Spring Picks

Last week we got a taste of Spring in Atlanta with temps of 70+ degrees. While the weather quickly shifted back to normal, that didn’t stop me from dreaming of a few new fresh items for Spring! Now, I’m definitely not saying I will purchase all these items…; but, they are “wants” and on my wish list. I stalk these websites regularly to check for sales. Hope you enjoy! Click the images to shop.

#nordstromeverything (mostly ūüíĀūüŹĹ‚Äć‚ôÄÔłŹ)

Leather Slip on Sneaker by Frye – $200

Shoulder Bag by Saint Laurent¬†(LOVE the color) – $3,150 ūüė≥¬†ūü§Ď

Fresh White Tee by¬† Banana Republic – $30…. do yourself a favor and buy a couple of other colors as well.. black, gray, stripe, blue, red. #nowonsale for $17.70!

Tote Bag by Banana Republic Р$60 Perfect for trips to the pool/beach. #nowonsale for $35.70!

Hair Ties by Slipsilk -$40

White Sneaker by Reebok – $70Red Roses cologne by Jo Malone… it’s PINK – $70

Light Jacket by Member’s Only –¬† $85

Eyeshadow Pallete by Smashbox – $30

 

Sandal by Vince Camuto – $120

Bri‚Äôs Favorite Things 2018

It’s that time again! For the 5th year in a row I’m publishing Bri’s Favorite Things, which can also be used a Holiday Gift Guide for your friends and loved ones. (See also: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014).

Because it’s year FIVE, I’m going BIGGER and BETTER and offering you TONS of options, so…. BUCKLE UP!

BOOKS & WRITING

Becoming , Crazy Rich Asians, Make Your Bed, The Four Agreements, Notebook, Mildliner

TECH

AirPods, White Marble iPhone Case,*Tortoiseshell iPhone Case, HP Sprocket (case, paper), Marshall Bluetooth Speaker,*Popsocket, iPad Mini

BEAUTY

FARMACY Green Clean Makeup Meltaway, Benefit Brow Pencil, Travel Size Cologne, Lipstick, Bloom Perfume

ACESSORIES

Double G Brooch,*Crystal Alphabet Charm, Supreme Backpack, Mini Pochette,*Gold Diamond Initial Necklace (Silver)

TV

Outlander (STARZ), Woman in White (PBS), The Crown (Netflix), Greenleaf (OWN)

CLOTHING & SHOES

Quarter-Zip Sharpa,*Houndstooth Tweed Jacket, Adidas Trefoil Tee,*Vogue Sweatshirt, Slippers, Rain Boots, Alabama Sweatshirt

Happy Shopping!

*items I do not own

 

Best of Chloe

Chloe. A¬†French luxury fashion house founded in 1952 and sold in high end stores like Nordstrom, Saks¬†(best collection) and Neiman Marcus. I absolutely LOVE¬†this designer’s sophisticated pieces and clean lines – mostly their accessories like handbags, shoes and jewelry. Chloe has the absolute PERFECT shade of gray and THE¬†prettiest pink for Spring. The calfskin leather is also amazing. Here are a few of my favorite pieces from their current collection. #wantitall ūüė©

Consider¬†Chloe’s¬†most popular handbag, The¬†Marcie Medium Satchel. It comes in 12 colors (red not shown) and I can honestly see myself carrying most, if not ALL of them¬†depending on the time¬†of year. Pick ANY¬†color… you can’t go wrong!!!

While we’re at it, take a look at Chloe’s 2017 Fall/Winter Runway on YouTube¬†ūüėć or check out #chloegirls on Instagram¬†for the latest fashion trends.

Sophia for Barbie

I’ve told you about Designer Sophia Webster before (click HERE if you missed it). Now Sophia has introduced a new Barbie collection¬†that, unfortunately at the moment is all shoes. When I first heard of this line I was excited about the possibilities. I mean, what girl doesn’t love a Barbie?

SW’s website currently shows¬†6 pair of shoes, which I’ve included pictures of for you below. If I had a little girl I would definitely buy her the tennis shoes. Oh wait, they only come in adult sizes. #fail

Sophia Webster’s Barbie collection offers the perfect way to inject the fashionista’s fabulous style into your own wardrobe. Printed with the iconic B and finished with a glittery heel, the Adele trainers put a wonderfully girly stamp on casual outfits.

Well, not actually? According to Vogue there actually ARE children’s offerings. So I did a little tech maneuvering (see¬†tip #4)¬†and found the mini versions on Selfridge’s website. Selfridge is sort of like Nordstrom¬†(USA) for the UK. And¬†apparently they have an exclusive distribution deal. So I now will change my statement: If I had a little girl I wold DEFINITELY buy us BOTH the Adelle sneakers, take a nice swanky shot and¬†post it¬†on the gram for all to see! #howcute would that be (you’re welcomed moms).

Happy Shopping! (or not).

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The History of Shoes

shoebookAre you a shoe fanatic? If so, you’re in for a treat! InStyle Magazine featured an upcoming book by Nancy MacDonald called The Shoe Book. “For centuries shoes have served as a form of expression that communicates to the world who we are or who we want to be.” The Shoe Book explores the history¬†(1770+) and technologies that have shaped the designs and styles that continue to evolve. With contributions by Manolo Blahnik, Bruno Frisoni, Christian Louboutin, and Sarah Jessica Parker. Check out the video below and pre-order it on Amazon if you’re interested!