Splurge or Steal: Jewelry Edition

One of my latest obsessions in the fashion world is a jewelry site called Bauble Bar. Whether it’s a layered chain necklace, the latest earring trends or statement rings, I’ve managed to find everything I was looking for at a ridiculously affordable price. With guest bartenders such as supermodel Coco Rocha involved it’s a no wonder that the brand’s taken off so quickly. Below are a few of my favorite pieces that I went for the steal on, leaving me guilt free!

From Left: Splurge-Dior approx.$500, Steal-Baublebar $28

Pearl Earrings-From Left: Splurge: Dior approx.$500, Steal: BaubleBar $28

Love Earcuff-From left: Splurge: Jacquie Aiche $200, Steal-BaubleBar $22

Love Earcuff-From left: Splurge: Jacquie Aiche $200, Steal: BaubleBar $22

Statement Necklace: From left: Splurge: Dylanlex $550, BaubleBar $36

Bib Necklace: From left: Splurge: Dylanlex $550, Steal: BaubleBar $36

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Net-a-Sporter

Following the success of previous ventures from Net-a-Porter (The Outnet and Mr Porter), comes the brilliantly titled Net-a-Sporter.  As suggested by the name the division will be selling over 30 brands of activewear covering a broad spectrum of sports including Surfing, Tennis and Yoga. However the apparel won’t just be performance based, with more and more women opting to wear their cool down outfits to brunch after hitting the gym the site will also feature a category they’ve name “apres sport”. This will be useful for those of you who like me do the “pretend I’ve just come from the gym look” when I actually have no intention of going.

Brands such as Ballet Beautiful, Monreal London, L’etoile Sport, Laain and Zimmerman will be featured on the site, some creating exclusive capsule collections just for Net-a-Sporter. With the excitement of the World Cup and Wimbledon going on right now it couldn’t be a better time to launch.  The site will be going live July 9th and you can sign up now on www.netaporter.com now to get all the latest updates.

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Sophie Hulme’s Arm Candy: Mini Envelope Bag

There’s nothing like a bright bag to get me in the Summer mood and I need look no further than Sophie Hulme to give me a great choice of colors in her mini envelope bag. Any of these bags will give your outfits a pop this season and starting at just $311, it won’t be breaking the bank either. Happy Shopping….

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Make it rain…….

Ever since Rita Ora rocked a pink opaque rain coat in her latest video ” I will never let you down” it was clear we were all about to embark on a trip back to our childhoods, when the plastic rain mac was a staple in any young ladies closet. With Summer festival season getting underway I’m starting to think a rain mac is actually a necessity and thanks to Rita, instead of feeling like an adult raiding Barbie’s closet we can feel ridiculously cool and stylish in our practical cover ups. Check out my picks below:

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Splurge vs Steal: Rag & Bone Talia Sweater

The Rag & Bone ‘Talia’ sweater has fast become a must have item of the season, thanks in part to Olivia Wilde wearing it on the May cover of Lucky Mag. With a $395 price tag some of you may be interested to know Forever 21 has come out with a version for just a mere $29.95. Of course at a close glance you can see the ribbed-knit detail is vastly different but they’ve done a pretty good job at playing copy cat with the deep v and stripes in all the right places. Will you go for the splurge or steal? Shop both looks below:

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Cannes Film Festival: Best Dressed

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Fall Style Notes: The One Earring Trend

As always Celine is setting some trends for the upcoming season, most notably sending girls down the catwalk with just one, rather large and embellished earring. Apparently this is now a thing as other designers such as Isabel Marant and Louis Vuitton similarly had single earring models. While I will definitely be jumping on the bandwagon for this trend, I do think it will be a love it or hate it situation. I wonder how many times someone will tell me I’ve lost an earring?!

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Fashion Sneakerhead

In recent years fashion has adopted the comfort factor with flats and sneakers becoming an ‘it’ shoe each season. This season, Karl Lagerfeld sending his girls down the runway in trainers and Phoebe Philo leading the way for the Stan Smith fad, has only encouraged the presence of flats in the fashion world. I pretty much live in them (as Victoria Beckham has discovered, heels are just not practical in a design office) so the growing trend makes me one happy girl.

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Addison x We Wore What

Danielle Bernstein, founder of www.weworewhat.com is finally flexing her design skills, collaborating with contemporary brand Addison for their Spring collection. Available at Shopbop, the line features signature silhouettes from the blogger including easy overalls, crop tops and rompers. She said ” I really wanted to create a versatile collection that can be mixed and matched within itself” and by the looks of things, she’s done just that. Below are some pieces I’ll be investing in this season….

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(Images: www.shopbop.com, www.weworewhat.com)