A few weeks ago Moda Operandi (my favorite site to visit when I’m feeling fast and loose with my budget) had a fabulous Tory Burch Pre-Fall 2017 trunkshow. Unfortunately (because I’m a bad blogger and this post has been sitting in my drafts), the trunkshow has since ended, but I still think it’s worth sharing because I find it extra inspiring.

Italian furniture designer, Gabriella Crespi, was reportedly the muse for the collection, but I can’t help but be reminded of Carolina Irving’s Manhattan apartment. Going down the design rabbit hole even further, the flower on the dress and kaftan in the first and third photos is a dead ringer for Schumacher’s Ottoman Flower wallpaper.

Though the collection is intended for Fall of next year, the jewel tones and metallics feel especially festive and relevant this holiday season. Wouldn’t you agree?


Gucci Mules

Today kicks off New York Fashion Week, and though I may be out of my depth and should stick to forecasting interior trends, I’m going out on a limb here and going on record with my prediction of Gucci’s Princetown mules as the shoe of the season.

Last year’s “it” shoe was undoubtedly the Ghillie. Everyone from Aquazurra to M.Gemi to Loeffler Randall got in on the action and it looks like the style is still going strong. Turns out comfortable and chic aren’t mutually exclusive.

Which is brings us back to the item at the top of my Fall wish list: the Princetown mule. Unabashedly old school prep but with street style cred and, of course, Gucci’s trademark quality and craftsmanship.

I think it’s time I pulled the trigger…


The Pursuit of Style | Festive Finds Under $150

Earrings | Top | Purse | Lipgloss | Heels

I’m the queen of procrastination when it comes to preparing for parties–holiday parties, weddings, you name it–I guarantee you the week before I’ll be scrambling to pull an outfit together, pick up a hostess gift, or buy something off the registry.

It’s one of my least favorite qualities and something I’m trying to work on because I hate feeling unprepared (and spending exorbitant amounts on overnight shipping–which I do more often than I care to admit…dumb).

This year I’m getting ahead of the game and have been taking note of festive finds as I’ve come across them in an effort to put a stop to my pre-party crazy. Notable finds include this top my friend Jessie clued me in to which is super cute IRL. Pair it with black cigarette pants, a statement necklace, and bold lip.

When I run out of time and my closet is the only option, one of my tried and true tricks is dressing up an old standby with new accessories. These heels are very Aquazzura-esque (I like to imagine them as the affordable love child of these and these, can you see it?) and versatile enough to take you through a myriad of events this season. The biggest baubles you can handle–these fit the bill–will distract from your basic LBD.

Last on my prep list, a gold purse. I daydream about this one, which I know would pay for itself in cost/wear over the next ten years, but sadly that rationale doesn’t jive with saving for a down payment. Whomp whomp. This one is a good compromise.

Hopefully if you share my penchant for procrastination this holiday hit list has got you covered!


The Pursuit of Style | Mansur Gavriel

The Pursuit of Style | Mansur Gavriel

The Pursuit of Style | Mansur Gavriel

The Pursuit of Style | Mansur Gavriel

$585 SOLD
Mansur Gavriel Large Cammello Tote in Dolly
Camel Leather with Hot Pink Interior

Here’s one for the fashionistas! I impulse bought a notoriously hard to come by Mansur Gavriel bag last month as early birthday present (now sold out everywhere!), buut I kind of wish I had gone with the bucket bag and it’s been sitting in the box it came in ever since.

That just shouldn’t happen with a bag this pretty–truly a crime–so I’m hoping someone will #treatyoself and show this beauty off since Mansur Gavriel doesn’t accept returns. Brand new, never worn, all tags/dust bag/etc. included.

Email if interested.


Little White Dress

Maybe it’s because I’m a procrastinator when it comes to fashion (I’m always the girl scrambling to find a dress to wear to next weekend’s wedding) or maybe it’s because I’m very much in denial that summer’s quickly fading away, but while everyone else is shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for deals on pre-fall, I’m still thinking about little white dresses.

I came across the photo above earlier this summer on Veuve Clicquot’s tumblr and have been obsessed with that little white dress ever since. I finally tracked it down, and while I’m convinced it’s perfect in every way, let’s be honest, I’d rather throw down on some amazing fabric.

If, like me, you’re still in a summer state of mind and would prefer to buy LWDs over sweaters, we’re in luck because the sales are insane right now! I’ve curated my favorites below.

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P.S Fall brides, this is the time for you to stock up for upcoming showers, the rehearsal dinner, etc. As an October bride I can promise you from experience that you’ll be so happy to have options hanging in your closet (again, I was the girl scrambling!)