The Shopbop Friends & Family Sale ends tonight! Get 25% off almost everything with code FAMILY25. It’s one of my favorite sales of the year since you can buy brands that don’t normally get marked down and pieces that tend to sell out before they go on sale.
I finally bought this bag because I’ve been eyeing it for so long. Shop the post below.
Another shoot in the Sweet & Spark series! Brooches tend to have elderly lady connotations, thanks to coordinating chunky cardigans. And dickeys. Bless those dickeys.
But most of the time they don’t deserve the bad rap at all. In fact, I love the way they look on asymmetrical necklines. I wanted to wear something big and bold on the strap until I saw this one. It’s so cool and funky and looks right at home on a graphic dress. More brooches over here.
You can always tell when you’ve made a good purchase because you want to put on said garment right away. That’s what I did with this shirt even though it was really ill-advised given the glorious fall heat wave we’re experiencing.
Luckily these photos were snapped immediately after I put this outfit on because minutes later, the jacket came off and my poor silk shirt sort of wilted. It did forgive me and bounce right back later, though, and the fit makes it one of my current favorite button downs in my closet.
You know those simple gold bangles I wear all the time? These ones? They’re from Sweet & Spark. I first met Jillian, the founder, soon after her company’s launch and recently had the pleasure of running into her again (a year since we last saw each other!) at a party. I love how small SF is.
Last week I got to raid her stash for an upcoming lookbook. She picks out every piece that hits her site and I don’t know how she parts with some of it once it sells! It’s all vintage so the jewelry feels personal and unique. Here I layered up a bunch of gold necklaces to wear with my double denim outfit. More lookbook shoots to come!
Once again, these links aren’t ALL from the past week. I’m taking some liberties here. But they’re all great and well worth it!
Big thanks to my friend Alissa for many of the articles in this week’s roundup. She doesn’t have a site I can link to just yet, but you can get a sense of how cool she is by checking out her prezume (presentation resume, for those who don’t speak SF startup jargon).
Check out Vogue’s 73 questions vid with Sarah Jessica Parker. I know this series has been shared around the Internet quite a bit, but it’s for good reason. Listening to this, how much do you miss Sex and the City?! Yes, I realize SJP is not, in fact, Carrie Bradshaw (and appears to be even more delightful!), but listening to her still gave me a wave of nostalgia. Oh also, feast your eyes. Someday we’ll look back on today’s outfits and feel this way about them. Can’t wait.
Here are few time-saving startup finds, also courtesy of Alissa — Canva for easy and good-looking design templates and Fancy Hands for an affordable, ongoing personal assistant who’s based in the US. Sounds like something straight out of The 4-Hour Work Week, right?
Mmmm, pie. I love myself some pie. But I’m resigned to the fact that baking one isn’t going to happen, except maaaaybe on Thanksgiving or around the holidays. I can handle a smoothie though, and this one is so good. The combination of dates and nuts is really yummy and tastes like fall. And it’s rather healthy.
For those who are allergic to tree nuts like pecans, you can easily substitute peanut butter. And if you don’t want to go through the trouble of cracking open a coconut (our method here), you can just use soy milk or rice milk instead. It’s a smoothie. It’s very forgiving. The peanut butter combo is actually the main one pictured above, and the pecan variety is in the tall glass.
1 coconut (water and meat), or 3/4 cup unsweetened rice or soy milk
4 tablespoons pecans or 3 tablespoons peanut butter
I’ve been meaning to do a links roundup forever. So here we are! Here are a few corners of the Internet over the past week that resonated with me. And because this is my first one, it’s also a cheat week. Some of these articles and vids are a bit older, but worth including.
Lately I tend to like subtle tones. And then there is this crazy gold metallic skirt in my closet and I LOVE it. So shiny. So whoosh-y! So practical. Yeah okay, not so much. But shiny and whoosh-y, yes.
The combination of gold silky fabric and pleats is magic. I always notice a lot of this duo around the holiday season. (Also, oh my god, how is it almost holiday season?) Like this number, for instance. Liquid gold!