I don’t feel wintery buy I don’t feel Springy. This is my idea of a great transitional outfit!!
Wearing with skinny jeans or my new Raquel Allegra outfit for a night out..
NO Brainer. Jeans and my Frye carsons make this campy and fun!!
This is my favorite romantic but chic piece. I pair it with the flapper dress or jeans and a white tank!
I wear these when i need to feel a little tough…usually with my Gentleman tee!
Simple. Gorgeous. Everyday, everywhere! Found this line on the last west coast run and loving it ever since!
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Anne’s “Favorite Five Things” is all the rage here at Peper & Parlor…and the Peper girls want IN!!!!! While we aren’t all brave enough to do a photo shoot, we do love to share the pieces we currently love. We decided that ever so often one of us will guest blog and chat about our favorites! We are so lucky our big sexy boss lets us have the pick of the litter at the shop – which makes us ever more knowledgeable about the products we get to take home…
Here are my current “must haves” (that I do have and I LIVE in)!
Raquel Allegra’s gold (mustard-y really) side-shred rayon dress! this is one of my favorite pieces – I’ve worn it to a wedding, to a conference, and to teach at Rutgers. I get tons of compliments every time and I feel sooooo comfy in all of Raquel’s pieces. She is definitely one of the Peper girl’s favorite designers!
How did i ever NOT own this Clare Vivier bag? It is by far the MOST supple, lightweight leather I have ever touched. It fits my iPad, a binder (with my student’s exams), my moleskin planner (so analog, right?), and all the other things I haul around. Anne know’s -and laughs- about the fact that I am obsessed with the ‘Attaché‘ (blame it on the scholar in me), and this bag is truly the PERFECT briefcase! So chic and effortless…YUM!
a peace treaty…how do you make the most simple pieces so damn stunning? Even my 10 year old cousin said that this was the “coolest” necklace she had ever seen..haa! This is called the “Hu necklace” and it is black thread wrapped on a spool..it is handmade and is antiqued gold plated brass. i wear it all the time y’all…even with my hoodie and yoga pants!
Enter: the perfect boot – P. Monjo’s lace-up. When we saw this at D+A at the trade show I literally cuddled them. I have been wearing them since we imported them from Spain earlier in the season. They are one of the most exquisite pair of boots I’ve worn – the hand-stitched Spanish artistry is evident. Yes, there are tons of knock-offs in similar styles…but “aint nothing like the real thing.” so comfy and again..I am LIVING in this boot!
So I will confess…I am a bit of a soap wh@re (can i even say that?). Well, I am always on the search for the perfect soap (I love Marfa, Malin+Goetz, and MOR) but when I stumbled across LUCIA last year I was in lathery-smell good-heaven! Even my hubby is a convert. So now the soaps are at Peper & Parlor, the full line will be available on our online shop too. We have the little guest size soaps in the shop too, in case you dont want to commit to the whole bar..but honestly..you won’t regret it!
Alright y’all, thanks for reading! Next time it’ll be another one of us Peper girl’s on our glittery soapboxes professing our love for all things fabulous! xo, yomaira
Often in the shop the question directed to me is: “What are you loving right now?” Well having had the shop for 17 years, at this point I’ve become very selective with what comes home with me (especially since we live in a one room apt now!) However, there are ALWAYS about 3 (or 4, or 5, or 6…) things that I think are MUSTS!! This week I introduce our newest pieces of what I think is well-done, wearable, delicious, well-fitting etc etc etc!! I personally OWN all these pieces and LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!
Mother denim delivering the most comfy fitted skinny in the shop. Here in “Grand Sophie” which is like a light bluish black. Totally sexy. I got these because until lately I really haven’t been a big wearer of black but these seem a little softer, more subtle…
Crown Jewel henley is DELICIOUS! I swore off henley tees many years ago (not sure why…) but this one jumped into my arms on my trip to Fred Segal in Los Angeles and we’ve since ordered and reordered 3 times here at the shop!! Cotton/modal/lycra. Shape holds so well I can wear it twice without it looking stretched.
Enter: our little gems from Mei Vintage. I must confess I don’t yet have this one but I’m sure I’ll buckle within a month and order one for myself! Made in California of vintage kimono fabric and leather with a detachable chain. Perfect little bag to wear day or night!!
Lastly, Fab Buckle booties from Argila. Did a big debate with myself and wasn’t sure i could rationalize another bootie but yes, THEY ARE DIFFERENT!!! I needed them. I’m wearing (ie:loving) them right now…
I recently took my first trip in a very long time to Los Angeles, California. Although I had some old friends to reunite with I also needed to get to those shops!!! I stayed in Venice Beach at Su Casa after a recommendation from a great client Marta who’d stayed a bit there while shuttling her son, Ezra Miller, back and forth for acting gigs. That in and of itself was a complete scene! Between the singing troubadours who start at 9am and are unrelenting until sundown, and the excess of “medical marijuana” I witnessed others “treating” themselves with, I had a lot of laughs every day. I actually saw a man pulling a decorated boom-box on a luggage cart that had flags all over it and was blasting a reggae version of “the itsy bitsy spider”…
My room was actually a fantastic suite facing the ocean-how funny i felt trying to spread-out in the space the first day since i’m so used to my teeny apartment here in Hoboken!
The last time I was in Venice (2000?) you could tattoo and drink and gawk at the beach/freak show but you couldn’t really SHOP. The gorgeous pacific has called to many more than just the boardwalk freaks. The community if filled with artists, designers, great shops, and delicious restaurants. When I explored Abbott Kinney (a street within walking distance of the beach) I was able to find incredible things including an adorable cardigan from LaLaLand, perfume from Lulu Beauty of Seattle, delicious scented candles from Nell’s Compass, kitschy Swedish kitchenware from Lotta Kuhlhorn I had the best lunch of my trip at Gjelina.
It didn’t end there. On another gorgeous 79 degree day I headed just a few miles up the coast to Santa Monica where Fred Segal has a location. There I fell in love with tees from Crown Jewel and 88 Orange, Mei Vintage bags, and more! Some of my favorite purchases are below:
I did also have a little incident at Fred Segal in Santa Monica with these lovers:
Yes, i did buy a pair of Pedro Garcia sandals at the end of Summer…they were that FAB!!! It was my Birthday prezzie afterall….!!
My other best meal was dinner at The Village Idiot on Melrose where one of my great friends, Michelle (“Meeshee”) helps hold down the fort. We had an amazing kale salad and all kinds of special num-nums and cocktails with her hubby, Jeremy. Definitely worth re-visiting and eating at again!
I’m planning another trip this Fall when I plan to shop more in Hollywood as well as shop a great trade fair so who knows what i will find next!
The Puki dot booties and Muton fur-trimmed boots both from, Chie Mihara, are my new favorites. I’ve been patiently waiting since placing the Fall ’12 order in February for these to arrive!!! They are here and they are FABULOUS!!
I actually went to Hoboken Glass yesterday just to have another glass shelf made for my curio at home where i keep my special pairs…pics soon to come!