Wednesday, March 23, 2016

All Signs Point to Spring

The signs are unmistakable:  longer days, flowers blooming, warmer weather, hay fever.  Yes, Spring is upon us.

This means, it's also time to think about my warmer weather clothing and accessories.

I am in the market for a casual, spring-time bag.  I am on the lookout for some cute sandals, some versatile dresses, some functional cardigans.  But first, a cute, casual, versatile bag.

Considering Vanessa Bruno's Cabas:
Vanessa Bruno's Cabas in sequins and linen from monnierfreres

I love its size, its slouchiness, and there isn't a logo in sight!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Fanny Packs

Fanny (comma) Pack - two words that conjure up a specific image. I envision a pale tourist, with a fanny pack tied to their waist, for daily essentials, such as money, a map, sunscreen, etc. Those days are gone, as the new generation of fanny packs is chic and stylish.  Look below, and you'll also notice my inclination towards animal prints.

Sarah Jessica Parker via InStyle

Chloe's Nano Georgia Bag via fwrd

Anne Hathaway via PurseForum


So, if you're in the market for one, here are a few suggestions:


Black:  Clare Vivier via Shopbop for $259     Jaguar:  Clare Vivier via ClareV for $289

Monday, February 29, 2016

Gucci Mania

The Gucci shoe that is everywhere right now.  Literally, can't escape the Gucci Marmont pump.

via stylebriefs
Reese Witherspoon via PurseBlog

via StyleCaster
Sienna Miller via CelebrityStyleGuide

A photo posted by NET-A-PORTER (@netaporter) on

A photo posted by Kim Guijt (@kimguijt_) on

Clearly, Gucci did a good job on this one, with the varying heel heights and a bevy of colors: suede, glitters, red, green, pink...whatever you may fancy.  And, I fancy a pair soon!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Two Coats in One

I'm noticing a lot of these bifurcated coats. I suppose, it's almost like having two coats in one. And, if you feel somewhat self conscious in a fur coat, there's always the half fur option.

Check these out:

A photo posted by Barneys New York (@barneysny) on

via 9 to 5 Chic

Olivia Palermo via 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Big Flares are Big

Recently, on Instagram -- I see that big flares are back in a big way.  Love this.

A photo posted by JENNY BERNHEIM (@margoandme) on

Friday, February 12, 2016

Style Crush - Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola circa 2010.  The picture may be dated, but her look is not!


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Smart Stripes

This February heat wave has me thinking about spring looks.  My favorite way to welcome warmer weather is with stripes.  Two of my favorite smart stripe looks lately:

One of the Olsen twins via
Sienna Miller via PurseForum

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Elements of Style by Charlize Theron

Skinny pants, loose tops, oversize cardigans, and awesome outerwear.  That's how to do winter a la Charlize Theron!

And of course, mile long legs and a gorgeous smile don't hurt either.




Monday, February 1, 2016

Cute, Casual, Snow Style

Admittedly, this Californian hasn't quite figured out how to dress for snowy weather.  I tend to look snow "funny," rather than snow "bunny."  These women seem to have a handle on looking cute, while appropriate for snowy weather.

Elle Macpherson via Who What Wear
Brooklyn Decker at Sundance via PopSugar
Damsel in Dior
Gisele Bundchen via ClosetfulofClothes

Friday, January 29, 2016

Reviving the Flares?

I am a skinny jeans devotee, but I will admit that these recent looks have revived my interest in flares.

Kate Bosworth via PurseForum
via Cupcakes and Cashmere
Gwenyth Paltrow via Purse Forum

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

(All) Black is Not Boring

The monochromatic all black outfit does not have to be boring, especially when texture plays a role.  Check out how these ladies do it:

Kendall Kardashian via tumblr

Emma Watson via 

Atlantic Pacific via Popsugar

Alexa Chung via 


Friday, January 22, 2016

Sales Galore!

With the volume of sales and mark downs going on right now, it's really hard to focus on anything else.

A few, of note:

•  James Perse, and in particular, this cashmere hoodie

•  Net-a-Porter, for the extra 20% off sale items.

• My beloved, minimalist European line Cos has some significant markdowns.

Forward, by Elyse Walker, has a significant sale section.

• Of course, cannot miss Farfetch.

•  J. Crew, for an extra 40-50% off sale items, and 30% off winter essentials.

•  Nordstrom has some great markdowns, including on this top.

• Saks is having their Final Sale, up to 70% off.

• All kinds of home goods on sale at West Elm.

• If you've procrastinated, and still have not bought a calendar for 2016, there are many on sale at Paper Source.

• All kinds of beautiful furniture on sale at Design Within Reach

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Ultimate Shoe

Oxfords and brogues seem to be the ultimate shoe.  You can style them with jeans, dresses, pants, skirts.  Dressed up and down, they are a versatile shoe.

Naomi Watts via Style Bistro
Alexa Chung via glamradar 
Emma Watson 
Diane Kruger via Marie Claire UK

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Accent on the Flats

I love good flats - particularly, accent flats on a rather understated outfit.  Look and learn:
Louise Roe 
Olivia Palermo  
Bright Purple Loafers 
OP, again 
Song of Style