more epice to love

why is it that every single time i see a scarf so beautiful it makes me gasp, it turns out to be by epice?  seriously…every. single. time. oh, the colors, the dreamy oversized floral, the gauzy light-as-air cotton…sigh. sadly, epice’s prices are increasing, as is inevitable when i find a brand i adore.  this one’s […]


|  Easter dresses on parade (and my darling Nana)  | Growing up, holidays were a big deal in my house. We celebrated everything. Easter meant a frilly new dress, a fancy hotel brunch, and one of those too-beautiful-to-eat sugar eggs with a miniature Easter scene inside created entirely of frosting. Mother’s Day meant the same brunch, but no new dress (and no candy, […]

travel in style: paris

     That incredible Paris light in the Place des Vosges. All photos by me (or Mr. SMC). Where does a person even begin when writing a Paris travel guide? I mean, there are entire books about this. How can I possibly sum it up in one story? So, I’ve taken a different approach. I’m assuming you […]

eye candy: épice scarves and blanca monros gomez

That’s right, I have a pair of eye candy goodies this week. Because two is almost always better than one. Also, how could I possibly choose between these lovelies? It’s like a Twix bar of retail delights – and you get both pieces, my friends. Dig in! A gauzy pile of new Épice scarves for […]

friday finds

Is there anything better than a summer weekend? Especially one in which the sun is actually rumored to be making an appearance? I think not. I’m going to do my darnedest to take this weekend off, friends…I suggest you do the same! I’m sick to death of seeing the same old LemLem scarves everywhere on […]

the sale rack: accessories

One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned since starting this blog (longer ago than I care to mention) is that it may be the clothes that make the man, but it’s the accessories that make the outfit. Think of it this way: take a classic white shirt and a pair of straight-leg jeans. Add a […]