April 16th, 2014

Can’t Stop Wearing: Double-Strap Sandals That Aren’t Birkenstocks

I have not caved to the Birkenstock trend…yet. But I have seen some pretty stylish ladies sporting some, dare I say, cute pairs? At any rate, one warm-weather shoe trend I am loving is the double-strap sandal. Because of all the thick straps, they do have a tendency to shorten your legs so if you are concerned about that, try it in a neutral (Sol Sana) or metallic (Dolce Vita) that does not have the top strap high up on the ankle.

 

Sol Sana January Double Band Sandals, Shopbop $80

 

 

Dolce Vita Nazarre, Anthropologie $118

 

Color Block Sandal, Urban Outfitters $69

 

Dolce Vita Deah Sandal, Nordstrom $68.95

 

Vera Woven, Anthropologie, $68

 

And…if, just IF, I were to wear a Birkenstock…I’m thinking these are the ones.

 

April 10th, 2014

TGIF: In Defense of Jeggings

We all love to hate them — jeans with stretch. Too much stretch. Too little stretch. I-D and Diesel teamed up to create this video that demonstrates how flexible their new Jogg jeans are (yes, there is twerking and yes it existed long before Miley).

 

 

Now excuse me while I go put on my jeggings and celebrate Friday. Happy weekend everyone!

April 10th, 2014

Dudes: Update this Spring with White

This spring, I am not just obsessed with white for women, but for men too. A quick easy way to make new your existing casual wardrobe is to add a new pair of white sneakers. Obsessed with this pair by Wings and Horns.

This  Shoes by Pottery option is also a keeper  ($155).

 

 

And can’t go wrong with a pair of classic Vans ($70).

 

Perfect with jeans, but also a great way to update those tired khakis in your closet.

April 10th, 2014

Classic Denim Jacket: Over Under

One of my favorites ways to layer during the spring is with a classic denim jacket or vest  under instead of over. In years past, I have layered a denim vest under a blazer and this season, definitely loving it under a trench. Having that denim peek out from under another jacket is a bit unexpected and adds a touch of boyish charm that I love.

Always reliable are  J.Crew,  Madewell,  Gap and Old Navy.

 

 

 

April 4th, 2014

Here Comes the Sun

Now that the sun is out, and my arms and legs are starting to emerge from a cocoon-like state… I want these.

Illesteva Ruth Stripes