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I always think of the word “flounce” whenever I wear one of these J.Crew skirts (see here, here) but then I had the bright idea to Google the definition of it and was a bit shocked.

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    go or move in an exaggeratedly impatient or angry manner.

Granted, patience isn’t one of my strong suites so I guess maybe it is appropriate? Either way I have gotten so much wear out of these skirts that they remain flounc-y in my own mind, mmk? I have been feeling rather uninspired by my summer dresses this season so I’m already looking forward to fall inspired looks. How good with this dress be with these shoes?

And a quick PSA: J.Crew is offering 25% off their new styles right now- a perfect excuse to stock up! (And sister site Madewell has 20% off select styles!)

Outfit: Joie tank (last seen here) and shoes (on sale and last seen here!), J.Crew skirt (similar) and jacketBaubleBar necklace, Ray Ban sunglasses, Forever21 bag

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Wednesday Wish List

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I finally got in some much needed down time yesterday and was able to catch up on the blog and also the ever important Pinterest. I am feeling so ready for fall but savoring summer after 4 days in California. I almost always shop online at the same culprits: Shopbop, Nordstrom, ASOS (psst…huge sale going on right now)…but last night I could not stop pinning things from Revolve Clothing. Several pieces are included in this week’s Wish List but you can find other “wants” here, here and here, too. Just proof that sometimes you need to expand your horizons!

Hope you’re having a great week…!

Velvet by Graham and Spencer Faux Fur Vest // BB Dakota Leather Mini // Greylin Strappy Tank

Janessa Leone Lucy Hat // J Brand Mid Rise Skinny Jeans // Urban Decay Naked Basics // Marc by Marc Jacobs Sunglasses

Spencer Clutch Flynn Bag // Madewell Mira Heels // Michael Kors Double Wrap Watch // Jennifer Zeuner Wishbone Necklace

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fall 2014 investment pieces

Fall 2014 Investment Pieces

Fall is one of my favorite seasons in New York so naturally I am already looking forward to September. As I’ve spoken about in the past on this blog, over the past couple of years I have looked to quality over quantity when it comes to my wardrobe. I’ve found I wear certain pieces so much more when they are well made and I’ve spent money on them. The investment has always paid off for me and I get to wear things for years rather than months.

In this spirit I wanted to share some personal favorite investment pieces of mine and also some future ones I plan to make with the changing of the seasons. Hope you find it helpful! 

Live-in Denim: I swear by Rag & Bone denim. I instantly feel a bit more tucked in, they don’t stretch too much like other denim brands and the wear well. Their “The Skinny Jean” are my favorite pair. Second favorite are these – I wear them almost every time I travel.

Wear With Everything Boots: My love for the Rag & Bone Newbury boots have been well documented on this blog but I am preaching again today. I can’t stress how comfortable they are. Instead of buying 5 pairs of boots that you’ll end up chucking when Spring has sprung, invest in these and thank me after you see how many ways they can be worn and how many miles can be walked in them.

Get a Statement Coat: Have a good coat in your possession that doesn’t make you feel drab or like you’re hiding. A coat with good details goes a long way when you’re facing a long winter. I absolutely love this one with leather sleeves from Vince. This one is a great alternative as well for much less.

Have the Perfect Layering Piece: If you’re like me you live for layering in the fall so I stock up on black tanks and camis that can have sweaters and jackets draped over them. The Tibi ones are my favorite and I love the high neckline on this one.

Have Go-To Neutral Flats: This pair by Tory Burch stand out just enough while being neutral and able to be paired with loads of outfits. I also adore these that bring just the right touch of edge to any ensemble.

Invest in a Timeless Bag: Buy a bag that you’ll never get sick of and that you’ll love carrying no matter what you’re wearing. I love my Sophie Hulme bag for its classic shape but this tote is so sleek and yet feminine. And Sophie does the best hardware around, let’s be honest.

Have a “You” Piece of Jewelry: My friend Bridget always wears an initial ring and I love how it’s always on her hand. It’s very “her” and I think every girl should have a piece of jewelry that they never want to leave home without. I think Vita Fede’s piece are timeless and this double crystal band ring has just enough elegance with a hint of edge.

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