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The Truth About Shopping Outlets

The Truth About Shopping Outlets

After speaking with a couple of clients during recent closet edits, it has come to my attention that most people do not realize the truth about shopping outlets.  Here's the thing: only about 20% (give or take) of the merchandise at brand name outlets is from the retailers main collection or stores. What I mean by this is the apparel you are buying at let's say, J.Crew Outlet, is made specifically for J.Crew Outlet. People assume all clothing found at shopping outlets is heavily discounted merchandise moved from main retail stores. Nope! Cheaper price point = cheaper quality of product. In other… Continue Reading »

Shop The City: UK’s The White Company

Shop The City: UK’s The White Company

This past weekend I ventured downtown to see what all the hype was about regarding London’s The White Company.  I am familiar with their catalog and have heard great things about their products from others. It is the British empires first US flagship store. Let’s just say it did not disappoint. Welcome to New York! I would recommend The White Company to those who love neutrals because yes – as you may have guessed – the store is mostly white and neutral tones. Great wardrobe pieces to build upon. I bought myself a lovely pair of black suede sandals. They were… Continue Reading »

‘Tis the Season for Summer Sales

‘Tis the Season for Summer Sales

Can you believe we are half way through the year? So much to do, so little time. C’est la vie! The month of June has me in a bit of a tizzy. I look forward to a change in pace and welcoming the summer months of July and August. Speaking of summer, ’tis the season for sales! Right now major retailers are marking down spring and summer wardrobe items. I couldn’t resist. I put together my top picks for you from Net-a-Porter, Saks, J.Crew and Nordstrom. Click here to view and shop my top picks.  Enjoy! SaveSave SaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave

Shop The City: FlameKeepers Hat Club

Shop The City: FlameKeepers Hat Club

I appreciate a great hat. Growing up my mother was never caught without a hat when she was driving in her convertible (and yes, her car of choice with two children was a convertible). She has been driving with the top down since the ’90s. Rock on, Mary Ann! My father on the other hand has a hat for every occasion and every outfit. When I came to across Flamekeepers Hat Club I knew this place was a gem. The motto at the FlameKeepers Hat Club is “passing the torch of good taste from one generation to the next”. This locally owned upscale… Continue Reading »

Pajama Sunday | While We Were Young

Pajama Sunday | While We Were Young

Last Sunday I met friends at While We Were Young in the West Village for brunch. You may or may not have seen this place pop up on your Instagram feed. I kept hearing great things about it so I decided to check it out. It’s A-DOR-ABLE. Especially with the nice weather we have been having in NYC this is the perfect place to spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon. The atmosphere and food were great. They don’t take reservations so my friends & I were the first ones in line before they opened at noon. And of course I just had to snap photos… Continue Reading »

Pajama Sunday | Springing Ahead

Pajama Sunday | Springing Ahead

Let it be Sunday!  It has been awhile since I wrote a Pajama Sunday post, hasn’t it? March turned out to be an eventful month. I am happy to be lounging in my bathrobe enjoying a cup of Earl Grey tea while listening to French Cafe music on Pandora. I have nothing on the agenda today (well, not a lot). Last Sunday, close friends and I celebrated their daughter’s 1st birthday at Alice’s Tea Cup on the Upper East Side. As I’m sure you can tell from the Mimosas shown above Alice’s Tea Cup is adult AND kid-friendly. From the mismatched vintage… Continue Reading »

3 Spring Trends to Add to Your Wardrobe

3 Spring Trends to Add to Your Wardrobe

Happy first week of spring, everyone! Crack the windows open. Change the linens. Plant a few seeds and repot the plants that have been growing all winter long. That is exactly what I did this past week. You know the start of a new season excites me, especially when it comes to our wardrobes. I’m so ready to put away my Sorel boots until next winter. Ironic enough I spent last week’s snow day shopping spring collections for clients and YOU. Trends come and go. My motto to seasonal trends is invest in the trends that compliment your personal style. I don’t believe in buying a trendy piece… Continue Reading »

Fashionable yet Comfortable Loungewear

Fashionable yet Comfortable Loungewear

Today’s snow storm in New York City motivated me to write this blog post. I have been asked before to recommend fashionable and comfortable loungewear. Thanks to Stella, I found myself with some down time and put together recommended loungewear brands that you can shop from. True to my New England roots, I highly recommend a pair of navy stripes and/or plaid pajamas (on sale!) to be added to your nighttime ensemble. I am a HUGE advocate on wearing something that makes you feel good when you go to bed. It depresses me when people tell me they wear old college sweats (or worse,… Continue Reading »

Club Monaco Spring 2017

Club Monaco Spring 2017

Spring is in the air! It’s currently 68 degrees in New York City as I write this.  I figured there is no better day than today to share photos of the Club Monaco Spring 2017 collection I saw during New York Fashion Week. See now, buy now – this collection is available in stores as we speak. The collection’s colorful patterns and peasant details were inspired by the documentary Latcho Drom, which follows a family of travelers from Romania to India and pays homage to timeless travel celebrated through song and dance. Their journey influenced this season’s collection. The event took place at… Continue Reading »

Pajama Sunday | Treat Yourself

Pajama Sunday | Treat Yourself

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”  – Oscar Wilde I am huge advocate of treating yourself, especially for special occassions. Why not treat yourself to a gift (or two) for Valentine’s Day? Personally, I think the month of February should be marketed as a month of self-love as well. This is my favorite time of year to splurge on my favorite Diptyque candle, Baies. Lately I have been dreaming up plans to re-decorate my apartment. I am in the process of turning my guest bedroom into my home office space (sorry, out of town visitors!). I have been… Continue Reading »



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