Monday, December 16, 2013

Line I Love: Generation Love



A clothing line that I am loving right now is Generation Love.  Made in NYC, Generation Love consists tops, sweaters, dresses and pants that are not so basic, but can be worn as everyday pieces.  Known for sweatshirts with faux leather sleeves, python prints tops, perfectly fitting jackets and shirts with just a touch of sparkle or leather, these pieces are sure to make a statement.  What I love most about Generation Love is I don't already have pieces like these in my closet.  The line adds something new and best of all can be worn casual for the day or dressed up for the night.















photos from Generation Love's Lookbook courtesy of generationloveclothing.com

You can find Generation Love at National Jean Company Boston 617-969-2888
or online at revolveclothing.com and shopbop.com
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Update: An Alternative To The Tacy Boot



A couple of weeks back, I shared with you how I was obsessed with Isabel Marant's Tacy boot (here),  but because of the hefty price tag, they would not be joining my wardrobe and I was on the search for a boot that was similar and  possessed the same amount edginess.  It was last week when I came across these two options:



Now the only questions is which one do I choose???

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Statement Necklaces

Onyx Phoenix Necklace from baublebar.com

Have a plain dress that you want to dress up and make a little more special?  Or have a dress that you've already worn and want to make it look different?  Try wearing a statement necklace.  Adding a statement necklace is the easiest way to revamp your outfit and make it more interesting.  Just remember that when wearing a statement necklace to make it your focal piece and keep the earrings and bracelets simple and to a minimum.  Below are some of picks for statement necklaces.

Adia Kibur Layered Necklace from shopbop.com

Dannijo necklace from saksfifthavenue.com

Lily Blossom Pendant Necklace from baublebar.com


Marine Contessa Bib Necklace from baublebar.com

One of my favorite places to shop for statement necklaces is baublebar.com.  Not only does Bauble Bar have a great selection but the prices are great.
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Monday, December 2, 2013

Obsession of the Week: H&M Booties + Cyber Monday Deals

I bought these boots from H&M last week, and haven't stopped wearing them since I took them out of the box.  Not only did I wear them all day and night during Thanksgiving, but I wore them shopping on Black Friday!  Not once did I complain about my feet hurting. The thick heal gives them more of a cushion and I love how they look great with both skirts and jeans.  They remind me of pair of Rag & Bone boots I have been eyeing, but for $34.95 you can't beat the price.

Get these boots at hm.com

HM.COM is having their Cyber Monday sale.  Take 40% off your entire purchase over $50 and free shipping!  Use code 7376 at checkout

Other Cyber Monday Sales:

ASOS.COM 30% off your purchase with code GIMME20

SHOPBOP.COM spend more save more sale.  Spend $250+ take 15% off, spend $500+ take 20% off, spend $1000+ and take 25% off your purchase.  Use code BIGEVENT13

NET-A-PORTER select items 50% off!

JCREW.COM 30% off your purchase with code MONDAY

BLOOMINGDALES.COM 25% off sitwide

LOFT.COM 50% off everything online.  Use code CYBER50

REFORMATION 30% off everything with promo code WHOOP

Happy shopping!



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Friday, November 29, 2013

What I Wore Yesterday


Happy Friday, I hope everyone who celebrates had a great Thanksgiving yesterday!  I had a wonderful day which included baking pies and spending time with family while over stuffing myself.  I am very thankful for my friends, my family, my husband and especially thankful for my readers.  It means so much to me when you take time out of your day to visit my blog.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Shirt: Parker
Skirt: Blank NYC (30% off at National Jean Company Boston)
Sweater: Vince
Tights: Hue
Boots: H&M
Bracelets: Vita Fede

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

What To Wear For Thanksgiving


For the Formal Diners

 If you need to dress up for Thanksgiving, a shift dress is the way to go.  The loose fitting shape leaves you with plenty of room for eating as much as you want and hides a bloated stomach.  Pair it with a dressy bootie and you're good to go!


