Bring on the Burgundy!

What? Helen’s wearing burgundy? That’s so unexpected! No one who knows me has ever said that! It’s certainly a fall favorite. After black, which occupies a huge swath of my closet, burgundy has the strongest presence. And as comfortable as these Calvin Klein separates are, they’ll be items you reach for over and over again!… Read More Bring on the Burgundy!


Casual Party Look

Happy Halloween. You know what that means? The holidays are right around the corner! Eek! Besides gift-buying, there are the seemingly endless chains of parties and get-togethers and wondering what the heck you’re going to wear. For a casual party, take the stress out of the event and enjoy yourself with something easy like this… Read More Casual Party Look


I May Have Embellished

What do you think of embellished jeans? Aren’t they fun? If variety is the spice of life, you’ll find a smorgasbord of flavor with the options available. From fringe to jewels to fabric patches, I’m constantly amazed by the styles I find.  I hope you don’t let age limit you – most embellised styles are… Read More I May Have Embellished

Collaboration, Looks


I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you velvet is such a hot trend this fall.  It’s such a luxurious fabric, so soft yet so elegant, you wonder why it took so long to reclaim its status as a fashion favorite. I used to sew a lot growing up, and I remember choosing velvet… Read More Velvet


Longing for Fall

One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight | Nine | Ten What is it about fall fashion that has me drooling right about now? Obviously the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale doesn’t hurt.  I love this sale, which features fall fashion at sale prices ahead of the season, but… Read More Longing for Fall


Windy Day Scarf

Scarf • Ted Baker | Sweater • Nordstrom, longer version here | Sunlasses • Nordstrom | Bag • Louis Vuitton similar here and here | Shoes • Christian Louboutin, also here | Jeans • Similar NYDJ or these | Lipstick • M·A·C Fleshpot | Lip Liner M·A·C Subculture In the words of Winnie the Pooh, it was a blustery day.  Some days you’re just going to deal with wind.… Read More Windy Day Scarf



Sweater • Nordstrom | Pants • Similar options here, here, here and below | Boots • Vince Camuto | Fedora • Old, similar here | Tote • Michael Kors (similar here) | Lip Pencil • M·A·C Burgundy | Lipstick • M·A·C Dark Side   I love a monochromatic look.  I remember watching the TV show Dynasty years ago.  Linda Evans as Krystle Carrington always… Read More Monochromatic


Burgundy Boho

Boho Top • Lucky Brand, various options here, here, here and here | Jeans • Paige | Hat • Similar here, here and here | Bag • Michael Kors similar here and here | Boots • Vince Camuto, other options here, here, here and high end Stuart Weitzman boots here | Lipstick • M·A·C Dark Side This may be the first Boho-style… Read More Burgundy Boho



Top • aerie | Boyfriend Jeans, old  • Similar here and several below | Bag • Michael Kors | Watch • Michael Kors | Sunglasses • Ann Taylor | Shoes • Nordstrom | Hat, old • Similar here and here I normally love skinny jeans, but sometimes I want to be more relaxed.  Enter boyfriend jeans.  Their loose fit may not be as tailored as… Read More Relaxed