Thursday, June 20, 2013

SpotlightOn - #MANREPELLER

As early as I can remember I found solace in books and music. Many days of my awkward teen years, one might argue those years have yet to end, were spent locked up in my shared bedroom with my nose in a book and the music blaring to drown out my companions noise. You see as the eldest of seven children solace was actually quite rare. Fast forward to many many years later and I sit atop my bed where I have spent the whole day accompanied by tea or coffee (don't judge I am nursing a week long cold) inhaling Leandra Medine's aka The Man Repeller's account of her journey thus far in Man Repeller: Seeking Love, Finding Overalls. In her book Medine is honest, raw and quite witty. Not only does she let us into many an embarrassing moment of her life but she also conveys the feeling of "hey we are alright in our eccentric and unique way". Ultimately, there is no greater inspiration than the camaraderie discovered in reading someone's true story and recognizing slivers of one's own nuisances and hopes. Upon its release for sale I encourage many a mother, sister, and friend to purchase for those cool and special women in your life: trust me on this one!
Man Repeller: Seeking Love, Finding Overalls
rests above unmade and inhabited bed

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

ShoppingTips - NEUTRALS IN THE SUN

June is more than half over and no matter what crazy weather Mother Nature has been blessing you with, chances are, when the sun is out and time is good, you are most definitely out and about. My activity of choice is walking down to the Charles River with an entertaining book, my iPod and setting up shop on one of its docks. Many times my look is far from chic and more like bed head mess. But, the heat and sun aren’t real excuses for not looking good so I did some thinking and came up with this easy and breathable outfit to wear during any outdoor summer soiree, whether its for walk in Santorini or a BBQ at your boyfriend's house.


San Diego Hat Co. Fedora, Cynthia Vincent Shopper, Soludos
Derby Espadrilles & Asos Crossback Sundress (Clockwise – details below)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

StyleInspiration - ISABEL MARANT

We are all excited upon this morning's news that Isabel Marant pour H&M 2013 is coming to a store near you on November 14th!! While I usually think oh nice when collaborations are announced, only one got me out of bed and onto the streets and that was Lanvin for H&M. (The French design houses really know their stuff!) I can guarantee I will be up when this hits stores. In anticipation I am celebrating this announcement with a few ways we can prep our wardrobes with some Marant inspired chicness.
When I think Isabel Marant I picture gorgeous jackets, full of detail, and impeccably finished which just make the outfit (think Rosie Huntington-Whitely). I know you may be thinking of her wedge sneakers or boho dresses and shoes, but not moi. For now these jackets will help me channel the Marant spirit (at least in my head!)