It was a HOT weekend in LA! I spent time at the beach, pool, and on the tennis court. Here are somethings that got me through the weekend along with some additional finds.
French Bikini Top J. Crew, $48, Boy Short Bikini Botton J Crew, $45, & High Waisted Bikini Brief J. Crew, $54. I like to mix and match the colors. Patagonia Synchilla Pullover Backcountry, $98 Select colors on sale. Handwoven Java Throw Blanket Anthropologie, $78. Waterproof Monogrammed Beach Bag Mark & Graham, $89. Freedom Moses Glitter Slide J. Crew, $45. An elevated flip flop. (more colors here) CRZ Yoga Running Short Amazon, $24 (just like the Lululemon Speed Short). I also ordered Athlarel Amazon, $29 (a high rise running short), & CRZ Yoga Tank Amazon, $24. It’s been too hot to walk in leggings so I switched to a running short. Pique Collar Polo Tory Sport, $118 & Pleated Hem Tennis Skirt Tory Sport, $125. Cute tennis outfit. Acrylic Neon Backgammon Set Mark & Graham, $160.
I also wanted to share two new winner recipes I tried over the weekend. I made
Masoor Daal last night (subbed vegetable stock for water) and tried a new Miso Ginger Dressing that everyone loved. Hope everyone has a great week!
For the last year the blazer has been a big trend oversized and double breasted. This signature basic is getting a bit shorter and tailored (like the Other Stories & Rachel Comey I posted last week) and resembling the beloved Chanel classic. Here are some options that fit the bill.
Veronica Beard Cedric Blazer Neiman Marcus, $695. Braided Trim Jacket J. Crew, $248. New! Lady Jacket J. Crew, $154.99. Tweed Jacket H&M, $59.99. Maje Check Tweed Jacket Nordstrom, $525. Sandro Denim Tweed Jacket Bloomingdale’s, $260. On sale. Also love this one.
Photo: Emmanuelle Alt, Leia Sfez, and Leandra Cohen.
Manolo Blahnik Hangsisi Flat
Nordstom,$995. Manolo Blahnik Hangsisi 3 1/2 inch pump Nordstrom, $995. First picture. Satin Sandal
H&M, $39.99 Second picture. Loeffler Randall Camellia
Revolve, $395. For a smaller heel Dahlia Knot Loeffler Randall, $350. Third picture. J. Crew Sophia Kitten Heel with Feather
J. Crew, $178. 40% off with code SPLURGE. Love the feather detail! Badgley Mischka Lennon Skimmer Flat
Nordstrom, $118 Badgley Mischka Dash Sandal
Nordstrom, $99 J. Crew Pointy Toe Glitter Maryjane
J. Crew, $198. 40% off. Athea Black Rhinestones
Loeffler Randall, $395.
For anyone contemplating the ever so popular color way Mansur cloud clutch I found the Cabernet for $200 less on Mythersa, $395 (instead of $595) . Great evening clutch for the holidays.
The sweater dress is making the rounds this season. Some options below.
J Crew Marled Turtleneck Sweater Dress
J. Crew, $198. Great sale happening at J.Crew 50% off regular priced items and 60% off sale. Check out the teddy bear coat and the nordic boot and tons of other great gifts here. A.L.C. Audrey Lurex Sweater Dress
Intermix, $395. Nanushka Canaan Rib Long Sleeve Dress
Nordstrom, $395. Topshop Turtleneck Sweater Dress
Nordstrom, $75. All Saints Roza Long Sleeve Turtleneck Dress
Nordstrom, $182. Frame Sequined Oversized Sweater Dress
My friend invited a group of us to her beautiful home in Sun Valley this past weekend. The weather was mid 50’s during the day and 20’s at night. What to pack?? Our hostess informed us to leave our Uggs at home (too LA) and pack flannels, boots, down jackets, and a hat. Shoes are always the hardest for me. I want to bring so many but I’m limited to what I can fit into my carry-on. I have the Hershell duffle and you would be surprised what you can squeeze in there. I ended up packing 3 pairs of boots, 1 pair of sneakers, 1 down vest, 1 down jacket, a peacoat, 3 pairs of jeans, and 3 sweaters. My complete packing list below.
My friend had two action packed days planned for us. First it was dinner Friday evening at
The Covey. A beautiful restaurant that serves gourmet food with excellent service. Saturday we had brunch at Cristina’s which is a charming and intimate restaurant (check out the chef Cristina Ceccatelli’s cookbook Cristina’s Tuscan Table). After Cristina’s we walked around Sun Valley resort and stopped into Panache for a little retail therapy. Then it was iceskating at Sun Valley Lodge and cocktails at the hotel lounge. In the evening we had dinner at The Pioneer Saloon. The Saloon is a landmark restaurant that serves up hearty meals in a western style setting. We finished the night at Whisky Jacques for music, dancing, and pool. On Sunday morning we took a hike along the beautiful Big Wood River. Then it was time to catch our flight home. Sun Valley is a special town surrounded by scenic beauty. I can’t wait to go back!
White + Warren Cashmere Zebra Sweater
Revolve, $435. Tartan Plaid Shirt
Madewell, $88. Everyday Cashmere Sweater
J. Crew, $98. Puff Sleeve Sweater
H&M, $49.99 This is a winner style from H&M this season. The ribbed turtleneck is great too. Amo Bella Cream Jean
Shopbop, $260. Jenni Kayne Quilted down vest (from last season) similar one
here by Canada Goose. Cropped Fleece Teddy Coat
Zara, $89 Jerome Dreyfuss Sandie Boot
Revolve, $343. The Clair Lace Up Boot
Jenni Kayne black lace ups (mine are sold) similar here. Moncler Lan Jacket
SSENSE, $825. Mother Denim Stunner
Shopbop, $228. I needed a skinny jeans to fit into my high boots. Veronica Beard Rugby
Shopbop, $195. My peacoat is Sandro from a couple seasons ago.
