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I can’t believe we’re already into October. September seemed to go by in a flash. But it still feels a bit like summer. I can’t wait until it’s a little cooler and the leaves change. Until then, here’s some inspiration for the month. Camel Hair Blazer Double-breasted wool and cashmere-blend blazer Similar shawl collar cardigan […]

Long time readers know that grey is my go to color for fall and winter since it’s the perfect complement for my hair color and doesn’t show lint like black does. It also pairs well with tan, brown, burgundy, navy, and black. November is also when I pay homage to my favorite shades of grey […]

Does it feel like it’s harder to be happy these days? Between the pandemic and the constant negative news cycle, I feel like I have to constantly work on being happy because it’s easy to get brought down by it all each day. I posted this list of 12 Things Happy People Do Differently over […]

I can’t believe it’s October already. As sad as I am to wish away this year, the closer we get to 2021 makes me happy. This has been a rough year and every time I think it can’t get any worse, something manages to surprise me. On the bright side, the cooler and drier air […]

We only have minimal leaf color change in New York right now but I’m hoping the next few weeks bring the look and feel of fall. Until then, here’s some October inspiration to get you in the mood. Mark Cross Grace Shoulder Bag Melton Wool Blend Coat Camel Cashmere Turtleneck Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater Gabriela Hearst […]

We’ve had a heat wave in New York this week so I personally can’t wait for autumn. Fall is is the city’s best season. Fashion week starts right after the Labor Day holiday which is always exciting. There are also many great art exhibitions, design events, and chic auctions. I can’t wait to wear cashmere […]

Summertime Blues

08 . 08 . 18

Some people are experiencing the summertime blues because they don’t want summer to end. I have the summertime blues because it’s too hot and humid. I can’t wait for cooler fall weather but I’m going to try to embrace these last few weeks with some more of your favorite color compilation posts. Nine Fair Backgammon […]

Monica Ainley is Canadian born writer and street style darling living in Paris who is often photographed with her partner in crime Camille Charrière. Together, they host the podcast Fashion No Filter. I love Monica’s classic fashion style that only adds a tiny touch of trendy or fashion forward items. I save a lot of her […]

Musician John Mayer posted this list of Principles of Adult Behavior on Instagram today. It was written by John Perry Barrow, a lyricist for the Grateful Dead, in 1977 on his 30th birthday.  He passed away yesterday but his well thought out list will live on.

After the snow comes the Dr. Zhivago level cold this weekend. Perfect time to putter around your home and clean out your closet. You probably picked up some presents during the holidays and perhaps some good deals during the sales. Why not make room by donating what you no longer wear to charity. It would […]

Your Year

01 . 01 . 18

Every January 1st, I post an inspiring quote or mantra on Instagram. This one seemed to really resonate with my followers. People may scoff at inspirational quotes on the internet but sometimes they strike a chord and make you realize you need or want to make a change. That’s true of New Year’s Day in […]

Every morning, I’m afraid to turn on the news or look at Twitter. I feel depressed and helpless and unsure of the world. I don’t know what to do except give you a place to escape if you feel the same. Besides the Autumn poets sing A few prosaic days A little this side of […]

Happy Days

08 . 08 . 17

Someone posted a graphic of the 12 Things Happy People Do Differently on Instagram this morning. It was very hard to read but I realized that I posted this same list on the blog. Since it’s been four years, I thought maybe we could all use a reminder, especially since it’s another grey day in […]

Every reality show has a break out star and Patricia Altschul has become the grande dame of Bravo’s Southern Charm. The fourth season just debuted last night. Her bon mots and advice are legendary so it’s no surprise that she has a book on etiquette and luxurious living about to be released. The Art of Southern Charm will […]

Happy New Year!

12 . 31 . 16

Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go. – Author unknown

Happy New Year!

12 . 31 . 15

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” – T.S. Eliot

Families may have different traditions for Christmas and Hanukkah but Thanksgiving is all about turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. That means many hours will be spent in the kitchen. I’m still dreaming about renovating my tiny one and if you’re in the same boat, here’s some beautiful kitchens from Pinterest to inspire you. Happy Holidays! All images from […]