to the point

dress <kersh>, blazer <zara>, heels <zara>, clutch <betsey johnson>, necklace <blue seven>

i love the reemergence of the pointed-toe pump.  it is so refined, captivating yet always classic.  i found these red pumps from zara and with this dress, i feel it’s the perfect shoe! i’ve had this dress for awhile and always felt i didn’t have the right pump for it.  this bright heel is the perfect accompaniment; especially with a busy blazer, this look is well-balanced and to the point.

simple natured


dress <ann taylor loft>, heels <aldo rise: preen by thorntonbregazzi>, jacket <matty m> clutch <target>, bracelet <the limited>, necklace <from blue seven>

structured minimalism was once again seen on fall 2012 runways.  the silhouette of this dress is very simple and the architecture of this shoe is as well.  decorated with a digital print (yet another fall 2012 runway trend), these heels have some interesting appeal when paired with the color-blocked dress.  i love a shoe with a print!  with leather, vegan and authentic versions, continuing to reign our seasons, this is truly a fall look. it’s simple-natured, yet elegant and sophisticated!

a special day

tank <vs sport>, chambray <banana republic>, shorts <ann taylor loft>, sandals <sam edelman>, bag <kate spade>, sunnies <bcbgeneration>

most recently i took a trip to philadelphia to visit my family.  my luggage was lost for 2 days. this was the first day i had “clean” clothes!  but, that isn’t the worst thing that’s happened this year.  in philadelphia, my 2 year old darling nephew was amidst proton therapy treatments for brain cancer. i went to help with appointments while his mother (my sister)  had yet another precious baby boy.  while i don’t typically write about personal matters, this turn of events have changed my life and was year-long emotional battle for my family.  while i was in philadelphia, my family and i went to lunch at the white dog cafe.  we enjoyed mushroom sliders and iced tea: something we’ve been unable to do as a family for months!   i am so proud of my sister and her family for having the strength to get through this tumultuous year.  i am happy to say that today marks a special day for my nephew.  he will ring a bell indicating his last proton therapy treatment. wish i were there!