loupcharmant

I love soft, airy fabrics. I love clothing that inspires femininity, and at the same time, freedom. I love Loup Charmant for creating a line steeped in ocean life.

Growing up spending her summers on a small island off the coast of the Carolinas, Founder Kee Edwards has always savored the easy lifestyle of sun-soaked days on the beach. Loup Charmant, meaning charming wolf, is a reference to Kee’s own coming-of-age, evoking the sensuality and subtle flirtatiousness that is inherent to her brand.

The Loup Charmant story began in 2006 when Kee discovered the heirloom quality fabric that allowed her to bring her vision to life. Timeless. Versatile. Fuss-free. 

One stroll around the house in bloomers and I was hooked. Not only did I buy more bloomers (silk, too), I bought a beautiful, easy breezy nightgown. 100% organic cotton, and sewn in New York City. Obsessed.

And to think, it all started with a pair of bloomers.

Loving everything blush. Still.

Even though this color does me no favors, I dig it. Soft, beautiful, feminine.

This transitional time of year calls for an easy pullover for chic layering. How about this cap sleeve sweater? Ulla Johnson's handloom chunky organic cotton sweater, naturally dyed light pink, has awesome fringe detail with a lace up V-neckline with cotton ties. So fun!

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Available at The Dreslyn

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It's January and 70 degrees outside. What a tease.

Though I love winter (yes I do) the break has been nice. This month every year my focus shifts to spring pre-orders for clients. And guess who made my list?

Azzedine Alaia is one of the world's most respected fashion designers. Honest. Shy. Yet doesn't bow to the pressures or demanding timetables of the fashion industry.

The spring collection is full of sculptural silhouettes and meticulous craftmanship. And, oh the shoes! 

Available at Net-a-Porter

If you didn't notice, the bomber made a big comeback this fall. And into spring it goes

While there are many to choose from, I am most excited about these. Valentino, Saint Laurent and Kenzo bring on the style personality with bright, cheery colors and prints, just in time for spring. These lightweight jackets amp up any outfit, from jeans to flirty skirts. And if you happen to prefer dark solids, they have those, too.

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Featured above in order: Valentino, Saint Laurent, Kenzo all available at Net-a-Porter

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There has never been a year when I haven't wished you Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

I missed every single one of those this time around and I feel horrible. Crazed and dazed I have been. Styling has been at an all-time high, the health component to my business continues to grow and add to that life in general — I got lost in it all. And I apologize.

I love heading into a fresh new year. 2017 is going to teach me a thing or two. Especially in time management. Making an impact, whatever the capacity, continues to be my focus. For my family. My friends. My clients. With my faith wrapped around them all.

As I forge ahead, I plan to take notes along the way to ensure I stay aligned with my purpose. It's that important to me. Not to bring on pressure. Just to hold myself accountable. In all areas of my life.

What has 2016 taught you? And what do you want to get out of 2017?

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