This past weekend, I was thrilled to be a featured blogger at the Lovely Happenings event (aka a fun day filled with bloggers and NYC local business giving their best take on fashion, beauty, food and lifestyle presentations – not to mention about 100 gorgeous guests). Although fashion is my main forté I thought it would be fun to share a spring cocktail demo that guests could learn to make themselves (and then promptly enjoy) on the spot.
I’ve worn this striped linen dress at least once a week since I picked it up earlier this season. It’s impossibly comfortable (and it doesn’t wrinkle!) and just heavy enough weight to make it work for these cool spring mornings when paired with a light jacket.
I’ve been working these past couple of years to build a wardrobe that feels classic but not boring, modern but not dated, and largely interchangeable for day or night, work or play. All of the pieces I’m wearing meet those discerning requirements. Last Summer I often paired this pinstripe top with a pencil skirt at the office, but this past weekend I pulled it back out for a date night with a faux-leather mini skirt instead. Which I last paired with sneakers and a crewneck sweatshirt for brunch. And these elastic strap heels have been paired with everything from ripped denim to floral dresses. See what I mean?
Mark your calendars – Mother’s Day is Sunday May 8th. And besides a phone call to tell her you love her (or if possible an in-person hug) – it’s nice to pick up a little something special that says ‘thanks Mom’. When it comes to finding a Mother’s Day gift, I think you can go one of two ways. Either something completely practical (a classic leather carryall toteor the most perfectly flattering light coral lipstick) that she’ll use constantly orrrr something completely frivolous that she wouldn’t normally buy for herself (a luxe perfume set or whimsical candle holders) that will be sure to put a smile on her face. I’ve rounded up a little bit of both.