Tweed on Tweed (Rebecca Taylor Tweed V-Neck Peplum Top with Leather Trim)

I make no apologies for my preoccupation with tweed and am always on the prowl for my next tweed item (this and this currently top my list). I like the interest that tweed adds to any outfit and feel it refines otherwise humdrum combinations.

Previous tweed on tweed attempts here, here, and here.

Rebecca Taylor Tweed V-Neck Peplum Top with Leather Trim (also in navy/black and black/black) | Kate Spade New York Jolie Skirt | Uniqueen No. 5 Tweed Jacket (similar here) | Marc by Marc Jacobs Rose Gold Watch | MICHAEL by Michael Kors Selma Large Satchel (buy here + here) | Zara Wedge Court Shoe (similar here)

Rebecca Taylor re-released the Tweed and Leather Top that I have in assorted patterns and colorways this fall.

Rebecca Taylor Tweed & Leather Top
Black | Navy/Black (also here) | Black/White

The dress I wore in this post is also available in shades of blue this season.

Tweed and Leather Shift (also here, here, and here)

Weekly Shopping Update: 09.27.2013

OK, Banana Republic, you win. Just take my money, all of it. I surrender.

Earlier this month I lamented to a friend that Banana Republic’s fall collection lacked a certain je ne sais quoi and she glibly agreed. Who knew how wrong we were?

In spite of my enthusiasm for the new collection, there are two things holding me back: the unavailability of petite sizes (would buy this sweater in a heartbeat if it came in petite) and potential for new colors.

For example, this Cobalt Wool Coat, with those puff sleeves, that nip in the waist, spot on on-seam pockets, is a notch above other outerwear options I’ve seen this fall. But if this were made available in a dark green? I would want to kiss the head of BR’s womenswear design for his/her gift to the world.

There’s also this cute bow skirt that would be so incredible in hot pink. 

In the meantime, I am just going to sit patiently on my hands, with my wallet locked away. BR, razzle dazzle me.

Take 40% off purchases of $200+ or 35% off purchases of $150 with code BRMORE.

1:  Cutaway Jacket | Fitted Non-Iron Piped Shirt | Evan Houndstooth Satchel | Ryann Bootie
2: Cobalt Wool Coat | Scalloped Lace Tee | Fit-and-Flare Skirt
3: Essential Ribbed Turtleneck | Grecia Pump
4: Flared Trench | Silk Button-Front Blouse | BR Monogram Wide-Leg Pant
1:  Heritage Chunky Cable Crew | Go-to Denim Shirt | Fit-and-Flare Skirt | Trinna Ankle Bootie
2: Colorblock Turtleneck | Heritage Fit-and-Flare Coat | Laurel Crossbody
3: Fit-and-Flare Wool Coat | Sloan Windowpane Ankle Pant | Patent Plaque Skinny Belt | Ryann Bootie
4: Vertical Stripe Blouse | Martin-Fit Charcoal Trouser | Trinna Ankle Bootie

Retailer: J. Crew
Discount: Extra 30% off sale items with code SHOPNOW
Picks: Origami Bow Dress (now $70 after discounts), No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Maple Tweed, Linen Skirt, Ponte Peplum Top, Collection Peplum Jacket, Leather Plaque Belt, Grande Crystal Drops Statement Necklace, Cashmere Cardigan in Wide Stripe, Ratti Pineapple Mini, Ratti Pineapple Dress, and Chunky Cable Sweater.

Left: Goodwinn Purse | Goodwinn Tote | Goodwinn Hobo
Right: Claremont Clutch | Claremont Purse

Retailer: Madewell
Discount: Extra 25% off sale styles with code HELLOFALL and free shipping on all orders.

