Remember when just a couple of years ago the big trend in jewelry was the “statement necklace”? Big, chunky necklaces that stood out because they were oversized. One was all you needed. Well, now, it’s the opposite! Layered jewelry is the look of the moment. The necklaces are delicate and are usually combined in twos and threes for a statement, but one that is more subtle than what you get with one large necklace. The thing that I love about this look is it’s ability to go anywhere and be worn with anything. They are at once dressy but casual, edgy but classic. They look equally good with a dress, a suit, or a t-shirt and jeans. In fact, I love them best with a white men’s style shirt and loose distressed boyfriend jeans. The jewelry dresses up the casualness of the jeans, while the jeans take the necklaces down so they don’t come off too dressy. To help you get an idea of the look, here are a few photos to inspire.
Today is Mother’s Day so, of course, my thoughts are of all the mothers out there. Though it is possibly the most important job any of us will ever do, it is also one of the hardest. There are no instructions, rule books, feedback panels or anything else to tell us how we are doing. We just have to do the best we can with what we have. So for those mothers out there, know that what you do is important. And it is appreciated (sometimes much later, but nonetheless). Celebrate this day honoring mothers and take a moment to not only appreciate your own mother, but to celebrate the job you do every day. For truly, the mothering of your children shapes the generation to come.
Originally I had another “favorite” planned for today, but then something happened when I was talking to my hairdresser today. I mentioned One Kings Lane and she said, “What is that?” Wow! I was shocked. I thought everyone had heard of One Kings Lane by now. Apparently I was wrong! So that is why I decided to write about one of my very favorite places to shop online. This website is a retail site that has “flash” sales, that is to say, sales that only last a certain amount of time, usually 72 hours. Each sale features everything from designer furniture, lighting, bedding, and decor to jewelry and gift items. Each day several new sales are announced and you can sign up for emails so that you get them each day or as often as you want to be alerted. Originally when I first joined (you need to set up an account; it’s free), most of their sales were new items with a few vintage items here and there. However, now I would say it’s at least as much vintage as new, maybe even more (which I love!) OKL is also a great source for inspiration. Their merchandising and photography is amazing. They make everything look great! And their curated “themed” sales are truly inspiring. Pin-worthy, I would say.
The Met Gala, the annual “Oscars of Fashion”. This annual event is huge. Formerly the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, the event is an annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute in New York City. This night is a true star-studded event and is considered to be one of, if not the, most exclusive social event of the year in New York. It is the fashion industry’s premiere red carpet event, their “Oscars.” This is one night where the out-there, wild, and plain jaw-dropping are not only acceptable, they are encouraged. There were some very out-there dresses this year, however, I went with those who were a little more classic, while still being interesting. Here are the women I thought were the five best dressed for 2015….
Spring has sprung! At least here. Hot as heck one day, and breezy and cool the next (sometimes both in the same day!), that is a typical spring in L.A. I wanted to talk about Spring trends for 2015 and share with you a few that I think are more wearable, and as such, have potentially more staying power. One thing I never want to do is go out and buy something(s) that will only last the one season! Frustrating and wasteful. So here goes…..
Integrity. That is something we don’t hear much about anymore. But it is something I believe is very important. And it’s most definitely a value I am trying to teach to my children. Of course, it’s not always easy to explain to them what it truly means. It means being honest, yes. It means having character, yes. But there is more to it than that. There is an elusiveness about it, a quality that is as unexplainable as it is important. Yet we know it when we see it, don’t we?