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 :)

And We’re Off!

So, we (yes we, Andrew is coming on the whole tour with me) are hopping on a train this morning heading to Manhattan to kick things off!  Yesterday was an exercise in packing smartly as I’ll be gone for 11 days straight and can only bring one bag (albeit a BIG bag).  So I had to choose my outfits smartly, both for travel time and events.

This is what my bedroom looked like yesterday… (click on hotspots for item info- I’ll be posting specific outfits while on tour too…)

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)

Ann Taylor- Not Just for “Working Girls”

So I am in the throes of trying to pack for my book tour and I’ve been shopping like a maniac.  I’m trying to stick to a simple palette for all my outfits- black, white, leopard and hints of red- so that I can mix and match pieces (I’ll be doing a full post on how/if I manage to succeed in this feat!)  While at the mall this weekend I wandered into Ann Taylor after seeing a really great coat in the window. And I was shocked- SHOCKED- at how many things I loved in the store.  With a previous reputation of being a store for women looking for affordable business suits and professional attire, the new collection totally blew my mind (and found me at the counter checkout with four items!)  So I had to share some of my favorites and finds in case you typically skip over this store when shopping- think again!

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LOVE this cable knit sweater in cream and the grey, and I bought the faux leather skirt at right- the fit is AWESOME and it looks just like the leather my real leather pants are made of!
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Naturally I adore this blouse (would also be adorbs with jeans) and this poncho (which I didn’t buy and now regret).

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