Here in D.C. we have been blessed with an incredibly warm February. Here are a few of my favorite looks from the month.
A friend recommended Big Little Lies over the summer. She mentioned that it was becoming a TV movie that was being produced by Reese Witherspoon’s production company. I let the book collect dust on the shelf until after I finished, A Man Called Ove and was looking for something good to zip through. I have to admit this book was better than I anticipated for the a “Beach Weekend” read.
The story centers around a Beach community that is a suburb of Sydney. The book opens with a death. A whodunit of sorts. You begin to deduct who didn’t die but you don’t know who did or why. The three main characters are Jane, Madeline, and Celeste. Each woman is grappling with their own secrets, shortcomings and insecurities. All while trying to navigate the day-to-day grind of motherhood, who they are and personal valuation of their self-worth.
I must admit the book was good not great. I figured out the main suspenseful elements of the plot 1/3 of the way into the book. Some of the build up could have been used for more robust character development instead of superfluous antidotes. All in all I liked the book enough to write a review, recommend it as a easy page-turner. I also plan on watching the HBO for the 8-part miniseris starring Resse Witherspoon as Madeline, Nicole Kidman as Celeste, Zoe Kravitz as Bonnie, Shailene Woodley as Jane, and Laura dern as Renata.
I love a good classic. But often classics can seem stuffy and fussy for a young professional like myself. So I have learned to buy classic pieces but mix them up in interesting and fun ways. Today’s classic remix is a lovely St. John Skirt.
I scored this walnut colored beauty for $19.75 at a consignment store a few weekends ago. In comparison to the retail price of a St. John Skirt which starts at $395 (Similar Here) it was a great deal. I paired it with a cute silky black peplum from target the I paid $6.88 (Here). To tie the two items together I put on my trusty satin leopard pumps from J.Crew which I got on a great promotion in the fall for $32 from $278 (Here).
Overall, the look was office appropriate but fun, textural and a little sexy. All in all my outfit was a hit. I tallied up the reatil value and on the low end it would cost about $700.
Considering I paid under $60 for the look I can’t complain.
Hi my name is Tiffany and I am a designer purse-a-holic!
Seriously, I love handbags. It started at a young age. Purses were an extension of my outfit. The right bag could change my whole day. When I was a teenager I was asking for Coach and Kate Spade bags.
It was no suprise that when I lived in France just over 10 years ago, I asked my Dad for my first Louis bag. He bought me the classic speedy canvas. What he never realized is two weeks later I exchanged it for a black epi speedy 30. The bag has served me well over the years. I also have a Monogram Neverfull. Which I can say is a solid workhorse purse. It holds over 200 lbs. It got me through graduate school lugging around my laptop.
Last year, I bought two Prada bags, a lux tote gray and the other a black wallet on a chain. Both are beautiful and incredibly practical. However, I have been itching to get something bright and fun. Nothing under $1000 intrigued me except something that I consider an old faithful.To me the most iconic bags in the LV lineup are the Alma, the Speedy and the Noe. I had been eyeing a colored epi petite Noe. I took the plunge and purchased it. I can’t wait to rock it to work and on the weekends. It was either green or yellow. I found a perfect deal on the yellow so I purchased it! What are your favorite iconic bags?
This week’s steal of a deal maybe one of the most epic purchases of my life! I was roaming around Nordstrom’s Rack over the MLK holiday weekend. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular. I stumbled upon three pair of black shoes. These Marc by Marc Jacobs stood out as a cut above the rest of the contenders. They are sassy and cute booties. I think they are perfect for work or paired with a flirty dress for the weekend.
They were priced at nearly 88% off the original price of $398 to $79. Which I thought was a pretty great deal for these little hot booties. Much to my pleasant surprise when I took them to the register they rang up at $.01. NO! That isn’t a typo the shoes really cost me a penny. I felt like I was stealing the shoes. The cashier confirmed that sometimes items get marked down so much $.01 deal are around the store. For some reason they won’t let the price tag reflect it but if you take it up the register will reflect the rock bottom price. I will proudly be rocking these botties because they are literally the best deal of my life!