Every woman, no matter her age, lifestyle, or body type must own the perfect LBD. At times, a simple black frock can seem a bit dull, but there are some easy ways to add interest to an otherwise standard staple. To avoid falling flat, texture can be a crucial part of keeping your LBD from being run of the mill. Leather, lace, or a combination of the two will take you from standard to standout. In a classic shape or something more au courant, the basic little black dress has never looked better.
You know what I like almost as much as cashmere sweaters, puppies, and unicorns? Boots! A great pair of boots (or twenty) makes winter and the impending arctic ice storms (almost) bearable. In addition to the standard short black bootie, knee high boots, and riding boots, there are four trend heavy boots I’ve picked up on for this fall…and you should too. Toss one (or two, or three, or four) of these styles into your regularly scheduled program to kick things up a bit (had to).
Speaking of the end of summer, looks like school’s back in session. And even if you aren’t actually headed back to class, it seems that backpacks are making a bit of a comeback for fall. You may remember the tiny backpacks of the mid-90’s having a moment (oh, yes you do, Cher Horowitz), but this rendition is a bit bulkier and crafted in leathers and coated fabrics rather than canvases and corduroys… meaning you might actually be able to fit more in them than lip gloss and a tampon. Dare I say even a real— book?! And while these aren’t your run of the mill Jansports, I’m not sure I can get on board with the book bag look.
Speaking of luscious literary ladies, this beyond gorgeous gal has deeply rooted family history in American Literature. Granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, Dree Hemingway has made a name for herself and it may have to more to do with her looks than books. I have a mild to moderate interest in Ernest Hemingway, so when one of my best friends indulged me in visiting the Hemingway Home in Key West back in November, we were intrigued to see family photos including those of Margaux and Mariel Hemingway, Dree’s mom. Upon further Wikipediaing (is that a verb yet?), we discovered Dree and her sister, the equally lovely, Langley Fox. It’s hard to believe so many beautiful and interesting people share the same DNA.