Love is a Camel Coat

Love is a Camel Coat

I just finished watching my favorite holiday movie, Trading Places, when I was inspired to put together this outfit. The girlfriend of one of the main characters, as portrayed by Kristin Holby and Dan Aykroyd respectively, has the most preppy, Brooks Brothers-laden wardrobe that would cause even season one Blair Waldorf to turn green in [...]

Nothing Leopard, Nothing Gained

Nothing Leopard, Nothing Gained

Same skirt I wrote about and posted yesterday, albeit in a different colorway. When you find something that comes in your (tall) size and actually fits, you just have to buy all of the palatable color options. Yes, it is an old (circa 2013) skirt, but I love breaking out old school styles. They are [...]

Thrill of the Hunt

Thrill of the Hunt

When I was approached by Macy's Backstage earlier in the summer in regards to their new location at King of Prussia, I did my online research. Unlike its Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Neiman Marcus counterparts, Macy's Backstage does not have an online merchant presence. Rather, it is more like a T.J.Maxx or Marshall's, in [...]

I am Sam

I remember my first brush with Kate Spade. I read about the brand in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Vanity Fair. They were such aspirational publications and I could never possibly be as chic as the women for which those magazines were intended. Later on there was Lucky magazine, which seemed so much more relatable that the [...]

Floral Diplomacy

Floral Diplomacy

I just love Milly New York. Since the label's inception in the mid-aughts, Michelle Smith has served up plum next level designs made in New York. How is that for a great American brand? And more than a decade before the president made a *thing* about it, albeit while not following it himself. (We all [...]

Saying Goodbye: Kate Spade x Beyond Yoga

I wrote about the Kate Spade x Beyond Yoga collaboration last winter. I didn't love wearing it during yoga (especially during chatarungas), but I do love wearing it not while working out. True athleisure, emphasis on the leisure. Unfortunately after several seasons, the collaboration between Kate Spade and Beyond Yoga is reaching it's end. Luckily, I score [...]