Saturday, October 6, 2012

My obsession with wingtips

I just purchased these shoes in every possible color and I am wearing them around the clock! Skinny jeans, boyfriend cords rolled up, boat neck striped dresses with cardigans...obsessed! All for the fair price of $79.













Here is the same look only much more luxurious $.

Gorgeousness for the 99

This is a post for a more budget conscious fashionista. This look begins with a $30ish shirt from zara (which you will need in every color I'm afraid). This shirt is the perfect cut and hits just right on the hips. I am wearing these shirts with everything.  Here is the look!


Fall fashion

Crystal marquis bracelet
This J Crew bracelet looks amazing with this shirt and the light pink cords.

oomph furniture

Oomph is a gorgeous line of furniture and I love finding inspiration through the different shapes and styles. Here are some gorgeous Oomph's! The price will make you say, "Oomph!" however, the pieces are divine. Note: I would have someone make these designs for much, much less...tini tufted ottoman

newport mirror knockout orange


charleston mirror
volpi green

Edgartown side with shelf in navy


Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Mom project

I am currently working with a client who asked me to give her look an update.  This client is a busy mother of three who gravitates toward shopping the sale racks at TJ Maxx and Marshalls.  She also tends to buy many, many things.  Going more for quantity than quality.  I assessed her wardrobe and suggested she make a shift from from buying "in bulk" to buying less items that are beautiful and high quality.  This is the French approach, buy less quantity, more quality. We took this idea and ran with it in her wardrobe.  We took out the items that were low-quality and just sitting there gathering dust and I helped her select a more elegant version of the look she wears.  My client is a working mom who works in an industry where presentation is important.  She is also a mom that walks her children to school in the morning and exercises.  My client also has a standing date night with her husband and wanted to look more glamorous.  My clients budget is moderate and I created a Lookbook for her that incorporated these areas: 

                            Throw and Go Casual
                            Sweat in Style 
                            Dress to impress
                            Date Night Glam

Here is an idea of my clients go to look that she is trying to update:


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Here is a glimpse of some of the Lookbook pages for my client(click on the link:):



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Work


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I added this section to finish off the look because these are all affordable and items that make a mom look instantly more hip.



Things to make you instantly look cooler

Instantly more hip mom

Finally, here is a peek at the items that I told her to start stashing cash: Investment pieces to build her wardrobe on.  These investment pieces are classic, timeless, gorgeous.

Fall lookbook investment pieces

Investment Pieces

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are my favorite flowers. I have a hydrangea "graveyard" in our yard where I plant all of my past loves when they wither and look faded.  Remarkably, they all came back to life and get better with time and Osmocote. Here are some gorgeous shots of hydrangeas:hydrangea explosion











Diptyque Paris

I like my house to smell like an ancient cathedral in France, deep in the woods.  Hold the flowers, bring the incense.  


Sweet Smell of Success

Santal  





This is my all time favorite Diptyque perfume--it is spicy and woodsy. Cathedral. Eau Duelle

Fashion inspiration...


What to buy now from Zara





I tried on these pants on the off chance that they would fit and they are so flattering and look gorgeous.  I would wear them with the shoes below and a James Perse t-shirt all over town.




I bought this skirt to wear with emerald green silk tops and black heeled booties.


Ankle Bootie
Proenza Schouler Ankle boot via Madison L.A.



Silk Shirt See by Chloe

Monday, October 1, 2012

More good things for Fall 2012

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Nothing could make me happier than these Chloe booties for fall Net-a-porter

Except maybe wearing them with this A.P.C. crepe-jersey minidress!


A.P.C.  outfit

Alexander McQueen Gorgeousness

I dream of Alexander McQueen but reality finds me at the racks of Zara, trying to recreate the idea. Here is some McQueen for thought..
.AW 2/4AW 3/4Black Peplum Pencil Skirt
All images Alexander McQueen

Black Skull Charm Flat Ankle Boots
Black skull charm flat ankle boots

Okay, back to reality and how to take elements of McQueen with you to your local Zara.



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