Finds: Brie's Tie-Sleeve Blouse
If you’re in love with the casual flare of Brie’s tie-sleeve blouse, I hear you! What better way to look casually stylish than with a relaxed, but detail-polished blouse set above denim? Finish the look with casual ankle booties…and add an engineer’s cap or pork pie hat if you’re feeling adventurous. Brie went with pants, but I could totally see tucking this piece into a denim midi skirt as well and finishing the look with knee or OTK boots. The piece is the Christine blouse from Cleobella via The Next Native and a very few are available here.
Consider these alternatives as well:
1. Etoile Flare-Sleeve Top from MinkPink via The Next Native
2. Bow-sleeve Top from J. Crew Factory in deep red, ivory and black
3. Lucky Brand Tie-Sleeve Top via Zappos (also in burgundy)
4. Karina Tied Bell-Sleeve Blouse from Dear John
Nikki slayed her trip to Cannes in the summer of 2016, wearing – among other fab pieces – this incredible lace dress (the Azalea) from Self-Portrait. For anyone who has been craving a stunning lace fit and flare piece ever since (*raises hand*), check out this awesome look-for-less from ASTR at Nordstrom. It includes the beautiful, feminine all-over lace styling, including the cutwork edges at the bodice, the (adjustable) spaghetti-strap design and the sweet shape, all in a nice range of colors. In addition to Nikki-esque white, there’s a deep blush, a rich eggplant, a warm spiced wine, summery mint and a dreamy periwinkle. And it’s fairly affordable; how’s that for a win? A lace dress is a classic piece that will hold its style value, making this quite a nice investment. Getting your Nikki vibes on is just a bonus ;). Wear now with a denim jacket, in the summer with simple ankle-strap sandals and in the winter with a faux fur jacket and ankle booties.
In love with these ankle strap heels worn by Mckenzie? You're in good company - me too! And there's a lot to love :). They come in a yummy selection of materials and colors (blush velvet, blue velvet, yellow suede, several magnificent brocades, a sexy black netting and - my fave - a crystal-covered version..oo la la!). The chunky heel makes them easy to walk, dance, party (etc ;)) in and, because they're Steve Madden, the price isn't insane. The ability to get fab and trendy pieces that I don't have to crack a piggy bank open for is one of the things I love about this brand! The shoe is the Carrson sandal and they're available here and here, if you're craving that delish crystal covered one. Happy shoe-whoring from a fellow madam ;)
The Hunt: Teddy & Faux Fur Coats
Head over stilettos for Carmella's faux fur Teddy coat? We've flipped right along with you and started some research with an eye to buying 'cuz this is the coat of the season! They've been selling out everywhere so we had to do a bit of fancy stepping to find some that are still in stock. Fortunately, we're pretty good at fancy steps so..mischief managed :). Check these out and treat yourself...or add a little something to your gift list - for others and you! :
1. Shaggy Faux Fur Jacket by Trouve at Nordstrom
2. Textured Lapel Jacket at Zara
3. Reversible Contrasting Coat at Zara *I LOVE that this piece is reversible - wear now on the textured side. Wear later, when the fur trend has cooled, on the smooth side #WinWin
4. Chevron Hooded Faux Fur Coat from Gallery at Lord & Taylor
5. Textured Faux Fur Coat at Express
6.Kristie Coat by Jakke @ Urban Oufitters * note this piece is dark, teal blue, not black. Fabulous, isn't it? :)
7. Shawl Collar Faux Fur Coat by Gianni Bini at Dillards
8. Gray Faux Fur Hooded Jacket at Missguided
9. Oversized-Lapel Faux Fur Coat by Isaac Mizrahi at Lord & Taylor (a piece in neutral black - so hard to find rn! And a great oversized silhouette, too :) )
10. Rita Fur Coat at Free People
Finds: Barbie's FP Bodysuit
If you're looking for a simple, casual bodysuit...or just neeeed a piece of clothing that's exactly the same as Barbie wore :), consider the Oh Me Oh My from Free People. It's done in a soft, lightweight knit blend* fabric that happens to be machine-washable (score!) and has a versatile classic silhouette. Caveat: the deep-v will likely require an under-layer to be professional-situation appropriate, so bear that in mind when determining sizing. The best part of this piece is that it comes in a multitude of gorge colors - not only the olive tone worn by Barbie, but also lilac, rose, wine, even a cool black and white stripe. Layer it under a sheer shirt with cropped denim right now and under a bomber or faux fur coat come winter.
*I love the softness of rayon - it's hard to beat it for comfort. As a rule though, I gravitate more toward natural fabrics over synthetics or semi-synthetics like this.
The Hunt: Double Buckle Belts
If you saw Maryse's double buckle belt and decided immediately that you need one of those, I've ttly got ya covered on that! I felt the need to do some ..umm...er..."research" (just looking...honestly ;)) myself after seeing it and I'm sharing the fruits of said efforts. But really, how could I not have to have a belt that practically shares my name..twice? *innocent blink*
I don't a have a pic that shows the deets clearly enough to be 100% certain, but the Bri Bri (#1) from B-Low The Belt (a brand I looooove - don't get me started on the Moto Corset or Ramona Velvet belts!) would def be in the top picks as an exact. The Western detailing give it beauty and outfit-maker vibes and it's available in both black and silver. For a similar with a more equestrian vibe, check out the Blake Double. For a narrower (and slightly less pricey option try the Baby Bri Bri (#4), also available in either metal tone). All of the above mentioned pieces can be found here at shopbop.
If you're scheming to get one in a different shade, head directly to the brand's website and check out the petal and silver (#3)or bone and gold variations.
Feeling a bit more square? Try the Leatherock (#5) iteration at Zappos.
I fell in love with the whipstitch edging on the Rebecca Minkoff piece (#2) - get it in white to match your Kendall-inspired boots, or go with more versatile black or brown).
Edited chic always catches my eye, too, making this slim, sleek variation from Brooks Brothers (#8) an immediate hit in my book. It's available in tan, as well as black.
If you neeeeed one of these, but also need groceries and gas in your car, consider the options from Amsterdam Heritage(#7), Topshop (#9) or Accessory Collective (#6)
1. Bri Bri Double Buckle Belt
2. Rebecca Minkoff Whipstitched Double Buckle Belt
3. Bri Bri Double Buckle Belt - variant colors
4. Baby Bri Bri Double Buckle Belt
5. Leatherock 1689 at Zappos.com
6. Accessory Collective Double Buckle Faux Leather Belt
7. Amsterdam Heritage Double Buckle Belt
8. Brooks Brothers Leather Two Buckle Belt
9.Topshop Western Belt
If you took one look at Summer's impeccably cool ankle booties and went head-over-heels, I can totally join your tumble. These urban-cowboy-esque heeled lovelies are Jeffrey Campbell's Cromwell, a classic Western-themed ankle bootie that gets a boost of unfussy modernity from its deep side slits. If that wasn't enough fun, there's a hint of flash from the metallic accents at the toe and heel. The gritty fierceness is married with the practicality of a low block heel, turning them into a pair that's wearable from festival season through fall pumpkin fetes and even on into winter. They're offered in plain black leather, as well as black or blush suede, python, taupe velvet or taupe suede (all at Nordstrom) (black & taupe suede also at Shopbop).
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