grace returns

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For 8:30 am board meeting yesterday wore last year’s grace pant under a black stretch cotton dress from years ago, that’s how we roll. Had to be out the door quick so once again minimal make-up, BB cream, and red lip.

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Colleague Michelle and I set up trunk today and good news, the grace pant returns, in white and black pique. Fabric is divine, and the fit is spot on; waist down, contour yoke, slim fit, tapered leg, ankle length, lets you move baby.

Alice, working on your pant closet, stay tuned, everyone needs a little grace now and then.

To have a look at the grace pant and more book your appointment online for in person or virtual online at www.worthnewyork.com/rebecca-collins or www.worthnewyork.com/michelle-capizzi.

white dress grey leather spring greens

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‘Mom, you’ve blogged this dress before’, says fifteen year old fourth daughter as we head out to shoot what was worn Saturday night for dinner out with dear friends. ‘Exactly’, I say, ‘that’s the entire point’.

Building a wardrobe over time that you can depend on again and again is what we’re about here at the every day. Love this white dress, it’s seen many good times. Paired it with a grey leather jacket and some new shoes, always love new shoes too.

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Husband and I spent the entire weekend outdoors doing all things spring: planting pansies, walking dogs, picking up sticks and leaves, changing lightbulbs, cooking up some green artichokes and fresh spinach.

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Always a good thing to have a great white dress on hand, and to not be afraid to wear it often and even be called out for it. We’re into a minimal make-up look as well, BB cream is really it, can’t really help it, days go so fast.

Every day dress, white, grey, and spring green. Love to all, xoxo.

 

melanie crop retro

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To set up two spring summer 16 trunks yesterday wore Citizens of Humanity denim, the melanie wide leg crop in retro. Paired them with one of my Worth New York pieces from a few seasons ago, last year’s shoes, and recent bag. The mix-up felt right. Colleague commented she liked seeing me in navy. 🙂

Tried on these dresses and this wicked long skirt at second trunk set-up, loving them all.

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a tweed dress

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IMG_0030 IMG_0031 IMG_0034From the wardrobe archives, wore a pale yellow tweed dress to dear friends’ third daughter’s bridal shower last night. Have known this family for decades, and so happy to celebrate in all the love.

Bridal showers and weddings call for special clothing. Momentous occasions for sure, thankful I had a tweed dress, was challenged enough even ordering and wrapping and writing a card and showing up on time. Thank you Scully & Scully for your super organized bridal registry and that you ship to Australia, wow. With a color printer I was able to print out two princess sized Royal Copenhagen salad plates, hot glue them to some cardboard stock, and wrap them up in a small scarf box I had on hand. Bridal shower gift, done.

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Other photo here of the glamorous young gun is fifteen year old daughter that snaps these outfit photos in literally five minutes flat before we change to denim, bare feet, and dinner prep. Tonight its tomatoes, white and pink fish, white and green asparagus, wild rice and fresh bread. Shower flowers were gorgeous, always love an all white bouquet, and picked up simple white tulips at market to carry the them home.

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Trunk show is coming up quick: if you might need a tweed dress or some wedding clothes we can help. Building a good wardrobe over time pays off deep time dividends in getting you out the door and into all of life’s glorious events. Book your own online appointment here at www.worthnewyork.com/rebecca-collins or www.worthnewyork.com/michelle-capizzi. We’ve got this, a tweed dress. You’ll be happy.

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about four years…

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yeah, that’s a car selfie, we’re casual here

About four years ago we launched this site to talk about and inspire one another about the every day. The crazy good every day. And for me what I first wrote about holds true, I think the post was called 7 ways to have a good day, or something like that. Oldest son suggested I start posts with ‘a number’ and ‘ways’ to do it. I guess it increases your SEO or search engine optimization and honestly we’re not all concerned with that here and now simply name our posts whatever feels best.

So, here’s the original 7:

make your bed, eat protein for breakfast, get out of your yoga clothes, put on some makeup, walk the dogs, make some dinner, spend time with those you love. 

Of course there’s a lot of everything that goes along with the above, like work, and parenting, and travel, shopping maybe, and housekeeping, and bad moods…yet, if I’m honest and I can check off the above, it’s a pretty damn good day.

I like to instill those 7 in my kids, and sometimes tell them they need to do the ‘every day dress’ thing. As in, get up, dress up, show up. It’s working; they are all on a pretty good path, bumps included. Here’s how second daughter hosted a little birthday brunch celebration for one of her squad this past Sunday, so proud of her, happy birthday Gabby.

