Silk Ready To Wear

I am in a constant balance between high fashion and comfortability.

It’s absolutely possible. This season, I’ve found even more so since silk frocks have been strutting down every runway.

I wanted to take a menswear approach, and silk dress doesn’t exactly read masculine.

These silk trousers, used as ready to wear, paired with a structured and double breasted vest achieves lines and texture I’ve been looking for.

Stylist tip: layer yoga leggings underneath if it’s a chilly day.

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PANTS I.D. SARRIERI VEST H&M

Movement

The fringe game is strong with this one.

It’s hard not to feel fun and flirty in these trousers which I found online through a dance wear site.

Here’s where the magic happens: I pair them with a Linen Blazer and simple hair.

I’m wearing a wig later for halloween so it was and easy up do this morning.

Styling tip: when one aspect of your outfit is eye catching, tone down and simplify the rest. The linen provides texture, lightness and my favorite color this fall: burgundy.

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TOUSERS DANCEWEAR SOLUTIONS, HOLLAND AND SHERRY CUSTOM LINEN BLAZER KNOT STANDARD

Desert Wedding

” Meet me in the Desert “

Our friends Ali and David asked us to join them in celebrating their wedding.

Ali and her family have been tight with our family and the sense of community that Tower Lakes has is exceptionally rare. When you feel this kind of tightness you know you’ve got a friend wherever you go.

Where: La Quinta: 95 degrees, at the base of the mountain range

Moments:

  • Ali says “I do” before the vows
  • Live acoustic music
  • The Father of the Bride who orchestrated “You’ve got a Friend” so that by the end all of the guests were singing along. I’ve never seen anything like it.
  • Ali’s smile
  • David’s enthusiasm and pride in this ten year journey to marriage

Styling Me:

The heat calls for a dress that will allow max ventilation. I am playing with textures and drape here by pairing a light airy dress with a bold heel. This tulip wrap is so fun and flirty with the cold shoulder and allows the heels to really shine.

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Dress: Reformation, Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

Keeping cool: I went to the Ceremony with wet hair to keep cool and let the desert rays dry my hair naturally.

Styling Tip: Burgundy is an excellent accent color. In this outfit I am pairing the same shade with this heel to bring in a deep, bold color that works to compliment the Strawberry dress.

This works for every pastel and will be a major influence in my styling for Fall.

Styling Jamie:

Grey and blue make the perfect partnership in this suit. I love the way the buttons create a modern, unique look.

Jamie has had this tie since I met him three and a half years ago. It’s tired but meaningful and happened to bring our looks together. His jacket is half lined specifically for warm weather and his suit is light weight fabric, exceptional for 365 d/year.

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Suit: Loro Piana – Knot Standard

Custom Suiting with Knot Standard

I am the Regional Director of Knot Standard, the fasting-growing menswear brand in the country (according to Inc Magazine). After completing my masters in Palo Alto, I joined Knot Standard to lead their efforts on the west coast.

Knot Standard is proud to have launched the first ever custom Virtual Reality tool, making it even easier to provide ideas inspiration prior to your appointments.

Take a look at the navy blue window pane suit I designed with a client earlier today:

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breath

Cultivating wellness can be daunting at times. I have a cabinet full of supplements, a head full of nutrition facts and an awareness that making time for my loved ones will cultivate healthy relationships. Today I am reminded that my greatest tool for wellness lies within me, and is as simple as breathing in and out. 

 

Breath has immediate effects on brain chemistry and stress levels. Just google breath and the brain and see for yourself

 

Set an intention to notice your breathing today. And breathe, breathe, breathe