Trend to Try: Black Slit-Knee Skinnies

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Effortless, cool and sleek, black ripped skinnies are the winter counterpart to summer’s distressed denim–and they go with EVERYTHING!  Madewell makes a fabulous version in a super soft cotton/poly/spandex blend that literally feels like pajamas (here).  For $69 on sale, J.Crew has a pretty sweet cropped version.  Also loving J.Brand’s 620 Super Skinnies.

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DAY: Madewell High Riser Skinny Jean, $128 // Equipment Stripe Sweater, $288 // Mango Wool Blend Coat, $169 // Sophie Hulme Box Flap Bag, $645 // Vans Leather Sneakers, $65

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NIGHT: Madewell High Riser Skinny Jean, $128 // Equipment Slim Signature Blouse, $204 // Faux Fur Gillet, $125 // Loeffler Randall Pari Pumps, $245 // Miss Vara Bow Bag, $850

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Weekend Sale Finds

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Stuart Weitzman 5050 Boot (these perennial favorite OTK boots RARELY EVER go on sale) // Leopard Scarf  //  Rag & Bone Kerr Bootie // Antique Gold Cuff // Plaza Skirt //Gold Braid Collar Necklace // Blazer Coat //  Loeffler Randall Quinnie Flat //  Black & White Spotted Throw //Steven Lidiaa Ankle Boot, now $71, with code HAPPYFEET // Mixed Resin Medallion Necklace // Foldover Python Clutch

Decor Inspo: Moody + Collected

Lizette Bruckstein San Fran Apartment Den

Home to interior designer Lizette Bruckstein, this expertly curated San Francisco apartment masters the perfect balance of patina and polish.  At first glance, you would never guess the space isn’t, in fact, vintage.  Situated in a downtown highrise, Bruckstein added features like crown molding, chair rails and a vintage fireplace facade to reflect a layered, storied charm.  Rich dark paint amps up the glam factor while keeping true to the overall vintage vibe.

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Pops of chartreuse, bold geometric prints and upholstery with clean lines compliment and downplay the Victorian influences.

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These brass chairs (above) are everything–NEED to find the source…  And, can we talk about the 19th Century fireplace facade (below)?  A brilliant way to add vintage charm to new construction.

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Loving the asymmetrical placement of Victorian mirrors and vintage frames mixed with contemporary art and photographs.  The intricate lines of the mirrors mimics the busy wallpaper but provides just the right amount of polish while the contemporary artwork serves as the juxtaposing focal point.  Also loving the clean lines of the four-post bed and simple solid linens.

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Vintage Italian Brass Chair, $3200/pair | Bennett Wallpaper, $62.50 per roll | Vintage Rococo Mirror, $595 | Chartreuse/Gold Velvet Pillow, From $122 | 19th Century Louis XV Fireplace, 1st Dibs | Tall Brass Bud Vase, $25 | Short Brass Bud Vase, $45 |  Greek Key Black Pillow, $48 | Antique Gilt Mirror, Jayson Home | Turner Cabinet, $1995

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Friends & Family Sale Alert: Shopbop

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It’s on!  Score 25% off at Shopbop with code FAMILY25.  A few staples and splurges for your shopping perusal:

1.  Starting with the splurge, these insane leather pants are a must–a definite splurge but totally worthy.  If leather isn’t your thing, these vegan leggings from Blank Denim are pretty awesome, I have last year’s version and swear by them.

2.  Equipment shirts are a year round staple–time to stock up at 25% off. This one has a slimmer fit and is one of my faves.  Also love this one.

3.  A good handbag is definitely something to splurge on–I’m a huge fan of Sophie Hulme and a big believer in the all purpose day to night black bag.  This one is perfection.  Also love this Loeffler Randall cross body bag.  IllBeCa’s Murray Cross Body Bag is another fabulous option and slightly more budget friendly as is RM’s Bowery bag.  Also love the Murray bag in polka dot calf hair.

4.  Ankle boots are a season staple for sure.  Thesethese and these are perfect day to night options.  Also can’t go wrong with these.

5.  A good leather jacket, i.e. tailored to perfection, is a must and worth the splurge.  This vince scuba jacket is a perennial favorite for good reason.  Also love this one.

6.  Obsessed with this chevron stripe cardigan–a perfect fall to winter staple that would be super cute with dresses, leggings and skirts.

7. The pastel coat is everything this year.  Love this one, this one and this one.  Also obsessed with this Carven coat–a major splurge but so gorgeous.

Splurge or Save: Aquazzura Lace-Up Pumps

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Aquazzura Belgravia Lace-Up Pumps, $725 v. Sam Edelman Zavier Pumps, $99 (was $140)

This one’s a no brainer.  I actually scored the Sam Edelman version on sale–they’re insanely comfortable and virtually identical to the Aquazzuras.  Love them!

Sale Alert: Shopbop Markdowns

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New markdowns for fall??  Yes, please.  A few finds on my list:

1.  Fall means sweater weather–this cotton blend knit and this raglan cashmere thermal are the perfect counterpart to everything from skirts to leather pants.  Also love this one and this one–a steal at $63.

2.  This haircalf pencil skirt needs no explanation.  Simply AMAZING.  Might be cute with this woven bomber jacket.

3.  Obsessing over this part bootie, part sandal from Loeffler Randall.

4.  A good vegan leather moto jacket for…$73?  Check.

5.  Day to night dresses (read: work friendly) are always a necessity–love this one.

6.  Speaking of work, this versatile day tote is a fabulous option and 40% off…

7.  I live and die by skirts.  This one is a steal.  Also love this not so basic mini.

8.  This leather crop tank is adorable, would be gorgeous with this or this.  Although not on sale, I’d add a clutch in a punchy color and, of course, amazing heels.

9.  It never hurts to stock up on past season must haves–this Clover Canyon dress will be perfect for next spring (also love this one).