Trend Alert: Bohemian Lux

I recently decided to start creating moodboards. It’s a relaxing project for me to do in my down time and I am able to satisfy my desire to decorate and redecorate without having to spend any money. That’s always a plus! 

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Glutton for Punishment: 10 Things I Want from the Anthropologie Fall Collection

Oh Anthropologie, the store I love to hate, but would hate to live without. It never fails that I find something that I love and immediately wish to own when I visit an Anthropologie store. Whether or not I can afford it at that moment in time is a different story. This fall, this glorious election year, panic attack, mind blowing fall, I am craving gem tones, lush velvets, and deep browns to carry me through. My muse is a fictional 1960s socialite who lives in a rich urban cultural center and spends a lot of time on a college campus. Think, The Graduate’s Mrs. Robinson meets Jackie O meets Mary Tyler Moore. On Monday, I will be starting a new job that will actually be on a major university’s campus, so I am thrilled to plunge my sartorial choices into the retro coed hemisphere.

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Be on Trend- Give Your Mom a Succulent Planter for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day has totally snuck up on me. I know, it’s this Sunday so technically there’s still time for a last-minute gift. However, I am more of a two weeks out planner, but I was just now able to get the materials for this succulent planter. I honestly don’t even know if my mom likes succulents. I know she likes plants, so I’m just going to go with it.

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Lupita Covers Vogue, Again!

Lupita Nyong’o is on the cover of the upcoming October Vogue. This makes the second cover in a row that Vogue has featured a black woman, and it’s Lupita’s second cover for Vogue (her first was in July of 2014). These are all good things. What’s even better is the photo spread inside. Continue reading “Lupita Covers Vogue, Again!”

Quick, Tie Something Around Your Neck!

So, at the late date of January 15th, the Neckline Trend of The Year is here!!! Now, I’m all for discovering trends and wearing them repeatedly until someone hits me over the head with a bat. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy that? **crickets**

It’s easy to see how this trend has garnered such attention so quickly. It was just this past Sunday night that several leading ladies wore amazing halter neck dresses on the red carpet.


Now, unlike these gorgeous ladies who attended the Golden Globes, I live on the east coast, in Maryland. Today it was 37 degrees outside when I left my house. If I wanted to wear a lovely halter neck dress, I would have had to hide it under several layers. So what’s a girl to do if she wants to get a good seat near a window on the bandwagon? 

Well, first things first. Material choice is key. Look for a heavier grade of cotton or wool. Second, don’t be afraid to pair your halter dress with a turtle neck or top it with a wrap shirt. And lastly, for dressier occasions, tights and cashmere shawls or scarves are always a chic solution. Even a fun bolero or shrunken tuxedo jacket can add warmth and style to halter dress in the dead of February. 

Jane Norman dress, $41
Zara dress, $20
Ark & Co. $49
Ark & Co. $55
L’Wren Scott, $1,066
Alexon Black, $145
Toast Cashmere wrap, $170