Thursday, March 10, 2011


This look is inspired by Coco Chanel's legendary black dresses with white collars - especially her ruffled collars. We took a basic black H&M dress and layered a Milly blouse with a ruffled collar underneath and voila!, a classic Chanel inspired look. This sheer collar is also reminiscent of pretty sheer collars we saw at Valentino and Jason Wu for spring. The necklace is from a boutique we stumbled upon in Tokyo.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Denim has a very laid back, cool feel. You can dress it up or down but either way you never look like you tried too hard. We also think denim and camel shades look so pretty together so we paired this denim top with a camel scarf. H&M denim tunic, Banana Republic trench coat, leggings from Target, scarf from a street vendor in NYC, and Steve Madden boots.

Monday, March 7, 2011


This look is inspired by the the model Agness Deyn's edgy/androgenous/rocker style. She somehow always manages to look chic in a non-traditional, punk, boyish kind of way that is still totally feminine - kind of sounds like an oxymoron but it works. Here, accessories and a baggier shape on top take slim cropped trousers in an edgy direction.

Saturday, March 5, 2011


I still have a winter look I want to share before the season is over, for those of us still living with frigid temperatures (I was just in Vail, CO this past week and it was cold, cold, cold). This Poncho was given to my husband by his father, who is Peruvian and brought it back from Lima. Of course, I had to steal (technically borrow) it for myself. This poncho is made out of the softest alpaca and is one of the most warm and luxurious things I've ever worn - it's like wearing a large cashmere blanket - so cozy and comfortable. There was also a great poncho that came down the runway of the 3.1 Philip Lim Fall/Winter 2010 show. I also liked some ponchos/capes at the Vena Cava and Alexander Wang Fall 2010 shows as well. Since the poncho was the highlight of this cold weather look, I decided to keep the rest simple with black pant-weight leggings and flat, knee high boots.

Friday, March 4, 2011


As I was waiting in line to see a documentary some weeks ago at the Sundance Film Festival, my husband turned to me and asked if, one day, I wanted to look like the woman standing by the tent doors. I turned to take a look and, sure enough, I saw one of the chicest women I'd seen during the whole festival. Of course I would love to look like her, any day! She was wearing a wonderful mix of textures and earthy colors that were supremely flattering. Her shoulder length bob with bangs, edgy glasses and red lips were totally cool but also classic and timeless. It's delightful to be reminded that we Modest Girls can look Fabulous At Any Age (to steal a phrase from Harper's Bazaar).

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


I love indulging in all black once in a while. My husband teases me sometimes and says I look like I'm going to a funeral, or am trying to be dramatic, but really sometimes it just feels so perfectly pulled together to wear all black. Here I've brought out said husband's fabulous Russian fur hat (that he actually brought back from Russia) and paired it with an H&M dress, Express leggings, and Forever 21 boots.