Burning Torch Kingsley Tweed Shift Dress here
A.L.C. Dow Dress here
Mason by Michelle Mason Shift Dress here
Rose Pierre La Maison Goyard Drop Earrings here
Adia Kibur Crystal Teardrop Earrings here
Vita Fede Pandora Crystal Bracelet here
Rachel Zoe Fabian Haircalf Booties here
Rebecca Minkoff Bag here
Aquazzura Mayfair Peep Toe Pump here



For the No Jeans at the Dinner Table Crowd

Leather pants make a great option for being comfortable and looking put together, especially this slouchy pair with an elastic waist.  Pair them with a great turtleneck sweater or boucle jacket.  Also, an a line skirt is a great option worn with either a sweater or silk blouse.

Equipment Signature Print Dot Blouse here
Marc by Marc Jacobs Turnlock Bracelet here
Marc by Marc Jacobs Daisy Stud Earrings here
Generation Love Brunch Sweater here
Rag & Bone Aviator Blazer here
PARTYSKIRTS Jamie's Party Skirt here
Diane Von Furstenburg Sutra Haircafl Mini Bag here
Rag & Bone Classic Newbury Booties here
Blank Denim Slouchy Vegan Leather Trousers here
Yosi Samra Croc Ballet Flats here
Boutique 9 Justine Suede Pumps here


For the Casual Goers

If there isn't a dress code for your Thanksgiving dinner but you want to look put together, I suggest a stretchy skinny jean paired with a cashmere sweater or a slouchy pair of jeans worn with a silk top and booties.

Theory Cashmere Cardigan here
Theodora & Callum Gypsy Scarf  here
Parker Bryce Blouse here
Jules Smith Wonder Stud Earrings here
Vita Fede Mini Titan Bracelet here
Jeffrey Campbell Ankle Strap Pumps here
J Brand 811 Skinny Jeans here
Frye Patty Riding Boots here
R13 Relaxed Skinny Jeans here

All items available at shopbop.com.  Check out their Spend More, Save More sale:


Thanks for reading and hope everyone has a happy and fashionable Thanksgiving!



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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

8 Great Hostess Gifts

8 Great Hostess Gifts


Whether you're headed to a family Thanksgiving dinner, a weekend get away, a dinner party at your boss's house, or a friend's New Year Eve party, don't be caught without the perfect gift for your host.  Here are eight great hostess gift ideas:

1. Pottery Barn monogrammed coasters.  These are not only cute, but personal and perfect for a party. potterybarn.com

2. Godiva chocolate gift basket, because you can never go wrong with chocolate! godiva.com

3. Pancake breakfast gift set from williams-sonoma.com perfect when you're a house guest for the weekend.

4. A good coffee table book always makes a great gift, especially when they are educational or inspirational.  These are great for the wine lover or the fashion lover here and here.

5. Diptyque candles are my favorite.  They are not only beautiful but they smell fantastic and I love giving them as gifts. diptyqueparis.com

6.  Monogrammed bottle stoppers.  They are not only personal, but they are very useful potterybarn.com

7. OMGIFTS Hostess Gift Box from piperlime.com.  Piperlime put together a gift set that is perfect for your friend who loves to entertain.  It includes Kate Spade wine pull and bottle opener, cocktail napkins, stackable enamel bracelets, flamingo stirrers, and a cocktail recipe swatch book.

8.  Specialty soaps from primalelements.com.  I love this web site!  They have hand made soaps for everyone from fashion lovers, to beach lovers, to nature lovers and sports lovers.  Plus a great selection of holiday soaps.  These soaps make great gifts because they are not only unique but they also add a personal touch.

Thanks for reading and please share any other great hostess gifts you would suggest.  I always love new ideas!

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving Savior: The Button Extender



It was last year, while complaining to a friend about how a new pair of jeans I had bought fit perfectly in the legs but was a tad tight in the waist making them uncomfortable, that she introduced me to the Button Extender.  This simple piece of plastic, that comes in a pack of five, for less than five dollars is the best invention and works by adding an extra inch to the waist of your pants.  You simply loop the open end of the extender around the button on your pants and insert the button end into the button hole in your pants and in seconds you've added an inch to your waistband.  It is the perfect solution for those days you are feeling bloated and still want to wear your skinny jeans or for holidays, such as Thanksgiving, when you want to be able to stuff your face and aren't able to wear sweat pants.

