• Consignment
  • Sick of Shorts? Me, Too

    White Jeans: AG Adriano Goldschmied | Gray Cowl-Neck Tee: Helmut Lang (Consignment) | Sandals: Isabel Marant (Consignment) | Purse: Marie Turnor

    I’ve been in Atlanta for the past few days, and the trip was my first blast of 90+ temperatures this year. I came prepared for the scorch and packed a pair of shorts, but I quickly abandoned them when I spotted these cigarette jeans peeking from my suitcase. White jeans are a wardrobe powerhouse that keep you […]

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  • Deep-Fried Southern Style

    Dress: Jill Stuart (Consignment) | Lace Shrug: Free People (Urban outfitters, circa 2005) | Shoes: Prada (DSW, circa 2005) | Clutch: Marie Turnor

    My husband, a born-and-bred New Jersey guy, constantly tells people I am from the South. I vehemently deny this. A native Miamian, I can confidently proclaim that Floridians are an anomaly of geography: Once you hit the Florida state line, the legendary Southern hospitality, cuisine and accent fade to Disney World, Cuban sandwiches and surfer culture. So I was […]

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  • Does Beige Have to Be Boring? Not if it’s McQueen

    Blouse: Alexander McQueen | Lace Skirt: Free People | Ballet Flats: Chanel | Clutch: Marie Turnor

    When I think beige, I think blah. You know what’s beige? Corrugated cardboard. Manilla envelopes. Best Buy employee chinos. But what if that something beige is by Alexander McQueen? This McQueen blouse was a rare find at a consignment store. The McQueen exhibit at the Met boosted the designer’s cachet — and since his suicide, his designs are now “collectible,” with […]

  • Seasonal Shifts
  • A Dress that Unlocked a Million Memories

    Dress: Dolce & Gabbana Tile & Fruit-Print Sleeveless Dress, $2,445 (Barneys)

    My favorite clothes act as a visual autobiography. These outfits drum up memories of my travels, unearth childhood nostalgia or remind me of a favorite book. Take this Dolce & Gabbana dress, which I spotted at Barneys last week. Instantly, I was electrified with the memories of my Morocco honeymoon. The cheeky oranges teleported me to […]

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  • A Dress That Needs a Vacation

    Dress: Free People (Lord & Taylor) | White Oxford: Gap (Outlets) | Bucket Bag: Alexander Wang (Nordstrom) | Ballerina Flats: Chanel (Consignment) | Faux Pearl Earrings: Eleven Consignment Boutique

    New Yorkers are still shaking off the dregs of their July 4th vacations, and I am no different. Today I wore an outfit that seems a little more more Cape Cod than Manhattan. Consider this my visceral attempt to bring a vacation state-of-mind to the office. It’s also an excellent example of bargain hunting — almost everything was on sale […]

  • Work
  • Black Hole Sun


    Dress: Marithé + François Girbaud | Bucket Bag: Alexander Wang | Belt: Miu Miu | Ballerina Flats: Jasper & Jeera (Anthropologie) Once we hit July, I stop checking the daily weather and rely on my simple summertime barometer: “Hot” or “Reaaaaally Hot.” And when the mercury climbs, I abandon separates and gravitate toward simple dresses with unusual […]

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  • The Truth About Harem Pants


    Harem pants are tough to wear. In theory, the style is “on trend,” but in practice? Hot mess waiting to happen. Most harem pants include any number of unflattering features: Crotches that droop to the wearers’ kneecaps, elastic waistbands, Spandex-poly fabrics, neon prints & patterns. It’s like a Hawaiian shirt for your butt! Not cute. I […]

  • Can I Pull This Off?
  • Can I Pull This Off? Wearing a Crop Top to Work


    Trends come and go… but designers run out of ideas. This is what I assume when a magazine proclaims a trend revival is afoot. The latest example: The crop top. Remember the last time crop tops were in style? It was 1996, The Macarena was topping the charts, and crop tops were called BABY TEES. […]