June 1, 2017

Wardrobe Essentials: Blue & White Stripes

Does it get any more classic for summer than a good blue & white stripe? Doubtful in my opinion!

While the classics will certainly never go out of style, the trends this season for different shapes (off the shoulder, one shoulder, cut outs, bows, ruffles, ties, draping and more!) provide a great opportunity to remix an old favorite. A few of my top picks below!  

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May 30, 2017

Travel Guide: Zurich

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Zurich isn't one of those places that automatically jumps to the top of most European travel lists, but it makes a great home-base for a host of central European trips, and after spending a few days there earlier this month, I'd argue its worth checking out in its own right as well.

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The Zurich Airport is both very easy to navigate and very central to downtown. Car rentals and a train station are both located inside the same airport building which makes it very easy to rent a car for a few days, then return it to the airport and take the train into Zurich itself for the remainder of your trip, or vice versa.

May 23, 2017

Wardrobe Essentials: Summer 2017


I am going to argue that there are only three items you need to add to your wardrobe this summer. Three items that when paired with other things you probably already have in your closet will take you from beach to barbecue to rooftop drinks and just about everywhere in between.

The Slip Dress
In my opinion this is the hot ticket item of the season. Not 'new' by any stretch of the imagination but they haven't been this on-trend in quite a few seasons and if you still happen to have one hidden away in the recesses of your closet now is definitely the time to pull it out and put it to use. If not, I'd invest in a basic cut and neutral color. You don't need to spend a fortune to find something nice. Styling this can seem a bit daunting, but paired with your favorite jacket, tossed over a t-shirt or button up or even with a slouchy summer sweater over top, there are plenty of easy-to-wear outfits based around the slip dress.

The Heeled Mules
These were popular last summer as well, but the ones this season are slightly updated - more interesting colors and cuts. The cross over front is especially popular. Pair these with your slip dress and a denim or leather jacket for an evening out, with culottes or skinny jeans for days and even with cutoffs at the beach. I'd treat these as more or less one-season wonders. Buy a pair that looks nice and is comfortable but that you wont be too torn up about if they are ready to give up the ghost come Labor Day.

Statement Earrings
For all my love of statement earrings they are an accessory I am terrible at! That said, I am committed to finding a pair I love this season and wearing them on (semi) casual Fridays at the office, on date night and heck why not to the grocery store. There are so many super cool, affordable options that you should probably go ahead and treat yourself to two pairs, just in case!
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