When I’m on the beach, at the pool, or anywhere that there’s lots of sunshine, a wide-brimmed hat is never far from me. And while the assumption that I’m trying to protect my unicorn hair is an accurate one, my sun protection obsession is far more deeply rooted- in my family tree.
When it comes to holiday attire, I tend to shy away from the typical. Perhaps it’s that our family doesn’t celebrate Christmas, but the red and white that is everywhere this time of year doesn’t really ring my bells. For me, holiday fancies hinge on luxurious textures and festive textiles, and I lean towards blue, green, and metallics.
One of my favorite days at New York Fashion Week was full of some longtime favorites. In all of the newness and madness, there is something extra lovely about the hint of familiarity that comes from a longtime brand affection, and a day with styling by the Drybar, the BCBG Max Azria presentation, and the Sherri Hill runway show at Gotham Hall was just that.
Dubai was a whirlwind- our mother-daughter trip was just five nights- but it was such a gorgeous place to explore. Whether created by man (as so much of it is) or Mother Nature, the UAE took my breath away over and over again.
Y’all know that being part of the Modcloth squad comes naturally to me- I’ve been shopping there for years.
Checking in from NYFW!
This week is positively nutty, in the best possible way. For me, it’s been a circus of early mornings and late nights, shows and events and meetings, and treating a parade of Ubers and yellow cabs like mobile offices, dressing rooms, and nap pods. And y’all- it couldn’t be more exhilarating.
Getting our new house into shape has admittedly been slow going , but progress is being made…in the master bedroom at least! I’m lucky to have had good bones- it is spacious, with good light and lovely original hardwoods. Painting it palest blush pink (Farrow and Ball Middleton Pink, to be exact) brought some beautiful warmth, but the space still felt a little barren. So when I partnered with Orchard Supply Hardware to improve this room, I knew adding light and life would bring both the functionality I needed and Palm Springs ‘jungalow’ vibe I was craving.
If we had gone shopping together five, ten or even fifteen years ago, I never ever would have considered this darling little romper, or one like it. No insult, I would have just wondered what it would be like to be comfortable in shorts, and walked past the rack. If you had asked me point blank, I would have told you that I ‘didn’t do shorts.’
Right before we moved, we escaped the packing madness for a short staycation near the beach. The Kinney in Venice was kind enough to host us for a little respite, and it was so nice to run away from the mess. It blows my mind just how endless packing was- such a beating. Comparatively, the Kinney was heaven on earth!
It’s been crickets around here lately, due to the craziness that is our life. I’ve been updating Instagram regularly, so if you follow me there, not all of this is news to you, but I wanted to fill the rest of y’all in. So if you need a coffee of wine refill, now’s the time, before we settle in for a good old fashioned catch up.