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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This + That // Sales + Steals

November 3, 2017

All I want to do right now is buy jeans and sweaters, but our weather here in Dallas is trying to tell me differently. This week we had one day that actually felt like fall and the rest were in the 80's. Next week looks to be the exact same. Such. A. Tease. Come on fall. I need to shop these sales! (read on to get the sales + steals)

This + That:

  • A. FAVORITE WATCH // “Be The Difference #bthediff” (Love this girl! Hannah Hoover is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside and Molly and are so inspired by her #bthediff campaign and commitment to encouraging people who are making a difference in the lives of others)
  • B. FAVORITE PIN // this via VOGUE Espana
  • C. FAVORITE INSTAGRAM // @blue_print_store (I get major art envy and lust from all the amazing pieces this Dallas-based interiors store posts!)
  • D. FAVORITE OUTFIT // Jess Ann Kirby (Yup, she now has me convinced that I need some “autumn maple” hued pieces in my life for fall!)

Some Sales:

  • Ann Taylor: Extra 40% off all sale styles! (This is pretty in the black and has good reviews!)
  • Banana Republic: The Friends and Family event! 40% off regular priced items with code BRFAMILY. (I must have a thing for black tops because this one is also so.good. For someone who wears a lot of white tees – this and this could be a cute upgrade to wear with jeans.)
  • Calypso St. Barth: Enjoy 50% off sale styles! (Anyone a size 41 shoe?!)
  • CB2: Up to 25% off select mirrors, wall decor, frames, and wallpaper. (This is super cool.)
  • Chicwish: Enjoy an extra 10% off orders over $70 with code HSE10. (Can never have enough black or grey sweaters – this one is perfect to throw on over a tee.)
  • Crate & Barrel: Up to 20% off the dining seating sale!
  • Gap: 40% off everything online + 50% off your purchase in stores! Use code FRIEND. (This is perfect for our current weather in Dallas – hot! Also love this.)
  • H&M: Free shipping on orders over $40 with code 0040. (Umm this is a complete steal! I’m debating between black and grey – or maybe both?)
  • J.Crew: Five ways to save! 25% off coats and boots, 40% off women’s tops, 30% off men’s and women’s sweaters, up to 70% off sale items, and 15% off your order of $175 or more. Phew. Lots of good deals to be had! (I had been eyeing this sweater which somehow sold out in the blink of an eye, so now I’m feeling like I need to track it down. Must be good?! Still love this. Especially how they styled it on the model. And another sweatshirt I may just have to add to my arsenal?)
  • J.Crew Factory: Take 50% off the cold weather shop! (These are a steal!)
  • LOFT: Extra 40% off all sale styles! (Generally not into prints but there is something about this that I love.)
  • Old Navy: 30% off your order! No code needed. (Whenever fall rolls around I never feel like I have enough long sleeved tees – this one is super cute.)
  • Serena and Lily: Enjoy up to 30% off all lighting! (I’m always drawn to solid white lamps. Boring? They just go with everything! I love the wicker shade on this one.)
  • West Elm: 20-40% off sofas, sectionals, chairs, benches, and more. (Obsessed with the brass legs on this!)

Some Steals:

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Puff Sleves + Statement Earrings

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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This + That // Sales + Steals

October 27, 2017

This has been the weirdest week - first going by slower than slow and then fast. Friday kind of snuck up on me. Anyone else? The weather here has been just as wonky - 85 degrees one day and 55 the next. This weekend looks like it will be really nice and sunny, which hopefully means lots of time outdoors - our favorite thing to do! (read on to get the sales + steals)

This + That:

Some Sales:

  • Ann Taylor: 50% off wear now styles + extra 50% off all sale styles! (Love the side tie detail on this.)
  • Anthropologie: Extra 25% off sale! (Wish I was wearing this right.now.)
  • Banana Republic: Extra 50% off sale! (Give me allll the cute sweatshirts. Perfect “mom uniform”.)
  • Bloomingdales: Fall break – save 25-60% off on a large selection of items! (These are the softest – ever.)
  • Bluemercury: Free deluxe treats with every order!
  • Calypso St. Barth: Enjoy 50% off sale styles!
  • CB2: Up to 25% off select dinnerware and entertaining! (Love this little cheese server set.)
  • Chicwish: Enjoy an extra 10% off orders over $70 with code HSE10. (This is a cute twist on a solid black sweater.)
  • Crate & Barrel: 20% off wine and dine.
  • French Connection: 30% off outerwear with code FCCJ30. Through 10/31. (This is perfect timing for the cold front we’re experiencing here! How cute is this? And the price. Yessss.)
  • Gap: Up to 50% off almost everything + extra 20% off your purchase. Use code ALLGOOD. (These look amazing – might have to order to see how they are in person. Loving the wash. This takes the term “comfy clothes” to the next level. Its like a glorified bathrobe.)
  • H&M: 20% off $100 + free shipping with code 3550. (How cozy is this? Yes. Please. Also, this has such pretty lines to it!)
  • J.Crew: Free shipping on all orders plus 25% off women’s full priced styles with code SCORE. (Molly and I tried these on in the store and I’m deeply regretting not taking them home with me. Loving their toothpick style and the wash is perfect in person.)
  • J.Crew Factory: In stores and online – up to 60% off everything! Plus, 40-50% off accessories! (This is a great piece – especially in the black. Love this guy in the navy. And I’ll take this in all three colors! )
  • LOFT: FLASH SALE! 60% off fall steals + all sale styles. (These look pretty much perfect and have great reviews. Also, such a good price.)
  • Old Navy: 20% off your order! Use code SWEET. (This is amazing in the white/cream color.)
  • Serena and Lily: Enjoy up to 25% off at the dining room event! (I will forever love these!)

Some Steals:

1. Kenneth Jay Lane Round CZ Stud Earrings ($69 → $41) // 2. Madewell Funnelneck Tie Sleeve Sweatshirt in Stripe ($80 → $65) // 3. H&M Pleated Top ($59.99 *hurry, this one will go fast*)

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