Saturday, September 13, 2014

much loved

sunglasses// Karen Walker 
earrings// Kate Spade 
striped shirt// Chance Co. {also love this one}
trench// McGinn {similar here}
pants// Three Dots {similar here & here}
loafers// Miu Miu {similar here}

Your attention, please! The following is a Fashion Public Service Announcement regarding the above, much loved, much asked about, sleeveless trench. Right now Ann Taylor is making a very similar, and very slimming, version of my beloved, much relied on and unexpected wardrobe staple. 

For a couple of years now, I've relied on this sleeveless trench that goes with practically anything and makes even a t-shirt and jeans look put together and fully styled. People constantly ask me where they can get one, but sadly it is no longer being produced by the designer. Thanks to Ann Taylor, I now have a place to point my friends when they ask where they can get their hands on one. Yay! 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

army & navy

sunglasses// Karen Walker
lips// NARS, Schiap
earrings// Kate Spade
jacket// J.CREW {new version here}
necklace// Kate Spade {similar here}
bag// Cheeky Vintage {similar here, here & here
dress// Asos
heels// Zara {similar here}
toes// Essie, Geranium 

While we are patiently awaiting the arrival of fall temperatures, I rely on darker neutrals in light-weight fabrics to transition my wardrobe while it's still blazing hot. Army green, navy blue, black, tan  and gold all give the look of fall and can be pulled off in 90 degree temperatures when you choose these colors in lighter fabrics. 

This unlined army green jacket does the trick right now, along with my navy dress in a jersey fabric {that I also have in black, obsessed!}. So get creative when transitioning your wardrobe and work in your lightweight neutrals. By mixing darker colors in lighter fabrics, you will pull off the fall look without sweating to death. Have a fantastic rest of the week! 

Friday, September 5, 2014

have you seen?

This September, I am over-the-moon excited and honored to be featured in the latest issue of People StyleWatch. I have LOVED this magazine for years flipping through it for outfit inspiration, and I'm always excited to see the monthly article "I really love my..." because it highlights how stylish celebs wear their favorite pieces different ways. If you haven't already picked up your copy of the September issue I hope you will. And unlike my feature in Marie Claire, I didn't curse in my quote this time...yay!

sunglasses// Ray-Ban
necklace// Kate Spade {similar here}
top & skirt// Amanda Uprichard 
tights// Hugh {similar here
pumps// Ivanka Trump {similar here & here

In the magazine I'm wearing one of my most favorite outfits, a matching top and skirt from Amanda Uprichard. I LOVE the possibilities that come with a matching top and bottom. Wear them together, break them up, mix them with other things, the possibilities are endless. Below I've added some incredible matching top and skirt combos that I'm currently coveting. Check them out!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


earrings// Kate Spade {similar here}
dress// 4.collective {similar here & here}
trench// J.CREW {similar here}
bag// Clare Vivier 
nails// Essie, Geranium 
watch// Michael Kors 

When wondering what to wear sometimes a girl should just keep it simple. A dress with a classic shape, a comfy sneaker that has been around longer than you have, a timeless trench and a beautifully bright bag all add up to an effortless style that is easy to throw on in a hurry. 

Brunch bound one weekend morning, I was overwhelmed with the options in my closet until I decided to keep it simple and classic. You'll never go wrong, and never feel anything but polished, when you dress in head to toe classics. I know it works for me! 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

transition time

Seeing that this coming Monday is Labor Day and the official start of fall is less than a month away, I think it's safe to say that it's officially time to start the transition into fall dressing. Making the switch from summer to fall can seem tricky, but it’s actually a lot easier to pull off that it looks. All it takes is a smart shopping plan and getting your sartorial ducks in a row.

At this time of year, I always like to stock up on my multi-seasonal basics. Add a new chambray shirt, scoop up bags that can be carried now and later, and replace classics, like the striped t-shirt, that may have worn out and need a refresh. Investing in year round pieces right now gets me excited for fall and gives my warm weather wardrobe something new to pair with while I wait for the temperature to cool down.

Setting my sights on a few new fall pieces always leaves me feeling prepared for the coming season and like I’m putting my shopping budget to good use. A cozy coat for later and a cool boot that you can wear now and later are smart buys this time of year.  Even though you may not be able to wear that chic new topper for a while, you can dream up outfits with it and feel prepared for the season ahead.

After all, thinking ahead is key to filling your closet with pieces that you love. If you are consistently filling your closet with items that make your heart skip a beat, you will always have something to wear, and something that you love to wear.