Jenni Kayne’s coveted d’Orsay flats are the bomb but the price tag…um…not so much. Fortunately, Chinese Laundry now makes an imposter that looks just like the real thing for only (drum roll) $59.00. I’ll take these two…err…three, thank you!
Can’t get enough of this cheerful hue and here’s why: it’s surprisingly versatile (pair w/ blues, neutrals, lavender, grey, black…the list goes on) and not only will it brighten your look, it will brighten your mood too! Seriously. Give it a try…
A busy work (and play) schedule, as well as a broken computer, have kept me away from my usual online reads. Well, I finally sat down and caught up with a few favorites (namely Lonny) and fell in love with this amazing tropical getaway featured in May’s issue. La Banane is not your average beach resort nor the typical luxury hotel. The closest thing to a modern day Slim Aarons poolside setting, this nine bungalow compound nestled in a quite alcove of St. Barts is a hidden gem. Formerly owned by a 1950s cabaret star, the recently renovated interior beams with bright and airy hues and original teak and cane furnishings. So good you’d almost rather stay indoors–well, not really.
I mean, seriously. This place is a tropical paradise.
Say what? Hampden Clothing and it’s newly launched accesories shop James are giving away one pair of shoes $350 or under–your choice! Just tweet, pin, post or blog the picture above, more details here. My eyes are set on the Loeffler Tamsin Pump, it’s a toss up between the green and pink snakeskin or the lizard…!
With Memorial Day lurking around the corner, an homage to summer whites (the LWD in particular) is definitely in order.
There are so many fabulous white dresses right now. The By Malene Birger shift dress on the left below is one of my faves (also available in an amazing chartreuse/yellow color).
Club Monaco’s Spring Collection is also really great (seriously, check it out–especially the white/technicolor print combo below).
Zara also has some really affordable and simple options–perfect for accessorizing.
If you haven’t already, you NEED to check out the newly launched online mag Domaine. The latest from the Who What Wear gals, their sister shelter site is beaming with inspiring decor, celebrity home tours, and DIY tips. This West Hollywood two bedroom, home to actress and designer Katie Nehra, is one of my faves. I’m having a bit of a color moment and am loving the pops of bright pink, turquoise, and red. Definitely worth a read!
I put ridiculous mileage on my sandals every summer and they pretty much end up destroyed as a result–so a new pair or two to start the season is definitely in order. Here are a few on my radar, including some pretty thrifty finds.
I’m obsessed with these peep toe flats. Just adorable. Schutz Angelica Sandal, $130.
These wear everywhere flats are a steal–I mean $45? Done. GC Shoes Arena Sandal, $45.
I tried these babies on in store and they’re super comfortable–plus, the mid-heel wedge adds needed height without sacrificing comfort! If between sizes, I would size down as they seemed to run a tad large. Sam Edelman Serena, $140.00 (last seen on sale for $99.50).
Gladiators with a little gilt, can’t go wrong… Dolce Vita Cyprus Gladiator $127 (on sale).
These are just plain fun… Sol Sana Holly Sandal, $85.
At such a sweet price, these silver darlings are hard to pass up. Zara Silver Thong Sandals, $35.90.
A perfect neutral option in bone. DV by Dolce Vita Denny Sandals, $69.
You can’t go wrong with a simple gold gladiator, these fit the bill. Vince Camuto Ebi Sandal $65.50 (on sale).
Another great neutral by DV (bought these in nude last year and wore them to the ground–they’re great!). DV by Dolce Vita Archer Sandal, $69.00 (now $47.99).
Simple, sophisticated and fun. Love these metallic ankle strap wedges from J.Crew. Lillian Low Wedge, $198.00.
Loeffler Randall always delivers. These silver and woven strap sandals are one of my favorites. Loeffler Randall Dree Sandal, $175.00.
Have you seen the new Ancient Greek Sandals? They’re all really great and super high quality–worth the splurge. Ancient Greek Clio Sandal, $185.00.
With an ethnic print, neon hues, and a peplum, Anthropologie’s Daksha Stiched Top by Manish Aurora had me at hello. And, as styled via Atlantic-Pacific below, it looks equally fabulous with a full skirt as it does with skinny denim or trousers. Lady-like perfection!
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I’ve been seriously obsessed with Valentino’s rock stud collection for quite a while (check them out in the T-strap version on Olivia Palermo here and here). Fortunately, as with most good things, knock offs have followed–and they’re pretty close comparables too!