Instep

July 19, 2016
Although I love a great sandal during the summer, you can't break my tendency to stick with the classics for business and nights out. Call me crazy but open-toed shoes at work is something I just can't do. I also don't wear white after Labor Day, so... call me old school. 
 
Here are some of my favorite kicks for this summer - including my continued obsession with fringe & lace-ups as well as a new favorite in the top right. The pom-poms and bright colors scream vacation...which I am dreaming about right now.
 
 
summer shoes

 

xo - margaret

 

Wedding Season

July 14, 2016

It's official...we have entered wedding season (and for some of you it may have already started) and I am loving it. It's the perfect excuse to see friends, travel, get dressed up, stay in fancy hotels and eat lots of yummy food and drink champs ...pretty much my most favorite things in life. 

Here are some dresses I have my eye on for upcoming weddings we are attending in CA, Chicago and Hawaii.

 

Summer Wedding Guest Dresses

 

Most of the time I go long for weddings so that I can tuck cute flats or a low heel under the long dress - but for city weddings like Chicago shorter is definitely my choice.

 

xo - margaret

 

 

 

Off to the Races

July 6, 2016
Having lived in southern CA for many years there is a long list of things that I miss...and this time of year one thing at the top of my miss list is Opening Day at Del Mar. Although I am not a huge supporter of horse racing (or at all really) I do love the fashion, food, festive cocktails and head pieces that come out in full effect. 
 
I recently had a girlfriend ask what to wear for this year's opening day, so I thought what better chance to pull together some of my favorite looks and tips.
 
First and foremost...have fun with it! Think less about what you should wear and think more about what you are comfortable in. Chances are it's going to be hot - so I suggest sticking with cottons, linen and flowing layers. 
 
A dress is always my go to look, but you can also mix in a romper, culotte or crisp pant as long as you keep the top feminine or structured. 
 
For shoes, I cannot stress enough not to wear heels. You are going ot be in the grass, gravel and possibly dirt so wearing your 4" heels is just not a good idea - stick with lace up flats, sandals or wedges. Trust me, your feet will thank me later. 
 
Go minimal with your jewelry - again, it's hot and more importantly you don't want to take away from your statement accessory which should be your headpiece. I say headpiece because, in my opinion, that doesn't have to be a hat. Traditionally, yes, hats are the bells of the ball - but - I also like the idea of mixing in a birdcage veil or floral crown instead. Or - bring both and change it out half way thru - I mean lets be real here...you can never have too many options!
 
 
Horse Race Opening Day Attire

 

xo - margaret