It’s getting serious ya’ll… Shoe Version

Did you get the email that Shopbop is having its sale. Yep, save up to 25% off on some Spring essentials. with code GOBIG17. Get on the bandwagon because it is time and I’ve got a few must buy items in the shoe department. I’ll have more as the week goes on. Have fun!! Pedro Garcia Wedge Sandals: Ok peeps this isn’t the first time I’ve let you know about this must buy. Seriously I know it is an investment but I promise you will wear them ALL THE TIME! Every friend that has taken my advice and bought these shoes never ever regrets it. Go Buy Right Now! Tory Burch Flip Flops: These are a classic and if you have any idea that you will be at the pool sometime in […]

Just a few more

Today is the last day of the Main Event 16 at ShopBop so if you still have a few more pennies left after Caroline and my suggestions then here are just a few more fun finds. I am in love with this Free People Bomber Jacket in Merlot. Pair it with this awesome Kiss Tee from Madeworn Rock. And what about a new pair of jeans. I’ve been coveting these Mother Ankle Fray Jeans. Finish it off with a camel/hot pink clutch from Clare V. This Vince Satin Camisole would be great underneath a blazer or a cashmere sweater for day. If you are going out then wear with a wide leg pant like these from Parker and these Madewell Octavia Tassel Sandals (which by the way would look great with the Mother […]

What to Grab Now

The time has come for Shopbop’s Main Event Sale – otherwise known as the mid-season sale, my favorite of all sales.  Especially because Amazon Prime.  And, even though it just got cool here in Alabama a minute ago, by now, I have figured what kind of vibe I am wanting to rock for Fall. Velvet is major this year and I have been eyeing this clutch for months now.  I intend to rock this baby with just about everything I have for Fall.  Or, try this super chic velvet blazer with jeans and a t-shirt all Fall and be as hip and with-it as Vogue UK’s Sarah Harris (one of my all time favorite girl crushes!!). If you aren’t planning on rocking a long floral dress with some boots this Fall, then you aren’t […]

Neiman’s First Call & Shopbop’s Surprise Sale

News Flash:  It’s getting hot.  In here.  Is your wardrobe ready for the 95-degree-by-midday weather that will be here before month-end?  Lucky for us, Neiman Marcus is having their First Call (as opposed to “last call”) sale this week and Shopbop is having a surprise sale — both are offering the first sale on summer merch up to 40% off. At Neiman’s I like this amazing IRO dress, these fab Gucci thong sandals (which you will wear to death), this set of three Eddie Borgo rose gold pyramid rings, this ruffled halter by L’Agence (so flattering and perfect with every variety of bottom for summer), this great top by MiH, this Veronica Beard dress that I have been dying for (roll the sleeves up), these wardrobe workhorse slim white pants by Michael Kors and […]

In The Fam…

  Caroline did such a great job yesterday of giving us what we need to pull from the Shopbop sale I decided since it is the last day to save I would give a few of my favorite “must buys” as well. Lets start with some accessories. First a new pocketbook always makes me happy. I need to mark one thing off my “bucket list” so what about a bucket bag (no pun intended). This Loeffler Randall Fringe Industry Bag hits several fashion marks; fringe, leather, neutral colors. I could go on but you get the drift. So let’s move on to your feet. Reveal your heels with a fabulous mule such as these wedges from Soludos Mules. These shoes can be casual with cropped wide jeans and dressier with flowy skirts. […]

Summer Stock Up

Everything you could possibly want or need for your summer wardrobe is on sale 25% off right now at Shopbop’s Friends & Family Sale!  The sale continues through Thursday, so you better hurry!  Here are my faves: this L*Space maillot, the perfect pitch on a classic suit that is sure to always be in style and in good taste, this IRO linen lace-up dress, which is perfect as a cover up or with a pair of Ancient Greek Sandals (a pretty good riff on the classic Hermès Oran slide) for a casual dinner in town or at the beach, this amazing MDS Stripes crop top (perfect with high waist white denim, like these from Mother or this amazing (and practical) McGuire white denim slit-front shirt), these incredible shades from Le Specs (which bear a striking […]

Get It Before It’s Gone | The Shopbop Sale

Shopbop is having it’s annual Spring Sale — and, girl, I love an across the board sale at the beginning of a season.  Now is the time to grab those pieces that you know you will need (a.k.a. put into major rotation) in the coming season before they are gone!  As I always say, the early bird gets the great pair of shoes.   (Find the code here to get 25% your entire purchase of regularly priced merch.  Also, all you Amazon Prime members get free 2-day shipping!!). I have my eye on this frock by Free People (that I intend to style with a pair of white crop denim jeans and espadrilles), this top from endless rose (to wear with faded denim or a pencil skirt for work), and this maxi dress by […]

The Really Good Get: A Fab Dress for Spring


Toward the end of last summer, I began to notice these incredibly chic dresses with tie waists and embroidered bell-sleeves.  The dresses were an undoubtedly literal interpretation of the traditional Ukranian dress, but somehow now made extraordinary through an infusion of a hip bohemian edge.  First in the Instagram feed of Amanda Brooks (a harbinger for sure) and then on Leandra Medine’s blog,  Then Amy Astley followed suit and then several fashionistas those whose names are well-known and other faces I don’t recognize except to note that they, too, are early adopters.  And, then, Mark D. Sikes did a post. I did some investigation when I first spotted Amanda in hers and determined the dresses were by Vita Kin, a native Ukranian, through her line of traditional Ukranian clothing, Vyshyvanka.  (Find […]

i wear my sunglasses at night

well not really but last saturday night before garth, caroline and i got together with our spouses for a little pre concert cocktail and she was wearing the coolest shades and when the younger set started chiming in with their compliments i knew that i needed to investigate. the ray ban aviators have a long history and for those in our forties seeing tom cruise rock them in top gun in the volley ball scene was just the icing on the cake. see here. developed in 1936 by bausch & lomb for pilots to protect their eyes while flying, ray ban now markets them in a ton of colors. your decision will be deciding which color to choose. i’ve given you a a few colors and some complimentary tops although to be honest […]

and the stylebriefs share the love shopbop giveaway winner is . . .

Kim P. Cole from Fishers, Indiana!!!!!  Congratulations, Kim!! Thanks for following!!!  You will soon be receiving a $100 gift certificate to shopbop.  Lucky you!  Just in time for some super awesome summer sales!!! Stylebriefs loves you and ALL our followers!!! Didn’t win this time?  Never fear.  We’ll be back at you soon with new giveaways and fun ways to win!!!! xo, stylebriefs