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luxury steals now or never – shopbop’s fall sale event is happening now

Those Golden Goose sneakers and Balenciaga accessories are closer to your fingertips than ever before – Shopbop’s fall sale event is happening now, and that means all luxury fashion items (sale and full-price) are discounted with up to an additional 25% off! I often advocate investing in timeless luxury pieces that will last you season through season, and nothing makes building that collection more attainable than a sale off of all your bookmarked favorites. Here’s the scoop on the discount and how to snag your season’s luxury fashion steals, along with a few of my favorites getting added to my shopping cart.

For those of you that don’t already shop via shopbop, shopbop is a luxury fashion retail site, curating a collection from all of the biggest and exciting new talents in the fashion industry. They carry new trending brands like Golden Goose and AG jeans, along side your luxury staple brands like Alexander Wang, Gucci, Balenciaga and others. You can shop by their seasonal trend packages in their Fall Checklist, by designer or by piece if you’re looking to fill a specific gap in your wardrobe.

For those of you that frequently shop luxury fashion, you know a sale is hard to come by. With strict pricing structures and a no-compromise mentality, there are many luxury brands that you’ll never be able to snag on sale at all. The beautiful thing about shopbop’s sale is the huge advantage of being able to grab some of your favorite luxury items with an additional mark off price!

The scoop on the sale – now through September 29, 2018, you can use the code: STOCKUP18 to get an additional 20% off orders under $500, and 25% off orders of $500 or more. This is on full and sale price items! So if you’ve had something favorited waiting for the opportune moment to pull the trigger, this is it. You can check out the full rules and regulations on their site HERE.

shopbop luxury fashion fall sale - golden goose sneakers

Now for the best part, the goods! In excitement for the sale, I’ve already favorited several items on my wishlist to grab along with the extra discount. A couple of my favorites already sold out! So be sure to grab your top picks fast. First, let’s talk Golden Goose. Taking over the fashion world by storm, Golden Goose sneakers have received a lot of positive and negative press on their luxury price, deliberately worn street sneakers. I myself, am a huge fan. I picked up my first pair at the flagship store in Milan, and have since made it a mission to grow my collection. I favorited all of my favorites for the sale, and a couple have already sold out! Check out the collection HERE.

shopbop luxury fashion fall sale - white chunky sneakers

The chunky sneaker is also a 2018 fashion trend that’s an absolute must, and you can get luxury splurges or steals on shopbop. Fila’s $65 pair just sold out, but you can still get a bargain with Jeffrey Campbell coming in at $130, or go all in with Acne for their $500 chunky bottom sneaker.

shopbop luxury fashion fall sale - joggers

Athleisure trends let us get away with some real fashion steals from brands like Champion, Levi and Adidas ruling the movement. You can find a huge array of athliesure joggers under $100 for an even larger discount after the sale!

shopbop luxury fashion fall sale - new styles

Looking for something fresh off of the ready-to-wear runway? You can shop shopbop’s new collection of designer pieces that are also included in the sale! Some pieces that I found interesting were an assortment of puffer coats which are hitting 2018 fall fashion trends in a big way. You can also get a tap on the designer T-shirt trend in logomania style.

shopbop luxury fashion fall sale - markdown sales

Last but not least, if you’re on a super tight pinch for fall, but still want to take advantage of the huge sale on a budget, shop the already mark-down prices and take advantage of the additional discount. While you may need to dig through some summer pieces (hey, not too late to pick them up for holiday vacation), there are also some great fall and transitional pieces available at a great value for beginner luxury purchases. The denim selection is on point, and I’ve had my eye on a couple of swimming suits for my New Years getaway.

Want to shop the sale? Here’s a recap of what to look for and the shopping links below!

(Shop Golden Goose sneakers) (Shop chunky sneakers) (Shop althleisure) (Shop new) (Shop Sale)

In accordance with the FTC regulations for Influencers, this is a sponsored post in collaboration with Shopbop. occasionally receives Shopbop sponsorships for mentioning their products and services. All thoughts, comments and musings are made of my own opinion and honest, personal experience with the products reviewed or mentioned. I hope you’ve found this post informational and inspiring!

ugly duckling, a serenade to the season

so what if I’m not

A heavy fog weighs down on the mountaintops, yet the haze on the horizon is only half as concealing as the changes whirling in front of our eyes. Autumn has arrived, and the time has come for another serenade of the seasons. A fall night wind murmurs secrets of the season’s change, and we begin to seek comforts of a darker palette, a tighter hold, and whispers by a fire. Our deepest instincts urge us to be prepared, guarded and protected ourselves from the cold that is to come. We should be seeking comfort, but what if I’m not?

walls in our lives

Walls are often as dangerous as what they were built to protect, and the comforts of a fire can just as quickly burn you with a single touch of the flame. Life is unpredictable. And no matter how much we may focus on the preparation of safekeeping, the irony is that these measures make us no safer than we were before. Instead, they instill a false sense of security, create a crutch and make us shut down all of those things inside of us that we were so eager to protect in the first place. We should be seeking a fortress, but what if I’m not?

