• Style Philosophy
  • Vintage Fur: Fabulous or Faux Pas?


    When I first moved to New York City, I got the same few questions over and over, like: “Your apartment is seriously only 500 square feet?” and “Do you ever see celebrities?” But most frequently, I got this: “Do you worry about PETA spray painting you when you wear fur?” The last question always seems the strangest to me. […]

  • Party
  • Borrowing My Mother’s Dress


    My mom loves clothes almost as much as I do. But to my chagrin, she hasn’t kept most of the clothes she bought in the 60s, 70s and 80s. However, the vintage collection that’s survived her cross-country moves is extremely well-curated. (I’ve already discussed one such item, her fringe vintage suede jacket, here.)  On my last visit, […]

  • Vintage
  • Go Ahead, Rock That 80s Sweater


    Vintage can be so tricky to wear. In fact, I typically eschew most vintage in favor of contemporary consignment. Unlike some die-hard vintage divas, I just can’t seem to rock a 1970s pantsuit or a 1950s pinafore dress. But some vintage pieces seems to transcend the ill-fit tendencies of their respective time periods — and […]

  • Fast Fashion
  • How to Keep Winter Outfits Interesting


    When it comes to daily dressing, winter is the cruelest season. Once January hits, the Northeast transforms into a frigid wind tunnel — and all I want to wear is whatever’s warm. (Last year, I wore the same black Tahari coat and Sorel boots for two months straight.) I’m determined to mix up my winter style rotation in 2015. And […]