1. Diane von Furstenberg, $385 | 2. ASHA, $295 | 3. Kate Spade Saturday, $165 | 4. MAU, $160 | 5. Dorothy Perkins, $49 | 6. Bounkit, $155 | 7. Innit Designs, $430 | 8. Zara, $100 | 9. H&M, $30 | 10. LEIF, $63(View comments)
If you’re following along on Instagram, you know I recently treated myself to a DVF dress as an early birthday present. I loved the dress when it debuted with DVF’s spring collection, but it was out of price range at $545. So, you can imagine how excited I was to spot it on sale—in my size!—at Bergdorf Goodman last week for $190, barely more than I’d spend on a J.Crew dress. Serendipity! (Here’s the link I used in case a return happens to pop back online.) I still need to take it to a tailor to have the bodice brought in, but other than that, it’s pretty much perfect.View comments)
Now that it’s finally starting to warm up, it’s time to pack away piles of rhinestones and switch to lighter, sculptural jewelry like this bangle bracelet from ASHA. There’s also a hoop earring version if you’re not keen on metal resting against your skin in humid weather.(View comments)
1. Alexis Bittar, $345 // 2. Alexander Wang, $375 (It’s technically considered a makeup pouch, but I’d use the leather bag as a clutch.) // 3. Marchesa Voyage, $625 // 4. Chloe, $285 // 5. Rebecca Taylor, $325 // 6. Dior, $32 // 7. Tocca, $24 // 8. Gap, $40 // 9. DV by Dolce Vita, $80(View comments)
The arrowhead necklace in yesterday’s post doesn’t even begin to illustrate the array of pendants and other customizable gems available at Golden Thread. Jennifer Welker, a former neonatal nurse, launched the collection in 2010 focusing on luxe pieces that could be personalized by layering, adding a monogram, incorporating a birthstone and even choosing a preferred metal color to create a signature piece as unique as the woman wearing it. Her collection has been featured on NBC’s Today show and in the pages of top publications, such as InStyle, People StyleWatch and Redbook magazines.
Shop It: Small Disc with Diamond Bezel, $1,880 // Small Star Charm, $40 // Small Framed Gold Disc, $460 // Cut-Out Earrings, $280 // Diamond Triangle Earrings, $600 // Signet Ring, $120 // XOXO Charm, $40 // Small Edge Crest, $460
While this getup is quintessentially fall, it’s completely out of my comfort zone. I’m not actually a fan of jeans (or pants in general) and I’ve never worn a pair of riding boots before Naturalizer reached out to me with the opportunity to try a pair of their shoes.
I’ve always wanted to purchase a pair of riding boots, but it’s a discouraging process when you have wide (ahem, “shapely”) calves. Most options are matronly or have a bizarre v-shaped inset of elastic that looks like an afterthought. I appreciate that the elastic on this Naturalizer pair is thoughtfully incorporated into the design and is partially hidden by leather buckles. It allows for a comfortable fit without sacrificing style.
Naturalizer has a reputation for comfortable shoes and these are no exception. (No breaking in period!) I planned to wear them for a day at a state park, but they were just as comfy for what those plans morphed into: a stop at the New Glarus brewery and an afternoon spent browsing small town gift shops.
Featured: Lands’ End jacket // Banana Republic shirt // J.Crew jeans // gifted Naturalizer boots // gifted Hobo bag // gifted Gorjana necklace // gifted oNecklace necklace // gifted Cynthia Jones ring
Goodness, that’s a lot of gifted items in one post. I only accept items that I adore, so they’re in heavy rotation!(View comments)
1. Joie loafers, $185 // 2. Madewell sweatshirt, $75 // 3. Kenneth Jay Lane necklace, $250 // 4. DVF jumpsuit, $465 // 5. Milly clutch, $365 // 6. Kate Spade gloves, $128 // 7. Lulu Frost necklace, $324 // 8. Mark and Graham mug, $30 // 9. Elizabeth Cole earrings, $228 // 10. Kate Spade gloves, $128(View comments)