Happy Wednesday! Hope you are well and readjusted to the lost hour this week. It’s really hit me and makes today feel like it took forever to get here! But on the bright side of things, it’s nice that the weather is starting to show us signs of the spring to come. There’s something about spring that rejuvenates me. I feel lighter on my feet, happy to feel the sun more and go out to explore beautiful places, and wear lighter colors!
Our family recently took a weekend trip to Philadelphia, and outside of New York City, it is one of my favorite cities to visit! There’s something old, classic and vibrant about Philadelphia that we enjoy. I was excited to do a shoot by the Franklin Institute, where the architecture of massive columns and aged stairs made for the perfect backdrop to my outfit. If you’d love to learn more about their current Science of Pixar exhibit and all things currently happening there, sign up for my newslett (right here!) where I’ll be sharing an exclusive inside look at what we experienced! We were so excited to be one of the first people to experience it all!
As for fashion, I’m starting to enjoy the architecture and structure of clothing more than before. I think I always have, but now I pay much more attention to the finer details. And it’s fascinating when you do, because you start to truly discover what works for you and makes you feel good when you get dressed. Structured blazers, classic lines and architectural shapes have become a new favorite way for me to explore my choices when looking to share looks with you. I’m currently loving this white blazer so much! It comes in other colors at LOFT and I might just get them all! And if you’re in the local NJ/NYC area on April 1s,t I’d love for you to join me at my first Style Event with LOFT! You can RSVP here! Feel free to bring your gal pals along! Hope you enjoy!
We made it! Today is This Season’s Gold’s first anniversary! (See where it all started) There are so many emotions that come from celebrating this milestone today. While I have just come off of a whirlwind season of directing the musical Spring Awakening at my school, I very much feel that making it through the first year of sharing this space has been an awakening of its own. I have found what it means to be strong in the face of adversity, resilient in the midst of deep sorrow, and supportive of others when I myself struggled to stand. Fashion became the vehicle that helped me come out of my own darkness and set my sights on something much bigger than what I already had in my life. It led me to meet many of my readers, through the web or even in person, and I am grateful for having created this space to make that possible.
I’ve decided that this space deserves so much more than what I already have done with it. My ideas are so big (and I am known not to do things small), so I cannot wait to create and build different ways to share fashion and style inspiration, my family stories (lifestyle!) and all of my travels with you.
I want to thank you for making this such a special space for me, and helping This Season’s Gold grow over this past year. I feel blessed and very lucky to have this platform to inspire you!
It’s Tuesday, which means one day closer to the weekend! (It’s never too early!) I’m gearing up to share some fun and sunny posts from my recent trip to Florida, but being back home and still in cool weather, has me excited about styling camel and stripes because I’m enjoying wearing my blazer and long wool vest these days. I love how natural and chic the combination looks no matter the color of the stripes. Since my teens, I had an obsession with anything striped in any color or combination (See what I mean? And here, and here!). As a result, I’m sharing two looks today and some great pieces that would go perfect together to recreate the camel and stripes look for yourself. Hope you enjoy!
I loved playing with the idea of making this coat vest into a dress. While I definitely needed to wear something underneath to keep warm (biker shorts!), I originally bought this vest a bit larger than usual and liked the idea of cinching it up into a dress with a belt that closed with belt that had no loops. It kept the look slim when I already knew I had some bulk to contend with due to the thickness of the coat (which kept me warm too!) Playing with a heavier layer, the stripes and open sandals kept the look light (I took advantage of an oddly warmer winter day to pull this off!).
I have been living in this double breasted blazer for more than I’d like to admit this winter. I found it on sale at Banana Republic, and it was the last one in store! I absolutely love it. Popping up the color to show the grey inset is my favorite part. Red stripes, red lips and red bottoms made this a perfect dress down Friday look to go from work to a night out with your girls.
Happy Tuesday! I am so determined to get myself on a strict blogging schedule in the New Year! But I’m finding it a bit hard to get it together with the holidays or believe that we are even about to celebrate Christmas with it being so warm this time of year. I’m such a four seasons type of girl! The last time I can recall a warm December was when I was spending my Christmas in Florida! While my weekend was quite busy with a bat mitzvah (lots of dancing, face painting and henna!) and auntie duty (the twins!), I was excited that another one of my posts made it to IFB’s Links this past week! I thank all of you for always sharing and caring about this space, so I’m thrilled when I get to use it to share other creative online spaces as well! Be sure to check some of them out and please consider sharing some of our posts on your social media to continue to help us grow! We always appreciate it by continuing to have access to great content and being able to share it with you!
So what do you do and wear on a weird and warm December? Take advantage of long walks and wear short sleeves, of course! I can only imagine that if this were L.A. (I’m in the New York City area), I’d wear a vest and ankle boots all the time! However, I am craving some snow and wintery mixes to be able to play with my son all bundled up, drink hot chocolate (for a reason!), and make snowmen.
As for my warm December fashion, a long vest is a great classic piece to wear (and own!). I happen to love how they can be worn to dress up a look or keep it casual. I’ve worn this vest a couple of times on repeat simply because I am truly loving the length and texture of it. It can go with almost anything I own, from jeans to knee length skirts, with a t-shirts or turtleneck. Now I’m petite, so I struggle with finding the right type of ankle boot that doesn’t just make me look shorter. But when I found this pair, I loved how the pointy toe gave me a bit of an elongated leg (how does it do that?!?) and therefore they found their way to my closet!
One challenge to wearing vests is how to keep warm when it actually is cold outside, and a great oversized scarf is definitely one way to keep the vest on and keep warm at the same time!
Happy Thursday! Halloween is almost here, but all I can do is take today to remember my daughter. Shy a month of one year in heaven, I cannot believe how fast time has passed. I feel as if I lost a year of my life while aging 20 years in my soul. I honestly look back to this time last year wondering what I would have or could have told myself that may have changed the trajectory of what was about to happen to me one month later, but there’s absolutely nothing. I was knee deep in work, stressed everyday to stay organized (to be perfect!) as I prepared for a soon-to-be maternity leave (little did I know it was sooner than I hoped!), with a huge belly hoping everything would just happen already.
When people ask me, I sometimes can’t put into words how I have managed to keep myself together this past year. I do know that everything I’ve created and built since that very moment has been out of love for her and my son. The calm after the storm that was losing my daughter comes from the love I have for who she would have been. This space is about my love for her, my family, for helping others, and let’s be honest, it’s also about my love for styling clothing and fashion. For good reason. Fashion became my therapy. It became something I could hold and feel and touch to show that I was put together on the outside, while I slowly continue to work to mend on the inside. The fact that I still smile and laugh and love is important to me, and helps me show you that it is possible to continue after loss. And love is the answer.
Many people find it hard (understandably so!) to understand a woman who has lost a child; no different than friends without kids who can’t quite get what it means when their friends have one (you know, the sleepless nights, the liquid gold, the constant worrying). I appreciated a recent article a dear friend sent me that explains so beautifully exactly what I go through every day and why love makes those days possible. It’s all about perspective. I remind myself that my love for my daughter is what will carry me through each day, not my loss of her.