Archive for the ‘SLAS Picks’ Category
After the Christmas lights have dimmed, the New Year’s Eve champagne has fizzled and gone flat, and the holiday shopping frenzy has slowed to a trickle, there seems to be a general lack of excitement in the world of retail. But I’m here to tell you that this is actually the best time of year to indulge in a little retail therapy. Hey, it’s cold, you need boots, they’ve been marked way down… and you didn’t even get what you wanted for Christmas!
The Sale category has some great finds. I, for one like to lurk around that part of the site and see if any one of my obsessions has gotten any less expensive. Here are a few stand out items that you might want to consider snatching up before someone else does!
Sale: $90.00 - 30% Off
+Additional 25% Off = $68
For me, this time of year is all about relaxing and getting cozy. I like to buy new bedding and indulge in luxuries for my home. Let’s face it… the weather is making us all want to stay inside, get the fireplace going, and sip a hot drink. These Only Hearts Piped Pajamas in super soft organic cotton are the perfect thing to curl up in.
Sale: $116.00 - 40% Off
+ Additional 25% Off = $87
This 100% silk Hooded Cargo Jacket from Da-Nang is a great multi-functional piece that comes in two neutral colors, Aloe (green, as pictured) and Dune (a rich camel color). It can be worn with the sleeves long or rolled, drapes beautifully, and has a really cool draw string waist. It almost feels like a blouse, but has the functionality of a jacket, thanks to the front flap cargo pockets and hood.
Sale: $83.00 - 70% Off
+ Additional 25% Off = $62.25
Who couldn’t use a great basic dress? I’m always on the look out for pieces like this Shirred Mini Dress from 12th St by Cynthia Vincent, that I can wear year ’round and dress up or down. The feel of this super soft sheer jersey fabric is so comfortable and the draping is elegant and understated, and creates a really forgiving silhouette on those days when I’m not feeling so skinny. I would wear this with tights and boots for work or a fabulous pair of heels for a night out.
See, I told you there were some amazing markdowns. Now here comes the very best part! Enter SALE24 at checkout and get an extra 25% off all sale merchandise until Friday, January 7th at midnight PST. What could be better than an additional 25% off of the sale price?
This week’s Staff Picks were selected by Suzy in our Marketing Department. Suzy is our resident girl next door with a sweet sense of style that is reflected in her easy-going personality. Never over complicated, Suzy’s style choices are always young and fun, whether she’s casual or showing off her sophisticated side. Here are a few of her favorite items, new to the site.
If you’re looking for a dress that you can wear from a.m to p.m, you’ve found it. The Velvet Slinky Rayon Dress can very easily transition from a day at the office to an evening out with the addition of a cardigan or blazer, tights and boots, or vampy heels and sparkling accessories. The cross front V neck accentuates the neckline and waist and the draping adds a beautiful touch that is both elegant and artful.
The asymmetry and draping of this dress are two elements that appeal to the woman who wants to make a statement when she steps into the event. The gleam of the silk pleating at the shoulder contrasted against the matte of the bodice is an interesting play on texture, done perfectly in a delicate shade of mauve. The Cynthia Vincent One Shoulder Dress is the perfect balance of sophisticated and daring — perfect for the holiday party, wedding, or any other special event that you may be attending in the coming New Year.
Splendid always offers great basics that are easy to incorporate into your wardrobe and live in all year long. The Loose Racer Tank is a wonderful example of the versatility that this well-loved brand offers within it’s line of extremely wearable and comfortable separates. Wear it under your favorite draped cardi or layer it over another tank to create a variety of looks. Thanks to an array of seasonal and basic colors, you’ll never get bored this style.
This week’s Staff Picks were selected by our Assistant Inventory Specialist, Jessica. As you can imagine, she has some very strong opinions on the site’s new offerings since she is often, literally up to her neck in our constant flood of new inventory. Because of the physically demanding nature of her job, comfort reigns supreme. But of course that doesn’t mean that she wants to sacrifice style. Thanks to our friends at Michael Stars, Susana Monaco, and Juicy, she won’t have to! Here are some stretchy, soft, and vibrant picks that could become a few of your favorites, too.
