Time to Pack…

Heading to my Shangri-La on Wednesday.

I have always had a love affair with New York City.

I used to go there with my mother at Christmas, it is our special place.

As a little girl I dreamed of living there when I grew up-

as an artist, a museum curator, a fashion designer.

Didn’t happen!

Luckily, I am now able to travel to New York for work.

I am traveling with one of my “besties”!

She is letting me tag along on another Poppy’s buying trip.

We always have a wonderful time,

a little work (actually a lot but it doesn’t feel like work),

lots of vino and good laughs!

The Big Apple better watch out!

What to pack….

1. A great bag

Tom Ford Medium Petra Bag

2. Cozy shirt for traveling

J. Crew Denim Shirt

3. Easy layers to wear to market

It is freezing in there.

Pretty Top and a Blazer

4. Great Pair of Jeans.

I love these a little worn paired with the Chanel Inspired Blazer

J. Crew Skinnies- Love

3. Comfy Ballet Flats for lots of walking 

I really hate flats but for these I’ll make an exception

Christian Louboutin Ballet Flats

4. Great Day to Night Outfit-

Dressy blouse paired with a blazer and some edgy jewels

I love this look.

4.  Something for dinner and possibly dancing…

Love the Sparkle…

5. Some Kick Ass Shoes

Giuseppe Zanotti Metal Counter Sandals

6. And of course a little inspiration.

Happy Shopping!

New White Rules…

I know Labor Day has passed but do not put away your white jeans just yet!

I love my white jeans allll winter.

With my riding boots. With big slouchy sweaters. With a structured tweed blazer and a great scarf.

My other fall and winter must haves….

Winter white slacks, wool coat and pencil skirts with opaque tights.

Happy Shopping!

You Ask For It, You Get It!

Ok, sooooo – I was asked to speak to a women’s organization about Fall Trends.

I am very excited about it. I do two things very well.

1. Talk

2. Talk about Clothes/Shopping/Trends

So I hope that I am not spoiling the discussion but I started putting my ideas together.

This may be a two or three blog process but here is a start to fall trends.

So you know, I don’t always like ALL of the trends out there.

These are the trends that I can see easily fitting into my wardrobe as well as my friends and clients wardrobes.

Fall Trends to Buy….

1. LEATHER – I keep repeating myself but this may be my fav.

Leather leggings, Leather trimmed blazer, Leather skirt.

“The more appealing woman has a bit of an edge to her that makes her alluring.”

2. Dresses/Suits – Yes, the Mad Men look is still in.

I love a form fitting dress or a beautifully tailored suit with sheer hose and a pair of super high heels.

A great addition to your work wardrobe or for all my ladies who lunch.

Prim Appeal with an Urban Edge.

3. Peplum – I love anything with a peplum.

I think they hide a multitude of flaws.

4. Military Jackets – Anything double breasted.

This will look great with jeans for the weekend or dressed with a great pair of slacks for work.

I love this Free People Military Jacket- it hits on all of the trends double breasted, peplums, and cable knit

I especially like anything army green. It is one of my favorite colors to wear.

5. Western Wear – Anything with suede, shearling or denim.

This is definitely an easy trend. I love this denim shirt from j.crew. It would look great with the leather skirt or leather leggings.

Or a great boucle skirt for casual Friday.

These booties are really cute. Be careful with this trend.

My suggestion is unless you are 6 feet tall with skinny skinny long legs buy them a little more narrow at the top so your skinny jeans with lay just over the top of them. If they are wider at the top and you tuck your jeans into them they will make your legs look shorter and stumpier.

And noooooone wants this!

Happy Shopping, I’ll be back with more fall trends shortly!