Monday, June 29, 2015

red, white & CHANEL

sunglasses// Karen Walker 
earrings// Cheeky Vintage 
lipstick// NARS, Jungle Red 
top// vintage CHANEL, found @Cheeky Vintage {similar here}
skirt// J.CREW {similar here}
bag// Louis Vuitton, Speedy 30
sneakers// Converse, All Stars 
polish// Essie, Geranium 

Happy almost 4th of July, everyone! I hope this week brings you a short work schedule, and fun memories made with friends and family. Since Independence Day is coming up so soon, I'm dedicating this weeks' posts to everything red, white and blue!

Today, I paired a red-vintage CHANEL top with an American classic, Converse All Stars. This tailored red top could easily be dressed up with a pair of gorgeous white trousers, and probably originally came with a matching skirt, but by pairing it with sneakers, a polkadot skirt and an easy-going day bag, this top is made holiday appropriate and is ready for fireworks. Stay tuned for more red, white and blue outfit inspo coming later this week! 

Photos by the talented Lauren Anderson

Thursday, June 25, 2015

have + want + need

Todays post is dedicated to the summer pieces that I have, want and (maybe this is an exaggeration) but need! A collection of clothing and accessories that are getting me through the heat, new additions to my closet and the pieces (like these purple CL heels & this pink Gucci camera bag) that I’m coveting. 

In the summer months, I like to collect easy and affordable clothing, and stock up on classics that will carry me through the summer and into fall. These studded sandals, that I wear every week, are so comfy (and now on SALE). I'm so excited to wear this denim top, these navy-leaf culottes and these heart-print pants that are all new additions to my wardrobe and can be worn now, and for the fall. 

For my want list, I'm craving these nude-laceup heels that will go with EVERYTHING, these Prada sunnies and a new pair of blue flats. As for my need list...well, I think I may NEED this short-sleeveless trench {you know how much I wear my other one}, a girl can always use a new LBD, and I can't resist a Clare V clutch in a cool pattern. With all of the summer sales and steals going on, right now is a great time to beef up your summer wardrobe, and get ready and set for fall! 

Monday, June 22, 2015


sunglasses// Prada 
earrings// Cheeky Vintage 
lip gloss// Laura Mercier, Daiquiri  
top// Banana Republic {similar here}
skirt// Kate Spade {similar here}
bag// Louis Vuitton, Alma BB {similar here}

I never know from where my outfit inspiration is going to come. Something I saw in Vogue, my schedule that day, the weather or my mood can all factor into what I end up wearing. And, todays look was honestly inspired by Summer. When I put this look together I was feel fresh, summery and craving some sunshine. Lemon colored stripes and a sky blue top, came together to seem a little high fashion and very fun. So, listen to your fashion moods and get inspired ladies, you never know where that will lead! 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

tennis anyone?

sunglasses// Karen Walker
lipstick// Hourglass, Muse 
earrings// Cheeky Vintage 
dress// Petit Bateau {similar here & here}
heels// Trina Turk 
bag// Clare V

In my line of work, it seems like there are certain questions that get asked every year. It's my job to help women navigate the trends, changing times and seasonal climate to feel confident and beautiful in what they have on. Whether I'm at my fashion-home-base {Cheeky Vintage} or at a clients home helping them create a cohesive wardrobe, one question gets asked every year at this time...what am I going to wear when it's 100 degrees outside, but still want to look cute? 

What I tell my clients is this...look for things that swing around your body, but are still flattering. On the hottest of days, the last thing we want is something that's tight fitting and doesn't breath. So a swing-t-shirt dress like the one I'm wearing today works well to keep you cool, stylish and not sweating your booty off. Make sure to wear voluminous clothes with elongating heels like these grey-suede beauties, and a city bag with some character. Hope this helps you stay cool and stylish in the summer heat! 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

feather weather

sunglasses// Karen Walker 
earrings// Cheeky Vintage 
lipstick// NARS, Jungle Red 
striped shirt// Trina Turk {on SALE!!!}
feather vest// Cheeky Vintage 
long vest// Topshop {similar here & here}
bag// Louis Vuitton, Alma BB {similar here & here}
shorts// J.CREW {similar here}
nails// Essie, Geranium 
heels// Zara {similar here

If you're anything like me, in the summer months you miss the extra pop, fuzzy fun and texture that fur adds to your wardrobe. A fur collar, faux-fur vest or a vintage-mink add that certain something to make a look more luxe. Well, today I'm delighted to inform you that it is now officially feather weather! Even though it's not November, we don't have to go without our fuzzy friends. 

In the hot summer sun, actual fur is obviously out, but feathers, furs glamorous and light-weight cousin, are totally wearable in the spring and summer months. I threw this vintage faux-feather vest over one of my favorite sleeveless jackets for a layered look. Paired with modern-day classics, this feather vest looks bright, fresh and perfectly appropriate for the hot summer months. This daring look may not be for everyone, but it's defiantly for me. So, go ahead and enjoy the feather weather...I dare you!