Friday Buy Day 5.21.16

It's Friday again, which means it's Buy Day again (and you may even have some funds saved up because we haven't written a Friday Buy Day in a couple of weeks!).  The weather is warm(ish) and we have some fun BBQ's and end-of-the-year parties lined up, so this week we are bringing you our favorite sale/deal picks with Summer on our minds.

                                                           Summer Staple

                                                           Summer Staple

Here is your Summer top.  A crisp white cotton, a delicate off the-shoulder sleeve and an elastic neckline to accommodate for movement.  Wear it with denim shorts and sandals, or tuck it into high-waist, wide-leg culottes for an on-trend look!  At $46 (yes, I repeat $46) this darling top will definitely up your warm weather game without emptying your wallet.

 

Oh, and those denim shorts we just mentioned...here they are.  More of a "boyfriend" interpretation, this perfectly distressed pair by BlankNYC are slightly slouchy and the perfect mate to an off the shoulder top or an open knit tank.  Wear them with white sneakers and a striped tee for a chic nautical look or try them with a leather jacket and gladiators for a more downtown vibe.

As everyone knows, we have a mild to severe obsession with high-tops but when high-tops won't do, we love these netted "low-tops" by Tretorn.  A true classic, we love these sneakers paired with just about everything.  Try them with an embroidered top and chambray skirt, or add a little edge and wear them our favorite way with distressed cut-offs and a moto inspired leather jacket...the Panama hat is optional(:

We know it's almost Summer but that doesn't mean you won't be wearing a jacket...even Southern California nights can be chilly...not too mention everything looks better with an awesome black leather jacket.  This one is under $275(!!!!!) and is made of calfskin leather with perfect moto inspired detailing, no rockstar boyfriend required(:  The sizing is UK so subtract 4 to get your US sizing (i.e.: UK size 10 is US size 6) and get your true size.  This brand can run a little small, but the best black leather jackets are fitted and worn with confidence.  Treat yourself to a staple that will never go out of style.

How darling is this outfit?  Wear are loving the matching top and skirt combo trend and at under $150 for BOTH this is the perfect way to indulge in a trend without feeling wasteful.  With delicate embroidered trim and a feminine flounce style, this ensemble is sure to invite some complimentary discussion.  Wear it with ankle wrap sandals for a chic, casual look or try it with platform wedges and a top-knot for a friend's shower.

Lastly, this darling poncho by Ella Moss.  Now $93 from $258, we love this caftan style topper as a poolside cover-up just as much as we love it with skinnies and wedges.  The fringe detailing is spot-on and the pops of orange are a cheerful addition to the heathered oatmeal color.  Wear it on a plane with white jeans and sandals,  or pack it on your next trip (takes up virtually no space and  is super versatile).  This is a great piece for a great price.

Happy Weekend!

 

Cheers,

Cate & Shannon

Friday Buy Day 7.10.15

Clearly, San Francisco weather (it is currently raining) does not dictate our Summer purchases.  This week we are bringing you some more stylish must-haves...all on sale, of course.

First up, this darling top.  Slightly sweet, and slightly sexy it is a perfect top to pair with lacy shorts and sandals or flared denim and wedges.  It is $69.95 from $130 and an additional 20% off the sale price with code SALEAWAY.  Get yours, and head to your next backyard BBQ or Happy Hour in style.

Next up, these chic shorts from Ella Moss.  The lace is feminine and flirty, the banded waist is really flattering and they would look just as lovely with the silk blouse (above) as they would with a denim button-up.  At $78, you will get your wear out of these in no time.

I am totally obsessed with these sandals  They instantly make an outfit, and the olive green color goes with virtually everything.  I picture them with grey skinny jeans and a slouchy white tank, or try them with a Texas Tuxedo (denim on denim) to add a little glam factor.  They are now an ADDITIONAL 40% off the sale price...making them around $85 from $200.  Sold.

Lastly, I must confess...I bought this beautiful embroidered cover-up yesterday because I couldn't stand the thought of it selling out in my size.  I love the scalloped edges, the wide sleeves, the v neck and creamy color!  Gorgeous over a swimsuit..or add a gladiator sandal and a straw hat and for the perfect margarita sipping ensemble.  It is around $100 from over $200, and from now on will never go absent from my packing list.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Friday Buy Day 6.26.15

This Friday Buy Day is extra special as we approach the Fourth of July!  We are bringing you our top picks for this fantastic Holiday with enough time for shipments to arrive before the big BBQ.

First things first, high-waist denim shorts.  This collaboration with Alexa Chung and AG is a good one and these cut-offs are the perfect mix of casual cool.  Great rinse, perfect length and look just as cool with a cropped lace blouse as they do with a boyfriend button-down.

