Rocking the Brook

This Spring has been insane! Running from one event to the other has required several dresses. Admittedly once I find a dress I like I tend to buy several. Why try and reinvent the wheel when you know something works. for your body type For me this Spring, it has been Ramy Brook. At first I was a little turned off because it seemed that whenever I saw someone wearing this line, it was really short. And because at 46 a short dress is not something that I feel confident in I didn’t give this line a second look. But when you desperately need something to wear, nothing is off the table. So when I was encouraged to take a second look at Ramy Brook, I said, “what the heck?!” Boy I’m […]

Pack it on the rear

Last year my daughter was heading to Universal and really wanted a fanny pack. My reply was “say what”? But she insisted so I sent her to Amazon with her birthday money where she found a gold snake skin fanny pack. I thought she was crazy but she wore that pack everywhere and even when she got back she still carries or should I say her cute butt does that fanny pack. PS in full disclosure she also added a fur key chain. Well what do I know? Both Alexander Wang and Chanel featured the fanny pack in their spring shows so now the fanny pack is the “It” bag. But have fun with it. The ones below are really nice but for this fad, I would go funky like this one […]

It’s getting serious ya’ll… Shoe Version

Did you get the email that Shopbop is having its sale. Yep, save up to 25% off on some Spring essentials. with code GOBIG17. Get on the bandwagon because it is time and I’ve got a few must buy items in the shoe department. I’ll have more as the week goes on. Have fun!! Pedro Garcia Wedge Sandals: Ok peeps this isn’t the first time I’ve let you know about this must buy. Seriously I know it is an investment but I promise you will wear them ALL THE TIME! Every friend that has taken my advice and bought these shoes never ever regrets it. Go Buy Right Now! Tory Burch Flip Flops: These are a classic and if you have any idea that you will be at the pool sometime in […]

The One Spring Trend You Will Not See Me In…Gingham

Gingham has been everywhere I look. It is one of the Spring Trends we are being encouraged to wear.  See article here and here. Not for me. I wore gingham everyday for 12 years and the day I graduated from high school my gingham days were over. But if you didn’t wear gingham everyday growing up then I’ve got some Spring looks you need to check out. xo Martha Plus a few items you may want to try.  

Springing into Sweaters

  We are now 30 days from Spring Break! Whoo hoo. Here in Alabama it is already feeling like Spring. But that means that the mornings and nights are still cool. I try to buy a couple of Spring  sweaters each year because I find that my body takes a little while to acclimate to the warmer weather (kind of like still using your seat warmers in the car even when it gets warm). As you are transitioning into a new season, you want a sweater that is pale in color so you can wear it with white jeans or even a pair of shorts. I like a lightweight cashmere because I find it breathes easier. I know it is an investment but if taken care of it will last a long […]

Mixing It Up

Almost Time for Spring…but Not Quite Yet…. This time of year I get wooed by all the pretty Spring florals but I know that I’ve got a few more months of cooler weather.  I also know that if I wait til March or April to buy Spring items then all the fantastic pieces will be picked over. So what is a girl to do? I like to pair my Spring florals with my Winter staples.  For example take this Equipment blouse and pair with a floral sweater such as this one from Zara. Or take that floral blouse like this one from Banana Republic and open it up over a turtleneck in grey or black. Another idea, is to take your BLANKNYC suede moto jacket and pair with a sleeveless blouse like this […]

Golden Globes 2017: Yellow Fever

Awards season, yo!  So excited to kick off the season!!  The trend last night was yellow for sure, with many in the top ten turning up the heat in various shades of the sunny hue.  Turns out it really stands out on the red carpet and is pretty flattering to a multitude of complexions.  I can’t let it pass without noting that yellow, although uncommon on the red carpet, is the color of some of the most iconic red carpet looks over the years.  See here, here, and here. So, who killed it this year?  My Top 10 . . . Best Dressed:  Natalie Portman, steeped in the essence of Jackie Kennedy, stole the show with quiet restraint.  In a yellow silk faille Prada with a 3/4 sleeve and clean lines that echoed Jackie’s […]

NYE + Neimans Sale

Neimans just added an extra 25% off all sale merchandise, which means they majorly want to unload a ton of merchandise before the calendar year end. If you are still on the hunt for something special to wear for NYE, you are in luck!  First, there’s that free shipping/returns thing Neiman’s has going and, then, I have combed the sale racks for you, literally scrolling through pages and pages of merchandise, to pull out the very best options for you. Any these tops by Milly, Caroline Constas, Halston Heritage, Derek Lam, Tularosa, Ramy Brook, Cushnie et Ochs, and Stella McCartney, are a sufficiently bold and chic statement to carry a pair of black trousers or denim on NYE when paired with a fab pair of heels and a clutch. By the same […]

NYE Edit: What to Grab from the Nordstrom Sale

Ok.  What’s your NYE game looking like?  Today’s the perfect day to pluck something fab from the Nordstrom sale to up your game for the big night.  If you are like me, “sale” sounds pretty perf because I am so over blowing a ton of money right now. I’ve got my eye on either this top or this one, which I think would be way fab with a pair of dark denim like these, for a sleek and ‘chic without trying’ kind of look.  Because it is NYE, I would totally throw on a pair of party shoes like these and, especially if you are going bare shoulders, I would wear some shoulder dusters like these.  Or, I might grab a super fun clutch like this one. Another option to look totally slamming’ whilst being […]

What up, New Years?

I’m so whacked with Christmas right now.  I completely forgot about that New Years sitch I’ve got coming up. Feel me??  Lucky us, it’s not too late for some cyber shopping and there are some major deals out there right now.  Shopbop has a huge sale going on and then there’s that free shipping available through Amazon Prime. Yassssssss! If you are looking at a dressy cocktail sitch, this off-the-shoulder midi dress by AQ/AQ is absolute perfection. I would style it with a fab clutch from DVF (this one will go with you to any cocktail event regardless of what you are wearing) and gorgeous Pedro Garcia sandals which, like the clutch, will go with anything cocktail with an added bonus that the heel is high, but not too high, making it more […]