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Adam Lippes' Black T
A black tee is a basic.
The Range
These high-waisted full trouser from The Range are the perfect alternative to denim.  Military green all the way!
Joseph
Joseph’s light weight cashmere in a neutral tone is perfect for those days you can’t decide what to wear
Theory's Slip Dress
Slip dresses are one of those pieces that is more interesting when layered.  Black tee or Joseph’s cashmere long sleeve would be perfect
Common Projects
Common Project sneakers paired with absolutely anything works!!
Phillip Lim's Cardigan
A creamy cardigan is a no brainer. To be worn with any bottom or layered over a dress.  Go a size bigger for an oversized look

Sometimes a little style inspiration is needed to embrace a season change.  It is hard to ignore the inbox that is filling with tag lines of Fall Fashion.  I peeked to see what I could find on Net-A-Porter for a few versatile pieces that could make slipping into Fall a bit more fun.  Keeping it simple for those in between days is the key to easy dressing.  All pieces from Net-A-Porter.

 

Weekend At TOURISTS, The Berkshires

How about a city timeout with a lovely weekend at the newly open motel, TOURISTS?  A 2.5 hour drive from Boston.  Upon arrival you wonder why haven’t we done this before and when are we doing this again?  Check out my earlier blog post if you missed the introduction.  TOURISTS is even better in person.  The aesthetics can be summed up with Hasami Porcelian.  This is their everyday multifunctional dinnerware from Japan.  The over all space is inviting, spacious, bright, minimal, and armed with all the amenities one needs for a restful or adventurous weekend.  It is a place that has that good worn-in feel but everything is new.  The rooms are cozy, comfortable, and well stocked including foldable chairs conveniently hanging on a wall waiting to be put to use for an outing.  Also each room is complete with an outdoor shower.

TOURISTS is a peaceful experience surrounded by woods, trails, the Hoosic River, and Mt. Greylock which happens to be the tallest peak in Massachusetts.  It is perfectly situated for you to enjoy museums, hiking, and exploring.  Start and end your day lounging around the pool or in one of their communal areas to relax and listen to nature.  Being a motel means you are roadside.  But once you enter TOURISTS, you feel at ease with the city life behind you.

Three places to visit in a weekend (but there are endless ways to spend your time inside and outside):

MASS MoCA is located in an old factory offering all forms of art including areas for performances. The space can overwhelm with its magnitude but it will not disappoint you.  It will amaze you!

The Clark is a stunning world-class museum that requires you to not be in a rush.  This is the perfect marriage of art and nature.

Drive up to the summit at Mount Greylock.  A lovely drive with plenty of look out spots for pictures and places to picnic.  Pack your hiking boots if you want to explore and hike the many trails of this area.

To Eat:

Tourists offers a light breakfast fare and a late afternoon into evening menu. The food is delicious and thoughtful.  It is casual and hits the spot.  Currently they are working on a tavern that will offer another option for on premise dining.  Stay tuned.

A.OK BBQ shack and Bright Ideas Brewing are across from each other at the entrance to MASS MoCA. Both are perfect for lunch and diner but certainly for a refreshing cold beer or tasty homemade kombucha.

In Williamstown enjoy your breakfast, lunch, and other provisions at The Spring Street Market Cafe.  Or stroll across the street to The Smoothie Spot for fresh smoothies, juices, and acai bowls.

Not to be missed is Pedrin’s, an old school diary bar serving some seriously good soft serve ice cream.

Where else can we explore that is within a 2.5 hour distance of Boston?  Happy Fall!

For your curiosity and your table:  Hasami Porcelain

Fall Attitude Influenced By A Mens Classic Shoe

Currently contemplating swapping out the sneakers for a mens inspired classic shoe.  Wear them with jeans to dresses.  An edgy alternative to complement a feminine look.  Time to change it up and put your own stamp on your personal style.  This is a look that may not be for everyone but isostilo is digging the masculine touch.  Loafers, brogues, or oxfords is the question.

You can find more choices on Farfetch

 

Bad Boy Chic With Nili Lotan

Voile NLShirt

Military Pant

Humphrey Blazer

Leather Trench

Eliaanna Silk Top

Nico Lambskin Leather Pant

Anitra Turtleneck

Libson Jean
All pics from Nili Lotan

Nili Lotan nails that tomboy edge while maintaining a clean and minimalist style.  A look that catches my eye.  Rock n roll, city life, and a certain sexiness is delivered each season.  One must just be confident to rock it.  It is all personal style.  Having some edge and grit to your look is a good thing.  Give me those loose-fitting cognac lambskin pants any day of the week.  Absolutely killer!  Nili Lotan is not known for the most approachable prices.  This season each one of these pieces are ridiculous.  But the fashion inspiration is fully appreciated!  Take the shapes, lines, textures, style, effortless appeal, and run with it.  Find your happy edge.

Weekend Download!

New to my playlist.  Heard this song from Jenny Lewis streaming from my husband’s office.  She rocks and you won’t be disappointed.  Jenny Lewis is reflecting and reveals nostalgia.  It is her life beating along with its past and present at the forefront.  The beat draws you in while the lyrics are raw and deep.  Afternoon tunes that can be played in the background.  isostilo is a fan and totally digging her vibe.

Eye on WANDLER

 

All eyes when something hails from Amsterdam and made in Italy.  Hello WANDLER!  For the past year or so isostilo has been following and admiring the cool as hell handbags you are delivering.  So refreshing to see a new spin on classic shapes and styles.  Most of all COLOR!  Hallelujah for the risk takers that crave a bit of something different and unique.  Luxury, chic, and a bit outside the box.  You are rocking my world.  Never too early to start a Christmas wish list!  All pics from WANDLER . BTW four times a year a collection is released so you are bound to fall in love with one of WANDLER’s gems.

TOURISTS, Welcome To The Berkshires!

TOURIST !

Delighted is all I can say when I came across this little gem in a Vanity Fair article.  Just add another easy weekend getaway to your bucket list especially if you live in New England.  When something as stylish, cool, and so perfect as the TOURIST, a new 48 room boutique hotel presents itself and is a 2.5 hour drive from Boston then the tranquil escape is calling.  TOURIST is located in the picturesque town of North Adams along the Hoosic River with the Berkshires as the backdrop. It is a city escape that is rich in natural beauty.  Based on the website it highlights itself as being a retreat with everything designed to make your stay a dreamy experience that will connect you with nature, adventure, culinary delight, and simplicity.  The space alone looks so appealing with its clean, simple decor and big window views of the outdoors.  Explore the website for yourself.  It is beautifully crafted with a history of the area as well as lovely list of places for you to explore.  Also take a peek at the VF article for more praise on TOURIST! images from photographers Tina Giovan and Nick Simonite off Vanity Fair Magazine

TOURISTS