Next up, this beautiful embroidered blouse.  We love the softly flared sleeve, the tassle detail on the neck-tie (although personally I'd leave the tie undone for a more relaxed and open neck-line) and the bronze, royal and cream color combo.  Pair this with ripped denim and metallic sandals (see below) for a chic but effortless look, or try it with cut-offs and an open-toe bootie for an edgy and bohemian vibe.

This bathing suit by Lauren Moffatt epitomizes patriotic style.  The floral print is a little bit sweet while the bandeau cut-out is a little bit sexy.  This would look fantastic with denim shorts and a fringed straw hat for milling around the pool.

We love a graphic tee or sweater and this one is perfect to pack for your 4th of July getaway.  Wear it with ripped jeans and a head-scarf for a playful yet casual look, or try it with a denim shirt underneath, skinny sweats and sneakers for a cozy evening around a fire roasting s'mores!

I DIE for these cullottes.  If you are inclined to indulge in this latest trend, these are the pants (shorts?) for you..and they are now an ADDITIONAL 20% Off the sale price of $79 with code SALEAWAY!  Love the print, love the shape, love everything.  I picture them with a cropped blouse, and strappy heels (red suede would look great!) for a Fourth of July fete that is a little more dressy than a backyard BBQ.

Lastly, these rose gold sandals will be your go-to shoe of the season and are now on sale for $99 (from almost $200) and are an additional 20% for a limited time.  The twisted silk rope, rose gold color and the tassle details make for a sophisticated take on the Grecian trend.  They would look great with the ethereal embroidered blouse (mentioned above) and denim shorts, or pair them with a breezy maxi.  These are the perfect sandals for an evening when you want to feel a bit dressy but don't have the energy to wear a high-heel.

And there you have it...our top picks to be the best-dressed guest no matter where your Fourth of July plans are taking you!!

 

Friday Buy Day 6.5.15

We're doing something a little different this Friday Buy Day and instead of featuring a handful of separates to add to your wardrobe, we are bringing you our favorite Summer outfit.  Meaning, if the weather cooperated, and we had to wear one outfit everyday, this would be it (and of course it is all on sale!).

The ensemble is simple, yet stylish.  The heather gray racer-back muscle tee is the perfect foundation piece for the cotton candy tweed jacket, keeping it from looking too sweet.  The gray color picks up on the silver button and zipper of the jacket and the ripped cut-offs are an unexpected addition to a more "ladylike" jacket.  The jacket is a cotton-blend making it the perfect weight for an extra layer.  I wasn't sure if I could pull off the whole birkenstock trend...it didn't quite feel like me.  But somehow, add some sparkles and I am all about those "hippie" sandals (:

1.   Gray Racer-back Tee ($19.95)

2.   Pink Tweed Jacket (now $349 from $582)

3.   Distressed Cut-Offs (now $39)

4. Sparkly Sandals (now $79)

All of these items are fabulous separates, and as a whole they create our favorite Summer ensemble.

Friday Buy Day 5.22.15

As we head into this Memorial Weekend we are bringing you some easy breezy separates that appropriately lend themselves to BBQ'ing burgers and sipping on margaritas.

First up, these darling overalls from Madewell.  They are the perfect length with just the right amount of distressing.  I love overalls for Summer...they are really versatile, and while they certainly can seem "youthful", there are ways to make them feel a bit more sophisticated.  Try pairing them with an off-the-shoulder blouse and espadrilles for the perfect combination of feminine/tomboy.

Oh...those espadrilles I just mentioned.  Here they are.  These are so stylish and I absolutely love the ankle wrap for a bohemian take on a more classic shoe.  The color combination allows you to wear them with anything and the peep-toe will perfectly display your pedicure.  While these are sold-out online (except for mini sizes)...I took a lot of time to check stores all across California and they are largely IN-STOCK in stores (almost all sizes at the Grant Street location for you SF peeps).  They are an ADDITIONAL 40% off the palatable price of $118.  Reserve yours today (online) and pick up in a store near you.

This darling blouse from Topshop is a Memorial Day Weekend must have.  At $52 it is well within budget and oozes bohemian femininity.  The lace detailing is sweet, while the shoulder exposure is sexy.  This would look fantastic underneath overalls for a more fashion-forward ensemble, or try it with high-waisted denim and wedges for an evening with friends.

Some call it a mumu, I call it fantastic.  Any chance I get to wear a floaty trapeze dress, I take.  This one from Free People is on sale for $88, has a cool cut-out in the back, a flattering v-neckline, and long sleeves which I always appreciate.  Pair it with gladiators and a straw hat for a Memorial Day BBQ, or pack it on your next trip as a chic cover-up.  It's easy, stylish and needless to say...it is comfortable.

 

Hope you enjoyed this week's Friday Buy Day and hope you have a safe and celebratory Memorial Day weekend.

Cheers!