I clearly must be in shoe mode. When walking past Club Monaco this weekend, I bypassed the mannequins and stared at their feet looking at their their spring shoe collection. I almost ran in and purchased these Erika snakeskin black & white flats immediately but I held back but it’s so harddddddd. I love Club Monaco for their clean lines and general simplicity of their clothes. Nothing is ever over the top yet their pieces are always elegant, shoes included. I’m loving the spring colors and the studded pumps would be a great accessory to my basic black work wear. Sigh.
Erika Snake Effect Flats (my favorite on this list)- $230 // Erika Black Bow Flats – $230 // Jamie Studded Pump – $329 // Remi Suede Pump (in trendy mint) - $298 // April Suede Pump - $250 //
Spring is supposedly three weeks away or so they say. I don’t know the exact number of days because I am quite skeptical that it’s actually going to happen. I’m currently craving lot of pinks, shoes and bags to add to my collection (clearly). I am loving the spring pieces that are out; pastels and feminine colors for everyone!!! I have a feeling my shopping-rexia is going to end soon. It was fun while it lasted.
Clockwise from top left: Needle and Thread Cotton Dress - $280 // JCrew Collection Blakely Pump (it’s like a watercolor painting on your feet) – $298 // Parakeet Pop Pendant - $34 // Gap Leather Clutch - $40 // Helix Friendship Bracelet - $34 // Keds for Kate Spade Fisher Sneakers - $75 // Rachel Pally Ballet Skirt - $108 (was $154) // JCrew Merino Zip Shoulder Sweater (this comes in so many great neutrals) - $80 // Milly Kent Satchel (I love a white bag for summer) – $395 // CWonder Suede Ankle Booties - $148 // Henri Bendel Sutton Satchel - $248 // JCrew Seaport Stone Earrings - $98 // Truth & Pride Tweed Blazer – $295
As cheesy as it is, I will always be a huge Sex And The City fan so when SJP decided to embark upon a shoe line, I was quite excited to see what she came up with. Sarah Jessica Parker’s “SJP” line (exclusivelyhere at Nordstroms) debuted last Friday and is a solid collection of summer shoes in sweet colors. Below are my three favorites but go check it out and let us know what you think!
Bobbie Sandal - $365
Diana Pump - $365
Ina Pump – $355
Happy Friday everyone! You did it. You made it through the week. Here are some fun links to get you ready for the weekend! XoXo
1. I love Glitter Guide and their suggestion for this adorable pink drink was for Valentine’s Day but I think it’s a valid choice for all year long.
2. I know it’s too early for summer but I’m wishlisting this bikini already.
3. A couple of weeks ago I made these cookies (snowstorms are apparently good for my kitchen so perhaps Monday will be a new recipe) and the shortbread was amazing. I didn’t have any non-Christmas cookie cutters so a useful fact is that a champagne flute can cut circles very nicely. Basically I am the Macgyver of baking.
4. I love this mini designer in training. How cute are these dresses and they are made out of paper??! Thank you to my colleague/friend Shannon for sending over! She spotted a future PP reader.
5. I love this article and amazing drawing of all of the Best Actress Oscar dresses. Remember a young Gwynnie Paltrow in that perfect pink Ralph Lauren dress? How could we forget.
6. Loving this easy skirt with tights for now and without for later. Everything at JCrew Factory is 30% off with the code “Take30″ so go crazy.
7. Thanks to Babs for sending over the link to these elephant flats this morning. Are these not adorable? Best Mom Ever.
Until last week, I have spent my entire life cutting corners on my skin care – going to bed without washing my face, neglecting to moisturize every day etc etc. Well I made a resolution and I am sticking to it. I overhauled my face regime and already my skin looks and feels better, more vibrant, moisturized and clearer. I have very dry skin, so this isn’t for everyone, but I can say these products deliver…
Shiseido White Lucent Cleanser
This cleanser works into a rich lather – with a promise to brighten – my skin feels and looks flawlessly clean afterward.
Shiseido Alcohol Free Toner
Honestly, I will never use another toner again. My #1 rule for a toner is that it has to be alcohol free – otherwise you’re just drying your skin out! This one is so soft, my skin feels like a baby’s butt afterward.
Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Serum
Since I’m becoming really paranoid about how dry my skin gets in the winter, I splurged on this baby. Honestly though – who doesn’t get intense dry spots in the winter? This is perfect for those areas. I use it on my entire face – and even if you don’t use this everywhere, you need to be putting serum on your skin before your face cream, otherwise your skin cannot fully absorb the cream’s moisture.