We find it so fitting that this vibrant pop of color comes from the Juicy brand. The lush, youthful pink hue of this Ruffle Placket Cardigan in Cherry Fizz looks good enough to eat, but it’s soft and warm enough to bundle up in as well! We also love that this cardi can be dressed up with a pair of slacks or layered over a tee with jeans for a casual look that is seasonally appropriate, but far from drab. It’s a definite gotta have!
For all of the multi-taskers out there that like to have their clothes do double duty as well, the Susana Monaco Tights are just what you’ve been looking for. They function as leggings to be paired with our growing collection of tunics and over-sized shirts, but also work as tights thanks to their 86% nylon 14% lycra fabrication.
Michael Stars makes great basic tees, but this style goes quite a bit further than the usual crew neck. The addition of front buttons, button shoulder details, and a rounded hem give it a vintage vibe. The roomy, one size fit and handy front pocket allows us to sport a little utilitarian style, borrowed from the boys. Paired with leggings and boots, this 100% modal henley is perfect for a day of errands, lounging, or travel.
Let’s play a quick word association game. What is the first item of clothing that comes to mind when you hear the word “jeans“? For most people, the obvious response would be, “Tee Shirt“. We know, jeans and a tee go together like peanut butter and jelly. It’s almost the perfect combo. But what about peanut butter and chocolate, or peanut butter and bananas? Hey, sometimes you’ve got to mix it up a bit, right?
This week’s Staff Picks is going to resolve an issue that most denim lovers have dealt with a time or two before. When you’ve worn all of the crew and V-necks you possibly can, what do you pair with your jeans? Well our Buyer has the answer for you. Here are her favorite (non-tee shirt, yet super jean friendly) items, new to the site this week:
Susana Monaco Supplex Sonita Top
Da-Nang Silk Chiffon Blouse
We love a flowy blouse in a lovely neutral shade! Truly, it is an item every lady must have in her closet. It is great for all seasons and occasion. Pair it with a skirt, throw a cardigan on over it, or in this case, wear it with some sleek, stretchy denim for a look that is instantly bohemian chic. We love Da-Nang’s spin on a classic with the addition of elaborate beading and embroidery details.
This past week, our Splendid Sales Rep stopped by for a meeting with our buyer to show us all of the goodies Splendid has in store for the spring season. Needless to say, we were excited… Not only to get a glimpse of Splendid for spring, but also to chat with Dusty, our sassy, straight talking Splendid Sales Rep. Once our meeting was done, we asked Dusty to share some of her personal favorites from our New Items category and she was thrilled to tell us all about her style picks… by Splendid, of course!
Splendid Lofty Cashmere Button Cardigan
We love the free flowing ease of our draped cardis and wraps by Splendid, but we can’t help but be drawn to the classic shape and structured style of this the Lofty Cashmere Button Cardigan. There’s something so teacher’s pet about this double breasted number that calls out to our inner nerd, who by the way is very chic. Hot pink thread detail on the buttons adds a bit of playfulness and a much appreciated pop of color. Pair this 100% cashmere cardigan with a pencil skirt for a day at the office or with leggings on the weekend for A+ style.
Splendid Distressed Thermal Tunic
The Splendid Distressed Thermal Tunic is just the thing to get cozy in. Just thinking of all of the chilly evenings and hectic Holiday shopping days ahead makes us want to pull on this super soft, casual tunic. The distressing, and exaggerated banded cuff (complete with thumb holes) will definitely bring a youthful edge to your basic jeans and boots combo. The Sapphire color is a more vibrant alternative to the versatile Caviar hue, which is a faded charcoal with navy stitching detail.
Splendid Double Face Hooded Jacket
Did we mention the chilly days ahead? The Splendid Double Face Hooded Jacket is just what we’ll be reaching for on the way out the door. Keep the cold out and warmth in with this cute double breasted style that features striped jersey lining and hood.