Goop has one and so does J. Crew & Mango. Brixton Ella Fedora
Revolve, $69 & Ribbed Beanie Faux Fur Pom Pom J. Crew, $48. Re/Done 40’s Bomber
Saks, $1,695. Fell in love with this leather bomber that I saw at Panache. So cute!
Pleats are front and center for fall being worn in leather, silk, and with asymmetrical hems.
Faux Leather Skirt
J. Crew, $120. Runs big size down almost sold out. Black PU Mini Skirt
Topshop, $55. A.W.A.K.E Mode Double Trouble Midi Skirt
Net-a-Porter, $625. Frankie Shop Chloe Asymmetrical Skirt
Net-a-Porter, $200. Frankie Shop is all the rage and Net-a-Porter is carrying a small selection check it out here. Marni Asymmetric Satin Midi Skirt
Moda Operandi, $1,390. Jennifer Laurence looked so cute wearing it! (pic of her in it here). She accessorized it with Amo tee, Garrett Leight sunglasses, and The Row Lunch bag. Ganni Pleated Georgette Skirt
Shopbop, $170. Acne Bico Suiting Skirt
Shopbop, $570. Pleated Midi Skirt
J. Crew, $98. Ted Baker Colorblock Pleated Skirt
Norstrom, $245. Vince Paneled Pleated Crepe Skirt
Lots of New at Crew fall merchandise trickling into stores this week. It’s a great time to shop
J.Crew all full priced merchandise is 30% off on-line only.
Teddy Sherpa Coat
J. Crew, $248. Who needs the $3700 Max Mara Teddy coat when J.Crew has this great look for less one. Polka Dot Tulle A Line Skirt
J. Crew, $178. Add a white button down and ballet flats and you’re done! The Reeds x J. Crew Puff Sleeve Sweater
J. Crew, $75. So cute! Faux Leather Pleated Midi Skirt
J. Crew, $120. Lots of faux leather this season. Collection Pale Pink Faux Fur Coat
J. Crew, $398. Balloon Sleeve Cardigan
J. Crew, $118. Balloon Sleeve Turtleneck Sweater
J. Crew, $98. Velvet Bow with Pearls
J. Crew, $19.50. Almost exactly like the Jennifer Behr one. Also like the pearl barrettes and leopard turban headband.
J. Crew just rolled out new colorful hues of their Everyday Cashmere Sweater. What’s even more exciting is you can monogram your sweater which I LOVE! The camel color way with a JW is already in my cart (click
here to shop). Some additional things to check out at J. Crew are this new Slip Skirt, Embroidered Blouse, Los Angeles Sweatshirt, Leopard Cashmere Sweater, and Ribbed Henley (use sale code FALLFAVES for 25% off).
SALE ALERT! Shopbop is having a shoe and bag sale with up to 75% off (
shop here). Some standouts are this Simon Miller bag, Loeffler Randall booties, Ulla Johnson sandals, Clare V tote bag, Clare V midi sac, Sam Edelman sandals, and Alexandre Birman sandals.
Before we get into Broderie…
Shopbop just added new inventory to sale like this LOVESHACK mini, Xirena dress, and Rebecca Taylor mini. To shop all NEW sale click here.
Broderie white blouses have been a constant theme throughout the Summer. It’s so simple yet elegant paired with denim and slides. Some favorites below.
Rebecca Minkoff, $168. Free People Letters to Juliet Top
Shopbop, $78. Ganni Cotton Poplin Top
Nordstrom, $145 additional sizing here. Embroidered Mockneck Top
J Crew, $98. Topshop Ruffle Long Sleeve Top
Nordstrom, $68. Short Sleeve Lace Detail
Farm Rio, $100. Dahlia Top
Reformation, $128. Ulla Johnson Lily Blouse
Revolve, $445. Ulla Johnson Adelaide Eyelet Trim Blouse
Nordstrom, $325 Top in 2nd pic. BB Dakota Eyelet Top
Love the above with this
AGOLDE mini, McQueen Sneakers , Aquazzura sling backs, and this Rue de Verneuil Wool Boucle Bag (❤️).
Photo: Jessie Bush We The People
Def-initely Leopard for Fall 2019!
J Crew Skinny Calf Hair Belt
J Crew, $59.50. Leopard Bucket Hat
Loeffler Randall, $60. Leopard Cashmere Everyday Crew
J Crew, $128. Anine Bing Flynn Leopard Jacket
Nordstrom, $349 also like Anine Bing Slip Skirt. AMO Loverboy Relaxed Straight Jean
Shopbop, $275. Loeffler Randall Emi Sandal
Shopbop, $350. Ganni Cotton Silk Dress
Shopbop, $395 ( more sizing here) Mini version at Nordstrom here. Alexander McQueen Sneakers
Matches Fashion, $560 look for less Steven raised sole sneaker. Clare V Clutch
Shopbop, $245 and the Midi Sac. Loeffler Randall Knot Headband
Shopbop, $65. Cheetah Pony Mule
Jenni Kayne, $425 also like the Crossover Sandal. Look for less Sam Edelman Rodney Slide. One by Donni Fleece Pullover
Shopbop, $109. Not pictured above.
Cute Shirt Alert at
J. Crew and 40% off all full price items and an additional 50% off sale.
Point Sur Popover in Block Print J. Crew
Some other things to check out are this
white tunic, over sized sunglasses, white capped sleeve top, and boatneck puffed sleeve top.