Lookbook: Black & White

Our last night in Paris, we did not have formal dinner reservations and wanted to do something a bit more low-key. We took a recommendation from a local Parisian for the best rooftop views at the Hotel Raphael Terrace (a hidden gem, he said). Rooftop garden with a champagne bar and stunning views of all of Paris, including the nearby Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower - seriously perfect. After drinks, we went for dinner at the classic brasserie/piano bar Closerie des Lilas, and then ended the night listening to the DJ at the scene-y Hotel Costes.

For a more casual evening out, I wore one of my go-to outfits: a solid silk camisole, skinny jeans, heels and Chanel bag. I had been wanting this jacket for awhile and it was sold out at Bergdorf's in black; luckily, I spotted it at the Isabel Marant boutique on Avenue Victor Hugo! 

Saint James Hotel Paris Lobby
Hotel Raphael Paris Rooftop
Eiffel Tower View
La Closerie des Lilas
Black & White Isabel Marant

TIBI SILK CAMISOLE  //  ETOILE ISABEL MARANT JACKET (black sold out), SIMILARSIMILAR, SIMILAR  //  J.BRAND JEANS  //  PRADA SUNGLASSES  //  CHANEL BAG (not sold online), SIMILAR, SIMILAR  //  CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN HEELSSIMILAR

We Love: The Shirtdress

The shirtdress is so prevalent this season, and can be found in every iteration from a crisp, cotton sleeveless style to a flowy, silk version with long sleeves. How cute is this fringed style by Derek Lam 10 Crosby or this dainty floral print silk version by Equipment? We love them all, but are especially partial to a classic white style as they are are so versatile and can be taken from day to night, the epitome of summer chic. Check out some more of our top picks below and ideas on how to accessorize! 

Olivia Palermo, Hannah Bronfman and Blair Eadie

Olivia Palermo, Hannah Bronfman and Blair Eadie

How to Style a Shirtdress

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What to Wear: Mother's Day

Now that so many of our favorite designers have added childrenswear to their roster (Milly, Lilly Pulitzer, Oscar de la Renta, Dolce & Gabbana, Chloe- to name a few), we simply cannot resist the selection of adorable mother and daughter outfits! We cannot think of a better time to dress like your little fashionista than on Mother's Day. Unfortunately, neither of us have a little girl to dress up as our minis - we can't help but dream! 

Mommy and Me

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Lookbook: Little White Dress

This season, white is everywhere, in all forms and in all textures. One of our spring essentials is the little white dress - such a versatile piece which can be dressed down for day and up for evening, and worn for an endless string of occasions. Here, I'm wearing an asymmetric white eyelet dress. To add a little edge to this otherwise girly dress, I accessorized with long beaded tassel earrings and nude platform sandals. I apologize that these sandals have shown up in all of my posts lately - a true testament to packing light on my recent trip to Florida!

White Dress
White Dress

Dress: Lilly Pulitzer, similarsimilar. //  Earrings: Oscar de la Renta  //  SandalsPradasimilarsimilar. //  Handbag: Louis Vuitton.

Lookbook: Hot Pink Dress

It's no secret that I love hot pink, so when I spotted this dress at Calypso, it was a must. The delicate gold embroidery and sequin detail gives the dress a very worldly feel, as if it could have been picked up on a trip to Marrakech. With the vibrant color and embellishment, the dress is the pièce de résistance, so I kept my jewelry minimal and accessories neutral. Perfect for a dinner party at our friend's home in Palm Beach!

Hot Pink Dress
Hot Pink Dress.jpg

Dress: Calypso St. Barth. //  SandalsPradasimilarsimilar. //  Handbag: Louis Vuitton.

Trends: Gingham

This spring gingham is back. Designers like Michael Kors, Altuzarra and Oscar de la Renta have put a modern twist on this preppy print. It's a great addition to an outfit. Like any print, less is more. A head to toe gingham look is best left on the runway. Take one piece and pair it with a solid. We've put together a selection of a few favorites! 

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Lookbook: Spring Neutrals

Considering yesterday's snowstorm in the northeast, it is still a bit early to be dressing for spring! Nonetheless, I thought I'd provide a little spring inspiration from our recent trip to Palm Beach.  This was a great day-to-evening look that I wore for afternoon shopping along Worth Avenue (more to come on that later) and then dinner at Bice. One of my favorite, and most versatile, wardrobe essentials is a little tailored jacket that can be worn over the most basic pieces to add a bit of polish and pull the look together. Here, I paired a classic ivory tweed jacket from my days at Oscar with white jeans and a white tank top. To complement the white and ivory, I kept my accessories neutral - nude platform sandals and a ladylike top-handle bag in blush. As winter is (hopefully) about to start winding down, this is the perfect time to start working these light neutrals into your wardrobe!  

Spring Neutrals

Jacket: Oscar de la Renta, similarsimilar.  //  Jeans: J.Brand.  //  SandalsPrada, similar, similar. //  Handbag: Louis Vuitton.

Trends: A Modern Take on 70's Bohemian

In case you missed it, one of our favorite Fairfield County, CT blogs, Fairfieldista, featured an article we did on one of our favorite spring trends, the 70's-inspired bohemian look. Fairfieldista is a great resource for local events, family activities, restaurants, and of course, fashion!

This spring, there is a huge 1970’s influence with classic bohemian pieces re-imagined in a modern way. Suede is prevalent on everything from sleeveless dresses and trench coats to cross-body bags and lace-up sandals. Fringe is also big and can be seen gracing handbags, jackets and even long skirts. Another key component of this overarching theme is the maxi dress, done in flowing silks and chiffons in beautiful, rich prints. For footwear, wedges, platforms and gladiators are everywhere.

How to wear this trend without feeling like it’s too overdone? The trick to keeping the look modern is to choose one statement piece and keep the rest of your look simple and sleek. For example, ground a long gypsy-style dress with simple strappy sandals. If you’d like to try a suede jacket with fringe, pair with high-waisted jeans and a solid cotton sweater or tank and sleek wedges. Accessories are a great way to add a hint of bohemian flair. Wear a simple, chic outfit and go all out with a fabulous pair of lace-up gladiators or fringe cross-body bag.

As just seen gracing countless runways from New York to Milan, this trend has staying power and will continue through fall.

70's Bohemian

70's Bohemian

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