June 22, 2015


The expression “Seriously” in my daughter’s world is an alternate term for the word “YEAH”.     And goes something like this... “The new fall clothes that just arrived are amazing.” “Seriously!”

I know, I know… you might be using the word in a different context right about now.    The weather just started to get hot and yesterday was the first day of Summer.   And here I am starting to talk about Fall clothing.   Seriously?

Heck yes!    For those of you who have shopped with us for years… you know that some of the best fall looks for the season actually start arriving … yup, right about now.

Veronica Beard is one of my personal favorite new arrivals so I thought I would share a little bit about the brand...

And I can really relate to how Veronica Miele Beard describes her line...

"We like to do something innovative with the clothes. A lot of our stuff interchanges. I think when you hit 40, you can’t just wake up and look amazing like you did in your 20s. You really have to think, 'What am I going to wear?'   I can’t throw on ripped-open jeans and a washed-out tee and go to a teacher conference. You have to look appropriate, but you can’t lose the cool vibe, the sexy vibe, the chic vibe."

The VB 2015 pre-fall collection was inspired by the “Indian Summer” as you can see by the mood board (to the right) that they've created for inspiration.

So now... some of my favorites.   The ones that made me say "Seriously!"...

I love the newest addition to the VB "dickey" jacket collection...and I think a piece that might be difficult to live without.    It's a classic figure flattering blue blazer that looks great with white denim in the summer and darker shades in the fall.   Yes, it comes with the nautical inspired red and white "dickey"... but it easily zips out so you can wear the blazer on its own for a completely different look.   You can even purchase separately another dickey to give the jacket even more versatility.    All of the Veronica Beard "dicky" jackets are great for travel especially when you need to go from business to pleasure without packing your whole closet.

How about this embroidered boho blouse?

This must-have blouse is inspired by the artwork of vintage boat oars... and will keep you cool all summer long.   It has a feminine neckline and shirttail hem that provides a slimming effect  (always important to me).    We love it back to a skinny jean and a great heel.   

I love clothes that are classic enough to live successfully in my closet for years, but unique enough to stand out in a crowd as 'special.'   This polished jacket certainly fits that bill.      The rugby stripe, cropped length and cape back silhouette is paired with a leather moto dickey.   You can take the leather insert out for warmer days and put it back in when the cool days of fall come back our way.   Picture this cropped jacket with a pencil skirt for work and a cigarette pant for play.     Love.

And I could go on!     New Vince and Theory collections are also beginning to arrive and we expect to see more great looks each and every day.

Because we are seriously passionate about style and seriously grateful for our customers, starting today (blog readers get the news first) through Tuesday, June 30th... you can take advantage of a one time offer to receive $50 off a purchase of $150 or more (excluding sale merchandise) ... including all of  our amazing fall inventory.   Seriously? Yeah!

See you at the store this week!