Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Super Superga

It's travelin' season where everyone is off for adventures to the far corners of the world for culture, food, and fun.  While fashion over comfort may rule many women's wardrobe choices, I must say comfortable shoes should not be compromised.  Sure, a snazzy pair of heels makes sense for a luxurious night out to dinner (depending on how far you are walking), but for the day to day, sight-seeing, soak everything up kind of trip, make sure your tootsies are well tended to.

My favorite:  the Superga sneaker.  And better yet, guys and gals can equally benefit.  Leave it to the Italians in Torino (1911!) to get it right.

I favor the classic in mushroom (which is surprising b/c I hate shrooms)
Cotu Classic $65.00
Saw these recently and liked the details:
Crochet $90.00
Linen is SO fun!
Linu Light Grey $80.00
Slip on in a classic gingham- so happy!
Red Plaid $65.00
 You pick, but trust me when I say they are comfortable AND cute.  A rare find when you just don't want to wear athletic shoes. Happy travels!

Monday, May 19, 2014

We are Gladiators

Now I may have a small obsession with Olivia Pope (go OPA! Gladiators 4-eva!) and her wardrobe, and her attitude, and her overall ability to kick a little A when she wants to.  But I digress...gladiator sandals are super empowering and somehow make me feel like I, too, could kick a little A when I need to :)  Try a pair this summer with colored bermuda shorts (think cobalt blue or kelly green) and a classic white T in linen or cotton.  They also look spectacular with a straight black cotton skirt and a sleeveless blouse (maybe in olive green or cream).  Let the shoes speak for themselves!

I enjoy the studs on these beauties.
Arizona Cherry Gladiator $29.99
I like how these have buckles on the sides- rugged, yet fun.
Mossimo Pam Gladiator $22.99
The mother ship of all gladiator sandals, in my opinion. 
Caesar Gladiator $385
However you try to channel Olivia Pope and her team of gladiators,
I hope you feel empowered in doing so!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Closet Treasures

With just a couple short weeks until Memorial Day (and summer feels official), I'm excited about wearing clothing that's been locked up for a LONG winter.  As I pulled out all of those bins of dresses, skirts, tank tops and my endless pile of flip flops, I feel like I am rediscovering some of my favorite pieces!  Here's some of my oldies, but goodies- and wouldn't trade them for the world!

I have had this straw tote bag for years- and it is so perfect for a trip to the farmer's market or an afternoon picnic at the park.  Holds plenty and feels so summery!

Old Navy $22.94
Friends had sworn on the comfort and ease of slim Havaiana flip flops, but I wasn't sold right away.  Then I bought a pair, and well, the rest is history.  Mine are a shimmery pink :)

Slim $26.00 (in a million colors!)
When I need an easy, "go to" necklace, I pull out one of my favorite Chan Luu's.  That periwinkle/cobalt blue sequin works with everything and is the perfect pop of color.

Chan Luu $55.00
When in doubt, I turn to a dress or jersey knit skirt in the summer.  (I loathe shorts)  I have two different colors/versions of this foldover skirt from Gap.  It's easily one of my favorites- and the stripes are quintessential summer nautical wear! 

Gap $44.95
May you enjoy rediscovering your favorite treasures too!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Love Your Momma

Mother's Day is just around the corner (May 11th!).  I actually find my mom super easy to shop for- she has her favorites (all things nautical, purses and shoes, fun jewelry)- but when you're looking to say "You're the best" maybe you could use a few ideas?  Here's a random assortment that I'm a fan of:

The new Tory Burch perfume- I gave this to my sister recently,
and she adores the scent!  Try the rollerball in case she needs to try it out.

$25 @ Tory Burch & Department Stores
Such a "clutch" clutch! Patent & stripes- yes!
$34 Nordstrom
Nothing says love like Lafco, NY- AMAZING candles!
$60 Champagne (Penthouse) is one of my favs!
Summertime hoop earring- and who doesn't love Chan Luu?
$55 Royal Blue Mix Hoop
I hope you get to celebrate your mom with style this year!