Retailer: J. Crew Factory
Discount: 40% off fall essentials

Top: 1 | 2 | 3
Bottom: 1 | 2 | 3

Retailer: Ann Taylor
Discount: 30% off full-price purchase with code FALLCHIC and 50% off sale items, no code needed.
Picks: Manor Coat, Peplum Sweater, Estate Pave Link Necklace, Jacquard Mosaic Sweater, Embellished Collar Sweater, and Estate Shimmer Necklace.
My last Ann Taylor order yielded only one keeper, the Crepe Wrap Top. The rest (Lane Striped Blouse, Silk Blouse, and Zig Zag Stripe Scarf) didn’t excite me as much as I thought they would (I’ll have pictures next week). 

Ann Taylor Crepe Wrap Top | Petite XXS

Retailer: Gap
Discount: Get 25% off clearance styles with code GAPEXTRA

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Retailer: H&M
I placed a giant H&M order earlier in the month but ended up returning everything because, despite how affordable everything was, outerwear is one area I don’t think I should skimp on. The designs were interesting but the material just felt really cheap, which I should’ve expected.

Wool-blend Jacket | sz 2 | $19.95
Double-Breasted Coat | sz 2 | $29.95
Cape | sz XS | $59.95

Happy shopping, all!

Weekly Shopping Update: 09.20.2013

Happy Friday, all!

Retailer: J. Crew
Discount: 25% off with code SHOPFALL and get free shipping on order of $100+.
My wishlist: the Wool Shawl-Collar Blazer in Ivory and Convertible Toggle Coat.
Winter coats have arrived! Several past-year fan favorites were re-released, including the Lady Day Coat (reviewed here and here), Icon Trench in Wool-Cashmere (in the same three colors), Stadium-cloth Cocoon Coat, Duffle Coat, and Wintress Puffer. The new additions are: Double-cloth Tipped Coat, Double-cloth Sabrina Coat, and Stadium-cloth Captain Coat.

Convertible Toggle Coat

Retailer: Forever 21
Discount: Extra 30% off sale items with code EXTRA30.
Picks: Floral Peplum Skirt, Striped Drop Waist Dress, High-Low Rose Print Dress, Pleated Pocket Georgette Shirt, Femme Crochet Blouse, and Striped Point D’Esprit Panel Sweater.
Also loving these wedge boots in the new arrivals section.

All-Day Chelsea Wedge Boots

Retailer: Club Monaco
Discount: Extra 30% off sale items with code EXTRA30

Retailer: Kate Spade
Discount: Extra 20% off sale items with code SEPT20US. I like the new arrivals more though (especially the three dresses pictured below).

Rissa Dress | Jasmine Dress | Renee Dress

Retailer: Mango
Picks: Fitted Draped Dress, Textured Flowing Dress, Herringbone Wool-Blend Parka, Leather-detail Wool-Blend Cape, Biker Style Jacket, and Cable-knit Stripe Sweater.

Puffed Sleeve Guipure Dress

Retailer: The Outnet
Picks: Moschino Cheap and Chic Jewel-Embellished Dress, Iris & Ink Striped Sweater, Tory Burch Lola Brocade Top, Iris & Ink Fluted Skirt, T By Alexander Wang Brushed-Satin Blazer, Rebecca Taylor Sequin Tweed Jacket, ISSA Wrap-effect Silk-jersey Dress in Blue, and ISSA Wrap-effect Silk-Jersey Dress in Green (lots of additional ISSA styles here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here).

Retailer: Piperlime
Discount: For Gap/BR/ON cardholders, take 15% off your purchase with code MUSTHAVE

Dawn Dress | Samantha Dress | Victoria Lace Shift | Gemma Puff Sleeve Ponte Mini | Lace Pop Dress | Floral Dress | Jie Dress

Retailer: Ann Taylor
Discount: 30% off 1 full-priced item or 40% off 2 full-priced items, no code needed.

Riverside Colorblocked Pencil Skirt | Floral Leopard Jacquard Topper

Retailer: Alice + Olivia
Discount: Take $50 off full-priced purchases of $250+ with code ES493D2MH785.

