Dress-tivus For the Rest of Us: Day 3

Happy Dress-tivus, a 31 day celebration of dresses providing inspiration for your holiday parties!

Today’s dress is from Oscar De La Renta. Please do yourself a favor and click here to go to the Neiman Marcus website and zoom in on that embroidered bead work! Gorgeous!

 

Oscar De La Renta Leaf Embroidered Dress
c/o Oscar De La Renta/Neiman Marcus

Dress-tivus For the Rest of Us: Day 2

Day 2 of December, but more importantly – Day 2 of Dress-tivus! If you’re just tuning in, I’m doing sort of a fashion advent calendar, if you will, to countdown the days until 2018. Every day I’m featuring a designer dress to provide inspiration for your holiday party wardrobe.

Today’s dress is from Monique Lhuillier, and I’m obsessed! How fun this is this dress?! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! 

 

ML Sequined V Neck Cocktail Dress
c/o Monique Lhuillier/Neiman Marcus

 

P.S. – This dress is like three months rent!!!!

Dress-tivus For the Rest of Us: Day 1

Happy Dress-tivus For the Rest of Us! For the month of December, I’m going to feature one designer dress a day providing inspiration for your upcoming holiday parties, or if you’re anything like me, the dresses I would wear to my fancy dress balls in my far more exciting inner life.

Kicking off the First Day of Dress-tivus is this Carolina Herrera Off the Shoulder High Low Gown.

 

Carolina Herrera Off Shoulder High Low Gown
c/o Carolina Herrera/Farfetch.com

See you tomorrow!

 

Top 5 Instagram Accounts To Follow Now If You Love Vintage Jewelry

I love me some vintage jewelry! Lately when I have free time or let’s face it, plain ol’ procrastinating, I’ll go on Instagram, search #vintagejewelry, and happily spend hours scrolling through the feed. I love learning about the different classic jewelry periods and the characteristics that define each era. Here are my Top 5 favorite accounts that will not only provide you with a wealth of information, but also wish you had all the money in the world to afford these pieces!

Don’t say I didn’t warn you. . .enjoy!

@lady_lovelies_curio

@ericaweiner

@eragemjewelry

@underthecrownjewelry

@boylerpf

Madewell is Channeling Season One of Felicity, and I Couldn’t Be Happier!

I’ve always been drawn to Madewell. They have the best jeans, comfy sweaters, and quality leather bags and shoes. Recently I was scrolling through their website and found this gem. . .

Madewell Lorimer Backpack
c/o Madewell/Nordstrom

Eureka! The reason I love Madewell is because it’s basically Felicity Porter’s wardrobe from Season 1 of Felicity. The endless supply of oversized sweaters, the leather backpack, the whole tomboy chic look – how did I not realize this sooner?!

For those of you who don’t know, Felicity was a show on The WB, now the CW, from 1998-2002. In short, Felicity (Keri Russell) scraps her plans to attend Stanford and follows her longtime high school crush, Ben (Scott Speedman), to a fictional NYC university. As you can imagine, things don’t go smoothly for these crazy kids. Enter Noel, (Scott Foley), her RA, who develops feelings for Felicity, henceforth giving us arguably one of the best love triangles in modern television history.  #noelforlife

Since my college experience wasn’t remotely as eventful as Felicity’s, I lived vicariously through her, envying her love life, while admiring those cozy, bulky sweaters that seemed to wrap up her and her insecurities in a big hug. Also, that hair of hers – STUNNING! While I preferred my Jansport backpack at the time, I’m making up for it by regularly using my Madewell Transport Leather Tote in that beautiful English Saddle color.

Here are my Top 11 Felicity Picks from Madewell that will make you want to binge Season 1 all over again.

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All photos c/o Madewell/Nordstrom

  1. Cable-Knit Pullover Sweater
  2. Classic Ex-Boyfriend Shirt
  3. Fleet Jacket
  4. Open Side Bobble Pullover Sweater
  5. Fulton Sweater Coat
  6. Glenhill Sweater Coat
  7. Rib Merino Zip Front Cardigan
  8. Rivington Shawl Collar Merino Wool Sweater Coat
  9. Waffle Stitch Cardigan Sweater
  10. Waffle Stitch Sweater Jacket
  11. Lorimer Leather Backpack

 

KQED
c/o KQED

Suck it, Ben! 

Fantasy Fashion League: Carolina Herrera Edition

Welcome to my Fantasy Fashion League. There are no points, winners, or losers – just an appreciation of fashion. Speaking of fantasies, one of mine includes time traveling department stores that take me back to the ’50s and ’60s where I can stock up on clothes. I love the tailored, clean lines, and quality fabrics of that era. Nowadays I’m very disappointed by the selection at my go-to stores. Everything looks so disposable, but I digress.

Thanks to Hollywood and the Awards Show circuit, January through March happens to be my favorite time of year. For the past 35 years, Carolina Herrera has been designing for celebrities and First Ladies alike. Her designs evoke the spirit of Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy with her classic yet fun, feminine style. If Carolina would so kindly lend me her clothes, I would wear these pieces every day for the rest of my life.

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If you like what you see, check out her book documenting her career in fashion. You can also find more of her collection now available at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.

You Don’t Need To Be A Superhero To Wear Capes

Before Riverdale, I had no interest in capes whatsoever. Yeah, there was Batman, Superman, and a whole host of other superheroes from the Marvel and DC universe, but none of them ever spoke to me. Now thanks to Veronica Lodge, I get it. I feel you. I’m on your side now.

Here are some of my favorite capes, from casual to special occasion, that are available now at your favorites stores. Rest assured, I selected capes that are faux-fur only.

J.Crew Convertible Cape Sweater

jcrew convertible sweater cape
c/o J.Crew

 

ZARA Long Cloth Cape

zara long cloth cape
c/o ZARA

 

ZARA Short Cape

zara short cape
c/o ZARA

 

Ted Baker Cieora Buttoned Cape

ted baker cape
c/o Ted Baker/Bloomingdale’s

 

Calvin Klein Double-Breasted Cape Coat

calvin klein cape coat
c/o Calvin Klein/Macy’s

 

Max Studio London Cape Trench Coat, Created for Macy’s

max studio cape trench
c/o Max Studio London/Macy’s

 

Draper James Windowpane Anderson Cape

draper james cape
c/o Draper James/Nordstrom

 

Karen Millen Cropped Cape Jacket

karen millen cropped cape jacket
c/o Karen Millen/Bloomingdale’s

 

Eliza J Faux Fur Capelet

eliza j faux fur capelet
c/o Eliza J/Nordstrom

 

Banana Republic Faux Fur Cape

banana faux fur cape
c/o Banana Republic

 

Helene Berman Cape with Faux Fur Collar

helene berman black faux fur cape
c/o Helene Berman/Bloomingdale’s

 

Betsey Johnson Hooded Faux-Fur Cape

bj faux fur hooded cape
c/o Betsey Johnson/Macy’s