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 […]

December Favorites

December means cool weather and way too much to do.  If you are like me, you are on the hunt for yourself – maybe just a smidge – at the same time that you are on the hunt for million other things for everyone else dear in your life.  I pulled together my current faves and must haves.  You better get on it, tho.  Most of these pieces will not survive the inter webs past the Holidays. . . . First and foremost, we can all get excited because Levi’s just released their 501 skinny fit jeans — which is just another way of saying a legit RE/DONE knock-off.  And why should Levi’s sit around and let people rake in a fortune on distressed skinny Levi’s???  These are fab and perf.  And, at […]

Boho Chic

So, I just got this fab boho frock from Pixie Market that I am crazy about.  It’s laying down a major Valentino Spring 2017 vibe.  I literally can’t wait to wear it again.  I rocked it with some major Bonbons and a pointed-toe wedge bootie over the weekend and felt comfortable and chic.  Need I say more? Okay — just one thing more . . . I think you could go either way with the shoe. XO, cg Dress | Earrings | Coat | Cross-body Mini Bag | Bootie | Sandal Valentino Spring 2017

Wardrobe Basics: A Classic Blazer

I have been on the hunt for a great looking blazer to wear with denim for literally years.  I have tried all the usual suspects and here is what usually happens:  it’s okay from the front (if I can cringe and bear the fact that the width of my thighs seems to be exaggerated because the blazer cuts across the widest part of my thigh), but when I try to button it (not even sure why this is important since I am not sure I have ever once walked around with my blazer buttoned whilst wearing denim), everything goes south.  Then, when I take a sideways look in the mirror, things go from bad to worse.  The silhouette is just all wrong — I feel chubby and buxom and, then, when I do […]

What to Grab Now: Nordstrom 40% Off Sale

Ok, team!  Huddle up!  Major merchandise markdowns going down over at Nordstrom.  Now’s the time to grab the good gets before they are gone.  (Srsly – I drafted this post on Sunday thinking it would post yesterday. In the meantime, 5 of my picks have already sold out and I had to edit and revise last night!). My picks? Believe it or not, it’s about to start getting cold here in the South.  You ready?   You will be if you grab this gorgeous and practical wrap coat by T Tahari.  I have always been a huge fan of an army green parka with fur trim and this one from Michael Kors has great lines and great price. My hands-down number-one pick of everything Nordstrom has to offer is this belted coat from […]