Thursday, October 3, 2013

ShoppingTips - Black & White Year-round


New England is having a respite of Fall-like weather with temps in the 70s & 80s this week. So this week's ShoppingTips edit features items that are perfect for the temperamental merry go round that is all too common in the Northeast Fall season.
The Colors: Black and White.
The trends (extensively reported on for Fall/Winter 2013 & Spring/Summer 2014): Plaid, Quilted and Ruffles.

I guarantee you will find yourself reaching for these three items, time and time again, from now until spring hits.




  1. GAP cropped plaid motorcycle jacket in gray - $118 (image above via Gap). No doubt about it plaid is in and this jacket, which, feels very 3.1 Phillip Lim to me is your must have piece!  The reviews complain about it being cropped and boxy but that is exactly what makes it oh so chic! (Most days you can find promos on Gap.com main page for 30-40% off - today the jacket would cost you $76.70 with code GAP24HR).
  2. River Island Hi Shine quilted skater skirt in black - $37 (image above via ASOS). I love everything quilted and can tell you if Christine Centenera has rocked the quilted skirt then so should we. For a more luxe skirt check out Urban Code's quilted leather mini! For more things quilted Rachel Zoe did an amaze report.
  3. Thread Short Strapless double ruffle dress in white - $118 orig $395 (image above via ShopBop). I have seen SO many ruffles amongst the SS 2014 fashion shows and cannot wait to infuse my outfits with said adornments! Also available in black, because one cannot have too many little black dresses, this dress is a steal at 70% off!
BONUS  Building blocks for your black, white & gray ensembles currently on sale at Intermix:
Happy Shopping!

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