When we waver alone as the storm blows in, the power of numbers is lost. There are some things we may not be strong enough to withstand alone. A tribe of comrades provides encouragement, happiness and support in our times of need, so that when one falters, the others are there to hold us up. They reinforce our walls, help us to stand, and create a defense against impending cataclysms. They make us feel loved, wanted and safe. We should be seeking strength in numbers, but what if I’m not?

freedom of independent lifestyles

Without the power of comfort, a fortress of walls and the strength in numbers, we are left to rely on ourselves. Security comes from the ability to live day-to-day, unaltered by the season’s changes and blows. We then become the rulers of the change itself, wielding the power of the storms to our own will in the cold the fall night. We embrace the change, and channel it directionally like the ballast of a ship crafted to whether the storm. Be your change; take control of your season.

“As far as I can tell, it’s kinda crazy
That you even care at all

Convincing everybody you can save me
But you’re the one who made me fall

So what if I’m not
So what if I’m not everything you wanted me to be?

So what if I am
So what if I am more than you can see?

When you treat me like that, when you treat me like that
It’s pushin’ me harder, it’s pushin’ me harder

When you breakin’ my back, when you breakin’ my back
I only get stronger, I only get stronger

I should’ve walked away one year ago
When you said I couldn’t make it out alive

When you treat me like that, when you treat me like that
I only get stronger, I only get stronger

When you treat me like that
Why you wanna see me bleed?

Why you wanna watch me fall apart?
Try to find the worst in me

But I won’t follow you into the dark”

– Like That by Brea Miller

logo belt fall fashion trend 2018

fall trends: the logo belt

It’s the era of readjusted vision with radically independent viewpoints and an optimistic view. Fashion is a reflection of our culture, and a sect of young, assertive individuals has paved the way for a 2018 fashion trend that’s grounded in moody irony and an expanded identity as they refuse to adapt to the norms, and seek instead to be boldly confident in their own personal choices. Youthful rebellion is nothing new, but the mood is distinctly evolved. No longer are these insurgents bitter, angry or aggressive. Instead, they are jubilant with their lifestyle choices. They no longer seek to defy their surrounding culture, but rather are more focused on the positive energy they feel in the freedom of their own choices.

teen tribe - logomania takes over the fashion trends for 2018

Hence is born the new tribe of youthful independence. Interpreted into fashion, we see a strong mix of sporty and nostalgic pieces. Graphic elements and denim basics mix in unusual ways. This trend is more about the unique combinations. A part of this trend is a graphic fashion movement called logomania. Logomania is a big part of the 80’s fashion which we’ve seen comeback in the 20th century. An appreciation for the bright, bold era is the perfect trip for these youths to interpret into the more modern, athleisure wardrobes of this era. It’s represented by logos and typography dramatically imprinted across various fashion pieces. You can spot Logomania presenting itself on many key fashion items in the form of patches on bags and shoes, printed straps, and the back of bomber jackets. Brands like APC have done a tasteful presentation of the trend with nostalgic logo sweatshirts and fanny packs, paired with a set of sporty basics that balance the trend.

luxury logo belts from farfetch logo mania fashion trend 2018

photo credit:FARFETCH


One fun way to get a taste of the trend, the logo belt. A logo belt is a great single-purchase accessory that will allow you to dabble in the trend, without having to invest in an huge assortment of graffitied pieces filling your wardrobe. It’s an easy layering piece, and the trend is subtle represented this way, making it a great ready-to-wear interpretation of a strong aesthetic.

luxury fashion belt

You can find the logo belt across most of your big-name luxury fashion brands, all capitalizing on the influx of millennium buyers. Balmain, Dsquared2, Fendi, Philipp Plein, Balenciaga and Givenchy all have iterations of the logo belt that you can find on luxury retailer sites like Farfetch for a large assortment to choose from. The most popular strain of belts is crafted with a sporty nylon to play off the athleisure influence of the trend. The fun thing about Givenchy’s logo belt is the also nostalgic slider buckle, that let’s you wear it both at waist and hip heights. If your looking for a luxury piece that’s versatile, it’s a great choice for maximum wearability.

