Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Royal Party Dress

Photo Credit: Getty Images

The new Duchess of Cambridge chose Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen again for her post-ceremony party dress. While still capturing the essence of a wedding gown, the look was a slightly less formal then her lace-sleeved stunner.

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Newlyweds

Gorgeous!  Such fun to look at all the wedding photos and discover the details of this spectacular occasion.

I will be contributing to a website dedicated to the new bride: Her Royal Highness Catherine. Keep checking the blog for royal updates!

A Princess Wedding

Kate Middleton looks gorgeous in her Sarah Burton-designed gown. Resplendent in lacy white!

And the perfect princess tiara -- a Cartier piece that was borrowed from the Queen.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Capri Chic

A look from the Akris resort 2011 collection inspired by Capri
Read more about the night of fashion and fun celebrating Akris and In the Spirit of Capri, Pamela Fiori's new book, on my post at the Well Appointed House blog.

Pamela Fiori signing copies of her book

My personalized book

Royal Wedding Fever, cont...

What a beautiful wedding photo by Mario Testino. They are one lucky couple to have such a legend as their court photographer! 

Reminds me of the gorgeous pics he took of Princess Diana. Her spirit will certainly be felt tomorrow.

Puddle Jumpers

Rainy days aren't so bad now that I have my rubber ballet flats from J.Crew.  Love the pretty coral shade. Just the thing to brighten up a gloomy day and put a spring in your step when you make a mad dash through the wet weather.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Going Bright

Akris Spring 2011 / Photo: Simone Leonardi /

I wore my first bright cocktail dress of the season last night. A mini shift by Akris in an electric floral print. I added a black patent belt and wore high, chunky black sandals. Let me tell you, it felt great NOT to be in a basic LBD!   

The party was in celebration of former Town & Country EIC Pamela Fiori's new Assouline book, In the Spirit of Capri. It's a gorgeous coffee table book that had me dreaming of a jet-set-worthy vacation all night. I was thrilled to get my signed copy by Ms. Fiori herself.

Next up, a slinky, tangerine-orange jersey gown on Thursday night.

The Royal Bag

The Bride-to-Be was recently spotted toting the Tods D-Bag -- so named after Princess Diana, who carried a similar style.

This beige D-Bag, below, is already sold out on Will there be a run on everything Kate carries?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Simple Summer Sandals

As I was unpacking and organizing my closet, I came across a pair of brown leather K. Jacques flipflops that are just about worn through. Hello!  I've worn these practically everyday for the past two or three summers. Maybe it's time for a new pair! I've spent so much time looking for new ballet flats and heels, I ignored the fact that I basically live in leather sandals and rubber Havaianas on hot sunny days. (Note, this is since I've moved out of the city). So, basic leather sandals have just been added to my ever expanding list of things to buy for the warm weather season.

A good leather sandal goes with everything -- from jean shorts or cargos and a white tee to floral daytime frocks... nautical, boho, preppy. All your basic summer looks. 

Maybe I will end up getting the same basic pair again but I'd like to consider something a little strappier...

Which sandals do you live in on sunny summer days?

Monday, April 25, 2011

Perfect Combo, cont...

Mystery solved!  Reese's coveted black coat is Chloe... according to, which included her in their best dressed this week. The bright dress by The Row.

Royal Wedding Fever, cont...

Photo Credit: Harper's Bazaar / Getty Images
I'm also interested in Chelsy Davy, on-and-off girlfriend of Prince Harry. According to Harper's Bazaar, the South African will be wearing an Alberta Ferretti gown to the wedding and will change into a shorter Ferretti dress later that evening.  

Royal Wedding Fever

The countdown begins!  Less than a week until the biggest, most historic wedding in recent history... The extravaganza that is the exchange of vows between Prince William and Kate Middleton is only to be rivaled by the nuptials of the bridegroom's parents.  

Probably the biggest buzz surrounding this momentous occasion is the question of who is the designer of Kate Middleton's wedding gown.  Is it Sarah Burton, the designer who took the reigns at Alexander McQueen's line after Lee McQueen passed away? Maybe established British eveningwear designer Bruce Oldfield? Or Sophie Cranston of the lesser-know London label Libelula? Perhaps, it is someone that surprises all.

I for one, cannot wait to find out... I think Kate Middleton will make an intriguing princess and it will be fun following her royal fashion (see my post Kate Middleton: Fashion Icon-to-Be). Of course, I will be covering Kate's style moments-of-note on JennyLevinStyle and contributing to the new blog Her Royal Highness Catherine (

Let the royal fashion fun begin!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Sunny Picks

Stella McCartney

Some great pieces in sunny yellow to perk up a gray rainy day.... 

Jil Sander

Proenza Schouler



Sunny Disposition

Gwyneth Paltrow in Rachel Roy

Good for Gwyneth for trying something bold and bright!  Not sure if I could pull off a dress in this sunny shade (maybe a tee or tank)... but she looks great! 

Friday, April 22, 2011

New Nautical, cont...

My obsession with all things nautical continues...  Think about getting your home in the sailor-style spirit for summer.  Read my post on the subject on the Well Appointed House blog.

Tommy Hilfiger's wife Dee with son Sebastian in their Plaza apartment. Photo credit: Harper's Bazaar / Douglas Friedman

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Perfect Combo

Love the way Reese pairs the same black coat with three different dresses. 

The hem of the coat falls just a touch longer than her the hem of her dress. It's always tricky finding the right coat to go with a dress but she seems to have a found the perfect one. It pairs nicely with a springy floral frock, little navy number, and a bright shift.  I always end up wearing a trench as a spring coat but I think it would be nice to have a less sporty option or two.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New Nautical


I'm slowly getting my wardrobe warm-weather ready and recently made a couple sailor-inspired purchases.... Nautical is a perennial favorite. (see my prev post It's a Classic). I bought these skinny cotton pants, (jeans, really), above, with gold ankle-zippers from Zara and am loving them -- with just a simple white tee on top. Cute and easy. They come in other colors, which I might have to consider.  

And below, this striped tee with a side-tie was on sale and I couldn't pass it up. Wore it with my dark-wash denim and plan to also pair it with white jeans (if I ever find ones I like) and shorts. Would look cute with army-green, too. 


I just saw this super casual dress at J.Crew and think I need to go back and get it. Perfect for playing in the backyard with the kiddies or as a pool cover-up! Love anything fuss-free for summer!  


I am on the hunt for a cute pair of red flats to go with my new navy.  I completely have worn through my last pair.  Has anyone anyone seen anything good?

Now, if it would only stay nice outside...

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Gwyneth Paltrow in Stella McCartney
Gwyneth is out promoting her new cookbook, "My Father's Daughter" and is on a fashion parade, which is always fun to see. (A friend of mine bought the cookbook and it seems good!) 

in Alexander Wang
in The Row pants

in Vionnet

She looks amazing.  (I must try the Tracey Anderson dvds asap!) And always provides a little inspiration, whether in the closet, the gym or the kitchen!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mommy Chic, cont...

Love Reese Witherspoon's preppy style. And her mini-me is adorable!

A short skirt and flats with a simple tee or tank is always a cute around-the-town look.


Paul & Joe Sister

Steven Alan

Vanessa Bruno Athe