There are some brands you instantly have a love affair with and a love affair you hope will last a lifetime. It’s no surprise that Chanel fits that mould perfectly. Monsieur Lagerfeld is pure genius – I think of him as what Steve Jobs was to the world of technology. He will have something walk down the runway and a few seasons later, the rest of the design world will realize his brilliance and follow suit. I knew I had to have this tailcoat the second I saw it.
How did this happen? When did I turn thirty? CRICKEY!! I can’t believe that the time has come and gone and I’m officially a decade older. Like most things we tend to build up in our heads, it was very anticlimactic. But it ended up being a day filled with a lot of love. My family and friends called me from all over the globe. My parents sent me one of the sweetest notes I have ever gotten and two of my closest friends treated me to the perfect New York evening.
Flare ups usually come with a scary connotation. Thankfully when it comes to my jeans, they simply add to the fun! I didn’t grow up in the 70’s so all the trends we keep talking about and seeing around us seem fun and exciting to me. I went as far as the bell bottom but never the full flare when I was younger.
I could have sworn that it was yesterday we were talking about the blog turning one. And here we are and the year has flown by and with it, so have my twenties.
A couple months ago I said I would start blogging more regularly. But so much has happened since then that has taken precedence over the blog that I took a step back from doing what I love so much. Please know that I’ve missed being able to speak and connect with all of you. I felt like I was scraping the bottom for a while but it feels so good to be coming back up for air – I’ve managed to finally curb the blues.
Speaking of things on my New Year Resolution list, remember I mentioned reading being one of them? Leandra of The Man Repeller is a woman I not only admire but find incredibly relatable and funny. She is witty and smart and isn’t afraid to let her guard down, to let you learn through her journey. While a quick read, I enjoyed reading it a lot. Similarly Sophia is the real #girlboss and inspires me to be an entrepreneur everyday with her unique way of relating to women today.
Happy New Year! As I get older, it seems I say this more and more – time seems to be running by like water. The start of 2016 is a big year for me. It is the year I’m going to turn thirty. One of the fringe benefits of this year is that it gives me time to contemplate and still act on anything I want to have ready for the next decade of my life.
Chanel knew what she was talking about when she said a woman can never go wrong in a little black dress. It is at once elegant and the base canvas to either accessorize or continue to keep the look simple and chic. You know how when you go shopping with an outfit in mind and never manage to find anything? I personally always find it hard to shop for specific occasions. So now when I happen to come across an outfit I love but don’t necessarily have an immediate occasion for, I buy it anyway.
Winter dressing is all about classics. As I grow older, I consciously shop for classics rather than buying just fashion. Two basics that I recommend for every wardrobe are a camel coat in a heavy weight and a white shirt or dress to layer in the winter months.
Nothing quite beats the excitement of an impromptu getaway. For a weekend that is a given every year, you’d think I’d be better prepared with a getaway plan. But for some reason, 4th of July is always something I forget to plan around. Though sometimes, getting into a car and driving into the wind is just what you need to get a break from city life.