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Style Inspiration

A Beautiful Breather

Marisol Martinez, the artist who created these works, is one of my best friends from our days at Parsons School of Design. I’m so proud of her and in awe of her great talent, that I’m sharing some of her work with you this week.  How do you know if a painting is truly art? If it makes you feel emotion. Marisol’s art makes me happy and I hope it will make you happy too. Want more? Follow her on Instagram. Enjoy! P.S. Don’t you think the purple and silver one below would be perfect for the RLS office?! . . …

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The Color I’m Wearing Now

Krishna Das, my favorite musician, wears only red t-shirts and Steve Jobs was known for wearing only black turtlenecks. Could I possibly become known for wearing only…chartreuse?  I read once that when you are drawn to a particular color it is because you need to incorporate that color’s properties into your aura. I don’t know about that but I do know that I had to stop and laugh when I realized that I had packed chartreuse tops for 2 out of 3 days of shopping in New York recently. (New York friends: Don’t give me a hard time for not …

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A Fab New Store and Beauty Galore

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend the re-opening of Saks Off Fifth Outlet at Potomac Mills in a brand new space with other area fashion bloggers. Full disclosure: I’ve styled some great events at Potomac Mills.  As much of a fan as I have always been of the mall, especially the Last Call by Neiman Marcus (they get direct shipments from Bergdorf Goodman!), I was never that enthused about the mall’s Saks Off Fifth store.   After receiving a tour of the new store and being treated to an incredible beauty box of goodies (see below!), I …


I’m In a New York State of Mind

It is amazing how much one can see, do and eat during 2 days in New York! And yes, this was a work trip! Most of the stores are now at 70% off their sale merchandise. The shoe departments mostly have the cool and quirky shoes left. I fell in love with these Rupert Sanderson heels at Saks Fifth Avenue. They remind me of something Jem would wear from Jem and The Holograms, my favorite cartoon when I was little. Rupert Sanderson Ankle Strap Heel, $396.33 My favorite new discovery this trip is a barely year-old line of jewelry called Tower …