Fashion

NOW + LATER

Fashion August 12th, 2014 — by:

Master the tricky end of summer wardrobe by purchasing classic items that work both now and later. Check out some of our favorite transitional pieces for any season. 

Throw this luxurious cashmere poncho on after a dip in the ocean or wear it with jeans when the temperature starts to dip.

This denim dress is adorable with beachy jewelry and flip flops, but we also think it’s perfect with booties and a great fall bag.

Few things says transition like a peep toe bootie. The Celia from Peter Nappi is perfect for fall, but if you cant wait until then it always works with a sundress or white jeans!

The artist shirt is breezy enough for warm weather, but will look equally chic with your new fall vest.

 

Jewelry is always the perfect “in between” purchase. We cant get enough of the wood and citrine combo on these stylish Bounkit earrings.

 

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Stack ‘Em Up

Fashion August 4th, 2014 — by:

A lot of trends come and go, but the one that appears to be sticking is all about stacking! More is definitely more when it comes to bracelets these days, so get in on the look with some of our favorite stack worthy finds.

Hand-turned, black horn beads with ancient turquoise and soft, goat leather leather tassel. We love the horn patina, which will only deepen with wear to create that coveted well loved look. 

The diamond bar bracelets by Martha Ackerman are dainty and sparkly. The pave diamond bar gives the right amount of glitter to any stack.

Red Ruby Rouge’s beaded bracelets have beautiful agate slices to add some serious interest to an otherwise simple design. The soft color of the amazonite version makes it a front runner with the editors’.

S. Carter was stacking before it was cool. These python and diamond wrap bracelets give an edgy look to any ensemble.

For a less conventional look we recommend Seraphine Designs’ multicolored cuffs. Pick your own color combo for a look that is truly your own.

Create an instant stack with the triple stack collection from Blessings in Disguise. We’re suckers for labradorite, and this trio is no exception.

The only thing better than a stack is a stack with a tassel. House of Lavande hits the nail on the head again with this spunky but classic tassel bracelet.

Antique Ming Dynasty hand-carved agate orbs are the focal point of this beautiful bracelet. They are accented with two diamond roundels and ancient mammoth ivory beads. Perfection with a past. 

 

Borrowed from the Boys

Fashion July 28th, 2014 — by:

One of the hottest trends for 2014 pulls from his closet instead of hers. Check out a few of our favorite  menswear inspired looks in time for fall!

Helmut Lang’s Ember Blazer is the perfect example. Long jersey sleeves add a sporty twist to a crepe jacket with a curved, uneven hem.

The Sloane Loafer by Susan van der Linde is part menswear, part upper east side prep. We love the colors… mango, kiwi and beige.

One look at Karen Hemphill’s cufflinks and you’ll be a french cuff convert.

Anxious to try the trend now? Then Anatomie’s Meshina Blazer is just the piece.

Smythe’s Tuxedo Pants feature a wider leg with a slimming velvet stripe down the side. A great way to blend in with the boys at a more formal occasion.

Feeling a bit more adventurous? We’re all in love with Res Ipsa’s Wool Loafers made from Turkish rugs. Each pair is one of a kind and the perfect conversation starter.

 

High Heel Praise

Fashion July 21st, 2014 — by:

High Heel Heaven has us thinking about shoes of the highest variety. The book really says it best…. “From classic to tribal and luxe to vintage, there is a shoe out there to fit every foot and this joyous celebration highlights some of the most exquisite examples of high heels you could ever wear or covet.”

Take a walk on the wild side with these Aperlai sandals in a funky print with yellow laces.

These versatile, fashion forward heels are great for now… and later. Wear them now with a little white dress or later with skinny jeans and a great blazer.

When Elvis sang about blue suede shoes he’d clearly never laid eyes on these funky green velvet pumps. These fashion forward stunners will definitely turn a few heads!

 

We love a good d’Orsay pump. This point toe suede version by Vince is about as classic as it gets. An absolute wardrobe staple.

Cinderella doesn’t have anything on Susan van der Linde’s Glass Slingback. This blast from the past is making a comeback.

The Celia by Peter Nappi is another shoe that is great for now and later. We love the chunky heel, antiqued silver buckle and hand stitched front.

Boys of Summer

Fashion July 15th, 2014 — by:

Grab your shades, cap and swimtrunks and celebrate what’s left of summer with these classic accessories.

This preppy cap has Nantucket and Tuckernuck Islands needlepointed on the front. Perfect for lounging on the beach at your summer home.

La Matera’s belts are known for gracing the polo fields. This is a look that you’re likely to spot on Prince William or Nacho Figueras… not exactly bad company!

Tee off in style with these golf balls and tees on your shirt cuffs. These silver cufflinks are ideal for the golf lover who wants to be reminded of the peace and quiet of the golf course even when he’s trapped in his day time suit far away from the greens. 

These Gant Swim Trunks are a classic plaid and perfect for a day on the beach or an afternoon at the pool.

Persol is an Italian eyewear company known for its trademark arrow and flexible stems. These Crystal Suprema shades are sleek and masculine.

These round monogrammed wooden cufflinks are made of etched solid maple and stainless steel. The mixed materials create the perfect cufflink– both durable and lightweight. We think the monogram gives them a sophistical touch.

Peter Nappi’s Amedeo shoes are the item that we recommend now that will carry you into fall.

Summer also means wedding season. We recommend standing out with a Guinea Fowl feather tie in a classic black and white.

 

Gingham all but screams summer. This Armstong and Wilson pocket square is a preppy light blue gingham, trimmed in a festive orange and accented with a masculine wooden button.