Layer Liar


I refuse to acknowledge that old man winter is right around the corner.

Nor’Easters.  Blizzards.  The dreaded Snow Days (mamas everywhere shudder with that phrase!).  Nope, not coming.

Sundresses, jean jackets maybe add a shawl or a cape if it’s really chilly.  Open toe booties help keep the dream alive!

 Slip a turtleneck or a white shirt under the dress if the thermometer is being particularly challenging.

Just keep denying the inevitable.  


Once upon a time in a land known for its cold weather

there was a crazy good mild fall

where all a damsel needed to wear was 

Boots and a dress.

Fairy tales do come true!

Fishermans Knit

They don’t really.

But the Irish sure do!


This classic cream colored knit sweater needs to be added to your closet.

Historically the Irish left lanolin in the wool, so the Aran sweaters were waterproof – a big selling feature for fishing off the Irish coast.

It looks like a kazillion bucks when paired with a knee length secretary skirt and a tall pair of leather boots.

Or with ripped jeans and rain boots.

Or on top of your favorite dress with a pair of ankle boots.

Or with leggings (as long as your caboose is covered) and a pair of slip on sneakers in leopard pony hair (yummmmm).

But it does not cost a kazillion bucks.  True story I grabbed mine in the Dublin airport for €40.  No wonder Irish eyes are smiling!

Sleeveless Wonder!

Fall is one crazy season!

 Jacket, no jacket, layers, stripping off the layers, OY!

Invest in a sleeveless vest.

Put a tank top underneath.  Pair it with a long sleeved t-shirt.  Add a thin cashmere layer. A tailored shirt works too.
Jeans, leggings, even a tailored knee length skirt works with this piece.  Add a pair of statement boots and vamanos mamacita!


Budget friendly options available if your name isn’t Amal Clooney or Gwyneth Paltrow.  Current faves include Trouvè at Nordstroms for $78 and  ASOS for $72.

Who Needs Sleeves?!?!

Brogue Nation

A Rogue Nation is defined as a renegade state.

Try to find a more renegade state than suburban moms!  United in a lack of sleep, an overflow of mommy guilt, an excess of baby bragging capabilities (irregardless of the child’s age), and a daily challenge to find the perfect uniform that works while running, chasing, laundry, cooking, cleaning, dodging body fluids and still managing to look hot.  woah. 

Suburban moms, it is time to celebrate and WHOOP it up!  Brogues are THE shoe for Fall 2015. 

Flat.  Leather. Comfortable. Stylish. Cute. Work with jeans, shorts, leather pants, skirts, whatever.  Dress them up or down.  Just wear them.


As an added bonus brogues allow you to wear those super duper silly adorable itty bitty no-see-um socks.  Seriously, the inventor of those babies needs to win some sort of serious award.

Ding Dong Bell Bottoms

Bell Bottom denim is THE investment for Fall 2015.

Add a little secret height with a great pair of boots or clogs if you think Bell Bottoms are only for the tall types.  Isabel Marant Etoile Crisi boots even hide the heel for you shy ones :)


Stella McCartney naturally has THE best bells around.  Must be the Beatle association that helped her create the most flattering 70’s cut available!


Level 99 has long been a brand reversecommuter has loved – I even tried to convince them to design a maternity jean for my boutique in another life!  Anywho…Level 99’s Evelyn Gaucho is beyond adorable and could be the funnest piece of fall denim available! Picture them with adidas Stan’s or strappy sandals or ankle boots and a simple t-shirt.


MOTHER Denim’s high waisted cruiser is in a wash MOTHER calls ‘bushwhacked’ and that is just what you will be if you don’t invest in a pair of these!

Wondering what to do with your distressed jeans…


Sarong SO Right!

The next time you find yourself longingly stroking a scarf or sarong

thinking that yet another purchase would be “so wrong” (tee hee)

think lovingly of THE easiest, chicest beach outfit option, and swipe that credit card like a boss! 

T-shirt, espadrilles or flip flops and GO Beach Baby GO!