Saturday in Soho & more
& Other Stories - I fell for this blouse because of the details on the sleeve. I received 10 percent off because I subscribed to their newsletter. Well, actually, I already used my discount ages ago, but my friend Haley subscribed and she let me use her discount (love you, Haley). I think it looks best with jeans since it's more formal. It's a great option when you have an occasion when you can't wear a tee with your jeans.
Sezane - Is one of my favorite stops in Soho. I always fall in love with whatever the staff is wearing (this visit they were wearing their signature striped tee (below), and I never leave without buying something. Their offerings are feminine and French (obviously, the original store is in France). If you can't get to Soho, you can always shop online, but I need to warn you that their items sell out quickly. The brand is also available at some Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com, but if you can get to Soho, you should for a few reasons:
1. sizing is tricky.
2. the store is adorable as you can see below (I have some more pictures on my Instagram from a previous visit). The flower installation is not always there, so get there fast.
3. they have coffee and treats from Maman, a local cafe.
4. you get a canvas bag with purchase (not sure how much you must spend to get the bag). You can see the print I received below. The prints of the bags change depending on the season.
This time I bought this wrap dress, which comes in four other prints. Online, the dress is sold out in all the prints in every size, which, like I said, is why you should go to the store if you can. You can see the print I bought below. I have a hard time with wrap dresses because of my bust. I don't like too much cleavage, so when I find one that fits, I grab it. I tried the 36, but I could see my bra in front. I needed more fabric to cover my bra sufficiently in front, so I went with a 38, which eliminated the issue.
Anthropologie (not in Soho) - last Sunday I had blogged about these pants, which I bought on Friday. I mentioned I wouldn't get them if they weren't on sale. Well, technically they weren't on sale, but I had a promo card that I received with my last purchase, so I think I stayed true to my promise. They come in regular, petite and tall. You can find the pants here.
Clare V. - has cool leather goods and a few graphic sweatshirts and tees. The selection is limited in the store because the store is tiny, but go in because it's adorable. I recommend shopping online. How cute is th display below? The bag pictured can be found here and is available in three other colors. You can also have it personalized with a monogram.
Veronica Beard - a gorgeous store with pricey items. The designer is best known for her dickey blazers, which are genius. You get different layered looks without the bulk. You can learn more about the dickey blazer here. Below are a few pictures of the Soho store. She has another store on Madison Avenue.
Ann Taylor News - Ann Taylor is taking offering a rental service that combines the likes of the Rent the Runway model ad Stitch Fix. For $95 dollars a month, the brand is now offering the customer the ability to get a box of clothes containing three items, try stuff on, wear as many times as you want, return the items when you want a new box, and repeat. You can also buy some of the items that you love at a discount. The styles change weekly and there are unlimited exchanges, free dry cleaning, and shipping. Find out more here and you can read an article about the new service on Racked.com here. Unless you're a diehard Ann Taylor fan, this is a no go. I think this model works when you want to try many different brands, but don't want to go to all the different retailers to try everything or deal with a crowded department store that offers multiple brands. Thoughts?
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