lux for less

My closet’s been eyeing a wealth of new goodies for the season, but my wallet’s still crying over a summer of too much travel, sun, and fun. What’s a girl to do? Find the look, for less.

Here are 5 of fashion week’s latest must haves, in budget friendly form.

fur jacket: left (helmut lang), right (zara)

statement earrings: left (furbish), right (lizzie fortunato)

gucci dress: left (scotch & soda), right (gucci)

satin mules: left (the row), right (mango)

studded denim: left (zara), right (isabel marant)

party hearty

this weekend i’m headed south for my baby sister’s college graduation. SEK– where did the time go??! it seems like just yesterday I was the one walking the lawn, drinking mimosas at 6am and tearfully saying goodbye to four years at the best school on earth. since graduation weekend at Virginia is truly a marathon of social occasions– bopping from one party, brunch, or dinner to the next, plus a few school sponsored events between, a corresponding marathon ready weekend wardrobe is required. in preparation, i rounded up a smorgasbord of spring dresses, for graduations, bridal showers, christenings and all the other warm weather events coming your way.

graphic: 1- scotch & soda 2- tory burch 3- self portrait 4- just cavalli

girlie: 1- iro paris 2- rebecca taylor 3- goodnight macaroon

floral: 1- alice & olivia 2- goodnight macaroon  3- ted baker 4- house of holland

stripes: 1- dRA  2- topshop 3- for love and lemons

wish me luck at surviving the undergraduates!! not sure this old lady is quite up to reliving her glory days…