masks

There has never been a year when I haven't wished you Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

I missed every single one of those this time around and I feel horrible. Crazed and dazed I have been. Styling has been at an all-time high, the health component to my business continues to grow and add to that life in general — I got lost in it all. And I apologize.

I love heading into a fresh new year. 2017 is going to teach me a thing or two. Especially in time management. Making an impact, whatever the capacity, continues to be my focus. For my family. My friends. My clients. With my faith wrapped around them all.

As I forge ahead, I plan to take notes along the way to ensure I stay aligned with my purpose. It's that important to me. Not to bring on pressure. Just to hold myself accountable. In all areas of my life.

What has 2016 taught you? And what do you want to get out of 2017?

Photo source Pinterest

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

There is something about that lived-in look to a boot. Easy. Casual. No fuss.

This black suede and leather laceless desert boot from Marsèll is perfect for most of life's everyday occasions. Instantly recognizable by a use of washed leather finishes and fluid shapes, the Italian artisanal label is known for its nonchalant take on luxury. The shoes are carefully handcrafted with a worn-in look for a modern appeal.

A shoe that will take you far.

marselllaceless

Available at Farfetch

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

fw16checks

I don't typically go gaga for checks.

However, Theory gets an A+ for this fall look.

Theory is known for its impeccable tailoring. And the Laurent top is precision, with contouring seams made to flatter. Woven with a Prince of Wales check, this stretch wool piece has handy zipped pockets and is unlined for lightness. Paired with Theory's Demitria pants, and you have simple perfection.

Available at Net-a-Porter