It’s a request week here at PP. First up? A colleague of mine asked for some suggestions on pretty scarves to dress up her weekend wear. This blanket wrap scarf trend isn’t going anywhere and I am actually loving the options more this season than last. Some favorites here below!
Top Row: Zara Black and White Checked – $26 // // Shiraleah Langley Scarf – $28 // Lands End Oversized Scarf – $34 // BP Autumn Plaid Scarf – $26
Bottom Row: Look by M Plaid Scarf – $45 // Apt 9 Fringe Plaid scarf (I love this one and this pretty color palette too) – $24 // Zara Doublle Sided Check Scarf (it’s awesome when laid out) – $30 // Forever 21 Frayed Plaid Scarf (love it in both colors and it’s $13 so a no brainer) – $13
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!!
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
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!!
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
I can’t believe I am writing about this because when this trend started last year, I was seriously against it. Fancy sweatshirts? That is ridiculous. Until I actually tried one with a pair of jeans and I was like, ohhhhh I see why this is happening. I purchased this lace-front navy JCrew sweatshirt and really haven’t taken it off much since its acquisition. Love. Some can range from the absurdly expensive to the completely reasonable so here are some favorites below. I love the delicate combo of pearls/baby pink with the sweatshirt material on the Gibson top. Clu’s entire line of ruffle embellished tops are just such easy picks for a Saturday. Go get yourself one of these. Your weekend wear will thank you.
Girl by Band of Outsiders Tulip Sweatshirt – $235 // Gibson Embellished Neck Sweatshirt – $68 // Zoe Kartsen Bat Sweatshirt – $126 // Rory Beca Bragg Quilted Sweatshirt – $216 // Clu Too Ruffled Sweatshirt – $108 // JCrew Horsing Around Sweatshirt – $65 // JCrew Painted Jewel Sweatshirt (obsessed) – $98
Leather is in. If you splurged in Fall of 2012 for this, you are doing great for this season. I recently came across this Rachel Zoe top and thought how great it would be to pair with skinny cropped pants in the breezy early Fall or how versatile it can be when paired with a black mini skirt and tights come winter? I love the color and the boxy shape. On my search for a much more affordable replacement, I came across this Halogen top that is actually a prettier green (IMO) and I liked how the bottom was accentuated with the elastic. Let’s hurry it up, Fall!
Splurge: Rachel Zoe Janette Leather Blouse – $525
Steal: Halogen Leather Front Elastic Waist Top – $168
This summer, cutouts seem to be everywhere. I am actually more into them than I thought I would be because if done in a subtle way, this is a sexy yet still cute way of showing some skin. I also get absurdly hot in the summer (and turn a shade of pink that can frighten) so I can use it as a form of ventilation. While it is going to be tough to wear this Mara Hoffman (especially if you aren’t a huge fan of your back) these other options let you accomplish the same trend without making you feel naked. I love the fun summer dresses like this Whit one. The print is perfect! Zara’s knot back dress is just darling and would be perfect for a summer wedding weekend!!
Whit Dockside Open Back Dress – $350 //McGinn Isabella Dress – $190 (was $320) // Zara Knot Back Dress – $80 // BB Dakota Worthington Cut Out Dress – $88 // Mara Hoffman Open Back Mini Dress – $230 (was $290) // Opening Ceremony Austin Cut Out Dress – $360 (was $440)
As always, Loeffler Randall is coming up with some great summer shoes that I am just loving. I saw the Reina rick-rackey sandal the other day and fell in love. I mean, how gorgeous!!! Here are some of my favorites that I thought I’d share. The black and white snakeskin Tamsins would look great with a LBD and I’d love to pair the Lou flats with a pair of navy skinnies and any sort of light pastel top. Go check out some of their styles that they just recently marked down!
Top Row: Pippa Collar d’Orsay – $275 // Reina Kitten Heel Sandal – $275 (or here for perfect black!) //Lou Pointed Flat – $250
Bottom Row: Sarie Sandal – $90 //Tamsin Black & White Snakeskin Pumps – $275 // Erika Pointed Flats – $250
Friends and Family at retailers like Saks are the perfect time to buy the classic pieces you really want but never want to pay full price. I can’t tell you the amount of wear I get from my DVF wrap dresses and I’ve never paid retail. I’d love a pair of Repetto flats to become my new go-tos. So many great options at Saks right now so get to it!
Saks Friends and Family – 25% off with code “FRNFAM2” through April 28th
Top Row: BB Striped Repetto Canvas Flats (loooove these striped cuties) – $206 (was $275) // DVF New Jeanne Dress – $260 (was $345) // Tory Burch Robinson Spectator Clutch -$274 (was $365)
Bottom Row: Tucker Silk Blouse (we heart mallards) – $198 (was $264) // Rag & Bone Newbury Perforated Booties (my stylish colleague SeeLark has her eyes on these and I fully approve) – $413 (was $550) // Kate Spade Barry Skirt (perfectly preppy) – $224 (was $298)
I am starting to get into the spring floral print trend but this has been a slow transition for me. The prints that I love tend to be on dresses that are like $1000 which immediately puts them on on my “oh that’s nice for other people’s checkbooks” list. I think the way I’d really like to pull this adorable spring print off is via a skirt and solid top complimenting the floral colors. On the left I showed some of my favorites for playing and on the right are some pencil skirts taking this trend into the workplace. My absolute favorite is a Preen pencil skirt but I cannot put it in the collage because it is $800+ and I don’t want to get yelled at for being ridiculous. But just check out these hydrangeas. AMAZING.
Kate Spade Henrita Skirt – $268 // Urban Outfitters Tropical Circle Skirt – $45 (yes, $45) // Red Valentino Meadow Print Skirt – $450 // Rebecca Taylor Hawaii Flared Skirt – (also adore the jacket in this print) // Catherine Malandrino Pencil Skirt – $245 // Anthropologie Floral Shirttail Dress – $118 (the shape of this skirt is awesome) // Nicholas Botanical Haze Pencil Skirt – $192