Category Archives: Fall

Doors of London

Work It.

I work in a profession where being well dressed is almost as important as being appropriately dressed. As I gear up for the fall, here’s some inspiration for the wardrobe. Give or take some pieces depending on your industry:

Blazer with an amazing shape

Leather bow belt

Tulip skirt

 Michael Kors watch

J. Crew sweater with little Parisian bird

I tried this shirt on… it’s amaze in person

J. Crew jacket that works indoors as well as outdoors

Delman ballet flat… on sale!

Delman wedge

Michael Kors beauty

Gorjana locket

Tuleste Market studs

Marc Jacobs Daisy travel size perfume


The above photograph is my beloved Pt. Betsie lighthouse in Frankfort, Michigan. Photography by Walk Softly Photos.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! The day was surprisingly warm and the night was balmy. Let’s hope it stays like this for a while…

Happy Halloween!

The celebration of Halloween often extends from one night to an all-weekend event. It’s an excuse to dress up in multiple costumes and pretend to be someone else for the night. For me, it’s also an excuse to eat way too much candy.

My three siblings and I on Halloween night about 17 years ago.


Do Over

I love when I see an item in a store or take an unworn piece out of my closet and give it a second life. Take for example this blazer jacket. It’s cute, warm and a staple piece. However, there was nothing too special about it. Until I swapped out its plain brown buttons with gold Brooks Brothers buttons. Also, I find that rolling the sleeves of blazers make them more youthful and less stuffy.

Elbow Patches

This past weekend I saw a girl riding a bike while wearing the most amazing blazer. The blazer so fit her look that I  wished I were the one zooming along the streets of Harvard Square on a bike.

I thought about rolling down my car window and asking her where she got it; however, I didn’t get the chance to. Thinking it was a piece I let get away, I found it at Zara the next day and had to snatch it up because I knew it was fate. The looks on their website do not do the blazer justice. You’ll just have to keep your eyes peeled for the girl on the bike.

Arezzo Antique Fair

Who knew photographing these antiques two years ago would lead to me now being able to study them, question their age, and wonder about their past.

All that amazing furniture. I told myself at the time, before I had any idea I’d be getting into the antique business, that I’d come back one day and bring a piece back to the US with me.

Such vibrant colors and textures for central Italy

I am still kicking myself for not bringing one of these home but they seemed so heavy at the time to be bringing home in my already overpacked suitcase.

I did, however, bring one of these home for my mother and that is something I will always be grateful for.