Knit-wear can be tricky. Yes, it’s very cozy, but there’s always the potential of an itchy, bulky, Grandma-esque sweater situation. I prefer to wear a lightweight sweater with a tank underneath to minimize the bulk, and I always look for soft fabrics, such a cashmere, to avoid constant fidgeting. That’s why I love this sweater from Lord & Taylor. It’s thin, velvety soft, and very modern with the color blocking and asymmetric hem. It meets all my knit-wear needs!
When it’s hot, hot, hot out I don’t feel like spending time blow drying and/or straightening my hair. Lately, my solution to avoiding these aforementioned rituals is letting my hair air dry, sprizting it with some dry shampoo, teasing it just a little for some volume, and then pinning it up into a messy french twist. This way my hair is up and out of my face and still looks like I put some effort into it. The dry shampoo helps to keep my hair in place too, which came in handy last Saturday night when I took this look from cocktails for a friend’s birthday at Eastern Standard near Fenway, to another birthday soiree on a roof deck near the South End. My hair was even looking pretty good the next morning, but, alas, there aren’t any pictures to prove it.
No, it’s not Valentine’s Day. I really just wanted to try color blocking with pink and red, a combination that, up until recently, I couldn’t wrap my head around. I felt slightly self-conscious about my outfit in public at first, but after some time, and a glass of Prosecco at a housewarming party, I was feeling pretty good about it. I had to keep reminding myself to channel SJP, but I think it’s safe to say that I’m looking forward to try more color combinations for this trend.