Posts tagged "Vince"

April 06th 2011

Wednesday Sales!

A quick “run” through the new sales of three of PP’s favorite stores, Saks, Neimans, & Cusp, this morning resulted in the following highlights (hopefully it’s all still there!):

1.  Tory Burch Edie Naplak Flat - $119 (was $195)

These basic patent flats (sans the huge logo in the front) are available in tan, gray and black.  Cute for your commute to/from work or anytime you want a neutral flat.

Available at Cusp

2.  Rebecca Taylor Simple Tie Waist Shirt Dress - $234 (was $350)

We highlighted this dress in one of our first Pretty Polished posts but we also added on that we hated the price tag.  Still a bit expensive but more manageable and a great

Available at Neiman Marcus and Saks

3.  Diane Von Furstenberg Brisa Wrap Dress - $195 (was $325)

Anytime a wrap dress goes on sale, grab it immediately!  We love the bright and bold stripes on this one.  The colored tights are a bit much with the print but we’re imagining this with a bare leg for summer.  Steal this while it’s still around!

Available at Cusp

4.  Milly Audrey Mock Neck Top - $123 (was $185)

WH owns this lightweight sweater and wears it non stop to work.  With a pencil skirt, this is cut in such a flattering way that just lays against your curves.  Add a cardigan for when you’re cold or go without for spring/fall, a basic black sweater top can never go wrong.

Available at Neiman Marcus or Cusp (for $111)

5.  Tibi Raindrop Print Shiftdress - $178 (was $298)

The Tibi silk shift dress is a classic from their collections and this one is no different.  This can be paired with tights and boots for winter or bare legged for summer. This print is so fun and we love all of the colors!

Available at Cusp

6.  Tibi One Shoulder Blouson Dress - $250 (was $385)

The original price of thi one made it a dealbreaker but this bright green summer fun party dress’ hemline is flattering to the leg; this dress would be perfect for a night out.

Available at Cusp

7.  Vince Checkerboard Sweater - $157 (was $237)

Back when I was living in cold Chicago, I took full advantage of end of winter sales to buy these comfy Vince sweaters. I love them and there is nothing softer or more comfy than leggings paired with one of these.  This also comes in gray (available at Cusp or Neimans)

Blue available at Neiman Marcus

8.  DVF Boxie Shorts - $78 (were $185)

If you can pull off these shorts, they are too freaking cute. We love the bold stripes (the vertical will help slim the leg) but paired with a black blousy top and heels, these are a fantastic addition to your going out collection.

Available at Saks

9.  Milly Danielle Ruffle Dress - $269 (was $385)

I’ve had my eye on this for a while simply because of the ruffle neck of this dress; wear your hair up in a poofy bun for quite the statement.  The belt helps define your waist and the navy is perfect.  This also comes in coral for those of you lucky enough to have a tan!

Available at Saks

10.  Juicy Couture Printed Shift Dress - $109 (was $158)

An affordable way to get in on the ikat trend. We love how easy this dress is.  Throw it on with a skinny black basic belt (a stretchy one would be nice) and some black strappy sandals and you’re good to go.  We all need one of these in our closets.

Available at Saks

11. Jay Godfrey Rope Belted Jersey Dress - $144 (was $240)

Another simple and easy dress for wherever you need to go. We hate the belt that it comes with but that’s not a reason to dismiss this basic navy piece as you can substitute a number of different color and style belts with this dress.  The jersey looks super comfy and if you’re not a fan of the way pockets lay on dresses like this (which I am not) simply take it to a tailor and ask them to sew them up for you.  Flat sandals for day or heels for night…this can take you from both in a pinch.

Available at Saks 

12.  Marc by Marc Jacobs Parker Twill Coat- $394 (was $698)

Google Analytics tells us we have readers tuning in from Alaska, so this sale find is for you! I am a huge fan of Marc Jacobs coats…I have a version of this coat from a few seasons ago and I am obsessed with my hot pink MJ trench coat that I wear to death come spring. The ribbed sweater bottom part of the sleeve keeps your hands snow-free and it is super warm!

Available at Neiman Marcus

-WH


April 20th 2011

Lightweight solid tops for layering

It was 45 degrees on my walk to the subway this AM and it has the potential to get up to 71. I am so confused.  So I’m layering like crazy. The key to all of my layering is the lightweight tank top/short sleeve top - it is conservative because it does not show too much shoulder and I can take off my jacket without feeling naked/getting fired.  We’ll post more on this layering look but below are a few solid neutrals to pair with just about any color. 

