collect: scarves

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Trainer suggests thirty minutes of cardio first thing in the morning on an empty stomach so started the day in the hotel gym on the elliptical. As husband fed me ice cream for lunch, are  you feeling any fifty shades of grey, together we went back to the gym after the beach and I got in a double session, greatly needed.

Scarves and wraps are a perfect thing to collect. Fold them up small to fit in your handbag. They instantly change your look, cover your shoulders, or keep you warm from ocean breezes or extreme air conditioning.

When wearing a sequin t shirt dress you really don’t need much else. Colored suede wedges dress it down and a Worth New York wrap from Spring/Summer 2011 adds a nautical look.

Hope everyone had a wonderful safe Independence Day with family, friends and loved ones.

 

statement jewelry

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Castle Hill Inn Newport RI was the setting for amazing three hour dinner. Oldest daughter remarked that the salted butter was so good she would eat it with a spoon. My kind of girl.

When traveling and really just about all the time, I wear a watch, diamond stud earrings, engagement and wedding band, and a ring on my right hand husband gave me when he turned fifty. That’s the kind of thing he does. To keep things easy and modern one additional statement piece is added- shown here again is the silver cuff from Albright-Knox Art Galley museum shop.

Photos feature Alice + Olivia dress from favorite Newport shop Kristina Richards Studio. The pic with two oldest daughters includes the Worth New York Timber Spectrum Shift Oblong from Spring 2012.

Happy almost 4th of July.

sailing in narragansett bay

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Watched some pretty cool yacht racing yesterday and now following Spindrift Racing on Twitter. Boats are sonic fast and the entire crew pretty amazing athletes- did spot a ponytail or two. You can check them out with the live tracker on KRYS Ocean Race fb.me/17Gi472Fr.

We had breakfast in the Newport Shipyard and our youngest french speaking daughter translated telling us they were all getting ready for the upcoming transatlantic New York to France race. Took some photos while they were prepping the boats.

When sailing if you want to look like you have an idea of what’s going on, I suggest wearing navy and white. The clothing shots feature white DL1961 Angel jeans, Hermes belt, and Worth New York’s White and Navy Sail On Stripe Sweater. Oldest daughter is wearing new Oliver Peoples sunglasses, Worth New York’s Irish Jersey V Neck Pullover, Navy Ultimate Sweater Coat, and 7 for all Mankind Jeans purchased from Kristina Richards Studio www.kristinarichardsstudio.com in Newport RI.

Sail on.

 

why and how I blog

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Working from home in the world of fashion with fabulous and interesting women is the absolute best. Looking for women that would like to add another dimension to their probably already busy and full lives is an active pursuit. Showing four collections seasonally of beautiful clothes and helping women dress and build wardrobes is engaging and rewarding.

Husband and I both work hard and spend tons of time with our six children. As they spread out geographically and the pace of life just seems to get faster and faster I wanted to capture time spent with them and what I do.

Life is a wonderful thing. I jumped into this blogosphere to share my work and lifestyle and how great these clothes are from the company I represent, Worth New York. I take my laptop, camera, iPhone and iPad with me to wherever I may be. I can work and blog from anywhere. It’s great. My two youngest daughters take many of the photos and when I can get him husband edits text. Nineteen year old daughter has helped me set the theme and to get the rotators going. Many, many thanks. On my own I learned to install the wordpress plugin on my iPad so now I can post from that too.

These photos are a random sampling of arriving in Newport RI, posting yesterday afternoon in the hotel room, and me, husband, and four fashion loving daughters dressed for dinner.

In the posting shots I am wearing the Cream Denim Lucy Pant, Black and White Stripes on Jersey Tank, both from Spring/Summer 2012, and striped silk scarf from many seasons back. Dinner shots feature Apple Martini Sequin Blouse and white DL1960 jeans.

the t-rescue

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Last twenty-four hours at the Otesaga Hotel & Cooper Inn in Cooperstown NY pure delight. Baseball Hall of Fame, great.

Highlight of the trip was swimming along side and pushing overturned canoe to the resort dock performing a t-rescue. Husband and third daughter thought it was fun to paddle too close causing Us to capsize. After the initial shock it was “kind of” funny.

