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Time for Part 2 of my Net-a-Porter sale picks!  They are constantly adding new items, therefore I am constantly adding new items to my cart.  They also started further reductions yesterday so now everything is up to 70% off! As I said in my first roundup, I add everything I like to my cart and then I wait until Final Reductions before deciding on what to get. This does mean I miss out on some pieces but since I don't really need anything that's fine by me. Have you picked up anything from the sale yet?

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Most of this week was quite lovely, with the exception of Monday when it rained and I had forgotten my umbrella in the office. Ugh.  Tuesday morning I headed to a sample sale and spent to much money. Then the rest of the week proceeded as usual...until Thursday. Long story short I ended up working from home and was supposed to go into the office today instead but there are flood warnings and I'm a bit nervous to take the train so I'm working from home again. Hopefully I don't get in too much trouble...but I would rather be safe than sorry.

Monday: Dress:  Lauren by Ralph Lauren (Lord & Taylor), Sweater: Kohl's, Booties: No.704b. (DSW), Belt: Trafalgar (Coco's $5 sale, similar), Watch: Skagen (Rue La La), Earrings: Urban Outfitters, Rings: Urban Outfitters & Mom's
Tuesday: Top: Winter Kate (Hautelook), Pants: American Eagle, Heels: Guess (Marshalls), Watch: Skagen (Rue La La), Earrings: Urban Outfitters, Rings: Urban Outfitters & Mom's
Wednesday: Top: H&M, Sweater: Abercrombie (Coco's $5 sale), Pants: Maison Scotch c/o Aritzia and Lucky, Necklace c/o by boe, Heels: Manolo Blahnik (Roundabout), Watch: Skagen (Rue La La), Earrings: Urban Outfitters, Rings: Urban Outfitters & Mom's
Oh London, how I miss it. I always find myself reminiscing about my past 2 trips to that wonderful city and am itching to go back. I went for the first time in July 2011 and then was back again in March 2012 (both times for Harry Potter events,) now I'm going through withdrawals because it has been over a year since my last trip!  This shirt (and all my photos) help me get through the days when I just want to pack up my bags and hop on a plane.  Who wants to go?!

On a totally different note, these jeans used to be longer. I wore them once, then washed & dried them and they shrunk! Weird, right? But I think I like them better cropped like this, don't you? Showing a bit of ankle, scandalous! And, these sandals are 3 years old and are starting to fall apart. I'm quite depressed because they are one of my favorite pairs.  The bottoms are starting to peel (I should probably re-glue them) and strings are starting to come off the straps.

Song of the Day: London Town by James Taylor

Top: Oasis c/o AndOtherBrands, Jeans: Vintage America, Wedges: Simply Vera by Vera Wang (Kohl's), Sweater: old, Sunglasses: Michael Kors (Marshalls), Watch: Skagen (Rue La La), Earrings: Urban Outfitters, Rings: Urban Outfitters, Mom's and c/o Anjolee

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There are always a handful of items that I am desperate to get my hands on for one reason or another. Today I am posting five items I am coveting.  They are my top picks for staple items I want in my closet (plus one piece just for fun). What I've chosen may not be a necessity for you, which is what makes personal style, for lack of a better word, personal. 

1. Frame Denim Jeans - These are the perfect skinny jean (at least they look that way in photos.) I'm upset that I didn't jump on the dark blue version when it was on Net-a-Porter. I'll know for next time, though.

2.  Thakoon Sweater - I cannot live without sweaters, they are just as much of a staple as jeans in my wardrobe. I wear them all through Fall, Winter and Spring (even chilly Summer nights). So I need all different colors and weights! This one would be great to transition from Winter to Spring.

3.  Chloé Ankle Boots - I've found that I only have a couple pairs of comfortable "walking shoes" for my 1.5 mile commute (each way) to work. I'm in desperate need of some ankle boots. Though I suppose since we're headed into Spring they can wait until next year. While we're on the subject: any suggestions?!

4. 3.1 Phillip Lim Satchel - Who couldn't use a pretty colored purse? I love the detailing on this one and the fact that it can carry everything I need for work. I would also be happy with the burgundy version.

5. Marc Jacobs Mickey Mouse Top - I'm obsessed with Disney and Marc Jacobs, so it's only natural for me to want this adorable pullover, right? It might be a bit much for some people because of it's cropped silhouette, but then again, who doesn't want a little whimsy in their wardrobe.

