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.
Now that colder temps have arrived, a stroll around almost any city or country hub reveals today’s most ubiquitous fashion item. The puffer vest. It’s everywhere, on men and women alike. The most updated styles are oversized, almost dramatically so. Layered over a chunky sweater or hoodie. Dressed up or down. I say…in-vest!
Anogher holiday season is upon us. Hope you enjoyed a great Thanksgiving with family and friends and haven’t fallen too far down the rabbit hole of Black Friday shopping. I’ve got multiple online carts full, but haven’t checked out…yet. In the meantime, let’s celebrate a few of my favorite fashion things — stripes and sparkle. Both being perfect wardrobe additions any time of year, but especially in the days ahead.
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.
In the Northeast, October and November are somewhat erratic weather-wise. One day it can be 70 degrees, the next almost freezing. That’s why I look for creative ways of layering to extend the wear of a favorite summer dress and still stay warm!
To quote Lovin’ Spoonful (and date myself): ” Hot town, summer in the city.” And boy was it hot when we shot this post! So building a look around a cute pair of walking shorts was a no brainer. Even better when said shorts were yet another secondhand/consignment purchase.
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.
We may all be living in the real world, but from what I hear “Barbie” is the delightful and empowering animated adventure that is this summer’s must-see movie. It’s definitely top of my list. In the meantime, I’m thinking Barbie pink. Like this pretty-in-pink sundress.