fall shopping list

Ahh, fall clothes. My favorite! Moto boots, cashmere, leather… sign me up!
I know, not much color on my list right now. Usually there’s one color that I’ve got to have, or else! But this fall, I want cozy neutrals, tough accessories, and simple shapes.
1. Equipment Cardigan, 2. MIssoni Scarf, 3. J. Crew Floral Tee, 4. Eileen Fisher Dress, 5. FEED Bag, 6. DKNY Pencil skirt, 7. Rag & Bone Boots, 8. Greta Garbo iPad case

The need for green

Every year at this time, I crave some color. This year it’s green. Oh, I just love green anyway. It’s one of those colors that just makes me happy. But this year, Pantone deemed Emerald Green as the color of 2013.


I don’t need an excuse to like green, but I love seeing more shades of green everywhere. And maybe…… it’s an excuse for me to justify some the things I want that happen to be green.

Usually, I want a cardigan sweater in some fabulous color to help me get through the gray January/February weather. This year I really want this shirt from J. Crew. And while it’s not emerald, it’s a pretty green! I see it with skinny jeans or skinny black pants and loads and loads of jewelry (of course). And then, not needing any more reinforcement of wanting this shirt, I saw an episode of Million Dollar Decorators (I love that show!) where Mary McDonald was wearing a green shirt with a massive necklace.  Thank you very much.

33768_GR5575Another green object that I love is the Le Creuset French Oven.  My dishes are all white and my glassware is clear. A beautiful piece of green cookware is exactly what I need want.


There is always always room for a green accessory. How about the color of the year for my iPhone 5? How convenient that Pantone offers one in Emerald Green!!


Now, I need to start dreaming about the perfect pair of green shoes or.. an actual emerald.

Photos: Washingtonpost.com, J.Crew, Le Creuset, Pantone.

Kick up your heels!!!

It’s time to ditch the black tights and boots. My heart yearns for cute flats in happy colors! I found a few bright flats that could perk up my wardrobe as I wait for spring to truly arrive.

Anthroplogie, Dolce Vita at Bloomingdale’s, Kate Spade, J.Crew,  DVF, Tod’s at Saks Fifth Avenue.

And then… I found these. They are NOT flats. But they are gorgeous. And yellow. And…who needs a reason?  I love them. (and they come in emerald green and cobalt blue too.)

Kate Spade