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Kate Spade New York Surprise Sale

On the heels of New York Fashion Week and just in time for Fall, kate spade new york is having a surprise sale for two days only (from 9/16 – 9/17), and this is one sale you are not going to want to miss.  The gist:  Kate Spade is taking up to 75% off at their shop during the kate spade new york surprise sale, the style essentials edition (and this one is just that good!)  


For starters, there are so many signature bags and wallets on sale.  That Catherine Street Pippa bag (in black and tan) is at the very top of my list (and Pippa Middleton’s as well.)


And as always, I’m a huge fan of the oh-so-girly dresses by Kate Spade, and these sale LBD’s are totally perfect [and will last straight through Fall and Winter paired with tights and an adorable coat (plenty of those on sale too!)]

By the way, you won’t need a code for the sale, all prices are priced as marked.

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Classic Bean Boots (and Some Big Travel News)

Last Winter, Mike and I headed to my parents’ house in Maine for a very cold Winter vacation.  It was a lovely ten days spent freezing, eating, aaand slipping and sliding.  I mean, seriously, how do Northerners do it?  No matter what boots I wore, or how carefully I walked (a.k.a., the ninety-year-old shuffle), I slipped around on the ice like a terrified puppy.  Hubby had been smart and bought these heavy duty Sorels (actually, strike that … I was smart on his behalf, and somehow not mine, and had ordered him a new pair of boots for the trip, but skipped ordering myself a pair because they looked so giant and furry and I was convinced I could make “cute” boots work in the snow.)  No, no you can’t.  Do not pass go.  Do not collect $200.  Cute boots and snow were never meant to be.  I’ve seen plenty of cute heavy duty Winter boots since then, but today I’m here to talk to you about the ever-classic bean boots (as in, the L.L. Bean boots New Englanders have been wearing for more than a hundred years.  There’s a reason for that.)

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I first spotted bean boots in Maine.  Actually, I spotted them everywhere.  On everyone.  They’re cute in this unbelievably charming classic-hipster-meets-prep kind of way.

You’re probably rolling your eyes right now, saying, “Lexi, duh, it’s only September.”  But here’s the thing, bean boots sell out quickly, and take weeks (if not months) to make and ship … each pair is handmade in Maine (Read: worth the wait), so September IS the time to order them.  (I was majorly tempted by this pair as well, but I thought the full shearling lining might be just a tad much, even for me.)

As for the traveling …

I also happen to have grand plans to travel like crazy this Fall/Winter, because as of October 3rd, hubby’s residency interview season will officially kick off, and Scarlett and I will be tagging along as often as possible (both because I am travel-obsessed and I am equally terrified to agree to move to a city I have never been to/can’t picture for the life of me.)  So much more on our residency travels coming soon.  


By the way, just ordered my first pair: the 8″ Gore-Tex/Thinsulate bean boots (with plans to add the shearling insoles for extra cold travel days); I wanted a pair that could withstand melting snow and seriously cold temperatures … along with anything below fifty degrees, because when you’re from Miami, below fifty is freeeezing.

For comparison, the 6″ hit at around the ankle and are great for Fall and everyday wear; the 8″ cover more leg (and I think are more suitable for colder temps); and the 10″ hit at lower mid-calf (are 100% Winter-ready and look adorable laced up only about halfway.)

Do you own a pair of bean boots (or something similar?)  What’s your favorite style?

Images via: Bows & Sequins // Prep Avenue // What I Wore // Classy Girls Wear Pearls // Empire Style of Mind


Style Guide: Making the Fall Transition

For the next few months, I’ll be teaming up with Sears Style to bring you adorable and affordable ways to dress up as the temperatures drop.  First up:  how to effortlessly take your favorite Summer piece right into Fall.  This Summer, I fell for the very bohemian floral-print kimonos.  Though they work great as a beach cover-up or light Summer jacket style, the kimono actually works seamlessly right into your Fall wardrobe.  Add darker colors and layers to keep the kimono season appropriate, and go for richer shades (like this flower-print kimono in shades of red and purple.)

I also paired my kimono with a little black swing dress, tights, a great statement necklace, boots, and an on-trend tote bag (covered in fringe … because fringe is the perfect Fall compliment.)

What are your favorite Summer pieces?  How are you making them work for Fall? 

Get the Look:  Sears Style Kimono // Sears Style Mesh Fringe Statement Necklace // Sears Style Stackable Midi Rings // Black Swing Dress // Fringe Tote // Sears Style Lace-up Boots

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How to Wear White After Labor Day

Though I won’t be sad to see the hotter temperatures disappear as Summer is officially winding down (or at least in the case of Miami, dropping maybe five degrees), I will miss all of the crisp white shades in fashion and design.  I tend to stick to monochromatic colors: black and white will forever be my go-tos (with pops of color and metallic here and there).  And after getting plenty of inspiration from Crystalin’s Summer guest post all about wearing Summer whites, I’m certain I can’t let white go.  Who says you can’t wear white after Labor Day?

