The T-Shirt Dress

Dress code: business casual. Am I the only one who gets slightly anxious when seeing those words on an invite? Do they want me to show up in blazer? Is a pencil skirt too much? Perhaps I could get away with wearing black skinnies… Girl-code dictates it’s always better to be overdressed than under-dressed. But let’s be honest, nobody wants to be the only stiff girl standing in a matching suit and pant (unless you’re wearing it à la the 1970’s YSL x Helmut Newton’s Le Smoking suit – in which case, let me catch my breathe because I LOVE YOU)….

The Striped Top

I’ve always admired the French, with their sophistication and savoir-faire. They have a way of being impossibly cool and effortlessly chic, served with a side of nonchalance (also known as, don’t-give-a-f*ck). So when I’m feeling inspired and wanna look Parisian, there’s only one piece that comes to mind. Nothing says French more than a simple striped shirt. THE UTILITY: La marinière (also known as the Breton Top) originated in the early 19th century with the French navy – the striped uniform was designed to help distinguish overboard sailors from the waves of the sea. I wonder if maybe a color…

Work Code

I tried a choker in my workplace, and no one batted an eyelash – in other words, wear yours before the trend is over. To paint the setting, my office is very corporate. There are about 600 people packed into 9 floors of an iconic Boston building, yet the range of style barely spans a Talbots or Ann Taylor. Slowly but surely through my years of employment here, I’ve tested the waters for what is and is not appropriate in a reserved environment. The results? Actually, not terrible. Prior to this, I worked at an online streetwear retailer that was dynamic,…

The High-waist Trousers

Comfortable High-waisted pants, a seemingly clever oxymoron as true as a Civil War. That is… until you meet these pale blue trousers. With its loose fitting form and soft mix of material, the high waisted trouser slips on like a dream, providing cloud-like comfort throughout your day and night. These pants are easily my #1 go-to when I’m looking for something that will clean the lines and bring a look together. The cropped leg also shows just the right amount of ankle to keep the proportions of your body on fleek. THE UTILITY: Since a high-waist is designed to cover…

The Turtleneck Tank

On Tuesdays, we wear Turtlenecks. Just kidding, but seriously nothing defines a utility item better than a well designed basic. And I’m not talking about that particular pumpkin-spice-latté kind of basic (yes, the season is already approaching).  I’m talking about a high quality, comfortable and truly ageless piece. THE UTILITY: I cannot express with words the immediate sophistication this top will bring. The fabric creates a form-fitted silhouette with clean tailored lines and automatically elongates the torso. Just watch, once you slip this piece on, you’ll be wearing endless combinations throughout the seasons and years. Featured: T by Alexander Wang / Ribbed wool turtleneck…