I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I thoroughly enjoyed mine and have added it to the list of great holiday memories. I have to be honest I didn’t do anything other than create the turkey (pretty much what I do every year). My nephew was in charge of cranberry sauce (I am going to add – just to brag about him that it was made from scratch), my niece made the stuffing (her speciality) and I had two sets of friends over with their kids who covered the sweet potato casserole, the salad, fresh made french bread (insert emoticon with crazy eyes) and several pies from scratch. I actually felt bad I had not done more! But it was a great day making great memories.
Since we are experiencing a cold snap (thank goodness) I have taken out some tall boots. These fringe boots are one of my oldies but goodies and honestly they make everything look good. I added the faux leather skirt and played with proportions with the crop top. Gold accessories rounded it all out.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! I am ready for Thanksgiving – my turkey is marinated, the sweet potatoes are cut, the green beans are snapped, the stuffing is prepared and the gravy is ready to pour….Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I love everything associated with it. Being encompassed by yummy smells, a day full of cooking and lounging, and of course being surrounded by family and friends. I can not wait!
But once the turkey is eaten and we are all in turkey coma – feel free to be a part of Black Friday! Here are some of my favorite things from Net-a-Porter (they do have the best sales):
Hope everyone had a wonderful (albeit very chilly) weekend! I went cycling this weekend – I had to buy many accessories I never even knew existed like “sleeves”, “leg warmers”, under shell and gloves to go over my gloves) and I bit the big one. Yup, I fell and I fell hard. Good news is the bruises are all on my legs so you can not see them unless I am in a skirt. But I have been trying out various cover ups to make them less noticeable (a bit hard when the one on my knee is a half-dollar size and purple).
As Houstonians we wait desperately for this time of year. There is something so right about extremely chilly weather this time of year. It gets me prepared for the holidays – starting with my favorite holiday of all Thanksgiving. It is time to pull out my cashmere sweaters because chances are it will only last a day or two (current forecast for Thanksgiving is 80 degrees so I will be keeping the doors open in the family room).
I came across this cashmere sweater and absolutely love that the zipper is in the back. Today I turned it around so I could wear it as a cardigan. I have worn it both ways and you guys know I love a multifunctional piece of clothing (see here and here). The soft gray color had me (of course) excited to pair it with pink. These pink skinny pants might be the best pants ever made (they also come in every color imaginable). They are my new find and I LOVE them! They contain the right amount of stretch which makes them extremely flattering. Also, the fit is perfect around the waist and the length is just right for fun pumps.
Sweater (also love it in black and olive green) (30% off right now online)
Pants (I love all the colors!) – 30% off online with code SHOPNOW
Hope everyone is having a great week! It was my birthday last week, and nothing says festive like a tulle skirt. I love how girly I feel in tulle, and (of course) it reminds me of my ballerina dreams as a young girl. The opening scene in Sex in the City with Jessica Parker pretty much put tulle back on the map, taking a little girl’s fashion must-have and opening the door for the big girls to express some whimsy. Couple that with sequins and I was ready to celebrate the big day!
I want to share what I wore when I went to see Salman Rushdie last week. I love crop tops – not everyone does but I love the versatility they offer. Especially, how I can layer them in different ways for fall! This plaid top is perfect for the cooler temperatures and my new favorite jeans are a match made in heaven. The plaid print and the tuxedo seam are also spot on for the borrowed from the boys trend which is quite popular this fall but with a definite feminine twist.
The events in Paris are on my mind today, and I feel both heartbroken and helpless. My thoughts go out to everyone affected by the tragedy. Paris is one of my favorite places on earth – I fell in love there, got engaged there, and had my babymoon there. Sometimes I cannot believe the world that we live in, and I genuinely wonder how it can be changed. When did the value of life become so small? I cannot begin to comprehend the rationale for this type of violence. My husband and I both lived and worked in NYC when 9/11 occurred, so I know firsthand that tragedies such as this break the vail of security, and remind you of the fragility of life and how everything can change in a moment. It is easy in our hectic world to become entangled in the day to day and lose perspective, but I try to remind myself to tell the people in my life how much I love them, hold my loved ones a bit closer and enjoy every moment.
Thanks for listening…..I will resume my regular posts on Wednesday…..
Just a quick post – I am swamped with work today and my plate is overflowing! Do you ever wonder where the hours go sometimes? The weather has (finally) cooled down so I pulled out some over the knee boots.
Hope everyone is having a great week! I am just getting off of the high of seeing Salman Rushdie at the Inprint reading on Monday night. He was absolutely incredible – his knowledge of literature to politics to history is absolutely incredible (so pretty much everything). And his sense of humor is divine – have I ever mentioned how much I love a funny guy? I can not wait to start reading the book – Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights (i.e. 1001 Arabian Nights).
The borrowed from the boys category is a full on trend this season (see my tux and button down styled here) and what says prep school more than a navy blue blazer? This particular blazer received my attention because of the sleek white satin lapel which gave it a cool twist. While the gold buttons on the sleeves kept it classic. It is a great way to incorporate the boys trend and still keep it modern and not “literally” borrowed from the boys. I also wanted a dash of fun and girly so the button down in the cobalt leopard was just what I needed to complete the look. I can’t wait to wear my leopard again! The fringe shoes are still going strong so if you haven’t purchase a pair yet – check out my fun high and low finds below.
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I managed to stay dry and really got into the cool weather on Sunday. I mean the leaves haven’t changed color, and the air has not been crisp so I had to take my 54 degree weather and run with it!
I am a little obsessed with red right now – it is not a color I normally gravitate towards but Mr. Wonderful does love it when I am in red. If all else fails I throw on my new favorite red lipstick (get it here). I wanted to get into the fall spirit by keeping everything else black. These are my absolutely new favorite pants – they are black denim with crazy amounts of stretch (yeah) and the added details of the tuxedo stripe and ankle zippers are spot on perfect. I can not stop wearing them and look forward to styling them in the next few weeks. Fringe is still very hot for fall and Christian Louboutin was way ahead of the curve when I bought these several years ago. I have listed my current favorite fringe shoes down below. The addition of the blazer polished up the entire outfit and I was ready for meetings, brunch and drinks.
Tuxedo pants (love them in this dreamy maroon with black tux stripe here)(40% with code BRSALE – I say get all the colors)
Hope everyone has had a great week! I came across these pics I took a few weeks ago when temperatures were just starting to dip. Sometimes all you need is a pair of jeans and a great top to make the perfect outfit. This top is the trifecta for me – I adore the ruffles, the color and the sleeves (did I mention it is lighter than air?). With the addition of the gray skinnies (and yes skinnies are still around and will stay) you can pretty much go anywhere – I went to Drexel House of dinner. I added some sparkle on my feet and neck and I was ready to roll.