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Lilly Collins was photographed recently wearing fashion’s latest trend: a wonderfully polished and stylish kimono. I especially love this outfit because it works for both day & night and, even better, you probably already have the majority of the fundamental pieces in your closet.

To recreate this look, I recommend Paige’s “Skyline” Skinny Stretch Jeans in Black Ink (available at Nordstrom) paired with Like Mynded’s Floral Print Kimono. I especially love these Combined Wedges from Zara that are the perfect addition to complete the outfit. Add a basic white tank & black purse, and accessorize with a killer necklace (like this Compass necklace from Urban Outfitters) or statement ring (like this one from Forever21) and you’re good to go!



One of my favorite things to do in the city is go on a date with my girlfriends. It’s so fun to get dressed up in your chic-est outfit and highest heels to enjoy a night of wine, cheese plates and girl talk with your best friends.

I especially enjoy the black and white trend and feel that trying out new trends is perfectly applicable for girls’ night attire. Whether it’s black and white color-blocking or stripes, these contrasting colors look extremely fierce when worn together. When I saw an outfit on Scent of Obsession’s blog, her stylish look served as inspiration for my next girls’ night look. Who knew a striped blouse and a black skirt could look so fierce!

Both Nasty Gal and Urban Outfitters have a great selection of black and white tops and black skirts, but I recommend a blouse with a solid black collar and button detailing (the black line elongates your torso and brings your eye to the middle of your body for a slimming effect) and a high-low draped skirt to add more depth.

I also loved how this blogger incorporated both gold and burgundy as accent colors into her look, and wanted to do so with both my makeup and accessories as well. I found this Marni bag at Saks and also loved the gold detailing on a Saint Laurent’s classic black pump (available at Bergdorf Goodman). Top it off with a pair of leopard cat-eye shades (Oliver Peoples shades are incredible) and you’re ready for a night on the town with your favorite ladies!


I love to challenge myself by creating different outfits around one piece that I already have in my closet. It’s the perfect reminder that any item in your closet can be transformed with a new style execution. For example, this Haute Hippie Moody Silk Floral Print Skirt is such a versatile piece and can be applicable for a variety of occasions. To create unique outfits, these are the finishing pieces I recommend for each look.


 Faith Connexion Tank Top $183

 Hammered Turquoise Necklace  $58

 Zagliani Clutch  $1600

 Adrianna Papell Pump $118


 Amabel Chambray Shirt $88

 Hive & Honey Fan Out Spike Necklace $48

 Stella McCartney Pique Bomber Jacket $1,965

 PS1 Shoulder Bag $1325

 Christian Louboutin Cataclou Sandal $695


 Rebecca Taylor Sequined Back-Zip Shell $210

 Edie Parker Confetti Clutch $995

 Prada Belt  $210

 A.L.C Howlite Bullet Earrings $160

 Hollie Mesh Platform $130


A lady in a faded gingham dress and her husband, dressed in a  homespun threadbare suit, stepped off the train in Boston and walked timidly,

without an appointment, into the Harvard University President’s outer office.

The secretary could tell in a moment that such backwoods, country hicks had no business at Harvard, & probably didn’t even deserve to be in Cambridge .

“We’d like to see the president,” the  man said softly.

“He’ll be busy all day,” the secretary snapped.

“We’ll wait,” the lady replied.

For hours the secretary ignored them, hoping that the couple would finally become discouraged and go away.
They didn’t, and the secretary grew  frustrated and finally decided to disturb the president, even though it was a chore she always regretted.

Maybe if you see them for a few  minutes, they’ll leave,” she said to him.

He sighed in exasperation and nodded. Someone of his importance obviously didn’t have the time to spend with them,
and he detested gingham dresses and homespun suits cluttering up his outer office.

The president, stern faced and with dignity, strutted toward the couple.  The lady told him, “We had a son who attended Harvard for one year.
He loved Harvard. He was happy here. But about a year ago, he was accidentally killed. My husband and I would like to erect a memorial to him, somewhere on campus.”

The president wasn’t touched. He was shocked.  ”Madam,” he said, gruffly, “we can’t put up a statue for  every person who attended Harvard and died. If we did, this place would  look like a cemetery.”

“Oh, no,” the lady explained quickly. “We don’t want to erect a statue. We thought we would like to give a building to Harvard.”

The president rolled  his eyes.  He glanced at the gingham dress and homespun suit, then exclaimed, “A building!
Do you have any earthly idea how much a building costs? We have over seven and a half million dollars in the physical buildings here at Harvard.”

For a moment the lady was silent. The president was pleased. Maybe he could get rid of them now.

The lady turned to her husband and  said quietly, “Is that all it cost to start a university? Why don’t we just start our own? ”

Her husband nodded.

The president’s face wilted in confusion and bewilderment.
Mr. and Mrs. Leland Stanford got up and walked away, traveling to Palo Alto, California where they established the university that bears  their name,
Stanford University , a memorial to a son that Harvard no longer cared about.

You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who they think can do nothing for  them

It is not always what you wear, but how you feel and what kind of person you are. This is precisely why I started a AFFORDABLE personal shopping business, when a woman looks their best, they feel their best. Bravo to the Stanford family.


Mr and Mrs Leland Stanford

Mr.Leland Stanford, was the Governor of and the US senate of and from California and a multi-millionaire, railroad tycoon, and his wife, Mrs. Jane Stanford, founded the university in 1891 in memory of their son, Leland Stanford Jr. Their son passed away before he turned 16 years old. The moral of the story.

On June 3, in New York City, at the famous Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center celebs, designers and models came together to honor those who have become the best in the business this year! As a stylist and fashion connoisseur I believe it to be one of the most exciting events of the season!  It was a salad of looks, and everyone dressed to impress! The “Modern Family” actress didn’t disappoint as she donned effortlessly in an emerald-green dress by Herve L. Leroux and gorgeous matching jewelry.


Some of my other absolute favorite looks were worn by the worlds most loved, adored and envious models  Karolina Kurkova, who posed with model and actress Cody Horn. They were head to toe in Michael Kors and looked absolutely radiant.

(see rcfa,com for more on these looks)


( see for some more insights and looks!)

However I think my nights favorite dressed was Alessandra Ambrosio wearing a simple yet sexy chic and elegant all white backless gown, which who ever knows me, I TRULY believe the sexiest part of a woman is her back!! Stella McCartney and Kaufman Franco make amazing pieces similar to this gown that suit all body types!

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Sorry Kerry Washington,  but there always has to be at least one worst dressed look of every event, and even though I really believe you could do no wrong, this dress was just not your best look, and I felt you could do so much better. Maybe next time!!