Style Tip: Mad Hatter

You are either a hat person or you are not.  Exploring the chic street style brim hat. A stylish staple with a long history.  A hat that effortlessly adds a uniqueness to your personal style.  The brim hat is a classic fashion piece meant to be worn.  A playful accessory that is worth considering.  Goorin Bros. is a nice place to explore for an approachable option.  They know a thing or two about hats with a history in the hat making world since 1895.  Or take a peek at Parisian millenary, Maison Michel.  They are beautiful!  Check out Farfetch. (all images from Pinterest)  Don’t over think this accessory.  

Weekends Ahead

After a busy end to 2018, my body just wants to recharge. With this, I plan on taking full advantage of weekends. So no more making lists of things to get done but rather a list of interests. More quiet time even if the window is small. More experiences and learning new skills is my 2019! I am kicking off with the following:

Ansel Adams deserves a second visit. My first visit to see the exhibit at the MFA reminded me of the importance of getting outside everyday to connect with nature. Fresh air does the body and mind good. His photography is amazing. The world through his lens grips you.

More films! Roma, a beautiful film about a young Mexican worker’s journey during the 70’s is on the top of my must see list. The list just got longer after watching the Golden Globes. So many beautiful movies to enjoy.

In my future is the William Forsythe’s installation at the ICA. An interactive exhibit about movement and much more.

Basket making will be the new form of meditation for me. I am hoping for a new summer bag to swing (Jane Birkin inspired). New skill on the horizon that will be a relaxing (hoping this is the case) activity for cold days.

Ballet inspired workouts because dancers are the ultimate athletes (and my body is craving the impossible)! Flexibility and strength are a personal goal of mine. A new way to challenge my workouts and hone in on my weaknesses.

This list of interests will keep evolving. This is an achievable start. I hope this inspires you to make time to have some fun as well as shelve that to-do list for another day. FYI the list never goes away and those windows of free time do! xo

When It Is That Cold

you may want this look!  I am not the only one thinking these hats are a good idea.  Get on the waiting list.  A full coverage hat to be worn on the coldest city days without looking like a bank robber but maybe more like a Teletubbie.  They are not for skiers (less you are vying for Jerry of the Day) but for the brave wearers who just want face protection as well as up their city style.  The Moritz from Kule will have you fully covered!  Made of cashmere so hoping that skin irritation won’t be an issue.  But it may be a risk worth taking if they come back in to stock!  Stay warm this winter.  Kule

French Twist

Super fan of this cool girl clean look!  Sylvain Le Hen from France is designing sleek hair accessories that will delight your eyes.  They are minimalistic and beautifully crafted.  Who knew hair accessories could take on an architectural vibe?  Subtle, bold, clean, and utilitarian all come to mind when I see these art forms disguised as hair clips.  Sylvain Le Hen hair accessories would make for a lovely gift.  I am asking Santa for the red raw band.  I have the disc and long clip.  Hopefully Santa reads my blog! (all images from Sylvain Le Hen)  For a local US online retailer with the most selection head to Founders & Followers.

Get Playful This Winter Season

Lirika Matoshi
Glitter From Lirika Matoshi

Gucci
Gucci Showing Off Some Fun Below The Knee

Any one can play in this game!  Socks and tights are one of the easiest ways to transform your style instantly.  I also love the fact that this fashion accessory can be gentle on your wallet unless you go with the Gucci option.  There is no way around not wearing this essential accessory so you might as well make them interesting.  Have some fun and let loose this holiday season.  Think about adding texture, color, and print to your long pleated skirt, cropped pant, or that fancy dress .  Festive flair!  Check out Net-A-Porter

Just Add Some Attitude

 

 

Everyone needs a workhorse boot.  I have been contemplating Dr. Martens.  Originally designed for the British working class, they have evolved over the years to be a subcultural necessity with everyday appeal.  I like the versatility and utilitarian style of the Dr. Martens.  They simply mean business.  The yellow welt stitch, thick sole, and yellow heel loop with their brand label are the distinguishing features.  You can’t help but notice them on the street.  They are quality, modestly priced, and have been around since 1901.  They certainly compliment denim but would give a skirt or dress some edge.  Dr. Martens are for those who choose to deviate from the norm.  “Music is the heartbeat of the brand” thanks to Pete Townshend of The Who and the early multi-cultural ska-loving skinheads for changing the brand forever!  Always to be worn with your own individual style! Dr. Martens (all images from Dr. Martens)

Clog Alert

Clogs are back in full force.  To me they will always be in style. Depends how you wear them. Gucci stepped up with their version.  I am not huge fan of the furry look and way too spendy for a clog even if you top them off with the horsebit detail.  But I love the outfit inspiration that I found on Pinterest to show them off.  I am a big fan of No.6.  Discovered them about 8 years ago at an under the radar store in Boston that has since closed.  In fact I still wear them.  Clogs are fab with any look and surprising comfortable.  No.6 offers many versions and they will become a quick favorite.  They are a good and reasonable investment.  No.6 all the way!

(ootd is a Pinterest pic the rest are from No.6)