If you aren’t familiar with SSENSE, let me introduce you. SSENSE is an online retailer that specializes in high end luxury goods and street wear items. This Canadian based company has made quite the name for themselves since 2020, and they have some of the best deals I have seen. I would consider myself a very light luxury consumer, as I am always considering what to purchase at the best price.
SSENSE often runs sales and private sales on huge designers such as Gucci, Saint Laurent, Off-White and more, at discounts I can’t seem to find anywhere else. Right now, I have gone through and found my favorite picks from shoes to dresses, and what I recommend snagging before it sells out. During these sales, things go fast.
Shop each individual link here, or see more on my LTK.
I have been SO good about not buying clothes. But today I did something so bad for my bank… I opened the Revolve app.
Revolve is normally crazy expensive especially with my high end taste, so I try to stay clear of it as much as possible due to my tight post-graduate budget. BUT, with a long shopping dry spell, comes a big (reasonable) shopping haul. We’ll see if I have the funds for that, but I definitely have been saving some pieces in the Revolve sale section. In my opinion the sale on Revolve is super hit or miss, but recently it has been a HIT. Some of my favorite brands like Cotton Citizen and For Love & Lemons have recently added to the sale section, and I know these won’t stay in stock for long,
If you’re looking to add some new pieces to your wardrobe without breaking the bank, grab these discounted pieces from Revolve while they are still in stock.
My favorite denim brand? Agolde. 100%. It is because of this brand I have swapped my favorite joggers for jeans. If you live in a warmer state and aren’t quite ready for jeans, denim Bermuda’s are the perfect substitute – and these are top notch.
If there is one thing we all know it’s that lugged-sole shoes are going to be a hit this fall, which is why I am shocked these Ganni boots are almost half off. Are they still expensive? Yes. Worth it? Absolutely.
OW intimates makes the best basics/ lingerie type clothes which are great got going out or lounging around the house. This sherpa hoodie will be especially good if you are in the north when those closer months hit us quicker than we expect.
Despite this crop top being styled with yoga pants, this tank is extremely versatile and is the epitome of a day-to-night look. Style this to yoga in the mornings, and wear with a pair of leather pants to grab drinks at night.
I know it is still so hot outside, but it is never too early to prep for fall. The small cutout gives this dress a little bug of an edge. This would definitely be something I’d wear out fir drinks with a great pair of chunky boots.
Aritzia, Aritzia, Aritzia. The new colt favorite (and personal favorite of mine) has been steadily releasing their fall collections throughout the month of August. First came Wilfred, then came TNA, now comes Sunday Best.
Sunday Best is an Aritzia in-house brand that is tailored more towards their Gen-Z customer. The many tennis skirts, sweater vests and baby tee’s are the 90’s reinvention that we didn’t know we needed. And this 90’s to early 2000’s look is all the rage and a huge hit with the company’s target audience. But there is one issue with this style being so popular – the copying of designs from other companies.
I was beyond excited to see Sunday Best’s fall collection, but there were a few things that stuck out to me from their release. Their graphic tee’s are almost exact designs from Réalisation Par and Brandy Melville.
While this original design from Brandy Melville has been copied many times in fast fashion, I was not expecting to this at Aritzia in their fall collection. They have also made similar designs on other shirts with the words “Ranger”, “Rodeo Kid” and “Buckaroo”.
The second design that I immediately recognized from another brand is this shirt originally designed by Réalisation Par. This brand rapidly increased in popularity through social media as their floral dresses were seen on many influencers throughout the summer. Their dresses weren’t the only thing that stuck out on their website. Their unique baby tee’s were flying off the shelves. Constantly sold out, this is an immediately recognizable shirt. So I was yet again shocked to see this on Aritzia’s website. Aritzia and Réalisation Par bring in the same kind of customer, so this won’t go unnoticed.
While unfortunately designs are copied all the time, I am disappointed with these pieces from Aritzia. What sets Aritzia apart form its competitors is its timeless, unique yet classy pieces that are wardrobe staples to keep in your closet for years. But with this collection that is launching on Thursday, it shows that the company is taking a different approach to reach their target audience. And to be honest, the target has been missed. By this ever so slight rebrand from Sunday Best, they are putting themselves on the same playing field as other overdone Gen-Z brands. What they have works, there is not need to change that and it shows in their numbers. Some of their past quarters have hit company records in terms of revenue, so I am curious, why the change to be like everyone else?
The collection comes out tomorrow. While I will be browsing the new items, you won’t find me making any purchases from Sunday Best.
If you have read any of my previous blog posts… you know I have a crippling love for Aritzia. But the price tag? Not so much. Lucky enough their annual clientele sale is going on right now, with twenty to fifty percent off everything if you’re a loyal customer. If you are not yet part of the clientele sale, don’t worry. They have many other items up to fifty percent off for you to try. Making a few purchase during this sale isn’t a want, but a need.
With half of my wardrobe coming from this store, I have found truly the best pieces and will tell you what is worth your money.
Oh and I recommend heading to www.artizia.com before everything sells out. Sale ends 06/20.
