September 01, 2016
This past week, I could hardly believe it, but there was a crispness in the air. There was that feeling that fall was not that far away. Well, before I knew it, that crispness disappeared and humidity came back in. It was a reminder that summer is not over...yet.
As I recently spoke about traveling, including to a U.S. National Park in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service, I thought we should work to end this summer season with some fashion. So, let's close out summer with excitement and have some fun mixing and matching prints!
Believe it or not, mixing and matching prints should be fun and not intimidating or a chore. With that said... You don't always have to wear a print with a solid. Of course, mixing and matching prints isn't always a go-to option because it can either be a hit or can be seen as a miss.
So, what do you need to know when mixing and matching prints? Here's a simple rule of thumb - ensure the colors go together. Take a step back from your outfit and look at the colors. Ensure the colors match. Then, it's off to the prints. When mixing and matching prints, the prints do not have to all be busy. In other words, if you have a busy floral print on top, why not try a more subtle print on the bottom, such as wide stripes.
Of course, if you are still unsure, play with your accessories and one of your main pieces - either your top or bottom. In other words, try having a printed top with a print on your shoes and/or bag. Whatever route you decide, give it a try!
There's only so many days of summer left and what better way to play up the joy of summer with color and prints.
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October 22, 2020
I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
October 14, 2020
Apparently the good old U.S. is a nation of “not great” sleepers. Really? And I thought I was the only one! According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it was revealed that one out of three Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. Yikes!
October 06, 2020
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.