Friday Buy Day July 8 2016

We hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July Holiday!  We spent the weekend split between wine tasting in Wine Country and glamping in Santa Barbara, and we are still recovering from our over-indulgences in food and drink...

July is one of the best times of year for shopping, and the sales going on right now are awesome.  This week we are bringing you a mix of classic staples, Summer favorites and even a more"Fall" feeling jacket (we do live in San Francisco after all)...all on Sale!

First up, this darling pair of gladiator style sandals.  Simple, with clean and unfussy straps, these sandals offer the perfect amount of edge without trying too hard.  They come in nude and black and are now only $75 (from $150).  They look great with a flirty skirt, or denim shorts and are stylish enough to pair with ankle length denim and an off-the-shoulder blouse for date night.

A smocked waist, exposed shoulder and embroidered hemline make this dress your perfect Summer frock.  Pair it with the sandals above and grab your cropped leather jacket for an ensemble that will take you from Brunch to a BBQ in style (P.S. it is $130 with all sizes left, for now)

Claire V is one of our go-to handbag brands, particularly for the oversized clutch...and we love this linen version in a powder blue.  Crisp, classic and roomy enough for sunglasses, lipstick and your keys, this clutch has timeless appeal and an easy price tag (on sale for $82 from $165).

This is my favorite type of blouse...slightly romantic, a bit sexy and interesting without being overly noticeable (so you can wear it many times, styled in different ways).  I love the pleated silk, the tassel tie detail and the ruffled neckline...and the front is just as ethereal and breezy as the back.  Priced 40% off with all sizes left, this is a blouse you will wear now with denim shorts and gladiator sandals, and in the Fall layered under a tweed jacket with booties.


Citizens of Humanity denim are a great fit for a lot of people, and if you are one of them...these Avedon skinny jeans are the perfect "cropped" ankle length, have a good amount of stretch for a snug yet comfortable fit and the wash will take you from Summer right into Fall.  At $138 with all sizes left, your cost per wear will be well worth it. 

I know it's Summer in a lot of places, but it is overcast and cold in San Francisco (sigh) so this textured weave IRO Jacket is for all of you.  A leather belt, roomy bracelet sleeves and an open collar make this jacket the perfect topper to skinny jeans and sneakers or try it with leather leggings and boots in the Fall.  It is 60%OFF making it almost impossible not to purchase !

Okay, now back to clothing for the rest of the Country who get to enjoy sunshine in summertime. Our last Friday Buy Day pick is this darling gingham peplum blouse . Try it with white denim and ankle-tie sandals for a clean and classic look.  Or I'd pair it with distressed denim shorts and white Superga high-tops for a more tomboy take.  In the Fall, I love this with a black pencil skirt and leopard pumps for Back-to-School night, or try it with a fitted blazer, dark denim and smoking slippers. On sale for $79 with an ADDITIONAL 40% off using code SALETIME, buy your size today before it is gone.

Hope you enjoyed our favorite sale pick for this week.  Happy Friday.  Happy Weekend.  Happy Shopping.



Friday Buy Day 8.14.15

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!! 


Friday Buy Day

It's Friday Buy Day again and we don't have much time to waste with chitter-chatter.  There are tons of goodies on sale right now all over the web...J. Crew sale is additional 30% off the sale price and one of our other favorites, the Outnet, is having a clearance sale!  We have to share our top picks before they are sold out!!


First up, Rails plaid button down.  A lot of button-down style shirts can look boxy or manly.  Rails always gets it right with the perfect amount of tailoring through the middle for a slimming, but not tight, fit.  This blouse is made of a super soft weave and looks great with moto jeans and booties for a relaxed but edgy ensemble, or can be paired with skinny sweats and sneakers for a Saturday morning.  It comes in Raspberry/Navy or Cobalt/Navy with all sizes left.  At under $90 it is a great purchase you will wear regularly.


Next up, this funnel-neck sweatshirt from J. Crew.  I love the drawstring neckline, slouchy fit and pockets.  A perfect compliment to the Rails button-down mentioned above if styled with jeans and boots or jeans and high tops.  I would also wear it over a denim button-down with black leather leggings and a statement earring to make it more work-appropriate.  At 59.99 with an additional 30% off the sale price, it is a must-buy (especially for all you mommies).


I know it's loud, but what's the point of a statement necklace if it doesn't make a statement?  I love this with an equally bold printed dress for a wedding, or as the only shot of color for an all black ensemble.  At barely over $100 from $560, this necklace is sure to sell out soon.


Okay, now back to more practical items.  I LOVE these Current/Elliot stiletto biker jeans.  Day. Night.  Doesn't matter.  Love the wash, love the length (ankle length is the best for sneakers and stilettos), love the distressing and love the zippers.  For day, tuck in a plaid button down (see above) with flats, and style with a slinky blouse and embroidered high-heels for night.  Jeans are hard to buy online, but if you know that Current/Elliot is a nice fit for your body type then I would recommend buying these NOW!  All sizes left.  Only $148 (from $248).

Moto.  Midnight.  McQueen.  Need I say more?  This suede moto jacket by McQ for Alexander McQueen is only $399 (from $2000...all sizes left except 42) and is incredible.  Wear it over a feminine dress to add some edge, or pair it with a tee, and denim.  You're done.

Lastly, this chic and ethereal blouse from Parker (now on sale for $100 from $248).  100% silk, slightly bohemian with blouson sleeves and an effortlessly cool drape.  Tuck it into a pencil skirt for work, or wear with skinny black jeans and leopard booties for an evening on the town.  Timeless and feminine for the win.


Hope you've enjoyed this week's Friday Buy Day.  Get off the blog and on to shopping.