dgprintYou won't typically find me in matching top and bottoms. However, this print on print is serious goodness. No Garanimals here.

This is sophisticatation. This is Dolce & Gabbana. And I'm all in. 

This Silician-inspirated plate print ensemble grabbed my attention on the runway. And it still has my heart. The stretch cotton blend makes it comfortable — easy breezy to wear. And there's very little thinking around accessories. When you wear this, you are it!

While I love mixing various prints, this is definitely a gorgeous exception to make.

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I can barely contain myself. 

The ready-to-wear collections from THE ROW and Jason Wu are coming to Neiman Marcus SouthPark in Charlotte, NC. 


THE ROW (top two on left) pays homage to London fashion house Savile Row, a fitting title for the luxury line. Since its launch, the brand has expanded to include a range of eyewear, handbags and ready-to-wear. THE ROW reflects a sense of relaxed and timeless elegance, focusing on fine fabrics and the perfect fit. Solid colors dominate the collection, which includes simple but sophisticated separates and fine-tuned frocks. The trademark look is a menswear-inspired aesthetic with ultra-feminine tailoring.

Jason Wu (top two on right) counters with ladylike elegance and impeccable detail. Subtlety is the art of Jason Wu’s fashions. The former Narcisco Rodriguez intern, whose work took root in years of doll designing, is known for his ability to create stunning, often intricate designs that appear effortless. Wu’s 2006 premiere collection earned him the Fashion Group International’s Rising Star award in 2008.

This June, Charlotteans rejoice as they get their hands on serious fabulousness from these coveted designers.

Here I am, back on the subject of men's shoes. I can't help myself. There are so many options this spring. From texture to color to style.

First and foremost, men will you wear a sandal? Something other than a flip flop, that is. Not that I don't like flip flops, because I do. Leather, of course. I'm just curious if you can wrap your mind around an alternative.

Think, easy lazy summer days. Not suit and sandals, like below. More like, frayed khaki shorts with a super soft henley. Are you with me?


Photo via Luisaviaroma

I've been a big fan of bucks since the early 90s. I'm a bit obsessed with white ones, in particular. If only I could get one of my clients in these sporty, southern kicks. With a little seersucker, to boot!

But alas, the white buck is a stretch for most men. And that's okay, each individual's style evolves at a different pace. So, while we may start at gray or tan, give me a few months and I'll have them in white.


Photo from Easy and Elegant Life

In the warmer months, I am definitely a boxers kind of gal. That and a tank to sleep in, perfect. With lace playing a big role this season, I love the idea of adding it into sleepwear.

DKNY is one step ahead with the American Riviera boxer short — flirty lace boxers with ribbon drawstring and crochet trim. Comfortable and pretty, yes!


Available at Nordstrom