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!



Outfit details: Etro top,  10 Crosby Derek Lam blazer (similar on sale here), Sportmax trousers, Chanel shoes, Fendi bag, Hermés bracelet

This outfit is classic black and white but with the subtle details that give it that something special that I like in an outfit. The Etro shirt has a peek-a-boo perforated detail, the basic black jacket has its assymetry, the trousers have the zippers to give an added bit of edge and the sandals have a chain detail on the straps. Then to top off the black and white, the Fendi bag adds a pop of color!


Party in the Park

One of the parties in Boston that I most enjoy each year is the Party in the Park that benefits Boston's Justine Mee Liff Fund for the Emerald Necklace that underwrites improvement projects in the Emerald Necklace. For anyone who has had the opportunity to stroll through our Emerald Necklace, you know what a worthy cause this is.  Keeping our city beautiful comes with a cost and there were over 700 generous folks at the party to help with this endeavor.

 Elisha and I on our way to the party

A sea of hats and fascinators

Beautiful flower arrangements from Winston Flowers

Elisha and I finally on our way home after whooping it at the Bristol Lounge up after the event