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Posts from — May 2013

Travel Wear

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Have you picked up the latest issue of Playground magazine? Instead of my usual fashion spread, I wrote this article on what to wear on vacation this year. Everyone always wants to fit in as a tourist visiting a foreign place, but the truth is it’s almost impossible to truly dress like a local. We have to pack light for our trip. My biggest problem right now is figuring out how to find a comfy pair of sandals to bring. I don’t want clunky ones from Clarks or Bjorn. But, they have to be padded to wear around all day. I will wear sneakers some days but want some options.

May 19, 2013   Comments Off on Travel Wear

Prom

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Blouse/BCBG; Shorts/BCBG and Necklaces/Iosselliani

My son went to his first prom this year. He’s wearing a classic charcoal grey tux and looks so handsome!

May 18, 2013   Comments Off on Prom

A Fresh Take on White Denim

Jacket/Tibi; Dress/Parker; Booties/Franco Sarto

Jacket/Tibi; Dress/Parker; Booties/Franco Sarto

I’ve had a white denim jacket on my wish list this year. But, I didn’t want a classic denim jacket. This one is a little edgy but really works well with the items in my closet. I wear it in place of a cardigan at chilly restaurants.

 

May 18, 2013   Comments Off on A Fresh Take on White Denim

Happy Mother’s Day!

Top/Rebecca Taylor; Jeans/J. Crew Toothpick; Sandals/Ann Taylor

Top/Rebecca Taylor; Jeans/J. Crew Toothpick; Sandals/Ann Taylor

I wore this to my daughter’s Mother’s Day Tea at school. I was so proud of all the projects she worked on but the one below was the best. I have to admit, I took special pride in the fact that she called me “smart” rather than talk about my physical appearance. That’s my girl!

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May 12, 2013   Comments Off on Happy Mother’s Day!

Work Appropriate Blues

Sweater and Necklace/J. Crew; Skirt/Ann Taylor; Shoes/DVF

Sweater and Necklace/J. Crew; Skirt/Ann Taylor; Shoes/DVF

When I need to dress for a meeting or conference, I go with separates. I have two suits but I rarely wear them together. I absolutely love these J. Crew Tippi sweaters. They are lightweight enough for Florida and come in a million colors. Gap had a similar sweater recently ($19.99) but the sleeves were long, not 3/4 length. Still, a great buy. Watch J. Crew for sales on the Tippi. It appears to be a staple that they offer in different colors each season.

May 11, 2013   Comments Off on Work Appropriate Blues

Black and Blue

Dress/Rebecca Taylor

Dress/Rebecca Taylor; Shoes/Franco Sarto; Bracelets/Iosselliani

Forget the old rules that you don’t mix blue with black. I love the bright blue mixed with black, it’s fresh and edgy.

Magpie Styling Tip: I used to wear a wider belt with these types of dresses. I have a short torso and thought it accented my waist. Then, I tried on a medium-width belt (above) and realized that I was shortening my torso even more with the wide belt. So, if you have a short torso or an athletic build with no definable waist, try a 1 1/2 to 2 inch belt for the best proportion.

Add a jacket for structure

Add a jacket for structure

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May 10, 2013   Comments Off on Black and Blue

It’s All About Shorts

T Shirt/Vince; Necklace/Iosselliani; Shorts/BCBG; shoes/Balenciaga

T Shirt/Vince; Necklace/Iosselliani; Shorts/BCBG; shoes/Balenciaga

I am all about the shorts this summer. To me, this is a perfect summer casual outfit. For day, wear a simple chain and flats. For night, add the wedges and edgier jewelry.

 

May 8, 2013   Comments Off on It’s All About Shorts