Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WISH LIST WEDNESDAY: LORD & TAYLOR FRIENDS & FAMILY SALE

Usually when it rains I prefer to stay inside on the couch, watching movies all day and debating whether to change out of my pajamas (which isn't likely). This particular Saturday morning we had a wedding to attend which was a black tie reception (see that post here), but I wanted something a bit more practical and casual for the church ceremony earlier in the day. This black embroidered knit dress by Cynthia Steffe, available at Lord & Taylor, allowed me to be comfortable and functional all at once. The material hugs you in all the right places, while allowing room for movement. All I needed to add was a trench coat to dodge the rain.

For this week's Wishlist Wednesday I have selected some of my favorite items currently available at Lord & Taylor's Friends & Family sale. The sale includes 25% off regular and sale price items, use promo code: FRIENDS. Sale ends October 26. Happy shopping!

little black dress, lvd, wedding attire, hooded trench coat

little black dress, lbd, wedding attire, hooded trench coat

little black dress, lbd, wedding attire, hooded trench coat

little black dress, lbd, wedding attire, hooded trench coat

little black dress, lbd, wedding attire, hooded trench coat



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

GREY PONCHO

There is something about a "no fuss" look that wins me over, especially when there is a chill in the air. A comfy sweater or a blanket poncho tossed over a tee, with my hair pulled back, is quickly become a weekend staple. I have mentioned before how much I am loving the color grey, and pairing it with black pants and moto boots adds the perfect amount of edge. Sometimes I just want to be wrapped up in a blanket on my couch with Hadley (and Matt of course) watching Netflix. The truth is though, I always have a list of errands to run or things to get done so those couch hours are few and far between. By tossing on a sweater poncho I can at least can at least bring at little of that comfy feeling with me (ok...totally not the same, but I'll keep trying to convince myself..) Have a great day!!








Monday, October 20, 2014

PINK WOOL COAT

Monday no-funday. Wishing it was still the weekend, but trying hard to get motivated for the week ahead. This past weekend was gorgeous in NYC, but it really cooled down on Sunday (which brought back some repressed memories of shooting pictures in the freezing cold last winter - certainly not looking forward to those days!)

Although I rocked this little feather number on Saturday when the sun was beaming, I definitely will be wearing it in the winter months with some opaque tights. I added a pop of color to this look with this light pink wool coat. The slightly oversized fit and the cut of this particular jacket really makes it unique. I view my outerwear as an extension of my overall look and not just as an item to keep me warm. I tend to invest in a few high-end versatile coats that will last season after season, but also try to pick up some reasonably priced jackets that are playful and bold. Hope you all had a nice weekend! 

pink coat, black and white stripe sweater, feather skirt, fall fashion trends

pink coat, black and white stripe sweater, feather skirt, fall fashion trends

pink coat, black and white stripe sweater, feather skirt, fall fashion trends

pink coat, black and white stripe sweater, feather skirt, fall fashion trends

pink coat, black and white stripe sweater, feather skirt, fall fashion trends

pink coat, black and white stripe sweater, feather skirt, fall fashion trends


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Saturday, October 18, 2014

KATE SPADE SALE

Kate Spade is currently having a Friends & Family Sale with 30% off their entire site using code: F14FFUS until this Sunday (10/19). I have always loved Kate Spade, but especially am drawn to their home decor and girlie accessories. Kate Spade has always been great one stop shop for hostess gifts, gifts around the holiday/for others or the all to often gift for yourself! Happy Saturday everyone, you can find my roundup of favorites below.

kate spade sale

Friday, October 17, 2014

SEQUINED MAXI DRESS

This past weekend I was in my hometown of Philadelphia for our friend's black tie (optional) wedding. One of the most common questions I get from you all is what to wear for a [________] (fill in with type of wedding details) wedding? I often struggle answering this question because there honestly is no right answer. These days you will see such a variety of looks at weddings, both traditional and much less so (for example, I was at a black tie wedding several months ago and my favorite look was a chic midi skirt paired with a crop top). For anyone else who may have been under the same misconception as me, black tie also does not require a long dress; cocktail dresses work as well.

When I spotted this French Connection sequined maxi dress I knew it was the answer for this particular wedding. The sheer overlay with intricate beading and cap sleeves was far from anything I have worn before. It allowed me to feel elegant and glamorous, but not too over the top. I kept all accessories to a minimum and wore my hair up as I often do at weddings - to allow for ample dancing of course (Taylor Swift, "Shake it Off" is still stuck in my head...)

If any of you have a dressier event or wedding coming up and you need to start looking for dresses, French Connection has a plethora of options. A few others that I tried on were this sparkle dress, this blue sequin dress and this winter wave dress (...so I may have a thing sequins...).  French Connection is also having a great mid-season sale with up to 40% off, I listed a few of my favorites below. Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

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sequined maxi dress, what to wear to a black tie wedding, wedding attire, black tie wedding attire, french connection dress

sequined maxi dress, what to wear to a black tie wedding, wedding attire, black tie wedding attire, french connection dress

sequined maxi dress, what to wear to a black tie wedding, wedding attire, black tie wedding attire, french connection dress

sequined maxi dress, what to wear to a black tie wedding, wedding attire, black tie wedding attire, french connection dress

sequined maxi dress, what to wear to a black tie wedding, wedding attire, black tie wedding attire, french connection dress


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