The Editor’s Eye

A head's up to hats

Although I don't often wear hats, I love the way they look on other people. And this season, they just seem to finish a look, especially if it's quite minimal, like a tunic and straight pants or a swingy sheath.

A random snap I took a few months ago of a very unique hat made me think about how much it can add to an outfit. I don't know if this one was a DIY project or fashioned by a designer, but I love the way it finishes this attractive woman's outfit.

homemade hat

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The perfect accent

For some, it's a new lipstick or eyeshadow that kicks up a look. For others, it's a sweater or shirt. For me, it's a fabulous accessory.

Lately, I feel like I've been wearing the same things in the same ways so I decided a new necklace was in order. While I haven't been out shopping for one, I have been keeping my eyes open. And I saw a few good things, but nothing that really screamed, "You'll never see another like me."

Nope, I found nothing that was that original and affordable at the same time…until I met Jackie Jones at a party. She was wearing such an original necklace, that I asked her where she bought it. Turns out, she's a jewelry designer of one-of-a kind pieces ( Elizabeth Taylor had been one of her clients). I bought an amazing piece, which I immediately wore with a gray sweater and pants. Come summer, it look equally great with beiges and taupes.

You can see more of Jackie's creations at



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It's (almost) Spring!

blazer and jeans

We've had a (temporary) respite from freezing weather so I decided to dress for Spring. Out of everything I might have chosen, I found myself longing to wear an old standby uniform: jeans and a blazer. Interestingly enough, the blazer was a vintage Chanel that a friend gave me 2o years ago (and it wasn't new at that time), the jeans were my tried- and- true AG's and the turtleneck, a decade old Agnes b sweater. Of course I added a few unique accessories: my mini-doxie, Romeo,  some knock-out earrings and pointed-toe black flats.

Although most is well worn, I feel very current.

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