Cream Theme

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  1. Joseph Rib Knit Turtleneck Sweater Moda Operandi, $565. Look for less & Other Stories.
  2. Valet Set of 2 Kelly Clips Shopbop, $38.
  3. Meadow Mini Camera bag Leatherology, $195.
  4. Toteme Pomerance Gathered Crepe Top Moda Operandi, $350.
  5. J Brand Joan Cropped Corduroy Jean Net-a-Porter, $228.
  6. Inez Linen Mini Dress by Sir The Label Moda Operandi, $340.
  7. L.F. Markey Danny Jumpsuit Net-a-Porter, $243 also like this Apiece Apart one.
  8. Anine Bing Lou Sweatshirt Shopbop, $169.
  9. Veja Bastille Sneaker Moda Operandi, $150.
  10. Thierry Lasry Unicorny Cat Eye Sunglasses Moda Operandi, $345.
  11. Vince Cropped Belted Jacket Moda Operandi, $495 also love this Other Stories shearling one.
  12. Something Navy Silk Midi Nordstrom, $79. Not pictured above.

Photo: Funda Christophersen

 

Square

This summer it’s ok to be square and by square I mean square shaped sandals.

  1. Balenciaga Black Metal Sandals SSENSE, $850.
  2. By Far Tanya Net-a-Porter, $385 & Thalia Shopbop, $418, & Courtney Moda Operandi, $418.
  3. Lamb Ankle Strap Sandal Mansur Gavriel, $240 & Mansur Fino Sandal (on sale).
  4. Padded Flat Sandals Bottega Veneta, $690.
  5. ATP Ceci Buckle Sandal Moda Operandi, $350.
  6. Square Toe Lace Up Sandals & Other Stories, $129.
  7. Lilla Wrap Sandal Loeffler Randall, $195.
  8. Twin Strap Sandals Dear Frances, $350. Sandals in the above picture.

Photo: Jessie Bush @wethepeople.

Silky Slip

This 90’s silhouette made famous by the likes of Kate Moss, Winona Ryder, and Sofia Coppola is back! Some of my favs below.

  1. Satin Slip Dress Vince, $285.
  2. Rosemary Silk Slip Anine Bing, $495.
  3. Nili Lotan Black Silk Slip Dress Nordstrom, $545.
  4. Nili Lotan Animal Print Slip Dress Nordstrom, $595.
  5. L’Agence Jodie Cheetah Print Nordstrom, $495.
  6. T Alexander Wang Wash n Go Slip Dress Neiman Marcus, $295.
  7. Topshop Slip Dress Nordstrom, $68 & this 100% silk one from Topshop, $180.
  8. Rope Strap Slip Dress & Other Stories, $119.
  9. Eileen Fisher Crinkle Slip Dress Nordstrom, $214 Loose fitting slip dress.

Photo: @collagevintage

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

C-Note

Each piece in the above look is under $100. Cheap yet chic!

  1. Drawstring Ruffled Cotton Tank & Other Stories, $39.
  2. Ruffled Midi Skirt & Other Stories, $89.
  3. Knotted Leather Lace Up Sandals & Other Stories, $99.
  4. Woven Seashell Clutch & Other Stories, $59.
  5. Puka Shell Earrings & Other Stories, $19.

Regal Ruffles

You can’t miss the ruffle trend flooding fashion this season. I love the feminine detail adoring blouses, dresses, swimsuits, and playsuits. This week I stocked up on ruffles with this Other Stories Dress, this Juliet Dunn Wrap Skirt, and these two J. Crew suits (this & this). Below are some other styles that will have you Ruffle Ready.

  1. Love Sam Posie Floral Romper Shopbop, $335 Romper in the above picture.
  2. Loeffler Randall Birdie Ruffle Slide Shopbop, $250
  3. Smocked Ruffle Liberty London Top J Crew, $98
  4. Apiece Apart Printed Silk Wrap Dress Net-A-Porter, $525 and Va Bene Ruffle Cotton Dress Net-A-Porter, $295.
  5. Broderie Ruffle Topshop, $68 and Double Ruffle Mini Topshop, $75
  6. Banjanan Rose Dress Shopbop, $275 & Banjanan Bulbul Sister Dress Shopbop, $300.

