It starts this morning, ladies, and it is good. Up for grabs are runway items, one-of-a-kind pieces, and loads of ready-to-wear. Just to give you a sense of the savings: her dresses usually go for anything from $550 to $1895; at this sale, they’re available for $150 to $500. Similar markdowns exist for her pants, swimsuits, jumpsuits, and more. The sale ends Monday. Hop to it!
That way, you can always find it in your bag. It’s more fun, too, right? Currently, I have a boring red Apple store-issue case, and am looking to brighten things up a bit, and am wildly tempted by this leather lightning bolt, which is a little pricey, but so, so good.
And this striped number, by handbag designer Edie Parker, is just a kick.
Here’s one that’s on the quieter side of loud, but still nicely bold.
An embroidered case is a clever thought.
Just a really good leopard print—and it’s made of snakeskin.
Don’t you hate falling in love with makeup that’s part of a limited edition run, and therefore can’t become part of your regular regimen? This is just what happened with a certain MAC lipstick that Tribeca Mom brought me from the Redbook beauty closet a while back, and the whole situation had me in a mini-panic. I never get compliments on what lipstick I’m wearing, but when I have this on, I do. It’s a rich, berryish shade, very cheery, a little sexy, somehow not too much. I’ve been dreading the day I run out, and I wear it so much that day is fast approaching. So I went to Bigelow, where the ladies behind the counter know their stuff, and asked for the closest match they had. They came up with this—it’s called Apollo—from Lipstick Queen. The match is almost perfect, and I consider the day to be saved.
And here’s another find from my friend Andrea—queen of the no makeup-makeup look: Charlotte Tilbury’s Wonder Glow, which does just what it sounds like: you apply it under or over your foundation or BB cream or tinted moisturizer or whatever, and it just makes your skin all luminous and fresh and younger-looking. It’s super-sheer, so you don’t feel like you’re glopping on another layer, and makes the biggest difference.
They’re from an indie brand out of Brooklyn called Greats, and they remind me of this far more expensive Alexander McQueen pair. The platform doesn’t stand out quite so much when you’re wearing them, just adds a nice amount of height. And they are seriously comfortable.
I go to a pretty laid-back yoga studio, and nobody gets too worked up about what to wear to class. But everyone shows up in tight leggings, which is something I can’t get with—my butt just needs more coverage. My solution has been to wear leggings layered with gym shorts, which is fine, but a touch unwieldy. So I’ve been stocking up on lightweight sweats, like these from fitness brand Alala. I like that they have pockets, and are nice and slouchy.
Also quite slouchy: these, from PE Nation, which I must say I’ve been wearing to lounge around the house in as much as I’ve been wearing to class. I love the side stripes and the slightly dropped crotch (which I know isn’t universally beloved, but which I think adds a wee dose of cool).
These are made of lightweight cotton and I just think they’re the cutest. However, they’re non-stretchy, so perhaps better for hanging out than poses.
This cuffed lounge pant comes in a variety of hues, but I really like the heather grey.
And finally: I think this cropped pair is just cool.
Clare V’s pom pom tassels make the best keychains—you can always find them in your bag, no matter how much junk you’ve got stuffed in there. My old blue one was looking a little trashed, so I upgraded to this multi-colored wonder, and couldn’t be more pleased.
I don’t typically go in for small bags, and this one from Kara is pretty wee, but it fits the essentials—phone, wallet, reading glasses, keys, doggie poop bags—with just a tiny bit of room to spare. And it’s such a chic shape, and has cross-body capabilities, which is essential in the life of an owner of two dogs.
It’s a joke, how many pairs of jeans I have. They are piled high on my dresser because there’s no more room for them inside. So I can’t possibly justify the purchase of these, but they are so damn perfect I don’t know if I can resist. They idle in my shopping cart even as I type.
This dress has a quiet sexiness about it that I quite like.
I know there’s something a little daffy about red trousers, but I’m somewhat obsessed with these.