Wednesday, April 26


When I met some friends for dinner last week at the newly opened (and crazy delicious) Pizzana, we all (yes, all four of us) showed up wearing green army jackets. I wasn't embarrassed or mortified, as this staple is a rock solid choice no matter how many people are wearing it. However, it got me thinking about any possible twists on the standard issue girl-army-jacket. Lo and behold the next day, I saw this Instagram snap: Leandra Cohen, above left, sporting a J.Crew men's camoflage version. I like that the print is more vibrant and abstract than traditional camo and yet equally versatile. And this version might just help me stand out from the crowd a little! You can find it here. (I also like the Diane Von Furstenberg dress Leandra is wearing underneath her camo!)

Photo: Leanda Cohen

smocked top

$96, pixie market

This gorgeously re-imagined white blouse comes just in time for summer.

1. Pixie Market smocked blouse, $96,
2. Illesteva sunglasses, $177,
3. Jane Iredale Lip Gloss and Stain, $32,
4. Anne Sisteron gold and diamond hamsa ring, $615,
5. Frances Valentine basket bucket bag, $195,
6. Ancient Greek Sandals velvet slides, $245,
7. Barbara Casasola high-waist jeans, $310,

Tuesday, April 25

monogram happy

My best friend calls me Laverne (from Laverne and Shirley!) because I like to monogram everything I can get my hands--and toes--on, such as these summer-perfect denim slides.

varsity letter basket

$170, moda operandi

This hand-painted monogrammed tote is a style slam dunk.

1. Gucci wool sweater, $1500,
2. Current/Elliott camo jacket, $338,
3. Rae Feather varsity basket bag, $170,
4. Van sneakers, $54,
5. M.i.h. Jeans, $325,

Monday, April 24

natsu au natural

Though I've had lots of practice dressing for summer recently, I'm still up for additional remedial help. Enter: Love by Natsu's Instagram, rife with A-game summer style inspiration. I especially love her use of robes in lieu of traditional cover-ups and one-piece bathing suits that--voila!--double as tops. Also in her distinctly cool mix are billowy, romantic dresses, high-waist cropped jeans, structured basket bags, and wide-brim hats. I'd like to integrate some her style signatures into my warm weather wardrobe starting with this Double J off-the shoulder dress (similar to above), this Realisation ruffle blouse (pictured below), this statement-making Lisa Marie Fernandez swim suit (last pic; I bought this less expensive version, and I also like this slightly more subtle one), these punchy yellow Stuart Weitzman slides (third pic down), these high-waist Re/Done jeans, this structured basket tote bag by Indego Africa, this crochet-trimmed Anna Kosturova kimono, and this super chic sun-shielding Carlson hat.

Photos: Love by Natsu 

Friday, April 21

la ligne

I did a fun shoot with uber cool NYC-based clothing line La Ligne a few weeks ago and thought I'd share the results: playful pics, a quick Q&A (in which I reveal surprising personal secrets!) and the lowdown on my sparkly, party-ready outfit, above. Check it all out here. P.S. I'm currently craving La Ligne's stripe-accented camo jacket and day-to-night statement dress.

Thursday, April 20

conscious shopping

A bounty of amazing, I-can't-believe-it's H&M clothing just debuted today--and, I'm telling you, it's all worth checking out! For starters, there's the Conscious Exclusive collection, which is creatively rendered from organic and recycled materials. My favorite pieces include this silk romantic dress, above, this glittery jacquard weave mini skirt, this floaty, delicate blouse, and this gorgeously textured strapless dress. Additional inexpensive greatness: this hot pink tiered dress, this lace-trimmed pinstriped blouse, these easy tie-waist trousers, this print bikini, and this sexy lace bodysuit

sandal strong

$110, boden

You know I love my stripes head to toe!

1. Ulla Johnson scalloped blouse, $345,
2. Miu Miu sunglasses, $450,
3. Sydney Evan multi-color sapphire studs, $230,
4. Chanel Rouge Liquid Lip Color in Luxuriant, $37,
5. Rosie Assoulin woven straw bag, $850,
6. Boden stripe-tie sandals, $110,
7. See by Chloe cropped lace-up jeans, $360,

Wednesday, April 19

marigold around

Springing up this season: marigold dresses! This vivid yellow hue isn't for every skin type, but it works for mine, which is why I did a little digging around to root out the best. Here's what I found: this off duty-ready Madewell, this eyelet Kate Spade, this Marks & Spencer lace maxi, this wrap Boden, this pleated silk Rochas, this effortlessly chic Ulla Johnson, and this party-perfect Lela Rose.

gingham greatness

$49, zara

This two-piece set is the cutest hot-summer-day outfit!

1. Zara gingham two-piece set, $49,
2. IAM by Ileana Makri, $270,
3. Lancome Juicy Shaker Bi-Phase Lip Oil in Wonder Melon, $22,
4. Nannacay straw tote bag, $260,
5. Aquazurra slides, $475,