Fall 2016: Velvet on Velvet

Loving this velvet vibe from my friend Mary-Paula. I pulled out my black velvet slim cigarette pants and paired with a plain white t-shirt and jean jacket. And in the closet -shopping mode pulled out my Velvet Leopard waist-coat jacket paired with wide leg high-waist black jeans and new ankle boots to pull the whole thing together. Especially original is using clip earrings as sparkly accents on her collar. Wow!  thanks M-P

Life's a Spritz

img_6428img_6434img_6461img_6473img_6391img_6383img_6375TGIF! It’s been a super busy week “day job” wise, as I’m juggling multiple freelance projects. All fun but demanding of my time. I had hoped to post a day or two ago, especially after the great shoot we had last weekend. And especially because I want to share some of my favorite fall fashion finds — pieces I know I (you?) will be wearing again and again. And will probably love just as much next year, too.

So unless you’ve been living on an atoll in the Indian Ocean you know VELVET is everything this fall. I’ve loved velvet since I was a kid — from my Madame Alexander doll dresses to ballet recitals to holiday party dresses. It’s lush, plush, and simply perfect for colder weather. I had my eye on these Blue Velvet Booties the moment I saw them, backorder drama notwithstanding. They are simply sublime. The…

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Fall 2016: Cozy Cabin Chic

Shop your closet. It’s a smart thing. And then add some fab pieces like my friend MP does. Such a chic chick. And love her dog Bowie such a rock star…

Life's a Spritz

img_5915img_5911img_5912img_5924img_5932img_5971img_6020img_6026img_6027img_6028We have a log cabin nestled on 101 mountain acres in the Adirondacks. Dream come true? You bet ya.  My husband Chris has been hiking up there since he was 16. I think it was on our second date that he suggested we go up and climb a 46er. Flash forward a few months later to a rainy, cold, almost gale like October, and we were on the way up Gothics — aka pretty damn scary. Chalk it up to being fit, foolish, feisty and 20-something but climb my first 46er I did. And after a hot shower and some craft beer, I fell in love with this most magical spot in the world. We’ve never looked back. Though we’ve kept our Keene Valley Real Estate agents busy for years…and years…as we searched for the perfect property.

Buying our cabin meant a massive life change, in that we sold…

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