1.  Phillip Lim Glass Pearl Embellished Top - $101

I bought this top last year and it stayed tags on until about a month ago.  Now I can’t take it off.  I tucked it in black pants for work last week and felt a little bit like Ellen because I rarely wear pants but I just loved how it looked.  Last night I wore it to dinner with a navy blazer and skinny jeans (as I could for every item on this post).  The built in necklace makes this so easy to accessorize.  I threw on some diamond studs and a monogrammed chain bracelet and was done. 

Available at TheOutnet

2.  Phillip Lim Boxed Pleat Top  - $195

I hate the price of this for a cotton top but Phillip Lim’s detailing of the twisted top and box pleats are just adorable.  His fabrics are just so soft.  He can do no wrong.

Available at Barneys

3.  Vince Linen Scoop Neck Tee - $85

Under a gray cardigan, ivory blazer, or just about anything, this tee will serve you well. It’s on my wish list.

Available at Cusp

4.  Nanette Lepore Tuckered Out Top - $278

This is a much fancier version of the layered look but this Marigold color is featured in In Style this month as an “it” color for spring.  We posted this with our colored pants looks last month - Pair it with cobalt blue, bright fuschia or just about any bright for the colorblocking trend.  This top can definitely take you into the evening hours with some long earrings (a necklace is unnecessary).

Available in yellow at Shopbop or Bloomingdales or Neimans or Berry at Saks (friends and family!)

5.  T by Alexander Wang Muscle Tee - $86

I love the toughness of the gray color combined with the sleeveless cut and u-neckline.  I’m thinking of putting it with a navy poofier skirt to combine the masculine vibe with a flirty feel. 

Available at Barneys

6.  Tibi Solid Shell - $209

Bright blue is my favorite and this shell would be great for work with a long strand of pearls.  The details on the sleeves add a sweet touch!

Available at Tibi

-WH


April 21st 2011

Open Knit Sweaters for Spring

We are on the hunt for comfy daywear and the open knit trend is one we think falls in that category.  Each of these sweaters can be paired with a pair of black or white skinnies, shorts, or even a thin cotton romper when you need to stay warm.

 

 

1.         Theory Nimue B Top - $325

This sweater comes in white (Saks) grey  (Bloomies/Shopbop) or black (Shopbop). 

Available at Shopbop or Bloomingdales or Saks

2.       Something Else By Nataile Wood Mesh Sweater - $103

Available at Revolve Clothing

3.        Funktional Parallel Sweater - $98

We love this in the olive color with denim!

Available at Shopbop

4.        Elizabeth and James Dottie Pullover - $275

We love the thick knit of this sweater and it looks so comfy.

Available at Shopbop, Bloomingdales, Saks or Nordstroms

5.        Trouve Crop Knit Sweater -$68

The cropped look is everywhere this spring and we are into the gray knit.

Available at Nordstroms

6.  Vince Boatneck Cropped Sweater
$225
Saks 

7.  Vince Metallic Sweater 
$325
Saks

This sweater is great because you can style it year-round.  It looks just as great at the holidays with blank pants as it does with white jeans or shorts in the spring.  


May 11th 2011

Saks Sale Finds

LW

Hi Everyone, I have RE-EMERGED from the land of the law to the LAND of the LIVING and my timing couldn’t be more perfect.  Neimans and Saks are both running fantastic sales this week on *new* spring summer items.  I just happened to spy a few things I’ve been eyeing over the last few months, and a few new ones too. 

Alice & Olivia Leather Skirt
$346
WH and I have been obsessed with this leather skirt for months.  It’s perfection and now its 30% off.

Theory Sweater
$192
This is still an expensive sweater, but I love the uneven hemline and it just screams comfort.  

Vince Metallic Sweater
$227
Another expensive sweater, and another item I’ve been eyeing for months.  My sister tried this on at Christmas and it was the most perfect holiday top.  She ultimately opted for a dress for Christmas dinner but this was hard to pass up.  

Tibi Cap Sleeve Dress
$280
I purchased this dress during the Bloomie’s private sale and its perfection.  It runs true to size - the leather panels and the dipped v back add a lovely detail to the shift shape.

Halston Heritage
$227
I picked this dress as one of my favorites awhile back.  I’m not quite sure why the hemline is 1” below this model’s crotch but the photo on net-a-porter is much more promising.  

Rebecca Taylor Mini Tunic
$255
I have a similar dress by RT from last summer and it is super flattering.  I get a lot out of wear out of this style because you can wear it day or night.  I also like having a breezy long sleeved dress option for cooler summer nights.

Rebecca Taylor Halter
$262
I am drawn to this RT print; I think it is so pretty! I don’t typically love the v-string halter top look but a) it’s subtle here and b) you could probably hide it if you feel the same way.  This length speaks to the ladylike trend we’re seeing this season and the below the knee length is very flattering to your bottom half.   


