26 June 2013

Floral Freshness

 Blouse: Ted Baker. Jeans: J Brand.

I have been in search for a good white jean for the last couple of summers. I finally found this pair from J Brand. What I like about them: they are thick; they are opaque (no white pocket outlines); they are a mid-rise; they aren't too skinny on bottom, which helps balance hips; and they have a little texture. I love pairing them with breezy, feminine pieces like this beautiful Ted Baker top!

Photo credit: Michael Wiltbank

18 June 2013

Two-Ways Tuesday: A Star & Stripes

James: Top: VS (old). Shorts: Zara (similar here). Shoes: BCBG (similar here). Belt & Bangle: J.Crew. Natalie: Blazer: Aqua (old). Top: J.Crew (similar here). Denim: J Brand. Shoes: Cole Haan

After a trip to the new Kate Spade store on Madison Ave & 67th, we thought we would save our summer stripe how-to post and share our love for a glittering star: The Kate Spade Bayside Park Small Coal bag is a perfect tote for the summer.

Bag. Espadrilles. Sunscreen. OFF WE GO!

Kate Spade Bayside Park Small Coal Tote in Pale Gold

Photo Credit: Michael Wiltbank

15 June 2013

Top-3 (Tie-Free) Father's Day Gifts

Photo Source: GQ Magazine
It's Saturday, and Father's Day is less than 24 hours away. Time hasn't been on your side, and now you're considering buying the man in your life yet another tie. There's no need to be redundant; your favorite stylists have you covered!

Here are our Top-3 (Tie-Free) Father's Day Picks:

We love these quirky Kate Spade Silver Street "Left & Right" Cufflinks. They are a fun take on a bespoke staple. Price: $30.00

J.Crew's Classic Gingham Pocket Square is a wardrobe must. Add a monogram in a contrasting color so Dad is sure to stand out. Price: $40.00 (plus $10.00 for monogram) 

The Art of Shaving's Traditional Gift Set will make good-bye kisses from Dad more than just a morning routine. On sale this week for $236; Regular Price: $295

Happy Shopping!

11 June 2013

Hydrangea Heaven

 Dress: CALLA for Comptoir des Cotonnieres. Shoes: Cole Haan. Clutch: Vintage (from Poppy)
 Dress: CALLA for Comptoir des Cotonniers. Shoes: Vince Camuto. Sunglasses: Stella McCartney

Sundresses tend to be my summer staple, as they are an easy way to stay stylish on those 90+ degree humid NYC summer days. The recent collaboration between French label Comptoir des Cotonniers and Paris-based designer Calla Haynes has my heart aflutter. I love the hydrangea prints, and the touches of white mesh add an unexpected edge. With such great colors and prints in the clothing, I don't need to do a lot of accessorizing to make a bold statement.

Visit here to check out the complete Calla for Comptoir des Cotonniers collection.

Photo credit: Michael Wiltbank

06 June 2013

[Maxi]mum Style

Skirt: Ted Baker. Denim jacket: Gap. Shoes: Rebecca Minkoff.

On my recent trip to London, I got a little retail crazy and, of course, had to stop in Ted Baker—one of my favorite brands. When I saw this maxi skirt, I immediately started mentally shopping my own closet to create outfits for it. (Shopping tip: You should be able to make at least 3 outfits out of any new piece you purchase.) For this look, I wanted to make the skirt appropriate for daytime, so I paired it with a casual denim jacket. I could transition to an edgier evening look by wearing a leather jacket instead.

If you are like me and love the maxi skirt trend, here are a few of my tips to help you pull off the look:
  • Make sure the hem length and heel height mesh. In this case, I wore flats so the skirt would hover just above the ground. 
  • For you shorter gals, a high-waisted maxi skirt will give the illusion of more height. (Heels never hurt either.) 
  • If you are pear shaped and want to camouflage your hips, avoid clingly material like a jersey knit and wear darker colors on bottom and lighter on top to balance your figure.
Happy shopping!

Photo credit: Michael Wiltbank
Special thanks to The Jake Walk for allowing us to shoot outside their restaurant.

04 June 2013


James: Blazer: Zara (similar here). Blouse: Zara: (similar here). Trousers: Banana Republic (similar here). Shoes: Zara (similar here). Natalie: Dress: Oasis (similar here). Cardigan: J.Crew. Shoes: Vince Camuto

James: I am a woman who typically lives by Diane von Fustenberg's famous quote: "Feel like a woman. Wear a dress!" But with a name like James, I was destined to don my fair share of menswear. When I am looking to exude femininity in a tuxedo, I opt for a bow blouse instead of a standard tuxedo shirt. Then I up the female factor with a stunning pair of peep-toe pumps and a red lip. The juxtaposition is bold and elegant, and it shows Justin Timberlake that ladies can look just as good in a suit and tie. 

Nat: Ever since I got my platinum pixie haircut last year, I have leaned toward playing up my flirty and feminine style. I like to joke that otherwise I may be mistaken for Peter Pan when I'd rather look like Tinkerbell. In addition, with this more edgy and boyish hairstyle, I can wear all the floral fit-and-flares dresses I want (like this one from one of my favorite UK stores Oasis) without feeling like a Stepford Wife.

Photo Credit: Michael Wiltbank