I am so excited to share about a huge event I’ve been working hard planning and producing, together with HopeWorks for several months. Silhouette will make its debut this season on September 17 at Calhoun Beach Club as an elegant runway fashion show and fundraising gala with silent auction. One of the best parts is that 100% of proceeds will support community development and sustainability in Haiti through HopeWorks foundation. I could honestly go on for hours about the work of this incredible organization. To read more about it, head to their website (beautifully crafted by our friends at Backboard Group). HopeWorks has worked directly with Haitians to come up with incredibly unique and effective ways to stimulate and sustain economic growth. They also have a children’s home that has given orphaned children the opportunity to grow up in a warm family environment as well as obtain a high-quality education to equip them to achieve their dreams later in life. We are hoping to see this work replicated and expanded across remote and disadvantaged regions of Haiti with funds raised through Silhouette.
The upscale affair will present full, original collections from Project Runway’s Christopher Straub & local darling Caroline Hayden. It will also showcase up & coming talent Tess Ross. Hors d’oeuvres and desserts will be catered by D’Amico with runway production by Ignite Models. I’m looking forward to hosting the event (and going gown-shopping of course!)
I’ve already been blown away by the support by my family and friends as well as those in the fashion community, the press, and those who have found a good cause with me in HopeWorks. I hope you’ll join us for the event. It’s going to be unbelievable!
One of the best & worst parts of fall was always school starting up again. Worst because it always meant waking up early and way too many moments in lectures that I’d rather be doing a lot of other things. Best because all my friends were there too annnd back-to-school shopping. While I’m not actually heading back to school this year, I did a little back-to-school shopping anyway. I took a stroll around Sears and found a lot of really great pieces. It’s always so nice when you can get fun new trends without having to pay the cost of a small vehicle. Crop tops are really on-trend right now and I like the structured element to this one. It paired well with the athletic jersey skirt. As someone with a more classic and preppy vibe overall, I’ve been challenged by the sporty trend. I’m never going to wear a trend just to wear it. I somehow have to make it fit within my personal aesthetic. That’s been a little tricky with the sporty trend that reads more streetwear & urban. So when I paired the chic little top with the jersey skirt and it came out like it did, I couldn’t have been happier. I think it works in a Ruby Girl kind of way. Plus the skirt and top together cost less than $30 so there’s that too… (cue monkey covering eyes emoji)
There were a few other pieces I picked up that didn’t make the post but that I definitely recommend trying on. I liked this pair of medium-wash distressed denim. They were slim fit and rolled at the hem, the Bongo brand. They fit so well and I’m pretty sure they were like $30? So yea. Totally worth it!
Also, a huge thank you to Rae at Haus for my darker hair. Girl knows color.
The hottest trends, celebrity style and fashion tips you can afford to try. #SearsStyleFind
As hard as it is to think about leaving boating, lazy mornings on the Adirondacks, and gorgeous greenery all around us… fall is just around the corner. All is not lost though because there are definitely some redeeming qualities to the change in seasons. With fall comes not only the gorgeous turning of leaves and apple pie but also a fresh batch of fashion trends. As a style blogger, it’s exciting to see new designs hit the runway and the racks. But some can find the whole shuffling of trends and styles intimidating. So I’ve pulled out 5 of the biggest trends for fall to get you started on your shopping this season.
Boxy Tops: Instead of the traditional fitted tee or button-down shirt, mix it up with a modern-cut boxy top. This silhouette looks great with tapered black pants or a dark denim skinny jean. Raspberry Hues: This variation on purple is one of the most popular colors for Fall. It pairs well with neutrals but can also be worn with an army green or navy blue for a chic look. Turtlenecks: The turtleneck is having a major comeback. Keep it now by styling it with another big trend like a jogger pant or edgy pumps. Chambray: A classic that’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Try a new shade, silhouette, or finish this year. Culottes: The mind-boggling trend that has swept the fashion scene. A wide-leg cropped pant that has everyone pondering, how do I rock this? Two ideas right off the bat: tuck a white chiffon shirt into the waist or wear with a carmel-toned turtleneck.
Each of these 5 trends is available at the Galleria Edina. The boxy top and turtleneck dress are J. McLaughlin. The chambray shirt is Joie. The raspberry hue skirt is bcbg. And the culottes are Kate Spade. You can get all of these trends in one place, how great is that? Score!
What about you: Which of these trends would you be most likely to try?
Turning Friday casual into Monday casual with a striped tee, a bit of denim, and a panama hat. Because sometimes the first day of the week needs a little extra comfort to make the to-do list feel a little less daunting. Here’s hoping your outfits are cozy and your to-do lists do-able this Monday!
Differences are good. Even more than that, they’re worth celebrating. I think it’s a little bit easier to say and do that when things are going well or well enough for us and those we love. But true character shines through the greyer patches. When differences are hard to understand in the less-than-sunny moments of life, do we make a quick judgment, point our finger, and walk on the other side of the street? Or do we truly seek to understand. Do we care deeply. Do we love? I think one of the biggest gifts we can give others is loving through the confusion, empowering them to find their own as-unique-as-each-snowflake way through the haze, and always alwaysss… believing the best.
How cute is this skirt you guys? I love the summery floral print. Plus the pleats give it that element of prep and sophistication. I played around with prints a little bit in pairing it with the gingham heels and kept the rest of my pieces simple and feminine.