The Fifth Decade: still blossoming

Like these warm October days, with summer flowers still verdant and vivid, I think the fifth decade is a surprisingly good one. Despite my age, or perhaps because of it,  I feel like I am blossoming; growing and reaching towards something bright. The fifth decade of my life has been good to me. Follow my … Continue reading The Fifth Decade: still blossoming

Transition to Fall with Statement Tights

Hello My friends. While there are issues much more profound, we fashionistas are trying to look autumnal while wearing summer weight clothes. Global weirding, anyone?  What to do?   My outfit felt more like the hues of the leaves falling from the trees, despite temps in the high 70's, when I  added statement tights,  in … Continue reading Transition to Fall with Statement Tights

Bold Fashion in Dark Times

Yesterday I wore a bright sweater with "Gucci" vibes, and distressed denim. Today, after reading the headlines, I would not choose to wear color. I would want to wear black. I was at Bloomingdales supposing their efforts to fight breast cancer,  and I bought two items where the proceeds went generously to that cause. I have included a shopping collage, for those of us who want the shopping distraction!

 In dark times, it is helpful to embrace Fashion and Art; to train our eyes, collectively, on the light at the end of the tunnel. I wish you peace, joy, and the bit of light that comes with illumination.

XOXO, Elle

#NYFW / My Bustling City/ #WIW

We find ourselves a bit past the mid-point of #NYFW. I have enjoyed many runway shows, but was especially enthusiastic about the Runway Gala hosted by The Carol Galvin Foundation to benefit cancer. This post just is a preview of the shows to come, and a bit of a #WIW post as well.  More to come!

Stay safe from the storms! Sending love from New York City!

#Streetstyle Tips: How To Wear White After Labor Day

Wondering how to wear white after Labor Day? Lets ditch the old rules and look at white as a cool neutral for autumn. Think cozy sweaters, soft capes, white shirtings over denim, in any color. Do not forget a winter-white coat in a good wool or cashmere, a true luxury piece that will always be in style. I added some shopping and styling ideas to this post. Remember , when possible, shop small and local!

City Snaps- Street Style in the City

Sam, Linna and I took to the streets for this authentic street style shoot! We are all from 3 different generations,  but we share common values. I enjoyed styling these gorgeous , and so much younger, girls !  We had a wonderful time, the way friends do, and the photoshoot ended up with an early, ad hoc dinner, New York style ! Check my Instagram feed for more of this shoot. Have a great week!

Eclipse in vivd orange/ Outfit For the Solar eclipse In NYC

Dressed in a #EvaMendes wrap skirt, via NY&C , I went out to see the solar eclipse The sky went dark and the crescent moon was the same fiery orange as my bag, and dimmed to the coral of my top. I did not intend to mirror this miraculous natural event with my random outfit choice , but there it is. What wonderful experience : throngs of New Yorkers were lining the street and erupting into gleeful OOHS and AHHS- What a lovely change of venue and mood for this city, and elsewhere, I am sure!

Grand Opening: Studio34

I enjoyed the grand opening of the Midtown East location of Studio 34, a salon that specializes in balayage and ombre hair color . The opening celebration was lavish and fun. I wore a silk tiered halter dress, a mini bag by Coccinelle, and a cuff bracelet via Etsy, made by Swarovski. I love to support small and local! --- Ok, this city blogger is off to the Hamptons for a bit! Happy weekend!

Embellish or Perish: A post to READ and SEE

I am wearing a thrifted dress. It was discarded, and then up styled by me for $10.00. The proceeds support shelters for battered women.   In this precarious world, it is important to remember that we vote with our dollars.  I try to shop local,  shop small, and up-cycle. True style should include a social contract that brings light into the world.