Stine Goya is line that I am seeing everywhere from Madewell to Shopbop. Serena picked up this little number from Aquelarre in Culver City before heading to Austin to shoot at Tillies Resturant at Camp Lucy. The colors of this patchwork are so sophisticated, we knew tht it would make the perfect accompanyment to the incredible tile work in this space.
I have to confess; I am having a bit of a moment with Chicos right now. My daughter and wardrobe stylist gave me a tip last year that Chico’s was “actually pretty cool” and had been shopping there for years for her clients. As you know, I love a good challenge mixing my highs and my lows or in this case: my Chico’s and my Valentino’s 😉 Here I am last week doing JUST that!
You had us at no ironing needed! This blouse is just as flattering as it is wrinkle-free. A total bonus that the cotton fabric is enhanced with Stain Shield™ technology that repels oil-based and water-based stains (think ketchup, mayo, soda, WINE—you can say goodbye to those mishaps.) “Though it may not repel every single stain you encounter, it’s a fabulous feeling to have protection from some of those everyday oopsies.”
I decided to take my new blouse out on a test drive for lunch with a friend at the Oasis on Lake Travis. Here I am, wearing all of my favorite friends: Burberry, Hermes, Valentino and my newest friend Chico’s.
No fool here. I put my fancies aside before the test and took a fortifying sip of red wine.
Here we go with the test, but I wanted to make sure it was a good and honest spill.
And to our surprise, my Pinot Noir wiped right off of this blouse with a tap and some water!
Presto success I couldn’t believe my eyes. Traveling will be so much easier, and there is nothing like a tailored shirt to take a look up a notch. Just ask Carolina Herrera.
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Each year Pantone, the authority on color and it’s usage throughout branding and marketing, announces what THE color of the year will be. This year, Living Coral will be filling your shopping carts making it a bright and playful year for fashion. Living Coral is bright, eye-catching and bold – everything we plan to be this year as well!
Start incorporating vibrant Living Coral into your wardrobe today!
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When you think monochrome, do you think pink and red?
It seemed like a great time to give this trend a try with Valentines literally around the corner. This Chanel-esque cardigan jacket is from Chicos can you believe!? I cropped to fit my short torso and paired it with neutrals (Valentino and Chanel of course!). I think that pink and red is the ultimate color combo and can be worn from up-town to downtown, workday to night out, chic Chico’s to high fashion there are so many ways that you can mix this color combo into your routine. Be bold or pair the combo with neutral base as I did, the choice is yours.
Incorporate these pink and red pieces to freshen up your look this month.
Spring 2019 fashion is fun, flirty, sporty and chic. From Neons to Neutrals, Strong Silhouettes to Prairie Dresses, Ladylike handbags to waist bags, I am sure that you can take inspiration from these trends to refresh your spring wardrobe. Whether you are pulling from your archives, or shopping ready-to-wear here are trends that you’ll need to look for when you are creating your looks this Spring. Or getting inspired right now!
You heard me right! The animal print sensation that came to us last Fall is here and even stronger and more elegant than before.
I personally don’t think there is a chicer color combination than beige, white, blush and brown. This color palette is sophisticated and elegant and can take you
A micro trend that we saw last fall is taking a stronger stand for spring. Neons will move from just being an accessory and a pop to a full blown bold statement. Don’t be afraid to mix your colors and remember that when you are working within the same color hue there are no other rules!
My favorite type of “throw on” dress can still be recycled from Summers past. This spring, look for prairie dresses that are long sleeved, floor length and in soft florals and flowy fabrics. This romantic bohemian dress should be as demure as it is confident.
Accessories Are Extra! Extra!
There is a theme of extreme when it comes to the sizes of accessories this season. If a giant fringed sunhat is not in your future, might I recommend a teeny tiny ladylike handbag.
Sometimes it’s the most unexpected combinations that make lasting impressions. This is one of those lasting fashion moments…
I’m not going to lie, this was not the easiest of sales to get Sonia into this outfit. However, we both gravitated toward this amazing (and oh so soft and cozy) 80’s inspired faux fur mauve jacket at the same time and then something amazing happened. At that very moment, I had in my hands this amazing (pictured above) graphinc short sleeve sweater and knit houndstooth pants. This strange combination had all of the right elements to turn this outfit into a classic example of how to MIX PRINTS.
When color texture and Hugh come together in an epic and comfortable outfit, this would be that outfit!
Where to Buy:
While in Dallas last week, I was reacquainted with an amazing lifestyle store and women’s boutique Forty Five Ten. Conveniently located across the street from our fabulous hotel (read about the Joule Hotel here), Forty Five Ten is a 4 story boutique that offers fine dining on the terrace, men’s and women’s high fashion, a beautiful beauty counter with all the fixings, and curated pieces for your home.
If you can’t make it to Dallas for the experience that is Forty Five Ten, then you are in luck because they are online as well and currently having a sale. Below are my picks from their end of season sale that is up to 75% off! Have fun!
Stay: The Joule
On a recent trip to Dallas, we stayed at The Joule Hotel in the downtown Arts District. I can’t express our gratitude to all the people we came in contact with while we were there. From bellmen to housekeeping from restaurant staff to front desk everyone there has customer service as their priority.
