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Winter Whites

Winter Whites

Back in the day wearing white after Labor Day was considered a fashion faux pas. Pfft, not anymore. I made the case for monochromatic dressing not too long ago. Now hear me out – embrace winter whites! Winter whites are not the stark whites you find in the spring and summer months. A winter white hue has a “warmer” tone to it. I love the look of winter whites. It’s a cozy look, don’t you think? Not to mention an easy look to pull off during those seemingly long winter months.  

Monochromatic Outfit Ideas

Monochromatic Outfit Ideas

The start of the winter season has me craving easy, comfortable layers while looking put together. Let’s embrace monochromatic dressing, shall we? I find there is something sophisticated and bold about dressing head-to-toe in one color. Talk about commitment. A bonus about approaching this way of dressing is that it’s mindless/effortless. Get up in the morning, pick a color and then find the coordinating pieces in your closet. Viola!  Being the New Yorker that I am I will be embracing neutral tones such as black and grey. I also love the idea of toying with a bold color, like red. We… Continue Reading »

The Fashion Sneaker

The Fashion Sneaker

FUN FACT: Over the past two years the search for luxury fashion sneakers surpassed luxury handbags among Lyst.com’s 80 millions users. This past spring I pointed out this new direction in footwear on The Simply Luxurious Life podcast while discussing trends with Shannon not too long ago. You might have noticed the major designers like Gucci and Balenciaga. Even Vogue’s Editior-in-Cheif Anna Wintour is collaborating with Nike. We all know Adidas Stan Smiths were having a moment not too long along, and perhaps they are the ones who kicked off the need for fashionable sneakers. Fast forward to today and the… Continue Reading »

The Summer Kimono

The Summer Kimono

Summer travel is in full swing and I have come to the conclusion that I always over pack. After spending a week and half in New England I realized I only wore a fraction of what I brought. During my trips back home 95% of the time I am in a bathing suit at the beach. Or if I’m not at the beach I prefer the comforts of breezy summer basics. LESSON LEARNED. Cue in the kimono… I love the look and ease of a kimono for the summer.  I can throw it over my bathing suit during the day… Continue Reading »

Shop NYC: HATCH Collection

Shop NYC: HATCH Collection

I was first introduced to the Hatch Collection when I came across a pair of linen-blend pants on Net-a-Porter. HATCH is actually a line designed for during and after pregnancy. It can also be worn by those not expecting (like me!). I admit I was a bit hesitant to order the pants when I found out this was a maternity line. However, the collection is well-designed and doesn’t scream “maternity”. Plus, The pants are super comfortable. Now this is a maternity line you will get your money’s worth since the silhouettes can be worn well after the baby is born…. Continue Reading »

Summer Straw Bags

Summer Straw Bags

If you asked me what this season’s key accessory item is I would say it’s a summer straw bag. A straw bag adds texture and an effortless look to your summer ensembles. The options are endless. I love the new look of the Straw Circle Tote for summer day trips and a fun Straw Clutch for summer cocktail parties. SaveSave

Shop The City: The RealReal

Shop The City: The RealReal

You are probably familiar with the go-to online luxury consignment site The RealReal. Due to popular demand The RealReal opened their first New York City retail store in SoHo at 80 Wooster Street. And let me tell you, it doesn’t disappoint. During my first visit to The RealReal I was impressed with the well-designed layout of the store and how it was organized. You will find sections like ‘spring layering’ and such. The RealReal has a great array of high-end of clothing and accessories for women, men and children for a fraction of the retail price. The retail location provides luxury repair… Continue Reading »

Pajama Sunday | The Power of Love (and Style)

Pajama Sunday | The Power of Love (and Style)

I will be first to admit that I had not been keeping up with the Royal Wedding buzz – until yesterday. My friend Courtney from Events Beyond contacted me last weekend asking if I would be interested in coming to her Royal Wedding viewing party. Sure, why not!? You know I love a themed-party. I was hooked the minute I saw Prince Harry and William arrive. In times where it seems like there is no “good news” it was great to have a reason to celebrate. As I watched the ceremony I was so happy for a couple I knew… Continue Reading »

Shop The City: Nordstrom Mens Store

Shop The City: Nordstrom Mens Store

Who said retail is dying? Not in New York City! A perfect example is the opening of Nordstrom’s first Mens store in the heart of Manhattan (235 West 57th Street). I paid a visit the other day and was impressed with what I saw. The new Nordstrom Mens flagship store is well-designed and not overwhelming for the shopper. I stopped by on a Saturday when they had a live DJ playing but was not overstimulated by the vibes. I think the store’s easy three-floor layout helped. I was on the hunt for the perfect men’s white button down shirt. A… Continue Reading »

The Statement Jacket

The Statement Jacket

If you ask me, the best investment you can add to your wardrobe this season is a statement jacket. There is an array of fun and colorful styles out there. And talk about an easy way to upgrade your look! Simply throw on an interesting jacket and you are good to go. Voilà! SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave



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