According to Goop, French women typically invest in fewer but better clothing pieces. What you’ll find in their wonderfully wearable wardrobes — an impeccably tailored blazer (or two), well-cut denim, simple but sophisticated shirting, footwear that is both classic and cool, and minimal accessories.
Post after post, I try to feature sensible shopping, inventive wardrobe rotation, and purposeful closet purging. But sometimes a girl has to fall for a fashion flight of fancy and splurge on something she doesn’t actually need but truly (truly) covets. Like this feathery blue shirt. And it was easy and inspiring to build a brand new look around it — with mostly pieces I already own.
I’m writing this post from our beach house rental, where it’s a breezy but very sunny 88 degrees. Call it end-of-summer denial, but I’m finding it hard to believe that in another month or so most of us will be unpacking our cashmere sweaters, booties and more. Not to mention wearing them! So I thought this might be a good time to share some of my personal “get prepped” wardrobe tips and tricks.
If you’ve been following the blog for awhile and seen pics of our cabin and Adirondack activities, you already know I’m a big fan of the great outdoors. In truth, I haven’t been camping since my early 20s. Like lots of lucky kids (especially city ones), I spent many happy weeks away at summer camp. And this coming Fall, I will be “glamping” with a group of girlfriends in airstream campers at Joshua Tree. But in the meantime, I’ve got the perfect getaway right in my Jersey City neighborhood!
When it comes to fashion, Boho is a free-spirited, eclectic style inspired by different cultures and artistic expressions with an emphasis on organic elements and nature. It’s often characterized by long, flowy dresses or skirts that are embellished with embroidery and intricate designs. I love the look, especially in the summer!
The calendar may say April 18th, but the weather gods say we have to wait a little longer for the warm, sunny days we’re all craving. In the meantime, in Jersey City and environs, we’re facing a Nor’easter, plunging temperatures, and possible flooding. Up at our Adirondack cabin, the skiers are celebrating the 6-8 inches of snow that are expected. So until balmier days settle in FOR REAL, I’ll be layering on as many versatile options as I can find in my closet.
It’s at this point of Winter that I really start dreaming of yellow sunshine, green grass and colorful flowers. But we’ve still got weeks to go before the official start of Spring. So in the meantime, I’m going to try to add some brighter colors and prettier patterns to my everyday uniform of mostly black.
Well this was one of my more inventive blog shoots. My photog/creative partner Kristin and I had planned a very ambitious day. After capturing 3 looks, we took a (very) late lunch. And in my opinion, a well-deserved break. But…that meant we ended up “chasing daylight” for my last look. It got dark very fast, so we had to get inventive. Kristin backed her car up, so she could shine her brights at this amazing mural. And we just decided to go for it. I’ll admit the look is different from most of my blog shoots, but we both loved the whole vibe. Hope you do too!
Between family and friends, everyone I know and care about is coming down with Covid or recovering from it. While it’s scary, this wave is nowhere near as terrifying as our world was a year ago — before we all could get vaccinated. Spoiler alert: if you’re Anti-Vax, stop reading now. And I guess, if you want to take it further, stop following me. Because while I’m concerned about becoming infected this time around, I trust the science that’s given us all a weapon against this killer Pandemic. If you’ve hesitated, please, please, please get vaccinated. And if you are vaxed, don’t skip that booster! And if you’re vaxed, boosted and bored, think about a closet cleanout.
I’m writing this post up at our Adirondack cabin where we’ve finally achieved double digits temperature-wise. And to think I thought it was chilly when we shot this look! Well, either way, it’s definitely fuzzy coat weather.