Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Trend Report: Simola

There are a million things to love about fall, especially here in New England: beautiful foliage, perfect weather, pumpkin pie and, of course, boots. I never fear the weather turning a bit chillier because it means I can bring all my favorite boots out of their summer hibernation. This fall, the ankle boot reigns supreme, and mixed in with your pumps and knee-high boots, it adds another level of versatility to your wardrobe. The Simola gives you some of this season's hottest trends, like a rugged tread, high heel and burnished, distressed leather. Take a look at how this ankle bootie can give you multiple wardrobe options, and I'm sure you'll agree: there's a lot to love about fall!

At the Office
Pair the Simola with fun patterend tights for a updated look with a clean skirt and classic top.
Top, Charlotte Russe; Skirt, Top Shop; Tights, Gap; Belt, Another Line; Necklace, Banana Republic; Clutch, Nine West

On the Town
Pair the booties with a sweet dress and feminine accessories for a gallery opening, book reading or a romantic autumn stroll!
Dress, Paul Smith; Sweater, Top Shop; Tights, Charlotte Russe; Belt, Steve Madden; Earrings, ABS; Clutch, Express

Weekend Wear
Channel the season's country trend with an Isle sweater and equestrain belt.
Sweater, Eddie Bauer; Jeans, Seven for All Mankind; Belt, Lauren Ralph Lauren; Earrings, Alex & Ani; Bag, Bulga

Friday, September 4, 2009

Trend Report: Gallery

Last night I packed my suitcase for my End-of-Summer getaway to beautiful Martha's Vineyard, and as I was going through all my shoes, I realized something was very, very wrong: I don't own a pair of mary janes. How did this happen? I've got knee boots, ankle boots, thongs, ankle straps, platforms, slip-ons, slides, wedges, stilettos and flats. Not a single mary jane in sight. It's a shame, too, because it really is a perfect versatile shoe. It adds flirty and femine charm to any outfit and can easily be dressed up or dressed down. Well, luckily I work in the right place and will shortly be welcoming the Gallery into my shoe closet as my first pair of mary janes! But first, about that vacation...

Add Gallery to your shoe collection, too, and see just how many ways you'll find yourself wearing it!

At the Office
A structured dress and fashionable black tights are a stylish pair with the layered Gallery.
Dress, Hanii Y; Tights, Spanx; Watch, D&G; Bag, Cole Haan; Earrings, Nicole Romano

On the Town
The Gallery easily goes glamorous with a complementary layered dress and Fall's hot one-shoulder look.
Dress, Herve Leger; Bag, Lulu Guiness; Earrings & bracelet, Bijoux Heart

Weekend WearDistressed denim and a ruffled blazer are right on trend and pair well with charming accessories.
Blazer, Rebecca Taylor; Tank, Splendid; Jeans, Paige Denim; Earrings, Fabrizio Riva; Necklace, Giles & Brother; Bag, Rafe