% off when you spend $200+, with code OHWHATFUN plus 5% cash back with eBates. They got cute stuff and some of it is exactly the kind of gifty stuff you'll want to give to your best friend or sister or wife or girlfriend. Or yourself. (You know how I roll.) Here's what I love:



Thursday, December 7, 2017

BUY THIS (Are We Panic Shopping Yet?): Some Stuff.

Hi! Hi hi hi! I'm sorry to disappear on you guys but I have been SICK AS A DOG. So sick. Gross sick. I won't go into details but suffice to say there will be no outfit pictures this week. Instead I've basically lost a week and now I'm panicking about Christmas because what's more magical than panicking? Sobbing? Rocking in a corner? Running away?

Anyway, here are a few bits and pieces that might make good gifts or are maybe something you need for yourself because let's face it, you're doing everything anyway and you need some damn cheer:

First! Nina found a few good deals on the coated Giles and Brother bracelets on Amazon. The prices will fluctuate so snap them up now if you want them. (Also, make sure it says "Ships from and sold by" because they'll switch it out without warning.)

This turquoise version is $24.79! It's literally still $120 on the G&B website. Insanity. I also found this super pretty pair of House of Harlow stud earrings are still under $10:

Now, on to TJ Maxx, my favorite. And they have free shipping today, y'all. No code, no threshold, just free shipping on everything. 

First, they have Mason Pearson brushes! These are the bomb, or so I've heard. I don't have a fancy brush but I've always wanted one and they're a beauty cult classic. They have the Pocket Boar Bristle Hair Brush, the Nylon Detangler Hair Brush and the Bristle & Nylon Hair Brush (which is currently on Nordstrom for nearly $50 more):

There is also this Louisa Perini cashmere scarf that comes in a bunch of different cute plaids but this is my favorite:

Or maybe you know someone who needs a llama indoor planter? I mean, really, who doesn’t? Now, let's talk about that stuff that you won't buy yourself but you should. Like, say, THIS:

I'm stealing Cambridge Satchel Company's Insta photo because it made me gasp. So sweet! So perfect! So impractical! I also love this silver nugget:

Everyone needs one fun, impractical little bag and Cambridge bags are bulletproof and classic. Love them. Finally, I think we need some slap up in here. I recently bought this set for myself:

It's a good value (two full-sized products!) and a fun way to try out some bold color. I also think this Sunday Riley set is a really good deal and features two of my favorites. What I really want to try, though, is this Hourglass lipstick. Kim France is making me want things again, y'all. It's unfair but loooooook at it:

It's refillable too which is very eco-friendly so you're basically saving the earth. Go you. Finally, if you're a Jo Malone fan (and I definitely am) this Christmas cracker set is doing me in:

The end. Nap time. 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Weekend Window Shopping: It's Coat Weather, Y'all.

I know. I KNOW. It's December and that means coats which can be a drag... or can be really fun if you let them be. Here are some options I found that will make winter suck less, guaranteed:



Thursday, November 30, 2017

Stuff I Like: This One Major Thing.

This Engagement That Has Us Charmed AF



M: 😭😭😭


M: I love it so much

A: I'm very invested in his happiness

M: Diana would be so proud


A: She totally would

M: Both her boys picked the girl that made them happy

M: 😭😭😭

A: 😭😭😭

M: She’s so preeeettttty

A: Hey, we watched those boys grow up!

A: She's gorgeous. And older than him! And American!


M: So good. So so good

M: All of us are like see it could have been me!

A: I might have thought that

M: And it wasn’t us but it’s okay because it could have been us

A: It totally could have been us. I mean, I love gingers and polo ponies.

M: You’re a princess now!

A: Obvs

This Book That Is a Palate Cleanser
I have to admit that sometimes I just stall out on books, even ones I'm enjoying, because my brain is full and can't process more serious-and-dark things. I have abandoned my re-read of It and instead I'm reading a totally fluffy book full of things I like: books, Scotland, awkward protagonists and twinkly-eyed men. I'm not sorry and so far The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan is giving me exactly what I need - comforting escapist reading.

This Podcast That's Freaking Me Out
I am about four episodes into the first season of Someone Knows Something and even though I don't really love the narrator I'm still pretty invested. It's also creepy AS HELL that the missing boy shares my name and they spend a lot of time shouting, "ADRIEN! ADRIEN!" and I'm like please stop holy shit. It's good though.

This Show That Is Terrible But Entertaining
Have I whined enough yet about being sick? I'm feeling better now but during my confinement I watched nearly the entire season of Girlboss and enjoyed it thoroughly even though I thought the book was garbage and Sophia Amoruso is just awful. I am not proud! The character based on her is also pretty awful but I love a lot of the supporting actors (Ru Paul! Jim Rash!) and I'm always into stories about clothes. Also, the soundtrack is on point. So, if you need to binge-watch something that will probably irritate you but is also entertaining, this is it.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Adrien: Me In A Nutshell.

Hi! I like this one! I dressed myself in a manner that felt very "me" and also kind of basic, but I'm okay with that. I'm just trying always to come back to my usual favorite ascetic of, "simple things with interesting details." This ponte top I'm wearing definitely qualifies:

It's from Ann Taylor and I've had it for years. A very simple, structured shape with the added cool detail of zippers on either side of the bottom hem which of course I totally forgot to photograph. The Crazy Sleeve Plague of '17 is making it hard to find something similar, but I think this Ann Taylor top is pretty and you can always count on Everlane for a top with simple lines and this one even has a zipper detail. For something similar without crazy sleeves or a zipper, this one at NR fits the bill.

