A city of discovery

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Wearing Isaac Mizrahi for Target sweater (old), Club Monaco culottes, Club Monaco booties, Alexander McQueen ring

Find time to explore. We are always walking around our city of Boston; exploring new neighborhoods, popping into open houses, discovering new restaurants and shops – wandering is a great pleasure of smaller city.

These low-slung culottes are on frequent rotation this season for their effortless, yet polished look. Style tip: Full pants look best with a fitted or tucked-in top to help define the waist.

But first, coffee

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Wearing Club Monaco jumpsuit, Stuart Weitzman sandals, Kate Spade watch, Ray Ban sunnies

Throwback to sunny days, sandals and tans (and looking ahead to our trip to Key Largo next week!) Style tip: Short girls can wear culottes! This style works on me thanks to the vertical stripe and the tie, which hits at my natural waist and makes my legline appear longer. Oh, and heels don’t hurt!

Wear Now, Wear Later: The Maxi Dress

Wear Now, Wear Later: The Maxi Dress
Round two of the “Wear Now, Wear Later” series (read the first post here)… I chose a pretty, floral maxi dress from Michael Kors because it’s just so hard to resist the gorgeous Spring-inspired pieces hitting the stores now (and oh, did I mention it’s only $112! Link to purchase below). So if you gave in and purchased a flirty, floral dress (or even if you have been pulling one of your own closet to just look at and long over) here are some ways to get the most mileage out of your traditionally Springy dresses/skirts.
Look 1: One styling trick I love is to layer cozy knits over your favorite flowy dresses and skirts in the cooler months. (Because the skirt is long and loose, you can also add tights or leggings and no one will know… shh, our secret). Add an ankle bootie and a modern, chic army jacket to keep the look young and fresh.
Michael Kors Maxi, Club Monaco T-neck, Opening Ceremony booties, Topshop Jacket, Jil Sander shopper, La Mer watch, Jenny Bird earrings
Look 2: When the weather finally warms, ditch all those extra layers and let the dress speak for itself. Strappy sandals work best under a voluminous skirt and simple gold jewelry will add the right amount of glitz.
Michael Kors maxi, Alaia sandals, similar hat, Nouv-Elle necklace, Kenneth Cole bangles, similar clutch