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.

THE GLOW

The Glow

The Glow

The Glow

The Glow

The Glow

The Glow

The GlowThe Glow

Violet Gaynor | Calgary Avansino | Molly Guy | Jenni Kayne | Rachel Hruska | Rebecca Taylor

It’s been so heartwarming seeing all of the love going out to moms today. Every Instagram photo, Facebook post, and tweet makes my heart swell a little bit thinking about how special the relationship is between mother and child. I honestly don’t know what I would do without my mom; she’s my confidant, cheerleader, sometimes therapist, role model, and is always up for tag teaming an antique mall with me. You know, she’s mom.

In the spirit of Mother’s Day, I thought I’d share some photos from one of my new favorite sites, The Glow. Dedicated to giving us an insider’s look into some of the chicest mommas out there, I’ve easily spent hours oohing and ahhing over chubby baby cheeks and nurseries that I wouldn’t mind taking up residence in. Fashion and design aside, the site captures motherhood so beautifully through its ethereal photography. I’ve already ordered a copy of their recently released book, The Glow: An Inspiring Guide to Stylish Motherhood.

So, to all the moms out there, often the unsung heroes, thank you and a very happy Mother’s Day!

THE IT LIST: MANSUR GAVRIEL

The Pursuit of Style

The Pursuit of Style

The Pursuit of Style

I try to not to be too beholden to the dictates of those far more fashionable than myself, but every now and then I fall victim to the charms of an “it list” item.

Mansur Gavriel’s covetable handbag collection is the latest “it list” accessory to catch my eye. Perpetually sold out on sites like Net-A-Porter, Moda Operandi, and Steven Alan, I’m kicking myself for not picking one up when I first blogged about them just over a year ago.

In case you can’t tell from the photos, the classic leather totes and bucket bags are lined with the perfect punch of color. I’m positive that the lining alone would make me a million times happier when I find myself digging around for my phone at least ten times a day!

So, where do I sign up for the wait list?

Photos via Mansur Gavriel’s Instagram