My jeans are of course my new Madewell high-rise slim boyjean and I like them so much I'm already scheming on my next pair of boyfriend jeans. This pair with a midrise might be mine when they go on sale and I love Fidelity jeans, so I'm keeping my eye on their girlfriend style jeans. Also, this pair of destroyed Old Navy jeans gets great reviews, so maybe?  Details:

I'm wearing a Madewell necklace that Marianne gave me a couple of years ago. They do the best simple jewelry!  This pendant set is pretty similar and this curvelink pendant is cool too. I'm also really into all the stars this fall - this necklace and these earrings in particular. 

I'm wearing my olive Madewell et Sezane jacket which is long sold out, though there's an XS on Poshmark right now that someone should rescue. The Fleet Jacket is very similar but there are also good options at JCrew Factory, Lou & Grey and Nordstrom Rack. (I love that last one a lot. More sizes here.) My print scarf is Barbour and I love it.

I'm carrying my vintage red LV speedy which is such a cheerful bag! Talbots has a great red doctor bag that's on sale and this red Italian leather satchel at TJ Maxx is ridiculously nice looking. Get a red bag. It's always a winner. My shoes are UGG "Blyss" leopard loafers which I bought to replace my old leopard flats. They're suuuuper cozy. These Ugg leopard flats are pretty similar and cute but you could also go with something like these Sam Edelman. Love.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Adrien: Fall Purchases Revisited.

Edited to add: I am taking a lot of cold medicine and had this post all written before remembering that I'd written this post less than a month ago. I am literally losing my mind, y'all. Lets agree to just politely pretend like some of this is brand new information, shall we?

Most of the time when I review a new purchase it's just that - brand new. I haven't really had a chance to test it out, wash it, wear it multiple times. Sometimes that perfect thing ends up being seriously perfect and sometimes it ends up being a regrettable disappointment. (My apologies if I ever recommended something that ended up in that second category for you! I don't always get it right.)

With that in mind, I thought I'd revisit my fall purchases and let you know how they're working out:

Madewell high-rise slim boyjean (reviewed here):
These are currently my favorite jeans because I love the silhouette! However, I will agree with a recent commenter that, as a short waisted person, the high waist does cut in but only when I'm sitting for too long. I generally just unbutton them because I'm classy like that. Going forward I'll probably stick to mid-rise styles like this one from Madewell because I think I'll be more comfortable.

Rivet and Thread bell sleeve tee (reviewed here):
I returned this top and now I see it's on sale and I have regret! It was just a little too big on me and too expensive for what it was. I might have to re-purchase on sale if I can track down an XS! Ugh, regret. There's also still this one at Madewell that's similar (but not in my size.)

Daydreamer sweatshirt (reviewed here):
I cannot believe this sweatshirt retails for $75! I think I paid $22 for mine and that's about what it's worth. I love it in a lot of ways - it's super soft, it's cool, it has a great drape. It's also made of freaking dryer lint. The hem and cuffs are made of the reverse fluffy fabric and they are not wearing well at all. This sweatshirt also gets grey lint ON EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE. So annoying.

Mossimo camo jeggings (and moto jeggings! Reviewed here and here):
Love. Love love love. What a fun, inexpensive way to throw some trends into a wardrobe. They fit surprisingly well, I like that they're kinda short so I can wear them with ankle boots, and so inexpensive! The camo pair are wearing well but my olive moto pair are definitely looking a bit faded, probably because I throw them in the dryer to re-shrink them. No regrets.

Everlane Street Ankle boots (reviewed here):
I bought these with the expectation that I'd be returning them but I just couldn't. They were just so weird and cool and different from anything else I owned. I'll admit though, the first few times I wore them I was worried I'd made an expensive mistake. They're narrow and slipped on my heels and were not super comfortable out of the box. But, I've persevered and they get more comfortable each time I wear them. Definitely a pair of boots that require breaking in.

Halston Heritage Tuxedo jacket (reviewed here):
Perfection. Love. I have worn it with dresses and with jeans and I leave it hanging on the outside of my closet door so I can admire it when I'm not wearing it. I'm a little freak.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Cyber Monday: I Can't Not.

You guyyyys. I am overwhelmed. I've got a bit of a cold and I'm feeling foggy and the SALES ARE SMACKING ME IN THE FACE. It's rude. Like, YES MADEWELL. I know the boots I want are on sale but I can't buy everything! I'm supposed to be shopping for other people. But ugh:

 J.Crew has 40% off, plus an extra 10% off your purchase and free shipping with code SHOPFAST but only until noon! Eep. Nordstrom is giving an extra 20% off super specific sale items, many of which are very goodBoden has 30% off with code CY8H. Target is giving an extra 15% off which stacks with current promotions. Even Athleta is giving 20% off with code REFRESH and they never have codes. It's too much! I can't handle it!

So today let's talk about Anthropologie. They currently have a relatively sedate 20% off full-priced items which isn't even that amazing but I loooove their holiday stuff. Let's ponder:

Do I need sequined slippers? No. Will my cat eat the sequins off my slippers? Probably. Do I still want them? Absolutely.

llama plates? Are you kidding me? I know llamas are the new owls or whatever but I am 100% down with this:

The most beautiful candle in a holiday scent that may or may not give me a headache. I’m willing to risk it:

Do you have a fake fur throw? You need one, trust me. Mine is from Restoration Hardware (which I recommend) but these colors are so pretty:

Every year with the weird-ass and wonderful ornaments.  Three Pawn Kings, y’all. Lobster mistletoe. I'm dead.

Okay, this sequined hoodie is more money than I want to spend but it’s festive, right?

I'm still thinking about this blouse, especially since I didn't buy the star print one from J.Crew. Hmm:

Behold, the only pair of Anthro earrings I clicked on that weren't eleventy million dollars:

Okay, I'm tired now. Bye bye.