Friday Frocks: Sweater Weather

By |September 19th, 2014|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

fall sweater dressBeing someone who typically favors skin grazing frocks and tops only slightly larger than sportsbras, it may come as quite a surprise that one of my favorite parts of cooler weather has absolutely nothing to do with pumpkin spice anything and a whole lot to do with slipping into a cozy, cuddly, oftentimes oversized sweater dress.

This is not the first time I’ve dedicated a Friday Frocks to sweater dressing and I can promise you, as it’s only mid-September, it won’t be the last.  Knit dresses are the perfect way to transition from chilly fall days to frosty winter evenings.  When the thermostat starts to head below 60, wear your knitwear with over the knee boots and toss on a leather jacket.  As the biting temperatures of winter arrive, layer your frock over patterned tights or a pair of complementary knit leggings (another really big trend for fall).  I may be the only one, but all I want to do is hug myself when wearing a soft cashmere sweater and fortunately, I’m quite flexible, so it’s entirely doable.  But seriously, if you see me in the street wearing a sweater dress, hugs are welcome.

sweater dresses1. Just Female Link Roll Neck Sweater Dress, 2. Red Valentino Long Sleeve Sweater Dress, 3. Matthew Williamson Merino Wool Mini Dress, 4. Rachel Pally Sleeveless Turtleneck Dress, 5. BB Dakota Dakota Collective Lara Sweater Dress, 6. Vince Sweater Dress, 7. T by Alexander Wang Mohair Tunic Dress, 8. Haute Hippie Slouchy Collar Dress, 9. Eternal Sunshine Creations Georgia Mini Dress, 10. Bella Freud Three Way Color Block Wool Mini Dress





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Friday Frocks: Skating Right Along

By |January 10th, 2014|Friday Frocks|

ice princessOnly thing a true ice princess needs this winter more than a whimsical skater skirt is a flirty, flippy, skater frock – just ask Michelle Trachtenberg.  This silhouette is especially kind to those who have trim waists but may view their thighs as the type that are thunderous.  It’s also great for someone who’s a bit more straight up and down and looking to add a little volume to her svelte shape.  If you fear this looking too feminine much like Michelle and myself, layer a tough leather jacket on top and slip into a pair of rugged moto boots.  Another option for styling a skater dress is wearing it over a turtleneck or long sleeve tee to give it a 90’s “jumper” look for the winter months.

skater-dresses21. Lover Vee Vee Guipure Chiffon and Lace Dress, 2. Carven Sleeveless Dress, 3. Splendid Stretch Jersey Mini Dress, 4. Faith Connexion Skater Dress, 5. Elizabeth and James Magdalena Dress, 6. Three Dots Crew Neck Dress, 7. Tibi Leopard Pattern Stretch Knit Dress, 8. For Love & Lemons Lulu Dress, 9.MINKPINK The Mini Dress, 10. Matthew Williamson Floral Haze Jacquard andd Silk Dress





Friday Frocks: Sweater Dressing

By |October 25th, 2013|Friday Frocks|

To me, there is no better thing than being able to look pulled together while feeling as if you are lounging in your oldest holiest sweats.  The perfect way to achieve this style nirvana is by acquiring a sweater dress… or many of them.  Be it cashmere, merino wool, or cotton blend, sweater dresses come in all shapes, colors, and patterns making it quite possible to wear one each and every day of the week.  Perfectly suited for a day at the office or a weekend brunch with friends, this knit number is as versatile as it is comfortable.  With tights, over the knee boots, and a leather jacket, no one will ever accuse you of being frumpy.

knit dresses1. 360 SWEATER Zana Sweater Dress, 2. Remain Intarsia Knit Sweater Dress, 3. kensie Stripe Cotton Blend Sweater, 4. Tess Giberson Intarsia Collage Sweater Dress, 5. Matthew Williamson Knitted Sweater Dress, 6. Jonathan Simkhai Pixel Sweater Dress, 7. Tibi Intarsia Cotton and Modal Dress, 8.Temperley London Honeycomb Dress, 9. French Connection Stripe Sweater Dress, 10. Maison Martin Margiela Paneled Wool Sweater Dress




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Setting the Mood: Breaking Spring

By |April 1st, 2013|Setting the Mood|

swimwear beach inspirationRecently, people just kept throwing out the term, “spring break” and not in reference to the questionable Disney Channel graduates’ movie.  While, spring break doesn’t mean much to me anymore, I did partake in several years of beachside debauchery without ever returning home with a tramp stamp or body piercing.  I don’t know about you, but I call that success.   Despite your stance on spring break, one must realize it is kind of a rite of passage wherein young people discover spring flings, alcohol by the yard, and the importance of chlorine in public swimming pools.  So whether spring break is just a distant memory or something you still have yet to indulge in, get yourself in the mood with bright bikinis, shiny sunglasses, and shady headwear.

1. Matthew Williamson Digital Blossom Printed Triangle Bikini, 2. Eugenia Kim Gabriella Appliqued Toyo Sunhat, 3. Linda Farrow for The Row Rounded Sunglasses, 4. TKEES Blends Ombre Flip Flop



Friday Frocks: Put On Your Party Dress

By |January 18th, 2013|Friday Frocks|

playing dress upLike I said, once the girl’s got the dress, all the rest lies in the details.  But until we find the dress, there is nothing else on our brains.  Okay, maybe some things, but not much else.  Birthdays are all about indulgence, right?  Right.  This week, let’s look at some dresses that I won’t be wearing this weekend to celebrate my own arrival on planet earth… but wouldn’t mind if I was.

1. Valentino Tonal Lace Dress, $3,390, 2. Nina Ricci Tank Dress, $2,068, 3. Reem Acra Lace Cocktail Dress, $2,250, 4. Versace Chainmail and Silk Satin Minidress, $26,725, 5. Matthew Williamson Sequined Silk Dress, $3,995, 6. Cushnie et Ochs Ruched Georgette Dress, $1,750, 7. Nina Ricci Ruffled Eyelet Dress, $1,425, 8. Miu Miu Crepe Trimmed Metallic Brocade Dress, $2,875, 9. Alexander McQueen Cap Sleeve Minidress, $1,395, 10. Sonia Rykiel Short Sleeve Lace Dress, $1,995

Time to party.