the body issue

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Hot topic. We could go on and on and on. Here is a much abbreviated post.

I love fashion. Most high fashion looks best on thin thin women. As much as I love great clothes I love food and fitness as well.

How to make it work? Find balance with regular exercise. For the body and mind. Eat for pleasure in the company of family and friends. Being healthy helps you feel better on challenging days. Choose and wear clothes that work for you. Everyone is different.

LOVE ESPN’s the BODY issue. Check it out for inspiration. http://espn.go.com/espn/bodyissue

Yes, that is my right foot with surgery scar from marathon training and running in my late twenties. Note Chanel nail colour in Vertigo, still strong and loving life at forty-seven.

scarf as halter

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During these dog days of summer one of my favorite ways to wear a scarf is as a halter. Very easy to do. You can be fancy with an Hermes scarf ring or just use any ring you happen to have around or are currently wearing. Here are step by step instructions using a 35″ square scarf:

Fold scarf in half to form a triangle. Take your ring and slide down top point of the triangle you formed. Separate the top into two ties. Tie around your neck and fasten with a square knot. Take other two points and tie around your waistline with a square knot in back. Adjust the neckline and square knot in back so you are most comfortable. Keep in mind the larger the scarf the longer the hem of your intended halter. If wearing high-waisted pants feel free to tuck the bottom of the scarf into the waistband of your pants for a more fitted look and if desired add a thin belt.

Must be the heat. Had a very tough time uploading these photos tonight. Had many more but iPhoto and MacBook were just not cooperating. Hope you get the gist of it.

Stay cool.

Both scarves, Worth New York Spring Summer 2012. Jeans, Lily Pulitzer, very old.

 

stella and cleaning all day as workout

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Sunday July 15th. So happy to be in the country with bucket and rags. Feels good to get down and clean all day. Added bonus is the workout time. Scrub like you mean it.

Two breaks today included time by the pool to read the New York Times and a 45 minute hill walk with husband and dogs. Wore Stella McCartney shorts- LOVE her workout gear and am super happy to hear she will be debuting a line of body-wear, or underpinnings as today’s SundayStyles section referred to it. Will be called simply, Stella, and debuts in August. Visit www.stellamccartney.com for more info.

In photos Stella McCartney shorts Nike running shoes and Nike Napa Running Company tee.

 

say yes

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Sometimes against logical reason you just need to say yes. This purple snakeskin clutch purchased over one year ago at an unbelievable sale price even when I was feeling flat broke and not needing anything? Yes. It has become one of my favorite bags. Pretty much paid considerably less than the sales tax on a big name bag. I love it and am so glad I said yes even though all other brainwaves were telling me to resist, hard.

So, why I am writing this? Here is the lifestyle piece tied in with the fashion piece: as a recruiter, trainer, mentor and sales person by profession I am encouraging you to take the leap- jump in- pull the trigger. It’s not always safe but so worth the experience. I have said yes so many times and it has led me to unbelievable experiences. Scary? Yes. Uncertain? Yes. Believe in my dreams? Yes. Glad I do? Even though painful at times, Yes.

Happy Friday.

In photos, tank Parker, jeans DL1950, sunglasses Oliver Peoples, bag Worth New York.

boston is moore

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Two days in Boston MA in mid-July. Stopped in at Neiman Marcus, Barney’s and Dior and felt a bit lonely. Don’t get me wrong, everything was gorgeous and beautiful but I was missing a connection. In days full of seeming connectivity through all social media I was missing the relationship factor while browsing. When in Boston and looking for a personalized luxurious shopping experience, check in with Diana Moore. She will instantly ‘get you’ and provide custom service and attention to your professional and down time wardrobe needs. Contact her at www.dianamoore.net.

Herein are a few photos from her Newbury Street show space.

 

 

 

worked overtime

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This dress has it going on and works overtime. Traveled in a duffel bag folded up small and met the summer street heat and office space air conditioning. It went from Starbucks to work to lunch to dinner and could have even met up for cocktails.

To all solo women travelers: beware when cab drivers tell you they don’t take credit cards. You would think that by now I would know that scheme. It get’s worse; he didn’t have change for two $20’s. Live and learn always.

Dress pictured, Worth New York Fall 2012. Feels great, look great, travels superbly well.

 

in boston ma with just a carryon

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Feeling very Angelina, I wish, with a Louis Vuitton speedy duffel packed with all black clothes for my two days of work on Newbury Street.

As it is too late to now make any more recruiting phone calls, here is a quick post with what I packed: two black dresses, one sleeveless, one three quarter, one pair of black jeans, one black leather tee, one scarf. All black undergarments. Two pairs of black shoes, both heels- one sandal, one wedge. Not shown but essential? Two pairs of running shorts, sports bras, athletic tops, and purple Nike sneakers. (had to get some color in there somewhere). On the plane of course I wore black skinnies, black tee, flat sandals. Why bring three additional pairs of shoes for a two day trip? When your feet feel good you feel good.

Here is my tip for the day when you are traveling for work and super busy and need to get out of town and still have a million things to do: pick one color and pack all in that one color. Less stress, easier exit. Black rules when working.

All clothing shown is Worth New York and photos were snapped on an iPhone.

 

vertigo and suspicious

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Sorry for the posting delay- today was a day of work work work and edit edit edit. Not too glamorous but necessary.

I look forward to sharing with you some closet editing tips once I master them in the next couple of weeks.

In the meantime here is what will be on toes, nails, and lips as I travel to Boston MA to work a Fall 2012 Worth New York Trunk Show for a few days: Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour 563 Vertigo on toes, Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour 561 Suspicious on nails, and Chanel Rouge Coco Shine 67 Deauville on lips. When working with Fall clothes I always switch out the makeup look. Feel the need to dump the july/orange/coral look even though it is hotter than heck and wear the Fall tones. Thanks, mom.

Happy Monday.

another black dress

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Celebrated forty-seventh birthday by cooking dinner for seven at home. Menu included beef tenderloin, Copper River salmon, hericots verts, roasted garlic potatoes, spinach salad. Small perfect birthday cake, vanilla ice cream and great wine included.

At this age I have learned that if you want good things you have to go out and make them happen. Kind of like this black dress- we all have black dresses in our closet but this one lets you cook and feel like a party guest at the same time. So, given my somewhat hectic days I ordered it back in May for a July delivery. Totally worth the wait as it made me feel great and comfortable while cooking dinner and taking care of my guests. Flat sandals make it super easy. Side zipper goes goes all the way up to under the arm. Fun. Mom commented that it reminded her of the Halston Jumpsuits she used to wear.

Thoughts for the day? Cook dinner on your birthday at home and treat the important people in your life. It all comes back to you double. Wear a great dress. Make good things happen.

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes. Had a great day.

In photos I am wearing Worth New York’s Black Sleek to the Ankle Jersey Dress from Summer 2012. Has a bit of stretch and the side ruching helps define the waistline. If you like your lululemon gear, this would be a great addition to your wardrobe as it is so super easy to move in and can be dressed up or down.

in good company

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Arrived home after easy eight hour drive to tons of mail and the new copy of Town & Country magazine. The company I work for, Worth New York, placed a two page ad in the August issue and it follows Ralph Lauren Collection, Gucci, and Bottega Venata. In my mind that is pretty good company.

I discovered Worth New York fourteen years ago by the ads in both Town & Country and Veranda and have not looked back since. I love what I do, what I wear, and would love to tell you more.

After a week on the road I could have showed you some pics of the laundry mountain but I thought that might best be left to the imagination. 🙂

LOVE the ad- super excited for the Fall season.

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