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?



Setting the Mood: Pastel Me, Please.

By |March 5th, 2012|Setting the Mood|

pastel inspiration

Second to the clean crisp contrast of black and white, pastels are my favorite shades in the rainbow.  I think it’s because they remind me of the sky right before sunset (you know, when the sky looks like a big bowl of sherbet).  There’s nothing I love more than a good sunset… well, almost nothing.  And just like clockwork, pastels are making a huge comeback for spring.  From soft mint, to sweet lavender and blushy pinks, all the colors of the evening sky are showing up on everything from denim to handbags.  I love the look of monochromatic head to toe pastels, but if you want to add just a touch to your look, try incorporating accessories or just simply nail polish to remain on trend without feeling like an easter egg.

pastel accessories Balenciaga Arena Giant Rose Gold City, $1,895Essie Mint Candy Apple, $8Nanette Lepore Gossip Floral Print Shorts, $198, See by Chloe Suede Round Toe Pumps, $290