Monthly Archives: March 2011

Obama Moment

Zero + Maria Cornejo top, belt, and pants, March 21 2011

Read this, you’ll love

The beach book that had me laughing out loud. Nora Ephron’s I Feel Bad About My Neck and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman.

The author, 69, who I’ve mentioned before as being quite the smart dresser, offers her musings on the ups and downs (mostly downs) of getting older as a woman.

Ephron says the things we’re all thinking about but don’t ever really say.

And she touches on her own fashion woes with humor and total bluntness–especially her neck hang-ups and what she uses to cope (turtlenecks).  Check out this book!! So relatable for women of any age.

Florida fashion, almost

I just got back from the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida where I escaped for a week of unabashed laziness, tropical drink in hand. I brought my camera along in an attempt to document some fancy poolside clothing choices by those fancy Florida tourists. Well. That didn’t exactly work out as planned. No offense, Hollywood, but all that is tight, short and animal print does not a chic ensemble make.  I guess I should have known when I realized that everything–really, everything–in my hotel room was leopard. Yeah, that’s the ironing board.

But all was not lost. I managed to scout out a woman, late 40s, in the airport looking quite charming in a trench and chino ensemble. A fashionable oasis in the hot mess that is LaGuardia.

Her ensemble is a perfect traveling look. Classic and comfortable. With slip-on shoes. She’s not messy or disheveled, but also doesn’t have to put much thought into maintaining the outfit.

What she’s wearing:

A very thin, lightweight trench that she’s basically using as a shirt: the long length allows for a lot of sitting, standing, and picking up luggage without having to constantly pull down your shirt. Also easy to take off if the plane air is stifling.

Ankle-length chinos: tailored, but not stiff, so you can sit for long periods of time.

Two-tone ballet flats: can be slipped on and off, which makes them airport security-friendly.

Striped scarf: offers a little bit of flair, while also keeping you warm if the plane air is sub zero.

Style ace: Liz Taylor, 79

Elizabeth Taylor

The great Elizabeth Taylor passed away today. A true icon in every sense. While her style was not for the modern minimalist, her glamorous, extravagant fashion choices always exuded confidence, creativity, and utter individuality. Liz, you and your fabulous white diamonds will be missed.

Florida calls

Going to flaunt my Mrs. Roper caftan and tummy-slimming one-piece down in Florida for a few days. Be back and posting on Tuesday.

see ya!

4 over 40 women lookin’ grand on refinery29

Christene Barberich

Just when I didn’t think Christene Barberich could get any cooler, the editor of Refinery29 (a fashion site), has just showcased four chic women over 40, herself included.

Along with pics, each woman was asked questions regarding her philosophy on style and dressing post 39.

In a nutshell, they advised women over 40–and really all ages–to never be something you’re not, know your body type and dress for it, look to what your teenage kids are wearing to see if you’ve outgrown certain styles (brilliant), and my personal favorite… be thankful you’re no longer in your 20s.

Amen.


Cravings…

Just a heads up that I’m going to be featured in a book…like, a real one.

It’s the CRAVE New York City guide, which showcases a bunch of cool women entrepreneurs in all different fields–food, fashion, entertainment, beauty, you name it.

My favorite part? I’m going to share a spine with perhaps my favorite 40+ woman, the eternally fierce Susan Sarandon! Her swanky ping-pong club, SPiN, is also in the guide.

Release date is TBA, but should be very soon– I will keep you posted on when, where, how much, and all that good stuff.