Doffing the Late-Afternoon Routine

Summer.  The season of swimming pools and family vacations.  Of homework-free evenings, barbecues, late nights and later mornings.  It’s a time when kids and adults alike are permitted a chance to slow down. The break from homework, dance, school projects, the morning drop-off routine and the hamster wheel schedule we’re on during the school year is

Present in Montecito – Day 2

The weather is perfection!  Blue skies and not a cloud in sight.  The perfect day for brunch on the terrace at the Coral Casino Club with a view of the ocean. The quality of this Roman Holiday-esque top by Tibi is divine. I wish Tibi made sheets using the same fabric as this blouse. 1.

Not Your Ma’s Prairie

Laura Ingalls is all grown up and has moved off the prairie.  For good. Like so many dresses by Ulla Johnson, this dress has country charm with urban tailoring and a unique, worldly flavor. These dresses – reminiscent of the prairie-style dresses many of us wore as girls in the 80’s – are comfortable, flattering

Grandpa’s Style

Houndstooth.  Plaid.  Herringbone. If the idea of pairing prints like these brings Rodney Dangerfield to mind, you’re not alone. Steel your grandpa’s style without looking like his clubhouse decor ala 1983 by playing with modern proportions.  These high-waisted shirts in a modified herringbone print and madras flutter-sleeved blouse are in perfect harmony thanks to a complimentary

Wish List #3: Bohemian Maxi and Flat Sandals

Invincible Amazonian Wonder Woman meets Gypsy earth-maiden Esmerelda.  It’s the perfect outfit for a weekend getaway.  Wear the off-the-shoulder maxi dress unadorned all day and add the jewelry before cocktail hour without missing a beat. The only make up required is a pair of sun-kissed shoulders and some beachy waves or a casual top-knot. 1. Brass and