What’s Black and White and Ghoul All Over?

IMG_8154My skull sweater! I couldn’t be happier that it’s October, and I am pulling out my skull sweater! I love my skulls, and although I wear this sweater the entire fall and winter, nothing feels better than wearing it this month. Today, I pair the sweater with black pants, and my first-ever Manolo Blahnik’s that I purchased … where else? At my favorite consignment boutique; on sale, no less. It was a good day. Are you pleased with me, Carrie Bradshaw?

Do you have a favorite October item to get you in the mood for Halloween? Do tell …

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Wearing white …

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Wearing white – my bebe tuxedo jacket

… in November and beyond …

I personally wear white all year round … winter white, off white, ecru, crisp white, all of it … Little known fact – I love to mix it with black. I love a black pump, or a black bag … a little cherry red lip … amazing! I never get sick of white. Do it. Don’t be scared of it.

~ Rachel Zoe, stylist, designer

What happens when two style trends come together? You get fashion perfection! That’s how I felt when I saw this bebe jacket in the store window. A black and white tuxedo jacket? I knew I had to try it. Not only are the colors my all-time classic favorites (so crisp, so chic), but the feel of this jacket is also soft and supple – a little spandex makes the difference. And if my style guru Rachel Zoe endorses wearing white all year round, I say … why not? Do it? I’m doing it. And I encourage you to do it, too!

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Jodie in her own words …

Jodie on The High Line, NYC

Jodie on The High Line, NYC, wearing one of her favorite outfits

I met Jodie Berlin Morrow in the early 1980s after I graduated college. I was taking a walk in my neighborhood with my mom (probably pondering my future) when we ran into Jodie. Because, for a brief and wonderful interlude in her life as a New Yorker, she lived in my town in New Jersey and became our neighbor and very special friend. Jodie eventually moved back to New York and we lost touch with her until a few years ago when we all reconnected. How happy my mom and I are to have Jodie back in our lives. She is a beautiful woman with the gift of bringing out the best in us. Stylish as always, she truly inspires me. But enough from me. Now, Jodie, in her own words …

I didn’t have any identifiable style until I was in my early 40s. Before that, I had worked in a school setting and in human resources, and I wasn’t that interested in fashion. A significant change happened when I became the owner of an antique store, and that is when I began to find out what I liked. It took leaving those earlier environments and becoming a buyer for my own store, responsible for choosing and selecting pieces that I liked, to change my style perspective. I would travel to do my buying and developed new relationships and friendships along the way. I soon fell in love with vintage. I began to wear Victorian Whites and I started to buy clothes that felt like me and that I absolutely loved … Continue reading

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