Thursday, May 30, 2013

Best Longer Shorts

I have had a few requests for some ideas for longer shorts.  I love the look of a longer short for summer too.  You just have to be careful how you wear them so they don't look too "mom"(not to insult myself and others)! One of my tricks to lengthen shorts is to take out the seam on a rolled short (more on this later) or take them for a $10 tailor and have the seam taken down an inch or two. For me a 7 inch inseam is perfect--good coverage but also cute for summer and the heat (we are going to D.C. for a few weeks this and will be sweatin' it out).

 
Banana Republic pleated shorts

This is the look--ps--these Stella Shorts are amazing, but I think I'll go for the Banana ones above$$$.

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J crew vintage tee
Anthropologie necklace
Zara sandals
Stella McCartney shorts
Anthropologie Belt

Banana republic shorts (same as above, different color)

LOVE these ones.  Have these and wear all the time!

7" chino short

J Crew 7 inch inseam shorts (on sale in some colors $38!)

Here is how to wear these white shorts:
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Beverly Jacobs Spring Lookbook

Current Elliot army bermuda shorts (if you unroll them they look cool and are long)

These are my favorite--I have them in many colors--I am wearing them with everything! 
Old Navy Cuffed bermuda shorts (for $18 you can't lose)

Love these too--much better quality than the Old Navy and I like the no-roll
Lightweight Cotton Boyfriend Shorts
Garnet Hill lightweight boyfriend shorts


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Putting it all Together: The Final Stage

One of the most important parts of having a functional wardrobe is being able to put everything together. Once a wardrobe has been edited and filled I come back and put the clothing together with shoes and accessories. Today I photographed about 70 outfits; mostly casual and daytime (since my LOVELY client is a mother of a small baby), and some dressier outfits for daytime events. After I take all the photos, I categorize them and put them in a small binder with plastic sleeves in tabbed sections (causal, daytime dressy, evening, ect).  This is such a fun, creative process and with permission I am sharing: P.S. My client has amazing taste and I loved working in her colorful wardrobe! xoxo

Me on the way to work!


a few of the combinations:
















Love this Spring Look: Marina Larroude

I love this outfit for spring.  I like the white skirt. It is feminine and flattering. Super cute. The shirt with it is Equipment but sold out--I have lots of options below that would look great:)



Here is the look:

1. White full skirt:

banana republic pleated linen skirt (on sale too!)
investment skirt: Nina Ricci


2. Some Equipment silk Blouse options that would look great tucked in and with heels: via Forward by Elyse Walker




3. Ankle strap heels:

Because this skirt looks dainty I like a shoe with some edge.

B Brian Atwood 'Mercada' Pump
Brian Atwood Mercada pump

Love these too: These are insane and BIG investment.
Alaïa  front
Alaia Embellished suede sandals

4. Ray Ban's Orignial wayfarer sunglasses:



Monday, May 27, 2013

Obsessed with Furbish

Furbish is hands-down my favorite new website.  I am loving everything right now.  Here are some of my favorites. How to choose! This is a very small sampling of what I love on this site.  Check it out! Also, right now it is 15% off everything! 

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Feather prints second one:

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Charmed pouch
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Feather tray
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Orange leopard pillow

Camel Hamper

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Humong carryall (this fits towels and giant items!) bag

Texas Earrings

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Napkin rings

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Taschen's City book set


Dying over this...such a fair price!!!
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Groves Necklace

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For Ruby's room: Poodle bookends



Happy Shopping!!!xo

Weekend Round Up and What to Wear this Summer

We just got back from Santa Barbara and we loved every minute of our trip.  The kids came back sun-kissed and happy after 3 days in the sunshine gadget free.  Here are some pics from our trip and what I want to wear all summer. xo






Here is what I want to wear all summer now that we have officially kicked it off:
summer
Organic by John Patrick tee
J Brand cut off shorts
Anthropologie Deco tassel necklace
Gap sequin canvas (I am going to get this monogrammed) tote
Ancient Greek Alethea sandals

summer
Organic John Patrick Tee
Chan Luu Silver and multi stone beaded necklace
Super Lucia sunglasses
See by Chloe sandals
J Brand cut-off shorts

Note: These shorts are short and I love this look but it is not for everyone.  I do not wear shorts this short.  I cut my own off and give it a 5-7 inch inseam (this is a better length if you need more leg coverage)
Summer
H and M tee
Chan Luu necklace
Karen Walker Northern lights crazy tortoise sunglasses
Tory Burch Marlow loafer
J Crew indigo dot shorts

Happy Summer!!!

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