Wondering what you can wear with a logo belt? Remember, the trend is all about individual expression, so don’t over think it. This look is for the confident, youthful and energetic. Sporty athleisure basics are your perfect combo, keeping the look casual and fun. Designer and athletic collaborations like Stella McCartney Adidas are the perfect pairing featuring the bright color pops associated with the trend, some great basics, and logo-spattered pieces.

athleisure and logomania luxury fashion trends for 2018

If you dare, you can also go for a stronger contrast, mixing logomania pieces with luxury fashion dresses and evening wear for a more contour look. I’ve put some shopping links below if you want to check out the look. Here’s to a new chapter of exuberant confidence and positive grunge spirit.

(Shop belts here)(Shop APC logomania collection here)(Shop Stella McCartney Adidas here)

In accordance with the FTC regulations for Influencers, this is a sponsored post in collaboration with Shopbop. occasionally receives Shopbop sponsorships for mentioning their products and services. All thoughts, comments and musings are made of my own opinion and honest, personal experience with the products reviewed or mentioned. I hope you’ve found this post informational and inspiring!

minimalist luxury lifestyle blog featuring leather mini skirts

the black leather mini skirt

When maintaining a minimalist fashion wardrobe, discovering the season’s most staple items is important in order to maximize wear-per-piece. A few key pieces results in reducing a lot of bulk in your closet that you’ll probably never wear. This season’s transitional essential – the black mini skirt. A timeless piece by design, the black mini is hitting the 2018 fashion scene bigger than ever. The beautiful thing, these little staples don’t take up a lot of space, and the pairing options are nearly endless. So don’t be afraid to bear those stems ladies, go for mid-thigh or above to nail the trend, and check out the post below for who’s wearing it, how to pair it, and where you can get a mini of your own.

How to wear a black mini skirt

First of all, let’s let get off the preconceived idea that a black mini is a trend only for the ladies of the night. This year, it’s all about keeping it classy with a well balanced approach to edge. A black mini is the new blue jean. Don’t over think the combinations that look great with this trend. It’s about making something so basic an element of your personality through the mix match of pieces you decide to wear with it.

how to wear a leather mini skirt

For this look, a white structured shirt-jacket shirt with statement sleeves makes this vinyl mini edgy to the max, with a sort of s&m vibe. Choosing a hyper-modern piece gives this look a futuristic undertone with artificial shine. Vinyl is in from pants to shoes, skirts and shoes, so this is a fun way to get on the vinyl style train. Exaggerating the trend may not be for everyone. That’s why I’ve selected a few of my favorite fashion bloggers to show off their iteration of the trend.

luxury fashion bloggers wear black mini skirts

photography credit (top left to bottom right): @andicsinger, @donnaromina, @pepamack,  @pepamack@thehautepursuit, @linanoory


From sleek minimal knits to 90’s grunge, workplace class, and fast fashion trends, these mega babes have given the black mini a personality of its own. No two looks are the same, and these fashion influencers are a great resource for outfit ideas when re-mixing your style. Check out their pages for tons of luxury fashion inspiration.

By shaking up the tops and accessories, a black mini can be worn for almost every occasion, making the piece as versatile as it is alluring. To stay away from looking too risqué, pair it with a full-coverage, loose fitting top to balance the miles of bare leg out to play. A raw-edge sweatshirt is the hottest 2018 fashion trend for pairing with more sophisticated pieces in the spirit of rock-and-roll and undefined rebellion.

Pepamack keeps it classy with tailored pieces so chic, you could wear her looks from office to happy hour and still look like the most sophisticated lady at the bar. Or, you can follow Vanessa from Haute Pursuit with a apes ski look that’s cozy enough to melt in.

