3 Ways to Style An Embellished Statement Coat

3 Ways to Style An Embellished Statement Coat

I hate to be the one to mention it, but the holidays are just around the corner. As we start to plan our fall menus and family activities, we also begin to plan the fun stuff: our holiday outfits! A statement piece that will take me well into the New Year is an overcoat that I found on the Chicos website. This faux-pearl embellished jacket adds just enough flair to any outfit. Whether you’re dressing it up or down, this overcoat will be my go-to this holiday season (and beyond!)

I put together some staple outfits for you to be inspired by. I hope you enjoy it.

The casual side of things. Take your dressy coat out for a daytime spin. Jeans or slacks booties or sneakers it’s all good. 

Don’t let the fancy look of this jacket fool you. There are several ways you can wear it on a daily. Stay tuned for the casual side of this great coat ….. 

Here I have my Chicos Faux-Pearl Embellished Jacket paired with a wrap dress that I found on Choosey, layered with my favorite white skinnies and pastel Valentino Rock Studs

Night out. What do you throw over your LBD? This fabulous pearl embellished coat works like a dream!

How I’m Wearing My Favorite Fall Staple | Camel Leggings

How I’m Wearing My Favorite Fall Staple | Camel Leggings

Every season I get excited to dust off some old favorites and this Fall is no exception. One of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe for fall/winter is these Ralph Lauren camel suede leggings that I got a few seasons past (on a discount of course!). I love to come up with fresh ways to keep them relevant and this season I will be bringing the ladylike back with a classic pussy-bow blouse! I’m keeping the look less stuffy by finishing it off with a cheeky printed bootie in contrasting print. It all works because we stay in the same color family, In this case, the camel and green tones feel very earthly. But you could certainly spice up the look with a hot pink pop like those amazing Paris Texas booties linked below! Let me know what you think!



Belted Long Wool-Blend Wrap Coat




Cascade Collar Double Face Wool & Cashmere Coat



BRITTA mid-length double-face wool coat


Pussy-bow floral-print silk blouse

$910 Now $364 Save 60%


pussy bow blouse



Pussy-bow printed silk-chiffon blouse

$ 346

 $ 990


Faux Suede Motorcycle Leggings



Faux-Suede Laser-Cut Leggings



Stretch Suede Skinny Pant



Paris Texas

Metallic Snakeskin-Print Leather Stiletto Booties


Maisie Bootie




leopard print booties


How To Wear White After Labor Day

How To Wear White After Labor Day

I am throwing the adage that you can’t wear white after labor day right out of the window.
After all, what is more refreshing than a white pallet? It pops in nature and on you. For me, the chicest dressing is in neutrals; a great example is Aurela-Fashionista.
As I have gotten older, I have started to play and be more confident with color, but In the end, I always go back to my roots. Neutrals are the backbone of every well-edited wardrobe, and white is the key to adding crispness and light into any ensamble. Of course, keeping it pristine is challenging while I am in Montana for the summers. But if my sister can take them on Safari, we can manage in our daily lives.

Whitefish Travel Guide | Where The Locals Go To Eat, Sleep and Shop in Whitefish, MT

Whitefish Travel Guide | Where The Locals Go To Eat, Sleep and Shop in Whitefish, MT

In my home here in Montana I have a lot of acreages a gorgeous home and a huge lake to play in. But up the road about 25 minutes there is a lovely little town called Whitefish. It has a pristine ski area quaint shopping and great restaurants; though I love the privacy and space in my neck of the woods, I feel fortunate to have this little town up the road. Just enough, not too much.


The Farmhouse Inn

& Kitchen

28 Lupfer Ave. 
Whitefish, MT 59937
(406) 862-4211

Great for lunch, this quaint bed and breakfast pulls out all of the stops on cuteness! The family-run farm to table Inn & Cafe offers three rooms that you can rent nightly and a seasonal menu of locally sourced ingredients.


The Peerman Family has poured so much love into this space; you can taste it. They have left no detail out, all the way down to the hand made bath products that they sell in their gift shop.

The Cafe offers light and delicious meals while you’re touring the town of Whitefish or on your way to Glacier National Park. They are now serving breakfast and lunch.

Whitefish Lake Restaurant

1200 U.S. 93 N.
Whitefish, MT 59937
(406) 862-5285

The Whitefish Lake Golf Course is a public golf course with surprisingly delicious food. Watch the golfers tee off and cool off the summers day with a refreshing Stigler and smoked trout appetizer.


