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Lust List

Shades of Gray

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This week I’m talking shades of gray…not 50, just 6. Navy and gray are my two favorite neutrals, so as the weather turns towards Fall, I thought I’d do a roundup of my top gray picks. Just be warned, the color might be icy, but these items are HOT!

 

1. Ok so this technically isn’t gray- but put black and white together and voila! Plus, this dress is just too beautiful to not be on a lust list. The sleek and sexy shape brings the sex appeal, while the bow adds a touch of whimsy to really make a statement at the next cocktail party or dinner on the town. And not to be one of those creeps that thinking about the holidays way too early, but I think this stunner would be amazing for holiday parties under a glam coat.

 

2. Nothing says Fall like a cozy sweater, and this one brings something special to the table. Again, not gray – but here’s the white to mix with #1’s black dress. I love the flirty off-the-shoulder silhouette of this pullover sweater! It brings the Summer’s trend into a new season without looking too overplayed or skimpy. Also, the slouchy fit and ribbed texture make it seem even cozier than it should with some skin showing. I love it and I’m going to try this on later in the week. Stay tuned to see if I actually get it or not – it’ll be on my Instagram Stories!

 

3. Here we go with the gray. I think it’s easy to go for black or tortoise glasses, and sometimes gray gets overlooked. Fun fact, my first pair of nice sunglasses was an icy pair of Roxy’s from the Quicksilver store. I thought the gray was so unique and cool. High five seven year old self…you were stylish even back then! These Gentle Monster frames over oversized and glam (I love the touch of gold) without being too over the top. Sigh, I wish I hadn’t lost those Roxy’s all those years ago.

 

4. This bag is a total fashion girl’s bag. Disclaimer, I haven’t seen it in person yet, so jury is out on if it looks like tin foil in real life. But based on the pictures, I can’t get it out of my head! I think this is so cool with a pair of jeans and the #2 sweater. It adds some flash to an outfit, but looks so expensive and high-end. Also, I think the size is really great for essentials and I love the structure. Might have to hunt this one down to see in person…if I do, it’ll be on my Instagram!

 

5. Speaking of jeans… These H&M beauties remind me of my L’Agence studded pair, but won’t break the bank. I like that these have a more broken-in boyfriend fit that will be really cool with the sweater and silver bag I’m obviously going to buy myself! But seriously, wear these with a slinky top for going out at night or with a slouchy sweater to jazz up your casual jean look for work. Also going to try these on this week!

 

6. These shoes make my heart stop they’re so beautiful. I love the juxtaposition of a more casual texture (the flannel) with the oversized jewel buckle. While I can appreciate the beauty and elegance of the Hangisi heel, the satin versions often seen were just too formal and Cinderella for me. In my fairytale, Cinderella would wear these heels with some ripped jeans and a houndstooth blazer to work. Ok, back to reality – but these shoes are the top of my must-have for Fall. Hint Hint Jason, our anniversary is coming up!

Outfits

Client-Ready In Rag & Bone

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Most of the time in my line of work, I’m not really “client ready.”  My uniform is pretty much ripped jeans, Manolos, and a leather jacket.  So recently, I decided to get a look that I felt was appropriate for big meetings, but still had some of my personality.
 
On a recent trip to Greenwich, CT, Rachel and I stopped into the Rag & Bone and they were having an amazing sale! I picked up these pants, and my new favorite blouse in a window-pane check pattern and luxe silk fabric.
 
It can sometimes pull when put under a heavy jacket (so I have to be careful), but I think it’s both cute and very client appropriate – especially when under a blazer.  The best part? I’ve worn both pieces in more casual ways…the top with my go-to ripped jeans and heels, and the pants with a tight black top and leather jacket.  I think it’s always a great idea to have versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched for many occasions.  These new Rag & Bone items are certainly that for me, plus the sale made them a no-brainer!

 

Ashton Tailored Coat: Rag & Bone.  Edith Blouse: Rag & Bone.  Tuxedo Pant: Sold Out (Similar).  Bag: Chanel.  BB Pumps: Manolo Blahnik.  Star Sunglasses: Givenchy.

Lust List

Birthday

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1. Maje.  Again, I know it’s a million degrees outside, but I keep looking forward to wearing sweaters in the fall.  I love the bight red of this Maje sweater that would mentally transport me back to the streets of Paris.

 

2. Drybar.  I’m all about that mermaid hair, and I never turn down an opportunity to get a good blowout.  I mean, have you seen how long my hair is? Any opportunity to sip champagne, be pampered and feel beautiful is a great gift in my book.

 

3. Chanel.  I love this Chanel card case with it’s tastefully-sized gold logo and textured leather. It’s just classic, and the perfect size for a clutch.

 

4. Soul Cycle.  I’m back in the Soul habit! SoulCycle is my moment for me during the week.  I just get lost in the music and feel great about doing such a fun workout.  The classes are a bit pricey if you go often, so I think it’s also a great gift for those who like to stay active.

 

5. Name Necklace.  I’m having a Sex and The City moment and really want a name necklace all of a sudden. I just think it would be cute with sweaters or layered with other dainty jewelry.

 

6. Cyclical Industry,  Speaking of dainty jewelry…these micro-circle earrings are just the cutest and would go with any ensemble.  I love that they’re sparkly, but still understated.

 

7. Manolo Blahnik.  My Manolos are probably the shoes I wear most.  My classic black pair is a staple for work because they are sexy, yet so comfortable  I feel like I would get just as much wear out of a navy pair, which I’ve been lusting over for some time now.

 

8. Chloé.  My go-to fragrance that I just finished. It’s a fresh, floral scent that always makes me feel feminine and chic.

 

9. Bose.  Last but not least, Bose wireless headphones. My friend Daniela got a pair of Bose headphones when she worked on some of the ads last year.  Almost instantly I found myself making up any excuse to borrow her pair and enjoy the superb sound quality. Now that the wireless, noise cancelling model is out – I think it’s finally time to get my own pair.