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Fashion Friday: Tunics & Hope for Spring

Friday, March 14th, 2014

One of my most favorite spring wardrobe staples is the good old preppy/ bohemian classic- tunics! Flattering on nearly everyone, they make getting dressed so super easy and comfortable.  I have two favorite embroidered tunics from J.Crew from literally 8 years ago that I still wear all the time because they are so good (and were made so well and only $98 at the time!) I also have my favorite “fancy” beaded tunic from Tory Burch that I wear with white jeans for summer nights out. I just love them. So here are some of my current favorites as we prepare for spring (it WILL come, I swear).


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And speaking of spring, the one thing I am most looking forward to is getting my patio back from the pile of snow it’s under.  As you recall last summer we excavated our back yard and put in a patio thanks to the fab people at Quikrete and Pavestone (and installed by Chris Miller Brick Paving). On Monday we’ll talk all about getting ready for patio season and show you the great “after” images of mine completed! Here’s a little timelapse teaser of the process!


Fashion Friday: Olivia’s Sleek Look

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Olivia Palermo is one of my TOP fashion icons of the current day. She really rarely misses and always looks a perfect mix of classic and edgy. You’ll find her face plastered all over fashion boards on Pinterest.  I saw this look of hers there and thought it was a great look that a lot of women with different body types could sport for a night out during these chilly temps! A belted peplum top topped with a boucle jacket (even a nicely structured cardigan would work too) and leather pants (or faux leather), great heels and a smokey eye and you look classy AND cool. :)


Here are some choices to get you a similar look (and how much do I want those shoes from Sarah Jessica Parker’s new line?? MUCHO.)


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and BIG NEWS- I get to reveal the cover of my book and launch the pre-order campaign on MONDAY!!!! So check back in!!!!

Also, today an interview with me is on Boston Magazine’s site- check it HERE.

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Fashion Friday: Scarf Prints

Friday, February 28th, 2014

I bought BOTH of these dresses for my trip to Arizona and I really love the bohemian feel of their scarf-inspired prints. Here’s how to pair each with simple accessories for easy packing (same jackt, clutch and earrings)- but alas, shoes will always be my packing kryptonite!!


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Fashion Friday: Party Pants

Friday, February 21st, 2014

I saw this picture on Pinterest yesterday and just about died. I ADORE this look- it’s so perfect for a night out, dinner with your love, a party or a special event (say, a book signing party??) Party pants are the best and easiest was to look great AND be comfortable (no Spanx required!)


Alas, I cannot find these pants ANYWHERE.  However, I can recreate a similar look and feel with some easier to find options. Here is one outfit I pulled together using a patterned wider leg trouser pant and simple peplum top.  Paired with nude nails and lips (and a slightly smokey eye in my mind) this outfit looks modern and sleek yet fun.


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Here are some other options too!

Fashion Friday: Fashion Week & Looking Ahead

Friday, February 14th, 2014

It’s that time again-Fashion Week!  While all I want to do is think about spring, we can also look towards next fall/ winter so we make smart purchases THIS winter (which is never ending and horrible).  Here are some of my favorite looks from the shows:

Veronica Beard: LOVE LOVE LOVE, especially that dress!


Altuzzara: Obsessed with this first outfit and the jacket in the second look.


ADEAM: This patterned long dress is whimsical yet breathtaking.

DVF: Another patterned maxi with a daring line but cute print.


Kaufmanfranco: I just love their clean, crisp, classic looks.


J.Mendel: This gown is SO COOL and HAS to come down the Oscar’s red carpet, maybe on Cate Blanchett?

Carolina Herrera: A beautiful, flowy gown with embellishments.