Flirt Skirt

IMG_2729The other morning I bumped into a friend on my morning walk. She said “I have a challenge for you, can you find me a boho skirt that’s not $200?” Of course I love a challenge, and went right home to do some research. I found an almost identical Spell & Gypsy skirt she wanted for $22 here (runs small size up). Also on her wish list was affordable cotton tee’s. I went to Everlane and found organic cotton tee’s (size down) for $13. Everlane is running an entire site wide sale, 25% off all inventory (ends today)! Shop the sale here. Also affordable is this puff sleeve tee,  and white cotton tunic dress from H&M (below). All perfect for at home lounging. Hope everyone stays safe, and has a great weekend!

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Birk Alert

The shoes that are getting the most traction in my house are my ever so comfy Birkenstocks. I switch between my shearling clogs and my Arizona sandals. When I was browsing at Goop I came across these dusty rose Boston clogs (more sizing here & here) and Arizona sandals. If you prefer the white ones that Gwyneth Paltrow is wearing below you can find them here. Also new in the Birk world are the Birkenstock 1774’s that just launched at Matches Fashion (here). Each pair has a tone on tone sole. If the soft foot bed is your thing Nordstrom has several fun colors here.

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Wrap-up

Anything that takes me from morning to night is a GO during quarantine! Case in point this quilted Ulla Johnson jacket. I have been wearing a similar quilted version from Ellies & Ivy that I got on my trip to Copenhagen last year. Some more affordable options include this, this, and this by Natalie Martin. For a belted utility look try this & Other stories or this H&M jacket. Mother just got in several new Natalie Martin dresses check them out here, and FRWD is running a 20% off the entire site shop it here

 

New at Crew

Screen Shot 2020-03-29 at 3.28.58 PMYesterday when I went to the mailbox there was a cheerful J. Crew spring catalog waiting for me. It reminded me of when I was in high school, and I would get so excited for the   J. Crew catalogs to arrive. I would spend hours looking at catalog circling my choices. Below are some new arrival highlights. Take advantage of J. Crew‘s sale, 40% off full priced items, and 50% off sale.

  1. Ruffle Tiered Maxi J Crew, $118.
  2. Tie Shoulder Smocked Dress J Crew, $110.
  3. Scalloped Tiered Dress J. Crew, $158.
  4. Cashmere Crew Neck Simple Stripe J Crew, $128.
  5. Tropical Floral One Piece J Crew, $110.
  6. Corded Pansy Tunic J. Crew, $98.
  7. Gingham Ruffle Wrap Top J. Crew, $69.50.
  8. Eco French Bikini Pansy Print J. Crew, $52.
  9. One Shoulder Silk Tropical Floral Dress J. Crew, $398.

 

 

Nordy Notes

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Nordstorm’s 40% off spring sale is still running some highlights below.

  1. Madewell Bubble Sleeve Hoodie Nordstrom, $32.
  2. Free People Swinging Long Sleeve Tunic Nordstrom, $75.
  3. Alex Mill Stripe Back Button Sweater Nordstrom, $72.
  4. Raquel Allegra Tie Dye Maxi Nordstrom, $207.
  5. NSF High Waist Cargo Nordstrom, $150.
  6. Isabel Marant Dacken Boot Nordstrom, $350.
  7. The Great Marled Bobbie Cardigan Nordstrom, $262. Also like this one.
  8. Cropped Navy Re/Done Blazer Nordstrom, $562.
  9. Baum und Pferdgarten Cropped Fleece Jacket Nordstorm, $179.
  10. Le Creuset Dutch Oven & Casserole pans are on sale.

To shop the whole sale click here.

 

 

Loungy Love

With temperatures rising to the mid 70’s next week I would love to lounge around the house in one of  Natalie Martin’s dresses that just arrived at Forward. Let’s show our local designers some love!

  1. Natalie Martin Lizzy Short Dress FRWD, $180.
  2. Natalie Martin Isobel Dress FRWD, $295.
  3. Natalie Martin Stevie Dress FRWD, $180.
  4. Natalie Martin Fiore Dress FRWD, $268.
  5. Natalie Martin Nina Jacket with Tie FRWD, $280
  6. Natalie Martin Stevie Top FRWD, $168.

 

Bing for the Bang

Just like Sylvana Ward I’ve been wearing my fleece jacket around the house and on my morning walks to stay cozy warm. Her cute Anine Bing just so happens to be on sale here along with the Sierra pullover here and here. I have been rotating between my Patagonia  Synchilla and my Donni  leaopard pullover (also on sale). Also on the radar is this new Alo Stadium Zip hoodie that arrived at Nordstorm

 

Pretty in Pink

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My current uniform as of lately has been an Aviator Nation hoodie, Alo workout pants, New Balance sneakers, and a soft tee. There’s something comforting about being in soft clothing. As the day goes on I’ll switch to chinos and a cashmere sweater….I haven’t worn jeans in awhile. When the weather warms up in Los Angeles I may switch to a cotton dress like this cheerful one by SZ Blockprints

 

 

