Outfit details: Issa dress (similar here), Helmut Lang jacket, Prada shoes, Chanel handbag and necklace, Hermés bangles

I have a couple of these knit Issa London dresses and they are so easy to wear; comfortable, chic, easy to pack in a suitcase. I have this dress in another color and print and would be thrilled to add another to my wardrobe but the fit of these dresses is inconsistent and I have yet to find another that fits me well.

Sorry for my absence, I was running around LA and Beverly Hills for the last week and had the most fun.  I'm planning to do a few posts on the trip but you can see my instagram photos here


New Favorite Jewelry Designer :: Stephanie Kantis

Outfit details: O2nd top, Ann Taylor skirt (way old), Valentino shoes, Saint Laurent clutch, Stephanie Kantis necklace and pendant

When I was in Palm Beach back in January, my friend Elisha and I came across this fabulous jewelry by designer Stephanie Kantis.  Neiman Marcus in Boston had a trunk show last week and will be carrying some of the fabulous baubles come fall. I bought this gold plated bronze necklace that can be worn in so many different ways.  Wear it long, wrap it around a few times for a shorter look, add a gorgeous pendant. It goes on and on. I bought one chain and one pendant but plan to add more pendants to give the same necklace different looks. 


Paule Ka

Outfit details: Paule Ka dress, Helmut Lang blazer, Prada sandals, Fendi bag, Hermés scarf, Chanel necklace

Paule Ka is one of those designers that you don't see all that often in the United States (though he can be found at Neiman Marcus online) but his clothes have a sense of style that I love. There is a nod to the 60's mod look with a timelessness that I totally appreciate. I love a shift dress and while I waffle back and forth between what length of dress I can pull off as a 40-something, I am somehow OK with this shorter length on his dresses. 



Outfit details: Tahari dress, Milly jacket (similar here), Saint Laurent sandals, Balenciaga bag, Chanel/Coach necklace

This caged jacket has been the perfect topper for the weather we've been having.  It gives just the right amount of layer when wearing a sleeveless dress this time of year without being hot.

As for this necklace, I used to have a super fab Chanel charm bracelet that has broken a time or two.  The first time I sent it out for repair, it was gone for about 6 months and came back good as new.  Then one day on the Acela to New York, I realized (too late) that the bracelet had broken and one of the charms had fallen off. Again, it went to the Chanel store where it was sent to Paris for a good 8 months but with no success in fixing it. Not wanting a Chanel bracelet to go to waste, I repurposed it by having the charms and pearls added onto a Coach necklace that I had in my box of baubles.  


Sky Blue

Outfit details: L'Agence top and pencil skirt, Helmut Lang jacket, Saint Laurent shoes, Chanel bag, Alexis Bittar necklace and bracelet

There is something so feminine and flirty about a pencil skirt like this with a front slit. And I love the sky blue color for spring. The skirt has the right amount of stretch for my taste and the top is flowy enough to cover up my mid section (which I prefer to keep hidden). 

I had been on the hunt for a white blazer for the summer and this one by Helmut Lang was the winner.  I love that it's a bit oversized and has the added detail of the chiffon trim.  I've already worn the heck out of it and summer hasn't even started yet!