It’s taken me a while to decide how I feel about Kate Spade’s newest venture: Saturday. I’ve loved the Kate Spade brand since I was a little girl, and it’s been fun to watch it grow and change over the years. Saturday, rightfully so as a separate brand, is entirely different from anything I’ve seen Kate Spade present before. With very bold, graphic prints, it definitely does not speak to the “classic” styles you see as a part of the original Kate Spade line. But you have to admit, while exactly full of timeless pieces, the new brand is rather fun…::
[ Slip Neck Tee, $30 // Shirttail Tank, $30 // Gather-Round Top, $85 ]
[ The Skinny Jean in Highlighter Pink, $110 // Easy-Tapered Pant, $120 // The Skinny Jean in Yellow, $110 ]
[ iPhone Case in Fine Fellow, $25 // iPhone Button Stickers, $15 // Sneaks by PF Flyers, $65 ]
[ Small Top-Handle Satchel, $140 // Custom Weekender, $280 // Bucket Bag, $120 ]
[ Sexy Back Dress in Cubic, $180 // Scoopback Dress, $140 // Sexy Back Dress in Abstract, $180 ]
Talk about brights! I’m curious to know if their trademark highlighter yellow, pink, and black + white will stay the primary colors of the brand, or if they will eventually mix things up. And if anyone has made a purchase and can speak to the quality of the products, I’d love to hear!
What are your thoughts on the newest member of the Kate Spade family?
I don’t do well in heels, or really any sort of platform shoes. But I just cannot get wedges off my mind this spring! Rounded up some of my favorites for a shoe-themed Friday’s Fancies.
[ Seville Striped Espadrille, J.Crew, $138 ]
[ Carmelita Heel, Kate Spade, $258 ]
[ Ash Calypso Canvas Wedges, TOMS, $69 ]
[ Work From Home Beach Wedge, ModCloth, $44 ]
[ Hippy Wedges, ASOS, $30 ]
Kate Spade is offering 25% off with code S13FFUS as a part of their Friends & Family Sale this weekend, if you’re interested in these babies, and you HAVE to see the ASOS pair laced up for the full fun effect :) Happy weekend all!
Who ever said too many polka dots was a bad thing…?
(1) Polka Dot Shift, H&M, $18
(2) La Pavillion Tech Case, Kate Spade, $50
(3) Canvas Sneakers, Keds x Kate SPade, $75
(4) Brenna Polarized Sunglasses, Kate Spade, $158
(5) Anne Bancroft VIckers Bow, Kiel James Patrick, $58
(6) Painted Flora Checkbook Wallet, Kimchi Blue, $20
(7) Skinny Jeans, blanknyc x Madewell, $88
Keds is killin’ it lately with the collaborations! Like Madewell, Kate Spade is another recent partnering, and the pair brings us four additional pairs to lust over.
[ Navy Stripe Pointer, $85 ]
[ Black Dot Champion, $75 ]
[ Neon Pink Pointer, $85 ]
[ Navy White Gingham Champion, $75 ]
Which is your favorite? Have you tried on the collection yet?
I just discovered this short film made for Kate Spade a couple years ago & felt the need to share. It is simply irresistible :)
this is the story of a charming girl
she laughs out loud, sings off key and believes in taking chances
she is quick and curious and playful and strong
she lets her imagination run away with her
she has never been one to stick to convention
she is fond of daydreams that take her places
she can order a cocktail in six different languages
she feels that understated is overrated
A film by Kinga Burza for Kate Spade New York
Kate Spade New York is extremely good at the sin of temptation– especially when they add an extra 25% off all sale items for two days! Some goodies currently temping me…
[ Grove Stripe Cora, now $103.50 ]
[ Is This Seat Taken? Terry, now $130 ]
[ Ruby Street Bow Monette, now $82 ]
[ Birds Over Arches Small Flat Pouch, now $26.25 ]
[ All Hours Winking Georgie, now $37 ]
[ Jewel Print Henrita Skirt, now $112 ]
[ Ostrich Bow Bridge Bracelet, now $46 ]
[ Ikeda Studs, now $19.50 ]
Remember to use code SAVE25 at checkout!
If you’ve been here before, my weakness for kate spade New York should come as no surprise to you. I’ve been a little bit in love with the brand since I was about 9 years old, visiting Canal Street in New York City for the first time (so yes, fine, the first Kate Spade bags I fell in love with did happen to be well-designed knockoffs… minor detail). Over the last twenty years, the brand has seen some changes, specifically in creative direction, with Deborah Lloyd replacing Kate herself as the new Chief Creative Officer after Fifth and Pacific Companies bought the brand in 2007. Yet they have remained true to their colorful roots. Things We Love commemorates the 20th anniversary of Kate Spade, showcasing all of the little elements that inspire the company’s persona and designs.
From polka dots to cocktails, each chapter is dedicated to a single love of the brand and team. The book is absolutely beautiful, and I think I could flip through it a dozen more times and still find new pieces of vibrant inspiration.
kate spade New York: Things We Love
Foreword by Glenda Bailey, Introduction by Deborah Lloyd
Edited by Deborah Aaronson & Rebecca Kaplan
ABRAMS Books, 2013
Bonjour sweater, ASOS // Pleated skirt, Urban Outfitters [similar] // Swiss Dot Tights, Kate Spade [similar] // Pearl Trident Bracelet, c/o Plukka // Other bracelets, Bfrend; Skiler Love // Garance Dore Georgie, Kate Spade // Patent flats, Kimchi Blue via Urban Outfitters [similar]
Back to the grind everyone! After the cheer of Christmas is over, I find it hard to keep up motivation before spring comes around again. That goes for a few things, but most of all, for dressing. Working in a particularly chilly office with a casual dress code, it’s easy to slip into the trap of jeans, cardigans, and [forgive me] Uggs on a daily basis. My goal for January is to take advantage of tights, cute but not too casual sweaters, and warm riding boots [not pictured...].
How are you planing to stay warm, but chic, throughout the rest of the winter months?
(1) Tuck and Stitch Fluffy Sweater, Warehouse, $48
(2) Carrot Polka Dot Backpack, Urban Outfitters, $59
(3) Banana Seat iPhone Case, Anthropologie, $24
(4) Cashmere Hat, J.Crew, $55
(5) Fox Stud Double Wrap Bracelet, Tory Burch, $125
(6) Pins and Needles Pinwheel Gloves, Urban Outfitters, $20
(7) Get Carried Away Idiom Bangle, Kate Spade, $48
(8) St Elmo Strip Medium Heddy, Kate Spade, $35
(9) How to Dress for Success by Edith Head, via Shopbop, $20
(10) Fox Door Knocker Bracelet, Loren Hope, $115
One of the perks of being a blogger is that, in the midst of sharing all of these gift guides for helping giving to everyone on your list, you also get to publicly share your own holiday wish list… am I right??
(1) Gimme Some Leg Murfee Scarf, Lilly Pulitzer, $118
(2) Camera Strap, Bloom Theory, $130
(3) Emily Slip, Free People, $88
(4) Vickers Bow, Kiel James Patrick, $58
(5) Pearl Twisted Hammock Necklace, J.Crew, $98
(6) Lauren Puffer Vest, Lilly Pulitzer, $188
(7) Idiom Bangle // Carousel Watch, Kate Spade, $75 // $250
(8) Monogram Necklace, BaubleBar, $105
(9) Navy Canvas Classics, TOMS, $44
(10) Bird Chatter Flannel Loungers, Anthropologie, $45
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