Lumberjack

Like it or not lumberjack chic is a thing this season! Dress it up or down…it’s an essential outwear piece to have this fall.

  1. Samone Jacket Anine Bing, $399. Jacket in the 1st pic.
  2. Anine Bing Bobbi Jacket Shopbop, $299. Jacket in the 3rd pic. Maryjane’s are Tabatha Simmons Hermione and practically sold out everywhere but found a size run at Zappos.
  3. Faux Shearling Plaid Jacket & Other Stories, $149.
  4. Wool Blend Jacket Shirt H&M, $99.
  5. Flannel Bromley Shirt Madewell, $88.
  6. Velvet Kourtney Coat Shopbop, $328.
  7. Avec Les Filles Long Plaid Wool Jacket Shopbop, $199.
  8. Oversized Wool Blend Workwear Jacket & Other Stories, $149. Click here for black.

Photo: Anine Bing, Jacey Duprie, & Sylvana Durrett.

Jane Addiction

These Doen Mary Jane slippers remind me of the ones I used to buy from Pearl River Market on Broadway in early 2000. I loved them then and I love them now!

  1. Velvet Mary Jane Slipper Doen, $188. Above pic.
  2. Cotton Mary Jane Pearl River Mart, $16.50 & Floral Brocade Mary Jane , $17.50. They still have them!
  3. The Row Ava Mary Jane Saks, $790. More sizing here
  4. Repetto Mary Jane SSENSE, $365.
  5. Tabitha Simmons Hermione Mary Jane’s Net-a-Porter, $695.
  6. Alina Leopard Maryjane Madewell, $128.
  7. Maryam Nassir Zadeh Thelma Flat Need Supply, $435.
  8. Miu Miu Velvet Flat Moda Operandi, $495.
  9. Sophia Webster Toni Crystal Faux Pearl Net-a-Porter, $425.

Well Made

Lots of new fall inventory dropped at Madewell this week. I sorted through it all and have my favorites below.

  1. Plaid Long Belted Coat Madewell, $328. Jacket in the above picture.
  2. Cali Demi Boot Pieced Yolk Jean Madewell, $135 also comes in army green. So cute!
  3. Patti Lace Up Boot Madewell, $228.
  4. Crewneck Short Sleeve Bodysuit Madewell, $39.50.
  5. Slim Emmett Wide Leg Crop Pant Madewell, $98.
  6. Travel Buddy Packable Puffer Coat Madewell, $128. Great travel coat.
  7. Flannel Bromley Shirt Madewell, $88.
  8. Sherpa Portland Jacket Madewell, $150.
  9. Hailie Boot Madewell, $198. Boot in the above picture.

To see all the new arrivals click here.

Balloon Please

If there’s one stand out trend for sweaters this season it’s the balloon sleeve. Some high low picks below.

  1. Cropped Balloon Sleeve Cardigan & Other Stories, $99.
  2. Puff Sleeve Sweater H&M, $49.99.
  3. J. Crew Balloon Sleeve Cable Cardigan J. Crew, $118.
  4. Denim Wash Puff Sleeve Crop Sweater 525 America, $88. (like this one too). 100% cotton.
  5. 525 America Rainbow Sweater Revolve, $88. Similar to last seasons Novis sweater but NOT $1500).
  6. Ulla Johnson Jelena Cardigan Shopbop, $595 & Ulla Turtleneck Sweater.
  7. Ulla Johnson Philo Pullover Shopbop, $195.
  8. Line & Dot Fringe Sweater Shopbop, $113.
  9. I love Mr Mittens Sweater Moda Operandi, $545 Sweater in the above picture.
  10. C/Meo Collective Hold Tight Sweater Shopbop, $190.
  11. Rivet & Thread Garment Dye Sweatshirt Madewell, $92. Love the mystic yellow color.

Nab the Collab

Madewell has collaborated on some limited-edition styles with sustainable designer Christy Dawn, who sews vintage-inspired collections exclusively from recycled fabrics in her Los Angeles factory. Click here to see the whole collab.

  1. Striped Paloma Midi Dress Madewell, $250
  2. Tallulah Tie Back Dress Black Print Madewell, $238 also in pink.
  3. Stripe Emmy Top Madewell, $148
  4. Josephine Peasant Blouse Madewell, $148

For all you A.P.C. lovers another collab launched this week A.P.C x Suzanne Koller (stylist and fashion director of M le Monde). Check it out here at Matches Fashion.

  1. X Suzanne Koller Drawstring Leather Pouch Matches Fashion, $280
  2. X Suzanne Koller Leather Slipper Matches Fashion, $380
  3. X Suzanne Koller Striped Cotton Shirt Matches Fashion, $250

Bucket List

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These buckets hats are definitely on my list.

