Visual Retail Therapy with Belle
Jul 22, 2014
Since every third person I know is an attorney, I was under no illusions that law school would be easy. But cramming 14 weeks worth of instruction into a 10 week summer semester has been like squeezing Michael Strahan into one of Kelly Ripa’s dresses. My sanity is as strained as those seams would be.
So how to cope? I’ve tried Xanax. It gets me to sleep, but that’s about it. I’m trying yoga, it helps a bit, but my mind isn’t easily calmed. Frankly, the thing that helps the most is this blog. Call it Visual Retail Therapy. And last night, my VRT carried me over to Piperlime where they’re having a 20%-off sale that is not to be missed.
For this episode of VRT, I decided to revel in online window shopping for pieces that are gorgeous, but that I can probably not afford. On our left, we have a gorgeous Rebecca Taylor dress ($395) with a drop waist and sheer inset on the bodice–so fun! In the middle, a Claire Vivier clutch ($210) with a versatile and unobtrusive leopard print. And last, but by no means least, we have a Vince leather jacket for an eye-popping $995.
Why look at pieces you can’t afford? Sadism, perhaps? No, you look to find the styles you like, which will usually trickle down to where you live soon. For the dress, I like the sheer over the v-neck. For the clutch, I love that colors in the print are true neutrals. For the jacket, I love the wide collar and the slouchy fit.
Looking for some items that are more in the Hill Staffer price point, so you can get them 20%-off? This DvF Raquel dress would be $140 with the code Fall20. I love the bright berry color. This charcoal melange Marc Jacobs top is $104 after the code–it’s the perfect mix of casual and professional. For my under-$100 pick, do not miss this Cooper & Ella double v-neck top in ivory or navy. It’s the perfect piece for under your suit jacket.