chic style in a sensible manner

Friday, January 30, 2015

Thought for the Day

Okay. So, I am a person who is still learning to say "NO," and I love saying it by the way. It's super empowering.

Saying "YES," applies nicely to things like art, coffee, fun business ventures, non-productive time with friends/family/husbands, wine, and of course, FASHION.

Cheers to the weekend.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Best Dressed SAG Awards 2015

Juliana Margulies, in Giambattista Valli Couture.

Always classic, Felicity Jones in Balenciaga.

Juliane Moore in Riccardo Tisci.

This is one racy outfit but I love it on her. Wow! It is fun when movie stars pull off a look that regular humans dare not try. Jennifer Anniston in vintage Galliano with a body chain. 

What a gorgeous color palette! 
Rashida Jones in Emanuel Ungaro.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Leather Leggings Outfit

For months I have been considering some (faux) leather leggings. Finally, last month I made the plunge and I have really enjoyed wearing them. They elevate any regular black leggings outfit. If you are not a leggings girl, try coated jeans for the same vibe.

Leather Leggings Outfit
This is a fool-proof outfit that looks great on everyone:
long cozy sweater + black legging + black bootie/knee-high boots.

Nars nail polish

Just when you thought leather leggings were a one trick pony...They look fantastic with a tee-shirt, chucks, and a jean jacket for weekend wear. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Pajar boots

I would say I'm happy to have an excuse to wear these beautiful boots on this cold snowy day.  However, in reality I wear them all the time. Rated all weather, they are lined with wool and fur for warmth. Hence they are perfect for life in the mountains but chic enough for the city.

 The interior feels like Uggs, but the aesthetic of the boot is much more fitted and feminine with a low heel. Furthermore, the high/low top of this knee high boot gives it an equestrian vibe. They are fabulous.

I purchased my boots locally at Yarid's with a gift certificate and coupon (they have impeccable customer service). These boots are worth the splurge!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Favorite Things: Weekend Fun in Charleston

Re-entry has been a challenge after such a glorious girl's weekend in Charleston, S.C.. What a blast! Good food, good vino, buckets of laughter, and the best of friends. I feel happy, relaxed, and ready to return to real life. That's what it's all about, right?

Here are some of my favorite things from the weekend:

1. The Ordinary
Super chic decor, wait-staff, and fresh seafood. We had stuffed lobster and a seafood tower. It was gorgeous and so yummy.

We really blended right in with the crowd...

One Happy Birthday Girl! It's a big one so I'm celebrating all month. My sweet friends kept surprising me at every turn.

2. The beautiful views
 Water changes everything.

Fabulous tunics, tops, bedding, and fun tasseled jewelry at great prices.

Love this nail color! This picture is a little intense (must be 5 coats). With just a couple of coats and some clear over-top it is a silvery gold and lightly sparkly.

5. The Obstinate Daughter
Sullivan's Island
The name alone makes it way cool (Revolutionary War history anyone?).  The food was delicious. Favorites: gnocchi and short-rib ragu, farro picolo, red snapper, and the roasted beets. I could eat here everyday.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Lilly Pulitzer for Target Collaboration

In the vein of things that I  
only hoped would happen
 but thought never would...

Any preppy girl will be pumped at the prospect
 of Lilly on the cheap. Via Instagram @targetstyle says, "with 250 exclusive resort chic items for apparel, home and beauty we couldn't be any more giddy for our Spring partnership."

In Target stores and online April 19th.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Stylist Tips: Pairing Jeans & Shoes

It still amazes me that so many different styles of denim
 are simultaneously in style. There is truly something for
 every body type and preference. However, all these choices
 can be confusing. Here's a little stylist cheat sheet:
Pairing Jeans & Shoes #1

Pairing Jeans & Shoes #2
Jeans and Shoes Pairings #4
 Obviously, you can mix many of these shoes with different
 styles of jeans. This just shows you some sure bets.