The many styles of the black mini skirt

Black minis come in an assortment of flavors, and I’ve put together some of the biggest trends together for you below.

black vinyl mini skirt

The vinyl mini (like I’ve styled in this post) is going to be your most daring choice, but remember, you can always style it with relaxed pieces to keep it casual. Vinyl is a shiny, leather-look material that has a slick, wet finish that’s become a signature material for the modern evolution of style. I’ve shortlisted a few favorites, illustrating a few different style options from an asymmetrical a-line skirt, to simple and chic, and classic front zipper.

black leather mini skirts

Want to take it down just a notch? A black leather mini is about as iconic as this trend can get. Because the look isn’t quite as strong, it’s also going to last you from season to season, even if the artificial shine of vinyl fades to a thing of the past. These three looks provide some variance in style from the ever-trending front wrap skirt, front high-low zipper, and classic black mini.

different styles of black mini skirts - chic, western and sporty

Like to live life a little more untraditional? Try playing with materials, embellishments, and a mix of trends. This first skirt with white trim is a front-wrap, asymmetrical style that’s more boho classic than edgy. The center look is actually a denim skirt with a slick coating to give it an extra shine. The fringe bottom gives it a subtle western flair – another big trend as we approach fall of 2018. Last but not least, we would be amiss if we talked about 2018 fashion trends without mentioning sporty styles. The last skirt here features athletic nylon materials and a sporty drawstring at the waist. It can be incorporated into your wardrobe as a unique take on the black mini trend, or shifted towards a sport or apres ski style.

fashion blogger Kristina of day in my dreams wears a black vinyl mini skirtblack vinyl mini skirt style

Where to get a black mini skirt

Ready to shop around for a black mini skirt of your own? I’ve put together some quick links for the styles shown above so you can start remixing a mini style of your own! You can shop the trends by your flavor below.

(Shop leather skirts here) (Shop black denim skirts here) (Shop luxury designer styles here)

In accordance with the FTC regulations for Influencers, this is a sponsored post in collaboration with Shopbop. occasionally receives Shopbop sponsorships for mentioning their products and services. All thoughts, comments and musings are made of my own opinion and honest, personal experience with the products reviewed or mentioned. I hope you’ve found this post informational and inspiring!

shopbop luxury fashion sale

best steals from the shopbop seasonal sale

Been on the lookout for some luxury fashion steals to kick off your new season wardrobe? Your time has come. Shopbop has launched its end of season sale with designer collection pieces up to 70% off. People often feel luxury fashion is unattainable for the average woman, but there are some tips that help you build a collection that lasts you from season to season. Making selections based on timeless style, taking advantage of big seasonal markdowns, and browsing vintage items are all great ways to build your luxury collection on a budget. In spirit of minimalist luxury fashion principals, I’ve decided to share my wishlist to help you get started on your iconic wardrobe.

shopbop sale luxury fashion shoes

First and foremost, let’s talk about shoes. A brand that would have been impossible to miss by now, Golden Goose continues to make a big appearance in luxury street style with it’s unique, deliberately distressed collection of basic casual sneakers. I purchased my first pair at the flagship store in Milan, and have since had a major itch to expand my collection. Almost never marked down, finding a couple pairs in the Shopbop shoe sale was definitely an excitement worth sharing. Their signature star embellishment and comfortable insoles make them a little extra special, and definitely worth the price if you’re looking for a timeless fashion addition. On the sneaker trend, there are also a few super sporty looks you can find under $100 if you’re shopping on a budget.

shopbop sale luxury fashion accessories

Just getting started on your luxury fashion collection? Shopping accessories is a great place to start. You can often find some budget steals that make a real statement, and you’ll be able to wear them more regularly since you can pair these pieces with more looks without having too much redundancy in your looks. One of my favorite luxury fashion pieces is a vintage Chanel necklace I purchased about a year ago, that I continue to wear with anything from T-shirts to evening wear. Found the matching earrings that might just have to be the next cart item.

shopbop sale luxury fashion track pants

Looking for some sporty track pants? I’ve been shopping around from anything including the original Adidas track pants to signature luxury pieces to get on this trend. Torn, I’ve shortlisted a couple of my favorites. The fun thing about track pants this season? You can wear them out and about, and not look like an absolute schmuck. Luxeleisure is in, and that means pairing sporty casuals with luxury fashion essentials for a clever mix of playful sophistication. All that’s left to decide, black on white or white on black… or a mix of a pop color like red?

Want to find some luxury steals of your own? You can shop the sale here. Hurry, the best pieces go fast!

In accordance with the FTC regulations for Influencers, this is a sponsored post in collaboration with Shopbop. occasionally receives Shopbop sponsorships for mentioning their products and services. All thoughts, comments and musings are made of my own opinion and honest, personal experience with the products reviewed or mentioned. I hope you’ve found this post informational and inspiring!