Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Knoxville Trip - Caftans, Cocktails and Shopping.

I'm on my way back as you're reading this and very likely sad about it. I've had a great time hanging out with Marianne and her family and was delighted to be able to celebrate a milestone birthday with her. The theme of her birthday celebration was Cocktails & Caftans and the ladies who attended VERY MUCH embraced this theme:

We all kind of decided that maybe we should just be wearing caftans every day from now on. So floaty and unencumbered! So glamorous! Here I am modeling my caftan, which is available on Amazon:

Marianne, who understands how to bring it to the camera (clearly, I do not) is wearing a beautiful actual real caftan from Emerson Fry:

I'm pretty sure hers, while organic and hand-printed, doesn't have glued-on rhinestones though, so just keep that in mind.

We did a little shopping, which you may have noticed if you follow the blog on IG. First we went to a very weird store called Bargain Hunt which seems to sell mostly Target overstock. Price tags are dated and every week the price drops, which is how we both scored this awesome little Target rattan bar cart for $36 each!

Unfortunately it’s long gone from Target, but I think this Threshold cart is really sleek and it’s on sale, plus an extra 10% off with code SPRING. Ooh, and this one at Macy's is a good deal too!

We then went to TJ Maxx where I took pictures of aggressively whimsical Kate Spade bags and tried on a bunch of stuff. I ended up buying a Junk Food tee that made me laugh ($7) and the CUTEST Chelsea and Theodore dress that convinced me I don’t need this dress at Everlane which I’d been considering. Seriously, $20 for the most flattering, simple t-shirt dress you’ve ever seen:

It also comes in the color of beige sadness but, really, just get the black one. (And while you’re at it maybe get this bag too because it’s hurting my soul and would look SO GOOD with that black dress. You’re welcome.)

Marianne tried on all the Vince but ended up buying none of it. She did, however, buy the best pair of blue suede (!) espadrilles that I can’t find for sale online anywhere:

The brand is PicΓ³n and you’ll just have to go dig around at your local TJ Maxx. (Let me know!) They are ridiculously cute and I think she paid $30ish for them! If you’re dying for something similar, this Botkier pair is the closest I could find. I also like this blue suede slip-on option at ASOS.

That's it for the shopping, I think. (Marianne, did I miss anything obvious?) Mostly we just talked and ate and ate and talked and there were many cocktails and tiny cans of rosé and a few episodes of TGBBS just for old times sake. I miss her already. 😭

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Day It All Came Together.

A: Someone is hiring:

M: Tempting.

A: I'm sure he's delightful to underlings.


M: Adrien.

M: Everything feels so right.

A: Oh shit.




A: How is this only now clicking?

M: What took us so long?!



A: AHahaaaaaa *sob*


M: I swear to fuck it's modeled after him.

A: There is NO WAY it isn't.

M: "Would you like to be on my street style blog?"


M: Please shop this with the pic of him and the tiny wine glass pleeeeeeaaaasssseeee

M: "You have...athletic thighs."

M: I'll stop.

M: It's hard but I'll stop.





M: I 'm just saying onnnnnnng.

M: Idk

M: My brain broke a while back.


M: Boss baby.


M: πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»


A: It's like our old Sartorial Zoo Tumblr!

M: It's perfect.

A: πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―

Friday, May 19, 2017

Weekend Window Shopping: Madewell Is Hurting My Feelings.

Here are all the things I touched/tried on in Madewell last week. Related: I NEED A DISCOUNT CODE, MADEWELL.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Stuff I Like: Road Trip + Reading/Watching/Listening

This is going to be short because I am once again going out of town and have a million things to do! That said, I didn't manage to write this entry last week and I got stuff to talk about.

Liking: Road Trip! Tomorrow I am off to Knoxville to help Marianne celebrate her birthday. The drive is 6-7 hours and I really kind of love a solo road trip (as long as my car's a/c doesn't go out on me halfway through during the hottest July on record. Oh, yeah. That happened.) My key elements for a successful road trip are:

1. Good snacks. I usually do a combo of crunchy/salty and sweet/chewy. Now, a question for you guys: If I'm buying snacks at Trader Joe's, which I don't frequent because it's in an inconvenient part of town, what should I get?