Google search says the two most imprtant things to do when your canoe overturns are to save the paddles and stay with the boat. As thirteen year old daughter was wearing her life preserver and was fine but very mad, I went for the Manolo Blahnik crocodle sandals and the new Joie striped silk blouse. JCrew shorts from a few seasons back were up for sacrifice.

Back at the room after a hot shower husband tells me, ‘you know, crocodiles LIVE in water, sandals will be fine.

In photos here I am wearing said black Manolo Blahnik crocodile sandals, Roberto Cavalli coverup, and silver cuff from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery museum shop.

Next stop, Newport RI. Happy Sunday.

mary with mitt romney

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Friend and colleague Mary Collins at dinner with Mitt and Ann Romney last night in Buffalo NY . Sharing with you a photo she sent to me from her iPhone. From black tie to blue jeans she always looks great and knows what to wear. Here she rocks it in a totally appropriate Worth New York red and navy sheath dress. Thanks, Mary, can’t wait to hear the details…

 

red white and black

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The Louis Vuitton Alma MM handbag in pomme d’amour will instantly lift the look of any outfit. This bag will easily hold all of your essentials and a camera and iPad while still looking chic. I have had this bag for two and a half years and rotate it in and out of my wardrobe regularly.

The white pants? The same ones you have seen in previous posts- these are linen and have a bit of stretch to help hold the shape. I machine wash these on cold, hang to dry, and steam and starch iron them myself. Saves on the turnaround time and cost of the dry cleaners. Plus, white pants are a summertime staple and need to always be ready for you. I like to update white pants every year, they are one of those things that really need to have a fresh look.

The blouse in these photos has a bit of a french nautical look. The stripes are actually done in black and white, not navy. I love mixing black and navy and consider them both compatible neutrals. For those of you that wear navy with navy and black with black, try mixing the two together. Check out my daughter’s black bandeau with the navy and white striped tee over it- I think she looks pretty darn cute.

I am wearing Worth New York White Stretch Linen Gladys Pant with 66% Linen 32% Viscose 2% Lycra in the fabric content, genius, a Worth New York  blouse from several seasons back, Persol sunglasses, Prada shoes and carrying the bag described above.

Have a great Saturday.

rue franklin table for two

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Thursday night, worked all day. Last week husband was selected as one of the 100  best trial lawyers in the state of New York and we finally got to celebrate. I wore a dress with feathers that I had ordered back in March to wear to a family wedding in Greensboro, SC. Please note that I mostly had to inhale all night. I had to order a size down as the size I normally wear was completely sold out.

Wearing feathers on a Thursday night? Of course and why not. What are we all waiting for? My advice when wearing a dress that has a lot going on, i.e. horizontal stripes and a two tone feather fringe- keep hair and accessories dead simple and pared down to the absolute minimum. Wear a strong shoe that has a bit of an edge. Have fun.

I was wearing Worth New York’s Navy and White Bird of Paradise Stripe Dress and carrying the Simone Bag. Jimmy Choo shoes in faux black croc helped to ground the look.

small preview of winter 2012

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While you are thinking of fun things to do for the upcoming national holiday, here are a few shots for you to ponder that I snapped while in NYC last week. These looks will be available mid-September.

Enjoy these wonderful days of summer and know that there are many good things to come your way this Fall. Happy almost July.

ps. wish I had the full length view for you, next time I will know to get a better spot for the runway show. 🙂

 

 

olympic gold

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The design team medaled again. This blouse is fabulous. I am not kidding when I tell you this. I was in the garden after dinner doing some therapeutic weeding in my cream denim lucy pant, the ones you see here, and I thought to myself, the lighting is fantastic, I need to share how great that gold blouse is now. Hurried upstairs, stripped the tank, sweater, and flats, pulled on the gold charmeuse blouse and grabbed my Jimmy Choo shoes and clutch and pleaded with my admin Booie to take a few shots before she headed out for the night. The result? A few photos in my backyard of this exquisite piece: the company I sell and recruit for designs couture quality collections seasonally and this is from Summer 2012. I have dressed women in size 12 and women in size 2 in this blouse with equally excellent results. Don’t you love the opening in the back? Just enough sexiness. My nineteen year old has tried to snag this one for her night’s out downtown. I would even send my mom out in this at the age of seventy-three. Can’t say enough about it. Also has hidden lingerie straps. I love it and can’t wait to wear it again and again. It is super easy and luxurious.

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