We are ALL over the map this Friday Buy Day. We are loving the Summer sale items, but also can't contain our excitement about some cozy knits and leather skirts. So consider yourself warned that this Friday Buy Day is a schizophrenic smattering of some amazing things we are digging right now.
First up, this beautiful textured maxi dress by Cynthia Vincent. There are plenty of places that sell really inexpensive maxi dresses, but I've found that investing in a few that are beautiful enough to wear to dinner, and chic enough to last a few seasons are a much better "value" than buying a handful of "cheap" ones each Season. The v-shaped pattern on the bodice is extremely slimming to the waistline, while the low-back is sexy and elegant. The pattern and fabric are a timeless combination and at just over $200 (from over $400) you will surely get your money out of this dress for many Seasons to come.
Next Up, a new pair of skinny jeans. These are from Point Sur's collaboration with J. Crew. They are made of Japanese denim (the best) and have the perfect amount of whiskering and just a touch of distressing. With a mid-rise (9 inches) and the perfect wash, these will surely be your go-to denim for now...and later. On sale for $99 (from $198) with an Additional 30% off the sale price (code SHOPMORE), give these skinnies a try and see if you've discovered your new favorite line of denim.
The schizophrenic part of this post begins now: this (to me) is a non-negotiable staple. I know that sounds ludicrous...a faux-fur pink cropped jacket with a gray stripe on the back as a "staple?" And so...I'll explain. Living in San Francisco, you become obsessed with jackets. Outerwear in general is probably the most important aspect of one's outfit because it is the most (and sometimes) only piece visible.
I would wear this jacket over a long sleeve gray cashmere sweater with sneakers and skinny jeans, or with a cream blouse, distressed denim and high heels for an evening out. I would wear it over a cocktail dress during the Holiday Season, and bring it along as my warmth when wearing an all-white outfit. I love the shape, the color, the versatility and the price (half off...$300 from $600). A fantastic addition to my jacket wardrobe.
For those of you who are not interested in a salmon-colored faux fur cropped jacket(: here is a more subtle staple. This chambray tunic/mini-dress by Vince is chic, understated and timeless. For now, pair it with strappy gladiator sandals and a sheer pink lip. Later, wear it over leather leggings with leopard flats and a chunky cardigan. It is the perfect travel companion and can be re-invented countless times depending on how you style it (add a scarf and boots, try it with a statement necklace and oxfords, or wear it with a cropped leather vest and your Superga high-tops...the list goes on)
These will be delivered to my doorstep in 1-3 days based on the shipping information(: Love the matte black frames, gold detailing and unisex shape. I'll let you know how they look on my face but very hopeful that these will be my new favorite sunnies.
A (faux) lizard leather mini skirt? Yes, please. This is the perfect addition to everyone's wardrobe for Fall. Now on sale for under $200, this piece feels ultra-luxe without the ultra-luxe price tag. Wear it with a chunky knit and booties, or add a silky blouse and strappy heels for a party. It is sexy, interesting and super versatile.
Lastly, this super cozy chunky knit sweater. With it's wide-rolled sleeves, open knit detailing and side zipper, this sweater is sure to be a weekend favorite. Pair it with skinny sweats for a stylish leisure look, or try it with leather leggings for a date at the movie theatre. This is the perfect "I am not trying too hard, I just look this cool" sweater. I know you know what I mean.
Congratulations! You made it through this crazy post. Hope you found some pieces that you love, whether for Summer, Fall or a little of both.
Have a great weekend!!