1. One of my favorite “all-occasions” bags, the Kate Spade Emerson Place Vivenna Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag (read five-star reviews here; see the mini on me here), is on sale at Gilt in black, which is arguably the most versatile color in the style. The quantity is limited so those interested should act quickly. 2. Arch Enemies via the Atlantic…

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Tuckernuck Packable Sunhat + Kate Spade New York Georgica Beach Bandeau Maillot 1. I own many straw hats with various brim widths for all sunny conditions, but haven’t found one that was both packable and cute. I gave these practical (if plain) Columbia and Coolibar hats a try, but was underwhelmed. Then I came across this Tuckernuck packable sunhat (with…

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ASOS Pretty Floral Rose Bandeau Midi Prom Dress 1. My problem with wedding guest dress shopping went from having too few options to suddenly having too many options. This ASOS Pretty Floral Rose Bandeau Midi Prom Dress is a keeper for a number of reasons (like being wrinkle-concealing—important when traveling, having a flattering sweetheart neckline, and POCKETS!) Only the smallest…

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 1. I often peruse the comments section trying to glean additional insight from fellow readers after reading particularly indigestible articles. I came across the above-pictured comment after reading this article and was struck by how remarkably unremarkable this ad was. I now wonder how many other ads I’ve missed, thinking they were just ordinary comments. 2. I found an excellent…

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1. The extremely well-reviewed J. Crew Mini Bucket Bag in Gingham has gone on sale (so has the plain, smooth leather version); while the unlined interior and stiff leather are disenchanting, I am enough of a gingham fan that I am ready to overlook these blemishes. Bright spots: reviewers claim that the leather is adaptable and becomes softer with wear,…

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