I was invited to speak to a group of women this past weekend about fashion, style and beauty. As always, I feel like I walked away with more than I gave. My favorite story came from a 70 year old woman wearing beautiful black boots with a 4 inch heel. She said when she met up with her high school friends for lunch they said, "don't you know you're too old to be wearing shoes like that?" and she quickly came back with, "funny, they didn't ask for my ID when I bought them". Such a lovely reminder that age is just a number and fashion and beauty should be celebrated at any ages.
I always love when I have an event because I tend to have more fun with my wardrobe and since I was speaking about the importance of having fun with fashion...mixing stripes and plaid seemed like a natural choice. When mixing patterns, it's always important to stay in the same family. So navy + cream stripes go well with navy/cream/yellow/green plaid pants.
Can we also talk for a moment about my new favorite designer Clare V.? She has my favorite sunglasses and bags at the moment. And to my delight, I just learned a store opened right down the street from me!