What gets me most excited about blogging now is the same thing that got me excited about it five years ago. Discovering cool stuff that I am completely obsessed with, and having a forum to share it in. The products that I would (and do) gush to all of my girlfriends about, and then get all of my coworkers obsessing over, too. Running a blog is different now – but the core mission, the love of a good “Stripe Find” is still the same.
I can be a little boring when it comes to my shopping choices. I say this a lot, but it’s very true. Especially when it comes to those tried & true classic pieces. I live in my Burberry trench coat so much that the cost per wear is practically in the pennies range at this point. And last year I bought this SEA dress… but this Spring I spring for this one. I mean, really
Admittedly, most of the items in today’s round-up are (well) under $100, but I had to include the fringe set and the jackets, so that pushed us over. Is anyone else beyond excited that J.Crew did their Regent Blazer in linen? So happy about this. (And it comes in so many great colors!) Another little shopping secret for you: Old Navy’s skirts
If there is one piece of advice that I could give my younger self (well, besides study hard and don’t worry about what the cool kids think), it would be to leave my eyebrows alone. For whatever reason (much to the chagrin of my mother), I obsessively plucked my eyebrows during high school into a super thin arch. Ooph. I am still paying for it today.
There are certain pieces of clothing that warrant the word “need.” A great trench coat, leggings that go with everything.. slouchy boots. And then there are the things you just want – like this pretty gauze top, or a fun ikat clutch. Want or need aside, I’m wearing a slew of my favorite things in today’s post.
Hi from Boston! I came here for the weekend for a blog project with Real Simple and NYDJ (I flew in on Thursday night and hosted a fun event yesterday afternoon at Bloomingdales in Chestnut Hill.) In the meantime I got to see some of my best friends last night, and am headed home to the Cape for the night for some family time. Then it’s back to the city tomorrow!