A friend of mine works for the Net-A-Porter group and scored me a coveted ticket to their legendary friends and family private sale last month and it didn’t disappoint. I bee-lined straight for the shoes when I arrived during my time slot and promptly put these white Gianvito Rossi pumps in my bag when I saw them.
I haven’t owned white shoes for whatever reason since I was little, but they’re definitely having a moment right now. There are several versions out there for every budget, like these Pact pumps under $100 and some Manolo Blahnik’s for more of a splurge.
They’re extremely versatile and a welcome change to my black heels that I’ve been rocking regularly since November. I also scooped up the softest Proenza Schouler sweater at the sale and have already worn it a few times because it’s such a beautiful material and interesting print. Would you give white pumps a shot?
Ever since I was little, I’ve had a weakness for dresses. My mom never had a tough time getting me into one – if anything, she had a hard time convincing me to wear anything else. One of the things I’ve always found so special about them is that they end up tied closely to memories.
You know what I’m talking about – “that dress I wore to the wedding in Chicago last summer,” “the dress I wore to my graduation dinner,” “the dress I was wearing on our first vacation together”… the list goes on and on. My mom and I used to make trips to the Neiman Marcus flagship store in Dallas (if you’re never been, it’s a must followed by some margaritas at Javier’s) for dress shopping on special occasions and I always ended up convincing her to snag a few extras for those “unexpected special occasions”.
This past week I was in Puerto Rico with some of my very best friends – girls that I’ve known since we were in elementary/middle school – who have seen me through every stage of growing up, heartbreak, exciting changes, and most of all, insane amounts of laughter. We were joking before the trip that we would deem the whole thing a success based on how many times I laughed so hard I couldn’t breathe. They have a special place in my heart and I can’t even begin to tell you how special it is to get to take a vacation with friends you’re that close with. Life changes so quickly and before you know it everyone’s married, having kids and starting new families of their own.
The colors and silhouette of this dress perfectly complemented the beautiful backdrop of San Juan. Not only did I love the high-low hemline, but it’s a sexy and comfortable dress that I know I’ll re-wear for a wedding or two this summer. Most importantly, this will now be the dress I remember from “one of the best vacations of my life.” What’s your favorite dress and memory tied to it?
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After 5 days in Puerto Rico, my only wish upon returning to New York was for the sun to come out a bit more. Mother nature hasn’t quite made up her mind and right now we’re in that in-between weather that some people hate, but I actually kind of like.
My favorite thing about this time of year is being able to sleep without the heat or an a/c unit on. I found an incredible amount of joy in being able to move my bed back against my wall against the heater knowing I won’t need to use it again for the next 7 months and getting back an extra 12 inches of space in my room (sad, but true I was really excited.. just ask my roommate).
There have been a few rainy, dreary days but for the most part things are looking up. I never owned many “transitional” jackets before because in Texas there’s really no such thing – it lasts for a week, maybe two and then you’re onto summer days and steamy nights. I picked up this trench coat last Fall when I was working with Jones New York on a project and I have to say, I wear it all of the time. Ann Taylor and LOFT have versions that are very similar and also affordable.
I’m embracing this trenchcoat weather with open arms (and open toed shoes). I’ve been wearing these Vince Camuto snakeskin heels more and more with the change in weather. They’re one of those pairs of heels that are extraordinarily comfortable and make me forget that I’m actually wearing heels because of it. They’re the kind of stop-you-in the-street heels that you can wear with jeans or a summer dress.
I’m catching up on a lot of things after my trip (most importantly work and sleep), so bear with me! Hope you all are having a great week :)
Anytime Shopbop does their Friends and Family sale where you get 25% off your entire purchase, it’s always a great chance to stock up on favorites. It’s perfect timing if you’re headed somewhere warmer or just preparing for Spring and Summer!
I have a weakness for rompers and am looking to add a few to my closet for the sunny days coming our way here in the city. This pair of Dolce Vita lace up heels are my current favorite (sadly they don’t come in my size) but you should snatch them up while you can.
It’s also a great chance to grab some of your closet staples at a discount, like these Rag & Bone jeans. As someone who pretty much lives in jeans most of the year, I’m always looking for an opportunity to get some of my favorite styles on sale.
I’m sorry this week has been brief, getting ready for this trip has been more hectic than I thought! Stay tuned.. this time tomorrow I’ll be in San Juan! :)
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