  1. Prada Bucket Hat Net-a-Porter, $340 additional sizing here tie-dye here.
  2. Loeffler Randall Bucket Hat Net-a-Porter, $60.
  3. Madewell Canvas Bucket Hat Nordstrom, $29.50.
  4. Faithful the Brand Cotton Bucket Hat Net-a-porter, $79 Hat in the first picture.
  5. Kangol Lahinch Stripe Ribbon Bucket Hat Nordstrom, $45.
  6. Lacoste Bob Bucket Hat Nordstrom, $49.50.
  7. The Hatters Magic Hat Malia Mills, $85.
  8. Burberry Vintage Check Bucket Hat Neiman Marcus, $320.

Photo: @lucywilliams02 & @carolineblomst.

Yes White Dress

Say yes to the white dress! There’s no denying the white dress trend looming this season.

  1. Marabella Dress Reformation, $248. Dress in the above pic.
  2. Veronica Beard Trail Dress Intermix, $258.
  3. Doen Georgia Lace Dress Net-a-Porter, $245.
  4. Ruffled Cotton Dobby Midi & Other Stories, $119.
  5. Ulla Johnson Claribel Dress Net-a-Porter, $425.
  6. A.L.C. Sidelle Dress Shopbop, $425.
  7. Juliet Dunn Cotton Midi Dress Matches Fashion, $343.
  8. Innika Choo Madonna Mini Dress Matches Fashion, $398.
  9. Madewell Button Front Tank Dress Nordstrom, $110 additional sizing here.

Photo: @parisinfourmonths Carin Olsson

Well Made

New inventory at Madewell!

  1. Ruffle Sleeve Bib Top Madewell, $72 Flutter cap sleeve with subtle metallic stripe detailing.
  2. Metallic Striped Tiered Maxi Dress Madewell, $138.
  3. Sweet Cherry Earrings Madewell, $28.
  4. The Medium Beach Tote Bag Madewell, $58.
  5. Crochet Stripe Tiered Midi Dress Madewell, $148.
  6. Flutter Sleeve Butterfly Top Madewell, $75 similar cut to this cute Xirena Top.


Romp Around

I love this utility romper Gwyneth Paltrow is wearing at her In Goop Health Event this past weekend. I pulled together the above romper as well as some look for less alternatives below.

  1. Augustina Flight Romper G. Label, $525 Romper in the above picture.
  2. Cotton Blend Boilersuit & Other Stories, $99
  3. Denim Coverall Romper Madewell, $138
  4. Nili Lotan Romper Nordstrom, $595 also comes in blue.
  5. Shoes are Clergerie Berlin Platform but not in stores yet. I found them on pre-order at Saks in Gold. Some similar options are Clergerie Barabara Loafer Saks, $595, Clergerie Anima Loafer Farfetch, $479, & Clergerie Roli Loafers Goop, $745.
  6. Alexander McQueen Sneaker Nordstrom, $490 also Gwyneth approved and would look great with the above romper.

SALE ALERT! The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale starts May 22nd. Click here to shop the sale.

Well Made

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I had a belated birthday lunch at Élephante yesterday which is right around the corner from Madewell. I stopped in to try on a pair of high rise crop jeans that just arrived on-line and in stores. I love the fit and wash (perfect for Spring) of these new Madewell jeans. While I was there I stumbled upon the jean skirt in the below pic. It’s an A-line fit with button front detailing which is extremely flattering at the waist. They also got in this cute boho maxi which looks great paired with these white Vans, and canvas crossbody bag.

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Well Made

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I stopped into to Madewell on Friday to pick up a pair of the white cali denim boot jeans (love). They are slightly flared, with a raw hem,  and hit my ankle in just the right spot. While I was there I scouted out some of their new styles that just landed. It’s a great time to shop Madewell because they are having a sale save up to 30% off with code SPEND2SAVE.

  1. Easy Crop Tee Madewell, $35 also like the stripe version.
  2. Griff Fatigue Pant Madewell, $98 On-line only. They remind me of my This is the Great cargo pants but for a lot less.
  3. Cowrie Shell Mini Hoop Earrings Madewell, $18
  4. Rainbow Webbing Belt Madewell, $32
  5. Packable Mesa Straw Hat Madewell, $29.50
  6. Addie Slide Sandal Madewell, $88
  7. Rainbow Crop Sweatshirt Madewell, $49.50

Some other items to check out are Hutton Pull On Crop Pant (and these). They are so comfortable and I like how the elastic is only in the back of the pant much more flattering at the waist. They also have some cute Stine Goya pieces available on-line.


C-Note

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All UNDER $100!

