Pom – Poms

I fell in love with DIY tulle pom-poms a few years ago when my brother got married, and when you apply a similar (but so much simpler!) concept to yarn – well, you get a pretty darn fantastic yarn pom-pom!  I’m going to get wild and crazy (eye roll) and try some multi-color pom-poms this year. […]

Sporty Sneakers

Cardigans are everything – all year round. Still loving all sweaters Athleta (especially their cashmere!), I’m layering up for cold days with silk tank tops, wool cardigans and cashmere scarves. I’m also still wearing leggings as pants and guess-what-who-cares? These fleece leggings (Athleta tags them as tights) are ev-er-e-thang. Warm, comfy, cozy, fleecy, stretchy goodness […]

Day to Night

I have been against elastic waistbands for most of my life (I don’t think I cared either way as a toddler.)  Elastic waist bands are the anti-fit nemesis to tailoring and expensive clothing.  I mean, has anyone seen an elastic waistband on a Chanel skirt before?!  I’d love to stand by my snobbish snubs towards […]

Warm Cashmere

Winter weather means armfuls of accessories; scarves, hats, gloves, more scarves, and lots of fur-lined everything.  I usually go neutral with my winter weather accessories, choosing light heather grays in cashmere scarves (this one doubles as a warm shawl/wrap!) and black, black, black.  I know the trend right now is Hunter boots in the snow […]

Black + White

If you’ve been following along (hello if you’re new!), you know I’m business partners with Emily Walters (and Lisa Murie) of TheBlogGuild.com.  Emily has been in the wedding industry for years, as a florist and accessories designer.  She’s basically my secret weapon when it comes to all things floral (and she could be your’s too!)   […]

The Grateful Table

One of my favorite memories from visiting Turkey was an incredible dinner we had late one night in Goreme, bohemian style, after exploring the local museum.  It embodied every part of Turkey that I loved – the casual pace, the simplicity, the art in the variety of mismatched décor.  We sat on the patio, in […]

Fall Layers

This dress you guys (also, Bruges.)  Shopbop has maybe like, two sales per year and today kicked off the the buy more, save more sale.  So while you’re enjoying the company of your family and friends this holiday weekend, band together to get up to 25% off some great items (see details below.) Like this […]

Flarely There

My sister and I had a quick conversation about current trends the other morning.  I claimed that flare and trouser jeans were back in (trouser jeans are my favorite and I love when they come back around on the fashion merry-go-rouond!), le style populaire!  She doubted me, saying that she hasn’t seen anyone wearing them […]

Cocoon Dress

I don’t know about you, but I love these see-and-be-seen events – don’t you hate wearing a great outfit and nobody that’s going to appreciate it gets to see it?  Save it up for KCFW, snap a pic on the red carpet (step-and-repeat, but without the step and sometimes even without the repeat lol!) and […]

BACK TO ME

The kids are back in school and as the dust settles, I’m sitting in my new home coming to terms with the fact that we have moved.  Yep……..we bought a new house.  We gave our last (it was our first!) home a final paint job – we did a terrible job painting the interior and […]

Little White Dress

Here I am in Rome, in the cutest apartment just meters from St. Peters Basilica, wondering what people in Rome wear in the heat of summer.  Colors, apparently.  Darling leather 1″ heeled sandals.  Silks and linens.  Whites.  It’s increasingly obvious who is Italian and who is a tourist.  I hate looking like a tourist, but […]

‘Swagger’ + a Giveaway

Life seems to be as constantly changing as fashion and it’s trends.  One minute I’m a young girl dreaming of becoming a fashion designer and the next I’m standing in my 11 year-old’s bathroom blinking rapidly as I try to understand the contradicting misnomers he calls “His Hairstyle.”  I’m new to the world of pre-teen […]

Cool Blues

Despite my chub-rub (it’s a real thing, and even skinny people have it!) I will never be dissuaded from wearing skirts in the summer.  Shorts have their spot in the limelight but if maxi skirts are crotchless yoga pants, than this skirt is just another crotchless pair of yoga….shorts.  Also, gray.  If you haven’t noticed, […]

Spring Sweaters

Every spring brings a few bright, sunny days that cause me delusions of grandeur – like the long list of spring cleaning that includes every square inch of my home.  I usually get as far as vacuuming out my kitchen cupboards before I re-file that irritatingly detailed list into a stack of papers that will […]

Summer Sleeves

When I find a short sleeve maxi dress for sale, I am on it like a fat kid on cake.  Maybe that is isn’t a very fair comparison.  I was a super-skinny kid and I shoveled cake into my mouth at every opportunity; I probably could have gone on to compete in eating contests, my […]