2. AUDIO BOOKS. YAY. I am a big fan of audio books for road trips and I've downloaded the following from the library:

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (thanks for the rec!)
The James Thurber Audio Collection (love him, but it's been years)
Bossypants by Tina Fey (previously read but want to hear it in her voice)
Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman (because he's delightful)

Obviously I won't make it through all this but I like having options. Mostly I prefer an engrossing page-turner (Stephen King, Ruth Rendell) but I think I've got enough variety that I'll stay alert.

Reading: The Handmaid's Tale. I'm really into the Hulu series so I thought I should re-read the book. It's stunning and horrifying and means a lot more to me at age 45 than it did when I first read it in college. I also find it interesting how many women are refusing to watch the series or read the book because it's too disturbing. I personally feel like this is the kind of thing we need to watch (or at least read) so we can stay vigilant.

Watching: Victorian Slum House. Ah, only the British would sign up for a reality show in which they live in a Victorian slum and instead of whining about it they cry because it makes them realize how much their ancestors sacrificed so they could have a better life. Also, I would've killed for the chance to do something like this as a kid because I was completely obsessed with A Little Princess and Black Beauty and anything which dealt with the darker side of Victorian England. I'm only a few episodes (so their might yet be whining) in but I'm enjoying it immensely.

Listening: Audio Books! (See Above.) I'm also open to suggestions. I think successful audio books are all about the narrator which is why David Sedaris is 800 times funnier when heard rather than read. The last one I listened to was Jon Cryer's memoir which I found pretty amusing.

That's it for this week! Let me know about those snack, pls.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Beauty Review: Tatcha Polished Rice Enzyme Powder & Davines OI All in One Milk.

It has been WAY too long since I've done a beauty review and I've got new stuff I'm dying to tell you about. Also, I should be getting a Sephora Play box and a Birchbox in the next week so I can have a sample box duel for your viewing pleasure. Hooray for dumb tiny samples! 

So, first I want to talk about this Tatcha Polished Rice Enzyme Powder which I got in my spring Box of Style (that's my referral link which gives you $10 off). I wasn't terribly excited by the idea of scrubby face powder because I prefer chemical exfoliants but I was willing to give it a try. 

First of all, the packaging is ridiculously fancy and nice. That fancy jar comes wrapped in paper in a fancy box and the whole thing just feels FANCY. Like, rich lady fancy. I'm a sucker for nice packaging if you couldn't tell. 

I realized after reading the description that this is an exfoliator but also a cleanser, so after using my Pixi balm cleanser to remove my makeup I dumped a little of this powder into my hand, added a bit of water and rubbed my hands together to get it lathery. And you guys. It's SO FREAKING NICE. 

It's got this surprisingly soft, creamy texture to it and a very gentle exfoliant and it just feels so so nice. I massaged my face with it and rinsed and everything was good. My face felt clean but not dry or irritated. You only need a little bit of product so I suspect this container will last a really long time, which is good because it costs $65. This doesn't please me much, but Sephora carries a travel sized version of the "classic" version which would be a great way to try it out without resorting to living in a van down by the river. (Or just go to Sephora and getchoo a sample.) 

Next, we have the Davines OI All in One Milk:

Now, obviously this Davines Oi Milk is a Kim France recommendation and there is a reason she was the founder of a magazine about shopping. Kim makes me want to buy things. Every time she mentions this product I'm all, OMG WANT THAT. So, when I went to my salon for an appointment and saw that they just started carrying Davines, I was like, OMG WANT THAT. And so I got that.

So, listen. This stuff is weird and magical. It's a detangler, a heat protectant and some other stuff that I can't read because I got the travel size bottle. I spray it all over my hair when it's still damp, put some Bumble and bumble Straight Blow Dry on the ends and go to town with my hairdryer and flat iron. The end result: REALLY, REALLY GOOD. It gives my hair a little bit of oomph and some shine and it smells* mysterious and rich, like amber and spices.

*So, the smell. The scent is not going to be for everyone and I wasn't sure it was for me (hence the tiny bottle) but the more I use it the more I love it.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Adrien: Favorite Lazy Combo.

