event prep

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It’s all hands on deck, we’ve got activities going on: high school commencement, out-of-town guests, getting together to watch the sun set.

We here at every day dress feel all moments are better with good clothes and great food.

We’re in the kitchen and in the closet, feeding and dressing.

Every day dress, event prep in perpetuity, that’s what we do. xoxo

time for new

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Passion wise, we’ve had a little love affair with the five mother sauces: oh, velouté, you keep me in stock.

Professionally, we’re craving something new. Even if it’s a riff on what we know; black tee, black pant, it’s time for new.

We’ve been in the kitchen and working trunk. Good food, good clothes.

Every day dress, time for new. xoxo

black tee, black pant | Worth New York Spring Summer 17

linen, un-ironed

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Conversation with 5th child, 3rd daughter, before dinner: me: ‘really kind of liking these un-ironed linen napkins of late’, her: ‘yeah, I get it, me too’.

We’re all for a little pomp and circumstance, especially when the occasion calls for it, yet on a weeknight family kitchen dinner, we can go with the un-ironed.

Like everyone out there, we’ve been busy (prom season et al), and wondering where the days go.

sliced leg of lamb, roasted potato, sautéed spinach

all hands on deck, fish tacos 

we always love a little wine

As crazy as it gets, the glue that keeps us together is breaking bread, whatever that may be. Peanut butter and jelly, fish tacos, roasted leg of lamb, doesn’t really matter.

a rail for a client

Every day dress, linen, un-ironed. xoxo

all photos from the iPhone, we got a new laptop and it doesn’t have a memory card drive, not that it makes a big difference, LOL, figuring it out, stay tuned.

ring day and poetry reading

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Fourth daughter, sixth child, receives her high school ring in a few hours. For this, we’ll wear a dress, and a little cropped cashmere cardigan pulled from the wardrobe archives.

Went to a lovely poetry reading yesterday at a women’s club, and wore this outfit there too. You know we love a little outfit repeat, makes things easy.

Today while running around wore black leather pants, and we most often happily spend our days in denim. For spring events, like ring day and poetry readings, we go for a soft colored dress, pastel cashmere cardigan, a pretty little bag, and a kind of funky shoe boot. To keep things fun its light blue on the toes. And, that little cashmere cardigan doesn’t match the dress one bit, we like to wear things a little imperfectly.

Every day dress, ring day and poetry reading, in a dress, of course. xoxo

Worth New York friends and clients, spring summer 17 trunk starts this weekend. Special occasion or every day? We can help.

Oh, and since it’s raining cats and dogs we’re making split pea soup for simple dinner with this past weekends ham archive.

dress and cardigan | Worth New York

bag | Dior   shoe | Prada

5 and 10

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always love a LBD and little black suit

men’s white shirt, black cashmere v-neck, blue denim, love always

travel outfit: silk, denim, leather, suede, cross-body, tote

Spring 2017 and we’ve got a couple of milestones to mention: 5 years here at the blog, every day dress, and 10 years at the company, Worth New York.

Love both, although we’d be kidding ourselves if we didn’t recognize the changes:

oldest and youngest

Blog started as a result of really not finding many women of age out there writing about style, and what they might be wearing. Now, and even then, there are many good sites, and as a way to introduce myself to others when working in sales as a stylist, recruiter and trainer, for the above said company.

Blog has evolved to more of a lifestyle place, and to less of wearing and showing what’s new. We still love new clothes, and all the accessories that go with them, it’s just that we’re more into less now, yet better, and probably wearing things more often.

The professional piece, with Worth New York, we wouldn’t trade for a minute. Perhaps we’ve hit pause for a little, to fast forward, or not. 5 of those 10 years we spent building a team, and now we’re more about sharing our knowledge, and inspiring others. Working with women, a beautiful product, and the support, training, and inventory of an ever evolving national luxury fashion company, irresistible. We’ll be working a spring summer trunk at the end of the month, launching into our 11th year of dressing gorgeous and talented women.

all food above, prepped and cooked in small Bayfront condo

We’re also focused on the kitchen, and food, and feeding the family. We’re learning to be more disciplined while cooking, using more whole foods than not, and to consuming and wasting less. It’s a process for sure, and it feels right, and good.

white linen shirt, best cover-up 

Helping women look and feel good, that’s really been our thing in one way or another since we started at a women’s only fitness center at the age of 17 teaching group classes. Perhaps we simply like feeding them now, too. Oh, what a run: fitness, fashion, and now food.

