Sunday, March 26

up and up

Since I wear my hair up 24/7/365, I'm obsessively on the hunt for a new accessory that will shake things up a bit. It can be as simple a (re-purposed) ribbon (above), an everyday-worthy leather cuff  (also in this color), a tortoise shell ponytail holder or a metal-trimmed elastic. But then again it's fun to go all out with something statement-y, like this elegant pearl-studded pin, this vibrant hair band, this party-ready crystal comb and this quartz hair slide.

Thursday, March 23


Zara strikes again, re-working the boho blouse with quirky Gucci-ish embroidery! Bravo!

Wednesday, March 22

one and done

$95, topshop

This shoulder-baring jumpsuit is an easy (read: comfy) way to crank things up! 

1. Topshop floral jumpsuit, $95,
2. Le Specs sunglasses, $55,
3. GAS Bijoux earrings, $285,
4. Simone Rocha drawstring bag, $1025,
5. Bottega Veneta sandals, $670,

Tuesday, March 21

ganni girl

If Ganni isn't already on your radar, it should be. The Danish clothing line has a huge cult following in Europe, thanks to its spot on silhouettes at reasonable prices. Until recently it has been hard to find in the US--much to my dismay!--but now we all can scoop up Ganni's statement-making summer dresses, like the chiffon maxi, above, along with these weekend-ready track pants, this vibrant mohair sweater, this sophisticated polo top, this cropped statement jacket, this swingy lace blouse and this ruffled jumpsuit.

stripes and tassels

$85, and other stories

With spring taking its sweet time, this sweater--part nautical, part bohemian (thanks to its tassel trim)--will be on repeat.

1. And Other Stories sweater, $85,
2. Miu Miu detachable collar parka, $2055,
3. 3x1 cropped jeans, $495,
4. Rebecca de Ravenel velvet bucket bag, $1195,
5. Nora Kogan signet ring, $310,
6. Loeffler Randall sandal, $325,

Monday, March 20

spring clean

I love H&M's interpretation of spring clean, everyday chic! Find it head-to-toe here.

the getaway dress

$105, monsoon

My antidote for Monday blues: visualizing myself in this dress on spring break!

1. Monsoon embroidered dress, $105,
2. Tabula Rasa crochet bikini, $495,
3. Mar Y Sol clutch, $129,
4. Cle de Peau Beaute Nail Polish in Hot Pink, $25,
5. Cocobelle sandals, $119, 

Friday, March 17

pant tales

St. Patrick's Day is bringing me a little luck of the Irish as I nabbed a pair of pants I had been missing all my life! Introduced to me by a friend, these pants are most excellent: high-waisted, super flattering, sharply-tailored, wide-legged, and cropped. But what makes them holy-grail perfect is that they hit exactly--and this is key!--at the ankle bone. (If any shorter, the pants look like high-waters, I think.) Isabel Marant makes the pants, and my friend loves them so much she bought them in three colors--white, black and army green. The only hitch: they're from last summer! I've spent the last week looking high and low for them and finally today I was delighted to discover my four-leaf clover: the pants have just been re-issued this season in black. Hooray! I also found these less expensive stand-in's from J.Crew, T by Alexander Wang, A.L.C. and Vince.

Thursday, March 16

ruffled shorts

Ruffled shorts are definitely going to be a thing this summer, which works for me because they combine the femininity of a skirt with the practicality of a short. There are loads of good options to mull over, but my whittled-down edit includes these by Ganni, Zimmermann, Acler, Topshop, Misa, and Zara.

check mate

I love a blouse that toils through my 9-to-5 but wings after hours-chic. And costs $50! Yesss!