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

msgmcoat

The last few months have been a whirlwind of styling. And in that time, I have come across some amazing pieces to help my clients step outside of the box and inject splashes of fun into their wardrobes.

Of course what we wear serves a purpose, a function. However, what we wear is also an extention of our personality. It's what we communicate to the world about us, a little bit at a time. Staying true to your individual style is important. But know, there is absolutely nothing wrong with adding a few surprises into the mix. The giddy factor is ever important.

This bold, color block coat in an argyle design does just that. MSGM got it right by providing both typical and atypical outerwear this season. Tailored in Italy from wool-blend felt, this cocooning style is finished with smooth satin lining that effortlessly slips over shirts, knitwear and dresses.

Available at MSGM and Net-a-Porter

What appeals to me these days — simplicity.

During this transitional season, where the temperatures fluctuate, an oversized caftan style dress seems quite perfect. Easy to layer under or over. I love this one by Shaina Mote. Made in the U.S.A., it's available in both white and black and features a graduated hem line and hip pockets. Shaina is known for creating conversational pieces that evolve with the wearer through the years, reflecting an effortless west coast attitude with fine tailoring and high-end construction. 

Depending on your climate, this is one piece that can be worn throughout the year.

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Available at The Dreslyn

guccicoat

Oh, how I wish it were that time.

Time to wear weighted elegance, in the form of this gorgeous Gucci wool natté coat.

I am a sucker for ivory coats, first off. Let's add to that, Italian made. And finally, the fact that this style is timeless with the double-breasted closure and notched lapels. Covered buttons, to boot!

While the heat is still lingering, my mind is elsewhere, waiting to embrace the cooler months. Yes, even the frigid temps on the northern lacrosse fields. After all, that means I get to layer!

Available at Luisaviaroma