Summer Nights

With summer basically kicking off this weekend our wardrobe changes start taking a more relaxed approach.  I have to tell you that I am more a fan of the cooler months than I am of summer, but I do enjoy warm summer nights that accompany glowing skin.

We have quite a few choices when putting our looks together.  The maxi dress is still a go to staple.  It’s been around a while but updating your accessories will make it look and feel current.  The jumpsuit or romper is another option, it’s a bit more retro but makes a great statement for those laid back BBQ’S.  The look I’m really loving this season is the polished, tailored shorts with a blouse and gladiators.  I find it very sophisticated and easy to wear day or night.  Pair this option with a loose ponytail and a clutch and your sure to glow with perfection. xoxo

Sex and the City!

Ok girls…today is the day.  Sex and the City is finally released.  After a three year absence I’m so excited to see how the girls have changed and what they’ll be doing next.  With Aiden back in the picture I’m a little nervous, but I’m sure “Big” and Carrie will prevail.  I’ve missed the city and most of all i’ve missed their incredible optimism about love and life.  xoxo

Elle Decor

The June issue of Elle Decor features Meg Ryan’s beautiful Martha’s Vineyard retreat.  It’s a barnlike house that’s been transformed into a modern, stylish home.  She did an amazing job mixing textures with old and new fixtures.  I love the tables sprinkled around the house that are made of recycled steel.  And the kitchen mixes distressed dark wood with stainless steel appliances and a concrete or slate counter top.  The whole esthetic of the home is perfection.  It’s definitely a place I would like to live.  xoxo

Jackets

Lately I’ve been obsessing about jackets.  Anything from blazers to motorcycle jackets, classic to edgy, from tweed to sequins.  With the ever changing, finicky views of fashion, I’m loving the versatility that a jacket can bring.  Paired with your favorite jeans and stilettos or cuffed shorts and gladiators a jacket gives you a polished end to your statement for the day.  Wether you’re a Jackie O or a Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen a jacket can take you seamlessly to that place.  xoxo

J Brand Houlihan Cargos

J brand has been making incredible jeans for many years now and they really don’t seem to disappoint in fit and colors.  For summer they’ve managed to do it again and bring forward a great cargo that fits many different body types.  When I first saw the “Houlihan” cargo I wasn’t convinced that the pockets at the thighs would be flattering.  But I was pleasantly surprised that the fit was not only comfortable, but also very forgiving.  Wether worn with stilettos for your night out, or with your favorite flip flops and tee for your casual sunday breakfast, you’re sure to make them your favorite pant for the summer.  Hope you can find them! xoxo


9 by Design

I’m not sure if many of you know the design team of Robert and Cortney Novogratz.  They head their firm 6 Design and have a new Bravo tvshow called 9 by Design.  Not only are they parents of 7 kids (hence the name 9 by design) but they also have impeccable style.  It’s a mix of contemporary with old world, flee market finds.  Ok maybe the flee markets are in Paris, but nevertheless it’s a flee market.

Their book, Downtown Chic, is a step by step guide of how they approach their jobs and how to go about buying a “wreak” and turning into “ravishing”.  Although most people can’t readily jump on a plane to go find worldly treasures, most of can find creative, inexpensive ways to achieve our own versions of Downtown Chic.  Hope you enjoy…xoxo