It's that time. For layers.

By week's end, chilly won't be how we describe the weather. It will be downright cold. So layer up! Instead of shirt, jacket, scarf and coat, you will want to add a sweater and parka. Oh, and don't forget your gloves!

Enjoy bundling up!

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Photo from J'adore la superficialite

fallpurging

Wardrobe therapy.

From your own closet.

At the beginning of each season, I get back into my clients' closets to take inventory and edit items that no longer serve them. It's the easiest way to determine what is needed for the season at hand.

Not only is this important for my clients, but also for me. I find it incredibly therapeutic. 

Year to year, we make slight adjustments to our style. Our style naturally evolves. And that's healthy. That's not to say it's the norm to make major changes. However, little corrections over time help fine-tune one's wardrobe, and one's self expression.

Your closet should be a delightful place to enter. It should provide opportunities to express every mood. But more importantly, it should speak to your individual style. 

If this is not your closet, call me! You could certainly benefit from a little (or a lot) of purging. It's life changing. 

Photo from Marsha Cannon

Oh, how I have missed snuggling weather!

You know ... when you get home, after a long day, and immediately slip into deliciously comfy loungewear or PJs. It's amazing how productive I can be after work in my jammies. And down slippers.

Thanks to Hanro, this deluxe cotton pajama set is the perfect way to kick off fall! Cooler temps, I'm prepped and ready for you. Let's go.

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Available at Bergdorf Goodman

faithconnectionIt's impossible not to look.

At what's coming around the corner for fall, that is.

Not only am I pre-ordering for fall, I am taking note of what's in store for resort season and spring '15. I cannot deny, I am fall/winter first. Always.

It all comes down to fabric, texture and those lovely layers.

With high contrast continuing into FW14, I have my eye on Faith Connexion. What a great collection of easy everyday pieces! The line is dedicated to mixing and matching in a way that enables women to express their personal attitude.  

And these pants! I must have.

Available at Luisaviaroma

Part two of the style challenge. Are you game?

This has been a difficult undertaking. Participating myself, I know. The weather is unceasing. But it only puts a damper on this transitional season if you let it. Spring brings much inspiration. It's your guide for day-to-day dressing.

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Let's add some layers to the challenge, shall we.
  1. All rules apply from Challenge #1.
  2. Bottom half goes into the equation now β€” i.e., mint green jeans, long sleeve shirt layered underneath a navy sleeveless blouse and an ivory leather jacket.
  3. Feel free to work your spring dresses into the mix. Layer over or under.
  4. Bring out the shorts! Who says it's too early. It's all about working the right pieces. And a faux glow.
  5. Spring prints are ready for some action. Let them out to play, even if you have to layer a sweater over your top with your print pants, skirts or shorts.
  6. Lighten up with colors and materials. Cold snaps will happen, so keep wraps, scarves and jackets nearby.
  7. Boots work easily into spring, shorties especially. However, feel free to bring out your wedges and heels.
How's the challenge going so far? I'd love to hear from you.

Photo from Harper's Bazaar April 2014