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The Casual Classic / Piperlime Moments of Chic
The Casual Classic / Piperlime Moments of Chic
The Casual Classic / Piperlime Moments of Chic
The Casual Classic / Piperlime Moments of Chic
The Casual Classic / Piperlime Moments of Chic
The Casual Classic / Piperlime Moments of Chic
The Casual Classic / Piperlime Moments of Chic
The Casual Classic / Piperlime Moments of Chic
The Casual Classic / Piperlime Moments of Chic
The Casual Classic / Piperlime Moments of Chic

Eight Sixty Stella Draped Top c/o Piperlime // Joe's Jeans High Rise Skinny c/o Piperlime // Aldo Leopard Pumps (similar here and here) // Annabel Ingall Tote // Julie Vos Pendant // Phyllis + Rosie Cuff Ring

Photography by Alexandra Wolf

The temperatures this past week have been so incredibly strange! We went from the teens earlier this week to the 60's on Saturday and Sunday. I'm not complaining though, because I got to wear this gorgeous top without even worrying about a coat! I love pairing a feminine piece with something distressed or dressed down. The draping of this top is so beautiful, and the asymmetrical hemline makes it even more flattering than it already is. It's a new favorite of mine for sure.

Holiday Gift Guide: Investment Pieces for Him

Arcteryx Beta Jacket // Mark & Graham Monogrammed Cufflinks // L.L.Bean Bean Boots // Orvis Leather Gloves // GiGi New York Leather Duffle // Frame Denim Slim Fit Jeans // Barbour Sapper Jacket (on sale here!) // Ray Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses // JW Hulme Slim Briefcase (on sale!!!) // Tod's Gommino Driving Shoes // Wallace & Barnes Belt // J.Crew Italian Cashmere Sweater

This one may look a bit familiar to last week's post. It's pretty much the men's version! Yes, a lot of the items are similar - I think closet staples for men and women are pretty much the same across the board, with a few minor variations of course.  Take this one with a grain of salt though; a lot of the things on the list were inspired by my father and his classic and active lifestyle. Although, I do think that they are all great picks for any man (worth investing in of course)! 

The leather duffle is exactly the same as the one I posted on the women's list - his and hers versions, just different colors. Why not, right!? That Arcteryx jacket is absolutely amazing too. I have the women's version, and I use it as a shell when skiing, as a rain jacket in the city, or as just a basic windbreaker. Arcteryx makes their jackets incredibly well; they are very durable and extremely waterproof. Yes, they're an investment, but they are so worth it. As for the Barbour jacket, it serves a different purpose for sure, but my dad has the one above and he swears that it is his absolute favorite casual jacket.

Most of the other things are just staples that I think every man needs in his closet: leather gloves, dark denim (you can wear jeans everywhere these days, so you should probably have a fancier pair), leather driving mocs, classic wayfarer sunglasses and a belt of course. That leather briefcase though, is definitely a big investment piece. The good news? This one is almost 50% off right now!!! JW Hulme makes the most gorgeous leather goods. They have a variety of different briefcases to choose from, as well as a leather weekender duffle that I'm also obsessed with, but it is just a bit more expensive than the one I chose above... But really, how gorgeous is the leather!? If you're in the market for these type of pieces, GHURKA also makes some gorgeous leather goods for both men and women.

Check out the women's investment pieces gift guide here!

Friday Favorites

Image via Crystalin Marie

Image via Crystalin Marie

Happy Friday! This week flew by, didn't it!? I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week... I feel so unprepared for the holidays - they've crept up on me so quickly! Good thing next week (and the week after) are known for being the biggest sale and shopping time of the year. I plan on trying to get most, if not all, of my Christmas shopping done completely by Dec 1! I have a ton of good sale and shopping guides in store for you guys next week, so make sure you swing by the blog! For today, here are a few of my favorite things I stumbled upon this week, as well as some of the top sales (of course!). Have a great weekend!

Links I'm loving...

  • The perfect holiday cocktail recipe: spiced apple cider champagne.
  • Some style tips to prepare you for dressing for this year's holiday party season.
  • Live in NYC? Do your holiday shopping local this year... Plus a list of all the amazing farmers markets that NYC has to offer.
  • This look has me so inspired. If only I could get my hands on that coat...
  • Sometimes breaking up is the most difficult thing you will ever go through... Especially is that person has become your best friend. This letter is some great reading if you've been through a breakup at any point in your life.
  • The MOST comfortable and flattering jeans I may have ever put on. New denim obsession for sure.
  • A guide to what teas help which ailments.
  • I am loving the For Love & Lemons collaborations on Revolve. This Skivvies robe is the most gorgeous piece - the perfect gift for a soon-to-be bride!
  • I am utterly head over heels for this dress (plus, it comes in cream & red too!). Zimmermann, please have a sale ASAP.
  • You should probably make this for breakfast the morning after Thanksgiving... YUM.
  • How to look put together (and stylish) from yoga to shopping - without changing!
  • If you haven't already, make sure you check out my new holiday boards on Pinterest! There is tons of great holiday inspiration and gift ideas, and I update it on a daily basis.

Some sales & steals...

  • Piperlime is offering 25% off site wide! Promo code: BESTEVER.
  • Helmut Lang's blackout sale started today. 40% off a ton of amazing items, plus complimentary shipping on all orders. Prices are as marked.
  • OTTE NY is starting black Friday early and offering an extra 40% off already marked down items. Promo code: BLACKFRIDAYEA.
  • J.Crew is offering 30% off their winter picks. Shop all them here! Promo code: SHOPNOW
  • Julie Vos has some awesome items in her Friday Deal. Prices are as marked - up to 70% off! Check them out here.
  • Bloomingdale's annual brown bag sale started today. They are also offering $25 off every $200 you spend. Shop here for some amazing deals!
  • Theory is having their holiday kickstart sale. 40% off some amazing pieces (and tons of coats!). Prices as marked.
  • Splendid is offering 30% off their entire site (minus the sale items). Promo code: EARLYBIRD.
  • Saks Off Fifth is having a major sale by giving an extra 40% off all items, plus free shipping. For the 40% off, use promo code GOBBLE, and for free shipping, use promo code FREESHIP. Gosh, I just LOVE this site.
  • J.Crew Factory has marked down their entire site, and on top of that, they are offering an extra 15%-20% off everything. Promo code: NOCROWDS.
  • Club Monaco is offering an extra 30% off sale items, and an extra 50% off clearance items. Promo code: OOHSALE.
  • Gap is offering 50% off all purchases when you use your Gap card! Promo code: BRFRIDAY.
  • Tuckernuck is giviing 20% off all Thanksgiving collections. Shop the pieces here! Promo code GOBBLEGOBBLE.