Saturday, April 25, 2015

My April Obsession - Slide Sandals

Maybe we are a little obsessed sometimes.  (For example, I just figured out, with a little Buzzfeed help and $5, how to make GIFs.  Watch out!)
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Well, the current obsession is the slide sandal.  They are everywhere, and as one friend concluded: "They are nice way to update your summer wardrobe."  A sentence like that can totally push me into a purchase.

But which one?!  I've ordered 2 pairs (one more on the way) but haven't yet found the right one for me.  But maybe some of these are right for you!

I started with Ancient Greek Sandals because I had read in either Vogue or InStyle or Marie Claire (etc.) that this brand was hot.  Enough said.  So, I ordered these babies to start:
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However much I loved them in the photos, they didn't do a lot for my feet.
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The last ones looked like slippers.  Not what I'm looking for.

I'm waiting for these See by Chloe sandals to be delivered.  Will the smaller amount of leather in the front make a difference?  Will the thick sole?  I hope so. 
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In the meantime, check out slides next time you are shopping, either online or in store.  For now, contemplate this selection below.  I will too!  Let us know what you find! ~ JH
W2WW: Slide Sandals

Sunday, April 12, 2015 are attending an engagement party at the Yale Club.

A reader writes: "Just got invited to an old friend's engagement party at the Yale Club in NYC (in May). Black cocktail dress seems so easy, but as a conservative, dare I think outside the box?"

Yes!  And we'd love to help you.

First, the venue.  The Yale Club is no longer a stuffy old men's club.
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It has come miles from its founding over 100 years ago.  With a recent multi-million dollar renovation, the Yale Club of NYC is rocking its dignified neoclassical design in 22 stories of guest rooms, ballrooms, restaurants and modern service and amenities.
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So, we're working with understated elegance.  Timeless design.  Not stuffy.  Got it.

Let's start with this lovely Kay Unger embroidered jacquard dress with pleated skirt.  It's beautifully fitted and our reader would make an elegant entrance to the party.
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Next up - Teri Jon's gorgeous one-shoulder sheath dress with jewel neckline.  The asymmetric overlay creates a flattering silhouette.  Cap sleeve on the right shoulder with a lovely drape over the left.  Can't you just see our reader tittering over cocktails at the bar overlooking Grand Central Station?
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I'm not a big fan of patterns, however, I do love texture to create interest when I'm wearing solids.  This Adrianna Papell sheath in orange has a classic fit, but the flowered overlay adds some fun.  It maybe a little too casual/day dress for this event.  
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What about this Alex Evening sheath dress?  Blue is my new black these days.  It's much less severe than black and just as elegant.  All you need are diamond studs, a big cocktail ring, silver heels and a killer clutch.  Done and done!
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Lace is a popular look again this year and the royal color is stunning on this Adrianna Papell dress.  Add some sparkly earrings, a complementary bracelet and nude sandals.  And red lips!  The model rocks it with red lips.  Red lips would be totally acceptable at the Yale Club.
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Reader, we hope you are inspired; send us some pictures! ~ LB