You can get the button extender at amazon.com
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Obsession of the Week: Valentino Embellished Leather Shoulder Bag

Valentino Embellished Leather Shoulder Bag here

Okay, so I know what you are all thinking, Rachael you just recently blogged about Valentino's Rocklock Camouflage bag (here), you're blogging about Valentino again?   But I just couldn't help sharing after I laid eyes on this bag today while browsing on net-a-porter.com.  This bag is embellished with crystals, faux pearls, and hand-applied pyramid studs giving off a very lady-like with a bad side feel, and I can't get enough.  It would be the perfect bag for all of the upcoming holiday parties, however, with the $3,995 price tag, I'll have to remain obsessing over it from a distance.




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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Line I Love: Anine Bing





photos courtesy aninebing.com

It was just this past summer, while browsing for dresses on revolveclothing.com, that I came across the absolute perfect white dress (seen here and here) and that is when I discovered the line Anine Bing.  After viewing her collection I immediately fell in love.  Known for her bohemian-rocker style, Anine Bing's clothing not only gives off a cool girl vibe, but it is also very easy to wear.  She is especially known for her leather jackets and studded booties.

The Danish born, Bing, named her line after herself when launching it in 2012 and it was an instant hit among the fashion forwards, bloggers and celebrities.  However, her talents not only lay in fashion, as Anine was a model and the lead singer of a band called Kill Your Darlings.  She now resides in LA designing clothes that she, herself, would want in her wardrobe and I, myself, can not get enough of.

Boots with gold studs

P.S. She just launched sunglasses!
"New York" Sunglasses

Check out her line at aninebing.com and follow her blog, Anine's World, for inspiration here.


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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Weekend Sales

Weeked Sale Items




Whether you are looking for the perfect holiday outfit or the perfect gift, with all the sales going on this weekend, there is no need to wait until Black Friday to do your shopping!  Here are some of the sales happening this weekend:

1. National Jean Company Boston 20% off the entire store now through Friday November 22nd.  Then starting Saturday November 23rd through November 30th the entire store goes to 30% off!

2. Bloomingdale's Friends and Family.  20% off, some exclusions do apply.  Use promo code FRIENDS at checkout.  Ends Sunday 11/17
http://www.bloomingdales.com

3. LOFT 40% everything!  Enter FRIENDS during checkout.  Now through November 17th.
http://www.loft.com

4. Saks Fifth Avenue 30-40% off selected merchandise.  Also free shipping with promo code HOLIDAY.  Free shipping good through December 22, 2013
http://www.saksfifthavenue.com

5. Nordstrom's half yearly sale.  Save up to 40% on women's and kids merchandise.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/

I put together some of my favorite picks from these stores above.  Happy Shopping!
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Friday, November 15, 2013

Obsession of the Week: Isabel Marant Tacy Bootie



 I have been obsessing over these Isabel Marant Tacy Pony Booties all fall.  These not so basic black booties add a bit of edge to any outfit (which we all know I go crazy for) with their goat suede leather, the calf hair detail on the front, and the multiple leather straps.  However, with the $1505.00 price tag, I can securely say they won't be joining my wardrobe this year.  Fortunately, Isabel Marant's collaboration with H&M became available yesterday and the suede booties below, which I love just as much, are just a fraction of the price at $299.00.  Unfortunately, by the time I was able to log onto hm.com to shop, my size was sold out :(  So, I will continue my search for an edgy bootie that is similar, but in the meantime I think it's time to start a Isabel Marant savings fund!!


I also love these Isabel Marant Tacy Booties 
Isabel Marant Tacy Bootie available net-a-porter.com

Tell me, did you get a chance to shop the Isabel Marant pour H&M collection?  If so, I'd love to hear what pieces you added to your wardrobe.

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