Pick the Perfect Sweater

5 Tips for Picking Out the Perfect Sweater black funnel-neck sweater (here) // gray cashmere travel wrap (here // moto legging with zippers (here) // leopard slip-on tennis shoes (old H&M, similar here, here and here) // B rope pin (vintage, love this one!) // gold bangle bracelets (Meadowbelle Market) Sometimes I find myself staring at […]

Boho Chic // 5 Tips

army green maxi tank dress and suede fringe belt (sold at FJ Boutique) // gold bangle bracelets (sold here) I remember being invited to a shopping night for a little boutique in Corbin Park a few years ago (was it only last year?!) and so I picked out cute boho chic summer top, paired it […]

Prom Dress // 5 Tips

It’s Prom Dress season here in suburbia (when is it not, really?) There is nothing more rewarding than guiding my youngest clients through the sea of never-ending homecoming and prom dresses, to see their eyes light up when they have found the perfect dress (it’s a pre-cursor to wedding dresses, but without the usual tears!)  From strapless […]

Rose Quartz Accents

I love a white eyelet dress now, just as much as I loved them as a little girl . As it’s no longer against the fashion law to wear white between Labor Day and Memorial Day, I’ll be wearing this one for Easter this year (and well into spring and summer.)  I’m not the fashion […]

White Dress

I’ve come to accept a few truths about clothing.  Whites don’t stay very white for long.  Blacks fade.  That’s great for a leather jacket, not so much for a black cotton tee.  I replace white cardigans, jackets, sweaters, socks, you-name-it almost once a year.  Who here hasn’t worn a pair of dingy white socks before? […]

Bruges Belgium

My family and I spent this past summer on holiday in Europe (or as we Americans tend to call it, vacation.)  We took a little roadtrip to Amsterdam (because, hello Holland – which you can read about here) and on the way back detoured through Belgium (because, hello Bruges and hello waffles!)  We found the […]

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 […]

Spring // Fall Layers

I have loved, loved, loved this dress from Shopbop!  I read a meme once that said mentioned something about maxi skirts being likened unto yoga pants – minus the crotch, naturally.  Sign me up lol!  Shopbop has maybe like, two sales per year and today kicked off their Tiered sale (the more you spend, the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]