OSCAR DE LA RENTA IN PUNTA CANA

Oscar de la Renta | Punta Cana

Oscar de la Renta | Punta Cana

Oscar de la Renta | Punta Cana

Oscar de la Renta | Punta Cana

I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Oscar de la Renta last evening. It’s odd an odd feeling to be moved by the passing of a complete stranger, but the loss of monumental talent in the world is always something to be mourned.

In addition to his elegant clothes, I’ve always been particularly inspired by his Punta Cana home. His sophisticated take on coastal style has influenced my own considerably. In fact, re-visiting these photos, I’m realizing the mix of blue and white ginger jars with coral likely subconsciously inspired some of the design choices I made for our wedding. Funny how that happens.

It goes without saying that he will leave an indelible mark on American fashion; however, I’ve always appreciated his commitment to style rather than trend in his collections. A favorite quote:

“Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself”

May he rest in peace.

THE GLOW

The Glow

The Glow

The Glow

The Glow

The Glow

The Glow

The GlowThe Glow

Violet Gaynor | Calgary Avansino | Molly Guy | Jenni Kayne | Rachel Hruska | Rebecca Taylor

It’s been so heartwarming seeing all of the love going out to moms today. Every Instagram photo, Facebook post, and tweet makes my heart swell a little bit thinking about how special the relationship is between mother and child. I honestly don’t know what I would do without my mom; she’s my confidant, cheerleader, sometimes therapist, role model, and is always up for tag teaming an antique mall with me. You know, she’s mom.

In the spirit of Mother’s Day, I thought I’d share some photos from one of my new favorite sites, The Glow. Dedicated to giving us an insider’s look into some of the chicest mommas out there, I’ve easily spent hours oohing and ahhing over chubby baby cheeks and nurseries that I wouldn’t mind taking up residence in. Fashion and design aside, the site captures motherhood so beautifully through its ethereal photography. I’ve already ordered a copy of their recently released book, The Glow: An Inspiring Guide to Stylish Motherhood.

So, to all the moms out there, often the unsung heroes, thank you and a very happy Mother’s Day!

THE IT LIST: MANSUR GAVRIEL

The Pursuit of Style

The Pursuit of Style

The Pursuit of Style

I try to not to be too beholden to the dictates of those far more fashionable than myself, but every now and then I fall victim to the charms of an “it list” item.

Mansur Gavriel’s covetable handbag collection is the latest “it list” accessory to catch my eye. Perpetually sold out on sites like Net-A-Porter, Moda Operandi, and Steven Alan, I’m kicking myself for not picking one up when I first blogged about them just over a year ago.

In case you can’t tell from the photos, the classic leather totes and bucket bags are lined with the perfect punch of color. I’m positive that the lining alone would make me a million times happier when I find myself digging around for my phone at least ten times a day!

So, where do I sign up for the wait list?

Photos via Mansur Gavriel’s Instagram

APRIL SHOWERS

April Showers | The Pursuit of StyleUmbrellas fall into the category of things I can never have enough of. I’m forever leaving them behind, breaking them on windy days (embarrassing), and always seem to have left mine in the car when I really need it to be in our apartment so I can actually get to the car without looking like a drowned rat–rarely successful.

Generally, umbrellas are accessories that are more about function than form, but One Kings Lane is currently having an April Showers sale and the options are the epitome of rainy day chic. Why shouldn’t you stand out in a sea of black with a turquoise eyelet or cheetah umbrella (I totally bought it for the bamboo handle). Bold not your thing? Dress up basic black with a flirty ruffle.

Pair any of the above with a classic trench and some wellies and you’re ready to go puddle hopping. Hope you’re staying dry with all this wet weather we’ve been having!

NOT FLOWERS AGAIN

Mother's Day

Meli Melo Color Pop Wallet | Cashmere Scarf | Clare Vivier Clutch | Herkimer Diamond Stud | F18 PortfolioTwin Diamond Studs

The internet is a funny thing–especially blogging. I’ve been able to develop some amazing relationships with people I’ve never met in real life (which sounds so Catfish, I know). Elizabeth, the owner of one my favorite online boutiques, Roztayger, was one of those people until a few weeks ago.

Elizabeth was in town from NYC to see the cherry blossoms with her two adorable kids and we were able to sneak in a glass of wine to finally connect. We chatted blogging, business, and of course, bags. Oh, beautiful bags!

As you (hopefully) know, Mother’s Day is right around the corner and Roztayger is offering 20% off clutches, wallets, pouches, portfolios, jewelry, scarves,key fobs, and socks through May 9th and free shipping with code with code: NotFlowersAgain (love it!)

Look out for goodies by old favorites Meli Melo and Clare Vivier; as well as chic collections you might not be as familiar with like Bonastre, PB 0110, and Satomi Kawakita. Happy shopping!

P.S already bought Mom a gift? Use the discount for yourself. One for Mom, one for me, right?