Rock & Roll 

The term rock and roll used to mean being a musician and playing rock music, but it’s completely evolved.  Now we say rock and roll when we are ready to go for it, and we call someone a rock star whenever they’re bold and at their best.  So after a hectic and emotional couple of weeks, I definitely feel like a rock star today and dressed accordingly!  This draped white blouse might be elegant and office appropriate, but the amber sweater has some serious punk rock style. It’s completely covered with stud embellishments, with a concentration on the shoulders and down the arms, so every move you make draws attention.  Next up, tailored black shorts with a leather waistband.  The cut of these shorts manages to be dignified but still show some serious leg.  That leads all the attention down to the shoes so you better make sure they are stare-worthy!   I went with woven black and white strappy heelsand a matching black and white woven clutch to bring the whole look together.  Today, I’m ready to take life by storm.  Let’s rock and roll!

Cardigan: McGinn  |Blouse: Tildon  |  ShortsMcGinn - Similar here  |  Clutch: Lulu’s  |Heels: Chase & Chloe, Lulu’s      


A Work of Art 

My sister Izzy is in town visiting and that got me thinking about family.  The layers of history, the kind of intimacy that only comes from knowing someone since childhood mixed with the surprises of finding out who they’ve become as an adult.  If you’re as lucky as me and are still close to your siblings, then you know what I mean when I say that this relationship is a work of art.  A painting on a reused canvas.  A tapestry. A photograph capturing a moment in time that is different every time you look at it because you’re different, changing and growing.  So I had this in mind when getting dressed today and nothing was better for capturing my feelings than this slim fit, pink and blue confection of a dress.  The pastel palette of colors keeps it light and airy, the cut is elegant and professional, but the design reminds me of a Monet water lily or a van Gogh starscape.  It’s abstract and leaves a lot open to the imagination.  Pair with light colored, complimentary heels and a sturdy, industrious satchel in delicious mint.  Who knows what the day might hold and what it will mean!

Dress: McGinn  |  Satchel: Modcloth  |  Heels: Charles by Charles David