I only have this hoodie in one color due to the steep price for a plain hoodie, but that will change when the weather starts to get colder. I have this in black and have washed it a MILLION times and there is not one sign of wear.
I don’t own this skirt but I bought it for my sister for her birthday and she wears it all the time. It is super light and flowy with built in shorts, and isn’t too athletic so it an be dressed up or down.
This is hands down the best cropped t-shirt I have ever owned. I have this in white and brown and have worn it into the ground. I wear a size medium and it is tight fitting, but not in a “it’s too small” way.
When it comes to denim I am an avid Agolde lover. But again the price is not ideal for my post-grad budget. These jeans from Aritzia are the closest dupe I have found in length, style and material. They are the perfect straight jeans and hit just above my ankle. Even though they are just a plain pair of jeans, they are cut extremely trendy and flattering. And right now they are only $68.
As someone who wears primarily sneakers, I struggle finding this right sandals to wear when the weather heats up. From strapping to chunky, open toed shoes are going to be the backbone of my wardrobe especially living in Texas.
I have been eyeing these sandals all season long, and have included my favorites for beach days or a night out.
This was a trend from last year that has carried in the spring and summer months. Such a classic, elevated basic that goes perfectly with jeans, trousers and more.
With restaurants and bars starting to open back up you may be thinking… what do I wear out? It has been a long time since everyone has gone to a bar or out to nice dinner, and since early 2020 style has changed tremendously. Fashion evolves so quickly, and with that comes with the uncertainty of what to wear out.
I have styled outfits from some of my favorite retailers such as SSENSE, Shopbop, ASOS, and more. Each outfit made for a different occasion, but all supposed to make you feel confident for hitting the town this summer. Shop them all with the links below and via my LIKEtoKNOW.it .
I have recently graduated college (sad), so I know the stress of finishing the perfect dress for photos, ceremonies, parties, etc. Since these dresses are typically white across the board, I have found some of my favorite white dresses to wear under your cap and gown. These range in price, style, and formality so you can find your perfect dress.
I have linked all of the dresses shown in the header photo. If you are looking for more dresses, there are more linked in my LIKEtoKNOW.it.
I have always wanted T.J. Maxx to make a website and since COVID hit they finally have made the transition to e-commerce. They have the best prices, but honestly it takes a lot of digging to find great things there. But when you find something, you strike gold.
I have done the digging for you by making a mini T.J. Maxx catalog of things that you need. Some of these are more “higher end” products that are super hard to find at these prices.
If you know follow me on social media or know me personally, you know the backbone of my wardrobe is basic clothing. Everyone feels confident in different things, and for me I feel the best while wearing a plain tank, jeans and sneakers. And even though this is what I feel good in, it can get “boring” because there is only so much variation you can do with a t-shirt. To spice it up I wear lots of elevated basics.
Elevated basics are essential basic staple pieces in your wardrobe with a twist. Instead of wearing a plain tank, wear a cropped one with a raw hem. Instead of wearing generic jeans, find one with a split hem. It’s the smallest changes in everyday clothes that can really take your styling up a notch.
Want to try out some elevated basic pieces? I have linked my favorite basics & elevated basics: wear this not that style.
I haven’t done one of these in a while, but I have so many favorites from this past month that I have to share. These things bettered my February from beauty to food to fashion – three of my favorite things.
This jacket was a lifesaver up north. I have never had a Canada Goose, but people who have had both jackets have said this is equally & if not warmer. I tend to wear only neutral colors, so getting this bright red color spiced up my winter outfits a bit.
If you have any sort of hormonal bloating, these are a game changer. This is a horrible problem for me and I can genuinely say that these have saved me from the uncomfort of bloating. Being bloated is OKAY and totally NORMAL, but especially if you have stomach problems it can hurt, and this definitely helps.
I got these mugs as a Christmas gift and I am obsessed with them! I love drinking coffee, tea, etc. so being able to see the drinks that I make every morning in an aesthetic way makes them ten times more enjoyable.
I have been eyeing ALV Jewels for forever! I went in to my local boutique and they had these chains in stock and as soon as I left the store I put it on. I will wear this on it’s own or in a stack and it is super versatile to dress up or down. I cannot wait to order more from ALV Jewels to pair with this one (:
I bought this set a few months back and have gotten SO much wear out of them. The crop top fits like a sports bra and is great to do a high (ish) intensity workouts in or to wear casually while running errands. And the shorts suck you in and are the perfect workout shorts!
This new Barstool podcast was recommended to me by my roommate and is the perfect “mindless” podcast to listen to while doing something else. The host do their episodes in alphabetical order, picking three topics under that letter to talk about that week. Super interesting and entertaining to listen to while you clean your room, drive, cook, etc.
I used to use the Drunk Elephant Vitamin C Serum which I love, but needed something heavier to brighten my skin. I got this to brighten my skin and give it moisture at the same time since the my skin gets so dry living up north. This was the PERFECT combo, and I use it every morning. Couldn’t complete my morning routine without it!