The Biggest Sale of the Season


Alright, ladies, it’s time to get your trigger finger ready for Shopbop’s biggest sale of the season! And these aren’t last-season’s castoffs. Starting at 6:30 a.m., you’ll save on the newest items from your favorite brands!


Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 a.m. EST through Sunday, March 8, 2015 4:00 a.m. EST


Save 15% with a purchase over $250

Save 20% with a purchase over $500

Save 25% with a purchase over $1,000


Click here.


Classic items you’ll wear season after season.

New spring items that you’ll wear all season long.

Brands that rarely go on sale.

Ferragamos. (They so rarely go on sale!)


Check in with your loved ones to see if they have any items on their wishlists from Shopbop or East Dane. You can combine orders to get up to that $1,000 threshold for 25% off.

Log in with your Amazon Prime account for fast two-day shipping.

If something doesn’t work out, no sweat. Shopbop has a great return policy.



I spent a lot of time the other night scouring the Shopbop website to find the ten best items worthy of a pre-season sale splurge:

  1. A classic pair of Ferragamo Varinas or Varas. I own two pairs of Varinas and they’re by far my favorite shoe. They’ll never go out of style and they rarely go on sale. This is the time to order a pair to try for yourself. (And, yes, I am buying them in black today. Can’t. Wait.)
  2. Tory Burch’s colorful Kerrington pieces are my favorite take on the ’70s trend. (I’m also snagging this tote.)
  3. I think it’s safe to say that Michael Kors watches have finally reached icon status. This simple silver watch with a white face is another piece you won’t tire of quickly.
  4. Loeffler Randall’s “Starla” sandals keep making a comeback year after year. Pair them with simple summer dresses.
  5. Looking for an add-on item you’ll actually use? Opt for any of Gorjana’s pieces.
  6. Keepsake is a new-to-me brand with ultra feminine clothes. I adore this white frilly romper.
  7. This swimsuit has the perfect mix of sex appeal and athleticism.
  8. A DVF wrap dress is a no-brainer. A black jersey option takes you from the office to date night with ease.
  9. Style and UV protection? Yes, please!
  10. A Tory Burch smart phone wristlet. Dave gave one to me last year for my birthday and I used it a ton last summer. It’s especially great for nights out on vacation when you only have a hotel keycard to stow. (Seriously consider this. You’ll use it more than you realize.)


This post is in collaboration with Shopbop.

Wardrobe Welcome


If you couldn’t tell from yesterday’s post, I’ve been on a bit of an earring kick lately. So much so that I’ve actually added two new pairs over the last week: Tory Burch monkey hoops and petite tassels from J.Crew. Even if I hadn’t mentioned it last week, I’m sure you could tell the monkey earrings were destined to be mine. I talked about them last fall, right after the Tory Burch runway when they were available for pre-order, and again when the full spring jewelry collection was online. I purchased them as my annual “Tax Return Splurge,” so even though they’re wildly indulgent, I don’t feel too bad about spending the money on something so quirky. They’re sturdier than I expected and they do feel a little heavy after wearing them for a full day. The other pair, the J.Crew tassels, were an impulsive purchase this past weekend. We spent Saturday night in Milwaukee and stopped at J.Crew (not surprisingly, their store is larger than the one in Madison). I spotted the earrings on a table display as I was leaving and couldn’t resist. They have a nice weight to them, which I wouldn’t have guessed from the stock photo.





Bauble of the Week


As much as I love gigantic statement earrings, you’ll only see me wear them occasionally. Why? One of my biggest fears is becoming an old lady with droopy earlobes* after wearing them for decades. Thankfully, there are plenty of gorgeous button earrings that pack as much punch as their chandelier cousins. All of the studs featured here are by Gerard Yosca and they’re anything but boring. My favorites are the daisies. They’re the perfect amount of retro chic and would look fabulous with a shift dress this spring. Browse the entire collection of button earrings here and if you also love the daisy earrings, you’ll be smitten with the new Flowerball collection.

*Dave insists that there’s probably a surgery for that. If doctors can fix the earlobes of people who wear plugs, they can probably fix old lady lobes. And if I happen to develop them over time, you bet I’ll be hashtagging #OldLadyLobes on Instagram.

Weekend Guide

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Our favorite politician is back with House of Cards season 3.

Not only is this cocktail adorable, it sounds amazing.

How cute are Kate Spade’s new arrivals? I love the scalloped edge on this tote. (Take advantage of the sale section while you’re at it. There’s an additional 25% off through March 1 with code SHOPTOIT.)

Few things are more satisfying than finding a must-have beauty product for cheap. Sixteen beauty editors chime in on their favorites.

The original ice hotel in Sweden is now in its 25th year. I have no desire to take part in such a chilly overnight stay, but it is interesting.

This is probably the chicest take on Easter decorations to date.

I’m down 1.1 pounds this week making my total weight loss 4.9 pounds since I started working out on Jan. 15. I’ve only exercised once week and really need to get back in the swing of things if we’re going to start the couch-to-5K program mid-March.

Behind the Baubles | Jet Set Candy


After a six-month hiatus, “Behind the Baubles” is back and I couldn’t be more excited to reintroduce the series to you with my latest jewelry crush: Jet Set Candy. This is the ultimate jewelry-meets-travel collection with wearable keepsakes to commemorate your favorite destinations. The are darling ringspendantsbracelets, and over 200 charms to choose from, ranging from luggage tags to hookahs to cocktail shakers. Founder Nicole Parker King, a world traveler herself, spared no details when creating these pint-sized souvenirs. Just look at this British candy charm with its brightly colored Smarties! My favorites are the Amsterdam pieces, but only because there isn’t a Brussels luggage tag with a teeny glass of beer!




Manila Luggage Tag | Windmill Charm | Chrysler Building Charm | NYC High Life Pendant | Palm Tree Charm | Vegas Charm | Cuff BraceletChilli Crab Charm | Charm Bracelet | Beverly Hills Charm


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