Fashion Friday: Looking Good After A Long Week

Dude.

It’s been a busy week.  Scratch that, a busy MONTH.  And I know many of you also have had busy weeks/ months/ years too.  And it’s hard to want to get dressed when you’re beat, which is why I’ve been all about uniforms lately (as you may have noticed).  Even when I feel crappy, I make a point to put in a little effort to get dressed as it makes me feel just a bit better and more energized (although right now I want to just put my face down on this keyboard and go to sleep). You won’t find me teetering around in my rockstuds and a neoprene party skirt, but I at least can pop on a fierce blazer, jeans and super snazzy flats (and my glasses to hide the bags) and go about my day feeling comfortable and somewhat put together.  Life is hard, but dressing well doesn’t have to be.

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T-shirt- Tees in the Trap (LOVE THIS!) // Glasses- Warby Parker // Bracelet- J.Crew // Blazer- J.Crew (currently OBSESSED with this guy- amazing!!!) // Jeans- American Eagle (my not-so-secret source for great skinny denim on the cheap- $35 today!) // Scarf- J.Crew // Necklace- Ann Taylor (40% off today) // Earrings- Ann Taylor // Bag- Henri Bendel (amazing new collection of bags!) // Shoes- Boden (bling bling!!!)

 

 

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

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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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Fashion Friday: New Site & Navy!

You may be a little surprised this morning with the new appearance of EOS. We’ve been working on an update with JSGD the past month or so since my site’s code was SO DAMN OLD that we could do nothing to it to make it function better. So we had to redo it. Here is the new (hopefully improved) EOS with a cleaner look, a navigation bar and ability to reply directly to specific comments (the comment button is now at the top under the title!) Oh, plus a little portfolio imagery (some sneak peeks of the book). PLEASE be patient while we work out all the kinks! It just went live late last night and there are some adjustments to be made. That said, if you have any suggestions or notice anything not working right, please leave a comment.

In other news, my bag with Gigi New York is now available in new fall colors- the best one in my opinion is the NAVY!  If you haven’t noticed while shopping this fall, navy is the new neutral.  There’s lots out there in the bag/ shoe/ leather goods category done in the classic shade. I happen to love my bag in this shade and brought it with my on my recent trip to Nantucket and paired it with my preppy best!

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Top- Devon Baer (old, similar here) // Jeans – Citizens of Humanity // Shoes- TJ Maxx // Bag- Gigi New York // Sunglasses- Red’s // Necklace- J.Crew (old- similar here)