wearwhiteParisian chic.

That's how I like it.

No new news here. I'm still preaching the all white wardrobe. Simplicity at its finest.

And while I am supposed to attend an event tomorrow in which I'll be wearing black, I much prefer white.

My schedule has been extra busy lately. Between shoots, clients and Bo, it's a wonder I manage to dress myself. Add in my children's sports (with my head spinning), and you've got a chaotic calendar.

Recently, I spoke at a group function where I presented easy breezy spring styles. The format was user friendly — changing the models' looks right on stage to showcase the importance of versatility in the wardrobe. Of course, the topic of white came up. My rule: white is fine year round (as long as the pants aren't linen). Yes, I prefer white denim in the winter over any other bottom, but that's not to say it can't be done. There's always winter white, too.

See, some chaos can be good. I wouldn't drop a thing in my life right now. I am doing what I was put here on earth to do.

Although, I do believe my client tomorrow will trump the event. Something has to give, and I love my clients. I'm thrilled I had the opportunity to dress clients for this particular event. I am behind more scenes than you can imagine. 

Will any of my clients be in white tomorrow? What do you think?

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vincebluesuedeI've always wanted blue suede shoes. In my head, I pictured fabulous heels. However, this particular pair is perfectly suited for spring.

Woven espadrille slip-ons, in general, are not the easiest fit for a narrow foot. However, it was love at first sight when I spotted Vince's Robin suede flat in coastal. Gorgeous navy color!

The suede is soft and the footbed is super comfy. I may never take these off.

Available at Nordstrom

volumemascaraA tiny-brushed mascara that creates volume?

This groundbreaking formula by Kevyn Aucoin is Award winning for good reason. It separates and defines every lash. It does not smudge, smear, clump or flake (tubing properties). And the teeny tiny brush makes it a breeze to ensure every single lash is invited to the party.

It absolutely adds length. Without a doubt. Does it add volume? Maybe. I use it more on my bottom lashes than the top. However, lately I have been using it for both top and bottom lashes and have come to love the ease of this mascara. It can be layered, but doesn't necessarily have to. Which is a bonus. Warm water takes it off. That's it.

This is the perfect mascara as the temperatures heat up. 

*Available at Jeffre Scott in Charlotte, Turner & Scott in Asheville and Bailey & Scott in Raleigh

Isn't it spring? Last time I checked, it was April.

I didn't get the memo about it being 80-some degrees this week. What gives?

I changed clothes three times today. Not because I didn't know what to wear. But because I was sweating. I shouldn't be sweating in the beginning of April. What happened to the breezy spring days with light layers, hats and scarves? I need more of those kind of days.

Today, spring jumped into summer. Sprummer. No good.

We have plenty of options for summer. However, it sure would be nice to sport those spring styles first. 

sprummer

Photo from Vogue China April 2015

caringforcashmereIf you haven't tucked away your cashmere for the season, it's time.

The more cashmere you collect over the years, the more you understand the importance of caring for it. Whether you think moths exist in your home or not, if your cashmere sweater has one spec of food or drink on it, a moth will find it. And a hole will suddenly appear.

There is an easy way to avoid that from happening — keep your cashmere clean.

At the end of the winter season (and in between when needed), I wash all of my cashmere (like colors together; otherwise separately) on the wool cycle with The Laundress Wool & Cashmere Shampoo. This is one detergent that I trust to safely clean and preserve my cashmere.

Once everything is washed, hung to dry and ready to store, I place everything neatly into an airtight container.

My friend sadly discovered her Brunello Cucinelli cashmere sweater hole ridden this past fall when bringing out her cashmere. I cannot tell you how sad that made me. It's easy to prevent if you follow two simple steps: wash (dry clean is fine, but I prefer washing) and store (airtight).

It's not too late — wash and store today.