Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Casual Workday with Maxwell Scott

Maxwell Scott Leather Bag

Maxwell Scott Rivara

What's in my Maxwell Scott bag

Casual workday look

Maxwell Scott Rivara Chestnut
Coat: J.Crew (last seen here) | Sweater: J.Crew | Denim: J Brand '620' | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bag: thanks to Maxwell Scott | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Necklace: Ann Taylor | Earrings: Kendra Scott

As a lawyer, I am always on the lookout for a bag that will both a) look stylish and b) easily tote the piles of papers, technology, and other essentials I have to schlep around every day. While some days this means I have to resort to my (not stylish) rolling brief box, on other days, a large work bag will suffice. Enter Maxwell Scott, a British leather goods company that specializes in gorgeous, classic bags that are both fashionable and functional. I've teamed up with them today to show you one of their pieces that fits seamlessly into my busy day.

I chose the chestnut-colored Rivara because its description, "large leather work bag," sounded like exactly what I needed. My bag is 16" x 11.8" x 4", perfect for fitting legal-sized files, a laptop, a large planner, and all my daily essentials, including an extra pair of flats for commuting. The leather on this bag is divine, and I loved that I could add a monogram to personalize it.

While I ultimately decided on a work bag, Maxwell Scott also has a lovely selection of travel bags as well, including some leather duffles that look perfect for a weekend getaway.

Hope you have a great week!

x, Tam

Friday, February 13, 2015

Hello, Framboise + Rocksbox (+ a Free Month of Sparkle)

Destroyed denim + layers

Casual layers + gold

Gorjana V necklace via Rocksbox

Rocksbox review
Cardigan: GAP | Tee: J.Crew Factory | Vest: ZARA Kids | Denim: J Brand (26" inseam = great no-alterations petite jeans!) | Boots: rag & bone | Bag: Valentino | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Watch: Michael Kors | Earrings: J.Crew | Tricolor Gold Bracelet: Vintage | "V" Necklace: Gorjana via Rocksbox | "X" Ring: Wanderlust + Co. via Rocksbox | Labradorite Bangle: Margaret Elizabeth via Rocksbox

Guys, I am really excited about today's post! I've teamed up with Rocksbox to share some details on their fun jewelry subscription service with you and to give you all a month of free jewels if you sign up within the next 30 days! In order to get the month free, just enter the code helloframboisexoxo in the promo box when you sign up, and pretty designer baubles will be on their way to your door shortly.

Here's how it works: you sign up and create an account, part of which includes taking a style survey to help the Rocksbox stylists learn more about your taste in jewels. Just FYI: as part of the sign-up, you enter payment info, but you are not obligated to buy anything at all unless you love it and want to keep what you receive! You also get a 20% discount off MSRP should you decide to keep any pieces.

Once your stylist has your info, you'll get a notice that your first Rocksbox has shipped with three pieces for you to borrow. I'm wearing all three of my pieces from my first box in the pic above: a Gorjana "V" necklace, Margaret Elizabeth bangle, and Wanderlust + Co. "X" ring (links are to sites where they are available to purchase, but you can borrow the same pieces from Rocksbox then buy at a discount!).

You can borrow the pieces for as long as you like, but whenever you're ready for new pieces, you just pack up the ones you have (unless you've decided to keep any of them) and return them using the label and padded envelope that comes included in your original package. As soon as they receive your return package, your stylist gets to work picking out a new set for you. I just did my first exchange, and I think it was about two hours between when I saw they got my return and when I got my new shipping notification and tracking info. Shipping time is quick (about 2 days) and by USPS, with no signatures required, so it's really easy to send and receive.

While you can definitely let your stylist do all the choosing, you can also request pieces through the wishlist on the Rocksbox site or through their Instagram (@rocksbox). You can then check back and see which wishes have been fulfilled and add to your list when new pieces are posted. So far, I've really enjoyed having shiny new jewels to mix in with my old standards--hope you guys have as much fun as I have trying it out!

Happy Valentine's Day!

x, Tam

Disclosure: I was gifted a three-month subscription to Rocksbox in exchange for posting about my experience. All opinions here are my own.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Winter Wonderland

Blanket scarf + layers

Details + neutrals

Mansur Gavriel mini bucket bag

Zara blanket scarf wrap
Sweater: ASOS | Collared Shirt: H&M | Scarf: Zara (similar here and here) | Denim: J Brand '620' | Boots: Stuart Weitzman | Bag: Mansur Gavriel (sold out in most places, but Bergdorf's has a few available for pre-order) | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Watch: Michael Kors | Necklace: Theresa Mink | Bracelet: J.Crew | Rings: Vintage, SIX | Lips: NARS 'Dragon Girl' | Nails: OPI 'You're Such a Budapest'

Last week's bikini weather quickly devolved into a big snowstorm on Saturday, so on Sunday morning, we woke up to this winter wonderland right outside our door. The day wasn't quite as chilly as it looked, so I was comfortable in this layered ensemble, using my Zara blanket scarf as more blanket than scarf. I layered a collared shirt under this warm, furry sweater, and I was set for a quick walk with Stanley in the snow.

Hope you have a lovely week!

x, Tam