I tend to like the same things over and over, which is probably good to know because it means that most of my stuff stay awhile in my closet. And when I zero in on an item, I also check that item all the time just to see if I can get a deal. Unfortunately, there are just some things that simply don’t go (or hardly ever) on sale because they’re always sold out.
Such as when a particular item/silhouette from a brand gets so coveted that it’s almost always on pre-order and a few seasons later, it gets copied by fast fashion brands. And you simply can’t get these on sale, at least for now. These are this year’s forerunners:
And if you’re not ready to take an expensive plunge, thankfully, there’s a list for that, too:
It’s the holidays and Black Friday is just around the corner – need I say more?
P.S. A note on the links: I tend to stick to certain websites (heavy on Mango, Topshop, Net-a-Porter, Zara) because I prefer the items to be by themselves and not worn by a model. For this particular list though, I found quite a lot of great party dresses on Anthropologie.com and great Aussie labels on Fashionbunkr.com.
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted The List and I know that for a lot of people experiencing the beginning of winter, this particular list might belong way in the future. Because, really, can you imagine wearing white sneakers in the winter sludge? I can’t and I suggest that you don’t even try. After all, the idea of the white sneaker is to be comfortable *and* polished. So scuff marks are not allowed and certainly, neither are dirt marks. For a guide on how to keep them that way, head over to Fashionista here.
But for some of us living in perpetual summertime, the white sneaker is a tempting trend to try – it’s classic and it looks so effortless. The inspiration for pairing it with a tulle skirt is pure whimsy on my part. I tried on this tulle skirt yesterday and immediately thought of white sneakers. I also happened to be wearing a white button down and it just seemed to work. Splurge or save on this trend, it’s entirely up to you.
By the way, check out my published post on Seeking Alpha here about fast fashion retailer H&M.
As we sail into mid-August (already?), I’m starting to look more into transitional dressing and button down shirts are perfect for this. This classic can add polish to this summer’s (and beyond) denim trend and can also dress down an outfit. Need proof? Recall Sharon Stone pairing a Gap white shirt from her husband’s closet with a Vera Wang evening skirt during the 1998 Oscar’s – that look is unforgettable and has been replicated more than a few times. The button down – it’s your new closet hero.
If you happen to live in a place where you had an infinitesimal period of spring and suddenly found yourself in the blazing heat of summer, then this list is for you. Nothing says summer than an effortless white dress, paired with sandals and statement shades. And if you’re brave enough, wear these beyond Labor day because a great little white dress can do triple duty: beach, city and office.
I like comfortable shoes and sneakers would rank at the top of comfort. But fashionable sneakers were hard to find. I had a Puma Black Label (they were just the right kind of pointy) that I used for 5 years before finally giving it up. It got me through New York rain, apple picking walks, gym time and even playing squash. As you can see, I like mixing fashion with function. This normcore trend brought all kinds of fashionable sneakers so pardon me for putting up a list of 15 items instead of just 10.
For some of us in Miami, the passing of seasons barely register: it’s either skimpy clothes weather or put a leather jacket on it weather (which means it’s a cool 70 degrees). But for the rest of the US, spring is kind of a big deal. What better way to welcome spring than incorporating lace into your wardrobe?
This style may have come, gone and come back again but I have always had this in my wardrobe since 2002. I find them to be a lot more elegant and dressy than round toe ballet flats. Plus, as a petite girl who stopped wearing heels 5 (!) years ago, the pointed toe flats give me an illusion of height especially in neutral colors. Thankfully, the style is back and there are plenty of options to choose from. Happy Monday!