I had wanted to post this look as Easter outfit inspiration, but we spent the entire weekend non-stop Spring Cleaning our cabin in the Adirondacks. So this fresh, feminine polka dot dress and my neon colored accessories (think Peeps!) will have their day in the warm-weather days ahead.
Isn’t this just the toughest time of year to get your fashion on? One day it’s 60s and sunny and the next raining and 40s. I do a big closet changeover twice a year, but I’ve been holding off. So my best advice for this crazy, unpredictable time of year is…accessories!
I’ve been told by some I don’t smile enough in my posts. I try! Today, stepping out of my comfort zone and pairing this fabulous leopard dress with red haute accessories makes me smile. (To be filed under something you didn’t know about me: I had a brief renegade phase as an NYC teenager and my “tag” was “sonrisa,” which means smile in Spanish. What is a tag? It’s your graffiti name. What can say? I was born and raised in Greenwich Village in the 60s and 70s — where every kid was a bit of a rebel.)
It’s all too easy to fall down the Amazon Prime rabbit hole, isn’t it? But in the name of scoring some serious style that’s seriously affordable, it’s a journey I’m willing to take. And share my top 5 finds for Spring with you!
While I didn’t have the title of this post in mind when I grabbed this fun statement sweatshirt, I did love its message. Then the morning of the shoot I happened to be listening to my favorite jazz radio station (WBGO), and Frank Sinatra came on crooning “That old black magic has me in its spell.” And abracadabra, I had my outfit and knew just what to call it!
The urban phenomenon of “gridlock,” where traffic comes to a standstill across a network of intersecting streets, is no fun. The fashion phenomenon of intersecting patterns is, on the other hand, a playful way to mix up your wardrobe in a fresh new way.
It’s almost (almost!) Spring, and that’s always a good time to rethink and refresh your skincare routine. When it comes to beauty, I am an ingredient and information junkie. I love researching new products and brands and am not afraid to turn myself into a human guinea pig. Sometimes the result is smooth, glowing skin that gets me a day full of compliments and other times it’s an expensive failure that ends up in the trash. You win some, you lose some. So in an effort to cut through the confusion and needless spending, here are a few of my newest and tried-and-true faves. And…this is NOT a sponsored post.
I don’t know if it’s coming off Valentine’s Day or hoping the Groundhog is right about an early Spring, but I’m thinking pink theses days. It’s a fun, pretty color that’s the perfect antidote to Winter’s head-to-toe black. But since we’re not out of the cold just yet…pink fleece pullover and a pink beanie are wear now options I’m wanting to add to my wardrobe.