Clover Fitted Mid-length Dress | Natalia Open Back Dress | Patricia Short Feather Peplum Dress | Clover Fitted Mid-length Dress

Retailer: Lord & Taylor
Discount: 20% off regular, sale, and clearance items with code SALE.

Retailer: Juicy Couture
Discount: VIP Sale – 30% off everything in-store and online.
Picks: “classic” items like the Stripe Ponte Blazer, Double Cloth Seamed Blazer, and Solid Ponte Blazer.

Chunky Sweater Jacket

Happy shopping!

Weekly Shopping Update

Labor Day weekend is always a big shopping event so I am sure more exciting sales lie in our future. I will update this post throughout the week with new sales as they appear.

Retailer: Express
Discount: 40% off every single item through Monday; discount reflected in online price.
Picks: As sad as I am about the end of summer, it doesn’t seem wise to avoid the inevitable…fall will be upon us in a few weeks time. Consider these: Elbow Sleeve Wrap Top, Leather and Moleskin Moto Jacket, Printed Portofino Dress, Lace Embellished Peplum Tee, Leather Buckled Jacket, Pointed Cape Toe Pumps, and Leather Quilted Skirt.

Leather Quilted Jacket

Retailer: Club Monaco
Discount: 50% off sale items with code FINAL50.
Picks: Karina Blazer, Ariana Jacket, Kassandra Jacket, and Cristina Dress.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Retailer: Forward Forward
Discount: Hundreds of new sale styles; discounts aren’t steep but the selection is attractive.
Picks: Carven Bow Heel in Nude (also in gray), Alexander McQueen Skull Scarf in Taupe & Sky (alternate color here), Equipment Signature Blouse in Peacoat, Boy by Band of Outsiders Captain’s Jacket, Mary Katrantzou Cap Sleeve Dress in Slope, Isabel Marant Kacie Summer Tweed Jacket, Valentino Tonal Lace Dress in Nude (if only I had 2k to spare), and Lover Sara Skirt.

3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel (back to full price for some reason) : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Retailer: Banana Republic
Discount: 40% off everything with code BRWEEKEND.
Picks: Flared Trench, Teal Hacking Jacket, Animal Print Coat, Blue Ponte Peplum DressJuliana Convertible Clutch, and Striped Ponte Knit V-Neck Dress.

Mariah T-Strap Sandals

Retailer: Ann Taylor
Discount: Buy one get the second item half off (full-priced styles only).
My order: Tiered Lace Top, Ikat Print Cap Sleeve Dress, Seamed Peplum Top, and Lace Horizon Dress.
Additional picks: Textured Flounce Skirt, Colorblock Perforated Leather Mini Bag, Riviera Stripe Jacket, Riviera Stripe Shorts, Dolman Sleeve Top, Stripe Knit Peplum Dress, Daisy Ombre Print Sheath DressCowl Neck Dolman Sleeve Top, and Wide Stretch Buckle Belt.

Pastel Blooms Print Stretch Cotton Pencil Skirt | Eclipse Geo Print Madison Skirt | Dot Shirttail Hem Skirt | Painted Print Shirttail Hem Skirt
Draped Linen Blend Open Cardigan

Retailer: American Eagle
Discount: Take 40% off everything with code 74693461
Picks: Pleated Stripe Circle Skirt (so so cute!), Maxi Shirt Dress, Drapey Button-down, Crossback Flare Dress, and Paneled Lace Dress.

