Loving the sleek, but feminine lines of this ultra-flattering dress. It’s perfect for a winter getaway evening out. Come spring, I’ll be wearing it to appointments with stacks of bracelets, to the farmer’s market in summer paired with a straw bag and then out for dinner with chic sandals and a clutch. The oversize apron pockets are an added bonus.
I love a classic top with structure. A versatile, but tailored shape gives a wardrobe staple interest. This one, available in black and white, is even chicer on (click through and you can see how its styled). I’ll be wearing it day to night with a flowey skirt and GC gold links come summer and under a blazer with crisp, wide-legged pants and piles of GC chains and bracelets until the brisk weather turns.
Adorn me with grommets, studs or metal beads and I'm yours (or, actually, you're mine). Upping the ante on the classic slide, these edgy slightly elevated slip-ons are going to be staples for seasons to come.
Now, do we get the black or the white...or both?
Thanks to their Godmother and all around favorite person, my two boys are only willing to use Beautycounter products. And that's great by me. While I have not 100% transitioned to clean, chemical free products for myself (although I have happily been able to replace a very, VERY long list thanks to Beautycounter and the pleas of my dear friend), I have been insistent that my children only use non-toxic and safe products on their precious bodies.
As a momma concerned about protecting my six-year-old boys' skin while they are outdoors playing sports, swimming or traveling, it has always been a relief that I never have to argue about applying lotion. The sun stick is not only safe and protective, it's easy to use and argument free! They each keep a sun stick in their camp bags and know how to easily apply it to their faces themselves, so I never have to worry when they are running around in the sun all day without me. And because the cream isn't sticky, they allow me to quickly lather their bodies up each morning or when we are hanging by the pool. We keep the sticks everywhere -- our travel bags, the pool house for guests and in my bag for sports. I do not rave about beauty products often -- you know I'm a shoe, home and jewelry gal -- but Beautycounter sunsticks have been a total game changer for my family and I find myself constantly sending out the link to fellow parents.
The boys have been asking for a spray sunscreen (I'm pretty sure they are quietly working in product development at this point!) and they know I will never allow them or the environment to breathe in aerosol. When I got the text from their fairy Godmother that Beautycounter was launching a safe, non-toxic, non-aerosol mist (Countersun Mist) I quickly placed Sweetlips and The Bean's order.
So in honor of Sweetlips & The Bean and their fabulous godmother who cares deeply about our health and beauty with a purpose, I am thrilled to partner with Beautycounter to share our favorite products, starting with Countersun.
There is no denying my attraction to wicker. It's timeless and classic and manages to work seamlessly in rooms that are bedecked in rattan or unexpectedly dotted with subtle woven touches. These wicker placemats are perfect for dressing up an al fresco lunch and elevate indoor meals in any sunlit space.
Who doesn't love a rainbow? The classic stripes and bows add a dash of sophistication to these playful and oh-so-chic slides.
Plus, they just went on sale -- with free shipping & free returns -- and there are a handful of sizes left.
My obsession with ultra-wide legged jeans is longstanding. I've been wearing them since high school, beginning with the "used Levi" styles I purchased on trips to the original Reminiscence in NYC's East Village and graduating to the chicest and sleekest side zip version form Habitual post college (Come back!) When I find a pair with the perfect 70s-inspired, figure flattering high-waist that boldly obscure the platforms below, (think tall, which I am not) I keep -- and wear -- them forever.
This pair is just right. Turtleneck and thick heeled boots for winter and a tank top and wedge sandals come summer. Hoop earrings, long charm necklace and costume chains all year long.
Now that we are back from our snowy getaway, I'm looking forward to warmer weather. It would be an understatement to say that I am smitten with prints, so Rhode Resort's chic dresses that easily transition from day to night are ranking high on my wardrobe list. I also appreciate a piece that can evolve from season to season and, while this tassel trim dress is perfect for a beach holiday, I'm looking forward to wearing mine now as a duster robe over a white t-shirt and jeans. Yes, I already ordered the one above here.
*And just an FYI: M'oda O'perandi is taking pre-orders on the upcoming summer collection and this cotton zodiac version (I think it's clear how I feel about the signs - Exhibit A & Exhibit B) is happening.
I wouldn't call myself a sneaker person. Even in the gym I demand a pair with flare. But on a few recent trips that required pounding the pavement, my fellow travelers have required me to at least pack them for their sake. During Paris Fashion Week a few seasons back, my dear friend kindly told me that I was not, under any circumstance, to leave our hotel without my "trainers" on, as she wouldn't stand for me hobbling along behind her in heeled booties for one more day. In Seville this summer, I agreed to pair a dress with my classic Stan Smiths because at some point on every trip Mike likes to compare my footwear choice to the time I wore platform sandals to Mount Rainier. To my credit, no one told me there would be snow in June and I didn't know that we were going hiking...in a National Park.
I wore a brightly colored pair of New Balance like the ones above to last weekends' Womens March because nothing was holding me back. And since I plan to do quite a bit more traveling and, much more importantly -- marching! -- I'm adding kicks to my shoe collection. They really do make it easier to walk for miles -- who knew?
Obviously, I'm down for anything gilded and gold, so I'm crazy about these. For those that prefer sterling (or white gold, ahem), click here.
I'm always drawn to utilitarian objects that have been given an aesthetic upgrade that belies their simply functional purpose. This walnut and sterling silver ice cream scoop serves a stylish excuse to entertain with ice cream. It's a household tool elevated into luxury objet with unexpected artistic materials. Design minded form and function is about as chic as it gets.
I’m still working out the details of our fantasy renovation. Despite my pentient for chrome, brass and leopard, there will no doubt be an element of modern farmhouse vibes mixed in — exposed beams, steel case windows and lots of hanging pots in the kitchen. Trust me — I’ll make it work! I’ve bookmarked these pendant lights for the mudroom, which will get as much attention and detail as the rest of the house. The bold size and gold accents are dynamite and the sleek shape and classic colors allow them to transition into any space.
I love the activist element of Lingua Franca’s ironic cashmere sweaters - from embroidered words of wisdom like “Resist” to the $100 charitable donations made to the organization of your choice when purchasing on its website. While the line isn’t new to me, I just learned that I can customize my own and I’ve had a little lyric that I’ve been desperate to don. You’ll have to wait and see.
Our anniversary is coming up and I always like to get a little something for the house that Mike and I share. There’s no question that this year L’objets smoking incense lips are happening. Mike, you must be over the moon! I’m still a sucker for incence and this feels like a much sexier version of the ones (I still have) from my high school hippie days. I’m highly against smoking from our own lips, but limoge porcelain gets a pass. Mwah.
I’m crazy about the throwback look of Perfect Moment's old-school ski garb — it reminds me of movies like "Ski Patrol" … but in a good way. Think vintage chevron stripes and a sporty, body-conscious fit. The only way to lure me outside on cold days is by enticing myself with a chic winter wardrobe, so I’ve been on a serious hunt for the essential slope outfit as we will soon be Aspen bound. This set will get me up the mountain or, better yet, back down for my favorite sport — apres.