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Flared Demin

Flared Demin

Mango chiffon sleeveless top
$22 – johnlewis.com

Rebecca minkoff handbag

American Crafts


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Denim Jacket 2012

Just when I think denim jackets are over, someone styles it in such a fabulous way that I need to pull mine out again. Jenna Lyons, the powerhouse behind J. Crew ( and one of my idols) sported a denim jacket and skirt to the Met Gala recently and I’m in love. She is so fantastic and one of the best stylists out there. Take a look-


Jenna didn’t want to wear duchesse silk satin or anything with sparkles or pearls. She wanted her style to shine through. She had the denim jacket fit and re-tailored to raise the waist-band. She isn’t wearing a shirt underneath. Instead, she had custom cuffs and collar made and stitched into the jacket. So simple, yet so incredibly stylish and fabulous. And I love her pink heels!

Inspired by Italian designer, Elsa Schiaparelli, Jenna sketched the skirt during a meeting (2 weeks before the ball). Honda, J. Crew’s pattern-maker, then draped and stitched the skirt right in her office.
Schiaparelli’s autobiography, “A Shocking Life”, is available on Amazon

Jenna choose pink to go with Schiaparelli’s book. She also had a peplum sewn underneath the skirt because she wanted to articulate a silhouette she had seen on the pages of the autobiography.
For more on the story, please check out J. Crew’s blog.

Lyons isn’t the only celebrity that does the denim jacket right. Here’s a look at some other style mavens rocking their denim.


I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with the denim jacket. Maybe it’s because I’ve just seen it worn incorrectly too many times or maybe it’s because I wore them in the eighties. But I have to admit it is the perfect layering piece for summer. It’s super cute dressed up or casual. 2012 has brought us some modern and edgy variations. Here are some of my favorites-

Vintage Sea Blue Wash $100 available at J. Crew
The original version of Jenna’s

J. Brand Denim Jacket $229 available at Neiman Marcus
I love the wash and the fit of this style.

AG Adriano Goldschmied “Robyn” $198 available at Neiman Marcus
A classic looking denim jacket.

Moto Aztec Burnout $90 available at Topshop
This has slight distressing and looks a little vintage.

MNG by Mango $28 available at JCPenney
I do not condone wearing denim-on-denim by any means, but I do like the silhouette and price of this style.

BDG Denim Trucker $69 available at Urban Outfitters
This style is a little over-sized and a little edgy.

There are oodles of choices out there. Just remember a few things-wash, cut, and wear. A fitted jacket is more chic, choose a wash that can be worn in many different situations (no tears or rips or bleach spots), and buy a silhouette you can wear often and comfortably. And please-no denim-on-denim. I know some celebs and designers show this look, but it’s just too much.


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Cat Eyes

I am addicted to sunglasses. Even on the cloudiest of days, I cannot leave home without them. I think blue eyes are extra sensitive to the sun. Choosing the right pair is essential, especially if you’re spending a lot of money. They are a major statement piece and it’s important to wear a pair that fits your style. A huge trend in frames this season is the Cat Eye. This silhouette has been around for decades, but comes and goes as far as trends are concerned. I’ve always been a huge fan! They are super glamorous and look great on almost everyone. Here’s a look at my top picks this season.

Tortoise, especially in coffee shades, are huge right now. This color really does look good on everyone.

House of Harlow 1960 (Nicole Richie’s label) $138 available at Nordstrom
Touch-Cat Eye $29.99 available at Mango
Juicy Couture Cat’s Eye $120 available at Nordstrom
Tory Burch Polarized Cat Eye Hinge Logo $165 available at Bloomingdale’s

Neon and other bright colors are another hot trend for summer. They are super playful!

Kate Spade New York “Florence Broadhurst” Retro $128 available at Nordstrom
House of Harlow 1960 Chelsea sunglasses $138 available at Nordstrom
Selima for J. Crew “Sophia” $128 available at J. Crew
Betsey Johnson Crazy Cat Eye $55 available at Urban Outfitters

Sometimes simple and more subdued is the way to go. These are more reminiscent of those from decades gone by.

Colors in Optics “Brooklyn” $125 available at Nordstrom
Corrine McCormack reading sunglasses $60 available at Nordstrom
“Jackie” sunglasses $30 available at American Apparel
I-Line “Hot Cat” reading sunglasses $60 available at Nordstrom

Sunglasses are the ultimate accessory when the sun is shining. Be sure to try on many pairs, get someone’s opinion, and have fun!!


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Spring Styles

This amazing weather has me imagining perfect spring outfits. I spent some time today searching through my shopstyle app and putting together a couple of super fun spring ensembles. I seriously could spend all day doing this, and if you haven’t downloaded the app yet-what are you waiting for? Here are two of my favorite looks-can’t wait to go shopping!

Top: Loila Spot Print Asymmetrical Top $38 available at Hot Mama
Jeans: Zippered Charlie Skinny $129 available at Lucky
Shoes: N.Y.L.A. Colby Wedge $39.95 available at DSW
Sunglasses: Oversized Sunglasses $35 available at Mango
Jewelry: Turtle Earrings $38 and Classic Wide Bangle $28 both available at J. Crew

I love the cut of this top. It’s something you can wear to work or for play. Because the print is so colorful, I went with more basic jewelry (but the turtles are still playful). Paired with skinny jeans and a wedge, this outfit can easily take you from day to night.

Top: Color Me Red Colorblock Cami $38 available at Hot Mama
Jeans: Textile elizabeth and james “Morrison” $245 available at Madewell
Shoes: Chelsea Cork Mule $69 available at Urban Outfitters
Jewelry: Flower Patch Bracelet $68 and Earrings $42 both available at J. Crew
Sunglasses: Touch Vintage Style $35 available at Mango

This look speaks to the hippy child in me. I love the flow of the cami and the colors are scrumptious. Paired with a flare and cork mules, I am in 70’s heaven. I choose floral jewelry to add to the flower child vibe.

So, what do you think? With the weather heading into the 70’s this week, I am more than ready to pull out the spring duds!

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