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A few tips for wearing white well into Fall (and Winter):

  • Pair whites with classic neutrals, like camel, grey, and black for a sophisticated fall look.
  • Look for creamier “Winter” whites, rather than overly bright whites.  (There is a difference!)
  • Shop for soft white fabrics – think sweaters, soft cotton, and lace.
  • Pairing black and white is always a good idea.


I am a stickler for keeping my whites (and mostly whites) extra white; with Clorox® Smart Seek™ Bleach you can now bleach your patterned whites in addition to your all-whites (just because they have a pattern doesn’t mean the whites should get dingy.)  Not only is Clorox® Smart Seek™ Bleach great for keeping solid white clothes bright, it’s color safe on most striped white, patterned white and screen printed whites when used as directed, so you can toss them in with your solid whites.

By the way, if you’re on-site at their activation this Saturday, you can share a picture on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook of your favorite pattern using #SmartSeekNYFW #Sweeps and #smartseek for a chance to win invites to a Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week show. Good luck!


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Confessions of a Shopaholic: Birthday Edition

Today is my birthday; my very first as a mama.  Crazy, how time flies!  Though we’re keeping the celebrating low key, a girl can dream about pretty shiny new things.  And these are a few of my favorites …

Not so subliminal message: hubby, meet my wishlist.  Wink, wink.


I’m a bit bag-crazy right now, and a smaller, light-weight, go-anywhere bag is at the top of my wishlist (this may have something to do with the massive diaper bag and baby I’ve newly acquired).  Craving the Gucci Disco Bag, the Chloé Marcie Crossbody, and the Clare V. Supreme Haircalf Mini Sac in Leopard.

And on the baby note, a dressed up headband to keep my hair out of my face, and baby’s girl’s reach, is a winner in my book.

The cream-colored Prada Cat’s-Eye Sunglasses are just so darned cool.

Chanel makes my absolute favorite nail polish colors, and I suspect I’ll be doing many at-home manicures in my future.

As for jewelry, an edgy arrowhead necklace and stacks of Catbird rings are high on my list.

Though we’ll probably spend this birthday on the sofa with take-out sushi and a roster of chick flicks, a girl can dream of a great party dress … loving this Parker Michelle Bead-Embellished Ruched Cocktail Dress.

Because I’m obsessed with my tech, my iPhone deserves a new outfit too.

And last but not least, the oh-so gorgeous Valentino Rockstudsflats, because you know, I’m trying to be practical here.


Oh, and not to be forgotten, the Moroccan Wedding Blanket … I’ve pretty much wanted one of these for a good two years now.

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Labor Day Weekend Sales (Updated Daily!)

Over the next few days I’ll be sharing my favorite wow sales (mostly fashion and design, with a few baby-friendly bargains sprinkled in … I have teeny tiny dresses on the brain), because what would Labor Day weekend be without a few great {online} sales?  Plus, shopping tip:  By the time Labor Day weekend rolls around, retailers need to clear their shelves of back-to-school and summer merchandise, which motivates them to offer some seriously steep discounts.  In fact, you may actually find better deals over Labor Day weekend than you would during Black Friday sales … these sales are that good.

By the way, Monday is my birthday, so you know I’ll be treating myself to a few presents!  (Birthday wishlist to follow.)

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OTTE is offering 20% off of all bags + shoes with code LABORDAY20.  (Ends Friday, 8/29)  (This Clare V leopard crossbody bag is at the top of my wishlist!)

BAUBLEBAR is having a huge labor day sale … prices start at 50% off!  (Love, love, love the double baguette bar pendant!)

LULU & GEORGIA, one of my favorite home decor sites, is offering 25% off sitewide with code LABORDAY25 (Ends Monday, 9/1)

C. WONDER is taking 30% off full price items, plus free shipping over $100.

J.CREW is taking 25% off everything with code ALMOSTFALL.  (Love these shirttail sweaters for Fall!)

GAP is rolling out their Labor Day Event, with up to 40% off everything on the site.  (Ends 9/1)

MADEWELL is offering 20% off select dresses and boots and an extra 30% off all items already on sale with code YESYES.  (The Otis Boot, one of my faves, is on sale right now!)

BCBGeneration is taking a whopping 40% off sitewide!  (This floaty little black dress is perfect for every season, and the touch of lace on the back is gorgeous.)

LES NOUVELLES is taking an extra 25% off Spring/Summer Sale Collections, with code SOLONG.  (Ends September 1st at
Midnight ET.)

LORD & TAYLOR is having their annual Labor Day Sale with an extra 20% off regular and sale-priced items + 25% off clearance items. Use code: LABORDAY from 8/28/14-9/2/14.

OLD NAVY is offering up to 50% off the entire store (both in store and online) from 8/29 – 9/1.

WAITING ON MARTHA is taking 20% off EVERYTHING with code SOLONGSUMMER.  (Love this noir cake pedestal … how great would it be for a Halloween party?)

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