A look I can’t get enough of this season is the ‘Teddy Bear’ jacket. Don’t you just love a cozy jacket? I sure do. Dress it up or dress it down, there are plenty of ways to incorporate this look into your wardrobe.
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” -Albert Camus The days may becoming shorter and darker, but there will be no shortage of color in our wardrobes this fall. Last month I chatted with Shannon Ables on her podcast The Simple Sophisticate about which trends are worth investing in this season. You can listen here. Bonus: you’ll also find out what books I enjoyed reading this summer. September was an eventful month indeed. I am happy to announce the third edition of SHOP NYC Digital Guide 2019-20 is officially available for purchase and download. Stay up to date on… Continue Reading »
“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s Party!’” — Robin Williams The start of a new season is like the start of a new chapter. You know spring is here when your social calendar is full of special occasions and celebrations. Everyone is starting to come out of hibernation. I am ready to hit the refresh button. How about you? The high heel mule is definitely a step in the right direction. A nod the ’70s, this style is making a comeback in a big way. Personally, I am head over heels for the Manolo Blanik Lurum Leaf Mules (shown below). Gorge-ous! A… Continue Reading »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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
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 »