Lovely Lace

January 17, 2013 at 2:13 pm , by

In our February story, we answered all your burning fashion questions and one of them was about lace. Lucky for you fashionable folks, there are lots of lace options that are pretty and fun (not skanky and trashy, we promise!).

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Let’s take a peek at some other lacey numbers available for your shopping pleasure.

I can think of endless layering possibilities for this eyelet lace tank from American Eagle.

At Piperlime, you can pick up this navy blue (swoon!) Joie top on sale!

I have these lace capri pants from Ann Taylor in navy and I loooove them. The fit is amazing!

Love this lace collar tee from Madewell.

Lace ballet flats from Loft. Yes! And 60% off? Yes! Yes! Yes!

And who wouldn’t love a little trompe l’oeil dress from J. Crew? 

The lace top we featured in our November issue from Talbots is on sale for a song!

This lace skirt from Anthropologie is super pretty in that berry color.

It’s no surprise that Anthro has tons of lace. I love the idea of something that sweet and feminine on a comfy sweatshirt-style sweater.

Happy Shopping!

First image from LHJ, photo by Marko Dashev. All others from individual brands.

Shopping with Sue…Time for Sales!

April 19, 2012 at 12:01 pm , by

There are so many great sales going on right now (click here for links to Loft and Ann Taylor‘s 40% friends and family sale! Through April 22nd only) but I figured I’d take you on a little shopping tour of my favorite place to score a deal: J Crew. Through tomorrow, you can use code MUSTHAVE to get an extra 30% off all final sale items so those are the prices I’ll be quoting. Check out these deals:

1. Peplum Fresco Floral Top – At a sale price of $140, it’s still not exactly cheap but if you consider that this ultra-stylish piece from J Crew’s coveted Collection line was originally $350, then I think it’s time for me to figure out how I can hide the credit card bill from my hubby.

2. Tea-length skirt in Marina Stripe – One of my favorite bloggers, Atlantic-Pacific, wore this in her post yesterday and I was immediately smitten. Oh – and it’s only $70, down from $178.

3. Ruched halter tank swimsuit – Without a doubt, this is one of the most flattering bathing suit shapes. Halter neck + ruched tummy means I look like I actually stuck to my diet. And at $42, it’s a far cry from the original sticker price of $82.

4. Cafe capri pants in abstract leopard – Not for the faint of heart (or the thick of thighs!), these pants will be so cute in the summer with just a t-shirt and sandals. ($56, down from $148)

5. Merino boyfriend sweatshirt – For $35 (down from $89.50), you can have a jump on next fall’s wardrobe.

6. Taryn Gown in ivory – Need a wedding dress for under $200? Well, this one is $140 because – yes – J Crew has everything….

7. Leopard printed ipad case – I don’t have an ipad but if I did, this baby would be mine. (It’s been on sale forever. Why is it not selling out? It’s only $7!)

Happy sale shopping!


10 Fabulous Spring Dresses

March 22, 2011 at 4:30 pm , by

I am so sick of tights. And boots. And scarves and hats and gloves and coats and sweaters. It’s been a tough winter here in the northeast and it’s really taken a toll on my look. I mean, how much longer can I rock this worn jeans-blouse-cardigan-boots ensemble before I get my fashion license revoked? Or the boots-tights-dull dress look? Please, make it go away!

I’m embracing the season today by doing a little online window shopping for a springtime favorite: dresses. Whether they’re bright and flowery or simple and jersey, you simply can not go wrong with a dress in the spring. Sure, you’ll need great shoes and some fun jewelry but then you’re done. And you’ll look a heck of a lot better than I have this past winter.

I picked all these beauties from some of my favorite brands: J Crew (don’t get me started or the lovefest will go on and on), Loft (last year’s favorite jersey dress came from here so I’ll be back again), and Shopbop (I love that I can look for Club Monaco, AKA New York and Rebecca Taylor all in one place). The only question is…which one do I get first?

Top row, left to right: J Crew Ikat dress, Rebecca Taylor pom pom tunic dress at Shopbop, J Crew maritime v-neck dress, Club Monaco Tracey dress at Shopbop, Loft zip pocket dress.

Bottom row, left to right: Rebecca Taylor Pom pom halter dress at Shopbop, Loft crossover knit dress, AKA New York column dress at Shopbop, J Crew silk seranade dress, J Crew Sirah dress.

So, tell me…are there any spring dresses you have your eye on?

Shopping With Sue… At LOFT

September 21, 2010 at 4:28 pm , by

As I’ve mentioned in the past, the ladies of LHJ are lucky enough to have a LOFT store right downstairs in our office building. And believe me, we use it! Each day, my keen fashion eye picks up on several LOFT pieces worn by my co-workers. Even the woman at the top of the masthead was rocking her LOFT boyfriend chinos this past summer. Let’s just say the obsession has reached fever pitch.

So, I decided to share with you some of my latest LOFT obsessions:

Painted stripe boatneck tee: I know, I know. I probably have too many sailor stripe tees already but when I tried this super soft one with a perfect rounded boatneck, I just had to have it. Good luck finding the blue version (its sold out just about everywhere) but the plum and gray versions are also super pretty. (Wait–should I go back and get those colors, too?)

Scuba motorcycle jacket: I’m totally obsessed with this–motorcycle zipper details but in a soft knit fabric. LOVE! But I will certainly be waiting for the sale price. And with the way LOFT throws sales around, I probably won’t have to wait long. It’d be cute over a little dress or just with cargos or jeans.

Petite Marisa Slim Cargo Pants: Yay for LOFT petites! As someone who is only 5’1″, most pants I buy are too long on me. And though many brands offer petites only on their websites, LOFT carries petites in 503 stores.  I’ve barely taken these off since I bought them a few weeks ago. And lucky you: They’re so marked down right now, you can get them for $15! If you don’t need the petite version, click here, and know that I’m totally jealous of you and your long foxy legs.

Chunky twist gem necklace: The creamy rope will add a nice lightness to heavier fall clothes but I can certainly see myself wearing it all year round.

Shilla Tie Suede Bootie: I love the way the LOFT stylist put these boots with the cropped pants, so I guess I’ll take those, too!

I asked our own oft LOFT-clad Senior Designer, Cathie Yun why she likes the store and she said “Their designs are chic and pretty. They also have my size, petite, which is so hard to find. It’s a perfect fit! Also, love the accessory collection. What’s not to love?”

Cathie, I couldn’t have said it better myself. So, tell me, what have you picked up at LOFT lately?