Plain + Simple

Fall brings with it an amazing variety of colors- but sometimes simple is best.  When life is crazy (as mine has been), soothing palettes make me feel calmer (hence, my new all- neutral bedroom, which I am going to shoot for you soon- I promise!)  But that translates into clothing too- black, white and camel is such a fabulous, classic, streamlined way to dress AND decorate.  Just check out these pairings for inspiration…

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Fashion Friday: The (Still) Staple Coat

I’s that time of year again (if you live in the northeast or mid-west, that is)…. COAT SEASON!  I inherited my love of a good coat from my mom (whose collection is pretty epic) and now that I have a legit, HUGE coat closet I can imbibe in a few extras this season.  Last year the “it” coat for fall/ winter was the army green anorak with (faux) fur trimmed hood.  And guess what, it’s still HUGE this year too (lucky for our wallets!)  There are a few variations on the theme, like the the duffle coat version, the glossy grey anorak version the pea coat version and the puffy coat version (all via Nordstrom, which has a killer selection in so many price points).

I find that in the colder months I dress in a total uniform of sweaters, skinny jeans, boots and this coat (I bought one last year and just need to find out where it’s hiding post-construction).  This look works for a variety of ages and body types too, so if you aren’t already rocking this combo, now’s the time to try it! Click images for links (or see links below)

Coat // Sweater // Jeans // Bag // Boots (die over the bows on the backs!) // Watch // Earrings

Some more inspiration for this look:

That’s A Wrap!

Last night we ended this grueling main leg of our tour in San Francisco at Pottery Barn on Chestnut Street.  Competing with the Giants playoff game was tough, but we still had a great turnout and it was a wonderful way to celebrate the end of what has been the most mind-blowing, humbling and inspiring experience for me. So first and foremost, thank you to everyone who came out- those who drove hours, waited in line and spent their hard earned money on books. THANK YOU.

Also it has to be said that single men MISSED OUT on a goldmine of gorgeous, smart, stylish women at all these signings I’ve had! Andrew noticed it at our first party in Boston and it held true through the tour! A great example from last night below :)

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A Quick Post From the Air!

We had a blast last night in Raleigh at Furbish Studio, but had to wake up at 4 a.m. to make out 6:30 a.m. flight to Dallas so we would be there in time for my 11 a.m.-2 p.m. signing at Wisteria (please come, y’all)- which I am currently on!  I am bleary eyed and hopped up on caffeine, and not in my most creative mindset- however, I couldn’t leave you hanging without a post.  So here are some colorful snaps from last night as well as my outfit, which I actually LOVED- this top is heaven- it’s long in the back to cover your bum and loose but not so loose it’s looks maternity. And check out that perfect leopard print. Also, my niece Kate who happens to be the cutest thing ever.

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Top: Elizabeth & James “Everly” (on sale today!!!!) // Pants- Helmut Lang // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Curling Iron (a staple on this tour) // All those awesome pillows: Furbish Studio :)