On the Rhode Again

Over the next couple of months I’m on the Rhode again with a couple warm weather destinations in the works. I’m starting to think about what to wear and Rhode Resort definitely makes the cut. This jet set spirit brand designs vacation essentials you’ll not only want to wear to the beach but on the city streets.

  1. Resort Vivienne Dress Shopbop, $445 Dress in the above picture. Also love the midi version with pink tassels. Lena Tasseled Dress Net-A-Porter, $385
  2. Ella Dress Pink Red Floral Shopbop, $385 An exclusive for Shopbop.
  3. Ella Dress Rainbow Shopbop, $395 additional sizing click here.
  4. Lea Belted Dress Net-A-Porter, $410
  5. Eva Dress Shopbop, $395

 

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Can you Spot the Difference?

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Can you spot the difference? It’s hard to tell with so many designer look-alike pieces out there in the market place. I’ve pulled together some styles with almost identical look for less alternatives.

  1. Ulla Johnson Brie Dress Forward, $995 look for less Free People Yesica Maxi Dress Shopbop, $128
  2. LOVE SHACK FANCY Lorelei Dress Shopbop, $325 look for less Free People Sydney Mini Dress Shopbop, $148
  3. Nili Lotan Sedella Faux Fur Coat Shopbop, $1,395  look for less Short Faux Fur jacket  & Other Stories, $149 (also love brown color way)
  4. Christian Louboutin Eloise Flat Nordstrom, $575 look for less Sam Edelman Sally Flat Nordstrom, $99.95
  5. Apiece Apart Vera Eyelet Ruffle Shopbop, $295 look for less Free People Sweet Mornings Top Shopbop, $128
  6. A.P.C Half Moon Bag Shopbop, $470 Madewell Half Moon Bag Nordstrom, $98 The name is even the same!
  7. Montelliana Clare Hiker Boot Shopbop, $436 look for less J Crew Nordic Boot Nordstrom, $188
  8. T Alexander Wang Fleece Net-A-Porter, $475 look for less Free People Movement Jacket Shopbop, $98
  9. Max Mara Teddy Bear Coat Moda Operandi, $3,560 look for less Faux Fur Shearling Coat & Other Stories, $179

Haute Holiday

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I ventured over to Beverly Hills yesterday for a lunch date at Avra (it was delish!). While I was there I ran (literally because I was late for pick-up) into the Other Stories boutique. So glad I did because they had so many gorgeous holiday pieces that won’t break the bank. Here are some highlights that will have you looking haute holiday ready!

  1. Glitter Pinstripe Blouse & Other Stories $89
  2. Metallic Leaf Blouse & Other Stories, $59
  3. Metallic Puff Sleeve Blouse & Other Stories, $69 Fabric is almost identical to the Saloni Marissa Dress
  4. Sequin Fringe Pencil Skirt & Other Stories, $99
  5. Wool Blend Glitter Sweater & Other Stories, $69
  6. Sequin Midi Pencil Skirt & Other Stories, $89
  7. Ombre Sequin Midi Dress & Other Stories, $149
  8. Sequin Mini Wrap Dress & Other Stories, $149 also love Sequined Embellished Dress & Other Stories, $149 (not pictured above) Can be worn with or without the belt.

Boho Chic

I was out shopping this week and stumbled across this Natalie Martin Top and Spell and Gypsy dress. These would be the perfect pieces to fold up and pack on your next warm weather getaway (or even wear now in LA).

  1. Natalie Martin Jerusha Top Goa Garmetory, $186 also like this color way Natalie Martin Jerusha Top Sand Dollar Red Forward, $247 This is a beautiful silk batik printed top. It’s a slightly cropped, loose fitting, with bell sleeves.
  2. Spell and the Gypsy Collective Poinciana Gown Shopbop, $240 The print is so pretty, it has tiny metallic stripes which you can’t see in the above picture.
  3. Spell and the Gypsy Jungle Midi Sundress Free People, $210
  4. Spell and the Gypsy Jasmine Midi Tunic Free People, $185

PEEK-A-BOO

Midi skirts and dresses are getting a minor modification…a side slit! The peek-a-boo leg gives these sexy styles a fresh look.

