Tag Archives: spring

Zac Posen for Brooks Brothers

17 Sep

By Whitney

On Saturday, I had the pleasure of being invited to the Brooks Brothers spring presentation with my dear friend Ashleigh.  Zac Posen is the new creative director there and the event was just lovely.  The venue was actually Brooks Brothers’ corporate office and let me tell you, if my office had a space like this available, I’d consider throwing my holiday party there this year.  Gorge!!  The spring collection was bright and refreshing.  It was so interesting to see a side of Zac Posen that was more ready-to-wear than gowns for events I don’t go to.  I can’t wait to get my hands on this bright red floral print with blue accents!  The dainty Brooks Brothers dress I wore is sold out online but I’m loving this plaid dress and this fun print!

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Tie One On

20 May

By Whitney

A few weeks ago, a girl getting her nails done next to me was wearing the sickest flats I’ve ever seen.  We chatted and she told me about these Aquazzura flats shown below.  It would be awesome to spend $700 on flats but I looked around to find some other cool options and found some winners!!

Tie one on

Top Row:  Aquazurra Christy Flats – $675 // Loeffler Randall Saffron Wrap Sandals – $250 // Madewell Nora Flat – $85

Bottom Row:  Anthropologie Billy Lace Up Flats – $178 // Rock & Republic Lace Up Flats – $25 (were $55) // Isabel Marant Leo Flat – $650

Tuesday Lust List – Monogrammed Version

19 May

By Whitney

I’ve had a lot of gifts to buy lately and that always leads me to a monogram.  I’ve had a lot of fun finding new and fun ways to add a touch of personalization and thought.  My favorites as of late are below.  Gift away!!

monogram lust list

Clockwise from top left:  Three J NYC Flannel Nightshirt – $92 // Minnie and Emma Banana Leaf Lucite Tray – $78 // Hamilton Cocktail Napkins – $52 // Acryllic Pencil Cup – $18 // Tortoise Sunglasses – $48 // Beach Tunic – $50 // Newport Striped Clutch – $56 // Reef Boat  Tote – $30 // Parker Thatch Jewelry Rolls – $78

April Showers Bring May Flowers – On Your Feet

6 May

By Whitney

Why not welcome spring with your feet and not just your wardrobes???  I love the idea of pairing transitional pieces like a solid black or navy dress with a fun pair of heels to add some flavor to the outfit.  This weather can’t not put a smile to your face so even if you’re stuck in a windowless office, your shoes can do it too!

floral pumps

Top Row:  SJP Sister Pointy Toe Pumps (these are prob my sissies favorites and she’ll want us to get matching) – $355 // Tory Burch Issy Floral Pumps – $295 // Marc by Marc Jacobs Floral Pump – $309

Bottom Row:  Guess Rabbit Pump (I know, Guess!) – $95 // Loeffler Randall Pari Pump (my favorites) – $295 // Manolo Blahnik BB Pumps – $695

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

4 May

By Whitney

Mother’s Day is next week and this year I have so many close friends that are new moms it feels like a totally different holiday.  These are some suggestions for any sort of mom but also ones to mental note for birthdays too!  My mom’s gift will be a work in progress this summer that you guys will definitely hear more about!

Mother's day gift guide

Clockwise from top left:  Blanch Robe – $98 // Lunares Bamboo Bowl – $40 // GigiNY Teddie Tote (in tons of colors) – $335 // GigiNY Uber Clutch (to match!) – $130 // Jack Rogers Georgica Jelly Sandals (in lots of colors) – $49 // Pomegranate Green Elephant Shawl – $64 // Oscar De La Renta Asymmetric Earrings – $395 // Neiman Marcus Collection Cardigan (this is PERFECT and comes in lots of pretty pastels) – $185 // Toss Designs Geneva Ava Bag (looove these bamboo handles) – $152 // JCrew Striped Espadrille Sneaker – $98 // Parker Thatch Customized Tote Bag (I love this idea for one of my new-mom friends) – $98 (or more) // Hinge Lace Trim Scarf – $38 // Tory Burch Faux Pearl Multistrand Necklace – $395 // RabLabs Kivita Snow Coasters (NEED) – $72

Thursday Lust List

30 Apr

By Whitney

I sound like a broken record but every year around this time I struggle.  It’s warm but not hot, it’s cold sometimes and then it’s not.  Layers are obviously key.  However, what to buy during this season is even tougher.  You have weddings to go to, kids birthday parties to attend, beaches to visit (and beach bodies to work on)…I mean LIFE IS TOUGH.  So when my lust lists are even more random than usual, let’s blame the April/May transition.

