Shopping on Spring

Window shopping on the go? I'm down!

spring app -- boots by matt bernson

spring app

spring app - jewelry by satya

Have you heard of the new app Spring? I discovered it last week when it was mentioned in passing in an article somewhere…and I was immediately intrigued and downloaded it right away! Spring is an app that allows you to shop on your phone, directly from your favorite brands (and likely a few new ones you’ll discover). There are well known brands already on the app (think companies like Vince, Equipment, Joie, and Alice + Olivia), but I love that Spring features lots of smaller, up and coming brands too (like Everlane, Ix and Cuyana). I’ve also enjoyed browsing around and finding new-to-me shops that I probably would’ve never known about otherwise (especially in the beauty realm!).

The app is beautifully designed, and it’s fun to look at collections of brands you might’ve heard of, but don’t know much about. Right now, it seems like a lot of the retailers on it tend to skew a little pricey, but Spring is adding new shops weekly, and I’ve noticed many jewelry, beauty, and “lifestyle” companies that are more affordable! Additionally, when items go on sale, you can see it on the app and jump on it before the deal is gone (ahem, gorgeous Yumi Kim jumpsuit). The Spring app is truly, wonderfully, window shopping at its best.

The most dangerous part? If you find something you love — say, a pretty little baguette ring or a silk infinity scarf — you can purchase the item with a single swipe of the finger. For now, I’m not uploading my shipping and credit card info, lest I do some serious damage. Though, let’s be honest, if I can one-swipe buy and stock up on my fave Everlane tees and tops, and beauty goodies from RMS, I’m going to break down eventually…

Are you already on Spring?  You can download it here. Let me know if you check it out!

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Items in the post: Boots from Matt Bernson  |  Earrings from Satya Jewelry 

Images courtesy of Spring

This month's quote: "Take your pleasure seriously."

What I Want to Wear: An Outfit for Errands

No seriously, is it blazer weather yet?

cute outfit for fall

A little outfit inspiration to kick off the week. I saw this outfit on J.Crew’s website a while ago and have been saving it in my mental “must re-create” file for fall dressing (don’t lie, you have one too). I know, I know, it’s nothing fancy or ground breaking, but let’s be honest, when you work from home, it doesn’t take much to get your blood racing, style wise. Earlier this year, I bought a pair of men’s Adidas sneakers — the really retro kind — and have so far only worn them on walks to the park. I can’t wait to pair them with jeans and a blazer once the temps start falling later this month — it’s the perfect outfit for errands on the weekends, or for strolling around the ‘hood with a hot tea in hand.
This weekend, I had brunch with Grace and she introduced me to the natural beauty brand Bite Beauty. She showed me this gorgeous Champagne colored Agave Lip Mask that’s one of their signature products, and I loved the sheer wash of color; plus, she raved about how moisturizing this stuff is. I’m looking forward to trying it…my lips are parched now, let’s not even talk about what they’ll be like when the air gets drier!

How was everyone’s weekend? We had such a lovely, lazy long weekend. Ate too much, watched lots of movies, hung out with friends, avoided the oppressive humidity —  it was a quiet, peaceful end to summer. Hope yours was just as good!

 

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ITEMS TO GET THE LOOK: Schoolboy Blazer in Black (on sale!) and Navy  |  Distressed Jeans  |  Striped Sweater  |  Nude Lip Sheer  |  Classic Sneakers

Image: Via J.Crew’s Week of Denim; graphics added by me

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7 Shoes for Fall

It hit the mid 60s in NY last week. Mama wants a new pair of boots.

There’s a tree on our block that, no joke, is beginning to turn yellow and orange. Last week, there were a few days cool enough that gentleman were donning blazers, and ladies broke out wooly, warm cardigans. August isn’t even over yet, but it’s unmistakable: there’s a distinct feeling of autumn in the air. I, for one, love it. I honestly think it’s a side effect of living in the Bay Area for 7 years, where fall wardrobes are in season virtually year round, but the outfits that make me feel most like myself are the ones I can wear in autumn. On my mind as I begin to gear up for the season? Shoes for fall. Because who doesn’t love a new pair of boots?

I’ve seen tons of menswear inspired oxfords this year, and I won’t lie, I’m kind of not into it (a clunky, blocky shoe on my short frame = clown couture). J.Crew has a more delicate suede loafer that I think makes a great substitute for the trend (the punchy red color helps matters too). They also created this truly incredible glitter pump. I’m usually not so into such whimsical statement shoes, but for some reason, these just felt so fabulous and special. Last year, one of my favorite pair of everyday booties was sent to me by Old Navy. Even with the crazy, snowy winter, they held up beautifully and are SO comfortable — I’m definitely going to investigate these perforated boots this year (I mean, c’mon, you really can’t beat that price).

Are you starting to take note of shoes for fall yet? Has it begun feeling like autumn where you live? Or is it still hotter than the blazes? I say bring on the cooler temps!

MORE FALL SHOES I LOVE

 

 

And a little PS – Thank you all so much for the kind comments and feedback yesterday! Please continue to let me know if you notice any glitches around the site. xx

 

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Shop Shoes: Rachel Zoe Harmony Booties  |  J.Crew Roxie Glitter Pump  |  DVF Hilda Pumps  |  Old Navy Perforated Boots  |  J.Crew Georgie Loafers  |  Kate Spade General Bow Flats  |  Sole Society Opal Slingbacks

Quote by: Albert Camus