Sparkle into the New Year!

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.

Doubling up on Denim

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.

Vested Interest

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!

Stripes & Sparkle

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.

All The Fall Feels

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.

The Art of Fashion

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.

Not Your Grandma’s Crochet

When you think of crochet does your grandma’s favorite hobby come to mind? That was then. Now, the newest knits are more refined, less homespun. Making today’s crochet a cult favorite. From Gen Zers to celebrities to yours truly, everyone seems to have a soft spot for this trans-seasonal trend. Yes, crochet is cool again.