Setting the Mood: The Softer Side of Spring

By |April 15th, 2014|Setting the Mood|

pastelThis Sunday, the Easter Bunny will come to town and bestow upon us lots of calories we probably never needed, but will enjoy every moment intaking them.  With him comes Easter bonnets and pretty pastels which also happen to be one of this spring’s biggest trends.  So, whether you celebrate Easter or Passover… or you’re just in it for the Cadbury eggs, pastel is a perfect way to usher in this very stubborn spring.

pastel accessoriesLulu Frost Gold Plated Swarovski Crystal NecklaceAlexander Wang Antonia Snake Effect Leather SandalsMarc by Marc Jacobs Katie Bunny Silicone iPhone 5 CoverSee by Chloé Daisy Leather Shoulder Bag



Friday Frocks: Pretty in Pastel

By |March 29th, 2013|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

pastel tea partyPastels and spring just seem to go together (kind of like champagne and orange juice) and seeing as this weekend we are breaking fifty degrees in Manhattan, it finally feels like spring has arrived.  Whether you’re putting on your Easter bonnet or celebrating Passover, a pastel frock is right on trend for this season.  Muted mint, dusty pink, or light lavender are flattering shades for even the most sun deprived skin.  So, grab your mimosa and settle down for Sunday brunch in something pretty and pastel.

pastel dresses1. Forever 21 Lace Back Dress, 2. Tibi Vertex Shift Dress, 3. Suboo Take Me To Monaco Dress, 4. Acne Satya Tape Tiered Georgette Dress, 5. Forever 21 Pearlescent Bead Shirtdress, 6.Lucca Couture Knit Side Cutout Dress, 7. Opening Ceremony Tracy Cutout Shoulder Dress, 8. Miu Miu Cady Pinafore Dress, 9. Rebecca Minkoff Joshua Colorblock Dress, 10. Alice + Olivia Bow Back Tunic Dress



Setting the Mood: Pastel Me Again

By |March 25th, 2013|Setting the Mood|

pastel inpsiration boardPunxsutawney Phil may be getting sued, but technically speaking, spring is upon us.  And speaking of groundhogs, one trend for spring that is making a repeat appearance is pastel.  Everything from shoes to shades to even hair is taking on the hues of your favorite summer sunset or bag of Sweet Tarts… whichever you prefer (but really, why choose?).  So get your girly girl on by stepping into spring’s sweetest trend, but remember, just like downing that entire bag of Sweet Tarts, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.  Except for sunsets.  There can never be enough sunsets.

Plomo Lilian Tonal Colorblock Sandals, $290, Illesteva Le Steel Round Frame Sunglasses, $260, Rebecca Minkoff Mini 5 Zip Bag, $195, J. Crew Amanda Cotton Tweed Jacket, $198



Setting the Mood: Turn it Down

By |June 4th, 2012|Setting the Mood|

muted color paletteWell, in case you were wondering, neon is a HUGE trend for summer.  So huge, in fact, that I’m already over it.  Having arrived back in New York, I could not believe how much neon I saw on the gorgeous girls of Manhattan.  It wasn’t just a matter of a bright sighting here and there… It was more like packs of girls who looked like a pack of highlighters.  Each lovely lady clad in a dayglow shade.  Well, I knew I’d had enough when I, myself, was sporting a tank top as bright as the highlighted passages in my summer reading.  Everywhere I looked, someone else was wearing a similar style.  I wanted to hide, but it’s awfully difficult to be inconspicuous when sunglasses are needed just to take a gander in my direction.

So what better antidote to neon than the muted shades of a summer sky?  For once, being subdued will be what makes you stand out.

pastel clothing

J Brand Twisted Tie Dye Mid Rise Skinny Jeans, $200, Victoria Beckham Crepe Tank, $175, Illesteva Round Frame Matte Acetate Sunglasses, $165, Diane von Furstenberg Niabi Crepe Maxi Dress, $485

Bright idea, eh?



Friday Frocks: Cadbury Cuties

By |April 6th, 2012|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

easter bonnetWhile some of you may only look forward to the Easter season for those delicious Cadbury cream eggs and Peeps, others take this day pretty seriously.  For instance, my mother.  For as long as I had no say in the matter, my mom decked me out from head to toe (literally).  She didn’t just stop with a pretty pastel frock for Sunday service.  She went as far as sewing fresh flowers into my bonnet and that little handbag I was holding.  She was at least kind enough to tuck away some jelly beans in my bag so as to keep me quiet during all those songs at church.  Did I mention I’m tone deaf?  Anyway, if you’re anything like my mom, you’re probably looking to deck yourself out this Sunday.  Lucky for you (and the Easter bunny), everything pastel and floral is right on trend this spring and you should have no trouble at all finding something pretty to wear.   And for my non-Easter celebrating friends, Happy Passover.  Chag Sameach.

easter dresses1. Juicy Couture Iris Print Crepe Dress, $280, 2. Diane von Furstenberg Julieta Printed Silk Shirt Dress, $385, 3. ERIN by Erin Fetherston Pleated Flutter Dress, $245, 4. Elizabeth and James Clara Dress, $395, 5. Nasty Gal Caged Tail Dress, $68, 6. Tibi Shift Dress, $375, 7.  Paper Crown Bellflower Dress, $335, 8. C.Luce Watercolor Chiffon Dress, $59, 9. See by Chloe Bee Free Printed Dress, $450, 10. Thread Social One Shoulder Silk Organza Dress, $222