This outfit is from the beginning of last week when the weather just decided to be cold again for no reason. Not cool, but it's an excuse to wear my favorite lazy combo: 

Striped shirt, check. Skinny pants, check. Ankle boots. Check. My favorite combo! This particular striped shirt is the Heavyweight Tee from Everlane and when I bought it two years ago I wasn't really sure if it was my favorite but I've worn it A LOT since then. The heavier weight makes it a nice option on days when you want a bit more than a t-shirt but not quite a sweater. It's become  a staple and I've definitely thought about getting another one in a different color but now that summer is approaching I'm looking at the striped Linen Box-Cut Tee. Wouldn't that look good with white jeans? I should also mention that the Breton Cotton Tee (which is a heavier weight) is on sale and I keep eyeing the Boxy Striped Tee even though I already bought and returned it. I mean, it's cute, right? Why did I return it?

My pants are a very, very old pair from Banana that have moto detailing that I can never capture in my photos. It doesn't really matter but I do like interesting moto details.  This Joe Fresh pair are super cute and come in four colors! (Olive, pls.) I also love the idea of moto-detail leggings, like this pair at WHBM or this fancier pair at Shopbop. And, ugh. I love a zip pocket. A lot.

I'm still wearing my Madewell et sΓ©zane jacket all the time! It's surpassed my Downtown Field Jacket when it comes to cost-per-wear or whatever metric weird people place on their clothes. I just really like it, okay? It's long gone but Madewell never fails when it comes to lightweight jackets. The Northward Cropped jacket looks like a perfect cardigan alternative and also comes in denim(!) which OMG. I love that. I also dig this white oversized denim jacket for a great spring/summer option. This Where I Was From white jacket is even better but nearly sold out. Time for details: 

I'm wearing a great crystal pendant necklace c/o Mima at InfinEight and my bracelet is the Modern Screw Cuff from Bijouone. Both are pretty and low-key, just the way I like it.

I took the opportunity to wear my Madewell Lucien boots one more time before I switch over to sandals for the summer. I am still so pleased with them and still so surprised they still have them in stock. And you guys, I hope you took advantage of all the MBMJ bags at TJ Maxx because I am so happy I bought this Too Hot To Handle hobo, despite all my hand-wringing about it! It's back in stock at TJ Maxx in the light grey, though that might be a return. They also have a slightly different version in dark grey and red.  There is also a dark blue version of it on Gilt and ONE black one on Nordstrom Rack! It's really a great bag or I wouldn't have, like, three of them. Hush. I can quit any time I want. Stop giving me that look. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

BUY THIS (So We Don't Have To): The TJ Maxx Clearance Report.

I don't know that I'm planning to make this a weekly feature but I can't stop trolling the TJ Maxx clearance section. Where else would I find the weirdest Grey Ant sunglasses and super cute Christian Lacroix cosmetic bags, all dirt cheap? And how can I not share my finds with you guys? Unpossible. SO, here's what's good this week:

This Parker Felicia Blouse is SO CUTE and considering it retails for almost $200 I think $29 for the white colorway is damn good: 

It also comes in a navy/white colorway for $39! You are covered either way. I also found this pretty cotton Joie blouse for $29:

So cute with the tassels and whatnot, right? And there's this Joie Axcel silk blouse as well:

It's $59 but retailed for $268! I mean, hell. Buy two, maybe. And! You should wear it with these Mother Denim “The Charmer” ivory frayed jeans for $49! 

TJ Maxx jean photos are terrible but you can see better photos here. And, um, they retailed for $208 so I would definitely call that a bargain. The next dress is not quite the same level of bargain but it's so pretty I couldn't not include it:

It's the Rebecca Taylor silk Amanda cami dress which retailed for $325 and is now marked down to $99! It's also worth mentioning that there's a Joie maxi dress for $50, though maxi dresses are not generally my thing. Still, that doesn't mean it's not your thing.

A few other things worth noting:

There is a bunch of swimwear on clearance, including brands like Shoshanna but the sizing is pretty limited. There are also some gigantic Natori beach towels with cool designs for $15 and $20. My personal favorite is this dragon towel (but it’s not on clearance.) 

Also, if you like Joie and wear an XS check out this silk blouse and this sweet pajama set

That's all I got! Happy shopping. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

We Discuss Real Estate.

M: For YOU.

A: What's with the Canadian bungalow.

M: Did you look.

M: I’ll wait.


M: 😬😬😬

A: I hadn't flipped through enough photos!

