Friday
Sep232011

Brooks Brothers Evening for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Please join me on October 5 at the Brooks Brothers store on Newbury Street in Boston for a lovely evening of sips, nibbles and a great crowd.  Brooks Brothers is a loyal friend and sponsor of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and a whopping 25% of the evenings sales will be donated to the BCRF.  I've said it before and I'll say it again, the BCRF is a cause worthy of your hard earned dollars.  They donate over 90% of every dollar they raise to breast cancer research and I know, we have all in some way or another personally felt breast cancer's wrath.  I've been to this event many times and it is super fun, so I hope to see you all there!

Friday
Sep232011

Old and New

DVF top, Nanette Lepore skirt, Prada shoes

As you know, the other night I attended the event at the Nanette Lepore boutique here in Boston where they so generously donated 10% of the evening's proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  Never one to pass up a chance to contribute to such an organization, I did my part and shopped my little heart out.  I used to shop at Nanette Lepore quite a lot but there was a season or two that seemed to me to be more bohemian and a bit younger than what was right for me.  So quite frankly, I hadn't gone in there in quite some time.  It was a pleasant surprise when I stepped into the shop and found so many things that were right up my alley.

Kate Spade cardigan, Chanel bag and necklace, Hermes bangle, Louis Vuitton ring

This Nanette Lepore skirt was just gorgeous.  I love its whimsy and femininity with the lace and grosgain ribbons but in the off white and black it's still classic.  When I got dressed this morning, I pulled out this DVF top that I've had forever and just was the perfect compliment to the skirt.

It's finally Friday.  I hope you all have a fabulous weekend planned.  I have a long one where I'll be hitting NYC to spend time with my sis and my mother who will be in town from Florida.

Thursday
Sep222011

Nanette Lepore - Boston Event Recap

Jennifer Pinto, me, Nanette Lepore, Elisha Daniels

My dear friend Elisha hosted an event at the Nanette Lepore store in Boston last night to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  And true to both my shopaholic and philanthropic natures, I bought a few items to be shared with you, darling blog readers, at a later date.  When 10% of the evenings sales are being donated to the BCRF, a cause near and dear to my heart, who am I to exhibit shopping restraint??!! 

I had the privilege and immense pleasure to have met both Nanette Lepore herself and her PR director extraordinaire, Jennifer Pinto.  If you haven't checked out Nanette's line lately,  I highly recommend you give it a look ASAP.  And whilst I know this is a line well known here in the states, if you are in London, Nanette Lepore has a store in Notting Hill as well. 

The night brought out crowds of people where I was lucky enough to run into a few very familiar faces (Boston Fashionista, great to see you albeit briefly) and also a thrill to meet a lovely blog reader who I hadn't met before (hi Melissa!).

Wednesday
Sep212011

Fall into Brights

Equipment blouse, Zara trousers, Valentino shoes, Balenciaga bag, Hermes scarf

I'm pretty sure I wore this exact outfit in the spring when I could wear blacks and greys no more.  It was the right amount of warm for the fall day but also had the bold, colorblocked brights that I love any time of the year. 

Necklace from Elisha Daniels' shop, Marc Bernstein bracelet

Tuesday
Sep202011

Chill

Zara jacket and top, J Brand jeans, Valentino shoes, J Crew bag, Hermes scarf, Moschino belt

I'm still backlogged so this is an outfit from last weekend after getting back from NYC.  There was a wee chill in the air so I threw on this Zara jacket that I've had for years and love.  It's the perfect early fall jacket since it's quite lightweight but it has that total fall feel. 

 

Chanel pin, Marc Bernstein bracelet

This Chanel pin was a gift years ago from my girlfriends for my birthday and at the time I didn't realize just how much I would wear any pin.  I find myself reaching for this one quite often and I've since collected a few more that I'll throw on a lapel or with a few strands of pearls.  And I also couldn't help but don my new triple wrap Marc Bernstein bracelet that I bought on Soho's streets.