  1. Reformation Zelda Dress $218 and Nordstrom has the red color way click here.
  2. Reformation Jaz Dress Nordstrom $218 and Reformation Jaz Wrap Midi Python Print $218
  3. Reformation Gavin Dress $218
  4. Reformation Zoe Skirt $148
  5. RIXO London Katie Dress $385
  6. Topshop Leopard Plunge Midi $90
  7. Other Stories Front Slit Leather Midi Skirt $249
  8. CAMI NYC Raven Dress $264

Sequin Season

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  1. RIXO London + Laura Jackson Samantha Dress Net-A-Porter $430 Hemlines are rising with this adorable sequin mini. Here is a long dress option that is extremely flattering, and elegant for the holidays. A.L.C. Avi Dress Bordeaux $645 (25% off at A.L.C.) A.L.C. Avi Dress Navy Nordstrom $645
  2. Brooke Gregson Astrology Necklace $1.430 Net-A-Porter & Lulu Frost 14k Gold Astrology Necklace Shopbop $795 look for less click here.
  3. Jerome Dreyfuss Clic Clac Medium Clutch $230
  4. Bondeye Josie Diamond Ring Goop $825
  5. Loeffler Randall Kassidy Stretch Low Heel Bootie $395

 

photo: Twiggy wearing custom-made sequin dress in Ladies Home Journal (October 1967).

SEA

Julie Sarinana was spotted on the streets of Riems, France in this gorgeous floral print Sea dress. I love the bohemian style mixed with the edgy Balmain bag. Here are some of my favorite Sea picks along with the above Balmain bag, and Isabel Marant Western boots.

Childhood friends Sean Monahan, and Monica Paolini ( of Sea, New York) have become known for turning out easy, and everyday styles with an urban rustic vibe to loyal clients around the world.

  1. Sea Mia Midi Dress $395
  2. Sea Mia Tunic Dress $395
  3. Sea Mia Blouse $295
  4. Sea Keely Top $350
  5. Sea Keely Flutte Sleeve Midi Dress $470
  6. Sea Aurora Cotton Midi Dress $445
  7. Sea Aurora Printed Silk Blouse $345
  8. Balmain Baby Box Studded Shoulder Bag $1895 look for less click here and here.
  9. Isabel Marant Dawyna Studded Western Boot $780 look for less click here.

 

Midi Madness

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  1. Ganni Rometty Dress $280 additional sizing click here and here and here This dress has been so popular, so if you see your size grab it! Look for less click here.
  2. Line Meghan Coat $750 This is the infamous Megan Markle wrap coat she wore for her engagement photo. Look for less click here Other Stories Wool Belted Coat $249.
  3. ATP Atelier Siena Crossbody Bag $570 I love the simplicity of ATP’s bags and shoes. This crossbody bag is made in Italy out of calf skin leather.
  4. Acne Studios Pistol Leather Ankle Boot $570 I love a boot that you can wear season after season. I got these boots years ago and they are still on trend!
  5. Emme Parsons Certo Mary Jane Mule $420 Based in Los Angeles, Emme Parsons timeless, classic shoes pay homage to the traditional craft of Italian shoemaking, while designing for woman with a minimalist aesthetic and practical sensibility.
  6. Jennifer Meyer Mini Evil Eye 18k Gold & Diamond Earrings $450 Ward off the evil eye with these 18k gold Jennifer Meyer earrings.
  7. Ray-Ban Round Frame Acetate Sunglasses $145 and Ray Ban Clubround Acetate Gold Tone Sunglasses $190 You can never go wrong with a pair of Ray Bans. They are chic, timeless, affordable, and made in Italy.