Watch & Learn: Style Your Statement Jacket with Net-A-Porter

Snag designer look-a-likes from retailers including H&M, Topshop and my personal favorite shopping destination—>Zara. For as little as $50 you can rock a trendy yet practical piece that works well for several fashion-appropriate occasions including the office, a hot date, or a night out with the girls.

I’m baaacck,

SJ

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The Last Minute Knit

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Knit sweaters work well to bulk up a slim winter wardrobe. Since we are at the tail end of the Fall/Winter shopping season, now is a great time to scoop knits from  J.Crew, Gap, and Gilt.com for up to 60 percent off regular price. If you are looking for incentives to buy; thin, bright knits make awesome layering pieces for Spring and grainy neutrals can serve as comfy pull-on pieces for movie dates and girls nights-in.

Be well,

Shekinah

Reader’s Choice: Interview With The Editor

268206_10101211508524021_6658309_nHappy New Year all! Many of you have sent in your questions about the editor here at Lovethycloset. In honor of 2013, we’ve selected some of your best and most frequently asked questions.

Anonymous {our readers}: Are you a Jackie or a Marilyn?

Shekinah {the editor}: definitely, Jackie.

A: What do you do?

S: I am a Customer Support Associate at Gilt Groupe

A: What’s the thing about fashion?

S: I think the idea of fashion and what that means to each of us is what drives the business. For some, fashion is a pair of Uggs and a HollisterCo. hoodie. To others, its art.

A: Your style muse(s)?

S: Gwyneth Paltrow, Olivia Palermo & Tracee Ellis Ross.

A: Your most influential fashion businessman or woman?

S: Rachel Roy. I admire her so much!

A: Paris or London?

S: London for a week. Paris for 3.

A: Your Best Accessory?

S: Nail Polish

A: Topshop or Asos?

S: Topshop on SALE.

A: When in doubt…

S: Do You.

A: Biggest Fashion DON’T?

S: Panty lines and too tight work pants.

A: You in 6 years?

S: New York City. Stupid Happy. & Wildly successful- probably working for Gilt Groupe.

A: Your New Year’s Resolution?

S: Travel More, Worry less.

Shop Now: The Knit Cowl Scarf

Enter Winter (fashion). Scarfs are always it and are an absolute necessity in accompaniment with down coats and cable knits. Enter the knit cowl: Captured and styled to perfection on the runway at Burberry Prorsum, the cowl or “tube” is merely last Fall’s infinity scarf re-envisioned and we’re in love with the idea. From cashmere to {faux} fur to prints, try one on-or better yet buy one for as little as $13 bucks from H&M and tell us you aren’t blissfully cozy. We won’t believe you, but you can try!

Stay Warm,
SJ

We’re Obsessed: Cashmere & Coated Denim & MORE!

Cashmere, Coated Denim, Taupey Boots and Blingy Accessories make us swoon this Fall/Winter season. Our obsessions, inspired by streetstyle gem Olivia Palermo, design houses TSE Cashmere (pronounced “say”) and 3.1 Phillip Lim, are both amazing additives and elegant classics for a … Continue reading

5 Consignment Boutiques for Sample Sale Junkies {NYC Edition}!

Did you miss your favorite fashion designer’s Fall/Winter 2012 sample sale? Have no fear, we’ve got 5 consignment boutiques for {NYC} sample sale junkies!

For Models off Duty

Ina is perhaps the most well known designer resale boutique in the city. Shop any one of their manhattan locations for current collection shoes, handbags and separates, from Marc Jacobs, Chloe, Zac Posen and Thakoon.

For Uptown Girls

La Boutique Resale In addition to a fabulous inventory of shoes from designers including Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin, La Boutique offers both current and vintage designer fashions from Chanel, Prada and Hermes.

For Happening 20 Somethings

Second Time Around Fresh from the sales floor at Barney’s Co-Op, STA is a one-stop shop for followers of contemporary lines like Marni, Dries Van Noten and Vince. Whether you’re looking for a cocktail dress or a work horse piece, STA offers of the moment brands and even offers a frequent buyer card.

For The Designer Bag Lady

Roundabout
offers a mix of on-trend and classic pieces from designers like Rick Owens, Balenciaga and Lanvin. A premier new and used couture destination, Roundabout is yours truly’s favorite shop for shoes and handbags.

For Downtown Style Mavens

Resale Riches
Gently used gems from Alaia, Matt Bernson, and Gucci make Resale Riches Tribeca’s toast of consignment. Set apart by an appointment-only designer showroom, Resale Riches boasts an exclusive inventory for the most resourceful post-sample sale huntress.

Shop!

SJ