Bobbi Brown Buffing Grains
This might have been unnecessary – BUT, you have to exfoliate your face or the dead skin just builds up (ew). Whatever you do, don’t use a body exfoliator on your face – it is way too strong for the thin skin around your T-Zone. I like this product because I can add the buffing grains to my cleanser, in whatever amount is necessary.
I was shopping in Palm Beach this weekend and tried on a few items from Persifor. Lauren and I discovered this brand online a few months back and now I am loving it even more. Persifor is bright, fun and perfect for our summer wardrobes. I love the jersey fabric because it is forgiving and will be so comfy in the summer heat. These are perfect for beach vacations so let’s book one right now.
Panthera Patch Pocket Dress – $218
Lauren and I have been eyeing this dress because we love this perfect blue. The stretch fabric is forgiving and this is just such an easy dress to throw on with a pretty necklace and summer sandals and call it night. Loving this print in the long sleeve version and the sarong/scarf for beach time.
Ginko Winpenny Dress – $218
I love a shirtdress. This is a warm weather office staple and can easily take you to drinks afterwards. I’d belt this guy (loving this JCrew belt for spring) and neutral pumps for such an easy look.
Panthera Smitty Dress - $188
I love a scoop neckline and this is a great going out piece. The packable fabric (it really does not wrinkle) makes this a vacation must!
I spent the weekend in sunny Florida and it was such an amazing break from the brutal Northeast winter!!! Running outside, flip flops, palm trees everywhere…it really is such a great weekend getaway. I’m juice cleansing and no longer in Florida so what a crappy Monday, right?! Shopping with my mom definitely put my winter clothes on the backburner and my love for spring has officially sprung. We saw some really cute things including some of the below. I just can’t wait for light neutral shoes and summer dresses. Keeping my fingers crossed that this week’s latest polar plunge is the last!
Clockwise from top left: JCrew Downtown Field Jacket – $150 // Sundry Sweatpants (I am not exactly a proponent of sweatpants but this brand makes ones that are actually cute) -$100 // Lilly Pulitzer Robyn Dress - $98 // CWonder Honeycomb Heel - $150 // JCrew Factory Textured Dot Top (I am pairing mine with navy skinnies for now and white shorts for later) – $65 // Navajo Print Scarf – $40 // Kate Spade Carlisle Street Cosmetics Case - $170 // Ray-Ban Ice Pop Wayfarers (I borrowed these in pink from my mom all weekend and they were way cooler than anything I own) – $160 // Sole Society Marni Sandal – $60 // JCrew Mint Spike Bracelet - $75 // Asos Shift Dress with Scallop Collar (adore) – $50
I love a good shift dress. I love pairing them with a cute cropped jacket for work or just throwing on some flats for a cute and easy spring look. I love the streamline look of the Kate Spade dress below (and was tempted to purchase on Gilt a few weeks ago) but I am so glad I discovered the Ann Taylor Loft look below. I adore this! It is so easy and for $50, this is a no brainer. As an aside, I am also loving the other scalloped pieces at Ann Taylor Loft and their amazing prices. This sweet double hem scalloped skirt, a perfect and feminine spring sweater and a great basic work button down with scallop detailing to keep it from being boring. Love!
Splurge: Kate Spade Janelle Dress – $210 (was $480)
Steal: Loft Scalloped Colorblocked Shift Dress – $50 (was $90)
Today’s lust list is a hodge podge of things with no real rhyme or reason to them except for they all ring in for under $100! If you’re in the mood to perk yourself up with something new, this is an easy way to do it without breaking the bank. Spring is officially here in all of our favorite stores so I am planning to load up on pastels and soft neutrals. I’m loving that BaubleBar necklace (it comes in four awesome colors) and that Gap sweater is pretty much a must.
Clockwise from top left: Sole Society Binford Pump- $70 //Gap Ladder Switch Sweater (loving all of the great pastels) – $50 // Heather Hawkins Cabachon Studs - $88 // JCrew fluted skirt (comes in five great colors) – $98 // JOA sleeveless dress (the tie is such a cute effect!) – $75 // JCrew Factory Polka Dot Chambray Shirt - $44 // Whale Canvas Tote – $42 // BaubleBar Gold Dust Collar - $46 // Zara Checked Scarf (this is much cuter in person) – $17 // Kate Spade Little Shiloh Pouch – $98 // Topshop v neck sheath dress - $92
Ever since I saw this photo of an Amanda Nisbet design, I have been dying for, well everything, but particularly that hot pink throw blanket. Unfortunately it’s made of baby alpacas and is out of my price range. However — they are on One King’s Lane this week & 20% off the OKL price. I just may have to snag one…