Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Lilly Agendas

I am so excited that the new Lilly Agendas are available for pre-order. 

I do hate that agenda months overlap so much, because I always feel like I am wasting money on months I never use. However, I rely on my calendar so much that I can justify spending the money. 

It was very difficult to make a decision on a print this year. I was stuck between Multi Beach Loot and Indigo Gypsea, and ended up opting for the latter of the two. 

Last year I ended up purchasing the  medium agenda because I thought it would be easier to transport. However, I find that my writing gets crunched and this year I chose to purchase the large agenda. The small only allows me to write down my work schedule and leaves little room for other notes and activities. 

What is your favorite agenda to use, be it Lilly, Kate Spade or Erin Condren?


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Look for Less

There is something to be said for a great statement piece in your closet. However, the quality and timeless look of a classic piece can be very costly on the wallet. I have been crushing on the sophisticated look of the Gucci Sylvie bag for many years. I love that Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Chanel are some of the few high-end lines that sell the same coveted bags for years, which is a testament to how classic they are. 

While you have a high chance at finding runway ready bags on a luxury online consignment shop, you can also try to find look-alikes and save vs. splurge.

I found the perfect alternative to the Gucci Sylvie. I actually think I like the Tory Burch garden party option more. The spunk, structure, and symmetry of the Gemini link on this shoulder bag will be something that your great grandchildren will crawl into your closet for years from you. Vintage is in, ladies!




Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Perfect Boyfriend Jean

I did it. I found the perfect boyfriend jean. 
These jeans are two things I never thought I would love...both a boyfriend fit and distressed. 
Yet, there is something sophisticated and put together with this pair. I think they would look great with a crisp button up, a white tee, or a Lilly V-neck. Somehow, I think this perfect Ralph Lauren pick will be a knockout vintage classic. 

Better yet, you could definitely wear these either rolled up or pulled down to the ankles as a perfect slim fit alternative to a dark wash skinny.  


Monday, May 15, 2017

Build Your Own Coffee Cart

As promised, I have built my coffee cart and have come to share the details with you! I spent time investing into quality pieces that would not break the bank. I was having difficulty copying links to Polyvore today due to technical errors, but a lot of these items I purchased on deep discount through Amazon Prime when they were on sale. 

I plan on doing a full series on all of my home updates as of late, but here is a start. You can view all of my home interior decor posts under my tab above. Follow me on Instagram to get details on home updates as soon as they happen over at @theduchess1317. 

This was a gift from a friend but I found it here! 

Peppermint bark candle, organic cocoa powder and tall candles were found at TJ Maxx. The bowls were vintage and gifted to me from my mom. 

I am so happy with how my quirky little morning paradise space turned out.