NOTEPAD No. 63

THROWBACK // 

Spotty dotty! Add a bit more drama to an already frilly look with fringe earrings and bow heels. This post is from back in September of 2016, but check out a more recent polka dot look here!

Question: It looks like you have been traveling quite a bit lately! What type of luggage do you bring on your trips?

Answer: Yes, I have been on the road quite a bit! My luggage choices are largely dependent on how long I am traveling. For trips that are less than three days, I bring a smaller bag that I don’t need to check. Usually it is a carry on from Away or  Steamline, but oftentimes I’ll bring a duffle bag, either my Frank Clegg Signature Travel Duffle, or my Louis Vuitton Keepall. For longer trips, I will also bring a larger case that I can check, either the Rimowa Salsa I have had for years, or my large size Away. Of course, I always have a simple tote with me when traveling, usually the Classic Leather Tote from Cuyana or one of my many basket bags!

LINK LOVE //

Believe it or not, this dot frock is only $45! Perfect with sneakers for a spring weekend look!

“There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.” – Josh Billings

NOTEPAD No. 62

lela rose dress

THROWBACK // 

I’ve never met a floral dress I didn’t like! This dress, and the entire collection for that matter, from Lela Rose, is one of my all time favorites!

Question: What pieces in your closet have you regretted buying? When do you know when to let something go?

Answer: Since I tend to shop quite a bit (and mostly online), I try to put all of my purchases through the following filters: does the price/value equation make sense (does the quality match the price), does it fit well (and if it doesn’t would tailoring be worth it), is it comfortable, will I wear it enough to justify the price, and is it too trendy (i.e., will I not wear it in two months). Of course, every once in a while, I will think an item passes the test and months later will realize that it really didn’t. For example, there have been a handful of designer pieces that I purchased and found to be not as comfortable as I originally thought, wouldn’t be worn enough, or were simply too trendy. The moment I recognize that, I almost immediately donate or sell to the Real Real. If I am not going to wear an item, and it is taking up space in my closet, it is time for it to go!

LINK LOVE // 

Looking for something floral, but a bit more unexpected? Loving these boy-meets-girl floral kicks.

“We travel because we need to, because distance and difference are the secret tonic of creativity. When we get home, home is still the same, but something in our mind has been changed, and that changes everything.” – Johan Lehrer

NOTEPAD No. 61

hunter boots

THROWBACK //

Another rainy day in NYC so I couldn’t help but rewind to this post! P.S. the giveaway is still open!

Question: Do you have a favorite item in your closet?

Answer: So I really do love so many of the things I own, which is why I tend to hold onto everything for far too long! Choosing a single favorite is too tough, but I would say I love my Chanel pin, my Lauren Ralph Lauren top (seen here – I have had it since high school), and right now, my Madewell denim!

LINK LOVE // 

Have you checked out the Hunter for Target collection?

These Olive waterproof ankle booties were my favorite item from the collaboration!

Hunter for Target

“Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.” – Merry Browne