Silk Wrap Blouse

November 7, 2017

Have you heard/seen?! Cuyana has popped up in Dallas! Their retail location is in Northpark Mall - between Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom - and it's stocked with most all of the same timeless essentials you see on their website - and they do in-store personalizing for the leather pieces (!). Sally and I have been fans of Cuyana since they launched years ago (even got to chat with one of the founders about their first collections while she was in Dallas for the pop-up launch) and the continue to wow us with well-made pieces that are carefully detailed and truly timeless. Based on the foundation of "fewer, better," Cuyana has a core collection of pieces (clothing, leather goods, and accessories) that never leave the line and each season they introduce a few new styles or limited edition colors. You've seen me wear the Silk Slip Dress multiple times over the years (still freaking love it) but today I'm showing off a recent silk acquisition: the Silk Wrap Blouse.

I can’t remember when this wrap blouse style was released, all I know is that I saw it and immediately wanted it on my body. In typical Cuyana fashion, it’s not just a typical wrap top…it has a flattering v-neckline (duh) but with concealed baby snaps so that the piece that “wraps” stays put. Genius. It also has a pleat on the back – a nice touch that also makes for an easy, drapy fit. The front part where the wrapping action is happening is secured at the bottom and has really pretty pleating detail…so pretty that you really don’t need to tuck it in (like I did) if you don’t want to.

If you’re having hearts for eyes over the blouse I get it. But hurry! Sizes in the all white are really selling out. Definitely get on the waitlist to be notified if your size is gone! That said, there’s a nude and white stripe version that’s gorgeous and fully stocked.

And…in case you were wondering…yes, I am wearing the same J.Crew jeans and same earrings Sally wore in her post from last Friday. My own jeans (we have the same pair) but borrowed the earrings. Because we like to twin and we’re also good at sharing.

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November 3, 2017

This outfit has been worn on more than one occasion when I'm trying to "dress up" but still feel comfortable with a baby on my hip. $40 shirts with fun details like puffed sleeves and pearl buttons are great for that type of thing, don't you know? Truth be told I usually have my diaper bag slung over one shoulder and black slides on my feet but the whole look clearly looks more polished with pumps and a sleek clutch. To go along with all the easy to clean tops and jeans I'm wearing on repeat I pair an eye-catching statement earring. These Lilly Earrings are even prettier in person...I fell for them after scrolling through the curated selection of baubles on Lola + Lina (a jewelry site you NEED to know about - they have the best eye!) and they're such a great neutral, they go with almost anything!

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Ruffles + Velvet Military Peacoat

October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween and brrrr! It's a chilly 61 degrees in Dallas right now. And hey, that's basically coat and jacket weather for these parts! I'm all treat, no tricks, with the military-inspired peacoat you see today. I know from experience that kate spade new york doesn't mess around with their outerwear (Sally and I still fight over the pink belted overcoat we "share") and pieces are as warm and durable as they are sweet and chic. I cleaned out so many coats and jackets last year and after re-visiting my coat closet several times in the past week I realized that I really only have one (maybe two) suitable coats that are "nice" enough to wear with non-athletic outfits. The Ruffle Velvet Coat arrived just in time to swoop in and save many an ensemble.

 

This coat has a little bit of everything: tight ruffles along the seams and a longer ruffle along the back, velvet trim, an oversized collar, shiny buttons, a velvet bow at the back of the neck, and cherry-red lining . Sounds like a lot but the black on black texture makes for the coolest contrast and I love how the gold buttons look with my typical uniform of jeans (distressed, most days) and a white shirt.

If you’re feeling the military-esque look you will probably appreciate the other ksny jackets and coats that non to the style…love the length of this coat, this jacket is a lighter version of the one I’m wearing (ponte knit with pearl buttons!), and I’m dying for the faux fur collar on this military jacket.

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October 26, 2017

Truth: I was not sure I could pull off this Pom Embroidered Top. It's adorable but I had this sneaky fear that the pom poms and Russian-style embroidery would be too much for me. Truth: It's fantastic and I love it and it's so easy to style. I love that it's white and black (so I'm in my color comfort zone) but the detailing is a departure from what I usually go for (ruffles, florals, etc.). The "relaxed blouse" silhouette makes it...relaxed. Great with skinny black jeans and heels for dinner or lighter wash denim and flats (like I have it here) for a more casual situation.

 

If you’re a freak for pom poms – I love them but it’s not always easy to find them in non rainbow hues – then you need to take a look at the other pom pieces kate spade new york designed for fall: this skirt, midi dress and mini dress are total showstoppers in the red and black combo (so perfect for the upcoming holiday season, no?), I adore the black on black look of this jacket, and the poms on this wool cashmere sweater are the perfect touch!

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October 25, 2017

This Hazy Rose Crepe Shirt isn't an actual pajama top - it just looks like one thanks to the the notched collar, front pockets, row of buttons, and boarder print on the sleeves. I have been dying to get my hands on a true pj-style shirt over the years (the closest I've come in a button down with contrasting piping) and when I saw this in kate spade’s fall collection it was love at first sight. Since its arrival I've already worn it several times - even out to a birthday dinner with my family - and find that it's so easy to wear with various jeans (destructed denim, high waisted flares, cropped black pairs, etc.) and that the print is even more versatile than I thought. Taking a cue from the ksny styling tips for the season, I especially love it paired with a little leopard!

 

Since the shirt was inspired by the tractional sleepwear set, it should come as no surprise that there is a matching Hazy Rose Crepe Pant that can be worn with the shirt. The top and bottom can be wore separately (as I’ve styled in this post) but the full look is major expression of style! If you’re as crazy about the “hazy rose” print as I am (hate to play favorites but it might be my fave kate spade floral of the season) then you need to check out the other pieces available with the blooms: this a-line dress, this double layer top, and this pleated lame skirt.

P.S. my sandal heels are on sale and they come in a gorgeous dusty pink color!

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