b-a-n-a-n-a-s bomber

a few weeks ago I saw an instagram of Rachel Zoe’s super-chic pea assistant Kendall, wearing a varsity style jacket (full post here) so you can imagine my excitement when a trip to the j.crew outlet last weekend led me to discover this similar bomber style by Madewell.

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i know the two jackets are slightly different looks- but the general cropped shape, rounded collar and leather sleeves- not to mention that I got mine for about $50 versus the $395 Rachel Zoe jacket pictured- meant that the Madewell fill-in was the perfect find for me. (especially since my fave fashionista Rachel Bilson has also been spotted in it.)

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top knot

I plan on taking a tip from RZ, and Kendall, by wearing mine with a top knot and blue button down for work. Or to top off a basic dress later this spring. How would you wear it?!

sister sister

sister dearest- can you please hit up the calypso sale (extra 50% off!) so that I can steal these amazing gems of earrings (and this too!) from your jewelry box?

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in preparation for our spring break trip- snow in Charlotte has my mind set on warmer weather- i’d wear them with:

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other great sale finds include this amazing peridot cuff, a classic leather jacket, and a winter-into-spring ready scarf. ready to take a trip yet?!

news alert

Did you know that Tibi figured out a way to combine lace + plaid + ombre in the chic-est way possible?

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This baby just secured the primo place in my new spring wardrobe. I plan on wearing it as soon as it arrives, albeit i may freeze, with my new Vince scuba jacket (first big girl jacket purchase- checking off the new years resolutions.) However, when warmer weather arrives I will be dressing it down with a jean jacket instead.

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In a dream world I would wear these killer heels by jimmy choo (read this book if you haven’t already- i’m obsessed! tamara mellon is my new idol/hero)

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but I will more likely be seen wearing this budget friendly option by sole society– such great transition shoe

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The dress has a lot going on so I think accessories will be minimal, but I’m currently loving these geometric studs by jewelmint.

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cheetah girls

During a weekly pilgrimage to Marshall’s, H and I discovered a stash of amazing v-neck sweaters by Equipment. Surprisingly enough, the leopard print version was actually from this season and about 75% of the net-a-porter price. We couldn’t decide which one of us called dibs first- but a fist fight was avoided when we found two. Its a great lightweight knit and the pattern is grown up but playful. I play on wearing mine 24/7 this winter, for both work and play. Hopefully we don’t pick the same day to wear it to the office…

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On-duty: with a camel J.crew coat, ruffled skirt, classic jewels and Jenni Kayne flats for work.

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Off-duty: with wine colored jeans, a statement necklace and a bombsh weekend bag by Chloe.

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