Show Me What You’re Working With (Part 1)

A girlfriend of mine has gorgeous, large-scale paintings on nearly every wall in her home.  I’m especially captivated by one in particular – a Franz Kline-inspired piece that covers an entire wall in her dining room.  Each time I look at it, I see something new and beautiful.  When I expressed that to her one

Presently Polished

New Yorkers and other cold-weather cities have a leg-up on Angelenos when it comes to sophisticated outwear. Nothing elevates and refines a look like a well-designed coat. With the weather heating up and the AC blasting everywhere I go, however, I’m more likely to need a coat indoors than outdoors, so this vest by Vince

It’s All Navy

1. Blouse is by J. Crew is no longer available, but try this one by Lilly Pulitzer or this one by Trina Turk.  2. Navy pants are by Theory.  These Jackson Fit Navy Lightweight Wool Trouser by Banana Republic are great, too.  3. Westward Leaning Pioneer 11 Sunglasses.   4. Madewell Ensign Necklace.  5. Stuart Weitzman Nudistsong, Black Patent


Polished.  Professional.  Chic.  Comfortable.  This vest is all that and then some.  Worn to work or with jeans and boots on the weekend, it’s a versatile addition to any wardrobe and can be worn year-round.1. Cupcakes and Cashmere vest.  2. White turtleneck, Tees by Tina.  3. J. Crew pants.  4. Croc embossed pumps.  5. Clare

Full Circle

The circle skirt has stood the test of time for a reason:  it’s simple to make, flattering to look at and comfortable to wear.  It’s also incredibly versatile, transitioning easily from weekend wear to the office to date-night with a quick change of footwear and accessories. I wear this ivory and black version year-round for