The Golden Tote: Stylist in a Bag

Earlier today, I had one of those mornings when I killed at least 20 minutes staring at my closet thinking: “This is one of those days when I just wish I had a personal stylist.”

mixing prints for fall

Someone to make the decisions for you, you know?

If you’re nodding, today’s post is for you. (And, really, if you like shopping at all, you’ll want to read this.)

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Pay Day: Where to Shop & Score this Weekend

I’m always searching for a bargain — especially during those in-between seasons, when its peak sale time.

This week, for example, I spent a few hours in Oslo where it was snowing; then I flew home to 75-and-sunny in New York City. Homeless chic was the name of that game, admittedly, so let this be a lesson to you: Don’t try strategic layering when you’re running on two hours of sleep.

Anyway, there’s a few notable sales happening this weekend — and since no one likes to spend their hard-earned cash on full-price items, here’s a few places to save big on your wardrobe.

(*Note: Scroll over the images below to view/shop each item)


 30% off everything at Kate Spade
Including: Fall boots | notebooks & stationery
(Code: F14FFUS)


30% off fall favorites at J.Crew
Including: Puffer coats | cashmere sweaters

*UPDATE: Extra 30-50% off final sale styles — today only.


30% off sale items at Madewell
Including: Loeffler Randall shoes | chambray shirts


Have a great weekend, everyone. Happy shopping!

Shop Smart: Shopbop’s Annual Sale

I usually hold off on buying new pieces for my fall and winter wardrobes until Shopbop’s annual friends & family promo. Reason being, it’s always a sale that’s always that good. (And yes, even though I’m halfway across the globe, I’m online doing some damage!)

On my wish list this fall has been a gorgeous pair of grey slidesrose gold jewelry, and an affordable pair of over-the-knee boots. For the holidays, too, I’m totally getting a gorgeous sequin skirt. And of course, there’s no better time to score designer denim at a discount.

More specifically, here’s a few categories that I’m shopping (and if you’re doing the same, be sure to use FAMILY25 at checkout for 25% off your entire order):

 … It’s like real estate investing. But in your closet. Click below to get started^:

Clothing musts:

Dainty rose/gold jewelry:

Wear-anywhere, affordable investment bags:

Anything-but-basic shoes & booties:

^Note: In full disclosure, the images above contain affiliate links. What that means is that I make a small commission if you click on them and buy something. If you’re wondering, I use this income to keep corals + cognacs afloat. (Website domains, design, development and hosting, etc. And coffee — a shitload of coffee.)

Purging & Consigning Your Closet

If my building was burning down and I could only bring a handful of items in my closet with me, I know exactly which three they’d be.

… Do you ever think about that?

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Thought we’d kick it off on a really lighthearted note today.

Just kidding. And actually, Mercury is in retrograde and I’m slightly superstitious, so I’m going to rescind the comment about my building burning down. (Do you hear me, Universe? I keed, I keed.)

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