My Favorite Looks From Valentino Pre-Fall

It has been over a month(!?!?) since I've posted (yikes!). I've recently started working with Manufacture New York and am writing the blog posts there as well as tweeting @ManufactureNY -so come say hi! Anyways this has left me little time to write on here...so I thought I'd shift to just sharing things I love. Like these amazing looks by Mar.ia Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli. Valentino Pre-Fall 2016

Valentino Pre-Fall 2016

Valentino Pre-Fall 2016

Valentino Pre-Fall 2016

Valentino Pre-Fall 2016

My New Classic: The Barbour Beadnell Waxed Jacket

Barbour JacketskeetInstaI have recently made a personal commitment to being more considered in what I buy. I try to buy from places that are both ethical and sustainable in their production practices and/or from consignment stores. (The latter I've found to be a great place to find barely worn designer jeans!) Barbour totally fits into this ethos. If you're an urban dweller like me you might not be as familiar with this brand. Barbour is a family owned business that espouses the unique values of the British Countryside and brings the qualities of wit, grit and glamour to its beautifully functional clothing. And as way of introduction they invited me for a day of fly-fishing and skeet shooting at the Orvis Sandanona Shooting Grounds in Millbrook NY. Wait. What?!? I am known for the quote "I like nature through a window" so there was much amusement when friends found out that I accepted their invitation. But I'm up for any adventure. That day they took a group of us to the Orvis Sandanona Shooting Grounds in Millbrook NY where we had lunch before a fly-fishing lesson followed by skeet shooting. (which if like me, you have no idea what that is, involves shooting clay pigeons). It was like a live video game to me and I actually hit 4 out of 5 targets! BarbourWanderInstaMy friends the lovely Wanderlust Girls, Abigail and Emily also happened to be there so we made a trio of blondes. It was a fun event and a great introduction to this classic waxed jacket. #BarbourExperience