People Watching

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I stopped into the Gucci store on Rodeo to do a return that ended up taking way longer then expected. While I was waiting I was people watching and spotted this very chic women in a COS camel coat, black jeans, black top, quilted leather bag, and black boots. She was the inspiration for today’s post along with Jessie Bush above in a camel double breasted midi coat.

  1. Camel Midi Coat – COS, $290 (nearly sold out) also like Vince, Nordstrom $521 (jacket in the first picture), Belted Wool Coat Mango, $299, Tie Wrap Coat Mango, $229. Mango is doing 30% everything today.
  2. Sophie Buhai Double Circle Earrings Nordstrom, $375.
  3. A.L.C. Karlie Top Shopbop, $150. Shopbop is doing up to 25% off all inventory today.
  4. Dazzler Ankle Straight Stargazing Mother, $208.
  5. Saint Laurent LouLou Small Quilted Bag Net-a-Porter, $1950.
  6. Freda Salvador Boot Nordstrom, $415. For a chunkier boot which is trending now Prada Lugged Sole Boot Neiman Marcus, $790.

 

Lots of great Cyber Monday deals at Nordstrom & Intermix (30% off everything at Intermix). Check out all my sale picks here.

Nordstrom Sale
 

Intermix Sale
 

So Slipin’ Cozy

I love the look of a cozy sweater mixed with a silky slip skirt or dress. I recently picked up an oversized White + Warren sweater that I will be wearing with an AqC silk skirt. I’ve listed some other favorites below.

  1. Raey Slip Skirt Matches Fashion, $245. Also comes in silver and black.
  2. Nili Lotan Slip Dress FRWD, $545. Look for less here.
  3. Cami NYC Dress Shopbop, $330.
  4. Anine Bing Slip Skirt Anine Bing, $249.
  5. Vince Cashmere Double Slit Turtleneck Nordstrom, $425 also comes in camel. Size down.
  6. Vince V-Neck Dolman Sleeve Sweater Nordstrom, $395.
  7. Oversized Zebra Sweater White + Warren, $435.
  8. Remain Birger Christensen Sweater Net-a-Porter, $230.

Photo: Funda Christophersen

Free Peeps

I love when I come across a Ulla inspired top but not with an Ulla price tag. That’s the case with the above Free People Laura top that I plan on wearing with my Levi cropped flares, and a pair of brown suede boots like these from Vince (more sizing here).

You Com-pleat Me

Pleats are front and center for fall being worn in leather, silk, and with asymmetrical hems.

  1. Faux Leather Skirt J. Crew, $120. Runs big size down almost sold out.
  2. Black PU Mini Skirt Topshop, $55.
  3. A.W.A.K.E Mode Double Trouble Midi Skirt Net-a-Porter, $625.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Ganni Pleated Georgette Skirt Shopbop, $170.
  7. Acne Bico Suiting Skirt Shopbop, $570.
  8. Pleated Midi Skirt J. Crew, $98.
  9. Ted Baker Colorblock Pleated Skirt Norstrom, $245.
  10. Vince Paneled Pleated Crepe Skirt Vince, $345.

Shirtdress

A shirtdress is a great piece that can transition from summer into fall. Throw a sweater over it for an evening out. I love the way Gwyneth Paltrow is wearing it above with white Birkenstocks and simple jewelry.

  1. Alex Mill Shirtdress Nordstrom, $86. On Sale! Lots of Alex Mill on sale at Nordstrom (shop here).
  2. Pinstripe Shirtdress Everlane, $80. Belted version here.
  3. Vince Oversize Shirtdress Nordstrom, $206
  4. Pinstripe Shirtdress Frame, $375.
  5. Frank & Eileen Button Down Dress Shopbop, $248.
  6. Short Puff Sleeve Dress Goop, $395.
  7. Arizona White Birkenstock Dillards, $99.
  8. Axiom Chain Link Bracelet Missoma, $123. Similar to above.
  9. Leather Fringe Bag Mansur Gavriel, $695. Love the way this color bag looks with a blue and white pinstripe dress. Also comes in mini.

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

 

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

Crop Top

A cropped jacket is a Summer wardrobe staple. It can be thrown over dresses, skirts, and jeans.

  1. The Range Cropped Jacket Net-a-Porter, $395.
  2. Rag and Bone Fleet Jacket Rag and Bone, $295.
  3. Pistola Camilo Crop Jacket Bloomingdale’s, $108.
  4. Tibi Finn Cotton Twill Jacket Net-a-Porter, $486.50 additional sizing here. Take and Extra 15% off Net-a-Porter Sale today with code Extra 15.
  5. Vince Belted Cropped Jacket Moda Operandi, $495.
  6. Topshop Cropped Jacket Nordstrom, $75.
  7. A.L.C. Lorimer Jacket Neiman Marcus, $395.
  8. Amo Denim Patch Jacket Bergdorf Goodman, $375.