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As I posted on Tuesday, The Outnet's Clearance sale has started!! You know what that means? 85% off hundreds of pieces by your favorite designers!  Here are some of the pieces I would love to add to my closet.  When the sale first started there were 19 pages of items, as I write this post we're down to 7 stuff sells out FAST! They may add more items as the sale progresses so keep checking back.

Click the photos to view the product pages! (you have to register first to see the products)

Proenza Schouler
Tara Matthews
Tara Matthews
Jil Sander
Calvin Klein
Yves Saint Laurent
The Row
Giambattista Vall
DKNY (Cape)
Here we are with anther installment of my Fall 2013 favorites!!  View all my favorites here on my Lookbook!
Christian Dior
Elie Saab
Dolce & Gabbana
Bottega Veneta
This past weekend I met up with Christine and Lydia for brunch and some shopping. There were supposed to be more of us, but the other girls couldn't make it...sad!  We enjoyed a lovely brunch at Nellie Green's and then headed to Coco's of Madison because they are having a $10 sale...everything is $10!!! While we were there I tried on so many great pieces, but walked out with a Marc Jacobs denim jacket, knee-length flared leather skirt and a burgundy oversized jacket (which the woman at the store said retailed for $500, wowie!)  I paid a measly $30, how awesome is that!?

On Monday I went out to breakfast with my Aunt, Uncle and cousin and we stopped at Uptown Consignment. They also had amazing pieces; we're talking a Proenza Schouler vest and Miu Miu dress (among other non-designer pieces!)  I found a pair of Dolce and Gabbana mary janes for $98; they fit perfectly and were in great condition, except one was missing a heel tip. I left without them and couldn't stop thinking about what I could wear them with, so I stopped at the store again on my way home to pick them up.  Because of the missing heel tip I got 20% off! YES!!! New tips have been ordered and once I put that on they'll be as good as new.

Song of the Day: Something in the Way She Moves by James Taylor

Blazer: Chanel (Roundabout Resale), Skirt: H&M, Sweater: American Eagle, Heels: White Mountain c/o Marshalls, Watch: Michael Kors (Lord & Taylor), Sunglasses: Ray Ban 'Emma' (Marshalls), Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Shopbop), Lightening Bolt Ring: RawEarthStudio on etsy

(sorry for the photo overload, but that's what happens when Lydia takes my photos)

It was SO cold and windy, we were dying...evidence:
Happy Friday!  What a week we had, right? The storm kept me home on Monday because we weren't plowed until 8pm...oy! But then I went back to work Tuesday - Thursday and will be working from home today, as usual.  Unfortunately I missed two events on Monday (the LXR & Co. Brunch & the Kaelen presentation) BUT I got to go to the Kate Spade Saturday exclusive preview party on Wednesday! I'll tell you more about that on Monday.

As you can see, I have a new item on this week! My CHANEL BLAZER!!! EEEP! I alluded to the purchase in this post revealing my Burberry Prorsum dress.  This was definitely a really lucky find at Roundabout Resale.  I paid $400 for it...can you say AMAZING!  After some research I found that it is from Autumn 1998, it's amazing how a classic item really can stand the test of time (duh, that's why it's classic.) Needless to say I am obsessed and can't wait to wear it more!

I have also decided to try and wear all my blazers over the next few weeks. It's such a shame that they don't get as much wear as I would like, but they make it difficult to wear coats and those are definitely a necessity in the city. But I'm going to suck it up and wear them, even if I have to carry them while I walk! ;)

Monday: Blazer: The Extreme Collection (Second Time Around Vintage), Top: Equipment (Marshall's), Jeans: Rag & Bone (Shobop), Booties: No.704b. (DSW),  Watch: Michael Kors (Lord & Taylor)

Tuesday: Blazer: Chanel (Roundabout Resale) Tee: H&M, Jeans: Free People (Gilt Groupe), Flats: Liz Claiborne (DSW), Necklace: Francesca's, Watch: Michael Kors (Lord & Taylor)
Thursday: Sweater: Madewell (Shobop), Vest: French Connection (Marshall's) Jeans: Genetic Denim c/o Piperlime, Boots: Grandma's Brooch: Laila Rowe, Watch: Michael Kors (Lord & Taylor)

And a detail shot of my alligator :)

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