Coats, coats, coats...they're an A/W wardrobe staple. This season I found myself drooling over the infamous "Teddy Wrap" coat by Copenhagen-based brand GANNI. Dying to get inside the strawberry ice pink one. At 299 euros, I can expect to fork over around $370. Totally doable. Check out @ganni on instagram and you'll see how scrumptious this coat looks on others. MUST HAVE.
Ivy Kirzhner. It was love at first sight. All that 18k gold hardware. I was like a moth to a flame when I saw these leather "Bowery" boots. At $750 they're definitely the splurge on my list. Scan the IVY KIRZHNER site. What don't you want? Obsessed. Based out of my favorite city, SoHo. Made in the USA is always a plus. Check out @ivykirzhner on instagram.
I've been a forever fan of Flea Bags. Based out of New York, these limited edition leather & canvas combo totes, duffle bags and clutches are exquisite. I own one of their clutches and have been eyeing their "Original Flea" in prussian blue for some time now. At $440 it's within what you'd typically spend on a handbag, except not everyone will have a Flea Bag....the name cracks me up. Follow along with @fleabg via instagram.
I. LOVE. JEWELRY....simplified statement pieces to be specific. Lately, Svelte Metals rose gold plated rings have caught my attention. I need some new baubles badly so these are definitely on my list. Simple, every day pieces. The Lancaster series rings go for $125 and $115 respectively. The nova cuff is $75. Yes please! You can follow along with @SvelteMetals on instagram to see for yourself that everyone's gotta be decked out in Svelte.
Helloooooo lover! I'm in heaven. I customized these Adidas Originals in white and gold because, why wouldn't I. I plan on double-checking my size before I click the order button because once they're customized, that's it. No turning back. But how great are these?! For a pair of "mi superstar 80s custom" shoes you'll only pay about $110. DONE & DONE. @adidasoriginals on insta.
So, sooner or later I'm going to get my hands on one of these buttery soft leather bags from Cuyana. I have yet to step into their San Francisco storefront for fear I won't be able to leave empty-handed. However, Christmas is ONLY 44 DAYS AWAY....just let that sink in for a second...yea....so, Cuyana, hopefully I'll find you in your yummy fog grey self under my tree this year...Cuyana means "to love" and so their motto is "Fewer, Better Things"...and they really want you to love your Cuyana pieces with the whole "less is more" concept. I'm intrigued. The tote above retails for $150. I want. Follow them on instagram at @Cuyana.
Halloween is just around the corner and Fall FINALLY came to California, well sort of. It's hardly long-sleeve weather but I was dying to wear this Altuzarra for Target dress sooner than later. This gypsy-ish dress accented with tassels and gold sequins was not one of the popular picks from the Altuzarra for Target collection. For me though, it was love at first sight. Black. Sequins. And a high slit going up the side. Done and done. I wore the dress with a pair of new Pierre Hardy crush velvet heels I scooped from TheRealReal.com for less than $75.
So, in keeping with the spooky theme of the month, we shot the dress in front of a beautiful but creepy Victorian farm house...and there was no way I was going past the front gate. I spook way too easily. Maybe if we had decided to shoot in the middle of the afternoon...but we took these shoots at dusk...and with the sun slowly disappearing behind the clouds, the old Victorian started to look more and more like a scene out of a horror film.
Haven't heard of & Other Stories? Well, it's time to make your introductions...especially since they've opened up their first state-side shop on Broadway in SoHo (New York). Like H&M's older, slightly more chic sister, & Other Stories is a fashion maven's treasure trove.
Everything from beauty products to bags, jewelry and shoes and of course the clothes....so much to love. The dress I'm wearing in the above shoot is from the & Other Stories S/S14 line - a collaboration with designer Vika Gazinskaya. You can actually learn more about Vika and her capsule collection for & Other Stories by clicking HERE.
I am obsessed with this dress!
photo c/o & Other Stories
I paired my Vika Gazinskaya for & Other Stories dress with accessories also the fruit of collaborations. My shades are from Peter Pilotto for Target. My shoes are from Prabal Gurung for Target. And I couldn't leave out my beautiful Harper's BAZAAR magazine for October...the cover just matched my outfit to a tee.