Peeps

Never been much of a leaf peeper.

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Grew up in the tropics.

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More of a palm tree gawker but even I need to recognize how beautiful fall foliage is!

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Blazers & Blossoms

Spring brings blossoms and blazers.

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There is nothing in the world like a good blazer.  It compliments any outfit and hides a multitude of sins!

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It is the perfect piece to add to jeans and a t-shirt.  It is the perfect date night piece to wear over a slinky-spaghetti-strapped-this-date-is-promising kind of top.  It is the perfect piece to wear when traveling (not too hot/not too cold).

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Classic navy and black basic blazers have some fun company this season.  Brilliant pinks, stripes, florals and metallics.  Click on the pics to go directly to the source!

J Crew Schoolboy Blazer in Pink Linen $129 on sale!

J Crew
Schoolboy Blazer in Pink Linen $129 on sale!

Each X Other Striped Blazer net-a-porter $805

Each X Other Striped Blazer
net-a-porter $805

 

MSGM Floral Blazer KirnaZabete $761

MSGM Floral Blazer
KirnaZabete
$761

Oh Lanvin how I am so ABSOLUTELY OBSESSED with this blazer!!!!!

Lanvin Fitted Metallic Lame Blazer Kirna Zabete $3490

Lanvin Fitted Metallic Lame Blazer
Kirna Zabete
$3490

1 Great White Shirt, 2 Loose Lemons

‘If you were to ask me what I wish I had invented in fashion, it would be the white shirt. To me, a shirt is the basis for everything. Everything else comes afterwards.’
Karl Lagerfeld

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Nothing says Spring has Sprung like wearing a white shirt.

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It is one of the most basic yet versatile fashion staples in any closet.

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The white shirt is like cupcakes – they are NEVER going to go out of style!

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My juggling skills are not building block material, but it does entertain everyone while waiting for dinner to be ready!  🙂

Cropped WHAT?!?

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Memo to designers – Not all women’s stomachs are created equal.

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Some are in their early twenties and have washboard six packs. Others are a teeny bit older and have had some babies, and are now the proud owners of tummy-Shar-Peis.

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Hence the Spring fashion conundrum concerning crop tops & the need for Fashion Translation!

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There are some wondrous collections out this spring, most of which are offering crop tops. What’s the owner of a muffin top to do?

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Option One – the layered look.  This is a great option for Spring (and almost Spring), as layering is key to survival when it is freezing in the morning then scorching in the afternoon.

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Wear a longer tee short or blouse underneath the crop. But don’t tuck!

Option Two –  Tune in tomorrow……  🙂

Cropped What?!

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Memo to designers – Not all women’s stomachs are created equal.

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Some are in their early twenties and have washboard six packs. Others are a teeny bit older and have had some babies, and are now the proud owners of tummy-Shar-Peis.

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Hence the Spring fashion conundrum concerning crop tops & the need for Fashion Translation!

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There are some wondrous collections out this spring, most of which are offering crop tops. What’s the owner of a muffin top to do?

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Option One – the layered look.  This is a great option for Spring (and almost Spring), as layering is key to survival when it is freezing in the morning then scorching in the afternoon.

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Wear a longer tee short or blouse underneath the crop. But don’t tuck!

Option Two –  Tune in tomorrow……  🙂

Not The Boss of Me!

You (winter) cannot make me (reversecommuter) wear a coat anymore!

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How low the temperature goes…I am powerless.  😦

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How much snow falls on the ground…again, completely devoid of any say.  (Needless to say, that hurts!)

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Number of snow days where me and the bambinos are trapped indoors – apparently I am powerless on that count too!

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Whether I wear a coat or not...HA! THE DECISION IS MINE ALL MINE!!!!!!  

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A vest with a couple of layers underneath allow the bobble-head-chauffeurs of the ‘burbs (aka mommies) to bounce around in style even in the deep dark days of winter!

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Seersucker is the epitome of a Spring wardrobe, be it blue or pink…

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paired with boyfriend jeans, (Mother boyfriend’s – click here to shop)

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a great t-shirt (J Crew perfect fit t-shirt click here)

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and of course a hoola hoop!

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(mad skill not included…)