Lace Panels & Layering

Outfit details: Rebecca Taylor top, Brooks Brothers button down, Reiss trousers, Chanel bag, Prada shoes, Hermés bangles

When I was in Charleston a few weeks ago, I found this Rebecca Taylor top that has panels of lace and organza and it's the perfect spring top. Since Boston's spring is still chilly, I layered it with a basic white button down from Brooks Brothers. 

Speaking of spring, I spent the better part of this past Saturday doing the seasonal closet switch which is quite an undertaking for me!  It always feels good to get rid of things that I don't wear anymore and I love seeing all the bright spring colors in my closet.


Charleston Getaway :: The (not so) Ordinary

I love Charleston for lots of reasons. The beautiful architecture, the genteel locals, the lovely beaches. But most of all, I love Charleston for its food.  It's a city with quite a few James Beard award winning chefs and lots and lots of restaurants. But there are a few spots that even with all the competition, I frequent each time I'm there. Relatively new on the scene in Charleston is The Ordinary which is located in an old bank on Upper King Street, a bit more up and coming area in Charleston. 

We bellied up at the bar and started with some cocktails. This is one of those places where the bartenders take their cocktail craft seriously and I loved the echo echo (gin, falernum and chartreuse).

We shared a bunch of food and I can honestly say that everything was utterly fantastic. My must haves are oysters (I was surprised that I liked the local caper's blades better than oysters from my native New England), the heirloom tomato salad and the smoked fish paté. We also had the white shrimp hushpuppies and crab toast, which we also enjoyed. 

They might call this place The Ordinary but in my humble opinion, it's anything but. If you find yourself in Charleston, I highly recommend checking it out.


Royal Blue

Outfit details: DVF top and skirt, Lafayette 148 coat, Valentino shoes, Balenciaga bag, Hermés bangle, Alexis Bittar necklace

Color is back in my world (at least I'm saying that today while I'm still hopeful that spring will soon be upon us). I love a knit flared skirt like this Diane von Furstenberg one that will replace the Missoni one that I wore to death in the fall and winter (here). I love how I can tone it down with a black top or brighten it up with royal blue or orange.


Minty Fresh

Outfit details: Equipment blouse (sleeveless version here), Zara jacket (old), J Brand jeans, Roger Vivier shoes, Proenza Schouler bag, Hermés belt and bangles, Alexis Bittar necklace 

Spring is here even if it doesn't feel like it so I've been leaning away from darks. This day a few weekends ago I pulled out a mint green Equipment blouse and paired it with a bright neon PS11 cross body bag. I think the weather is on the upswing and I'm looking forward to putting away the heavy coats and boots and wearing more brights!


LA Dreaming

The pool at the Beverly Hills Hotel 

The dregs of Boston's winter are really getting to me so I've just booked a trip to head out to LA in June. I'll be staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel and am looking forward to sunning by the pool and bellying up to the bar at the Polo Lounge.  Does anyone have any must do/must see/must eat/must shop recommendations? I've only been there a few times and it's been forever.