  1. Cotton Linen Crew Sweater Everlane, $60
  2. Madewell Boardwalk Lace Up Sandal Shopbop, $59.50 Also comes in brown and black.
  3. Clare V Petite Sandy Tote Shopbop, $99 Great Spring/Summer tote bag also comes in black.
  4. MOTHER Looker high waisted Ankle Fray Jean Nordstrom Rack, $89.97 Just in at the Rack.
  5. J Crew Contrast Slub Cotton Ringer Tee Nordstrom,$15.90
  6. MOTHER Charmer Fray White Short Nordstrom Rack, $59.97  & Everywhere You Go Short Shopbop, $78. Really cute paper bag short that arrived at Shopbop yesterday.
  7. Valet Hair Clip Net-A-Porter, $35
  8. Tretorn Nylite Sneaker Shopbop, $70
  9. Hat Attack Everyday Fedora Revolve, $94
  10. Laura Lombardi Luna Earrings Net-A-Porter, $70 & Shashi Shell and Turquoise Earring Shopbop, $52.
  11. TKEES Studio Scalloped Flip Flop Shopbop, $68

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Beige is all the Rage

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  1. IRO Dembey Leather Moto Jacket Nordstrom, $1,495 look for less ALLSAINTS Dalby Jacket Nordstrom, $450.
  2. Chloe Embroidered Leather Zip Card Case Wallet Nordstrom, $310
  3. GOEN.J Midi Skirt Shopbop, $495 also like GOEN.J Asymmetrical Mini Wrap Skirt Shopbop, $345
  4. Ganni Rib Knit Cardigan Net-A-Porter, $235 additional color click here.
  5. ANINE BING Bar Silk Skirt Shopbop, $299 look for less Print Satin Bias Skirt Topshop, $75.
  6. Ulla Johnson Linny Top Shopbop, $375
  7. Natalie Martin Danika Dress Forward, $258 short sleeve version Natalie Martin Kimono Wrap Goop, $185.
  8. Saint Laurent Nu Pied Strappy Sandal Farfetch, $585
  9. Madewell Northside Vintage Tee Ashen Silver Nordstrom, $14.50
  10. Garrett Leight The Hampton Sunglasses Neiman Marcus, $340 also like these.
  11. Acne Musubi Suede Maxi Knotted Suede Bag Net-A-Porter, $1300 also love the Mini Crossbody Bag Nordstrom, $420. Extra Large floppy tote bags were seen all over the streets of Paris Fashion Week.
  12. By Far Tanya Patent Leather Sandal Net-A-Porter, $370 Barely there sandal is another big trend.
  13. Nili Lotan Jeanna Stretch Cotton Twill Pant Net-A-Porter, $325
  14. Short Trench Coat Zara, $69.90 Not pictured above. Trench coats are a huge as well. I like this cropped version.

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Into the Wild

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  1. AGOLDE Baby Tee Shopbop, $58
  2. Etro Snake Wrap Bracelet Matchesfashion, $412
  3. Apparis Paula Leopard Puffer Coat Bloomingdales, $240
  4. NAMJOSH Dark Leopard Scrunchie Shopbop, $16
  5. Madewell Button High Waist Ankle Nordstrom, $135 Size down 1-2 sizes.
  6. Chloe Horse Earrings Matchesfashion, $360
  7. Off White Sneaker Farfetch, $413
  8. Ganni Azalea Crossbody Bag Shopbop, $115

For those of you that asked. Here’s the Kung Pao chicken recipe I made last night and posted on Instagram. Some small edits to the recipe. I used thin pounded organic chicken and then cut it into small strips. The chicken is much more tender. I get my chicken from a butcher on Westwood Blvd The Rabbi’s Daughter. They pound each piece really thin and wrap it nicely so it defrosts quickly. I left out the brown sugar (you don’t have to). I used rice vinegar instead of white vinegar and used Chinese rice wine instead of white wine (either works). I also added dried red chilies which added some extra flavor and spice. You might need to reserve some extra liquid (either water or soy sauce) to remove some of the crust that forms on the bottom of the pan after you sauté the chicken and add the sauce. I served it with white rice and stir fried miso shishito peppers. I will definitely be making this again.

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In the Navy

I love this effortlessly chic outfit Gwyneth Paltrow was seen wearing on the streets of Los Angeles. It’s comfortable, classic, and elegant with a slight edge. I recreated the look below as well as some look for less alternatives.

  1. Cashmere Crew J. Crew, $98 & Soft Cotton Crew Everlane, $50.
  2. G Label Carr Pleated Skirt Goop, $595 look for less Topshop Box Pleat Midi Nordstrom, $75.
  3. Alexander McQueen Sneakers Nordstrom, $490 look for less Steve Madden Chunky Sneaker Macy’s, $99 and Veja Lace Up Sneaker Shopbop, $150.
  4. Celine Small Big Bag RealReal, $2,200 & Celine Big Bag RealReal, $4,000 look for less Mansur Tote Bag, $675 & Madewell Transport Leather Tote Nordstrom, $168.
  5. Foundrae Necklace Net-A-Porter, $4,495  look for less Laura Lombardi Net-A-Porter, $130.
  6. G. Label Striped Turtleneck Goop, $595 look for less A.P.C Striped Jumper Sweater Farfetch, $102 & Armor Lux Striped Sweater Farfetch, $142 & Cotton Long Sleeve Sweater Everlane, $55. (not pictured above).