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!
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.
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!
Above: Elizabeth Suzann Nashville HQ
Though I only discovered Elizabeth Suzann a short 8 months ago, I am saddened by the news yesterday of their downscaling of operations, detailed on Instagram here. From the outpouring of comments, it is clear that Liz and her team have helped inspire a movement of sustainable, conscious style. I’m thankful to have had the opportunity to own several of Elizabeth Suzann pieces, both new and pre-loved, and to even visit their HQ and operations in Nashville.
How quickly 2020 has been flying by – I can’t believe we’re almost a quarter of the way through the year. Trying a different post style today – instead of focusing on a specific topic, a brand, or an item, this will be a collection of random yet related updates that you’ll hopefully find slightly interesting.