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Teddy Bear Jackets

Teddy Bear Jackets

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.

Wardrobe Essentials for Fall

Wardrobe Essentials for Fall

“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 »

High Heel Mules for Spring

High Heel Mules for Spring

“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 »

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.  

Shop NYC: Henri Bendel is Closing

Shop NYC: Henri Bendel is Closing

If you haven’t heard all ready the iconic Henri Bendel flagship store located on Fifth Avenue is closing at the end of the month. I paid one last visit to Bendel’s before the doors close.  It has been interesting watching Bendel’s evolve over the past fourteen years that I have been living in New York City. If you are not familiar with Henri Bendel’s this article from The New York Times will give you a good idea of the legacy. My first experience of Bendel’s over a decade ago was magnificent! The sprawling four levels filled with the most decadent… Continue Reading »

Monochromatic Outfits

Monochromatic Outfits

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 »

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 »

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 »



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