I wrote about the Kate Spade x Beyond Yoga collaboration last winter. I didn’t love wearing it during yoga (especially during chatarungas), but I do love wearing it not while working out. True athleisure, emphasis on the leisure.
Unfortunately after several seasons, the collaboration between Kate Spade and Beyond Yoga is reaching it’s end. Luckily, I score a bunch from the first collection nearly two years ago. As I have added to my active wear drawers in the past few days, I don’t feel the need to buy any more clothing for exercising.
Fortunately for you, I have pulled together remaining styles at a markdown.
In the past two weeks, these mink coats have been brought to my attention. The price is not that scary, as far as fur coats go. I have been growing more and more obsessed and by the time this posts, there is a good chance that one of these will have found a home in my closet.
Christmas came early this year. Foley + Corinna generously sent me a bag I have coveted since I saw Blair Waldorf carrying it during the first season of Gossip Girl: the Lady Tote, albeit in a chic solid black iteration with studded hardware. I have been on the look out for a new black handbag, something edgier than my Kate Spade one with a bow (you know the one), and this is exactly it. I love that Foley + Corinna Lady Tote can be worn with the top folded over as a clutch without the cross-body strap (it clips off) or with cross-body strap hands-free. Last weekend I wore it as a tote, held by the top handles.
When I mentioned the Gossip Girl reference to my husband, he was confused. Wasn’t the first season ten years ago? Yes, it was. Does that make the bag out of date? Absolutely not, that makes it a total classic and if I love something now as much as I did a decade ago, then I absolutely need to add the piece to my closet. I am a curator when it comes to my wardrobe choices and I take my choices seriously.
When we visit New York, we stay in the Hilton Fashion District Hotel. It is so close to Penn Station; we only have to walk about a third of a mile from the train station to drop off and pick up the luggage when leaving and going to board the Keystone.
When I found these long pajama pants, I jumped on the first time they were offered on promotion. While the camisole does not come in tall, a tall size is not necessary. The tartan is so dang festive, I could not help but jump on the bed in it.
I wish there were more available images of the Gap European collection, specifically those available in Fall 2008. I distinctly recall rediscovering the Gap during that time. Unfortunately, the Gap did not have the foresight to offer the European Collection in the extended tall lengths. This effectively made me stick to the standard collection and the tall lengths offered within it.
The European Collection was boss. Tragic that I didn’t buy any of it.
The husband and I had a trip to Tuckamony Farm for a Christmas tree on the books for last Saturday since before Thanksgiving. Cue the Friday before, as my family all over the southeast was getting snow, we came up with a game plan to get out of the apartment ASAP Saturday morning to drive out to rural Pennsylvania and fetch a Christmas tree.
Realistically, we didn’t get on the road ASAP. The snow started about twenty minutes before we left for Tuckamony Farm. Later in the car, my husband told we that we were thirty seconds from abandoning the plan; I will tell you as I told him, that I was nowhere near ready to ditch the plan. After heating up the SUV, stocking it with gloves and rope, and brushing away the snow, we were ready to go.
I cannot articulate how much the snow enhanced the ambiance of our day. The powder adorning trees and branches and yards was something out of a Christmas card. I mentioned to the husband that it reminded me of a December to Remember Sales Event commercial for whichever automobile company employed it, while also mentioning that I did not want nor need a new SUV. I love living in cities but our day trip gave me a second thought about moving out to the countryside. An hour out of Philadelphia, we arrived at Tuckamony Farm and after grabbing a hot chocolate, endeavored out to Field 2 and Field 3 in search of the perfect tree.
We didn’t have to search nearly as far as we did last year. About halfway into Field 3, the husband asked me my opinion on a tree and after doing a 360, we knew we found the one we would bring home for our first Christmas as husband and wife.
I remember the first time I heard about Mignon Faget jewelry. I was a freshman at Millsaps College. Several of the girls who also lived in Becky Bacot Hall owned pieces. One night, I was actually lent a set of three pendants on a chain: the beaded, double half round, and I think the third was the knot? Bold and trusting move to lend that jewelry out, but my New Orleanean friend believed that I wouldn’t drop it in a toilet at the KA house.
Several Christmases, Easters, and birthdays later and I, too, have amassed quite the collection of Mignon Faget.
The last time I wrote about a Mignon Faget collection release, it encompassed the wire bow cuff. Shortly after the wire cuff collection was available, the Crescent Collection followed. It was very fittingly released on the day of the great American solar eclipse: August 21, 2017. The designs were inspired by the New Orleans water meter cover. Compare the two and anyone can see how the Crescent Collection pays homage to this NOLA icon.
I was thrilled when I opened the parcel with celestialstackingrings from Mignon Faget. Wear one solo, wear three stacked, wear them on different fingers. Mignon Faget is taking ten percent off any purchase of three or more Crescent Collection rings. Act now.
Do you remember back in the day (by that I mean, a decade or so ago) when you couldn’t get a dress sized for a tall framed female to save your life? Yes, there were “tall” pants available, but those typically had a 34″-35″ inseam. Pairs eventually were available in longer lengths, and eventually dresses and woven and knit shirts followed. I suppose a tall torso was an afterthought for many a label.
Meghan saw a void in the market for professional wear for the tall girl and is doing something about it. In a world where fast fashion is king, it is so refreshing to see a line produced in an ethical manner. Furthermore, as a gal who spent her twenties within the Beltway, I love that this line is locally produced in Washington DC.
I received the faux wrap dress earlier this week and was pleasantly surprised by the fabric. It reminded my husband of neoprene and I agree. It is the type of fabric that will hold you in (no Spanx necessary!) and keep you warm. The sleeves are extra long and the body is long enough to wear to the office. I loved that the dress moved with me; if I can wall sit in this dress, no doubt will I feel comfortable wearing it to any meeting.
Now, let’s all smash some glass ceilings in this dress.