It’s hot outside and you’re feeling nautical. So you want something that is simple yet fun and most important comfortable. This J. Crew navy blue and cream striped cotton dress is perfect. With an anchor detail, as well as side zips, in case you want to wear it as a tunic instead of a dress; you will look calm and collected as well as classy.
We also have this adorable belt with all these different, multi-colored flags embroidered on fabric with a navy ground and double silver rings for adjusting.
Little red ballet flats by Michael Kors add to the comfort factor and with that little splash of color.
To put the cherry on top, I love this dolphin ring in 14k yellow gold with little tiny diamonds that makes quite a splash.
Hearing about the death of Lilly Pulitzer was like losing a long time friend. We have been consigning Lilly Pulitzer clothing ever since we opened 21 years ago. Even though I am not a Lilly girl myself I have always enjoyed the variety of patterns that were so intricate and wonderful in their details. The colors and the patterns are whimsical as well as quirky.
I love how the edge of her hems had this lace design with the word Lily imprinted on it; talk about a signature!
I found this sweet picture of Rose Kennedy with her granddaughter Kathleen from the late 60′s in The Fashion Book. Lilly Pulitzers’ styles transcended age; whether you were 5, 15, 55 or 85 you could sport a Lilly Pulitzer outfit. Her clothing has always made me smile, it was always a joy to see, and it could always brighten my day. Rest in peace my “friend”.
I love going to the beach even when it is a little on the cold side. Of course, to me, cold means 70 degrees: when there is a breeze, I’m always a little chilly. While I’m relaxing at the beach it is imperative that I be comfortable and stylish so a cute Rebecca Taylor sweater with some silver sequins rises to the occasion. A pair of grey J Brand jeans turned up the ankle so they don’t get wet while I’m walking at the water’s edge is perfect. A little silk tank top by Eileen Fisher is lightweight yet really warm so it’s really a great layer. A shell necklace, some Betsey Johnson faux pearls along with a Chan Luu wrap bracelet with smoky crystals and I can go from seaside to cocktails with ease.
I was in Pennsylvania visiting a good friend and while we were out and about we stopped in to visit this cute little consignment store. I found an adorable t-shirt by Narcisco Rodriguez in tomato red and purple with a black stripe down each side. I love the J Crew pixie pants and have a pair in black that I thought would be perfect with my new top. I tried to incorporate my tiger’s eye necklace but decided to opt
out for my coral Buddha
necklace with black thread instead. Because one is not enough I put on a black bead necklace as well to go with the Buddha. My Stuart Weitzman boots have a cool patterned texture, rather like a quilted giraffe, that go up to the knee
I knew I would be freezing in just a t-shirt so I pulled out my wool blazer so that my teeth wouldn’t be chattering.
Sometimes we forget that by splitting up an “outfit” we can end up with countless ways to express ourselves. New looks are created by changing out the shoes for boots, the sweater for a blouse, or the pencil skirt for a pair of skinny jeans. This Burberry suit is really versatile even though you might think that the rich pink is too distinctive. A tan, black and white blouse paired with a great pair of jeans is delightfully sporty. Bring on a cream silk blouse by Tracy Reese, add a pair of beige Louboutin peep pumps with a darling Judith Lieber retro handbag and you are off to the Ritz for tea.
I am always in such a rush in the morning trying to get out the door. I thought I would amuse myself this evening by trying to pick out an outfit to wear tomorrow. So far I have come up with my navy blue J Crew leggings with an Anthropology blueprint shirt with little tiny flowers, some colorful bracelets in navy and yellow to go along with a multi colored scarf that I just picked up recently at a resale shop in Pennsylvania.
I hardly sit down during the day so my Born flat ankle boots will be perfect. I have friends who always prepare their ensembles the night before and they appear to do this with ease. I on the other hand never know what is going to make me feel comfortable and therefore I choose at the last minute. The big challenge is, shall I be warm enough, as it seems no matter how many layers I put on I’m still freezing. New behavior, new tricks – let’s see how I do!
We thought we would put together a big bunch of fun pieces to show you. There is a variety of sizes, styles and color. If you see something in particular that you like the look of just email or call and we can tell you size, price, label etc.
How do I love Hermes? Let me count the ways… I love them because their attention to detail is so fantastic, their quality is unsurpassed, I love that they don’t have different levels of quality as excellence is their standard. This sweet little enamel bracelet has riders going round and round with the occasional rider waving to the one behind them.
We also have details of three wonderful scarves designed by Badie, Faivre, and Vauzelles.
I went to my friends house last night for dinner. The dinner party was right after work so I had to hustle to change and get across town in time. I threw on a pair of black wool ankle trousers and put on a Burberry t shirt that has just a little plaid at the neck along with a plaid burberry scarf. My flat leopard shoes felt perfect after wearing my boots all day. I have a fun Betsey Johnson black cross ring what a little rose on it that seemed rather quirky to complete the outfit. I felt good. It
was great to see a couple of my old friends and make some new friends as well. We were served delicious salmon with salsa as well as spinach souffle and for dessert we had yummy chocolate lava cake. All in all it was a delightful evening.