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The Classics

What did I do before flares? No but really. What in the heck did I do before flares were back in style? Oh right, I squeezed myself into skinny jeans like everyone else and threw comfort out the window. To say I'm slightly obsessed with the style is an understatement; I wore them over the weekend and practically sold the pair right off my body to a fellow dinner party companion. So this spring, I’m challenging ...

Wardrobe Staples: Spring Update!

The curve hugging pencil skirt has become quite the staple for me this season, especially a little lace number. It truly might be one of the most versatile pieces in my wardrobe. It’s taken me from work to post work drinks during the week and on weekends, paired with bright sneakers and a tee brunch and shopping, which adds a sporty kick to it, softening the sweetness of the lace. The bright coloring and intricacy ...

Wardrobe Refresh: Oh La La!!

I  admittedly have a minor obsession with beautifully constructed yet detailed lacey undergarments. Yes, my appreciation for something so gorgeous yet rarely seen may have stemmed from working on a French lingerie brand for many years or quite possibly it's simply that I love anything lacey and delicate. This spring I kept seeing the bright, vibrant hued bras from some of my favorite designers, a little more bold than seasons past and with detailed construction ...

Weekend Essentials for Any Kind of Getaway

With the long Memorial Day weekend coming up fast and furious (seriously, how is it already here?!) I know that there are quite a few weekend getaways are on the books. So whether you’re heading to the  Hamptons (or to Malibu for my west coasters) for a beach getaway or doing a little wine tasting in Napa, in the North Fork or in the Texas Hill Country, I’ve got you covered. Or maybe you’ll be ...

The New Uniform: Leopard, Lace & Leather

An ideallytic Saturday afternoon in the city typically includes brunch, a mani and likely a little shopping in SoHo. But it also means cobblestone streets, a few select galleries and a good time with the girls. The perfect spring outfit for the day of fun? Skinny jeans, a basic-ish leather tee, a lace bomber jacket and leopard heels. Weekend wear perfection in my opinion. What do you rock come the weekend? Get the look: Joe’s jeans // ...

Closet Staple: The Black Jumpsuit

You may have been noticing a trend as of late. I’m a fan of essentials, the staple pieces that make for a great foundation and you may recall when I professed my love for my Rebecca Minkoff jumpsuit a few weeks ago. Seriously, I’m in love with it. Which is precisely why I felt the need to write this post. Every single one of you need to have a black jumpsuit in rotation this spring  ...

The Rules of {Almost} Spring Layering

Well, we've finally had a mere glimmer of hope that spring is ready to arrive! But that beast known as winter is still lingering around for what seems like an eternal stay. I am so ready for warm weather that I have actually begun the ruthless task of transitioning my closet from winter to spring (yes, I am a little over eager!) Though, with this tricky weather comes the age old question of “how can ...