May 23rd 2011

WH’s Favorite Dresses - May

It’s been a while since we did a favorite dress post and I think there’s a reason for that. LW and I have been struggling for things we love and for the most part, what I’ve found are basics that can be worn to a lot of different places (casually with flats or sandals or dressed up with a pair of pumps!). 

Vince Tie Front Dress - $245

I just purchased this on sale and I’m obsessed.  It’s a perfect LBD to take you ANYWHERE.  You can blouse it up for a shorter length for going out or I can pull it straighter for work.  It also was not wrinkled at all after being in a box for over a week.

Available at Barneys or Cusp

Diane Von Furstenberg Splice Mini Dress - $325

This dress is a recommendation from PP reader, JL.  She wore this for her bday and loved it. Super comfy and flattering fit with the cute splice detailing at the collar.  Thanks, JL!

Available at Barneys in navy or Saks in bright green

Reiss Grace Dress - $340

This comes in a great neutral as well but I love the draping. The ruched center will give you a waist and this will drape so elegantly. There is a reason Duchess Middleton loves this brand…

Available at Reiss (20% off all items at Reiss with the code PSW20)

Patterson J Kincaid Imperial Dress - $158

I love how easy this dress is.  I really want to pair a dark brown snakeskin belt with it and just throw on a pair of sandals and maybe a light jean jacket for a day date. 

Available at Bloomingdales in blue and also at Shopbop in coral

Trina Turk Mambo Dress - $248

The drapey cowl neck is flattering to all and the dolman short sleeves are great for when you want to cover those arms.  Love the watercolor pattern combined with the bright blue.

Available at Bloomingdales or Trina Turk

Jack and Ginger “Betty” Voile Blouson Dress - $128

A very similar cut to the Trina Turk, I like how the purple and green go together.  Flattering to a golden glow of summer (or a fake one). I’d love to see this paired with a tan blazer.

Available at Nordstrom

Jay Godfrey Strapless Long Ruffle Dress -$385

The gorgeous cobalt combined with the ruffle make this strapless maxi one that you will fee extra special in.

Available at Intermix

Rebecca Taylor One Shoulder Dress

I love the pin dot fabric and the detailing of the one shoulder. The chiffon flows so nicely (I tried it on in gray).  Pair with neutral accessories (a skinny belt and platform pumps?) and you’re ready to go.

Available at Piperlime for $280 in blue or Bloomingdales for $350 in gray


August 29th 2011
Luxe Leather


by Lauren
Generally speaking, I love leather.  The garments last (almost) a lifetime, it screams luxe, and its flattering to the figure.  Nice leather smooths your assets & when fashioned appropriately, adds sophistication to your look.  
This fall, take leather to the office or out on the town.  
Work 
Leather pencil skirts are office appropriate when teamed with low key pieces like a feminine blouse and cardigan.  Keep it light and soft up top (think silk, chiffon, cotton, and ruffles).  Keep your shoes conservative as well, like a nice suede pump.  The leather skirt is a statement, so keep the overall outfit a tad muted… of course if your office is not business formal, ultra conservative, and fashion regressive like mine, feel free to jazz it up a bit by showing some skin in a fitted tank + some jewels.  This would make a great work to happy hour outfit.  (If you are leaving a conservative office for some drinks & want to show some skin, pack a sleeveless shirt and do a quick change).
Play
I have a short leather skirt by Naven & it is perfection in my mind.  It’s everything a mini leather skirt should be - not too short, fitted, quality.  I love wearing this with my silk Joie blouse - its cream, with a deep v neck and a ruffle - it contrasts well with the hard, black leather skirt.  HOWEVER, I am loving the different leather skirt shapes for fall 2011! I love the tulip skirt above and the pleats - (so unexpected for leather).  
3 1 Phillip Lim leather pencil skirt, £645Tibi leather skirt, $620Vince pleated leather skirt, $545Alice Olivia layered skirt, $495Graham Spencer short mini skirt, $209Dallin chase, $356Parker Leather skirt, $286Talbots leather pencil skirt, $269Classiques Entier leather pencil skirt, $248Reiss Short mini skirt, $180Free people, $148 — VEGAN leather skirt! 
Luxe Leather


by Lauren

Generally speaking, I love leather.  The garments last (almost) a lifetime, it screams luxe, and its flattering to the figure.  Nice leather smooths your assets & when fashioned appropriately, adds sophistication to your look.  

This fall, take leather to the office or out on the town.  