The hotel in itself is a work of art. Housed in a Revitalized 1920s neo-gothic style bank building. Works of art are to be found everywhere including Andy Warhol, Richard Phillips, Tony Cragg, and many others. A bonus in the Lobby, the installation of beautifully detailed motorcycles by Robert Haas.
Shop: Taschen Bookstore
A Taschen library is housed in the complex. What a treat! And you can even schedule tea time there. Stroll around and shop the unique retail boutiques in the lobby as well.
You don’t have to go far for excellent food. It’s right inside the hotel. Try the pork chop at CBD. Awesome! And the bar scene is hopping at The Midnight Rambler downstairs.
Step outside for the best in fashion. Forty-Five Ten and the Neiman Marcus flagship store are right next door. Look around and be surprised but don’t poke the eye! The hotel staff will tell you stories about how that came about.
Shop: Forty Five Ten
We were reacquainted with an amazing lifestyle store and women’s boutique Forty Five Ten. Conveniently located across the street from our fabulous hotel. Forty Five Ten is a 4 story boutique that offers fine dining on the terrace, men’s and women’s high fashion, a beautiful beauty counter with all the fixings, and curated pieces for your home.
Bathroom Selfies with mi familia!
Lunch at Forty Five Ten was a TEN
If after a day at the state of the art spa you do feel like leaving the premises, the hotel car will take you anywhere within a five-mile radius. Our choice was dinner at Circo, where the most fabulous Italian food is handcrafted. We were greeted by the manager Casey Bunch and the beautiful Lauren Santagati from the White Rock Hospitality Group. Again, the service was impeccable. My Bolognese was so fantastic I didn’t even need a sprinkle of Parmesan on it! There is a first time for everything.
At The Joule Hotel Dallas, we were fortunate enough to stay in two different suites.
The two-story loft suite is 789 square feet and contains a downstairs living area with a full bath and a soaking tub and a superb bedroom bathroom combination overlooking the living area.
The Deluxe Suite was incredible with great views and a large living area. The incredible deluxe bathroom and beautiful bedroom. Were beautifully appointed with every detail thought out. They range from 750 to 1,000 square feet. Enough space for girls to have fun!
View from the top! Of the loft suite that is!
I can’t adequately express how wonderful our experience was. A Boutique Hotel (with everything that symbolizes) does not come close to describing our experience. In the end, it’s people who make the difference, and we are thankful for the joy, service, and attention the staff show to everyone daily.
Thank Mr. Headington for your vision. The Joule Hotel Dallas is just that.
Aging Gracefully: Owning My Power
The Fine Line Magazine asked women in their 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s to write short personal essays answering the question, What does aging gracefully mean to you? Each one is a window into the mental and physical lives of women as they grow older. This essay is by 66-year-old blogger Sonia Lovett, who wants to help other women stay in touch with their power as they age. Watch for more submissions all this month and submit your own essay to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The countdown has begun! If you’re anything like me, your schedule is jam-packed with Festive Holiday Parties. I’ve found myself at two just last Saturday night! With all of these social obligations, I’m sure that you are running out of fun party looks and costume changes. Allow me to inspire you with 5 of my favorite separates from this season’s shiny metallics, velvets, and lames. Whether you find you’re next look in your closet, your favorite vintage store or here with my hand-picked recommendations, I hope to inspire you to SHINE this holiday!
The Power Blazer
The Slinky Blouse
The Party Skirt
The Shiny Dress
The Statement Earring
Ponchos and shawls make an effortless transition into colder seasons and this lightweight collection from Lotta Stennson is no exception. They make wonderful layering pieces, or on their own as Hope Kauffman has captured here at my home in Montana. Lotta Stensson is one of our favorite collaborators. Serena and I have been champions of her work for years. When we were preparing for our multigenerational photoshoot I knew that I wanted to include pieces from Lotta’s Fall/Winter line of featherweight wool ponchos. I wanted to showcase her work in alignment with women of varying ages to show the natural beauty that we all encapsulate when we are comfortable in our skin. You may remember Lotta’s kaftans from earlier this year when we went on our Girl’s Trip to the Grand Cayman Islands. If you missed it you can check it out here.
In a sea of casual dressing be the one who came to WORK. Your look that is!
There’s a trend happening in fashion right now that is throwing it back to the good ol days of Power Dressing with a hint of Dynasty. It is put-together, polished, Ladylike and I love it! Dressing for the job you want (hello, CEO of your life) has never looked so good. Now is the perfect time to look through your closet for those “quirky” items you couldn’t part with and pair it with your favorite corporate separates.
Every outfit needs a good statement piece or in this case the more, the merrier! I paired this gorgeous silk printed blouse with my favorite things of the moment! Mom’s alligator bag, an 80’s inspired chain belt (I mean, WOW!) and my favorite leopard Kate Spade pumps.
I bought these pants over a decade ago at Intermix in Dallas. Serena and I have always been huge proponents of anything animal print and fell in love with the color of these pants. How could I ever let go of such a statement piece? They have a great 90’s bootleg that works so well with my Forever21 boots that seem to go with everything! I have always loved the structure of a blazer paired with an unexpected rock tee.
LadyLike in White
This suit feels so 70’s disco to me! I love the dichotomy of the oversized pants with a cropped printed top.
LadyLike Every Day
Polish up your statement tunic by belting it for a strong Lady Boss Look!
Top: Zara Belt: Vintage Celine Pants: Marc Jacobs Purse: Chanel