favor-“ette”: a perfectly (imperfect) rolled sleeve

how to roll a sleeve

June 12th, 2013

Am I the only one who’s obsessed with J. Crew? Like, obsessed in that I-worship-Jenna-Lyons kind of way? Of the many (many) things they do well, I think one of the best is the perfectly imperfect vibe that all of the outfits seem to project. Nothing ever looks “done”, yet it always looks totally cool. […]


verily magazine – “just right”

Sara Kerens, Verily Magazine, First Date shoot, March 2013

April 18th, 2013

Hey all! I’m so excited to be sharing one of my favorite new discoveries with you today – Verily Magazine! I’ve been a devoted reader of Verily since they launched last year. And while I will never give up my New York Magazine, Fine Gardening and (duh) Martha, it’s been a long time since I’ve subscribed […]


favor-“ette”: ankle boots

favor-"ette": ankle boots

March 27th, 2013

One of the items on my life list is to do a major purge of my wardrobe (#36, if you’re interested). I know I’ve shared my clothing travails here before, and have even enlisted the help of a stellar wardrobe consultant to help me out. But I’m still “tweaking”. And this season I want to get […]


the perfect jean

j. crew matchstick jeans

November 7th, 2012

It’s official: my skinny jeans “moment” has officially passed. I’m so relieved. I was late to the trend anyway (finally giving in at the urging of my fashion consultant daughter), and never really got into it. I mean, seriously – are they jeans? Are they leggings?  And could they BE more uncomfortable? Too low cut. […]


blove: style and pepper


July 13th, 2012

Never, in a million years, did I think I’d ever want or need to hire a personal stylist. I mean, really – who do I think I am? My lifestyle doesn’t scream “red carpet ready” and in general, I think I have a pretty good sense of style. Let’s not even go there that I […]