This is the best outfit I’ve ever worn. Not just because of what it looks like—amazingly over the top, colorful, in your face and so eighties that I’m way ahead on my Pat Benetar Halloween costume—but because of the story behind it and how it made me feel to wear it on New Years Day.Here’s the story: a dear friend of mine, Kristen Sakillaris Slowe who teaches at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in San Francisco and her lovely mother Renee Sakillaris were out vintage shopping when they came upon this Jeanne Marc jumpsuit. When Renee laid eyes on it, she thought of me. Kristen texted me a photo and asked if I’d wear it. But I wasn’t available to respond, and by the time I got the text they had bought it. [Read more…]
My brain has been focused elsewhere this week in a way I never could have predicted. It’s a long story for another time, but the reality is, it’s Thursday and everything I hoped to get done this week has to happen today and tomorrow.
So the above photo is apt—I am racing around to get my stuff done before the Holiday arrives. My goal is 100% chill time after Christmas for a full week. Can it be done? It will likely involve several hours of work over the upcoming weekend, but it will be worth it for a week-long stretch of relaxation. [Read more…]
This year kind of sucked in a lot of ways. And while I’m really into rainbows and light, a dark room feels extremely comforting right now. Lately I’m attracted to black walls, dark wood, deep velvets and the like. And I guess I’m not the only one, because look at all these gorgeous dark rooms I found on Instagram.
And while these rooms are dark, they’re not sad. They prove that even during the holidays, a dark palette has a place. These homes make me want to curl up with a book—one printed on paper and probably hardcover bound—and do some serious reading for like three hours, preferably while covered in some type of fur. Are you with me? [Read more…]
Sequins certainly have their place. I love a little sparkle now and again. But the bling tends to get a little cliche around holiday time, don’t you think?
So I’m always looking for new ways to look festive in a non-obvious way. One idea is to hang around in front of some really pretty, colorful stained glass whenever possible. [Read more…]
I love an off-shoulder top. I’m cool with my shoulder and clavicle. And I was about to say that as I get older, I can’t say that about many body parts, but to be honest, the parts I’ve historically been insecure about are pretty much the same now as they were 20 years ago.
When furry footbed slides first appeared on the runways at Celine circa 2012, they seemed to me like one of those runway-only things. Fast-forward to now and they’re the only things I want to put on my feet. Because this season when it comes to heels, I really can’t.
Miu Miu shearling fur espadrille slides, $590 (such a splurge but that color!)
These photos were taken the day before the 2016 presidential election, when I thought I’d soon be celebrating our country’s first female president with this little girl, even though she doesn’t quite grasp what it all means (thank goodness).
When I thought I’d have a joyful phone call with my mom in Pennsylvania, who, though she suffers from significant physical pain, fought through massive traffic jams and almost fainted in 90-degree heat to see Hillary Clinton speak at a rally in Wilkes-Barre. Thinking of her disappointment is what pushed over the edge to tears when the election results became clear on Tuesday evening. [Read more…]
Pro tip: If you go to Farmer John’s pumpkin patch in Half Moon Bay, do not ask Farmer John if you can purchase a snack. And don’t talk about anything else that might remind him of those jumpy-house, Target-parking-lot-style pumpkin patches. It won’t go over well.
But if you just buy some pumpkins and mind your business, you’ll have a lovely time and maybe get some sweet photos at the farm. The teepee makes for a beautiful backdrop and there’s tons of land for littles to run around and get that energy out while you lounge on a haystack or in an oversized Adirondack chair. [Read more…]
Boy am I craving pumpkin pie. I live in the heart of pumpkin land so it’s been all pumpkins all the time for the past month. But I’m trying to reserve the indulgent eating for Thanksgiving. So what’s the next best thing to pumpkin pie? An outfit inspired by one, bien sûr! And if I were faced with the exceedingly difficult choice between pumpkin pie and this outfit, after some serious reflection, in the end, I would go with the outfit.
House of Harlow 1960 x Revolve Janella maxi dress, $175 (down from $250!)
[Pumpkin photo via Wikipedia]