M: Yeah they were banking on that.

M: Look at that manicured yard. Nothing to see here.



M: 🀑🀑🀑


M: Clownssssss

A: It's so deeply messed up.

M: It's so great.

A: I imagine the realtor all, "So. Uh. Can we...simplify?"

M: You know they cleared some things out. That's the best part.

A: Oh man, they totes did.

A: Three views from the front porch!

M: Lookit that yard!

A: So much parking! Here's another photo of the paved driveway.

M: Such lovely brick.

A: Lurking life-size clown in the dining room. NBD.

M: Shhhhhhhh he's resting.

A: There is literally a clown wallpaper border in the master bedroom.

M: There's clowns on clowns on clowns.

M: Hidden clowns.

A: No room unscathed.

M: Except the garage. That's for tools.

A: You know Mr. Clown House goes in there to cry when he can't take it.

M: Poor guy.

A: It's real bad in there.

M: This is a clown free zone. THIS IS MY SPACE DONNA.

A: You know she's tried to sneak a few in there.


A: But...it's so PLAIN in there!

M: I swear to fuck Donna is that a clown behind your back.


M: Maybe you should say goodbye to the life sized freak show in our dining room DONNA. I haven't had a solid bowel movement in months thanks to that thing.

A: You said you liked Jingles!


A: You're over-reacting. Come see what I found at the flea market today!

M: Ooh, whadja get?

A: 🀑 🀑 🀑 🀑


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Adrien: I Mean, It's a White T-Shirt.

This was really supposed to be a review for the Grana v-neck t-shirt I'm wearing but, I mean, it's a white t-shirt. You'd think I wouldn't have a ton to say. You'd be wrong: 

The Everlane Cotton V has been my go-to for v-neck tees for a while now but I was curious to try Grana's version, which is same price point and both are pima/supima cotton. I love most of my Everlane tees but they have an issue with the neckline seam twisting. Annoying, but not a big deal for me and I feel it's worth mentioning that my oldest Everlane tees (now relegated to sleep-wear) are the softest and always what I reach for first. I haven't had my Grana t-shirt long enough to make a fair comparison on longevity but I'm impressed so far. The neck seam is a separate piece with a slight ribbed quality that seems like it'll stay flat. 

They are also a really nice weight. Not super heavy but definitely not thin and see-through. For reference, I'm wearing a size medium because I like the extra slouch. If you're tempted, my Grana referral link will get you 10% off your first order! 

My jeans are Old Navy Rockstars and I love them a lot. It doesn't look like they have a similar patchwork model right now, but I haven't been super impressed by ON of late. LOFT has a cute pair of patchwork crops and this Big Star pair is nicely subtle and ugh, Madewell has a pair I covet. I really love patchwork denim, obviously, but this is just too far. TOO FAR. Details: 

Yeah, this is boring. My usual BR scarab beetle necklace and my usual Giles & Brother skinny railroad cuff bracelets. I keep checking Banana to see if there's any good jewelry but alas, they have discovered giant statement necklaces. Way to be current, Banana.  I will say that LOFT has some good pendant necklaces this season and I was particularly taken with this glitter pendant the last time I was in the store. It's reversible! And glittery! I mean. What do you want from me? 

PS. My sandals are the Birkenstock Gizeh and I am, of course, wanting a metallic pair because of course I do. To address a reader comment from last week on the fug-ness of Birkenstocks: Well, yeah. They aren't the prettiest or the most flattering shoe and they aren't for everyone. But, wearing is believing and my feet love them. Birkenstocks are having a fashion moment and I am EMBRACING THE MOMENT. 

Good day to you all. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

BUY THIS (So We Don't Have To): Going on a Trip? TJ Maxx Has You Covered.

I am, in fact, traveling for work this week so I may not be around much. But true to form I've sussed out some really good deals at TJ Maxx in case you were looking for a bag:

The best deal on the site right now? This FOLEY + CORINNA Expandable Marquise Weekender bag:

It's got leather trim! It retailed for $225 and now is $32! That is not a typo. I am all kinds of mad about this because I want it and I have no need for it at all. AT ALL. It's so cute! So useful! So ridiculously inexpensive! Ugh. There is also this gorgeous Kooba Marlow Leather Tassel tote:

It retailed for $348 and is now $104! That is a really good price for a leather tote with great details (I love the print lining) and I I think indigo is more interesting than your standard black. It’s also at Nordstrom Rack for $175, which, no, but the photos there will give you a better idea about the color.

