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Sara Weinstock

Now/Later

Now/Later

The joy of Fall and Pre-Fall collections arriving in-store now, is that you can wear many of the pieces during midsummer and on through September and October. 

Don't limit cashmere and silk to winter, a poncho or oversized cardigan can be a summer staple that you throw over your breeziest sundress or cami. Those pieces will then take you the extra mile when layered over long sleeves in the fall. 

We've styled one of our favorite Vincecashmere ponchos for a summer date night and also an easy daytime look for fall. 

From L to R: Rag & Bone Moto crossbody, Sara Weinstock 18k gold, oxidized silver and diamond bangles, Shay 18k rose gold and diamond choker, Theory lace trim cami, Derek Lam 10 Crosby crop flare trousers, Vince cashmere cardigan, Rag & Bone lace up jeans, Vince silk water color print popover, Rag & Bone wide brim fedora, Rene Escobar 18k gold and diamond pendant & Vince leather crossbody.

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Modern Cocktail Attire

Modern Cocktail Attire

With the arrival of June comes a whole new season of events - weddings, graduation parties, bridal showers - and with those events comes the need for a versatile, chic new dress. 

We love that rules for event dressing are looser, and you can get creative with not only your dress but your accessories as well.  Instead of a bold necklace, try throwing on a fringe, skinny scarf for a totally modern and updated take on the lariat.  And rather than stick to the basic black handbag, add color, texture and sparkle with a Lucite clutch filled with flowers.

From L to R: Ashlyn'd clutch, Versace Collection dress, Sarah Weinstock french lace starburst pendant, Halston notch neck dress, Shiraleah leopard print clutch, Chan Luu skinny scarf with fringe, ALC "Louise" dress and Claudio Cutuli laser cut leather handbag

Each of these dresses can easily take you from a daytime luncheon to an evening wedding, all you need is a change of footwear and a touch more lipstick.

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Safari Chic

Safari Chic

The most iconic trends can often be traced back to the visionary, Yves Saint Laurent.  From "Le Smoking" the first tuxedo for women, to the gypsy collection that inspired the boho trend of today all the way to safari chic.  His ability to think outside the box, and turn social norms on their head, lead fashion to where it is today. 

In his honor, we've chosen a couple of our favorite safari inspired looks of the season.  We saw the trend all over the runways and now it's time to incorporate it into your wardrobe.  It can be preppy, glam as well as edgy, so whatever your style preference, it's an easy one to mix in.

From L to R: Max Mara laser cut leather tote bag, Love Heals wrap bracelet, Sara Weinstock 18K gold "Alexandria" earrings with diamonds and sapphires, Fabiana Filippi linen and suede vest, Closed "Starlet" jean, Vince striped cotton shirt, Rag & Bone floral print scarf, Sara Weinstock 18K gold and Oxidized sterling silver bangles, Shiraleah calf hair clutch, Closed suede pop-over & Current/Elliott "The Cuffed Skinny" jean

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What are you doing New Year's...

What are you doing New Year's...

Christmas is behind us and we're in the home stretch of the winter holidays, which means it's time to figure out what you're wearing New Year's Eve.  Whether you're doing a low-key night at home with the kids, or headed to a big shindig with loads of friends, it's fun to plan a festive outfit to wear.  

New Year's Eve is a long night, so be sure to sport something comfortable, easy to dance in and of course chic!

From L to R: T by Alexander Wang sheer turtleneck sweater, RED Valentino strawberry jacquard mini skirt, Sara Weinstock yellow gold and diamond earrings, M Missoni crochet cross-body purse, L'Agence "Jane" silk tank, Vince tuxedo trousers, Sara Weinstock crescent moon pendant and bangles, Kim White clutch, T by Alexander Wang bandage dress, Rene Escobar Bangles, Ashlyn'd lucite clutch

It's all about the jewels with these looks, go bold, and don't be afraid to mix metals and stones for an outfit with tons of sparkle.  As always a vibrant lip and a sky high pump is a must for all three ensembles.

Wishing you and yours a fabulous New Year. Stay safe and have fun!

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Pret-a-Party

Pret-a-Party

We dressed up the kids, faced the downpour and the puddles and survived the sugar high.  But now, with Halloween behind us, it's holiday time! Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away and things are about to get busy.  We want to give you a head start on your holiday wardrobe and get you party ready.

Thanksgiving tends to be on the casual side here in Portland, it's often jeans with a cute top or cozy sweater and a some statement jewelry.  We've stepped it up a notch, by eliminating the denim, but the styles remain easy to wear, comfortable, and of course, chic. 

From L to R: Vince directional rib cashmere dress and stretch leather leggings, Samira 13 tassel pearl lariat, Rene Escobar oxidized silver bracelet, DVF fur cross-body, Frame "Le Crop" cashmere turtleneck, T by Alexander Wang skirt, Rene Escobar oxidized silver necklace, Sara Weinstock half moon pendant with diamonds, Vince "Signature V" cross-body, Vince laser cut sleeveless turtleneck, Rag & Bone "Perry" pant, Sara Weinstock yellow gold and diamond earrings and bangles, DVF leopard print clutch.

From L to R: Vince directional rib cashmere dress and stretch leather leggings, Samira 13 tassel pearl lariat, Rene Escobar oxidized silver bracelet, DVF fur cross-body, Frame "Le Crop" cashmere turtleneck, T by Alexander Wang skirt, Rene Escobar oxidized silver necklace, Sara Weinstock half moon pendant with diamonds, Vince "Signature V" cross-body, Vince laser cut sleeveless turtleneck, Rag & Bone "Perry" pant, Sara Weinstock yellow gold and diamond earrings and bangles, DVF leopard print clutch.

We've kept the palate neutral, and the fabrics forgiving (it is Thanksgiving after all) and added some exciting accessories. 

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