I Was in the Garden When…

I Was in the Garden When...

 

Gucci zip jacket
$2,915 – gucci.com

STELLA McCARTNEY jump suit
$1,860 – brownsfashion.com

Book Clutches

If I Could Buy the Entire Collection, I Would — Kate Spade

Kate Spade 21

With so many designers out there, it might seem unfair to pick one favorite. Sometimes the act of selecting a favorite can cast shadow on everything that isn’t the favorite, as if creating a stark contrast between what you like and what you don’t. Yet as anyone who has ever been asked what their favorite food is can attest, playing favorites is simply a part of human nature. So when I say that Kate Spade was my favorite collection from New York Fashion Week, I don’t mean that I disliked the other brands or that their shows had no merit. I just want to celebrate the Kate Spade aesthetic as a look I deeply identify with. The color palette (black, white, red), flowers, girly emphasis on dresses and skirts, and whimsical accessories made me very happy. Every brand has an ideal customer, and let’s just say the Kate Spade Girl and I would get along very well.

Kate Spade Try Again 7    Kate Spade Try Again 6    Kate Spade Try Again 8

Kate Spade Try Again 2   Kate Spade Try Again 5   Kate Spade Try Again 4

Kate Spade Try Again 3  Kate Spade Try Again 10   Kate Spade Try Again 9   Kate Spade Try Again

Of all the fashion categories, the handbag is my favorite because it allows the most freedom to be adventurous. Anything goes with handbags, and the right handbag is all it takes to make a safe outfit cool and interesting. Kate Spade’s focus on accessories is precisely why I have followed the brand for years.

Kate Spade RTW Spring 2016

Kate Spade RTW Spring 2016

Kate Spade RTW Spring 2016

Kate Spade RTW Spring 2016

Kate Spade RTW Spring 2016

Kate Spade RTW Spring 2016

Kate Spade RTW Spring 2016

Kate Spade RTW Spring 2016

Kate Spade RTW Spring 2016

Kate Spade RTW Spring 2016

Kate Spade RTW Spring 2016

Kate Spade RTW Spring 2016

Kate Spade RTW Spring 2016

Kate Spade RTW Spring 2016

Kate Spade RTW Spring 2016

Kate Spade RTW Spring 2016

Kate Spade RTW Spring 2016

Kate Spade RTW Spring 2016

Kate Spade RTW Spring 2016

Kate Spade RTW Spring 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWD Credits: Full look photos by George Chinsee

Top photo: whatshaute.com

Blue Dresses

Blue Dresses

 

Valentino a line dress
$2,425 – farfetch.com

MANGO mini dress
$55 – johnlewis.com

Mini dress
rotita.com

Chanel shoes
fashion.1stdibs.com

Vans blue shoes
ambushboardco.com

Kate spade purse
nordstrom.com

Materia Prima gold jewelry
runway2street.com

N2 By Les Nereides pearl jewelry
$36 – zalando.co.uk

Flats to Heels

It is common knowledge that walking long distances in heels is bad for your feet…but, perhaps even more unfortunately, it is bad for your shoes. Though they may very well catch the eye of passersby on the city streets, beautiful stilettos were not designed to take as many steps as their heelless counterparts. I learned this the hard way, and have spent a lot of money getting heel nails replaced over the years. The best solution, in my opinion, is to carry a large handbag, walk the long distance in chic flats (no need for sneakers!), and change into your more delicate shoes at a discreet location nearby.

Here are some pairings of flats and heels that would work well together to compliment the same outfit…

Bloch   Dolce & Gabbana (2)

Bloch, $183 + Dolce & Gabbana, $695

Charlotte Russe (2)   Kate Spade 5 (2)

Charlotte Russe, $20 + Kate Spade, $328

DVF   Kurt Geiger

DVF, $169 + Kurt Geiger, $300

Francesco Milano   L.K. Bennett

Francesco Milano, $120 + L.K. Bennett, $375

Kate Spade 6 (2)   Christian Louboutin (2)

Kate Spade, $45 + Christian Louboutin, $325

Charlotte Olympia 6   Kate Spade 7 (2)

Charlotte Olympia, $303 + Kate Spade, $350

Franco Sarto   Kate Spade 8 (2)

Franco Sarto, $38 + Kate Spade, $199

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker 

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker, $285 + Manolo Blahnik, $725

8 Ballet  Casadei

8, $131 + Casadei, $695

French Sole   Dune

French Sole, $104 + Dune, $135

Jimmy Choo  Jimmy Choo 2

Jimmy Choo, $675 + Jimmy Choo, $900

Tom Ford Yes   Tom Ford 2

Tom Ford, $716 + Tom Ford, $900

My Favorite Things at Nordstrom

I work at Nordstrom in Corte Madera, California, mainly in the TBD and Savvy departments, but also in Point of View, Individualist, Dresses, and Men’s Clothing when needed. Here are the best things I have noticed during my days there…

Kensie   Natasha Couture

Kensie, $15              Natasha Couture, $48            ASTR, $49

Joa   Sondra Roberts        kate spade 2 (2)

J.O.A., $92              Sondra Roberts, $98                           Kate Spade, $109

Jane Post   Alice + Olivia        St. John

Jane Post, $325             Alice + Olivia, $345                         St. John, $2,595

Departments (from top left): Hosiery, Trend Accessories, Savvy, Savvy, Trend Accessories, Accessories, Studio 121, Via C, Via C