Finally, there are a couple of carry-on suitcase deals I thought worth mentioning. This Diane Von Furstenberg suitcase is THE CUTEST and is marked down to $43 and this Mia Toro Italy hardside case is the one I just bought (though mine is white) and I definitely paid more than $43 for it, so. WAIT! I also just found this little Kooba leather wallet with a portable charger for $27 and damn, why don't I have that?? Too late now.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Weekend Window Shopping: Summertime at J.Crew

J.Crew has THE CUTEST stuff for summer and right now they're offering 25% off tees, shorts, swim and sunglasses and an extra 30% off sale styles with code HELLOSUMMER! Plus 1.5% cash back with eBates, which is better than no eBates.  Here's what I think looks really damn cute:


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Stuff I Like: Apple Watch + Reading/Watching/Listening

This is a little embarrassing to admit but I bought an Apple Watch Series 1 back in February. I don't know why it felt embarrassing to me - like it was unnecessarily flashy or something? Anyway, I'd been considering a Garmin watch to track my cycling/workouts but they're huge and not cheap and why not get the silly toy watch that I really wanted that does basically the same thing and more? So I did and I freaking love it.

I was initially skeptical of the watch but I am now completely obsessed with the Activity Rings function. If you're not familiar, every day your watch gives you three rings to complete: Move, Stand, and Exercise. I am a pretty active person outside of work but at work  I'm totally sedentary, so this has really helped to up my activity. I also really love the workout app and Strava works great from the watch, which means I don't have to pull my phone out during rides. Plus, getting text and email notifications without worrying about having my phone out is my favorite new way to lazy. Um, yeah. Basically, the Apple Watch has made me both more active and more lazy. Whatever, I own it.

Do you have an Apple Watch? What apps do you like? Anyone have a reliable source for cute, inexpensive bands?

The Week
. One of the few magazines I get anymore is The Week and I look forward to it every week! It "provide perspectives on the week's news and editorial commentary from global media to provide readers with multiple political viewpoints." Basically, it pulls bits of news from different sources internationally to give a well-rounded view of what's happening. It also has a two-page real estate spread that I LOVE (and always read first) as well as reviews of music, books, art, etc. It's a very analog way to keep up with current events and, amusingly, I never read the Week's website.

The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu. Oooh, you guys. I read Margaret Atwood's book years ago and I definitely need to re-read but I went ahead and watched the first two episodes of the new Hulu series and it is REALLY good so far. Very dark, deeply disturbing and visually stunning. Plus, Elizabeth Moss (who I love in everything! Have you seen Top of the Lake yet? OMG.) and Alexis Bledel! Also, The Handmaid's Tale feels very relevant right now, which is...not great. I don't want to spoil it for those who haven't watched it yet, but so far I'm highly recommending it. PS. If you have Amazon Prime, The Handmaid's Tale is available to read electronically for free.

I'm for sure the last woman on earth who's not already listening to the Call Your Girlfriend podcast, right? Probably. Call Your Girlfriend is "a podcast for long-distance besties everywhere" which is really apropos for me since two of my best girlfriends live in different states. It really is like having a convo with your friends and the topics range from pop culture to politics. I found their recent podcast about the business end of podcasting really fascinating. I should also give credit where credit is due and mention that I found out about this from Caroline Crampton's (SRSLY podcast) newsletter.

That's it for this week! Please let me know if you have recommendations or if you're enjoying (or hating) something I recommended. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

We Discuss Boobs and Birkenstocks.

A: They're heeeerrre

M: 😍

M: Want

M: I am actually thinking about painting the buckles of my blue ones gold now.

A: I LOVE THEM SO HARD. Soft footbed is rull nice.

M: Yesss

A: I maybe could’ve gone with narrow, but I think they fit the way they're supposed to.

M: They look like they fit.

M: Mine are a touch wide too but it works.

A: They fit, it's just a lot ‘o sandal.

M: Aggressive German comfort.

A: Exactly!

M: πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ

A: Thank you, Germany.

