Month: April 2015

Tis the Season, Formal Season

With proms, fund-raisers, Greek formals and wedding season upon us, I thought now would be a good time to do a post in that regard.  And besides, I just love playing dress up…..still!  For this post, I chose a look that would be perfect for any of the above festivities.  I chose a dress that is short, plain in color, but busy in detail.  I am a huge fan of the backless look and the wide playful ruffle at the hem of this piece.  The deep V in the front is an added bonus. I found this dress on  It really has become my go to for many things.  The varying price points and variety of styles make it worth clicking around and I always find something. The shoes, classic, pointed-toe Manolo’s.  I love the pop of silver with the all black look :)) I went simple but mighty with my jewelry and hair.  I did a pretty, messy ponytail to showcase the backless feature of the dress as well as to keep cool and comfortable while visiting and dancing at a crowded event.  As for the jewelry, I left it at my Cartier Love bracelet along with my everyday rings including a Sydney Evans cross, a Cartier Love ring and a ring from my mom. The “piece de resistance” is my treasured string of Chanel pearls that can be worn in any number of ways.  I chose to double wrap them into a choker allowing the remaining strings to cascade down my back. This was a relatively simple look to put together, but the final result is anything but simple!! I got dressed so quickly, I had a little time to play some pool in the lobby bar at the Gansevoort Meatpacking, NYC before a fun night out on the town! Remember, it doesn’t have to be complicated to be fancy, nor does it have to be all couture to be unforgettable!! Mixing and matching is all part of the fun in creating a great look!

xo B


Dress: Cameo Necklace: Chanel Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

So Many Neighborhoods, So Little Time!

Today’s Post is coming to you from the West Village, Meatpacking District. It is quickly becoming one of my favorite neighborhoods! Some highlights: The Standard, Catch22, Spice Market, Sugar Factory, Jeffrey, Cobblestone streets and Rebecca Taylor, to name a few. The transition from winter to spring has been very quirky to say the least. So, today’s post includes a spring color scheme with warmer transitional pieces. This Rebecca Taylor skirt is a favorite with the double zipper detail in the front and the large, fun flirty ruffle just below. It is an extremely comfortable piece and can be worn with a t-shirt, a silk blouse or, like today, with a cropped neutral sweater. The navy suede, over the knee boots by Stuart Weitzman are the perfect choice for both the outfit and the cooler temperatures. They are worn with no additional leg covering, for the spring look, but provide a bit of added warmth when traversing the cobblestone streets or strolling the High Line. This weather can be tricky, but there is no need to pull out all of your cotton spring/summer clothing just yet!! Transitional weather can be challenging but, be open- minded and have fun in order to be comfortable and stylish. You can still look springy in warmer pieces until the temperatures finally cooperate. Look through that closet and be creative, it can produce some terrific looks. Until then, Think Spring, xo B.


Top: BDG (Urban Outfitters)| Skirt: Rebecca Taylor (Similar Here)| ShoesStuart Weitzman


Winter is Coming……Back!


This winter’s transition to spring has been an extremely unpredictable one. In order to compensate, it is the perfect opportunity to pump the brakes on that spring wardrobe we are all dying to pull out and go to some warm, but colorful transitional pieces like this darling dress highlighted in today’s post. This is a long sleeved mini, which happens to be a favorite look of mine in any season! The light blue and cream color combination screams, “welcome, spring”, yet allows you warmth and comfort in this non- spring weather we are still encountering here in the North East. Be practical, but pretty. This darling dress was one I picked up in a small hotel boutique in upstate NY. It doesn’t have to be a big name or have big price tag to make a big statement. Finds like this are gems. Stay warm and get your closet ready, as if it hasn’t been for a month!! Spring weather WILL come! Until then, improvise xoB