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The Look: Loafer Mule

The Look: Loafer Mule

Back to life, back to reality. Is it just me or does September always seem to sneak up on us? While I am trying struggling to get back to my regular routine after taking time off in August I like to think of September as the start to the new year. Another chance to get it right, another chance to get it together. It still feels very much like summer outside but I think I speak for most of us that we are ready to switch it up when it comes to our wardrobes. The look I am embracing while… Continue Reading »

Shop The City: The Dress Floor at Lord & Taylor

Shop The City: The Dress Floor at Lord & Taylor

While the news portrays retail as a dying art there are some retailers who are doing it right. Lord & Taylor has the largest dress buying customer. So what did they do? They renovated and dedicated the entire 5th floor at their flagship store on Fifth Avenue entirely to dresses, which makes it the city’s largest dress floor. Rumor has it there are more than 2,500 dresses. I am not the typical Lord & Taylor customer but paid a visit to the new dress floor and was quite impressed with what I saw. The newly renovated 5th floor is spacious, modern and… Continue Reading »

The Look: Powerful Pinks

The Look: Powerful Pinks

“Think pink! think pink! When you shop for summer clothes. “  -Funny Face I can’t help but think of this jingle from the movie Funny Face when I see all the vibrant pink wardrobe options out there. Pink is here to stay. The powerful pink movement will carry over into next season as well. I recently attended a seminar with Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing. He talked about how we are moving towards a “season-less wardrobes”. Whether it’s global warming, political views, etc etc… people want color all year round. I must say, even my New York clients want to… Continue Reading »

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 »

Wardrobe Maintenance: Tips to Make Your Clothes Last Longer

Wardrobe Maintenance: Tips to Make Your Clothes Last Longer

We all know how much of a pain it is to replace that beloved sweater or pair of pants that fit you just right. I want to share with you a few wardrobe maintenance ‘tricks of the trade’ on how to make your clothes last longer. Avoid Sweater Shoulders Use thick wooden cut hangers coat hangers to hang sweaters. You can also double up two thinners sweaters on one hanger. Personally, I like to fold mine in a draw because sweater shoulders drive me NUTS. Combat Odors  Put vodka (use the cheap stuff) in a spray bottle and spray arm… 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 »