Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Color Me Polka Dotted.

I love polka dots... and so I love that all of my favorite brands are including them in their fall collections this year. (Seriously so excited!)

I pulled some of my favorite spotted samples to share with you. Enjoy!

Tippi Sweater, J. Crew, $89.50

Collection Cashmere Polka Dot Sweater, J.Crew, $268

Polka-Dot Full-Skirt Dress, The Limited, $118

Polka-Dot Sheath Dress, The Limited, $98

Print Jegging Ankle, American Eagle, $29.99

Lace Dot Tank, American Eagle, $24.95

Maria Dress, Kate Spade, $398

Le Pavillion iPhone Case, Kate Spade, $40

On the Dot iPhone Cover, Kate Spade, $35

Which is your favorite polka dotted piece? 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Outfits on the go

The past few weeks have been nuts... resulting in less frequent blogging (sorry gals!) and outfit posts. Here are some outfit snapshots that never made it onto GJU:

Top, Free People; Bandeau, South Moon Under; Necklace, Stella & Dot

Sweater, Tank, Denim, Necklace, Sandals, all from LOFT

Top, LOFT; Belt (old), J. Crew; Denim, LOFT

Scarf, J. Crew; Jacket, H&M

Top (old), Denim, Necklace (old), LOFT; Shoes, c/o Avon

Necklace, Stella & Dot; Top, LOFT

So tell me.. what have you been wearing these days? Would you try any of the styles in this post?

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Falling for flats

September is *just* around the corner, and with it's arrival comes cooler weather and need to update your close-toed shoes collection. Ok maybe it's not a need, necessarily, but pumping up your collection with one stylish shoe is always acceptable. Here are some flats I'm falling for this season:

Walk on the Wild Side

These leopard studded loafers are straight sex. I love their tough girl vibe and dangerously mysterious edge. That's a lot of personality for a shoe!

Steve Madden "Study-L Leopard Loafer" $99.95

Live the Luxe Lifestyle

These flats from Tory Burch are the definition of elegance. Suede. Navy. Simple. For the women who appreciate the finer things in life...and on their feet.

Tory Burch Suede Reva Ballet Flat, Navy/Bronze, $235

These loafers remind me of something Scott Disick would wear, which explains why I love them. They almost remind me of rich person slippers with the big crest on the toe. I need a pair of these puppies.

Nine West "Panto" $69

Fabulously Feminine Feet

Having the go-to girly ballet flat is essential for every fall. This pair of bone-colored flats from Aldo is the perfect pair. The bow and kitten heel give it a cute, feminine finish.

Aldo "Danille" $50

So tell me.. what's your favorite fall flat?

Friday, August 24, 2012

Get Framed.

Last Fall, I fell in love with a pair of Warby Parker glasses. They've since become an integral part of my wardrobe. They're the perfect accessory-- they elevate every outfit with that extra kick of personality.

I feel that way about most well-fitting frames.

What I love about glasses as an accessory is that everyone can wear them. No matter your face shape, hair length, or hair color, there are frames out there to fit everyone's unique personal style. Here are some of my favorite frames:

Make it your own:

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Abby Talks Accessories: Updated Fall Pieces

My go-to accessory guru is back with a guest post this morning! See Abby's favorite fall picks...


Growing up, my favorite part of August was back to school shopping. We would spend all day at the mall picking out new shoes, clothes, backpacks and supplies (I don’t know about you, but picking out trappers and folders was top five.) It’s been a long time since I’ve been in school; however, August is the perfect time for an updated fall work wardrobe. While that idea can sound like a bank-breaker, there are five every day accessories (that were probably even on your back to school list!) that can boldly and noticeably update your wardrobe just in time for the fall season.  

The watch: Chunky women’s watches are still a major trend. I have a hard time venturing out from my favorite Michael Kors oversized gold watch, but this Michelle is classic.   

The eyewear: An easy way to update your look is to also update the frames. You all know I love my shades, but if you sit in front of a computer as often as I do, you know how important a good pair of prescription glasses is, too. Warby Parker offers stylish and sophisticated frames that fit any prescription for $95 and for every pair purchased, they give a pair to someone in need. You can order three pair of frames to try on before selecting your final pair. Awesome concept, easy accessory upgrade. Win, win.

The bag: Much like a backpack, handbags can become worn through daily wear and tear. Plus, buying a new handbag makes any girl happy. My dream of all dream bags is a Birkin (photo below), but I haven’t been able to justify that purchase yet. Michael Kors Hamilton bag is a great go-to and available in many colors. I have the black and brown and they’re multifunctional, easy to carry and fun to look at. I’m also a big fan of the 2012 Fall line from Tory Burch this year.

The scarf: The fall is the best time to rock a scarf, and there are so many options. Whether you buy from a street vendor in New York City or a luxury designer, scarves can add color and intrigue to any outfit. I’m digging the current options from the Gap this fall.

The shoes: Black stilettos are a must for any girl, but they’ve got to be comfortable. I have found Guess, Jessica Simpson and Nine West to have the most comfortable pumps for day-to-day wear.  

To make it even more fun, grab a group of girlfriends, or a fun shopping buddy and head out for a day of “fall wardrobe upgrading” one weekend this August. Tweet me your buys @AbbyDraper