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not that I ever approve of shots, ever

Those 7 aren’t exact, simply the feel of it all. Walk the dogs can be anything that makes you feel alive, connected with nature, that moves your body. Get out of your yoga clothes is about showing respect for yourself and others in what we are all wearing for the day, runaround included.

Make your bed is absolutely basic. First things first. There’s nothing better than walking into a room, good day or not, with a nicely made bed. Simple.

Protein? In the morning? Can only think of a few things better than that and one of them is coffee. 🙂

Now about makeup: I’ve been guilty here. Kind of liking letting the skin show through with a little BB cream and a nude lip, or red-orange. Maybe I’m trying to be a little french or maybe all kinds of makeup feels like it’s aging…not really sure. My momma always told me, “Rebecca, brush your hair and put on some lipstick,” so that’s the least I can do. 🙂

If you’ve read along you know I’m all about dinner; it brings everyone back, and to the center, and is pleasurable in so many ways. Husband can’t understand at all how I think about ‘what’s for dinner’ first thing in the morning or maybe even the afternoon before. Wow…food rules.

And, as for dinner, it’s really a great way to spend time with those you love. It’s either glorious, or subtle, or even in between – whatever the day may be, and we love all of that – a punctuation mark. Wikipedia calls punctuation “The practice, action, or system of inserting points or other small marks into texts, to aid interpretation; division of text into sentences, clauses, etc., by means of such marks.” Can’t think of a better way to mark a day than a good meal with those we love.

Now the tangent; one thing we didn’t write about in the beginning is something we’re growing to love even more: searching, looking, seeking, aligning, and drawing out the best in others, always. 

Thank you for reading, especially if you’ve gotten this far. Every day dress, 141 subscribers, 217,821 views, 776 comments, LOVE. Thank you. xoxo… Search engine optimization be damned.

warming up black

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Super cold all weekend, yet just couldn’t put a proper coat on when heading out. Opted instead for a camel fringed kind of poncho, bought that piece probably over 12 years ago. Spent a small fortune on it, cashmere, yet still reaching for it and wearing it so darn good addition.

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Had to do black boots, needed the leg lengthening effect with the leather skinnies. The suede in the boot gives a soft contrast to the subtle shine of the leather. Leather boots on leather pants might feel a bit too strong. Underneath the wrap is a tank and long cardigan. With all of this clothing and the volume of the wrap the deep v of the tank shows just enough skin to grab a little attention without going overboard. While it was cold enough for a turtleneck, the look could have been much too covered.

Vintage camel bag, large gold hoops, red-orange lip, and day-old hair, all working together and warming up our favorite all black.

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what we’re thinking of…

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It’s April, a Saturday night in BUF and a cool 32°. Tomorrow we’re looking at the white stuff, yikes.

So, we’re thinking about stripes, and silk, and long dresses, and sandals, and awesome little clutch bags. Showing this dress and 73 more of them during our spring summer trunk, Friday April 22nd – Thursday April 28th.

Come have some fun with us and book your appointment online here: www.worthnewyork.com/rebecca-collins or www.worthnewyork.com/michelle-capizzi.

Loving these professional stock photos, way too cold to go out there and shoot. 🙂 Thank you Worth New York.

Every day dress, and what we’re thinking of…

xoxo

74 dresses

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Life moves fast and we’re moving quickly towards our spring summer trunk show. In addition to about 400+ separates and accessories we will also have 74 different dresses to show you, one for your every mood and occasion: Friday April 22nd – Thursday April 28th.

Shown above is one of my picks worn last week after a day at the beach, no kidding. Pulled it out of the trunk of the car and changed in the front seat.

To have a look at our 74 dresses and more, schedule your online appointment here with me or Michelle: www.worthnewyork.com/rebecca-collins, www.worthnewyork.com/michelle-capizzi.

 

shoe games

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Spent an entire day on my feet in the kitchen cooking brunch for ten and then dinner for eight. Daytime activities called for pink patent loafers. When you’re going full-tilt the shoe game has to be spot on or you might as well be barefoot.

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Switched to the old rockstuds for evening shenanigans. Clearly I was the last one at the table. 🙂 Thought about letting that pair go a few seasons ago when I felt they were overdone, happy I hung on.

 

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