Wear Now: CP Shades

Earlier today, I stopped by one of my favorite boutiques in Brooklyn, Bird, and I discovered an old brand, which was new to me, CP Shades.  Apparently they have been around for thirty years, but I just fell in love with their fabrics, easy silhouettes and American made craftsmanship today. I couldn’t wait to share it with you! Made of no-fuss fabrics like crinkle silk/cotton voile and heavy linen that will only get softer after years of wear, the easy silhouettes are perfect for running around the city or the beach. I especially love their white shirts, they remind me of this editorial from the 90′s, shot by Peter Lindbergh. If you have a chance, stop by one of the Bird boutiques this weekend to see more CP Shades styles, you won’t be disappointed. Have a wonderful white shirt kind of weekend!

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June List

June is here and it is a month to refresh. I am in the mood for some new inspiration, a refresh of the apartment, my wardrobe and my beauty routine. Review my June list while I hit the refresh button…
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To Shop: My favorite online e-tailer, La Garçonne finally opened their first store, right here in Tribeca. You can bet I’ll be there more than once this month… But if you aren’t in New York, you can enjoy 30% off designer items online.

To Wear: The sun has finally decided to stay out for a while, and there is nothing like a new pair of shades to set the tone for summer. If I had an unlimited budget, I would make these Linda Farrow sunglasses all mine.

To Beautify: With summer creeping in, a dewy-glow is your best accessory. Keeping in line with my organic beauty routine, the RMS luminizer is the newest addition to my organic beauty bag.

To Do: We’ve been in our apartment for three years now, and since we are planning on staying here for a while, it’s time for a little interior update. I would love to frame our sofa with a twin set of these modern Tab floor lamps by Flos. Don’t worry, I will keep you posted on our apartment updates throughout the summer.

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Editorial Eclipse: Classics Continue

My obsession with classic dressing and investing in quality pieces receives constant fuel through inspiring editorials such as this one. Sasha Pivovarova proves that relaxed tailoring, comfortable footwear and no-fuss hair and makeup are indeed beautiful. In the July issue of Vogue UK, Kate Phelan styled some of my favorite pre-fall pieces with pointy-toe flats and slide sandals in head to toe monochrome looks. Classics continue to prove their importance in every woman’s wardrobe, but this editorial clearly shows there’s not much need for anything else.

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 To see the rest of the editorial, visit Visual Optimism.

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Must Have Summer Bag: Python Clutch

Nothing kicks off summer like dreaming of the perfect bag for the season. Ideally a transitional bag that can take you from walks in the park to fancy rooftop dinners. The python clutch does all of this and more. It adds an element of texture, color and print to any look, which is great for my mostly monochrome wardrobe. Pairs perfectly with a white cotton dress and just as easily with jeans and a tee.

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My obsession started with this Jil Sander style I found on ebay, and after doing a little research I found some more favorites. With the hefty price tags on these python bags, it’s a good thing this style withstands seasons and even years. My search continues for a more reasonably priced version, perhaps a vintage treasure. Let me know if you come across anything. What is your must have summer bag?

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Minimal Margiela Resort 2015

Minimal Margiela sounds like an oxymoron because the clothes from Maison Martin Margiela are never simple, always complex in their details, but I promise you, for Resort 2015 the house chose to pare things down slightly with a neutral color palette and minimal embellishment. Tailored separates, killer footwear and smart styling made the Margiela Resort 2015 collection one of my favorite in-between seasons to date.

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