Outfit of the Week: Spring to Summer Options


~DVF Davi Chiffon Blouse (other colors available)~

~Gucci Candy ankle strap sandals~

~MiH Bonn Jeans~

~Anthropologie Janna Maxham Nitecap Straw Clutch~

~Tory Burch Cotton Shorts~


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Style Inspiration: Summertime Ease


Temperatures are reportedly supposed to hit the low 90s at the end of the week, which I don't believe I'm prepared for yet, but the weatherman did not consult me. However, that means that flowing maxi dresses, comfortable rompers, classic body-con summer dresses can make their debut for the season, and for that I cannot wait. Style and leisure do … [Continue reading...]

Dating & Selling A Home: The Similarities & The Key Difference


“Quality sells itself. No hype needed.” ― Brandi L. Bates, Red Flags The Simple Sophisticate, episode #39 Love and real estate. At first glance, the two seem polar opposites: One is a business transaction, the other deals with matters of the heart. But as I put my house on the market last summer for a few short months without success, I … [Continue reading...]

This & That: No. 159


Beauty ~Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour - Beige Pur As a fan of nudes and neutrals when it comes to my nail color, when I came across this video on Kerry Washington's Instagram, I took notice. Chanel's Beige Pur polish for nails is now on my list. While I don't deviate much from my color of choice, this one might have to be tried and … [Continue reading...]

Why Not . . . Move Forward Successfully?


"I couldn't say what I thought I'd find there, but I knew Paris would give me something I couldn't find anywhere else." -Kate Betts, My Paris Dream Life has a funny, and masterfully gifted way of revealing to each of us what we need. At the time we may not realize why or when the realization will hit us or occur in that cliched "lightbulb moment", … [Continue reading...]

Outfit of the Week: Getaway Attire


~Current/Elliot 'The Stiletto' Jeans~ ~'Drop Shoulder Asymmetrical' cashmere sweater~ ~Joie leather wedge sandal~ ~Nordstrom 'Coastal Toile' scarf~ ~Frye 'Melissa' Washed Leather Tote~ ~Jimmy Choo 'Juliet' 60mm Cat's Eye sunglasses~ SHOP THE OUTFIT: … [Continue reading...]

Word of the Week: No. 4


~My Paris Dream, by Kate Betts Click for Pronunciation:   ~WORDS OF THE WEEK FROM THE ARCHIVES: No. 3 - accoutrements No. 2 - serendipity No. 1 - alacrity   Image: (1) … [Continue reading...]

Style Inspiration: Loose & Chic


The idea of wearing well-tailored clothing is a grand idea, but from time to time wearing clothing that drapes, hangs loose and is free-flowing leaves a woman's shape to one's imagination and this isn't all a bad thing. So long as you choose the right fabric that moves, breathes and ever so slightly lays against the body when movement occurs to … [Continue reading...]

Life & Tech: Texting Etiquette 101


The Simple Sophisticate, episode #38 The simplicity and unobtrusive nature of texting are two of the reasons I do appreciate this new form of communication in our modern world; however, if not mastered or understood, texting can indeed be obtrusive and actually weaken relationships. The key is to understand the basics (when and how to use … [Continue reading...]

This & That: No. 158


Book ~My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine by Kate Betts With a career in fashion writing and editing that most people dream about, Kate Betts takes her readers on a journey through her career as a young writer who moved to Paris and would take any job in order to reside in the city she was … [Continue reading...]