Shop Net-a-Porter additional 15% off sale here.

Out of Africa

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A friend of mine is embarking on a trip of a lifetime a two week African Safari. I was pulling some clothes together for her and realized you don’t need to be going on an African Safari to take advantage of the army/utility trend. These pieces are great for everyday life and traveling over Spring Break and Summer.  Think Banana Republic in the 80’s…I still covet my army shorts I got from there.

  1. Xirena Alyx Top Army Green  Shopbop, $184 click here for white. Lightweight cotton gauze fabric perfect for warm climates. Xirena makes the best travel essentials made from light weight cotton and comfortable loose fitting styles.
  2. Alex Mill Solid Sweater Nordstrom, $110 Alex Drexler (son of Mickey) launched Alex Mill in 2012 they set out to design well crafted classic essentials. It’s now being carried at Nordstrom and Net-A-Porter.
  3. The Great Frayed Army Shorts Shopbop, $235 (additional sizing click here) & Veronica Beard Short Shopbop, $250
  4. Alex Mill Stretch Jumpsuit Nordstrom, $178 & Sundry Belted Jumpsuit Shopbop, $178 The Sundry jumpsuit is made of lightweight cotton gauze fabric.
  5. Ganni Halter Swimsuit Matches Fashion, $160
  6. Xirena Draper Pant Shopbop, $156 & Frame Paperbag Pant Shopbop, $275 look for less Paperbag Utility Pant Topshop, $75.
  7. Sydney Evan Snake Ear Cuff Saks, $575
  8. The Great Rick Rack Pant Nordstrom, $285 & Nili Lotan Cropped Military Pant Shopbop, $325 look for less Madewell Stovepipe Fatigue Pant Nordstrom, $78
  9. Panther Ring Bloomingdale’s, $1200 & Panther Bracelet Bloomingdale’s, $600
  10. Sydney Evan Elephant Necklace Saks, $795
  11. Vince Utility Shirt Shopbop, $265 additional sizing click here.
  12. Ganni Camera Bag Matches Fashion, $115
  13. Loewe Elephant Crossbody Bag Farfetch, $1,390
  14. Utility Jacket Everlane, $78 Runs big size down & Madewell Military Jacket Nordstrom, $98
  15. Ganni Hewson Wide Brim Hat Matches Fashion, $100
  16. Xirena Wren Cotton Dress Mother, $350 & Xirena Chelsea Gauze Dress Mother, $249 Not pictured above. Two great lightweight cotton white dresses for travel.

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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 that I like with a look for less alternative.

  1. Ulla Johnson Delma Pullover $595 look for less Line & Dot Jasper Fringe Cable Knit Sweater $92
  2. Zimmerman Wrap Dress $595 look for less WAYF Barry Dress $128
  3. Chanel Espadrille $725 look for less Sam Edelman Krissy Espadrilles $90
  4. Jenni Kayne Mink Slide $495 look for less Madewell The Jackson Shearling Slide $69.99
  5. Vince Slip Dress $295 look for less Topshop Satin Slip Dress $68
  6. Aninie BING Bar Silk Skirt $229 look for less re:named Jully Tiger Midi Skirt $50
  7. Max Mara Teddy Bear Coat $3,590 look for less MKT Studio Madime Sherpa Coat $284 & Other Stories Faux Teddy Coat $179
  8. Isabel Marant Crisi Boot $680 look for less Rebecca Minkoff Chasidy Low Bootie $148
  9. Kule The Sophie Cashmere Sweater $298 look for less Goop Entireworld World Sweater $95
  10. Chloe Fur Slide $660 look for less Birkenstock Daytona Shearling $130
  11. Acne Jensen Leather Ankle $560 look for less Other Stories Chelsea Boot $155

Luxe Tux

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Alexa Chung was spotted on the red carpet donning this luxe looking tux! It’s a classic, elegant, and sleek look that’s perfect for your festive holiday jaunts around town. Below are some options to create a similar look.

  1. Club Monaco Kessi Jumpsuit $350
  2. Club Monaco Nimah Blazer $295
  3. Vince Tuxedo Jumpsuit $445
  4. Theory Straight Velvet Trouser $325
  5. Theory City Strapless Jumpsuit $495
  6. L’Agence Keely Blazer Mini Dress $595 look for less BB Dakota She Means Business Dress $98
  7. MOTHER The Rascal Ankle Fray with Gold Trim $238 A casual take on a tuxedo pant. These are easy to dress up or down and very comfortable.
  8. Thomas Mason for J. Crew Tuxedo Shirt $138

Barney’s is having a 50% off shoe sale click here to shop the sale. A couple highlights from the sale Chloe ballet flats & Manolo Slingbacks & Alaia Satin Heels & Gianvito Rossi Velvet Boot. My julesee SHOP IT store is being updated daily don’t forget to check it out.

photo: Alexa Chung

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