Friday
Aug262011

Fall Prep with the Tannery Continued....


Above: Tall glass of Vena Cava in a rich burgundy hue.


The makings of a fun afternoon with my new besties YSL and Sea.


Mackage jacket/vest, ALC top, Alexander Wang skirt with Rag and Bone boots. Yes please.


The delightful Talal, half of the brotherly duo behind the Tannery.


It's a jacket. No wait, it's a vest. Double your pleasure for one investment piece.


My back against the wall. Wearing under.ligne dress, 
Etten Eller nekclace and Jimmy Choo heels.


My big tattoo reveal! Brownie points to anyone who knows the artist and painting!


Last but not least, the lovely Brittney Rothweiler, Tannery buyer and chic lady about town.


The Tannery started in retail roughly 40 years ago, initially providing footwear to well healed Bostonians. Fast forward to today- the burgeoning empire now includes new locations in Harvard Square, downtown, the Concepts store, as well as the original locations on Boylston and Cambridge. I love to shop and support local, and best of all this is a family business folks, run by the visionary and ever stylish brothers, Talal and Tarek.

For those of us who have shopped the Tannery long enough (ahem, I won't reveal just how long I have been shopping there), you will have noticed the subtle transition from our basic Clarks to our shiny, heeled favourites Jimmy Choo and YSL. I welcome them with open arms.

I would be remiss not to mention the new labels they have been steadily stocking for clothing: Porter Grey, Opening Ceremony, Surface to Air and Edun to name drop a few more.

Yes, I confess I did take something home with me from the shoot, and no it wasn't the Jimmy Choos, though goodness they were a temptation I had to resist! I ventured back and picked up a pair of Sea pants, in the same print and style as the jumpsuit. I had a moment of sensibility, rare to me, and thought they might see more action than the full jumpsuit......while coming in well under budget from those Choos (something husband appreciates).

What are you favourite items from the shoot?

Wednesday
Aug242011

Rose Rouge


Above: BCBG dress, Forever 21 bracelets, PS1 bag, Zara flats, Oliver People glasses, H&M belt

The outfit I packed for my last NYC trip is finally in action! I do wear this dress all the time, probably one of the reasons it never feels special enough for the blog?

I wore this out food shopping with husband a few weeks ago. It's another one of those comfy, loungey, summery, white dresses that I seem to be posting about all summer. I could have done a white summer dress series by this point.

And can we chat briefly about these Zara flats? Color blocked. Suede. Cheap. Fabulous!!

Monday
Aug222011

Fall Wish List: The Basics



If only funds were limitless!
PS, I do already own one of these items, can you guess which?



From Top Left:


1. TopShop Cable Jumper
7. Chanel's FNO Denim Colors
8. Isabel Marant Dicker Boot



Friday
Aug192011

Getting Ready for Fall with the Tannery


Above: Under.Ligne dress, cut down to there, Etten Eller jewelry, buttery Vena Cava leather jacket.


Above: Sea jumpsuit (which needs to get into my closet ASAP!) and Jimmy Choo 
heels, which I swear are totally comfortable.


If you can't find everything you need for fall in this monolithic space, you may have a problem.


Etten Eller necklaces. File under architecturally stunning.


Above: Vena Cava dress that hugs in all the right places paired with some classic YSL patent pumps.


These Jimmy Choos are like lingerie for your feet. You instantly feel sexier when you put them on.

All images courtesy of Katie Noble Photo.

The Tannery has quickly become one of my go to shopping destinations for all that is hip....be that shoes, clothing, or accessories for myself and my husband. If you haven't been by recently, it is time to reacquaint yourself this fall.

Having been a loyal patron of the Harvard Square shops for years I was literally blown away by their newest, grandest and most ambitious undertaking to date, a flagship space on Boylston Street. From classic Frye boots and Hunter wellies to new luxe labels such as Yves Saint Laurent, Jimmy Choo, and Giuseppe Zanotti, they have bases covered in the shoe department of this mega store. Head up to second floor of this massive, contemporary space and you will happen upon Sea, Helmut Lang, Alexander Wang and Rag and Bone to name a few. I won't even begin to touch upon, or do justice to the massive denim selection. You would be hard pressed to come away from this store without a pair of the latest must have jean from the denim wall.

I teamed up with the tastemakers at the Boylston locale to preview (for my own closet) as well as bring to you readers, some of the gorgeous new pieces they have lined up for fall. Brittney Rothweiler, buyer for the downtown shop, was my arbiter of cool for the morning. She plucked selections from my go-to labels: Sea, Vena Cava, Jimmy Choo and introduced me to a few, new to me, brands: Mackage, Etten Eller and Under.Ligne by Doo Ri.

I am hardly the first, nor the only one noticing the expansion, fine attention to detail, and killer aesthetic the Tannery is bringing to Boston. Be on the look out for none other than Ms. Britney Spears in the very same Jimmy Choo I am wearing above (see: bodacious Sea jumpsuit). Word is she picked up the same pair when she was in town a few weeks ago.

When offered the best of a store like this......I take full advantage of the opportunity. Stay tuned for more looks,  details on the shop and more styles from our exclusive fall preview next week. And be sure to check out the official blog of the Tannery, Curated by the Tannery for up to the minute updates on what you should be buying this season.

Wednesday
Aug172011

Currently Obsessing: Muah!

Currently obsessing over........

The juxtoposition of classy and gritty. Sassy and sweet. Edgy and refined.

I love looking back at the photos of my quick trip to NYC with my blogger pals Naina, of Style'N and Lissy of A Girl in Boston. We ate some fabulous food, picked up some even better fall pieces at my all time fave Milly and stayed at the lovely Mondrian Soho. NYC is for me, the ultimate cross-roads of class and sass. We shopped uptown, stayed downtown, and walked everywhere else in between.

Tanks with sweet florals in the front and some surprisingly see through black lace on the reverse. Buttoned up and proper at first glance, with a party in the back (or front depending on how you want to wear it!).  I don't know much about the designer, Magda Berliner, but I want to find out more.

Still can't get enough of those perfect clutches with a pop of bright color. This Lauren Merkin purse was a sweet deal from Daily Candy. The sharp geometric pattern literally cuts up the color, making it anything but plain.

The scent of my dreams, Bond No. 9 Nuits to Noho. The bottle is just down right glamorous, and pretty on my dresser, might I add. The scent is everything I associate with my escapes to NYC, delicious, musky, and slightly mysterious.  Can't wait for my next trip this fall!