3824 Big Mountain Rd. 
Whitefish, MT 59937
(406) 862-6098

Cafe Kandahar has distinguished itself as the premier dining destination in Northwest Montana. Be prepared for an unparalleled dining experience, located inside Kandahar Lodge at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Check their website for their hours and specifics as they are open in the summer and winter seasons only.


Whitefish Lodge 

1380 Wisconsin Ave. 
Whitefish, MT 59937
(406) 863-4000

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake is a Four Star Luxury Resort that offers year-round family adventures such as skiing, boating and hiking. Inspired by the grand lodges of the past, with all the conveniences of the present, The Lodge has returned a sense of leisure and grace to the Montana travel experience. Surrounded by mountains with the pristine waters of Whitefish Lake, the Lodge has all the amenities of a full-service resort hotel.


650 E 3rd St. 
Whitefish, MT 59937
(406) 863-1900

The Firebrand Hotel brings urban sophistication and service combined with the atmosphere and adventurous style of Northwest Montana’s rugged landscapes. The Firebrand’s premier location in downtown Whitefish positions you steps away from world-class dining and nightlife options and within easy access to golfing, Whitefish Lake, trails and skiing at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Hop in a car, and you’ll shortly arrive at the gateway to Glacier National Park.



215 Central Ave. #2 
Whitefish, MT 59937
(406) 862-6848

Explore distinctive jewelry and one-of-a-kind furnishings crafted by artisans from around the world at Saparri. This eclectic bohemian market is filled with housewares, exotic accessories gift and clothing. There is a little something for everyone here.

Dick Idol Gallery 

238 Central Ave. 
Whitefish, MT 59937
(406) 862-5070

The Dick Idol Signature Gallery in downtown Whitefish blends the rustic spirit of Old World Western art with Contemporary Spirit. The gallery is run by the contemporary western artist, and son of Dick Idol, Colt and his wife, Jen. We have several pieces from this gallery, and I love Colt’s vibrant use of color and the size of his pieces.


100 Central Ave. Suite 101
Whitefish, MT 59937
(406) 730-1523

Harlette carries a mix of classic looks with a playful edge. Great jeans, flirty dresses, cool tee shirts, fun jewelry, is the esthetic at Harlette. You’ll find current and upcoming brands and designers like for Love of Lemons, Band of Gypsys, Zadig & Voltaire, to name a few.

Le Marche

214 E 2nd St. Suite 103 
Whitefish, MT 59937
(406) 862-3762

Explore their market of thoughtfully curated products that inspire a life well-lived. Enjoy fresh coffee and pastries from the Boudoir Bar as you shop their unique selection of women’s and children’s clothing, beauty & home products, giftables, and more.

Dancing with the Stars | Mental and Physical Health after 60

Dancing with the Stars | Mental and Physical Health after 60

Recently I had the opportunity to meet and support friends at a competitive sport new to me: Ballroom dancing. I never realized how rewarding and physical it could be. Not only do you have to remember all the steps, learn to coordinate, and have excellent lung capacity, you have to do it all at once!

When Net-A-Porter AND The Fine Magazine both have articles on dancing, you know you’re on the right track.

In the Net-A-Porter article “The Happiness Swerve,” there is a section titled “Learn to Dance”. It talks about a Harvard medical study that shows learning a new skill fundamentally improves your brain health. According to the study, any form of dancing that requires coordination can improve mental sharpness and (even more fascinating) can help protect the brain against the early onset of dementia.
What more motivation would we need to get out there and shake our tail feathers!

I met people in their 80’s and beyond enjoying the camaraderie that comes from music and dancing. Here are just a few of my stars in action.

Approximately two years ago, Victoria started competitive ballroom dancing. Here she is performing her winning Paso Doble.

Virginia is 91 and still going strong! I mean, look at the size of that trophy!

Anita is a 99-year-old winner of the dance competition. 

Murrey is in his 80’s and as happy as can be.

My Dear Friend Victoria! The Paso Doble and All Round Winner! Victoria took up dancing to relieve stress. Not only is she an incredibly successful businesswoman, she knows that relieving stress is one of the most important things you can do for long and healthy life. She gives her stress reduction 100%, just like everything she does. It shows in her work, her hobbies and her friends. She is an excellent example for all of us.

Well, a flirt at any age is a joy!

To sum up my trip, I met lovely people of all ages with a joie de vivre, which is sadly lacking at times. When we get stuck in our ways and reclusive, it could be hard to get out of that rut. The first step is not allowing ourselves to get there, but if you are, let a friend take you out and experience a new adventure. Say yes to life, and that could be at your closest dance studio. Just remember everyone has a left foot. 🤪