A Chic Jacket that Never Goes Out Of Style

One very useful jacket is a Chanel tweed style that works with everything in your closet; sharp over a dress, classic paired with a skirt or pants, or a chic addition layered with a blouse over jeans.  Unless I find a vintage one, my next option is to look for a similar version by another designer. Luck would have it, there are lots to choose from right now.  I love anything Veronica Beard and this jacket does not disappoint, but the J. Crew is pretty great with the Liberty fabric used as the trim.. a very hard choice!  Other options include this woven style with a zipper, a tweed version, an dressier style with a shimmer fabric, a fringe lighter colored alternative, this one is super cute and who wouldn’t love this quilted khaki one.  So many options at different price points!

A classic Chanel style jacket never goes out of style and Ridgely Brode found two look-alike versions and many more on her blog Ridgely's Radar.

lust: Veronica Beard Jacket vs. must: J. Crew Ladylike Jacket

It’s Time for a New Pair of Fun Sunglasses

I have a drawer full of sunglasses (see this post) that look pretty much all the same, I think it’s time for a new fun pair.  I am going to break out of my mold and shop for cat eyes.  I am looking for something over-sized with the new flatter face and thin arms. I have narrowed it down to these five.  Which do you like best?

Looking for a New pair of Sunglasses? Ridgely Brode, blogger behind Ridgely's Radar is looking for something Fun and is eyeing Cat Eyes this season.

to buy: Le Specs Halfmoon Magic Cat Eye  /  2. Prada Cat Eye  /  3. Linda Farrow Car Eye  /  4. Kate Spade New York Sharlots  /  5. Tom Ford Arabella Cat Eye

 

A Leopard Clutch Is On My Wish List

I love adding a little animal print to my house (did you see the fabulous pillow here?) and my wardrobe!  I have been lusting after this Clare V. Leopard Clutch for sometime and added it to my Christmas wish list, I can always grab the must as it is a pretty good look-alike. I also like this fold over option these shoes, these pumps and this skinny belt.  What to do you think?  Do you like to add a little animal print for some pizzazz?

 

Ridgely Brode has a leopard clutch on her wish list and shows it in two price points on Ridgely's Radar

lust: Clare V. Leopard Clutch vs. must: BP. Leopard Clutch

You are Going to Want to Wear These Slip-ons

Even thought we have a season of boots in our immediate future, I can always get excited about baring my toes in a gorgeous slide. I first saw the light pink fringed satin pair, followed by the black… how fabulous are they?  I would wear then as “slippers”  around my house when we had friends over. Likewise, the must are just as worthy and fun for day and night!  Don’t you just love that Resort can get us through the doldrums of Winter??

You are Going to Want to Wear These Slip-Ons  | Ridgely's Radar

 

lust: Gianvito Rossi Satin Slide  vs. must: Stuart Weitzman Frayed Crisscross Slides

How Lovely are These Lace and Ruffled Blouses?

I am always on the look out for one of a kind separates and found these lovely lace and ruffled blouses. I particularly like this floral short sleeve top, this black tulle, this light pinkthis one is budget friendly and, if you want a little more color, this one is really pretty. I like to wear a feminine blouse with jeans, a pencil or a-line skirt or a classic pair of pants.  They look well under a jacket and if they have a little peplum you do not need to worry about a belt.  Which one is your favorite?

How Lovely are These Lace and Ruffled Blouses? | Ridgely's Radar

top: W118 by Walter Baker crepe de chine top  /  Floral Ruffle Top  /  middle: Alice + Olivia Lace Trimmed Top  /  Temperly London Lace Shirt  bottom:bottom: Isabel Marant Lace top  /  Peter Pilotto Lace top

 

 

 

Look-alikes: Tassel Earrings

I have been eyeing the long beaded earrings from Rebecca de Ravenel but they are always sold out! So I started looking for alternatives that have the same feel and found a bunch of pretty options here.  Happily, I fell into these from BaubleBar that are budget friendly and I like better than many of the more expensive ones.  Knowing that these wouldn’t be something I wear everyday, I am leaning towards the must version..

Look-alikes: Tassel Earrings | Ridgely's Radar

 

lust: Oscar de la Renta Short and Long Tassel Earrings   vs.  must: Baublebar Nynette Tassel Earrings