I spent the last four days with two sick kids. Knowing that I have no margin of error to get sick I practically bathed in this stuff. If you haven’t tried The Honest Company yet, I highly recommend their products. Unlike other natural/organic/safe products, these get the job done. The hand spray dries fast without drying out your skin. I didn’t just spray it on my hands; I sprayed it all over myself every time I left the kid’s rooms. Sounds excessive, but I didn’t get sick.
Banana Republic is having a resurgence of style. For the longest time, it felt like they were targeting recent graduates or someone in the very early phases of their careers. At least that’s when they appealed to me. Last weekend, I stopped in and could have walked out with armfuls of clothing. Everything was chic, sophisticated and totally wearable. What I did leave with was this plaid shirt. It’s the perfect transition piece to layer under sweaters and blazers now and in the spring tuck into a lightweight skirt
Apparently, I wasn’t the only one loving BR this week. Christine had luck there too.
Earlier this month, I ordered the audiobook version of Diane Von Furstenberg’s autobiography, The Woman I Wanted to Be, for a flight to and from LA. I’m an avid hardcover book reader. There is nothing more comforting than holding an actual book. This time, I thought I could multitask on the plane. Within 15 minutes of listening to the audio, I had stopped what I was doing; transfixed. DVF has been an idol of mine for as long as I can remember. I find her fascinating. Listening to her narrate her life story felt like I was sitting next to her on my six-hour flights. Her gorgeous accent, the way she describes her love affairs, global adventures and her business ventures with breezy ease is captivating. Her life has been extraordinary. She’s fabulous, wise and funny. Her audio ended as I landed home in Philadelphia. I couldn’t help but have a huge smile on my face. She left me delighted, inspired and I felt like a got an authentic glimpse into the life of a living icon. The second I got home I ordered a hardcover copy, this one signed, to add to my library.
Out with girlfriends last weekend, I noticed the nail colors we were all sporting. Our ‘hands down’ fav was my very stylish friend’s Essie Smokin’ Hot nail polish. It is on-trend but also says, “I’m a professional” in an office setting. While dark polished nails are in practically any office, there is still that vampire element to an almost black nail, making it difficult to give your audience an authentic view of you. This gray goes subtly into the dark side with the help of brown undertones instead of black, keeping the shade toned down and wearable.
The re-emergence of the mule has be really excited. This modern version is so sleek and polished. I can’t wait to give my black pumps a break when we return to wearing dresses and skirts with bare legs and ankle pants. Not to be worn with pantyhose, just as with open toe pumps or flats, an exposed heel shoe does not work with leg wear.
When the sun reflects off the snow, it’s torture for my eyes. I have sensitive eyes and, for this reason, I find that I am wearing my sunglasses year round. I love my gold-rimmed Tory Burch aviators, but I associate wearing them during baseball season, to backyard happy hours, and at the shore. Ray-Ban Wayfarers come in a variety of colors and materials in a classic cut that can be worn by most face shapes. They look just as good with strappy sandals as they do with snow boots. The shiny black or tortoise shell frame is traditional and a great choice. This matte silver feels very urban, perfect for running around any city.