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Taking the plunge

The plunging neckline: A strong trend for 2015

I am a fan. Though It’s not for every occasion, I love the combination of a demure hem and a deeply plunging neckline for evening events.

It’s not a cut for everyone. It looks patently less attention-seeking when sported by a woman with a smaller bust and the proper application of double-stick fashion tape prevents wardrobe malfunctions. It also requires a certain amount of confidence. This is not one for the faint of heart.

Scroll down for a bit of runway, red carpet and everyday inspiration.

inspiration

 

Rodarte Fall 2015

Rodarte

J Mendel

J Mendel

Untitled

BCBG

yellow dress

Rosie Assoulin

Sienna Miller Golden Globes

Sienna Miller Golden Globes

Of course there are ways… A plunge neck jumpsuit becomes a wear-anywhere option with the simple addition of one of fashion’s most modest items–in a suitably thin fabric, of course.
jumpsuit and polo neck edited

TOTÊME Courchevel Micro Modal and cashmere-blend turtleneck top

FRENCH CONNECTION Jumpsuit 

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4 Ways to Wear Stacked Heel Booties

It’s rare when a truly comfortable shoe wins in the style game.

A stacked heel bootie is an easy way to freshen up your look.  Just stow your favorite tall boots or biker boots (keep them, they’re classics) and try an ankle grazing pair to add a new look to your closet staples. It’s kind of like changing your Instagram filter from Nashville to Mayfair.

 

Summer escape in a packing list

Summer fashion articles seem to be about aspirational shopping. A kind of “dress for the job you want” paraphrased instead as “dress for the luxury escape you want.” Admittedly, I am guilty of taking this one step farther.  Even when I am just headed down to the (beautiful) white sandy beaches of Florida, I pack with a more exotic locale in mind.

You know the kind—tropical breezes, daily massages and a private beach.

So, I am inspired to aspire myself. Consider this aspirational packing list for the ideal island escape. Of course, it all fits into one darling bag along with some fabulous lingerie, and this fantasy comes with a private jet, so no worries over toiletries and TSA requirements…

Summer Escape 2

Where to wear it — Waikiki

While the winter was far from harsh this year, gray skies have me wishing I was somewhere slightly more exotic.   

 

Ideal for drinks under the banyans at the Moana Surf Rider before dinner at Top of Waikiki.

Thakoon Twist Front Romper 

BCBGeneration Beach Bum Gold Chandelier Earrings

Bottega Veneta Contrast-wedge leather sandals

Earth Axxessories Straw Clutch

It’s tough reading Anna Karenina in Waikiki.

Trust me, I tried it.

Oh, it’s not nearly so dicey as say . . . reading Lolita in Tehran, but it’s a challenge to concentrate on Tolstoy’s brilliant description of winter landscapes while lounging under a palm tree poolside. 

What is tremendously easy?  Ambling.  It was incredibly easy to embrace the novel idea of doing nothing but soaking up the Pacific Rim flair of this seaside city.

Get It Now: The Pencil Skirt

Get an A+ in style with a pencil skirt. 

One of the key pieces for fall/winter 2011 is the pencil skirt.  This staple of the professional wardrobe provides a blank slate upon which you can write your personal style large or small.  A vehicle for many moods, its place in the lexicon of Classic Wardrobe items is well earned.

One basic Topshop pencil skirt styled three ways …

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