I bought this dress a few months ago with the intent to wear it during next week’s Florida vacation, but it made an early debut when the mercury rose to 76 degrees. The loose silhouette is perfect for hot days…even if you’re at risk of a Marilyn Monroe moment when the wind picks up! I especially like how the petals of this Gerard Yosca necklace perfectly mimic the pleats in the dress. And, on that note, don’t forget to enter to win your own jewelry set from Gerard Yosca. There’s a daisy pendant and earrings up for grabs here. It’s a prize valued at $252!
[dropcap custom_class=”normal”]A[/dropcap]utumn rain always seems to catch me by surprise. Just yesterday I neglected to peek at Weather Underground and scampered off to work in a pair of ballet flats only to find myself dashing through a downpour after work. My car wasn’t far away, but it was still enough time for my shoes to fill with water (and if you think an evening commute is bad, try it with wet, cold feet). That miserable experience offered plenty of motivation to arm myself with an arsenal of rainy day attire that can handle the chilly precipitation, starting with a pair of Joules rain boots.
I already own a pair Joules wellies in turquoise, which I adored last winter, but I’d love to add a more subdued pair to my wardrobe in either olive or black. The glossy finish pairs well with classic, sophisticated items. Try a cropped quilted jacket and a menswear-inspired scarf for a casual look or go glam with a faux fur scarf (it also comes in the prettiest emerald green) and a cozy wool coat. Whatever you do, make sure you stick with a saffiano leather purse. The textured finish repels water and keeps the bag looking pristine.
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You may remember me swooning over this pajama set a couple of weeks ago. The “shell pink” ended up being too sheer for my liking and I exchanged it for the grey (er, “black pearl”). It’s all kinds of wonderful: flattering, stretchy, and keeps its shape overnight. The black set is now on its way to me too. (You’d think with names like “shell pink” and “black pearl,” VS would have been more creative with the naming the black colorway.)
I’ve been on the lookout for a more flattering pair of sunglasses and I finally ordered these. I have no idea how they’ll look, but I’ve had them pinned for months and 20% off is a pretty good incentive to give them a whirl. Fingers crossed!
Can we take a moment to drool over this sequin skirt? So pretty! This is the first year Dave and I are able to go to his company holiday party. (Read: free cocktails and an excuse to buy a fancy dress.) Usually it falls on his birthday weekend, so I’m over the moon that I finally have a chance to buy a spangly ensemble.
[dropcap custom_class=”normal”]F[/dropcap]inding the perfect pair of black ankle boots for fall is taking a ridiculously long time and my wish list isn’t even that lofty. I just want a black pair with a substantial heel for navigating slippery sidewalks that doesn’t look dowdy. I’d also like to stay away from suede so I don’t have to contend with as many salt stains. And, I hate silver hardware with black leather. It looks a little too biker babe for me. I spent the morning scrolling through hundreds of options to come up with nine that meet my expectations.
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