Ruffle Sleeves

This ruffle-sleeved knit top was one of my favorite finds from this year’s Zara summer sale. I did manage to find a very similar (arguably with even better sleeves) and affordable option from Line & Dot for those of you looking for something similar. It pairs well with denim bottoms, and also looks great with some wool midi skirts. I’m… View Post

J. Crew Tweed Lady Jacket with Ties

J.Crew Tie Detail Tweed Lady Jacket (also here) J. Crew is a reliable source of affordable tweed pieces and has produced some of my closet favorites (I keep hoping the Maple Tweed Jacket would be brought back in new colorways). My most recent J. Crew tweed purchase is this frilly tweed jacket, which is now on sale at J. Crew… View Post

Blush (+ Kate Spade Emerson Place Vivenna Mini Quilted Leather Crossbody Review)

I’ve said before that Kate Spade’s design aesthetic appeals to my sartorial sensibilities—I love the bows, the whimsical prints, and the high street take on designer styles. Over the years I’ve added a not-insignificant number of Kate Spade styles to my closet, all of which were purchased on (at least a moderate) sale. As the token shopping expert of my… View Post

Brown Leather Tote // Madewell Transport Tote Review

Whenever someone asks me for a basic tote recommendation, I almost always recommend the Madewell Transport Tote. It is all leather, well made, reasonably priced, and free of the kitschy details that render a bag passé after some time. The Transport Tote has emerged as the ultimate bag for casual affairs thanks to its legion of fashionable fans and is… View Post

Denim Pumps (+ Design Changes to the J. Crew Majesty Peacoat)

I had denim-covered pumps on my wishlist for months before a good sale at Saks ended my search. My requirements were not particularly stringent: pointed toe, medium wash, heels that are at least three inches in height, and less than $300. Kate Spade’s Larisa Pumps emerged as an early favorite, I thought the shape was flattering, the trompe l’oeil denim… View Post

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