Ravishing Ruffles

Ruffles are all the rage this season, and there is something so delectable about them for summer. Maybe it’s the way they catch the soft breeze or how they convey something so sensual and feminine. Whatever the reason, I am loving the look. For those with ample breasts, do not despair. V-necks with ruffles can…

The Vacation Edit

Summer 2018 is all about comfort…jeans that don’t stifle, light-colored tops in ethereal fabrics, and platform espadrilles that cushion your pads and add height. The flourishing final touches are a pair of statement sunnies, a round straw purse that you can either carry (so cute) or sling across your body for hands-free strolling, tassel earrings…

Royal Raiment

Imagine being invited to the hottest fairy tale wedding in town, London town that is. What would you wear to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s upcoming nuptials? You have to hit all the right marks. It can’t be too sexy or show too much flesh. It should speak to the importance of the event, not…

Designer Spotlight: Zimmermann

The tale of the Zimmermann sisters–Nicky and Simone–is the stuff of fashion legend. They went pretty much from their parents’ garage straight to the pages of Vogue. Over time, the siblings have grown their luxury line of sophisticated ready-to-wear and beach attire into an internationally celebrated brand. Officially launched in Sydney, Australia, in 1991, their designs…

Designer Spotlight: Ulla Johnson

If you love dreamy, bohemian dresses replete with ruffles and a bent that is both feminine and sophisticated,  you need to check out the gorgeous wares of designer Ulla Johnson. A native of Manhattan, Johnson spent her early years trekking around the world with her parents, both of whom are archaeologists. The global awareness she…

The Hat That Says Vacation

The sun is out; the gardenias are in bloom and infusing the air with their rich, heady scent; and turquoise waves lap at a white, powdery beach. It’s time for vacation! One of the things I love about vacation is spending extended time outdoors…whether reading a book on a beach or simply strolling through an…

What to Wear in Costa Rica 2018

I don’t know about you but, for me, packing for any vacation is something of a nightmare. Even though I was a flight attendant for a period of time, I never learned how to pack efficiently. I was always cramming my suitcase to capacity because I wanted to have options and also because I really…

Floral Frenzy

As April’s milder temps whisper of the warmth to come this summer, fashion is enjoying what can only be called a “floral frenzy.” Petal fresh colors and glorious floral prints and shapes are sprouting up in everything from purses to mules to dresses and eye wear. Take a peek at my favorite floral frippery. The…

Outfit for a Spring Trip to the Big City

I always want to look stylish when I’m out and about…particularly when I’m on vacation. Vacation is when I feel I have the greatest luxury of all in life–time. And with those added hours for fun comes the opportunity to plan my outfits more thoughtfully. The challenge for me when planning a vacation look is…

What I’m Wearing to My Kids’ Graduations This Summer

It’s that time of year again–graduation time. This is not just a special occasion for the student; it’s also a life moment for the parents who launched that child. Now, while I’m a stepmom and cannot take much credit for the wonderful people my stepchildren have become (I came into their lives when they were…

Buy of the Day: Sumptuous Faux Fur Scarf

The color of rich merlot, this sumptuously soft and oh, so, yummy to wrap in faux fur scarf from Warehouse is the buy of the day. Get thee as fast as possible to Warehouse’s website if you want one. It’s seriously so soft, so thick, so high quality that you are going to want to…

Top It Up: Workout Tops for 2018

When selecting workout tops, it’s important to consider more than just whether it looks great on you. This is a garment where function plays a really key role….particularly for ladies with larger busts who want to bust a move whether that entails jogging or doing explosive plyometric moves. You gotta have the right amount of…