Though it still feels like summer, the leaves are starting to turn and colder temps are just around the corner. I’m a bit late in joining the teddy coat train, but with WFH continuing for the foreseeable future I needed an ‘elevated’ blanket to wear during cold winter days (the insulation in my home is terrible).
If you’ve read my other Curated review, you know I’m a fan of the brand. While the Curated teddy coat has been out for several months, I couldn’t find any reviews online – so I decided to bite the bullet and order one for myself. I hope you find this review helpful!
If you like cooking or home decor, you have likely seen the Our Place Always Pan flash across your feed at some point. The Always Pan comes in an array of interior design friendly colors, along with standard neutrals. Our old non-stick skillet pan was on its last legs, so the timing was perfect for trying something new. If you are considering the Always Pan, I hope you find the following review useful.
In an effort to shop my closet, I dug up one of my oldest (and first?) designer items – the recently re-popularized Louis Vuitton Pochette Accessories. I’ve had this little purse for over 15 years (!) now, but rarely utilized it due to its short shoulder strap. At one point, I even removed the strap and turned it into a Very Fancy Pencil Pouch for a brief period.
I couldn’t resist trying out the Carolyn Pajamas pattern myself, after seeing a ton of great inspiration in its Instagram tag. Given the weather, I decided to make the short-sleeve + shorts variation (View C) with a beautiful Ruby Star Society border print (similar here). Overall, they turned out wonderfully, with a ton of learnings along the way.
Above: Photo from @handinfire
With the everything going on in the world, like many, I haven’t been at all interested in shopping these past several months. You could probably tell from my flurry of sewing-related posts :) However, I find my mind occasionally drifting nowadays…
In the hardest of times, it is important to still dream.Daniel Lee (Bottega Veneta) for Vogue
We have somehow, officially entered fall in the blink of an eye. Autumn is my favorite season, albeit with some lingering anxiety of California fire season. When it comes to buying clothing, I usually hold off in anticipation of this time of year for excellent deals and sales. But I’ve also always enjoyed hunting for alternate, more affordable (but good quality) options of luxury classics and It Bags.
I use the term ‘dupe’ lightly and in jest here – as many of these ‘dupe’ brands have unique designs and styles in their own right. Of course, there are certainly direct replicas on the cheap on Amazon and Taobao, but those aren’t the focus here. I hope you find this list helpful and fun, at the very least!