I've been loving Kate Spade lately (although I have been just looking and not purchasing) and the new September arrivals are no exception. The pattern for September is Polka Dot which I can't get enough of anyway. Here are some of my favorites.
I recently came across these gorgeous photos of traditional designs and thought at first they were of the same house. They are actually of several different homes, designed by different designers but I think they would all work together in the same house wouldn't they? Can I have that house? Please?
A lovely reader asked me to be on the look out for a budget friendly, not too big, crossbody bag for her upcoming trip to Rome (ugh, so jealous!). So today's wish list is a list of bags that might be options.
I really meant to take more pictures and do a great fitting room review post about some items I have been eyeing at Forever 21. I'm not sure what happened...but...well...this is all I have.
I really wanted to find this jacket:
I did find it. But it didn't fit. It was way too long on me and the shoulders were HUGE on me. I think it would be fantastic on someone taller. (Sorry for the bad pic - there is a shirt behind the jacket)
I liked the black outline on this top and thought it might be a good option for the Rachel Zoe Lara or Banana Republic Laura. But the sleeves were a strange length and I didn't like the tie (although removeable). I just didn't love it.
Here is what I was wearing...a casual Saturday outfit of chambray top (Old Navy), black jeans (Old Navy) and sandals (Clarks). After seeing this pic I buttoned the chambray shirt. I think it looked a little better that way than it does in this picture.
This bag is a lot like the Celine leather shopper that Miranda Kerr has been photographed carrying. I really like the zipper details. It's a good size and didn't look too cheap. But I didn't like the straps. They were a different material than the rest of the bag and I just didn't care for how it looked. Also, they were a strange length. Almost too short to go over your shoulder but too long to just carry. So far I am not buying anything on this trip.
I love this dress! Since I'm not that tall, the dress isn't inappropriately short on me. It falls just a few inches above my knees. I think it will look great with tights and boots in the fall and great now with black flat sandals. I don't know where I'm going to wear it but it's awfully cute. Also, I don't have a picture of it IRL or me wearing it... I told you this wasn't a very good blog post!
Kate Spade is having an online sale today and tomorrow. One of the bags I wanted to put on my bag wish list a few weeks ago, but didn't because it was too expensive, is on sale!!! Now it is a little bit more reasonable...hmmm...