I had an event to go to the other night where I wasn’t sure if it was casual or fancy. A cocktail dress would have been too much, but my daily office attire of a striped tee and blue jeans wouldn’t cut it either. So what’s a girl to do? In my case (and during the spring/summer), I almost always reach for white jeans, heels and a cute top. It’s my “feel comfortable no matter what the dress code actually is” sort of outfit. And there are grades of this outfit, from 1, being like an early evening BBQ to 4, which is more like, a charity event in which you may encounter people in dresses but you don’t want to wear one yourself. So here are four versions of my fail-safe “casual-fancy” outfit:
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This one is pretty casual, but steps it up with accessories
At a time when a lot of design magazines leave me feeling less than enchanted, the last issue of Veranda was a home run. Especially the feature on the new Alessandra Branca designed spaces at Windsor, Florida. HEAVEN. Such great design in such a beautiful location. I can so see myself here in 25 years in my J.Jill leisure separates sipping wine at 3 p.m.– glorious.
Loving this combo of red, pink and blue. Such an interesting combination done so elegantly. Loving that photograph over the sofa too!
After along winter of depressing temps and grey landscapes, it’s nice to give the front entrance of your house a little facelift for spring time! Painting the door a fun color and replacing doormats, planters and hardware and accessories can make a big difference! Here are four styles of homes and how I’d decorate the front door and surrounding areas!
As you swap over your closet from winter to spring and summer, fresh accessories can make a big difference in making old clothes feel new again! So I selected some fave accessories for all different types of locations– if you are at the beach, in town or in the country! I plan on spending time in all three, so perhaps I have some serious shopping to do!
Mark Sikes is a decorator’s decorator. I would hire him in a minute to do my own house without question and let him just go to town. I imagine we’d have a Chip-and Joanna reveal and I would cry and hug him and all would be right in the world.