Open Cropped Blazer

Retailer: Aeropostale
Discount: Take 50% off everything plus get $25 off $100 with code AUG25

Left: Sheer Crochet Tunic | Dark Wash Denim Shorts | Zip Ankle Booties | Swiss Dot Scarf
Middle: Faux Leather Quilted Sleeve Moto Jacket | Sheer Long-sleeve Birds Woven Shirt | Ashley Ultra Skinny Colorblock Jeans | Studded Moto Booties | Skinny Braided Stud Belt
Right: Long-sleeve Sheer Lace Tee | Long-sleeve Sheer Ditsy Woven Shirt | Lola Medium Wash Jegging | Crochet-trim Convertible Messenger Backpack

Retailer: NastyGal
Discount: New sale styles added; get $10 off an order when you invite a friend
Picks: Flare Peplum Skirt, Ziggy Skinny Jeans, Ella Peplum Blazer, Outer Realm Dress, Maniac Crop Sweatshirt, Wicked Business Pump, Thira Mesh Dress, and Minx Peplum Jumpsuit.

Daisy Dance Dress

Retailer: Alice + Olivia
Discount: Summer sale – up to 75% off
Picks: Eden Blouson Sleeve Blouse, Gayle Short Box Pleat Trench, and Constance Princess Dress.

Milo Leather Box Pleat Mini Skirt

Retailer: J. Crew
Discount: Get 30% off final sale items with code HELLO30. Free shipping on orders of $100+.

Quilted Edie Purse
Nouveau City Scarf | Bouquet-Dot Wool Scarf | Grid Scarf

Retailer: Anthropologie
Discount: Hundreds of new sale styles

Cropped Field Jacket

Retailer: Forever 21
My order: Tres Chic Knit Sweater, , Classic Knit Sweater, and Lace-Up French Terry Pullover.

Twisted Drape Shirt
Rugby Stripe Sweater | Tres Chic Knit Sweater | Varsity Striped Sweatshirt

Happy shopping!

Wear It Five Ways: Boyfriend Jeans

This post is a continuation of Wednesday’s post.

I always try to do something unexpected with the given task but in these jeans I’ve found an indomitable foe. One unusual idea that did come to mind was to turn them into boyfriend shorts but they weren’t loose enough on me to cuff to shorts-length (nor did I think the end result would’ve been presentable…probably just ridiculous).

First up is the Canadian Tuxedo with a printed blouse.

American Eagle Faded Denim Jacket | c/o LaCaCl Illustrated Printed Blouse | C. Wonder Leather & Chain Belt | Corso Como Del Quilted Pump

With a graphic tee and a parka:

Zara Parka with Detachable Waistcoat | Uniqlo Hello Kitty T-Shirt | Ann Taylor Greta Patent Leather Bow Heels

And with various jackets:

Left:  J. Crew Tweed Dauphine Jacket | c/o Mexy Shop Whisper Jersey Drapey Top | c/o Choies Beaded Necklace With Gemstone | C. Wonder Leather & Chain Belt | Zara Wedge Court Shoe
Middle: Ann Taylor Seersucker Blazer | Forever 21 Striped Tank Top | Pearl Necklace with Bow Clasp via eBay | C. Wonder Leather & Chain Belt | Zara Wedge Court Shoe
Right: Theory Gabe B. Tailor Blazer (also here + here) | Forever 21 Top | Forever 21 Anchor Necklace | C. Wonder Leather & Chain Belt  | Pour La Victoire Chantel Scalloped Pumps (also here, here + here)

The last two looks were thrown together at the eleventh hour for good measure. I wanted to see how these jeans would look with low heels and wedge sneakers.

Left: Alice + Olivia Wendy Lace Blouse | Burberry London Mottram Trench | J. Crew Janey Patent Flats
Right: Ann Taylor Embellished Merino Wool Blend Sweater | Vince Camuto Follie Sneaker

My big takeaway? Wear these jeans with taller heels. As the last two outfits have shown, my legs aren’t long enough to pull off slouchy jeans without the help of leg-lengthening high heels.

How do you wear boyfriend jeans?

Next up on WIFW: The Drop Waist Dress (a few fun options here, here, and here).

Disclaimer: I received these jeans as a gift from Mexy Shop. No other compensation – monetary or otherwise – was provided for writing this post.

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