A: Also, everything I ordered from Old Navy is total garbage and it’s all getting returned.

M: Yeah a friend of mine just got a bunch of Old Navy stuff and said not one thing was good.

A: Just thin and flimsy and ill-fitting.  I don't know why I'm even remotely surprised.

M: It's an off year for them. And weirdly an on year for Gap.

A: I'm wearing my blue Gap blouse today. Pretty sure everyone can see my boobs.

M: Eh, it's Friday. Have some boobs.

A: They ain't bad, really.

M: Boobs!


M: I wish Madewell did birthday discounts.

A: Madewell does do a birthday thing. Are you an Insider? They sent me a $25 GC.

M: Aha I AM an insider! I want that! My birthday is in 10 days, give it up Madewell.

A: Whatchoo want from Madewell?

M: I want a nice straw hat. All of mine are made of paper?

M: I also need new denim shorts because mine are disintegrating:

M: And well this, because you know:

A: Those shorts! So perfect. And the dress. So striped.

M: My favorite Pilcro shorts are seriously going to dissolve or something. It's precarious. Those look distressed but a little more sturdy.

A: I wore my favorite Old Navy shorts over the weekend and they are disintegrating rapidly. They're also shorter than I remember them being last summer.

M: Dammit, clothes.

A: I know. Always clothes.

M: Do I need that striped Madewell dress? Probably not right? It's probably going to be an unflattering sack.

M: They sent me my $25 off.

A: I just looked at all the pics - def a sack.

M: Shorts and hat ordered!

A: I'm super invested in the Madewell shorts.

M: I hope they are good.

A: I feel like a SWF jerk wanting to buy everything you like but I neeeeeed cutoff shorts.

M: Haha it's okay!

A: At least we don't live in the same town, I guess.

M: It's really fine.

A: Kate and I often end up dressed alike. She just bought black Gizehs at my urging.

M: I totally want your Arizonas.

A: SO OBSESSED with them. It's contrary and makes no sense.

M: I’m a hoarder who shops too much.

A: Heeee, dang.

M: I love your girls and want some!

A: They are the best. Still breaking them in.

M: Girls = Birks

A: You can't have my boobs.

M: Boobs!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Adrien: That Loft Dress

This Loft dress, you guys. I don't know that it's the Best Thing Ever but it's pretty close and I am super into it. Everything about it screams summer - the flowiness, the tie waist, the watermelon red-pink color, the fun pattern. I can see this dress getting a lot of action this summer: 

It's the Fan Floral Cap Sleeve dress and I'm wearing a size small, for reference. Covered enough to wear to work but casual enough for weekend fun. Great with flat sandals, great with heels and the color is just so much fun. And machine washable! It's a great dress, you guys.

I love how cute this dress looks with my blue bag. I have to say, Loft is killing it right now with the cute summer dress options. I'm very taken with this Cabana shift dress and y'all know I like tassels so of course I've got my eye on the Amaryllis tassel dress and the Chambray flutter dress. I also think the Pom Pom maxi dress could be the one that takes me over to the maxi side. We'll see. 

I'm not sure what the expression on my face is about, but my hair looks pretty nice! I've been using R+Co Park Ave Blow Out Balm and it makes my hair so smooth. I'll do a real review one of these days. Here are the details: 

I'm wearing my gold scarab pendant with this and I think it's beauty is in the weight of it. Just a nice shiny hunk of something that hangs right where it should. This House of Harlow necklace would do nicely in that capacity and this one as well. Or, if you're feeling extra fancy, this beetle pendant is pretty incredible. I'm also wearing my old reliable Giles and Brother skinny railroad spike cuff bracelets. The pave version is on sale, btw.

Bag 'n shoes! I love the blues that MBMJ made and OMG this blue Ligero tote is REAL CHEAP at Gilt! Git it! Also, this mini Natasha bag is a really gorgeous shade but man, that Ligero. If you want to get darker, this Dolce Vita tote is sharp in an inky blue and my bargain pick is this blue Merona hobo!

My shoes are a very old pair of Chie Mihara and are the most comfortable pair of heels I own. This pair of Chie sandals has a very similar vibe but I think the Madewell Mariel buckle sandal would be an excellent (and more reasonably priced) substitute.

That's it for today! Yay for summer clothes. My favorite.