Our awesome customers and devoted blog readers clicked on over to our first ever New Items: Staff Picks blog in such high numbers that we decided we should definitely do it again! And why not? Afterall, it makes perfect sense that you ladies would like to know what the Shop LA Style team likes, wears, and obsesses over, since we get up close and personal with all the styles on the site thanks to regular shipments and constant photo shoots.
With that said, I’ve added “Shop LA Style Staffer Stalker” to my job description and set out to quiz everyone that comes within a foot of me about their most desired recent additions to the site. This week, Liz in our Customer Service Department told me all about a few of her favorite things.
J Brand Super Stretch Houlihan Cargo Pant in Olympia
J Brand ushered in the Slim Cargo craze with the celebrity favorite Houlihan and once they were introduced to the site, a frenzy began. Our customers didn’t waste any time, making it a number 1 seller . The demand for more colors and restocked sizes got us to thinking that there could quite possibly be more to life than leggings. We figured it couldn’t get any better, but no sooner than the thought occurred, along came the J Brand Super Stretch Houlihan Cargo Pant in Olympia.
Thanks to 4% lycra, the super soft cotton/poly fabrication is (dare we say) more comfortable than your favorite sweat pants. A 29″ inseam makes them the perfect length for ladies 5′ 5″ and under. Tonal stitching completes the unique, slimming look of the Olympia wash, which we love mostly because it’s not your run of the mill black or dark blue.
Ella Moss Avedon Folded Stripe Tank
This stripey little number caught our eye as soon as it showed up in our Ella Moss shipment and we haven’t been able to stop looking at it. It combines so many of our favorite style elements and honestly, if done wrong, it could have very easily gone awry. A cowl, a racer back, graphic black stripes, and earthy oatmeal sounds like too much to put into one tank, but thanks to Ella Moss’ impeccable construction and clever pleating it all comes together to create a surprisingly versatile, piece that can effortlessly be paired with jeans, slacks, a skirt, or just about anything else in your closet.
Cyndi-Bands Benefiting Breast Cancer Charity in Think Pink
Some ponytail holders can cause damage by snagging strands or even becoming tangled in your hair. That’s why we love our Cyndi-Bands, a line of elastic hair ties that also double as bracelets! They are made of stretchy elastic fabric and come in a rainbow of gorgeous colors, but for the month of October, we’ve streamlined the spectrum to four lovely shades of pink. In honor of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month we are donating 50% of all proceeds from the sales of limited edition Think Pink Cyndi-Bands directly to the Los Angeles County Affiliate for Susan G. Komen for the Cure!
The time has arrived for our customers to take a look inside the minds of Shop LA Style’s devoted staff. You know us as the customer service reps, the buyers, assistants, inventory specialists, graphic designers and so on… But maybe you’ve never considered what we like, wear, and obsess over in the office and around the warehouse. I assure you, we are all fully engaged (and sometimes, dangerously overwhelmed) with shipments of new merchandise (almost daily!), the cycle of photoshoots, and just generally being clothes-minded. We all have different taste, body types, and strong opinions on what is hot and what’s… well, not so much. So, we thought it would be great fun to share a few of our Staff Picks so you know where we stand when it comes to style. Here are a few of our favorites for this week:
True Religion Billy QT in Revolver
We go way back with True Religion and we’re big fans of the brand. They always manage to create great basic jeans with awesome washes, interesting details in the hardware and stitching, and a fit that is always sexy and flattering. These Billy QT in Revolver are no different. It has all that we’ve come to expect from True Religion, with a little bit of a twist. The Old Multi single end QT stitching and Revolver wash are different enough from the other Billies that we already own, so we don’t have to feel guilty about snatching up a pair of these! We love the contrast the Revolver wash has with the pronounced whiskering and fading in the thighs. The saffron colored stitching actually looks quite delicate and doesn’t over power the other elements of the jean, creating a nice balance and perfect update to the Billy style. The straight leg can be tucked into the season’s hottest boots, but we like them best with ballet flats.