Midi-Dress and Ankle Boots: Resurrecting a Benchwarmer Dress for Everyday

I’ve had this zebra print midi-dress in my closet for years, but rarely wear it. The print is a bit too loud for evening and the fabric is a bit too fine to be totally casual. The dress had become a benchwarmer, wedging itself into a tricky spot in my wardrobe. Inspired to give it

Vivid Velvet: The Go-To Fabric for Fall

If you only add one new item to your wardrobe this fall, consider buying something velvet: The go-to fabric for fall. Until recently, when I thought of velvet, a few images sprang quickly to mind: Christmas plaids and black velvet hair bows ala 1987, red velvet capes with white marabou fir trim, my college dorm

Wish List #5: Fair Isle Sweater with Denim and Diamonds

Nothing says winter like a fair isle sweater. Here in sunny Southern California, last week brought just enough of a fall chill in the air to put us in the mood for cozy sweaters. Although it may have passed for a little while, it will be back and I plan to be ready. On my

California Casual: The No-Fuss, Ultrasoft Plaid Shirt

Nothing typifies “California Casual” style like a no-fuss, lightweight, ultra soft plaid shirt like this one from PAIGE. Now that my kids are out of school for the summer, a little more chaos has entered our world, which means getting dressed in the morning has to be fast, functional, and brainless; I don’t have the

Boho Meets Nautical: Classic Blue and White Stripes with a Dose of Bohemian Attitude

Classic blue and white stripes get a dose of bohemian attitude with this boho-meets-nautical ensemble: A loosely tailored tie-front button up, semi-sheer blouse and flowy, feminine shorts. Nautical style is de rigueur in sunny So Cal and will never (and should never) go out of style. But a more relaxed take on a timeless look