I tell you, you've got to get to Target ASAP and get this nightgown. I happened on it in the store the other day and was blown away by the quality and the gorgeous vintage details. It feels like a designer piece that would cost 10 times more (it's only $26.99!). Sumptuously silky jersey, gunmetal grey velvet detail under the bust and very soft lace sleeves--the lace continues in the back to beautiful effect. Also in a very pretty purple but you'll want to get the black as it goes perfectly with Thin Man movies and martinis.
It was this photo that set me off and for the last several years I have been carrying around a vintage Coach saddle bag. I've loved it but it's time for something a little different and a little smaller.
Which do you vote for? The Leather Saddle Bag from Cuyana at $165 or the Zatchels Classic Saddle Bag at £65 (plus 20% off during London Fashion Week!)?
I love the viewpoint behind the new Portland-based online boutique Quotidienne. It's full of high-quality, simple styles in a restrained color palette that can be mixed and matched with each other but also blend in seamlessly to any woman's wardrobe. Quotidien in French means day-to-day and these are really clothes to live in, easy and unfussy things that you will reach for in your closet on a regular basis.
You can tell that store owner Leanne Palmer has spent a lot of time selecting all the styles that she carries, including some very hard to track down European and independent designers and she's working with designers to create exclusive offerings. Quotidienne also has a great blog with outfit ideas and a series I love called Taking Care which advises on the best way to take care of the clothes you invest in.
Fresh for Spring two of my home-town heroes, surface design studio Pattern People and fashion designer REIF, have teemed up to give us this fun line of Bauhaus-inspired turbans and headbands. An added boon: they are printed in 100% organic cotton!
Available online from REIF>
Did they get to you too? Pretty amazing, like those gorgeous Latvian mittens I see pop up on Pinterest occasionally. They are from Japanese brand Anonymousism and available at Mill Mercantile. At $25 a pop, they seem like a steal, and this from a girl who's never spent more than $5 on a pair of socks.
Speaking of Mill Mercantile (and this goes for their brother store Unionmade as well) they are offering an extra 20% off a sale styles with code 20MORE and there is sooooo much good stuff.
Some other sales I feel I need to tell you about:
Uniqlo Heattech Sale
I recently reported on my chronic chilliness and my shopping efforts to remedy that. One of the things I picked up was a long-sleeved tee made from Uniqlo's patented warming fabric Heattech. I think this stuff works. I really do. And it feels dreamy, fits great, and so far has held up admirably in the wash. All the Heattech styles are on sale, starting at $9.90, through 1/20. This is an E-Member discount so if you are not already signed up, I think you need to subscribe to see the deal.
All Fall is 50% Off at Conifer
The wonderful SF-based store Conifer has just gotten serious about clearing out Fall to make room for Spring arrivals. Time to grab one of those amazing printed Pendleton The Portland Collection umbrellas!
YMC at up to 50% off with Free Worldwide Shipping (over £200)
I love the quality and classic styling of YMC--it's like APC but way more fun. If you're in the market for a new coat, this is a great time to grab something warm and woolie.
Aubin & Wills at up to 80% Off
Things are quickly getting picked over at these prices but there are still lots of goodies to be had including this black and white striped sweater. Who among us can resist a black and white striped sweater?
Stylepast at up to 70% Off
I won't lie, I get confused and disoriented by some of the Euro brand styles at Stylepaste but there's still always enough to tempt me and keep me coming back. How about this versatile black trench from Sonia Rykiel?
Saltwater at up to 70% Off
There seems to be a euro trend going on with the sales here today. Saltwater can veer a little mumsy at times but it depends how you style things. I keep having to remind myself to skip the flat brogues and long cardigans when I'm wearing my corduroy midi-skirts. I think this Retro Floral Dress could be great for Valentines day with some platform heels.