"Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life, so you bought some sweatpants." (Karl Lagerfeld)

note: I don't actually subscribe to this philosophy, but it's pretty damn funny and apropos for this blog

My favorite twists on the simple tan booty, a work-worthy dress pant, simple everyday blouse and the always-timeless LBD.

Sashay Heels at Anthropologie ($198)


A.L.C. Remingtyn Pants at shopbop ($425)


Haute Hippie Silk Wrap Blouse at Nordstrom ($265)


A.L.C. Vivica Tunic in Navy at Forward ($294)

Yabusame Necklace at Anthropologie ($598)

As my mom would say, "yipes I've got stripes!"
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Arianna Striped Jersey Dress at Net-a-Porter ($515)

LnA Long Sleeve Collar Shirt in Cream Stripe at Singer22 (on sale for $92.40)


As soon as the next paycheck comes in, it will be mine (insert sinister laugh)


Transatlantic Bag at Anthropologie ($228)

note: this dress is photographed terribly online and is much more flattering than the images suggest

Geek-chic for fall...



Bookbinder Heels at Anthropologie ($168)


Miles Frames in Hazelwood at Warby Parker ($95 with prescription lenses)




As J would say, "once you go Wang, you never go back." I have to wholeheartedly agree.

T-minus until serious sun-time in France.


Mara Hoffman Spellbound Maxi Dress at Anthropologie ($358)

I'm about 30 seconds away from buying a $600 leather dress. God help me.

A.L.C. Pleated Leather Dress in Brown at Forward ($594)

After years of lusting, I have not tired of this classic.

MIU MIU Matelassé leather shoulder bag at Net-a-Porter ($1,795)



MIU MIU Matelassé leather bag at Net-a-Porter ($1,695)

Alexander Wang Large Emile Tote at shopbop ($975)

Marc by Marc Jacobs Ursula Romper at shopbop ($358)

Rodebjer Rio Dress at Acrimony ($366)


Tan Drape Jacket at Pixie Market ($256)


From the Spring/Summer 2011 at Rodebjer.com

J needs dresses for a few bridal showers - cute but conservative, and ideally under $400...

Catherine Malandrino Cap Sleeve Dress with Side Embroidery Detail at Bloomingdales ($295)
Code BFRIENDS for 20% off until April 3)


Edun Wrap Tie Dress at Bloomingdales ($98)
Code BFRIENDS for 20% off until April 3)


Tibi Solana Eyelet Strapless Dress at Bloomingdales ($286)
Code BFRIENDS for 20% off until April 3)


Joie "Adelina" Belted Floral Dress at Bloomingdales ($288)
Code BFRIENDS for 20% off until April 3)


Aqua Sleeveless Printed Challis Fit to Flare Dress at Bloomingdales ($88)
Code BFRIENDS for 20% off until April 3)


Catherine Malandrino Sleeveless Dress with Drape Waist at Bloomingdales ($295)
Code BFRIENDS for 20% off until April 3)

I just purchased tix for a week in Provence this summer, and dreaming of all the things I'd bring with me if money grew on those lovely olive trees in Pélissanne.



Dolce Vita Idalia Flat Thong Sandals at shopbop ($163)