Summer Style Essentials

Dear summer, I love you.- author anonymous
With summer here and in full swing, I thought that it'd be fun to discuss some of my favorite  summer style essentials here on the blog today.  Since I'm more of a fall clothes girl, when it comes to summer style there are really just a few key pieces that I love.  And living in Michigan, means that the summer clothes season is pretty short so I don't love to invest that much in...
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An Amazing Woman: Betty Halbreich

All you need are a skirt, a jacket, a pair of pants and a raincoat.- Betty Halbreich

Since we talked about Bergdorf Goodman's very own Linda Fargo yesterday, I thought it would be fun to discuss the store's oldest and most legendary personal shopper, Betty Halbreich.  Betty is amazingly chic and at 86 years old is still going strong, working at the store nearly everyday of the week.  She came to working late in life, out of...

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Style Over 50: Linda Fargo

As they say, not only does money not buy you happiness- it can't buy you that thing called 'style', either.- Linda Fargo

Today's Over 50 Style Icon on the blog today is Linda Fargo, Senior Vice President of the legendary Bergdorf Goodman department store.  We love her bold fashion choices which are always punctuated with her shocking silver gray bob.  She favors bright colors and amazing accessories and proves that you're never too old to have fun...

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Our Summer Reading List

One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.- Jeannette Walls
Ever since I was a little girl, there was nothing I loved more than heading to the library, as soon as school let out for the summer, so that I could get a thick stack of books to read during those lazy afternoons.  Now that I'm an adult, not much has changed (well, except for the library part).  If you feel the same way, you'll...
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Summer Love: Palm Beach Sandals Company

Wear. Smile Repeat.
Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, summer is officially here which means it's time to bring out the Palm Beach Sandals!  My mom and I have been wearing them for years and had so much fun, a few years ago, when we stopped at the official store and factory where they're made in Palm Beach, Florida.  We had a blast looking at all of the gorgeous colors and even ended up designing our own...
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Style Over 50: Sophia Loren

After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery.  It’s better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe.  Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.- Sophia Loren
For us, one of the most beautiful and ageless actresses of all-time is Sophia Loren.  She just turned 79 this past September and is busier than ever having just presented her one-woman film, La Voce Umana, at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival....
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The Driving Moccasin

A woman with good shoes is never ugly.- Coco Chanel
One of our favorite spring and summer shoes is the driving moccasin.  They are so classic and undeniably chic.  Driving moccasins are incredibly popular with the European jet set and Princess Diana could often be seen wearing a pair of Tod's moccasins with cropped white jeans as she shopped the streets of Knightsbridge.  Even though you may not be part of the jet set (we certainly aren't!), that doesn't mean that you...
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Mark D. Sikes for Kips Bay Decorator Show House

I deeply believe that a beautiful decor can have a beneficial influence on our lives.- Albert Hadley
The annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House is currently open in Manhattan and I absolutely fell in love with some of the rooms.  Every year, I look forward to seeing what the designers have put together for this fabulous charity event which raises funds for the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club of New York.  One of my favorite spaces this year was a...
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Style Over 50: Helen Mirren

Fabulous doesn't count the years.  It's the years that make us fabulous.- Helen Mirren
British, award-winning actress Helen Mirren was recently chosen as the new face of L'Oreal's 'The Perfect Age' campaign.  We couldn't think of a better choice.  Helen, who turns 70 later this year, proves age is nothing but a number in both the campaign and in real life.  She is absolutely stunning and has embraced her age by being both daring and totally honest.  We love that...
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A Timeless Apartment

A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place.  It should smile at you and create fantasy.- Juan Montoya

The new issue of House Beautiful is out and is chock full of gorgeous spaces and great ideas.  The issue is about having the perfect home at every stage of life.  It highlights everything from the first apartment to the family home to the empty nester townhouse.  One of my favorite spaces was...

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