Reflections

Yesterday marked the 2 year anniversary of my first blog post (Spring Break Swag). It has been a fun two years learning, being creative, and doing something that I love. This has not been a typical week by any means but there are definitely some take-aways. Monday morning I got up early and made it to the grocery store by 7:00 am. I was rushing and a bit panicked trying to get whatever I could at the store. When I walked out of the store I just wanted to get in the car and get out of there as fast as I could. A women in the parking lot rolled down her window, and asked if I could take a picture of the beautiful rainbow and send it to her. She said she didn’t have her phone because she was in such a rush to get out of the house and get groceries. We both took a moment to stop and gaze up at the rainbow which I wouldn’t have done if she hadn’t stopped me. We exchanged numbers and texts and both stopped to enjoy something beautiful in this very stressful time. This week I have stopped and taken time to appreciate the little things I might not have done a week or two ago. 

Now onto some fashion….

SALE ALERT! Nordstrom Rack is offering 20% off sitewide. I picked up several L Space bathing suits for the girls (also found this cute tweed blazer). Lots of great deals to be had at J. Crew including my favorite PJ Set (whole site is up to 35% off). Lastly, I was doing some home essential shopping at Target and got the softest sports bra that was only $12.99. That’s a wrap for the week! 

XOXO

Julie

Let’s Get Cozy

The hoodie & jogger set is currently a big trend. Grace from The Stripe was wearing an affordable one from Amazon hoodie & jogger. Jennifer Meyer was sporting a more upscale version from Danzy hoodie & jogger. Target has a tie dye cost friendly version here & here. Lastly, Reformation’s version here & here.

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Happy Hump Day! This hasn’t been a typical week. The kids started remote schooling so we have somewhat of a schedule now. I have been trying to exercise each day,  long walks, at home yoga classes, and a lot of cooking. Yesterday I made a point to get out of my workout clothes and get dressed for the day. It felt really good to get ready even if I was just going to run a couple errands.

I asked my instagram followers what they would like to see on my blog. The results were a mix of fashion and food so that’s what I will continue to do. 

You all know how much I love Leatherology. They make quality accessories for a great price, and I can’t resist a handprinted monogram. Leatherology just sent me the new mini Elizabeth bucket bag. It’s really lightweight with a ton of space inside. It has an interior hook to hold your keys, magnetic closure, and three straps to choose from. It’s a beautiful bag for the price…LOVE!

SALE ALERT! Nordstrom is offering 25% off site wide. Somethings to check out are my favorite Alo workout pants, Aviator Nation sweats, and sweatshirt. Shop the whole site wide sale here.

Shopbop is having an up to 70% off sale. Some things to check out are this Farm Rio Wrap DressXirena Wrap DressXirena Tatum DressBanjanan PJ Set, and Clare V Tote. Shop the whole sale here.

XOXO

Julie

 

 

 

Trench Talk

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  1. Cropped Trench Coat Cuyana, $325. Love a cropped trench especially with all this rain we are having in LA.
  2. AGOLDE Nico light wash Revolve, $165 dark wash Shopbop, $165.
  3. Ganni Cotton Poplin Puff Sleeve Intermix, $145.
  4. Ray Ban Oversized Square Frames Net-a-Porter, $165. So many cute Ray Bans this season check them all out here.
  5. Sophie Ratner Diamond Charm Studs Goop, $280.
  6. Dream Ballerina Slipper Mansur Gavriel, $375. Love the Hermes orange!

 

 

Lolita

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Meet Lolita Rixo’s cheerful printed mini that will bring you back to Woodstock in the 60’s. Also cheerful is this new SZ Blockprints Priya dress (only $98) that just hit Shopbop this week along with another gorgeous Free People Getaway Maxi ($168).

 

Brooklyn Babe

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Sylvana Ward Durett CEO and Co-founder of Maisonette is one to watch with her uber chic style on the streets of Brooklyn. All wearable and practical fashion! Here are some pieces I’ve picked from perusing her instagram feed. 

  1. La Ligne Striped Cotton Jersey Net-a-Porter, $110.
  2. Frame Stretch Cotton Wide Leg Pant Neiman Marcus, $250. I found the exact same pair at Off 5th for $62.
  3. Tabitha Simmons Hermione Net-a-Porter, $695. Zebra on sale here. Zebra is the new leopard and a big trend coming out of Paris fashion week.
  4. Picture of layered necklaces. Jane Winchester Jewelry Forever Pendant Tuckernuck, $228. Marlo Laz 14k Mini Pour Toujours Heart Necklace Shopbop, $1660 (looks like Foundrae).
  5. Lingua Franca I’ve Got This Sweater Tuckernuck, $380. Also like Come Together Tuckernuck, $380.
  6. Ulla Johnson Ellyn Tiered Midi Nordstrom, $445. She’s spotted in a lot of Ulla printed dresses. 

 

Mediterranean Mood

Every once and awhile when I’m shopping with the girls I find a thing or two for myself. Case in point, this Mediterranean inspired printed wrap dress that’s only $79.  I also scouted this Xirena look for less washed cotton v-neck top, embroidered dress/cover-up, and colorful Eva Birkenstock’s.