October 29, 2014

Shop My Closet

I'm having a little blog sale here this morning. I've been slowly cleaning out my closet for the last month, reevaluating every single item. It's quite amazing (scary, really) how many items no longer fit me. Size 0?! Really? When was my behind ever that small? I think I kept holding on to some of these pieces hoping someday I could squeeze myself in them again. Let's face it though, despite my efforts my derriere only continues to expand - not shrink. It's time to let the 'skinny' clothes go (and a few other unused pieces too). This is round one of my listings. More to come next week! All the items are available on eBay. If you see anything that could get some love in your closet don't hesitate to email me with any questions you may have.
  1. Leifsdottir for Anthropologie black floral embroidered pencil skirt - size 2
  2. Anthropologie Akebono pink floral halter dress - size 0
  3. J.Crew Tilda oxford rhinestone top - size 0
  4. Seventy Two Changes white oversized short sleeve blouse - size XS
  5. J.Crew neon coral convertable clutch / crossbody bag
  6. Willi Smith gold pleated skirt - size S
  7. J.Crew navy blue "crinkle" shift dress - size 0
  8. J.Crew Salina pantent leather ballet flats - size 8
  9. J.Crew gray floral print t-shirt - size XS
  10. Joystick pink hand embroidered t-shirt - size S
  11. Desmo beige leather satchel bag with wicker flower closure
  12. The Limited gray linen Cassidy fit trousers - size 0
  13. Sky blue knit top with snake medallion - size XS
  14. Pilcro for Anthropologie Carrol black suede wedges - size 8
  15. Express aubergine beaded neckline silk top - size XS
  16. Madewell pink silk cutaway skirt - size 2
  17. Armani Exchange lavender halter top - size XS
  18. J.Crew ivory embroidered pencil skirt - size 2
  19. BCBG Max Azria white spaghetti strap top - size XS
  20. Joystick maroon hand embroidered t-shirt - size S
  21. Zara royal blue high low maxi skirt - size S
  22. Anthropologie Bordeaux blue Lorene draped column jersey dress - size S
  23. Blush nubuck leather Caterina Lucchi bag
  24. Aryn K studded olive green short sleeve top - size S

October 27, 2014

Magenta Pleats

{J.Crew dress (very similar here), Zara jacket and clutch (similar jacket here and here), Saks Fifth Avenue pumpsKaren Walker sunglasses, BaubleBar earrings, Nars 'Schiap' lipstick}

October 24, 2014

October Wishlist

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October 22, 2014

Oxfords and Cableknit

{Helmut Lang jacket (similar here and here) and pants (love these ones), Kate Spade shoes (here in caramel, also similar here) , unknown brand bracelets (all from Nordstrom Rack), Zara sweater (similar here), Derek Lam bag (from T.J.Maxx), Karen Walker sunglasses}

October 20, 2014

Sunday Glam

{Anthropologie jacket, Zara skirt (similar here) and faux fur stole, Stuart Weitzman booties, Sophie Hulme bag and Karen Walker sunglasses (scored both during Shopbop's friends and family sale), Kate Spade earrings, Nars 'Palais Royal' lip color}

October 16, 2014

Autumn Cape

{Cuyana cape, J.Crew sweater, Madewell jeans, Jean Michel Cazabat boots (similar here and here), Mansur Gavriel bag, Prada sunglasses (from Nordstrom Rack), Rebecca Minkoff bracelet (similar here), Kenneth Cole ring}

October 13, 2014

Poppy Dress

{eShakti dress c/o, Elizabeth and James blazer (similar here), Saks pumps, Kate Spade clutch, Rachel Zoe belt, Gorjana necklace (similar here)}

Have you heard of eShakti yet? In case you haven't, it's an online shopping site that offers beautiful, timeless pieces you'll love for years to come (I especially love their selection of dresses). All of their clothing comes in sizes 0 through 36 and can be customized for style or fit. I can't even tell you how often I come across a skirt or a dress that I love only to find out that it's a couple of inches too short to flatter my body. Occasionally I will even give in into these purchases hoping to find some type of solution to add the much needed length. Well, guess what, several years later those pieces are still hanging in my closet completely untouched, because I never happened to find that perfect fabric or lace trim to attach to the bottom of the garment.

With eShakti I can choose any dress or skirt and make it the exact length I want. That's what I did with this embroidered poppy number. I chose below the knee length, which I find to be the most flattering. I also added short sleeves and removed the outside pockets to avoid extra volume in the hip area. I decided to go with the regular size, although I would strongly recommend customizing it to achieve the best fit. Be sure to measure yourself properly. You may want to ask someone to help you. Whether you choose to customize the item or go with the standard size it is very important that you compare your measurements with their sizing chart, which may be different than those of the brands you're used to. I made a mistake of grabbing my typical size even through my measurements were suggesting I may need to size up. I definitely could have used a bit more of a breathing room around the rib cage. Oh, well, I guess it will be another motivator to continue my sugar ban.

Right now eShakti is giving $25 gift coupons to those who register at their site! How cool is that?! I have my eyes on this classic scalloped neckline LBD and this adorable Peter Pan collar number.

October 6, 2014

Red Wide Leg Trousers

{DVF trousers and Vince jacket (both from Nordstrom Rack, similar pants here and here, similar jacket on sale here), J.Crew sweater (it's on sale!), Jean Michel Cazabat boots, Mansur Gavriel bag (available in blush color here)}