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Saint Laurent For Less – Club Monaco Eli Shirt

…n of YSL’s Le Smoking heritage, but my pocket’s not deep enough to touch a Saint Laurent piece just yet. However, this super similar Club Monaco blouse could easily slink its way into my closet, especially since it’s on sale. ;) — Outfit Details — Shirt Club Monaco (on sale!) Jeans Koral Los Angeles ( here & here ) Camisole Banana Republic Shoes Gianvito Rossi (shorter heel height) Handbag Chanel Watch thanks to Daniel Wellington Sunglasses Oliver…

Shopping The Kids Department

…leeve length is akin to a bracelet sleeve on me, and features that iconic “Saint James” label at the upper arm. The 100% cotton is a heavy knit, almost like a sweater, and the color “Ecru/Marine” is a cream with navy stripes. I’ll also note that the kids version is much more wallet friendly than the adult version, by nearly half the price. For those interested, the measurements of size 10Y (laid flat) are below: Shoulder: 16.5″ Bust: 16″ Waist: 16…

That’s Zoe L.A.

…t fashion industry shocker…Hedi Slimane, the new creative director of Yves Saint Laurent (now just called Saint Laurent), one of the industry’s most important French fashion houses, has snubbed both Paris and New York as his city of choice, staying instead in Los Angeles. Now we just need to get a decent fashion week going, and LA will be looking pretty stylish. Outfit details – Club Monaco sweater :: Rachel Zoe skirt :: Rachel Roy shoes :: Chanel…

In Memoriam: YSL Pumps

Yves Saint Laurent Nicole Patent Pumps When I first saw theses shoes, I fell in love instantly. They were my favorite neutral, grey, with a fun streaked design. I began to imagine all the fantastic outfits these patent leather 3 inch pumps would tie together. Non surprisingly, my size was not available in store, so I scoured the internet for my loves. There they were, at saksfifthavenue.com, and in size 35! And even more exciting, a little note…

Summer Reading – Fashion Book Favorites

…time personal favorites. The book takes a look at the wild youths of Yves Saint Laurent & Karl Lagerfeld in the 70’s and 80’s. A detailed account of their rivalry, love lives, and ups and downs as told by friends, family, and muses. It’s a touching book that pulls open the curtain to reveal the human beings behind the fashion Wizards of Oz that are YSL and Karl Lagerfeld. Chanel: A Woman Of Her Own An In-Depth Look at a Deeply Complex Woman Chane…

Breton Shirts – The Classics and a Short History

…nes I’m exploring are some of the oldest manufacturers of the Breton shirt…Saint James (which has been the official shirt maker of the French navy), Armor-Lux (which has been manufacturing in Brittany since 1940), and Petit Bateau (in operation for 150 years), which is probably my best bet given all indications point to the sizing running small (they make children’s clothes, with the larger sizes marketed toward adults). All three of these brands…

Herringbone & Polka Dots

A skinny black crop pant has been on my mind ever since the Spring 2013 Saint Laurent runway show. It’s far from a new idea (critics called it “unsurprising” even), but Heidi Slimane’s debut collection for the fashion house made a simple black crop pant just look so damn good. I tried a few versions, but ultimately only these made the cut. More of a very dark grey than a black, I appreciated the unique herringbone pattern that creates almost a s…

Black & Bow

…her black blazer to play with, mostly because I’ve been dying to have some Saint Laurent Spring 2013 moments. I love the crisp black and white, bows, and blazers. I still haven’t given up on the Theory blazer though. I’ve toyed with the idea of dying it back to black, but am afraid to take the plunge. The fabric dyes I’ve seen (like the long trusted RIT dyes) require soaking the garment in hot water. Because blazers are so structured, it’s never a…

Prune Satchel & Vintage Bow Tie

…y scarf, but they can also be tied in a soft bow for a more feminine look. Saint Laurent sold a similar piece for Fall 2014 for…get this…$325! I’ve picked up vintage ones for between $10 – $20. If you happen to know their proper name, I’d love to hear! — Details — Shirt Banana Republic Jeans Rag & Bone Bow Tie Vintage Shoes Gianvito Rossi (also love these) Handbag Cambridge Satchel Co. thanks to Shopbop (also in cream) Belt thanks to Linea Pelle W…

Saturday Shopping – 10/24/15

…t $36.87 + $5 for shipping. Nordstrom I spy with my little eye The perfect Saint James mariner tee in kids sizing Any fan of stripes or Frenchiness should know about Saint James, the company widely accepted to be the creator of the iconic breton stripe tee. I love this because not only are the kids tees friendlier priced than the adult versions, but they are perfectly sized for petites! It just arrived in the mail and I’m wearing the size 10y as I…

Brand that Sometimes Runs Small: Banana Republic Petites

…in P00 that have worked me, and each one has had the word “stretch” on the label. Go figure, since the stretchy fabric garments are cut smaller right? Look for things that say “stretch”, and there’s a chance it’ll fit. Pants: Just like with the jackets, the P00 pants that have the word “stretch” somewhere on the label have worked for me in the past. However, I still have needed the waist taken in just a bit, but this is an easy alteration, and not…

LA Sample Sales: Paige and Frankie B.

…ally run small in the thigh, and even make a petite length in some styles. Label: Paige Premium Denim Deal: Sample sale, featuring variety of styles, washes and sizes at $50 When/Where: Friday, December 12, 9am-3pm, 127 East 9th Street, Suite 209, Downtown Frankie B. Jeans make size 23 (very rare!) and I’ve also heard this jean runs about 1 size small! Label: Frankie B Deal: Holiday sale, featuring merch at $50 or under When/Where: Friday, Decembe…