happy monday!!! let’s all be optimistic and happy and wonderful!
except its 9am and i already need a glass of wine. i’m traveling like craaaazy for work (Editors* note: not a complaint) and basically living out of a suitcase for 6 weeks. thankfully, all destinations are similar climates so i can just wear the same 4 outfits on repeat – a nightmare for someone in the fashion industry but definitely better for the zippers on my carryon.
when you live out of a suitcase you CRAVE newness in your wardrobe. you HATE EVERYTHING you own. it’s like being on a diet – when in god’s name does chocolate look as good as when you’re abstaining? and if you haven’t ever had to/chosen to, there’s the door, we’re fighting.
if you, like me, are starting your spring wardrobe shopping and excited to put those winter coats under the bed WHERE THEY BELONG, then let’s chat through this together. i scoured the internet and found 4 pieces you *need* to keep up with the cool kids on the ‘gram. maybe you’re on a budget! don’t worry i got you covered with a less than $100 selection (as always!). maybe that tax return is burning a hole in your pocket and you just want something NICE. i gotchu girl. or well, Gucci does.
and so, without further edition:
TAKE MY MONEY : spring has sprung edition
we all know it. the 5th day after your paycheck gets direct deposited. you paid rent, your cell phone, your friend back for picking up the check the other night when your debit card was in your other purse. you feel like a rockstar seein that money go into your account then all of a sudden you look back and almost all of it is GONE. THANKS OBAMA.
aww thats not funny anymore.
anyway. do not fret m’dear, there is plenty for you still. add just one of these babes to your fabulous life. not only are we seeing that sleeves are THE THANG at the moment, but poplin is spring’s best friend as far as fabrics going. these jeans are my PERSONAL FAVORITE JEANS ON THE PLANET. yes i own two pairs. quirky shoes? goes with everything and channels your inner emoji love. AND GIRL THIS CLUTCH. wear this with a black romper to your friends birthday or with your white dress come summer.
can you tell that i’m loving this neon tassel trend? just like my general concern for the state of our nation, this straw bag trend aint goin nowhere. One Teaspoon jean shorts were like, totes the shorts of the summer last summer. buy some now! and then say you had them last year if you want cause who the heck is gonna know, right? Schutz is one of my absolute favorite shoe brands but can be pricey (like..$600…) but these incredible babes are only $170!! ok “only” i know what you’re thinking, but these will be shoes you wear every other day for the next 8 months and make your feets feel like heaven. last but not least, this jacket is owned by …mmmmm PROBABLY EVERYONE IN NYC. click the pic below to get yours – hundreds of colors to choose from.
maybe you’re like me, in which case, which dating apps are you on? cause i’m not really…wait. not the time.
anyway. i’m of the mindset that i love to fill my closet with Zara, HM and Forever 21, but will add 1-2 pieces a month, every two months that really is an expensive (or as i like to call it, QUALITY) staple. these frayed jeans will be everywhere this year and this Self Portrait dress (being the hottest brand in my eyes right now) are definitely worthy of an investment. ok WHY DOES EVERYONE HAVE A FURLA BAG ALL OF A SUDDEN. i don’t know how they did it but they made a comeback folks. i mean, i get it they’re awesome bags – did you know the flap comes off and you can interchange it with other flaps to jazz it up? too cool. these shoes speak for themselves but in case they’re tired and don’t feel like talking, stop buying staple shoes at Topshop. i can’t stress it enough. you guys these are $400 and i get the sticker shock but you will have them for 400 years so that’s basically a dollar a year, right? *checks bank statement*
i have one word and one word only for you: pizza.
crap wrong word.
GUCCI. y’all it is Gucci’s world and we are just livin in it. it started with the slides that TOOK OVER the city and instagram and my pinterest and dreams. then the Disco Bag had a resurgence as their “less than $1000” option…by $20 but whatever. then the first new gucci bag to sweep the nation come out and i need it immediately. then i saw Peace Love Shea wear this tee shirt and i wanted it. then We Wore What and i needed it. then all of a sudden, EVERYONE ON THE PLANET HAD THE TEE SHIRT HOW WHY WHAT SAMPLE SALE DID I MISS. roll your eyes all you want at the $590 price for a tee shirt but if you want to splurge, at least get some IG likes out of it.
you said it not me.
happy shopping boo bear. tell me what you must have for spring, what you’re loving in the comments below. or come over with sauvignon blanc and we can online shop on my couch while watching Friends episodes on repeat.
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