Summer Errands Never Looked So Good

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If you really want to trim the number of items in your closet, you have to shop mindfully and really think about the number of ways to wear an item.  Our Brigitte dress in magnolia is truly the dress you can wear all year long no matter where you live.  Lined in a stretch silk charmeuse it’s the dress you’ll want to wear all year long.  Here’s how we’d style our tunic for summer months.

 

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Who Doesn’t Love A Tunic

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With the spring comes drinks on the rooftop, baseball games or music in the park.  Most women don’t really have the time to change clothes in between events, but also don’t want to look like the woman who wears a suit to a baseball game.  The key is finding a good basic like a tunic dress that you can style up or down.  Our Brigitte is elevated enough to work in the most conservative offices, and simple enough that casual accessories like sneakers look just as good with it as a pair of stilettos.   That it’s made with an Italian virgin wool and lined with silk charmeuse, both with a touch of stretch for comfort, you won’t mind wearing this dress for twelve hours.

Shift Your Perspective

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If you want to make progress clearing out your overstuffed closet, the number one thing you have to do is buy pieces that are versatile.  Pieces that can be worn to the office and to a party.  The silhouette was inspired by Jackie Kennedy’s love of the shift dress.  It’s a matter of style, color and fabric.  Here is our Jackie dress which has been a rehearsal dinner wedding favorite.  The ruby silk wool elevates the simple silhouette so that all you need is to pair it with a sparkly pump and purse — and you are ready for any party.  At the office, it’s for our boss ladies who know that wearing red they are telling their colleagues they mean business.

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French Twist: The Brigitte

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The Parisian look is the perennial high-water mark of chic, and decidedly anti-fashion in some ways.

When it comes to fashion for the French, it’s all about simplicity: stick to neutrals, buy styles that best flatter your shape and invest in quality basics

Our Brigitte dress named for French fashion model and actress, Brigitte Bardot.

THE SHOPPING LIST

Red neck scarf

Red pumps or flats

Cat-eye sunglasses

New York Chic

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Red boots with so many things.”

That was a dictum from former editor, Diana Vreeland while at Vogue.

New Yorkers are known for their love of wearing all black. It’s a choice that’s as practical as it is chic. It’s also the perfect canvas when your outfit is all about the shoes.

THE SHOPPING LIST

The Diana skirt — The fit-and-flare skirt that takes you from day to night

Audrey II — A light weight silk jersey basic that is anything but basic

Red boots — The statement shoe because sometimes an outfit is all about the accessories

East Coast vs. West Coast Style: The Diana Cocktail

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In the U.S, most fashion trends originate from opposite ends of the country: New York and Los Angeles.

On the East coast, women from New York to Charleston tend to have a more polished and sleeker style. While the West has a much more casual, relaxed and sometimes funkier approach to fashion.  

THE SHOPPING LIST

The Diana Cocktail skirt

Breton striped top

Nude pumps

White tank top

Bold-colored booties

Wedding Style: One Dress, Three Ways — The Carmel

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When the wedding invites start flooding in even if you are not in the wedding the dollars start adding up. Here’s how you can style one dress for three different weddings.

Choosing a dress that has simple design like our fit-and-flare Carmel in a neutral shade dramatically increases its versatility.

If you are worried about re-wearing the same dress, you can tie a scarf around your shoulders or top it with a blazer or cardigan. The key is choosing memorable, but different accessories to change your look.

THE SHOPPING LIST

Silk scarf

Printed clutch purse

Pastel or bright, ladylike shoes

Pearl strands and studs

Jackie O. sunglasses

Modern vs. Classic Style: The Jackie Dress

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Whether you have a modern or more classic style clothing tends to feature: clean lines, sharp tailoring and simple designs.

The same dress can work for both, it’s all in how you accessorize that sets you apart.

THE SHOPPING LIST

Modern

Leopard booties

Jeweled clutch

Classic

Quilted handbag

Pearls

Patent pumps