I like Gabriella Wimmer almost immediately upon meeting her. And not just because she’s offered me a glass of champagne to kick off our time together (though that certainly doesn’t hurt). Gabriella is friendly, approachable, and chic – qualities that should be paired together more often. But, most importantly, Gabriella is a woman who radiates confidence and self-assuredness, qualities of a woman who has fulfilled her purpose. And there’s nothing more stylish than that.
Remember that fabulous little fluffy key ring/purse charm from Thursday Friday? Well, now you can shop their entire site and get 30% off your next purchase (including sale items) by using GIFT30 at checkout. There’s tons of fun (and also, pretty practical) stuff you can find, so this would be a great way to get started on your holiday shopping. Enjoy!
Date nights took on a very special meaning when Lucy was born. Personally, I had no idea what to expect in terms of managing our personal time with a baby in our lives. So the fact that we have amazing family members who will watch her while we go out and enjoy some time as Mr. and Mrs. is incredibly precious – and exactly what we need at the end of a long week of changing diapers. Last weekend, we grabbed a couple of drinks at DRB before catching the Bruno Mars concert (major husband brownie points). Seeing as to how I’m a wife and mom now, I went for a Betty Draper meets Wednesday Adams feel. No sense in losing one’s identity, after all…
This is my first outfit post. Considering that I’m a “fashion blogger,” it’s almost laughable that it’s taken me three years to put myself in front of the camera. Most girls jump into this right away, with zero hesitation or hang-ups. And to them, I say, “Well done!” But I’m not like those girls.
For most women, a shoe obsession trumps any other item in the accessories universe. But for me, it’s always been bags. Give me a clutch over heels any day. And if it’s handmade of buttery leather, all the more enticing. And this is what makes K. slademade so delectable. Kelsea’s pieces are the staples every girl should keep at hand. They are chic, understated little luxuries made for day-to-day functional glam. Oh, and they can be monogrammed (swoon). I’m seriously eyeing the tip pouch in pink pastel, the Brooklyn foldover clutch in black with the blue zipper (!!), and the Heather crossbody in red poppy.
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Just when I thought I couldn’t possibly love Target any more, they announced this morning that their next designer collaboration is with none other than accessory great Phillip Lim. The it-bag designer will be debuting a collection featuring more than 100 items ranging in price from $19.99 to $299.99 for apparel and $19.99 to $59.99 for accessories. Coveted pieces include bags, dresses and a trench coat for women, and shoes and a leather moto jacket for men. Travel accessories, such as a duffle bag and multipurpose pouches for women and men, round out the collection. Items hit stores September 15th, so be sure to mark your calendars. I have a feeling this is going to be another Wu/Mossimo-type situation.
Target’s next design collaboration lands in stores and online this Sunday, April 14th with a collection of women’s apparel and accessories from celebrity stylist Kate Young. The limited-edition collection features an assortment of special occasion dresses from the woman who’s styled countless celebrities and runway shows as well as worked on other famous Target campaigns – Jason Wu, anyone? Pieces range in price from $29.99 to $89.99 for apparel and $14.99 to $49.99 for jewelry, handbags and shoes. I’ve posted some of my favorite looks here but you can get a full view with prices on Target’s look book.
The indulgence continues – as does the therapy (see: previous post). So here’s another peek into one of my obsessions. I love a good tote bag. I may, in fact, simply have too many. But I’m not about to let that stop me. It’s only a problem if you admit it, right? In any case, healthy or not, here’s a selection of totes from Loquita for your indulgence and mine.
This week finds me in Scottsdale, land of red sands, lavish golf resorts, exquisite spas, and very good hair days (read: zero humidity). And while I’m here purely for work, it’s hard not to be inspired by a place with so much vivid texture and tapestry. Mostly everything here has been embellished with some sort of rich print and it’s left me hungry for more indigenous flavors. So I leave you with two little treats to indulge in mid-week, as it appears Gwen Stefani was also feeling inspired by the same.
It’s Friday, people! And while I realize it’s hardly even lunch time, I’m of the philosophy that it’s five o’clock somewhere. You’ve worked hard, you’ve survived the week, and now you’ve earned the right to treat yourself to a little happy hour therapy. And while I’m not necessarily encouraging drinking at your desk out of your coffee mug (except if you’re in catering, in which case, by all means, pop that bottle and pour!), I do support the idea of a little well-deserved indulgence. Without further ado, I bring you Friday Happy Hour. Every Friday, I will post something easy on the eyes (and the wallet) to celebrate the end of the week.
Today, let us delight in Handbags. Here are a few of my recent favorites, all brightly making way for spring: