Setting the Mood: Out East

By |June 18th, 2012|Setting the Mood|

hamptons new yorksweater: Topin Hamptons Pullover, $64, necklace: Marina Fehr 18K Rose Gold Plated Hamptons Necklace, $295, sandals: Brian Atwood April Suede Espadrille, $355, shorts: J. Crew Printed Cotton Twill Shorts, $60, sunglasses: Carven Anastasie Flip Up Sunglasses, $360

Every summer New Yorkers flee the hustle and bustle of the big city to sit in hours of traffic only to arrive in the Hamptons where they can rub elbows with the same folks they did back in the Big Apple.  And while it may seem silly to spend over four hours (if you’re lucky) of travel time to and from Manhattan’s version of weekend summer camp, there certainly is something to be said for fresh air, swimming pools, and pretty people.  I do believe the Hamptons are why summer Fridays were even invented.

So, whether your scene is sweating and socializing under the big white tent at polo, sipping Andre Balazs rose and table dancing at Sunset Beach, or just kicking off your sandals and relaxing at The Surf Lodge, the look is (or should be) casual elegance.  This is what makes it easy to spot the locals versus the visitors.

Now hop on the jitney or your seaplane, and see you out there.




Why Did You Wear That: Sweater Legs

By |November 8th, 2011|Personal Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

There’s no more denying it.  Fall is here.  Sayonara Indian Summer.  It’s time to stash your denim cut offs and strappy stilettos and bring your cozy cashmere and babe worthy boots to the front of the closet.  It’s no secret how I feel about wearing leggings as pants, but there’s nothing more comfortable than slipping into a knit tunic and leggings.  My favorite kind of leggings are those of the sweater type.  You may not have ever heard of such a thing, but they’re out there… and they are somewhat life changing.   Why should your torso have all the fun?

An oversized knit hat and tie dyed scarf are two accessories that bring this look full circle.  Also, What better reminder than a symbol of your favorite summer vacation hotspot?  This bracelet courtesy of Marina Fehr, takes me back to many warm summer nights spent at Surf Lodge and Sunset Beach.  So, even when the air gets chilly, at least I’ll remember that summer is only a couple seasons away.  Here’s to wishful thinking.

1. Cris Cashmere Blend Exposed Seam Tunic, $132, 2. Free People Globe Trotter Leggings, $68, 3. Portalano Black Cashmere Knit Beret, $27, 4. Marina Fehr Yellow Gold Diamond Hamptons Bracelet, $225, 5. Costume National Molly Wedge Booties, $533.40,