Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I heart the GAP



The polish has hardly set on my most recent pedicure and I am already dying to stuff my feet into the Pierre Hardy Shoe and Boot collection for the Gap. Set to hit Gap stores in mid September, the fold over boots will be available in gray, khaki, army green and navy; and with a price point under $200.00 you might not have to choose just one.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Back to School Hippe Style




Here are some shots from the photo shoot I styled for BayState Parent yesterday. Look for it in their Back to School issue which comes out in August.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Little Surfer Girl

I've been out hanging with my little sis in Cali. and besides the amazing weather, I've become enamored with the surfer girl style that defines Laguna Beach. It's a sexy tomboy look which works all year in SoCal but, if you want to incorporate it just for the summer, here are the must haves:
A great bikini. A fantastic denim skirt, you can fray the edges if you want to get really authentic. A rockin' hoodie by a surf company like BillABong or Roxy.
A hat either a straw fedora or a cool cowboy one. Sunglasses, I like the aviator style but you could also do some Oakleys. Some cool bracelets that can handle the sun and the surf and of course some cool hair product to give your locks that fresh out of the waves look. Throw on your flops and you've got that sexy surfer girl look even if you've never left the sandy shores. If you really play your cards right you might even be able to snag a hot surfer boy to go with your new look.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Splish, Splash


It's time to swim. If you are living on the east coast like me, maybe you'll be sooner swimming in a puddle than in a pool, but nevertheless the time for purchasing a swimsuit is here. Now I know that trying on swimwear falls somewhere between a root canal and paying your taxes, but I am here to offer you some tips to get you through the experience. First, don't rule out a two piece before you've at least tried it on, sometimes they can be more flattering than their one piece sister. Two, concern yourself more with highlighting your best features rather than hiding your worst, it's better for the mind. Three, construction and fabric count, their isn't much of it but you don't want what is there to look cheap, and a well constructed suit will simply just fit better. Four, be careful of white or pale suits, unless you are sunning yourself at the Playboy mansion you might not want to come out of the water in something that has suddenly become see through. Lastly, bring a friend along who is brutally honest with you. The mirrors in the store dressing rooms can be deceptive and when you are wearing a swimsuit you need to know the real deal from all angles. Besides, that friend will come in handy later when you need to head out afterwards for a stiff drink to calm yourself down from the whole experience.