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sale files: searle nyc

Summer is my least favorite season…except when it comes to the sales! Best sales of the entire year, in fact. If you’re in the mood for a little sale fun today, Searle NYC just marked down a bevy of beauties for their killer summer sale. Couldn’t resist showing you a few of my faves:

Yes, my v-neck cashmere sweater collection is threatening to take over my bedroom. But this delicious Magaschoni version in that stunning jade green is calling to me. ($95, was $198)

And speaking of classics that never go out of style, this cap sleeve knit dress (also by Magaschoni) is begging to be my new LBD. It’s so very Audrey…just the thing for those of you that like a more conservative style in your cocktail attire. ($198, was $498.)

I am really feeling the Botkier love this season – their pieces get better every time I look. This Botkier open-toed heel defies all my rules – normally, the peep toe bootie makes me crazy – but I somehow adore these. Plus, they’re perfect for a fall transition – add a colored tight for some interest, or stick with solid black to create a long, lean line. ($149, was $298.)

And, speaking of Botkier, their crossbody bags this season were especially wonderful, and now my two favorites are on sale. It’s hard to choose between that bright red Charlotte ($191, was $318) or the Isla in tarnished gold ($263, was $438)…they’re both perfect for summer, but the Isla is just begging to carry you into fall.

Last but not least, button-down shirts are a new staple of mine. Maybe I’m more in the mood to dress up these days, or I just finally, finally tired of my old tee-and-cardigan standby look. If you’re feeling it too, there are a dozen excellent options on sale…most under $100. So, so hard to narrow down the field!

See anything you can’t live without?

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a couple of killer botkier deals…


i have been on a wicked handbag hunt these last few weeks…my theory is that being told i can’t spend frivolously has put me into a fashion panic!  so suddenly, i’m finding brands that haven’t really appealed to me before are catching my eye.  i spent literally hours on the kooba site last week (potentially more on that later), and now i’m on to botkier.  

i know it’s not exactly the season for black bags, but this ziggy hobo is just the right blend of casual luxe.  black bags are one of those things i never go out looking for…i’m always after color.  but the truth is that a beautiful, classic black bag is an absolute must, and this is a great opportunity to pick up a perfect version for a genuine steal – $187 down from $625.  (for those of you that missed out on the green version of this bag at shopbop’s sale, you can still nab it for $438 at revolve.)

and if the black hobo isn’t exactly the perfect spring bag, this bright fuchsia lita clutch definitely, definitely is.  especially marked down from $350 to $99.

let me know if any of you snag these deals!!

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style steals from sotto and shopbop

(have you entered our giveaway yet?)

admit it…that was some impressive alliteration.  plus, it’s true – there are some serious scores at both of these lovely shops, and i had to share.

at sotto boutique this week, take an additional 30% off the lowest marked price sitewide with code grechen – in other words, discounts so deep, it’s math i can’t even do.  i’m talking steals like these a-ma-zing devotte sandals for $77, down from $300 (also in emerald and black).  i love the idea of these with tights now – so chic.  and this summer…sigh!  

or what about these gorgeous ruffle t-straps for $100 (also down from $300) – you know i’ve been in love with the style, and these are definitely a steal.  

there’s some amazing apparel not to miss as well – this madison marcus dress is right on trend for spring with those ethereal ruffles, and at $70, you’ll be the toast of every party you attend this summer!

for even more fun, shopbop just did a new round of markdowns up to 70%…hurrah!  most of the best deals are actually on pieces from warmer weather times last year, so you can start to bulk up that spring/summer wardrobe.  personally, i’ll finally be scoring this cashmere v-neck sweater i’ve been after since thanksgiving.  it’s 70% off now, down to $60, and my cashmere snobbery is sated:  my experience with shopbop’s house brand is flawless.  

i’m also pretty heavily into this luc kieffer zipper bangle – i showed you the barbed wire version once upon a time, but i might love this even more, especially for $58!

for some reason, i go through bag color phases.  a couple of years ago, it was cobalt – which i sated with a rebecca minkoff bag.  last year, it was yellow…resolved by the amazing gerard darel.  this year, i can feel the green obsession beginning.  this botkier ziggy bag would be a fantastic way to stop the craving in its tracks for a song (well, $178…song optional).  plus, i’m loving the easy, slouchy hobo this year – i’m getting too lazy to hand-carry my bag.

so, what fab pieces will you be splurging (er, saving!) on?

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cheap thrills: botkier for target

first things first, don’t forget to enter this week’s fabulous giveaway, sponsored by your conscience!  seriously, people…free stuff!  when do we not love free stuff??  plus, it’s a good opportunity to introduce youself…internet anonymity is so last season!


the latest designer collection arrived at target.com this morning, and you’re in luck…it’s not terrible!  the new line from botkier actually appears to have some hits…naturally, mixed in with the predictably bad misses.  this collection is actually the closest any have come to echoing the deisgner’s full-priced wares, in my opinion…with gryson’s target collection running a close second.

i’m surprisingly very tempted to pick up the fuschia hobo above – i’m thinking it will be the perfect pop of color during the rainy weather ahead this winter (because, face it – these babies aren’t leather).  it reminds me strikingly of the isis hobo from botkier’s spring line that i came dangerously close to buying several times…but if i buy this one, i won’t feel bad about tiring of the color in 3 months.

that grey python satchel above is one i’m optimistic about, but would have to see in person.  the styling is right in like with botkier’s classic bianca satchel, with a little bit of their nomad collection thrown in for good measure.  i actually love the styling, and do like that they’ve gone for simulated exotics, rather than the predictable patent everyone heads for when using faux leather.  the exotic embossing could be a great trick to disguise the vinyl.  i just worry it’s going to look a little too urban outfitters for my taste.  but seeing is believing.

i’m a little more skeptical of the less-structured bags.  for one thing, botkier just isn’t as familiar with the style – they’re known for structure.  and for another, the thing that saves non-structured bags is the way the leather drapes and puddles…and these just aren’t going to have that quality.  but i like the distressed color of the silver, and again, i think it was an interesting way to disguize vinyl.  so, i’ll be really interested to see if that silver hobo above is fug or fab, but i have much higher hopes for it than for the gold hobo, which i think is just a little too gold, and the bronze tote, which just looks all wrong somehow – like a cheap diaper bag gone awry.  but i do think the white clutch above (also available in that fantastic fuschia color) is a safe bet – the stud detailing just screams botkier, and this one is much more in line with the designer’s signature styles.  i just wish more of the target designers would stop trying to get overly creative with these collections…there’s a reason it’s a signature design, people!

as you all trickle in to target over the next few days, i’d love to hear some more reviews!

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