msgmcoat

The last few months have been a whirlwind of styling. And in that time, I have come across some amazing pieces to help my clients step outside of the box and inject splashes of fun into their wardrobes.

Of course what we wear serves a purpose, a function. However, what we wear is also an extention of our personality. It's what we communicate to the world about us, a little bit at a time. Staying true to your individual style is important. But know, there is absolutely nothing wrong with adding a few surprises into the mix. The giddy factor is ever important.

This bold, color block coat in an argyle design does just that. MSGM got it right by providing both typical and atypical outerwear this season. Tailored in Italy from wool-blend felt, this cocooning style is finished with smooth satin lining that effortlessly slips over shirts, knitwear and dresses.

Available at MSGM and Net-a-Porter

What appeals to me these days — simplicity.

During this transitional season, where the temperatures fluctuate, an oversized caftan style dress seems quite perfect. Easy to layer under or over. I love this one by Shaina Mote. Made in the U.S.A., it's available in both white and black and features a graduated hem line and hip pockets. Shaina is known for creating conversational pieces that evolve with the wearer through the years, reflecting an effortless west coast attitude with fine tailoring and high-end construction. 

Depending on your climate, this is one piece that can be worn throughout the year.

shainamote

Available at The Dreslyn

guccicoat

Oh, how I wish it were that time.

Time to wear weighted elegance, in the form of this gorgeous Gucci wool natté coat.

I am a sucker for ivory coats, first off. Let's add to that, Italian made. And finally, the fact that this style is timeless with the double-breasted closure and notched lapels. Covered buttons, to boot!

While the heat is still lingering, my mind is elsewhere, waiting to embrace the cooler months. Yes, even the frigid temps on the northern lacrosse fields. After all, that means I get to layer!

Available at Luisaviaroma

loveteeHaving just arrived back from an amazingly beautiful family weekend showering my middle sister, the bride-to-be, with lots of love, this tee just seems fitting today.

Expressing how you feel through clothing is fun, and of course stylish! This soft featherweight tee, crafted from pure cotton jersey by Each x Other, is an easy addition to your closet, bringing lots of love and happiness. Wear with joggers and wedges, a skirt and flirty heels or jeans, a tailored jacket and sneakers.

A conversation-starter for sure.

Available at My Theresa

holybear

Oh, don't I wish.

If only this heat would break to give us a glimpse of fall. I am so ready to wear cozy pieces like this.

September is rolling in on Thursday. And while I'd like to think we can move into fall, it doesn't quite work that way. In fact, it may be November before we feel cooler temps.

Until then, we can dream. Plan. Play. And Prepare. 

So let's start with this wool cardigan by Demobaza. Wool deliciousness to keep us warm. I can see myself creating daily outfits around this, as I won't want to take it off. Those are the kinds of pieces I love.

As I continue to purge — both clients and myself — only the items that we love and feel a connection with should remain in our closets. They must fill us up, or at least serve a specific purpose. 

Is your closet ready for fall? If not, time to call me.

Available at Luisaviaroma