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On Trend For Spring: Botanicals

April 29, 2015

Something I’ve been into this year is the botanical trend — all flower everything on everything.

It started with this romper in Mexico:

white jumper


And then it just bloomed from there. See what I did there. 

In the event that you would like to integrate some fresh flowers into your wardrobe, I’ve pulled together some great items for spring and summer that are all under $100. I think. 


Botanical Trend


gray top / pleated skirt / purple top / white miniskirt / collared shirt


Super springy, right? A top or two of these floral pieces could be just the thing your wardrobe needs to lift its spirits. That or a deliciously chilled mimosa. 


Ta-ta for now…
Fashion and Beauty

Track Trend

September 15, 2014

Ok SO I’ve been resisting this clothing trend for about a year now, but it seems that it is here to stay for the time being so I might as well come to grips with this information. I present to you, loyal SST readers, the latest thing to come to a closet near you: dressing like an 70’s track star.

I know, I know.

Think Bruce Jenner in his prime and add some effortless glamour, and that’s what this trend is all about. It’s comfortable, it’s a little sexy, and it’s pretty cool. See some of my favorite track-inspired pieces below.


Track Trend


All of these items are either from J.Crew or Topshop, my usual haunts. But because trying out a new trend can be risky, you must follow two rules: 1) NEVER spend a lot of money on a trendy item and 2) Always try it out safely by purchasing the trendy item from a brand you trust and normally wear. This will guarantee it is good quality and a good fit, and will also allow you to ease into the trend. Nothing worse than waking up one day and decide you are going to dress exclusively like 70’s Bruce Jenner and buy your clothes only from American Apparel from now on.  

 1. Striped Sweatshirt: This is a great top that is both comfy and stylish. Stripes are also very in this season. I feel like they are always in, but WWD told me they were specifically in this season so whatever. $56.

2. Skinny Twill Sweatpant: Very on-trend pants in navy or white and they look very comfortable. I always recommend that when wearing something looser on the bottom — like these pants or the red ones described below — you balance it out with a form-fitting top. I use this rule of fashion thumb a lot, with the exception of dressing for work. Work-dressing is in its own category, much like my addiction penchant to malbec. $41.99 with the code SHOPFORFALL.

3. Pinstripe Bomber Jacket: Oh this thing is just too cute. Perfect for the fall with a pair of boyfriend skinny jeans, this jacket makes a great Bruce Jenner statement pre-his Kardashian days. $104.99 with extra 25% off code SHOPFORFALL.

4. Felt Baseball Cap: Baseball caps aren’t just for the dugout anymore. I think that women wearing baseball caps as a fashion statement was the biggest problem I had initially with the track trend. I really love the cute pants and bomber jackets, but the baseball hat + skinny jeans on a girl’s night out just seemed too strange to me. But, for those of you who feel confident and sassy enough to try this out — look at you! so proud — this felt cap is really cute and a decent price. $40.

5. Crepe Lounge Pant: I LOVE these pants, especially in the uber-bright belvedere red color. Seems like red pants shouldn’t be named after vodka, but who am I to judge. These would be great for work and a night out on the town — for work I’m thinking paired with a tailored white button down tucked in, and for a fun dinner they’d be great with a blouse-y silk top. They are also extra 25% off right now with the code SHOPFORFALL — $73.50.

So, what do you think? I’m kinda digging it. SST will always keep you on track with the latest trends. 

Don’t forget! Today is the last day to enter my giveaway for a free pair of pants of your choosing courtesy of Ecru. Click here to enter!

Fashion and Beauty

Tribal Chic for Under $50

May 14, 2014

Sometimes a girl needs to just go a little wild.

Sometimes a girl needs to drink a cocktail far too early in the day.

Sometimes a girl needs to wear a crop top, drink a cocktail far too early in the day and go a little wild.

In the event that “sometime” for you is now, I pulled together the below collection of fashion things that are perfect for you going loco, drinking a few too many and feeling chic on a #plasticforkbudget all at the same time. What’s not to love? Everything below is under $50, which is totes amaze if you ask me. I felt like overachieving on this fine Wednesday.
Tribal Chic for Cheap


 Leather Sandals / Straw Bolero Hat / Gold Aztec Ring / Topshop Crop Top / Black and White Dress/ Chunky Gold Necklace / Black and White Palazzo Pants / Jean Shorts / Bathing Suit / Long Gold Necklace


Let’s review these pieces my friends.

First of all, this Topshop crop top (ha!) is bomb. I am buying it once I am off spending restriction. I figured out how to see the amount of money Wilson and I spend divided up into individual categories — shopping being one of the categories — and admitted to myself that I have a shopping problem. Admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery. 

Secondly, palazzo pants are having a moment right now and this pair is super cheap and cute. Palazzo pants are fabulous because you can look boho chic in them even on the days when you’ve eaten a large meal and don’t fit into your normal pants, which is me right now since I just returned from a particularly fattening work trip in NYC. TMI? I just never know.

Next up — this black and white print dress… It’s a great dress for daytime and can be dressed up for night as well. Day dresses are one of those things I always neglect buying and then am scrambling around for a good one when I’m trotting off to a late lunch or outdoor cocktail hour with friends… These are not real problems, I am completely aware.

These jean cut-off shorts are also on my purchase list post-shopping restriction. Very cute and trendy and a great price. Gap is my jam right now.

I feel like the rest of these goodies are self explanatory and I’m sick of writing. Hope everyone has a fabulous day.

Fashion and Beauty

Holes in Your Shoes Never Made More Sense

February 18, 2014

Typically, having a hole or several holes in your shoes is seen as a bad thing, but Sole Society is here to prove you wrong. Hole-y shoes take on a whole new meaning with the new laser-cut shoe trend that I am really digging. If you are like my dear Wilson and still wear shoes that show your big toe, I just want to be clear that is a bad thing — but the holes below are only a tad short of being holy. -- Bettie Laser Cut Heel

Perforated leather is uber hot right now and I’m ready to pull the trigger on some. This pair is a great height with a stable chunky heel and will transition from spring to summer to early fall without a care in the world. $ -- Keegan Laser Cut Heel

Perfect pump for day and night. A neutral color makes them appropriate for work and the holes give you an edge for night. $70! Oh holy night indeed. -- TISHA Peep Toe Shoetie

I saved the best for last. These are just so good, and only $70. That heel height may be lethal after a few cocktails, but it’s worth the risk in my opinion. It also cracks me up that this is called a “shoetie.” It’s the little things.

As an added bonus for scoring stylish shoes at an affordable price, if you sign up for Sole Society’s promotional emails you receive a promo code for 20% off of your first purchase. Be careful with your email subscriptions — reminder here for why — but 20% off is still 20% off, so you make the call.

wilson in a sombrero

I’m going on a hot date with this boo tonight and am using what is certain to be a terrific evening as my motivation for today. If you need something to brighten your day, I highly suggest reading this article about little kids reading to cats. I die.

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