My Monday Must Have…

My obsession with the fisherman sweater started way back…when my mom hand knitted a gorgeous button up wool version for my father! I realized how cool it was to rock his oversized sweater with my broken in Levi’s, and Timberlands boots (it was the early 80’s give me a break here)! My obsession resurfaced on a recent buying trip were I had the pleasure of meeting the Branigan’s, a father and son duo straight from Ireland, who are manufacturer’s of hand-woven capes, sweaters, and other yummy wool pieces straight from the Emerald Isle. My chat with the Branigan’s gave me a full history of the fisherman sweater…the wool kept the fisherman warm and dry, the waters were rough and often these men were lost at sea and their sweaters helped identify who they were as each family had their own stitch! This only made me appreciate these sweaters that much more. Sooo…my Monday Must Have…A fisherman Sweater! But no longer the kind you pair with jeans (well still love that look!). But let’s take it up a notch!

My Monday Must Have...

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Trend; Statement Necklaces

Trend; Statement Necklaces

Lanvin swarovski crystal jewelry, $2,265 / Alexis Bittar pendant jewelry / Stella & Dot fake jewelry / Vanessa Mooney necklace / Deepa Gurnani hand crafted jewelry / Stella & Dot stella dot necklace / J.Crew j crew jewelry / David Aubrey / Stella & Dot stella dot necklace / Stella & Dot stella dot necklace / Statement necklace / Oasis bead jewelry, $39 / Bib collar necklace / Yellow gold jewelry

Slouchy Pants

Slouchy Pants

Marni long top / Karen Millen summer tank top / Karen Millen , $76 / Topshop lace tank / Salvatore Ferragamo turquoise jacket / Chloé satin pants / Lanvin elastic waist pants, $980 / Free People slouch jeans / Giada Forte slouch pants / Diane Von Furstenberg pants / Karen Millen slouch pants / Karen Millen slouch pants / Givenchy suede high heels / Yves Saint Laurent yellow strappy heels / Dorothy Perkins nude patent leather shoes / Coconuts Valencia | Piperlime

Drowning In a Sea oF Blue

Spent a day with a client drowning in a sea of blue. I had never seen so many shades of blue in one wardrobe! My client, a beautiful 50-year-old women, recently divorced,reentering the work force and recovering from the after-math of hurricane Sandy (her home was devastated by the storm). With over $200,000 in storm damage, my client could not afford a whole new wardrobe and was looking for help to re-work what she already owned. Her typical uniform, jeans, a blue top, and blue or tan shoes! My recomendations…add pops of color with accessories…shoes, scarves, belts, handbags and invest in one great jacket that would work with both work and casual attire.

Drowning In a Sea oF Blue

Milly dress, $810 / Karen Millen dress / Mango navy blue t shirt, $14 / H&M t shirt, $4.58 / Just Cavalli , $825 / J Brand skinny fit jeans / Reiss plaid skirt / Yves Saint Laurent platform sandals, $920 / Yves Saint Laurent strappy heels, $865 / Kate Spade strappy heels / Wedge heels / Hermès yellow handbag / Proenza Schouler bag / DKNY bag / Accessorize color block handbag / DANNIJO / DANNIJO cuff bracelet / DANNIJO bracelet / Coral earrings / H&M bracelet ring, $7.64 / Lanvin belt, $445 / J.Crew silk shawl

White On White

One of this season’s biggest trends..White On White! I am loving it! I especially adore it paired with other shades of white, tans , or gold! Add a P.O.C (pop of color) with a bright lipstick,a saturated hue of nail polish,or a bold eye!

White On White

Lanvin linen dress
mytheresa.com

H M biker jacket
$45 – hm.com

Proenza schouler
net-a-porter.com

KOTUR box clutch
net-a-porter.com

Clip earrings
marissacollections.com

Stella dot jewelry
stelladot.com

J Crew j crew
jcrew.com