What’s Your Story?

As I think about the next couple of months there are several occasions where I need to get dressed up…graduation, teas, and various get togethers. I like & Other Stories because they have on trend pieces that are affordable and nice quality. A wrap dress is a flattering silhouette on all different body types and comfortable to wear.

  1. Ruffled Linen Midi Wrap Dress & Other Stories, $139 It comes in this stripe pattern and a delicate floral print. I like the slightly pouf sleeve and the front ruffle detail.
  2. Puff Sleeve Linen Wrap Dress Mini & Other Stories, $119 Love the silhouette of this simple black mini. We all need LBD.
  3. Tibi Scott Sandal Shopbop, $485 I like the look of a barely there sandal with a wrap dress. Look for less Madewell Lace Up Sandal $59.50.
  4. Studded Cross Strap Sandals & Other Stories, $129 Cute casual sandal similar to Isabel Marant. Speaking of Isabel Marant I love the Encore Studded Sandal, and Joakee sandal.
  5. Clare V. Moyen Alice Woven Sisal Bag Nordstrom, $250 Just in at Nordstrom I love the two tone strap detail. It’s a cute update from last year’s Alice. This can be casual or dressed up.

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Spring Break Swag

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  1. Rococo Sand V Neck Ruffle Dress Saks, $565 also love the Rococo Sand Rainbow Dress Shopbop, $427 ( click here for white) look for less SUNDRESS Neo Long Dress Shopbop, $271.
  2. Marysia Greenport Maillot Shopbop, $369  & Marysia Broadway Tie One Piece Black Bergdorf, $349 & Marysia Black & White Santaquin Maillot Shopbop, $329 & Plunging Leopard Bow Tie Suit & Other Stories, $59.
  3. Garrett Leight x Clare V Shopbop, $340 Tried these on the other day and love the shape.
  4. DANNIJO Shell Bracelet Shopbop, $78
  5. Nannacay Baby Roge Pom Pom Shopbop, $180 & Siren Stripe Tote Topshop, $48.
  6. TKEES Flip Flop Shopbop, $50 click here for grey. Also love Schutz Saint Tropez Thong Bergdorf’s, $100.
  7. Dolce Vita Zayla Black Heel Shopbop, $120. Affordable barely there sandal.

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CAMO

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  1. Cropped Wool Blend Turtleneck & Other Stories, $99 & T Alexander Wang Twist Turtle Neck Net-A-Porter, $395 Chunky turtleneck sweaters are being spotted all over the streets of Paris Fashion Week.
  2. Topshop Camouflage Paperbag Utility Pant Shopbop, $75 for a more preppy look I love Veronica Beard Adrina Ankle Skinny Neiman Marcus, $295
  3. Celine D Frame Sunglasses Matches Fashion, $430
  4. Laura Lombardi Mella Hoop Earrings Nordstrom, $78 click here for the mini version.
  5. Medea Prima Hanna Croc Bag Opening Ceremony, $695 also like Black Mini SSENSE, $395 and Pink Mini SSENSE, $395 Set to be the next IT bag!
  6. Common Projects Retro Low Top Nordstrom, $465
  7. AMO Camo Army Jacket Shopbop, $375 look for less Topshop Camo Jacket Nordstrom, $95 (not pictured above) I like the juxtaposition of a casual camo jacket being thrown over something dressy with a shimmer or a sparkle.

Net-A-Porter is having a sale spend $500 get $50 off, and the discount goes up the more you spend with code SPENDTOSAVE. Some things to check out are this Alex Mill Sweater, Sea Bella Voile Top, Valet Tortoise Hair ClipMedium Loewe Raffia ToteNili Lotan Jenna Cotton Twill Pant, and Adidas Samba White and Burgundy.

