fashion + beauty + accessories
I was so excited hear the news that COS is coming to the US and opening a retail store in New York this Spring. When people ask me what store I miss the most from living in France the answer is hands down COS. It’s a little hard to explain their clothes because it doesn’t always translate well in photos (or on a blog.) COS is a Swedish clothing brand (owned by H&M) that is all over Europe and can best be described as “Sophisticated Swedish Design” it is known for it’s structural designs and really great fabrics. It’s the kind of store where you have to try everything on because it may look boring or strange on the rack but when you put it on it has a cool asymmetrical cut or an interesting sleeve. I have a couple COS dresses and whenever I wear them I always get people asking where I got them. They are my go-to black dresses for events because they are comfortable, look cool and are different without calling a ton of attention to themselves. The other thing I should mention is that the fabrics are really good quality, I’ve been really impressed with how they feel and wear. The pricing is J.Crew-ish which for the design and quality ends up feeling like a steal. I’m thrilled I only have to go as far as New York to fill my suitcase instead of all the way to Europe. Fingers crossed they will also start shipping to the US too. I guess I won’t be able to say nonchalantly anymore, “Oh this ol’ thing…I got it when I was in Paris.”
Hello from Australia! I’ve been having such a great trip, this place is amazing. I just wanted to pop in real quick and share a few of my favorite Australian Brands. There are so many good ones but here are a couple I’ve been inspired by this trip. Have a great weekend!
Ever since I heard about Diner en Blanc, I’ve been wanting to plan a similar party of my own. But, it would be fun to add a twist to the festivities and make everyone wear shades of gold (perfect for the upcoming holiday season.) Here’s what my outfit would look like… what about you?
After a cold summer, San Francisco is finally starting to warm up. And that means it’s Pop Up Dinner Party season! Over the next few weeks, I’m really looking forward to celebrating outdoors. And I’ve picked out a few things that will help me celebrate in style. What are you adding to your wardrobe this fall?
I was feeling like I was in a major fashion rut last month and decided I needed some new outfits. Choosing clothes can be difficult because when I work I need to feel comfortable but I always feel pressure to try to look cute for meetings. Here is my latest “uniform” I’ve been wearing lately. I got this shirt from Golden Tote. I tried out their program for the first time last month and I really loved it. Basically, when you sign up, you pick out a few clothing or accessory items that you like and fill out a style profile. Then, Golden Tote mails you a tote bag filled with the items you selected – along with a bunch of surprise pieces. It was fun to see what their stylists picked out for me. I’ve been wearing this shirt nonstop for the past few weeks (see me in it here and here). It’s perfect for layering, so it’ll easily transition to Fall. I also really loved this Grecian Maxi Dress, which is still available if you want it! Golden Tote just launched all the new items for their September sale. I took a peek yesterday and already spotted a bunch of items that I’d love to add to my collection. It’s perfect if you are too busy too shop. (ps: red clogs from here.)
Here are a few of my favorite things on the Golden Tote site right now:
This post is sponsored by Golden Tote: a surprise shopping spree bundled up in a cute, canvas tote bag and delivered to your door.