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Loafers & Lanterns

img_2235img_2256img_2248img_2276It has been much too long since I have sat down in front of my computer and written a blog post. It seems as though I sneezed and summer was already over and it is time for my annual pumpkin carving party and a slue of costume parties I am preparing “looks” for.
With the change of the seasons comes changes to trends and as I unpack my Autumn wardrobe I eagerly pull out pieces that are fitting with some of my favorite trends this season. A nod to the Gucci Princetown’s we have seen all over, I decided to dust off my Stuart Weitzman silver loafers to pair with a cream and metallic mini that is reminiscent of something Leandra Medine might wear to her office. In effort of changing things up I also decided to wear my sweater tucked into my skirt, defining my waistline a bit more. Paired with a navy handkerchief and a leather clutch I was prepared for my day of meetings and running errands at the local farms.
Being in trend does not require one to go out and purchase a slew of new clothing but being creative with what you have and transitioning each piece to those we saw on the runways. My metallic skirt, which was originally a long A-line cut got a makeover last week by chopping it into a mini.
Sweater: Ted Baker | Skirt: DKNY | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Clutch: Lambertson Truex

Camp Ferragamo

IMG_3193IMG_3242IMG_3311IMG_3374IMG_3370When I was younger every summer as my friends packed their trunks for Camp Kennolyn, I was usually packing to go to India, Argentina, or some far off land. Even though I hadn’t had the normal/ traditional camp experiences that most pre teen & teenagers were going experiencing, my attire for my families summer adventures typically did involve some of the classic pieces one would take to camp: a chunky knit, a bikini, denim cut offs, a flannel shirt (it being the 90’s), and what I like to refer to as the camp shoe. While there have been many styles of this shoe that have been stacked in their boxes in my closets over the years, this particular pair comes from the collection of vintage Ferragamo shoes my Grandmother has passed down to me over the years. With my back being the way it is these days and literally not being able to wear stilettos, footwear has been quite the style challenge even for moi, and this despite trends like athleisure. The camp shoe while having a slight stacked heel, is still comfortable and there is also just something I love about mixing a rugged piece with something feminine, like my tiered skirt. I am actually waiting for my knit camel pencil skirt to come back from my seamstress so I can pair that with these perfect, brown, suede camp shoes. This summer I have a feeling I will be channeling my inner traveler and pull out my pieces that take me back to adventurous far lands. “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one…”

Sweater: Salvatore Ferragamo  |  Blouse: Tocca  |  Skirt: Zadzig-Et-Voltaire  |  Necklace: Pacific Gypsea  |  Bracelets: Mix of silver bangles & Pacific Gypsea  |  Bag:  Lambertson Truex  |  Shoes:  Vintage Ferragamo

Denim Dressing

IMG_2732IMG_2686IMG_2671IMG_2822IMG_2817No matter what city I have lived in, I have always enjoyed perusing farmers markets and picking up fresh ingredients to inspire my meals. When I lived in Miami it was as simple as throwing on your cover up or sun dress and heading to Lincoln Road for the tropical fruits I lived on for 3 years. The Central Coast of California, even during it’s summer months is a tease for someone who actually finds throwing on a dress a quick way to look and feel chic. Thanks to unconventional layering and Instagram trend setters, denim under a dress is not only a solution to my problem of layering to stay warm, but giving some old summer favorites a fresh new look.
I would opt for a dress with a pretty high hemline when pairing a dress with denim, as the goal is not to look like you are actually adding extra layers but giving your look a more casual day touch. And thanks to Jane Birkin, no trip to the farmers market is complete without some sort of woven basket to hold all your local goodies. It is practically impossible to make it home without stoping at the park for strawberries or under a veranda with an ocean view for figs and a large basket just makes life a little more romantic.

Dress: Ramona La Rue  |  Necklace: Pacific Gypsea  |  Jeans: Hundson  |  Earings: Trina Turk |  Blazer: Elizabeth & James  |  Sandals: Sam Edelman

Up In The Air

 

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What is it about Beverley Hills that makes every girl feel like they are experiencing some sort of Pretty Woman moment? While my days have not been filled with bubble baths and Richard Gere seems to be nowhere present, shopping in la la land for a client has me dreaming of khaki silk short suits and thigh high boots. Not to be worn together…

Volume was a huge trend (pun intended) at NYFW and luckily I packed an easy a-line dress to keep me comfortable during my hunt for the perfect pieces today. I will happily be injecting volume into mine and my clients wardrobes for SS16 as I definitely got my fix of bodycon dresses living in Miami!

Dress: Forever21 | Shoes: Miu Miu | Bag: Gucci

Seeing Stripes

IMG_6356Only two more days of NYFW Street Style shots filling my Instagram feed; I am not looking forward to the transition back to different variations of avocado on toast and inspirational quotes followed by #enlightened. This season I was not front and center at the shows, my California Endless Summer tour continues in LA the next few days. That being said, I can not be more thankful to the designers who have streamed their shows live. Between that, Twitter, and Instagram, I almost feel like I am standing on a corner in Brooklyn about to throw my phone in the street waiting for a Uber in the most uncomfortable shoes I own and late for the next show.IMG_2019

I have been seeing your usual suspects during the SS16 season shows- botanical inspired prints, crochet, and muted pastels in light, easy fabrics. One trend I was particularly happy to see is black and white stripes. Whether it was mixed mediums or to offer structure to the garment, hints of black and white have been popping up on the runways the past few days; I have full faith that the London shows will continue to bring a little edge to our SS16 wardrobes.

 

Dress: Forever21 | Belt: Linea Pelle | Boots: Arandu Argentina