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 […]

OTS = Off The Chain

The Off-the-Shoulder Dress is off the chain this Spring and Summer.  Fun, flirty, extremely flattering, and totally “one-and-done,” warm weather calls – no – begs (!) for a go-to piece like this.  To crack open a can of all-natural awesomeness this Summer, all you really need is just one of these dresses, a fab casual shoe and a shoulder-dusting earring.  And, now is the time to grab this piece, honey, because one month from now, every off-the-shoulder dress you were considering will absolutely be gone.  Word. How do I know??  Because Claire Waight Keller sent 7 off-the-shoulder looks down the runway for the Spring 2016 collection.  And a gazillion other designers followed and we even saw off-the-shoulder on Fall 2016 runway.  That means from New York to LA, the fashionable set will be grabbing anything […]

Get It Before It’s Gone | The Shopbop Sale

Shopbop is having it’s annual Spring Sale — and, girl, I love an across the board sale at the beginning of a season.  Now is the time to grab those pieces that you know you will need (a.k.a. put into major rotation) in the coming season before they are gone!  As I always say, the early bird gets the great pair of shoes.   (Find the code here to get 25% your entire purchase of regularly priced merch.  Also, all you Amazon Prime members get free 2-day shipping!!). I have my eye on this frock by Free People (that I intend to style with a pair of white crop denim jeans and espadrilles), this top from endless rose (to wear with faded denim or a pencil skirt for work), and this maxi dress by […]

Work Wear: The Hottest Look for Spring


I have been obsessing about this look from Michael Kors Collection since I posted on it here last Fall when it was part of the Spring Collection.  Last week, I grabbed a Glamour (which is not a regular part of my regular mag obsession repertoire) from the rack at Target because Gwynnie was on the cover — and I know y’all all hate her, and I get that, but I still think she is totally ballin’.  And, there she was inside wearing my favorite outfit!!!  Plus she had on the Celine booties I have been coveting!!!  Dy. Ing. What do I love about this outfit from Kors (and why do I think they put Gwynnie in it)?  Several reasons.  This is Classic American casual wear — a vibe that Kors gets better than all […]

suede shift | bonus: coachella street style


i am still on the hunt for a dress to wear to my nephew’s graduation. while the bcbg frock from monday’s post (check it here) could be a rockstar, i am afraid it may be coming on a bit strong for a more understated event.  and then i found this amazing little suede number by warehouse & other brands . . .  suede is HUGE for spring and this color is just perfection — not only is it very flattering for most complexions, but this blush shade is on trend for spring.  add the price point and this is a MAJOR yes for graduation or something, right???  here is my mood board for graduation . . . 1.  warehouse suede a-line shift dress, $196 2.  brooke gregson 18-k rose gold diamond earrings, $2530 3. […]

best dress?


from weddings, to graduations, to summer cocktail parties, it’s always a dress that you need in spring. this year, i need a dress for my nephew’s graduation and it is time to start shopping!  may is just days away!  if i don’t get this sitch wrapped up soon, i am sure to end up with something that looks awful and does not fit.  (hate that!). i am coo coo for this amazing bcbg dress from the max azria runway collection.  it is everything.  for starters, the kimono belt is HUGE for spring.  (recall #nyfw recap here and my post on the tie belt here).  the soft, romantic vibe and floaty feel of this dress is totally on point AND will be the perfect foil for the smoldering hot days of summer in the south.  the missing back panel […]

culotte or not?


i busted out my culottes for the first time yesterday.  oh yeah,  i did. and, i am not going to lie. . . i felt self conscious. and then my husband started making jokes. . . but he ALWAYS makes fun of EVERYTHING i wear (his favorite sport, to be sure, but always in a loving “can’t i tease you?”  kind of way.).  that he teased is nothing new.  but this time i felt vulnerable.  and i am a bold, unflinching “earlier adopter” of fashion that strikes my tastes. and yet. . . so, i am torn.  i honestly think they look great in all the pictures i see.  i get the practicality – easier than a skirt for running around. they are modern.  they were comfortable.  they are perfect for this […]

it’s time

yep, the shop bop sale has now started and i’m giving you permission to spend because the more you spend the more you save. so right now, go look in your closet, see what your needs (or wants) are and fill your shopping cart because we all know that this sale does not come along that often. i’ve picked out a few of my favorites: i love pedro garcia. yes, you are going to spend more but like almost everything that i’ve bought where i spent more money for the quality i still have in my closet and this goes for my pedro garcia heels too. plus this off white suede heel is beautiful. how much fun is this bag. i couldn’t help myself. plus it has gotten great reviews on the […]

i just can’t do it

i was enjoying my favorite xmas gift, the weekend edition of the wsj (thanks mom and dad) and saw this article that stripes are making a comeback. no no no! how can this be? don’t they know that women don’t wear stripes for fear that it will make them hippy. now you’ll recall that caroline already told/warned us of this trend. see here and here. however in my never ending quest to stay on top of it i did a little homework to see if my fear of stripes had diminished because let’s be honest the hips haven’t diminished over time. here is what i found out: 1) wide stripes just aren’t going to do it for me. i know i sound a bit irrational but i see this dress  and just cringe. […]

summer shift . . .

jackie onassis kiling it in a summer shift and a simple shoe

mention a “shift” to your mother and odds are her first thought will be of an image somewhere close to the feature image, above, and NOT of a gear stick or her work schedule.   i am not exactly sure what our generation calls these dresses that we wear in the summer that fall straight from the shoulders and usually end above the knee, but it is well known to those who came of age in the late sixties and early seventies as a “shift dress.”  since this current decade has seen a re-surgence of all things from the late ’60’s and ’70’s in style and fashion, it seems only fitting that the shift has its moment as well.  the great thing about the shift is that it works for all body types […]