On Turning 40

Valentino rainbow birthday

When I was growing up, I had my whole life planned out (or so I thought).  But my plans stopped at age 37.  At that point, I figured, I would have been elected President of the United States (no, I’m not joking.  Ahh, youth!) and would be married with children.  And then I guess I thought I’d fade off into the sunset?

My point is, even a few years ago, I never imagined what it would be like to be 40.  I’m not sure the age scared me, per se, but (more…)

Layers Upon Layers

Layered Outfit

Layered Outfit details

This time of year calls for layers (and perhaps a snow shovel, depending on where you live).  All the better if the layers include an ethereal and whimsical layer like this Raquel Allegra dress.  It adds an entirely different dimension to black leather pants and a white asymmetrical sweater.

And both easily go from day to night with a quick change of bag and shoes.  In fact, even (more…)

Perfect Pairs

Stud Earrings

I normally wear a pair of earrings for months on end.  That’s what I’ve been doing for at least four months now, and now I’m ready for a new pair.  When I checked out BaubleBar‘s selection today, I was thrilled at the options.  These remind me of the Dior ads with Jennifer Lawrence, these are super cute, and (more…)

That 70′s Vibe

Gucci Spring 2015 campaign

Gucci Spring 2015 campaign 2

I’ve never felt an affection for the look of the 70s.  I don’t have much hippie in me, and for some reason the look has never resonated with me (maybe it’s because I lived through part of the actual 70s, and no one looked quite this perfect the first time around?).

Until now.  This season, I can’t wait to embrace the 70s look (as reinterpreted through a (more…)