Thursday Lust List

Clockwise from top left:  Jimmy Choo Ivette Sandals (drool) – $775 // Alicia Bell Tie Tunic Dress (we have found the perfect cover up, people) – $198 // Roarke Dove Gray Scarf Necklace – $395 // Carrie Cami in Tropical Frond – $98 // Kate Spade Clam Shell Clutch – $298 //  Cece by Cynthia Steffe Eyelet Shirt Dress – $158 // Tropicana Madison Zip Pouch – $55 //JCrew Teardrop Stone Necklace – $102 // Topshop Crocheted Dress (LWD season here we come) – $130 // Henri Bendel Victoria Sunglasses – $125 // Krass & Ko Striped Shorts (are these not the cutest running shorts??) – $45 // BaubleBar Beaded Strands (in coral and in so many great colors) – $36

Lilly Love

14 Apr

By Whitney

Spring means a lot of things.  Warmer weather to push me to run more, spray tans commencing and my Equinox membership getting it’s real value.  Another favorite?  Lilly dresses.  I  am loving the 60’s Lilly theme this season ( that crop top combo might be purchased for my sissy’s bachelorette) and there are so many cute prints this year!

Lilly Dresses

Vanna Crop Top Set (it’s TOO CUTE) – $198 // Alexa High Collar Shift (I own this and am obsessed) -$198 // Breakers Lace Top Shift Dress – $298 // Ember Shift Dress (I love this coral print!) – $198 // Rosie Square Neck Shift (the applique is so pretty) – $198

Splurge vs. Steal – Textured Girly Skirt

25 Mar

By Whitney

Ugh.  This Tibi skirt.  I dream of it.  It’s so perfect and would look so gorgeous with a matching neutral top or a black sweater or anything.  J’adore.  What I don’t love is the $550 price tag so when I saw this version of the skirt at JCrew I knew it was a must!!!  I showed it in pink because it’s the easiest color to see the cool texture but it also comes in a crisp white.  These skirts require heels in order to really pull them off but they are the perfect spring addition.

splurge vs. Steal - feminine skirt

Splurge:  Tibi Ribbon Bow Skirt – $550

Steal:  JCrew Laser Cut Midi Skirt – $128

Tuesday Lust List

24 Mar

By Whitney

I did some returning this weekend (no purchasing!) and was in JCrew and saw some great spring arrivals.  About time, JCrew (even Mickey had to admit they had a pretty crappy year in women’s – I literally did not buy one thing from them since last spring).  Anyway, spring is here so let’s get our closets ready!Tuesday Lust List - March

Clockwise from top left:  7 For All Mankind Freesia Jeans – $198 // Hydrangea Needlepoint Loafers or the Crab version (NEED) – $212 // JCrew Perforated A Line Dress (this is so cute in person) – $148 // JCrew Carrie Cami (the perfect go-to top in lots of colors but I love this pink) – $118 // Mara Hoffman Weekend Bag – $286 // Tibi Ribbon Fit Coupe Full Skirt (so so gorge) – $550 // Henri Bendel Debutante Convertible Clutch – $208 (was $298) //Aerin Fleur Pump – $298 // Sandro Riviera Dress (oh hello perfect spring wedding guest dress) – $465 // JCrew Short Sleeve Sweater (this is super cute in person and comes in lots of summer pastels) – $102

Wednesday Watercolors

18 Mar

By Whitney

It’s not warm yet but that doesn’t mean we can’t start getting our spring wardrobes started.  I am loving this watercolor paintbrush trend this spring.  It’s almost like a new take on pastels with some bold colors combined.  So many different options here and I am definitely getting my hands on some of these easy pieces!!

watercolor wednesday

Clockwise from top left:  Tory Burch Trapeze Cosmetics Case (this print comes in a bunch of sizes) – $78 //  Milly Chloe Dress (I have the blue version and love it) – $385 // PrismSport Water Color Leggings (a fun replacement to my boring black workout pants) – $62 // Soludos Painted Stripe Espadrille – $43 // CeCe by Cynthia Steffe Haley Paint Stroke Dress – $138 // StyleStalker Bismuth Dress – $85 (was $140) // Vince Camuto Artful Strokes Top – $54 (was $89) // Manolo Blahnik BB Pump in Pink Multi – $695 // Brass Plum Watercolor Scarf (this would look perfect with a LWD) – $18 // PPD Watercolor Dinner Plate – $10 (was $20) // Milly Watercolor Clutch – $235 // Catharine by Catharine Malandrino Magda Dress – $130