Work 

Leather pencil skirts are office appropriate when teamed with low key pieces like a feminine blouse and cardigan.  Keep it light and soft up top (think silk, chiffon, cotton, and ruffles).  Keep your shoes conservative as well, like a nice suede pump.  The leather skirt is a statement, so keep the overall outfit a tad muted… of course if your office is not business formal, ultra conservative, and fashion regressive like mine, feel free to jazz it up a bit by showing some skin in a fitted tank + some jewels.  This would make a great work to happy hour outfit.  (If you are leaving a conservative office for some drinks & want to show some skin, pack a sleeveless shirt and do a quick change).

Play

I have a short leather skirt by Naven & it is perfection in my mind.  It’s everything a mini leather skirt should be - not too short, fitted, quality.  I love wearing this with my silk Joie blouse - its cream, with a deep v neck and a ruffle - it contrasts well with the hard, black leather skirt.  HOWEVER, I am loving the different leather skirt shapes for fall 2011! I love the tulip skirt above and the pleats - (so unexpected for leather).  

3 1 Phillip Lim leather pencil skirt, £645
Tibi leather skirt, $620
Vince pleated leather skirt, $545
Alice Olivia layered skirt, $495
Graham Spencer short mini skirt, $209
Dallin chase, $356
Parker Leather skirt, $286
Talbots leather pencil skirt, $269
Classiques Entier leather pencil skirt, $248
Reiss Short mini skirt, $180
Free people, $148 — VEGAN leather skirt! 


September 12th 2011

Fashion Night-Out-Mare & Effortless Fall Sweaters

by Emily

Although my debut at Fashion-Night-Out NYC last week turned out to be more of a Fashion-Night-Out-Mare (think mobs of “gangstas,” lots of loud honking and street mobs trying to take photos of Jersey Shore’s Pauly D), I did get around to making it to one of my favorite fashion pit stops, Madewell.

While not as high profile as the Helmut Lang party I was planning to attend, the NY based outfit provided a classy offering of San Pellegrino mineral water accompanied by denim colored cookies. They also had a special 10% discount for FNO and gave away polka dotted denim tote bags for purchases of $150 or more.

To collect the door prize, I purchased two sweaters that I scouted out on the Madewell website day of. In addition to being well constructed and made of high quality fabrics (two reasons why Madewell is one of my favorite brands), they met my very discreet criteria for choosing fall sweaters.

Emily’s fall sweater fashion criteria:

- Effortless: Easy to throw on with jeans or a skirt and have instant style, very important as the weather gets colder and one has less of a desire to shuffle through a freezing apartment for the right 6 pieces of an outfit to wear.

- Layerable : Also key factor for changing weather so that you can pair with a t-shirt or a blazer to adjust to the indoor vs. outdoor temperatures

- Comfortable and/or soft: Because when you’re freezing the last thing you want to put on is something itchy or suffocating.

For a quick look at my top picks for Fall’s most effortless sweaters see below starting with the two I bought at FNO.

Madewell Derby Pullover available in Monarch Navy and Heather Pebble (featured), $75 on the Madewell.com website, but look for it in stores because I got it on sale for $49.99 at Madewell Soho.

 

Madewell Cable Knit Crewneck sweater, $98 dollars in stores or at Madewell.com – I love the cabling on the sleeves and the single line of cabling on the front left side- it looks VERY cute on.

Helmut Lang, Looped Silk Asymmetric Sweater, on sale at intermixonline.com for $249.00 – I bought a silver version of this sweater last year at Intermix and it is seriously my favorite sweater of all time. It’s extremely comfortable, great for layering and because the silk has a little bit of a shine to it, it looks really really luxe. TWO THUMBS!

Theory, Emogen Linen Sweater, on sale for $118.00 at saksfifthavenue.com – my girlfriend (who is also named Emily) owns this sweater and I am green with envy every time she wears it. It is formal enough that you can wear it out at night with heals and easy enough that you can pair it with flats for a more casual day look.

Splendid Rugby Stripe V-Neck Sweater available in Vanilla/Caramel and Navy/Vanilla - $188.00 on revolveclothing.com- saw this sweater at Intermix a couple weeks ago, loved it, but decided to see if it would go on sale. *fingers crossed*

 

And finally… The sweater I want so bad but can’t afford: Vince Crop Sweater, $245.00, available at

Bloomingdales.com

– I love Vince. The clothes are so comfortable and stylish and they use the best fabrics. Early Christmas present anyone? 

Xoxo-

E.L.


October 19th 2011
One versatile top… many ways by prettypolished featuring wool shortsEQUIPMENT silk shirt, $210Vince mini skirt, $495Alice + Olivia flare pants, $253Alice + Olivia wool shorts, $198J Brand stretch jeans, $196J Crew long a line skirt, $70Jersey skirt, £65


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