white out


As long as you’re not attending a wedding – white is always a fashion ‘do’.  There are silly rules around this color (or non-color, really) but I throw that ridiculousness out with the trash.  I stopped following the “no white after labor day” mandate when the style gods presented juicy sweatsuits as a popular trend in the late 90’s (click here for a memory refresher).  They lost all credibility.  If you’ve been a disciple of this fashion commandment – I think it may be time to embrace your inner rebel.  White is flattering on all skin types – it’s classic, polished and projects a pure and clean aesthetic.  How could the absence of color only be okay on a seasonal basis?  It’s not  – white is for every day, all year.  I promise you can’t go wrong.  *photos via pinterest

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style tips: reader question

*reader question*  HELP! I need a pair of good quality, waterproof, warm, tall winter boots, with good/rugged treads.  Also, NOT UGLY is a major requirement.  Ideas please???  I also need to replace my Hunter rain boots for year-round shitty weather-wear.

*answer* I find this to be quite a conundrum as well because although I try to maintain stylish-ness at all given times (it’s a sickness – I can’t help it!), living in New York requires us to bust out the durable (bulky, over-sized, shapeless – shall I go on?) weather wear every now and again.  I’ve had my own struggle to find the right pair of snow boots that keep me feeling fashionable and protected at the same time but there are some great options and you just have to hunt them down.  I’m not going to lie – most are ugly and worse – clunky!  If you have big feet like me (I wear a size 9), it can feel like a hopeless situation.  Check out this stellar pair of Ugg Belcloud boots that are both stylish and functional – a total win in my book.  They are waterproof, have epic traction, are not clunky, have a sock liner and shearling inside.  They would be perfect with either your sporty or trendy looks!  Plus, they get strong reviews (4.4 out of 5 stars).  As for rain boots, Ugg also makes a super sleek pair (Madelynn) that is a perfect update to the well known Hunter.  They also get solid reviews (4.5 out of 5 stars), have a sheepskin sockliner,  heavy-tread outsole,  are waterproof and have slip protection.  Wowsers!  Now – go play in the snow!

Screen Shot 2013-02-12 at 9.03.51 PMBelcloud (also available in black), $295 at ugg.com

Screen Shot 2013-02-12 at 9.13.24 PMMadelynn (also available in black), $160 at ugg.com



It’s going to be warm this week and although I appreciate that, January is a time for cozy.   What’s the point of living in New York if you can’t wrap yourself up in layers and scarves???