Holding Tight to my Tights!

Tights are my essential go-to’s to offset the chill of winter without the sacrifice of style. These days, tights are so versatile that you can style them in creative ways  – with a dress, under boots, peaking out from beneath ripped jeans, or in my case, with a skirt and booties. Wearing tights has changed the way I dress in the winter months, allowing me to wear the leg-bearing outfits I once thought only possible in warmer months. I am willing to pay more for my statement tights since I now wear them most every day; I choose Wolford for its top quality, durability, and high style. Continue reading

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Finding the Girl …

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Clothing can do many things. It can raise us up, it can give us strength, it can keep us warm and cozy, it can free us, it can help us to mature, and it can also bring us back to our younger selves. Growing up, I was a girly-girl. I used to love wearing dresses – especially party dresses – and I loved dresses with wide skirts that would allow me to twirl. The flouncier the better. Although I never lost my love of wearing dresses, I forgot how much I liked to twirl in a special party dress. So it was with an indescribable joy that I purchased this dress … and for an excellent price. It needed alterations so that it could be more fitted in the bodice but it was worth it. I had not seen a dress with this kind of swing, well, since I was a young girl.

Styled for the Autumn chill with my leather bomber jacket, black tights, and booties, I found myself twirling and feeling like my younger self. #Happy!

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Photos by Jess Yee. Dress, Issa London; jacket, Diesel; boots Sigerson Morrison; tights, Wolford.

 

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NY Fashion Week and me

NY Fashion Week - Outside View

NY Fashion Week – My Outside View

NY Fashion Week - Outside View

NY Fashion Week – My Outside View

NY Fashion Week is upon us – now, through September 12th. It has become a scene within a scene, with instant messaging, instant photos, more people, more designers, more bloggers and more chaos. Or so I have heard, because I have never actually been inside the shows. Instead, I have a ritual of taking my photo outside Lincoln Center as my homage to fashion week. But outside is where you will find me; outside is as close as I get. Because I’m not a fashion insider. I do, however, love fashion and the expression fashion allows me. And because I do, NY Fashion Week has special meaning to me.

NY Fashion Week means taking a moment to stop and review what I own. Am I experimenting with my fashion choices? Do I absolutely love the clothes I wear? Are my clothes colorful and playful and stylish while at the same time comfortable and easy to wear? Because the answers to these questions should be a resounding yes! And NY Fashion Week reminds me to honor my relationship with fashion and in doing so, honor myself. We all deserve to do that. Continue reading

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Sad news for Sigerson and Morrison

Kari Sigerson and Miranda Morrison, namesakes of Designer Shoes, Sigerson Morrison Photo Credit:

Kari Sigerson (left) and Miranda Morrison, namesakes of designer shoe brand Sigerson Morrison                                                                                                                                                            Photo Credit: WWD/Conde Nast/Corbis

My heart broke a little today. I heard a sad (not new, but true) story about my favorite designer shoe label Sigerson Morrison: the brand is no longer run by its namesakes and founders, Kari Sigerson and Miranda Morrison. Not only were they fired from the company they created but they have been embroiled in a lawsuit with the company who became their ‘angel investor’ in a deal that went bad. Very bad for Sigerson and Morrison. Now these women are searching for what to do next as the lawsuit continues. Continue reading

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