Historically, I’ve always been pretty opposed to the fanny pack, even an admittedly chic-ish version such as this. The name, for one thing – it’s just awful, isn’t it? Also, I feel like once Carrie Bradshaw has done it, the rest of us just shouldn’t. And then there’s the simple fact that drawing more eyes toward my belly isn’t high on my list of sartorial goals. chic fanny pack
But having just adopted a second dog, I can tell you that the idea of something that doesn’t threaten to careen off my shoulder and into a waiting pile of…well, you know…every time I lean over to clean up someone’s mess is looking more appealing every day.
My question to you is this: Would you? I mean, not to the opera, but for weekend coffee jaunts, etc?
Just because it’s summer, don’t think for a second that my scarf collection is on sabbatical. Frankly, I’m freezing darn near all the time – but there’s also that constant flow of A/C, chilly evening air and San Francisco’s highly unpredictable weather to contend with. So, while I might switch from cashmere to cotton, linen and silk, my scarves are still getting a serious workout this season. summer scarves
If there’s anyone I know who’s a bigger scarf addict than yours truly, it’s Nicole Feix. She’s the founder of Lilogi, also known as My Happy Place. It’s a fantastic online boutique entirely dedicated to scarves (and which, PS, has a pretty amazing sale section). She carries some of the most extraordinary pieces, with a flawless mix of names I know and love, and new lines I’m always thrilled to discover. She was kind enough to let me pick her brain about my all-time favorite accessory, and offered up all sorts of wisdom about how to wear, choose and store your scarves year round! Read on →
Every now and then, you just need something that makes you smile. And I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure I’d giggle to myself whenever I pulled one of these cheeky escape artists out of my handbag.
Truly, how could you be in a bad mood looking at these? The collection is inspired by Saul Steinberg, but I can’t help thinking of Shel Silverstein too. Can’t you just imagine this little fellow trying to make off with your iPad?
If there’s an advantage to a nationwide cold spell so gut-wrenching it gets its own nickname, it’s that you have a perfectly good excuse to upgrade your cold-weather gear. I was introduced to Spratters & Jayne recently, and must confess…I’m wishing for a bit of a polar vortex in my part of the world, just so I’d have an excuse to stock up on some of this chunky knit goodness. Particularly that swirl beret, which would be an excellent way to hide my messy hair on a no-wash day.
Casa SMC has been Casa Crazy this week, my friends. Work is piling up (but that’s a good thing, right?), and I’m already swimming in holiday ideas for our gift guides. Lucky thing, since Hanukkah starts in…four weeks?! No pressure. Just wait until you see what I have up my sleeve – this year’s going to be the best yet!
Besides working my un-manicured little fingers to the bone, here’s what I’ll be up to this weekend: Read on →
I’ve been an admirer of Everlane for the longest time, but it’s been one of those long-distance celeb crushes. You know, I check out their website obsessively, ogle all of the new goodies, and fantasize about which pieces would look best in my closet (hint: all of them). They’re hard to resist – it’s that perfect storm of a small selection, beautifully-designed styles, and unbelievably reasonable prices (thanks to their insistence on keeping an eagle eye on production, which I also happen to love).
So when they emailed to tell me about their new leather collection? My heart skipped a beat, and it’s not just because my crush actually called me! These new leather goods are good, my friends – they’re well-constructed, intelligently designed and built for years of use. Read on →