Ruffle Top – Another Look

I love this pretty ruffle top which was last seen here with jeans.  I’ve given it another look by adding a tank top and trading the jeans for a skirt. In the interest of transparency, I was hoping for something office-appropriate but the top is too low cut, even with the addition of a tank… Read More Ruffle Top – Another Look


Red and White Stripes

I love clothes. Clearly I wouldn’t enjoy doing everything that goes into Haute Business if I didn’t. It’s fun to put pieces together and come up with something cute. But what about those days when it’s hot, sticky and you’ve got to be out running errands? I’ll grab a loose dress and sandals or a… Read More Red and White Stripes


Flares on Top of Flares

Remember when exaggerated shoulder pads were everywhere? I mean, we thought the Norma Kamali shoulder pads were it!   Who was the comedian who talked about layering clothing and inadvertantly creating “shoulder pad build-up?”  So hilarious and yet so true!  There are times when too much of a good thing is not a good thing. With that… Read More Flares on Top of Flares



This white jumpsuit was seen here, here and here. I wanted a redux to show how versatile it can be, and to showcase my beautiful French Kande necklace. Real people wear their outfits more than once. However, as one real girl to another, we can mix it up a bit so the repeat piece has… Read More White

Collaboration, Looks

A Taste of French Kande

Last month I shared one of the many wonderful events of our first Fierce 50 meet up, brunch at the French Kande studio. We were treated to a beautifully prepared spread in a charming setting which paid homage to the inspiration behind the French Kande line: medallions designer Kande Hall discovered during a trip to… Read More A Taste of French Kande



I  don’t know how long the ruffle and gathered trend will last, but I do love the look.  I couldn’t resist this one with so many pretty gathers and I bought it . . . on Amazon!  I’ve been a fan of Amazon for years.  When life gets busy, there’s nothing like the convenience of… Read More Gathered