PRESENT PICK: FOR THE PREP

Clare V Ipad Cover

Today’s present pick is for The Prep. There was just something about the hot pink and racing stripes that immediately gave me a flash back to my rather large (and now completely embarrassing) collection of ribbon belts that we all wore so proudly in high school.

This Clare V. iPad case is infinitely cooler and it’s success as a gift surely extends beyond owners of The Original Preppy Handbook. The stripes are also a little reminiscent of Goyard, no?

So, if you have any Preps on your list, or Preps in remission (like myself) this is your gift pick. Bonus points if you find a way to monogram it!

TGIBF!

Consider the piece of pie you just ate for breakfast necessary fuel for the day’s events because it’s the big one: Black Friday! We’re shopping locally today so I got a head start on perusing last night and oh are there deals to be had!

I know we’re technically supposed to be shopping for others, but I’ve pulled together a few things that struck my fancy and have highlighted my favorite sales to shop below. Happy shopping and I’ll be back tomorrow with local recommendations for Small Business Saturday!

Holiday Party Style | The Pursuit of StyleSilk Tassel Earrings | Lightbeam Skirt | Cut-Out Booties | Chunky Cashmere Sweater

Party season is officially underway which means gold lame skirts are not only acceptable, they’re encouraged! I’m loving the look of festive full skirts paired with chunky knits for the holiday party circuit.

J. Crew // 30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping

CODE: HOLIDAY

Kate Spade Saturday // 30% off sitewide + free shipping

CODE: DEALME

Shopbop // 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000

CODE: GOBIG14

The Pursuit of Style

 La Superbe Sweatshirt | Paige Riding Boot | Pearl 360 Studs | Crossbody Clutch | Oversized Grid Checked Scarf

I spent most of the day yesterday wrapped in my sister’s blanket scarf which I think means it’s time to pick up one for myself (attempts at “borrowing” hers were thwarted).

ASOS // 30% off

CODE: TGIBF

BaubleBar // 15% off 2 items, 35% off 4+ items

CODE: FRIDAY15 // FRIDAY35

Madewell // 25% off your entire purchase

CODE: GIFTON

Piperlime // 25% off sitewide

CODE: THANKFUL25

Revolve // select items up to 80% off

A few others worth shopping:

Everlane // Everlane has established The Black Friday Fund–donating all profits for the day to their factory partners in Hangzouh, China. All proceeds will go towards updating recreational facilities for the 300 people who live and work at the factory. Looks like I’ll be updating all of my tee shirts!

Joie // 25% off sitewide

CODE: THANKS

Lulu & Georgia // spend $250, get 20% off; spend $500, get 25% off; spend $1000, get 30% off

CODE: PUMPKINPIE20 // PUMPKINPIE25 // PUMPKINPIE30

L.K. Bennett* // Black Friday 30% off sitewide

CODE: LKBBF

*I have it on good authority that these are the most comfortable heels. 30% off is good incentive to test ‘em out for myself!

Theory* // 40% off sitewide

*After hunting for months I finally found the perfect black blazer. Looks just as great with a tee shirt as it does with a dress!

FALL REFRESH WITH ROZTAYGER

More than any other time of year, Fall is the season I find myself craving a wardrobe refresh. All too often I’ll reinvest in clothing–a few sweaters, maybe a new coat, or pair of boots–and completely neglect my accessories which take just as much, if not more of a beating, season after season.

20% off at one of my favorite online boutiques, Roztayger, is about as good incentive as there gets to change that.

Now through Saturday Pursuit of Style readers will receive 20% off their purchase with code STYLE20*

The Pursuit of Style | Roztayger

MY PICKS:

The fact that I look terrible in hats is one of life’s great injustices; especially when it means I cannot own this Albertus Swanepoel camel hat. Buy it, take a selfie, and let me live vicariously through your proper topper.

I put off buying a pair of gloves every season and without fail the second my chapped fingers have had enough, all the cute options are sold out. This year I’m breaking the cycle. I will buy this whimsical cashmere pair from Oyuna.

It’s never too early to start thinking about stocking stuffers and I’ve always loved the idea of including one bigger ticket item. This passport case and these Satomi Kawakita twin pearl studs will be crowd pleasers.

You know Clare Vivier, you love Clare Vivier. Take the opportunity to stock up at 20% off. This leopard clutch is my pick. You might not be as familiar with Bonastre but their classic, structured pieces like this twin pochette bag aren’t to be missed.

*STYLE20 excludes PB 0110,  JPLC Luggage Co, Le Yucca’s and Tsatsas.

OSCAR DE LA RENTA IN PUNTA CANA

Oscar de la Renta | Punta Cana

Oscar de la Renta | Punta Cana

Oscar de la Renta | Punta Cana

Oscar de la Renta | Punta Cana

I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Oscar de la Renta last evening. It’s odd an odd feeling to be moved by the passing of a complete stranger, but the loss of monumental talent in the world is always something to be mourned.

In addition to his elegant clothes, I’ve always been particularly inspired by his Punta Cana home. His sophisticated take on coastal style has influenced my own considerably. In fact, re-visiting these photos, I’m realizing the mix of blue and white ginger jars with coral likely subconsciously inspired some of the design choices I made for our wedding. Funny how that happens.

It goes without saying that he will leave an indelible mark on American fashion; however, I’ve always appreciated his commitment to style rather than trend in his collections. A favorite quote:

“Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself”

May he rest in peace.