I want EVERYTHING from the Emerson Fry spring collection. Available 2/19!
It’s official – fall is here and I’m not ready! My tan is fading and my closet is in dire need of some cold-weather updates. Here are some of the things inspiring me this season…as usual, lots of black…
For those of you shopping for fun, fall fashion pieces, check out Piperlime’s “Girl on a Budget” collection. They have an unbelievable selection of apparel, accessories and shoes (all for under $100)!
A friend at work recently told me about her great Bendel travel bags and I’m obsessed! The set comes with three bags – one for laundry, lingerie and shoes – inside another reusable dust bag. So, you you really get four travel bags for $38. I think I’ll use them forever – so timeless and handy!
I’m a total francophile. I have an entire shelf of books about French life, culture and style. My newest edition is one of my favorites of all time, Parisian Chic by Ines de la Fressange. It reminds me of Three Black Skirts by Anna Johnson, which was my bible in my twenties. I’m thinking Parisian Chic is my new bible for my thirties.
Like Three Black Skirts, Parisian Chic is about more than just fashion. Ines speaks to French beauty, entertaining, wellness, decor and family. She also takes readers through a guided tour of Paris – her favorite shops, restaurants and boutique hotels.
And then there’s the fabulous fashion! Ines captures the true essence of Parisian style in a way I’ve never seen before. She covers the basics to any woman’s wardrobe: a men’s blazer, navy sweater, trench coat, little black dress, jeans and a leather jacket.
But, she also speaks to the clever combination of accessories and apparel that make Parisian women so chic. For instance:
- A sequin sweater with men’s trousers (not a skirt)
- Jeans with gem-crusted sandals (not heels)
- A pearl necklace with a rock-and-roll t-shirt (not with a simple shift dress)
- An evening dress with ultra-plain, open-toed sandals (not with the gem-crusted evening variety)
Needless to say, I’m totally inspired. Buy the book. It’s worth every penny.
Here is a peek at the things that get my heart racing on Pinterest right now…
No news here – one of the biggest trends in the blog world is to take photos of yourself on a daily basis and highlight style and outfit selection. Personally, I think the Sartorialist gets credit for this craze (not that he regularly photographs himself) with his constant posting of looks from all over the globe.
Recently, I’ve found so many new sites. Some good, some down-right terrible. My favorites are Kendi Everyday (especially love her 30-for-30 concept), Cupcakes & Cashmere (who everyone loves!) and Atlantic Pacific.
Who do you follow?
I’m leaving for Florida in the morning and I can’t wait to see the sunshine and feel the sand between my toes! Packing for warm weather always puts me in the mood for spring shopping. Here are some of my favorite finds this year…
Did you watch the Globes on Sunday? I couldn’t believe all the fabulous emerald green dresses! I really can’t decide who looked better.
Images via This is Luster.