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La Garçonne

I think even the girliest of girls can agree that sometimes, it would be nice to think like a guy when it comes to putting an outfit together. Like, “I think I’ll wear grey today.” And instead of worrying about whether their outfit “pops”, they just layer all the grey things they have in their closet, AND they get to wear comfortable shoes. This outfit is my ode to that kind of tomboy – I mean – garçonne – nonchalance. Read More »

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In Residence at The Jefferson

My husband and I treated ourselves to a little staycation a couple of weeks ago at The Jefferson, a five star boutique hotel in the heart of Washington, D.C. Besides the stellar accommodations and service, the place has loads of sentimental value to us since we got married there in 2013.  Since then, we have tried to stay there at least once a year, particularly around the holidays when all of the pretty Christmas decorations are up. Read More »

The Marcel Sweater

I have been trying to simplify my wardrobe lately, buying only key pieces that I can style in various ways. This Marcel Sweater from the cult favorite French brand Sézane is the perfect example of a wardrobe staple that can be dressed up or down, depending on my mood. To illustrate my point, I styled the same sweater in three totally different ways. Read More »

A Parisienne in DC

 

Last summer I was interviewed by 40+ Style, a popular website and blog offering style inspiration and advice for – you guessed it – women over forty.  Although many of the questions were geared to that specific audience, I hope that my answers offer wider appeal. I thought I would share them with you here so that you might get to know me a little better. Enjoy!

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Belle de Jour

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a beret wearing kick lately, and nowhere does it make more sense to do so than in Paris, where I was for this shoot (obviously).  I picked up this wool dress and these unique white booties from two of my favorite French designers (Isabel Marant and Chanel, respectively) on sale a few weeks ago in New York. Read More »

L’Attitude Rive Gauche

I love a good bouclé/tweed combo, especially when the labels involve at least two “C”s. I fell for this cute vintage bomber from Chanel despite the fact that the color scheme is not my usual (i.e. shades of black). I pulled out this almost twenty-year old brown tweed pencil skirt from my lawyering days in NYC (yes I have a hard time parting with my clothes, and yes I’m old enough for some of my clothes to qualify as “vintage”) because I liked the way that it picks up the subtle hues in the bouclé.

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I decided to play up an eccentrically stylish, beatnik vibe by accessorizing in the manner of fashion’s current king of quirk, Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele. Quirky, that is, anywhere but on the famously avant-garde left bank (rive gauche) in Paris, where I just happen to be sitting as I write this.

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Vintage Beige Chanel Bouclé Bomber available at Ella Rue (similar here), JCrew Tweed Pencil Skirt (similar here), Gucci Sylvie bag, Gucci Marmont Metallic Pumps (similar here) Le Specs Liar Liar Cat Eye Sunglasses, Beige Wool Beret (similar here)

Georgetown Rive Gauche

Turning a House into a Home.  I left Paris in 2009 brokenhearted and homesick.  My consolation was a little brownstone I had fallen in love with and managed to purchase in Georgetown’s East Village.   Read More »