currently coveting

happy friYAY chickadees. in honor of the gloriousness of this day, welcome to a round up of my latest fall wardrobe whims and desires, otherwise known as the hit list. a sartorial smorgasbord if you will, of everything under the sun I have my eye on. since attention spans are short these days, I capped it at 7 today, but trust me, the full list is much longer!

#1 cut out booties. the other night post yoga, i spied a chic little pea eating outside at Rosemary’s wearing some badass booties and had to restrain myself from asking where they were from. they were slightly western, but new york edgy, with a walkable 2″ heel — the perfect pair for current 70-degree pre-fall weather. you know, when you want the fall-ish vibe but without the hot feet? so far ive found these babies, this studded pair, a sleek version by my lover philip lim (could buy everything in his Fall ’16 collection),  a basket weave jeffrey campbell, and taupe ones by cool girl brand kaanas.


#2 a dark shearling jacket. yes, this request total counteracts the practicality of desired purchase numero uno, but i gotta find one. kind of a kate bosworth vibe, no? lurrrve this vince x563, this marked down see by chloe, dip a toe in the water with a fluffy version from nasty gal, or sell a kidney for an alc.


#3 tibi sweatersssss. like amy smilovic, your sweater game is currently STRONG. i want them all and i want them now. obsessed with this cozy military style pocket sweater, also this one, which has sleeves that can be buttoned up or left open, and who doesn’t like a pom pom? so fun. boom shocka locka.


#4 velvet slingbacks from banana. rumor has it that bananas shoes are made by vince camuto, which explains their dominance season after season while the clothes are usually questionable at best (but seem to be improving this year). i saw this chiiic pair and loved their lux simplicity (they look like manolos!). perfect to dress up jeans, wear to work with skirts or debut during thanksgiving festivities–something about turkey and velvet just feels so right…


#5 gold ear huggies, crawlers, studs and knots. the more i live in new york, the more i want to pierce my ears all over. call it some weird form of delayed teenage rebellion (trust me, i did NOT have any sort of a rebellious streak at 16…more like nerd alert) but i think the driving force behind said mutilation is all the dainty, clingy, crawly designs out there. they look best in threes, fours and fives– the more the merrier! i want these baguettes, flower huggies (similar here), an ear cuff, and this gigi hadid approved pair (find a simpler style for half the price here).


#6 this dress will be mine come holiday parties, mark my words. debating this romper too (oops!)


#7 winter shorts. these belted dvf darlings became mine last week (25% off with code FRIENDS25), after i lusted after suede shorts at intermix all of last fall. try a pair bare legged now and with tights for later. so cute with a basic t or turtleneck. not sold? sailor shorts by derek lam or a skort version by carven.


gaga for gucci

In the challenging world of retail, Gucci has made one of the biggest design comebacks in recent years. Led by new design talent, Alessandro Michele, the brand has been revitalized by taking “out there” risks (fur slides anyone?), retro silhouettes and not shying away from color and print. The result is so fresh, unusual and unequivocally Italian, its not hard to understand why the brand has been popping up on fashionistas and style mavens errrrrywhere.

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gucci spring '16

you can shop the whole fall collection here. and for those who can’t drop dolla dolla bills on the real deal, luckily for us, there are some great gucci-inspired pieces available to get the same look…


h&m patched pilot jacket


mango metallic skirt (2nd option)


metallic embellished bag


  paisley print blouse (another equipment version)

jc shoes

cross strap mules

gucci bag3

gucci sylvie embellished bag

striped pants

tapered trousers (even better, these bcbg striped pants)


floral sweatshirt

kors slides

michael kors leather slides


embellished gucci pouch

Happy first day of September to all, and happy 101st post to the Chic Pea. i’m off to santa fe for some sunshine and shopping. Jave a great long weekend and follow along with my trip on instagram here! Xx