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A Man's Man in Milan

A Man’s Man in Milan

This season, menswear in Milan is both accessible and extraordinarily masculine with deep, rich colors that convey elegance and sartorial range.

Top 5 Checks

Top 5 Checks: Get Checked

Check marks the spot! It’s crazy what a few finely placed lines can do to your wardrobe. This is minimalist design with maximum effect, and a timeless one at that. The print on that black and white Balenciaga? It was inspired by one of Cristóbal’s archival prints.


Celeb Style: Slouch Boots

Slouch boots are a great way to stay warm and trendy in the last months of winter, yet can be worn all the way into summer.

Andrea Incontri Medium Leather Bag

Andrea Incontri Medium Leather Bag: Split Decision

I have mixed feelings about this hobo. I love the fact that Andrea Incontri smartly designed it with two accomodating outer pockets because, as we all know, hobos are prone to swallow things up, leaving us to fumble in desperation for our essentials. But then there’s a host of things I would do differently.

Mixing It Up with the LBD

Mixing It Up with the LBD: Agents of Change

Every woman needs an LBD (or you know, ten!). They’re sexy and essentially foolproof. But being foolproof also means that sometimes these dresses err on the side of basic. We don’t all want to be wearing the same thing! Add a little sparkle, ruffle, or print, and suddenly the LBD becomes a statement maker. Which one of these is your statement?


Top 5 Tops That Pop: You Complete Me

If you have a closet full of tops that not only complete an outfit but actually are the outfit, then your time in the morning is probably spent worrying about what kind of hair day you’re going to have, not on stressful wardrobe quandaries. With tops likes these, you can wear a pair of jeans … Continue reading “Top 5 Tops That Pop: You Complete Me”


Top 5 Spotlight-Stealing Cocktail Dresses: Stand And Deliver!

There are times you want to get lost in the crowd and then there are occasions that call for show-stopping greatness. With so many parties on the horizon, there are bound to be a few where you’ll be the star. Here’s to the entrance-making dresses, when you just can’t fall flat and you have no … Continue reading “Top 5 Spotlight-Stealing Cocktail Dresses: Stand And Deliver!”


5 Truly Effortless Chic Dresses

Lax, nonchalant, and effortless without looking sloppy: we all need more of these dresses in our closets. It’s fun to buy the party dresses, lady-like sheaths, and full-skirted stunners, but end up with a closet full of “fun” and you’ll have nothing to wear for real life. What about the days you get a late … Continue reading “5 Truly Effortless Chic Dresses”


Top 5 SJP-Inspired Sheer Printed Blouses: I Know How She Does It!

I went to see “I Don’t Know How She Does It” the other day: no rave reviews here, although it is fun to see with other moms, but the take-away for me was Sarah Jessica Parker’s character’s wardrobe. More specifically, her very specific blouse styles. She plays a harried financial analyst, but instead of boring … Continue reading “Top 5 SJP-Inspired Sheer Printed Blouses: I Know How She Does It!”