First, I’ll apologize for being radio silent for the past few weeks but for those of you who follow my Instagram account you understand. For those of you who don’t, I have been on vacation in Italy, a wonderful, fabulous vacation. And it’s taken me a long time to learn this, but when I’m on vacation, I’m on vacation. Which means no work email and no blogging. However, I’m very excited for the next few weeks as I have a lot of creative energy and ideas to unleash on you all that have been piling up over my break.
So in the spirit of Italy is my first post back. There are definitely some ingenious Instagram accounts out there that we all know and love but this was a new one for me. And on the coattail of my trip, I think it’s just fabulous. The account is called, Not My Nonni (genius) and is the brainchild of blogger Tiana Kai, who lives and works in Florence, Italy.
I have personally always had an obsession with older people. They have so much personality and depth and usually a strong point-of-view as well as having this untouchable wisdom of life. All things I value. Couple that with an international flair and you’ve got a winner.
Tiana has been documenting the older set in Italy and users are now using her has tag #notmynonni which she adds to her feed. It’s just brilliant. Take a look below at some of my favorites and make sure to follow @notmynonni for a little extra feel good imagery each morning in your Instagram feed.
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I’m starting a new category for the site called, Style It. I think this is going to be a particular fun category for me to create. Basically, I will be pulling together outfits that correspond to things going on in my life. That could be somewhere I’m going, a season change, a sudden spark of inspiration or a past post, like this one.
Shades of Blue was a post in All the Rage about the trending blue theme in Street Style. Here’s a peak at my take on the trend for an effortless outfit ready for a work day or lunch date.
Find designer information and click through for where to buy below.
1. Chloé Classic Wool Coat $1550 2. Diane Von Furstenberg Relaxed Sweater $382.28 3. 3.1 Philip LIM Cat Eye Mirrored Sunglasses $280 4.Takoon Floral Printed A-Line Skirt $770 5. Rebecca Minkoff Made in NYC M.A.B. Mini $450 6. IRO Saika Cone Heel Sandals $685 7. Elizabeth & James Apollo Ring $195
This spring it’s all about the pop of red. Whether that be a handbag, shoe, tank or sweater it doesn’t matter. I mean really, look at how utterly boring everyone in the background of these pictures looks in comparison to those pumping it up with a shot of red. Truthfully, red is the one color I do not have in my wardrobe so it’s going to be struggle for me, but if I can do it so can you. And I’m determined to make red work.
So, here’s some inspiration. Lets get after it!
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Blue is no longer the bluest of colors. In fact, it is as fresh and bright as today’s spring day. At first I thought it was all about navy but with a deeper dive I stand corrected. There is no playing favorites or sides; all different hues, saturations and intensities of blue are fair game. Truly, the more you pile on and group together the better. So, it’s high time we all dust off that J Crew cashmere navy sweater we all have in the bottom of our closet (you know what I’m talking about), grab a cyan t-shirt, your favorite dark wash denim and layer it up. Anything goes here, so have fun with it. Get inspired by some of my favorite blue ensembles from Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Week street style below.
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Fall Winter 2014 Fashion Weeks are now behind us – NY, London, Milan and Paris. Of course, I love all the collections and the production of all the shows, which is a whole beauty in themselves but mostly I love the street style. So many magazines and blogs capture street style and with photographers snapping away it’s easy to follow along as if I too were on the street of Fashion Week. With this great coverage I always begin to see patterns. It’s hard to project what one singly trend might be in advance but after fashion week it’s apparent what’s going to be “all the rage”. I’m kicking off this series with PLAID. This year any type seemed a go; tartan, gingham, madras and tattersall, they were all present. And personally, I love it. How about you? Are you going to bust out your plaid skirt via 1995 and do your best Cher Horowitz? Come on get inspired and join me!
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