Afternoon delight: My new lipstick obsession

photo: Neiman Marcus I’m not abandoning NARS as my favorite makeup brand but I am making a little more room on my medicine cabinet makeup shelf. Who’s joining NARS among my stuff? You may already know the answer… It’s Christian Louboutin! Although I have to admit that Louboutin shoes mostly do nothing for me — though I do admittedly stalk…
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RECENT PURCHASES I ♥

Working my workwear magic at a surprising store…

A pretty pink tweed dress, a tonal purse and leopard pumps. At the 5th Ave (NYC) store. J.Crew, you understand me. Every season there’s one store that captures my mind and usually my wallet too. While I’m waiting for Anthropologie to rediscover its work-classics-with-a-twist magic, surprisingly it looks like J.Crew is here to fill in the workwear gap! The latter…
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CURRENT CRAVINGS

Off Topic: 50% off Friends & Family brings me right back into Banana Republic (…

On this mannequin: Jacket // Sweater // Top // Jeans // Shoes The top half of this outfit would easily work over a skirt — this one comes to mind. The shopping gods are conspiring with me to deliver one heck of a Fall 2015 wardrobe. Right as I’m falling in love with a bunch of what Banana Republic has to offer…
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Recent Zara wins + wants

FAUX PEARL BEJEWELED EARRINGS
LACE TOP
LACE TOP
SATIN SKIRT
PLEATED DRESS
BELTED TRENCH COAT
BELTED COAT
WIDE HEELED SLINGBACKS
MULTICOLOR KNIT DRESS
TIED KNIT TOP
OVERSIZED COAT WITH POCKETS
METALLIC THREAD RUFFLED TOP
SCALLOP TRIM POPLIN SHIRT
DOUBLE BREASTED TRENCH COAT WITH BUTTONS
STRIPED SWEATER
POCKET CAPE
FRINGED PLAID JACKET
FRINGE JACKET
ANIMAL PRINT BLOUSE
OVERSIZED COTTON COAT
ORGANZA FLOWER EARRINGS
FAUX SUEDE SKIRT
CROPPED FLEECE COAT
BELTED JACKET WITH POCKETS
PLEATED SKIRT
HEELED SLINGBACK VINYL SHOE
SATIN DRESS
RUFFLED EMBROIDERED SHIRT
PRINTED MINI DRESS
FLORAL PRINT BLOUSE
STUDDED SLINGBACK BALLET HEELS
STUDDED EQUESTRIAN CROSSBODY BAG
DOUBLE BREASTED BUTTONED COAT
DOUBLE-FACED JACKET
LEATHER MID-HEEL SLINGBACKS
REVERSIBLE XL KLIMT TOTE BAG
PACK OF PEARL AND ACETATE BARRETTES
SUEDE LOOK COAT
OPENWORK SWEATER
TEXTURED KNIT DRESS WITH RUFFLES DETAILS
STUDDED ANIMAL PRINT SNEAKERS
FLORAL PRINT BLOUSE
LACE TOP
HEELED LEATHER SQUARE TOE SANDALS
FLORAL ORGANZA HOOP EARRINGS
PACK OF SPARKLING MULTICOLOR HAIR CLIPS
PRINTED KNIT TOP
TORTOISESHELL WIDE HEELED SANDALS
EMBROIDERED SKIRT
EMBROIDERED BLOUSE
WATER RESISTANT HOODED TRENCH COAT
MOCK NECK SWEATER
FLORAL PRINT DRESS
SLINGBACK LEATHER HEELS
SATIN SKIRT
ANIMAL EMBOSSED SHOPPER BAG
ROCKER LEATHER CROSSBODY BAG WITH CHAIN
FLORAL PRINT DRESS
SPLIT LEATHER HEELED COWBOY ANKLE BOOTS
MULTICOLORED STRIPED TOP
FAUX LEATHER SKIRT
SPLIT LEATHER FRINGED CROSSBODY BAG
MID-HEIGHT HEELED ANKLE BOOTS WITH STRETCHY PANELS
HOUNDSTOOTH COAT
EVERYDAY BACKPACK
ANIMAL PRINT MINI BAG
ANIMAL PRINT TOP
ANIMAL PRINT BOX BAG
RUFFLED DRESS
ANIMAL PRINT LEATHER MINI CROSSBODY BAG
OPEN KNIT TOP
PLEATED SKIRT
HEELED SUEDE ANKLE BOOTS
PACK OF SPARKLING MULTICOLOR HAIR CLIPS
TOP WITH TIE WAIST
BACKPACK WITH RING
PACKABLE RAINCOAT
FAUX SUEDE FRINGED OVERSHIRT
LEATHER EQUESTRIAN CROSSBODY BAG
SEQUIN RUFFLED TOP
CONTRASTING LACE DRESS
EMBROIDERED BLOUSE
SPARKLY KNIT BLOUSE
RUFFLED BLOUSE
SEMICIRCULAR CROSSBODY BAG

On the hunt: Finding items elsewhere, for less

This awesome peplum vegan leather tank is sold out at Anthropologie — but available elsewhere! I love Anthropologie. It’s my favorite store in the world to shop at! I want them to do well. But even I am not above wondering on occasion if I can find the same third-party items Anthropologie carries somewhere else…for less. Most times I don’t…
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Mmm…Madewell!! For an extra 30% off…

The end-of-summer clothing sales continue to roll on, and Madewell definitely has one worth shopping! I’m a big fan of their soft, light summer tees and their beautiful silk dresses…not to mention their cute shoes and bags! Inside, a bunch of my sale picks include quick review details on stuff I’ve tried on. Plus you can take an extra 30%…
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Quick hits: What I tried on at Banana Republic

On this mannequin: Jacket // Shirt // Skirt // Belt // Pumps Going along with this morning’s feature on Banana Republic, I visited a local store in NYC on a recent lunch break and snapped some photos of a few quick outfits. Obviously I didn’t have a closet full of stuff to style with me so these are the bare…
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Checking in with…Banana Republic

Blazer ($178) // Top (now $60) // Jeans ($110) // Necklace (now $45) // Bag ($158) // Shoes ($128) I’d prefer to swap in a pair of skinny destroyed jeans, but otherwise this outfit is perfection to me. Ahhhhh, Banana Republic. Never thought I’d say those three words together and yet these days this just might be my second favorite store…
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