So here’s to 5 and 10, and to the next 5 and 10, and to women everywhere that jump in, try new things, hang in there, take a risk, take a gap, reinvent.

grocery tulips in a coffee mug in the condo with the laptop

morning walk, those 10k steps, wall flowers 🙂

Love and peace to all.

and for fun, totally want this red leather biker and tulle skirt, hello Kathy! (saved and copied from Instagram)

ps. do not google 5 and 10, especially urban dictionary. 🙂

all photos taken while in Ruskin, FL, on the iPhone

on the fence

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Greenville, SC 

Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Three days, three states, four schools; college visits with 18-year-old daughter, 5th child of six. She’s not sure, she’s feeling the pull of the west coast, we want her east. First four all stayed east, these last two, time will tell.

Style wise we’ve personally let the hair color thing go, and we’re on the fence about that. No cut or color in over three months. Like the 27-year-old daughter that’s constantly checking out ring fingers, that’s her stage now, wondering where her peers are relationship wise, we’re checking out root lines. Grey hair on women is kind of a thing now, see Alison Walsh of That’s Not My Age and UK Vogue editor Sarah Harris, and we’re on the edge.

Loved when the husband went grey, sure it was an adjustment, honestly I think for him more than me, and at 62 I think he’s hot.

For me, really don’t love the salon time, and the residual hair-line halo that hangs around for a day or two, and that inevitable window when you need to get back for the retouch.

Yet style, every day style, is our thing. Nothing too precious, but enough to feel good, lift ourselves and those around us, and contribute to a better looking place. Kind of thinking there’s a place for women in there with uncolored hair. Don’t get me wrong, love a beautiful color, on women of all decades. It’s just one of those things in the realm where everything is possible we’re thinking of opting out.

Now in FL, getting ready to hit those 10K steps

What we know: daily movement is a must, wherever we are.

classics, over time

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We’ve been doing stuff, like roasting chickens, and grilling caesar salad, and wearing our wardrobe classics: long merino skirt, Breton stripes kind of thing bodysuit, a leather jacket. and a striped scarf.

Also going on, a pile of beans, and weeknight dinners:

a pile of beans, who really cares

sweet potatoes

add a lean protein and some time in the kitchen and you’ve got dinner baby

grocery roses, $20, DIY

cut flowers on the table at the restaurant, always add votives

double dates xoxo

a finger or two in the frosting, always

twins!! celebrating 27…

the men watching sports, on the iPhone, in the wine cellar haha

While talking about the blog with second son, graphic designer, expressed how I didn’t want this to be a place where readers felt worse after visiting. You know, an endless visual parade of all things new you need to buy, or etc.

We like new, no problem there. It’s the constant and endless acquisition that gets us.

So, here we are, digging down a little in the kitchen and digging down a little in the closet.

so, he did get the bunny in the window, and here is its head, on a platter, for breakfast, lol

Every day dress, classics, over time.

 

a summer tuxedo

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Barbara, this one’s for you: the ultimate sexy, kind of androgynous, (really), summer tuxedo. LOVE these separates, and thinking you would be great in them, in so many ways.

Actually, summer and beyond. Black silk blouse, wardrobe workhouse, black tie to blue jeans. Long sequin skirt? With slits? Genius. We could cook and entertain in this, with a washable tank and an apron that we whip off just before serving dinner.

Every day dress loves great separates, thank you Worth New York.

Haven’t left the house in about 48 hours, except to walk the dogs, thinking about spring and summer looks, see you later snow and single digit temps.

about the waist

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Everyone’s kind of talking about it, the return of the corset, or about the waist.

We don’t go full in yet like to feel relevant, so dug out the leather obi belt from the fashion closet. Wore it with white denim, a sleeveless jacket, and then put another jacket on top. Oh, and white is in, now.

Kind of makes you sit up a little straighter, and kind of makes you do a few more sit-ups. haha.

Every day dress, about the waist. Nothing new here, just pulling on some closet basics. Off to lacrosse drive-around. xoxo

homemaking

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We’ve been trying to get in the kitchen, buying baby bok choy and stuff to step up our culinary skill set. Instead we’ve been doing the school run drive around, and it’s all okay.

Husband reads all the time, and reads a lot about happiness. This morning while I was ironing he said the latest research shows that homemakers are the happiest. Can’t tell you how excited I was to not go anywhere today and just do laundry. 🙂

So, since we need to eat I’ll try and tackle that new green vegetable now. And, as we need to dress this is the look we put together today for the run around. We mixed up some floral print, a kind of conservative blue cashmere jacket, and a little camo. Momma won’t like it, she’s so over the skinny jean thing and these are in camo, yet we’re wearing good shoes.

blouse and jacket | Worth New York | camo jean | Hudson | suede boot | Christian Louboutin 

Every day dress, today it was all about homemaking. TGIF everyone, have a great weekend. xoxo

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