The Outfit Journal: School Drop Off

Getting the kids out the door for school can be tough on your style. Have no-brainer outfits ready for quick exits. My secret is to always have a beautiful coat over jeans and easy shoes. T-shirts are playful and your kids will love them. Just make sure they are fitted and show your sense of style.

Credits: Marc Jacobs T-Shirt, Joe’s Jeans (well worn in over many years), Elie Tahari Trench, Lucky Brand flats Spring 2012, Madewell Tote Spring 2012.

Get a similar look: Top, Trench Coat, Jeans, Flats, Tote

Photo credits: Chris Jorda of Chris Jorda Photography

Entertaining Style: Rustic Outdoor Fall Party

Last month Anthology Magazine featured an outdoor party launching The Curiosity Shoppe at Target. I couldn’t get this dessert off my mind: bourbon milk with cookies! This sets the scene for a whole party. Early fall can be warm enough to be outside in cozy sweaters. Serve a casual lunch of comfort foods with a twist. Here is some menu and decor inspiration:


Dress wood tables with pretty flower arrangements for a contrast of neutral and color. See the rest of the Target party pictures here. And enjoy all the comforts of fall!!

Shop Talk: Makeup Finds!

I’ve recently been interested in morphing my smudgy black eyeliner look into something a tiny bit more polished. As I mentioned last week I was looking for some red lipstick. Find I did, along with some fun new eyeshadow and foundation. The coolest score for me were the makeup brushes I bought. They make me feel more legit in my quest to become a makeup maven. Here are the details:

Photo 1: Every time I walk into Sephora I become sidelined by the beautiful boxes from Too Faced. I finally broke down and bought the “Matte Eye” kit. It did not have brushes so I bought the Sephora shadow 26 brush and angled liner 15 brush. The colors are really great for creating different versions of the smoky eye. The kit is so fun to experiment with, but eyeshadow is really a weekend thing for me. On weekdays I’ve been sticking to my quick swipe of eyeliner.

Photo 2: The perfect red lipstick was found in the Makeup For Ever 44. I already knew I’d love the formula as I have become addicted to their 26 for day wear. It is so creamy and moisturizing and satiny feeling. The 44 is a fairly bright red for me, but it has a touch of brown which gave it a toned down feeling in comparison to the other colors I tried. Love.

Photo 3: On a whim I picked up the Diorskin Nude foundation with SPF 15. This may have been my best find. The Ochre was a perfect match for my skin. No one could tell I was wearing makeup but everyone thought I looked great. It gave a dewy feeling to the skin. I also had been longing for a foundation brush and am in love with the Sephora PRO Airbrush. It is SO soft and really applies the makeup very evenly.

Next on my makeup hit list: liquid liner and burgundy lipstick. Any product suggestions are welcome!

All photography by the fabulous Jill Bremner.

Sneak Peek: Adding Color to Neutral Spaces

Good day everyone! Today I am showing a sneak peak of a home I designed and gave a tour of for Open House NYC. Once the show airs we will show full pictures of the spaces with design tips for you. A little tidbit for today: shake up your dining room with colorful tableware. This is such a fun and easy way to give your room a new look. We were able to source this entire look at Pier One Imports!

Outfit of the Week: Metallic Denim Jacket

Denim jackets are a big trend this fall. The way to make the look current is to choose a fresh feeling finish. This gold metallic is my favorite. The shorter style combines well with this longer top, which features another trend: digital print. I’ve added leggings, a sleek gold choker, green pumps, and crossbody bag with luxe details to finish off the look. Use the links below to shop this look!

Credits: 1/ 7 For All Mankind Metallic Denim Jacket  2/ Marc Jacobs Crossbody Pouch 3/ Diane von Furstenberg Black Leggings 4/ Mettle Gold Necklace 5/ Helmut Lang Tree Print Top 6/ Edmundo Castillo Neena Pumps