Fashion Friday: Fall Classics from Ron Herman ( & discount code!)

Fall is just around the corner (even though it’s going to be 90 degrees here today) and I’ve already started buying sweaters and all things cozy.  I really want to invest in good, timeless pieces for fall and found some awesome examples of that on Ron Herman.  The ability to mix and match well made items depending on where you have to go is so key to having a “good” wardrobe.  And lucky us, today Ron Herman is offering EOS readers a 20% off code on their site- just use elementsofstyle20 at checkout!

Here are my fall classic picks!

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Some outfit combinations I’d rock:

Casual Daytime: 11 + 16 + 13 + 10

Date Night: 15 + 13 + 7

Chilly Dinner Out : 1 + 2 + 4

Weekend Apple Picking : 3 + 9 + 12 + 10

Friday Work :  6 + 7 + 8 + 13

French Girl: 14 + 16 + 9 + 12 + 7

* This post was sponsored by Ron Herman. All selections and opinions are my own.

 

 

The Book Tour!

With about a month until the release of my book, I can finally reveal my book tour stops and dates! I’ll provide more detailed info for each stop as the dates approach but am hoping that you guys will save the date, tell friends and come have a drink with me to celebrate (and buy a book for me to sign!) :)

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The Boston launch will have an Eventbrite link for RSVP’s that I will post as soon as it’s available. We’re in the planning stages and the details are all coming together…

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Tilton Fenwick for Target

I truly adore Suysel and Anne from Tilton Fenwick, and I was so excited for them to see that they now have a line of upholstered goods at Target using exclusive colorways of their fun, bright fabric line for Duralee!
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I’ve featured them and their colorful design work, a fabulous twist on traditional decor styles.  They love using bold prints in so many of their designs, and typically getting this look, even with their well-priced fabric, can be a pricey venture.  Until now!

Renovation Update: The Finish Line (Almost)

So like with most projects, there was a little delay in finishing up our addition, but this is the week. We are so close! Things are looking amazing, if I do say so myself!  Already our house functions SO MUCH BETTER, even with just the extra 600 square feet. In smaller homes (with our addition our house is 1900 square feet) you have to make every square foot count, and I think we did a great job of that.

One thing I enjoy about smaller homes is that you can spend a little more on specific things because there isn’t a ton of space you have to dress up.  One area I spent a lot on are the master suite entry closet built ins.  Made by a cabinet company here in MA (TaylorMade Cabinets) we needed this space to function as Andrew’s clothing storage and book/ additional bathroom storage.  I added the detailed X mullions on the mirrored doors last minute and am SO glad I did. This might be one of my favorite areas of the new space.  The master bath is almost done too- it also is very small, so I went ALL OUT on flooring and a custom vanity.  Although spatially lighting above the mirrors would have been better, it’s so much nicer to have lighting on the sides for makeup application.  So while it looks a little tight, it’s going to function better for me.  Also, the medicine cabinet doors are not on in this picture, and clearly not enough hardware arrived!

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SOURCES: Closet built ins- custom // Closet hardware // Bathroom hardware // Bathroom floor // Bathroom vanity- custom, in Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray // Faucet- Kohler // Medicine cabinets // Lights- Circa Graydon Sconce // Wall color- Sherwin Williams Eider White (gorgeous light grey- love it).

The walk in shower is missing it’s frameless glass door, but the 4″ x 8″ subway makes it look bigger and the grey grout gives it a throwback look.  The brass fixtures really pop off this.  In the picture on the right you can see the hall in relation to the bathroom- since there isn’t much bathroom storage we’ll probably use one drawer in the hall for overflow/ towels, etc. Also, Baxter decided to follow me around as I was snapping pictures.

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Blog Favorites: DVF on Life and Wrap Dresses

A lot of fashion posts are timely- with items in style in the moment- and in looking back I see that while I still like a lot of the items I’ve posted over the past seven years, there are only a handful of posts that stand the test of time. Such as this 2011 one about Diane Von Furstenberg and her famous wrap dress. I still adore wrap dresses TO DEATH, and I still wear the first one I ever bought over 8 years ago. There’s something to be said about an item of clothing THAT classic and timeless. But also timeless, are these life tips from Diane- just what I need tore-read today! Thanks for letting me take the week off, new posts resume on Tuesday! :)

On Tuesday night I had the extraordinary pleasure of hearing the one and only (and my personal favorite designer) Diane Von Furstenberg speak at the Harris Center’s Public Forum at Harvard Business School. While the Harris Center Forum is typically a discussion about the fashion industry, body image and the resulting eating disorders it can produce, Diane’s speech was more about female empowerment rather than the shrinking waist sizes of runway models. While at first this bothered me, with eating disorders being a very personal cause for me, once she started speaking about her life and career I was completely enraptured. And empowered. And that sense of empowerment is one of the best ways to begin mitigating the self-mutilating thoughts and behaviors of an eating disorder. I had to share with you the experience of hearing Diane speak in person!