 

Faux Paw 🐾

Faux fur and faux shearling have been a major trend this season and are definitely NOT a Faux Paw 🐾. New styles are trickling in and it’s still chilly enough to get some wear out of these fashion forward frocks.

  1. Apparis Sarah Fur Coat Pink Moda Operandi, $310 Love the pink! Jacket in the above pic. Apparis isn’t going anywhere to see next year’s FW19 collection on pre-sale at Moda Operandi click here.
  2. Apparis Bia Coat Cloud Shopbop, $198 click here for Ivory Take advantage Shopbop’s BIG SALE!
  3. Apparis Sophie Quilted Coat Brown Moda Operandi, $295
  4. Apparis Margot Leopard Bloomingdale’s, $210 Leopard coat in the below picture.
  5. Short Faux Fur Coat & Other Stories, $149
  6. Reformation Freddie Faux Fur Coat Nordstrom, $248 Cropped casual fit.
  7. Faux Shearling Teddy Coat Pink & Other Stories, $179  click here for cream.
  8. Scotch and Soda Mixed Media Faux Shearling Jacket  Nordstrom, $228
  9. Anine Bing Sierra Popover Jacket Shopbop, $199 additional sizing click here. Pullover in the last pic.

Classic Done Right

Lauren Santo Domingo (co-founder and COO of Moda Operandi) was spotted on the streets of Paris looking effortlessly chic in blue jeans, white top, sling backs, gold hoops, top handle bag, and a teddy bear coat. If you have a great pair of jeans and tee you can mix and match your accessories for a fresh new look over and over again. This is truly classic done right!

  1. Teddy Bear Coat Max Mara, $3,590 look for less Oversized Faux Fur Coat Mango, $199, I also like & Other Stories &  Apparis.
  2. James Perse SS Vintage Boy Tee Shopbop, $75 & James Perse Long Sleeve Vintage Boy Tee Shopbop, $85 & Cotton Citizen Sweatshirt Shopbop, $195
  3. Re/Done High-rise Ankle Crop Dark Wash Jean Intermix, $270 These run true to size.
  4. Mansur Gavriel Lamb Sling Back Heel Net-A-Porter, $475
  5. Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Small Nordstrom, $3,150 look for less Trademark Harriet, $360 & Rejina Pyo Madison Croc Effect $780.
  6. Isabel Marant Brass Hoop Earrings Moda Operandi, $215 & Alighieri Earrings, Farfetch $262

Rive Gauche

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The bucket hat has been having a steady resurgence. I especially like this nylon one from Prada, and this super chic casual outfit to go along with it.

  1. Ba&h Camus Top Nordstrom, $165 100% cotton boho style top…even cuter in person.
  2. J Brand Natasha Sky High Waist Crop Jean Intermix, $278 Comfortable nautical inspired cropped jean.
  3. Dinosaur Button Knit Cardigan & Other Stories, $99 Love the dinosaur gold buttons on this cardigan.
  4. Clean Beauty Kit Net-A-Porter, $155 New Year new skin routine.
  5. Prada Bucket Hat Nordstrom, $340 look for less Madewell Canvas Bucket Hat Shopbop, $32, & Kangol Furgora Hat, $65.
  6. Isabel Marant Bryce Logo Sneaker Nordstrom, $385
  7. Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Canvas Tote Neiman Marcus, $1,050

Color Block

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The color block sweater has been a big trend this winter with many high low versions. The first to make a splash was the Ganni Juilliard Sweater and now we seeing versions from Acne, Madewell, Veronica Beard, La Ligne X Reformation, and & Other Stories.

  1. Acne Kazia Sweater Shopbop, $470
  2. La Ligne x Reformation Color Me Happy Sweater Reformation, $228
  3. A.L.C. Georgina Sweater Nordstrom, $395
  4. Madewell Striped Gladwell Pullover Madewell, $98
  5. Chunky Knit Sweater & Other Stories, $119 & Pastel Striped Wool Blend Sweater & Other Stories, $69 (not pictured above)

 

Photo: Lucy Williams in Ganni Juilliard Sweater

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.