Can you believe we’re already a week into 2024?!? It’s been very grey and sorta cold here in the Northeast, with our first snowstorm supposedly on the way. Not exactly the kind of weather that inspires a great outfit. But dress up (or down) we must. And nothing adds more razzle dazzle to your look than a hit of sparkle here and there.
The classic “Canadian Tuxedo” may have gotten a bad rap. While this outfit duo has historically been associated with questionable fashion taste (we’re looking at you, Britney and Justin!), it seems to have taken on an elevated twist amongst today’s trend-setting stylistas. I bought this denim jacket and skirt separately and never thought of pairing them. But when planning this shoot, they just felt better together.
As comfy and wearable as pandemic pajama pants were, I don’t miss them! Because when it comes to this 2023 holiday party season, I’m happily embracing a more dressed-up lifestyle. And quietly luxurious, drapey velvet pants are the perfect way to kickstart a great day-into-night outfit.
Although these days there’s a slight chill in the air, the sun still feels strong. So it’s the perfect time to layer favorite season-less wardrobe pieces and show them off — before we have to pull out our puffer coats and go “undercover.” Sticking to a black-and-white palette makes pulling any outfit together, this one included, pretty foolproof.
If you live in a city, one of the biggest summertime perks is a pool. Especially this summer! So once DVORA gave us permission to shoot this post at their La Playa, we were there. Both the lifeguard Keanu and my photog Kristin tried to convince me to jump into the pool in this dress (!!!), but this urban mermaid preferred to play it cool…and dry.
Bright, happy, uplifting. Orange is often described as a high energy color. It’s known to elicit feelings of enthusiasm and excitement. Think sunsets and citrus fruits. I don’t know about you, but orange just looks and feels like summer to me.
I like to believe that fashion is so much more than trends, labels or #outfitoftheday. At its best, fashion is a form of creative expression dreamed up by a designer, somewhere, somehow, and put on our blank canvassed bodies. Taken a step further, there’s an art to everyone’s personal fashion. Your vision may not match mine, and vice versa, but there’s more than meets the eye in what we choose to wear.
When I fully embraced being a Boy Mom of three, I found myself living in a world of blue. Blue painted bedrooms, blue clothing and accessories, even blue strollers for my crew of blue-eyed boys. I often asked myself if I was overdoing it, but my friends who were Girl Moms seemed similarly immersed in pinks and purples. And truth be told, I rarely gravitated to those colors before then, and now rarely pick anything pink for my wardrobe. And purple? Pretty much a no-go…ever.
I know my last post was an ode to the season-less style of black and minimalist dressing. Well, there’s nothing more minimalist than a one-and-done dress. But this time of year, I often surprise myself by gravitating to colors that are bolder and brighter then what I’d typically wear. And no matter what color I’m building my look around, I’ll never say no to stepping out with a little sparkle.
Black is the epitome of a fashion go-to, because it’s season-less, easy to dress up or down, looks good on every body type at any age. It’s subtly, simply impeccable. There’s been a lot of buzz lately about “quiet luxury” or “stealth wealth” dressing (à la “Succession”), but it really just boils down to a classic, minimal head-to-toe look in neutral colors. And pssst…you don’t have to buy super expensive designer brands to achieve it.