Lanvin Is H&Ms Rumored Next Designer Collaboration

UPDATE - the rumour has been confirmed!  The collection will be on sale November 23.  See the press release here.

Line up ladies.  One of our favorite designers is rumoured to be collaborating with H&M.  Here's to hoping that the collection will be available in one of the Boston stores.  Years ago when Stella McCartney collaborated with H&M I was lucky enough to snap up a few pieces which I still have and love to this day.  Unfortunately, H&M of late has not been including our fair city (we got shut out of Jimmy Choo and had a very limited selection of Sonia Rykiel!). 

Lanvin Is H&Ms Rumored Next Designer Collaboration


The Paige skinny cargo

On this past weekend's shop-a-thon in NYC I bought the Paige skinny cargo pictured below.  I had tried on the J Brand houlihan but the fit just didn't work for me.  It was a surprise because typically J Brand fits me quite well, but in this case it just didn't work.

I think I'll glam up the Paige cargo with a fancy sequin blazer a la the Willow one below (though I'll certainly be looking for something at a much lower price point!) and a pop of color with a bright bag. 


Vixen in Venom!

J Brand pencil wax coated jeans in venom wash

OK so I may be the furthest thing from a vixen but boy, these J brand wax denim jeans in venom are hot, hot, hot.  I'm looking forward to donning these hot little numbers with my new bright, bright blue Mulberry booties that I posted about here.

Pair hot waxed jeans with bright blue booties.  Give the look a classic twist with a trusty Chanel bag.  Top with a fun T and tweed blazer like the Red Valentino bow t shirt and the Smythe one above and you're ready for fall.  Now add that Smythe blazer to my wish list!


Second Chances

On this most recent jaunt to NYC, my sister kindly pointed me in the direction of a fabulous vintage/resale shop.  They sell loads and loads of Chanel, Hermes, Fendi, Louis Vuitton and more.  I am not good at finding the proverbial needle in a haystack, but at A Second Chance, you don't have to be.

I bought these fabulous Chanel earrings (circa 1994) that are big and bold and I love them. 

You can find A Second Chance at Prince and West Broadway in Soho or on the Upper East Side on Lex between 77 and 78.


Hurricane Season

A weekend away requires several magazines, my kindle, possibly my ipad and ipod.  This weekend also required Louboutin new simple pumps, Chanel cross body bag, Top Shop dress, BR 5 pocket leggings

As anyone who has ever lived in Florida knows, we are in the midst of hurricane season.  What most people don't know is that in Boston's South End, hurricane season can come at just about any time.  The most recent strike was Hurricane Lissy in a flurry of packing for a NYC weekend.

A NYC weekend should be relatively low maintenance especially when one considers the fact that my accommodations have more than the necessary amenities.   I usually stay with my sister and her husband which requires me to bring no toiletries, very few lotions and potions and just about no hair styling tools.

But anyone who knows me well knows that packing light is not a skill that has ever come naturally to me.  While I have gotten much, much better over the years, I still have a very strong desire to have the perfect outfit, accessory, lipstick, etc for every occasion.

So despite the fact that I was only going for two days, the act of packing takes me days of thought about what to bring, numerous checks to and several hours of actual packing time.  Not to mention the untidy bedroom I arrive home to as a result.