Just as I was getting annoyed with all of my summer clothes (love ya, ready to move on from ya)…Social Threads called, asking if I wanted to play around with some of their new arrivals. Social Threads, in case you don’t know, is an online retailer based in New Jersey, and owned and operated by two moms, Sarah and Maureen. Their mission? To have a store filled with cute, hardworking pieces….all under $100 (or as close as can be reasonably expected).
10/24 UPDATE! A Flash Sale
Social Threads is having a flash sale (secret link here) through 10/25. MOST of the pieces featured below are part of the flash sale. Use code FLASH25 on checkout!
I love working with these two because, well, first and foremost, they’re both really nice people. Secondly, I love their approach to buying: they try everything on. There is nothing in their online store that they didn’t try on first, and decide that they, personally, would love to wear. So their online store — which carries brands you can find elsewhere (BB Dakota, [BLANKNYC], etc.,) is just a really well-edited selection, saving us all a little time shopping (with free shipping on every order). So when these two send over a box of goodies, I know it’s always going to be filled with fun, affordable pieces that integrate seamlessly into my existing wardrobe.
Besides, I love playing dress-up. Here we go.
Kicking Things Off with This Super Easy Dress
This dress has cool snaps up the side, and a fabric that feels…technical. Kind of like something you’d find at Atheleta….but for a fraction of the price. (Someone asked if the snaps function — aka can it be used for nursing? The answer: YUP.)
I also appreciate a dress that looks cute with sneaks….
….yet can still be dressed up with other shoes.
Attention, Please: These Are the Best Faux-Leather Leggings On The Planet
These are like my beloved Plush faux-leather leggings in that they are lined in soft FLEECE yet they are unlike my Plush faux-leather leggings in that they are gloriously high-waisted. And for those of you who love the Spanx faux-leather leggings (I too, have a pair)….these are better. They are just as high-waisted, hold you in nicely, but are much more comfortable.
Notes on styling: My oversized sweater below (by Vince) is what I most often pair with my faux-leather leggings, but I like to have a pretty top under in case I get too hot. I’m obsessed with the one Social Threads sent over.
The outfit on the right isn’t quite my style, but I’m including it here for my mom and my sister: Hi! This top is longer in the back and covers the bum. FYI.
The Top That Literally Made Me Swoon
This thing was made for destroyed jeans. The juxtaposition!! I DIE. My one request? Don’t wreck this gorgeousness with bra straps. This is one of the few times I would insist on a nude, strapless bra. I like this one.
The Top That Looks Like My Go-To Silk Cami
You guys have been asking for a more affordable version of my Cami NYC black silk cami. This one isn’t silk, but has a similar vibe (the side detail is cool, too).
The Floaty Top That’s Totally On-Trend
If you just need a random top to dress things up this Fall…this one. It’s a bit billowy, but I really like it tucked into something high-waisted. Love the vibe: part-gamine, part-70’s.
ps. The cool duster coat is also from Social Threads, FYI.
A Cute Little Tank Top That Will Transition Easily Into Fall
This cute little number is thicker than I expected, so it will transition easily into colder weather. How? Just slip a turtleneck underneath it. The color scheme is saturated enough that a black turtleneck will look perfect.
A Nursing-Friendly Hoodie….
Why didn’t they think of hoodie-as-wrap-top when I was nursing? This thing is genius. And yes, there is a strategically placed snap. Nursing or no, this one is so easy and cute.
An Upgraded Gray Sweatshirt….
The striped cuff detail turns an everyday gray sweatshirt into something a little more exciting. And I use the word “sweatshirt” loosely. The fabric is thinner, almost like a t-shirt….without completely losing the sweatshirt part. The result is that it drapes nicely.
These jeans are also from Social Threads. They’re super soft, with a slightly higher rise, and a cropped flare that isn’t overly aggressive, making them very easy to wear.
The Wrap That Solves Outerwear Probs
You know when your favorite oversized, chunky sweater doesn’t quite fit under your coat? But it’s too cold to go without? This wrap: It’s warm, all-encompassing, can be worn two different ways, and looks much more expensive than it is. Or use it this winter to warm up special occasion outfits. (And I think we spotted the exact same one at Anthro for a much higher price.)
Option 1 – Like a Coat
Option 2 – Doubled Up
Thinking Ahead: This Coat And Faux-Fur Scarf
I’m really excited about this coat by BB Dakota. It’s amazingly affordable, and while the tailoring isn’t impeccable, it’s close enough. I’m always eyeing up these types of coats as an investment piece, but to be honest….I’m not sure if I’d actually get enough use out of them to be worth the $$. So this one is a great place to start.
And the faux fur scarf? Just ridiculously fun. I even like it with a bare little cami for a winter party. Adds some oompf and playfulness (in addition to warmth).
NOTE: The jeans I’m wearing are also from Social Threads – they’re [BLANKNYC] skinny jeans. These jeans are a bit too low-rise for me, but they do have that PJ-like softness that Social Threads is so good at scouting out.
Let’s Not Forget About Something Near and Dear to Our Hearts: SWEATPANTS
These are old-school sweatpants. They do not do amazing things for your bum, nor will you be tempted to wear them out of the house. They are slouchy, they are soft, and they are cute, rather than sexy. I love them. (And inexplicably, so does my husband. Huh.)
Top – ancient | Pants – s
I’m obviously begging for a virtual high-five. Gimme.
ps. What’s the most helpful way to do these types of posts? Do you want more of ‘one piece styled three ways’….or more up-close shots of the products, or less of my wardrobe (which may or may not be sold out)…any changes you’d recommend?