Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Comfort is...

Comfort is knowing your loved ones are safe.
Comfort is a reassuring hug that everything will be alright.
Comfort is a pet's undying love. 
Comfort is laughter when everything seems at a loss.
Comfort is good food and wine with friends.
Comfort is a peaceful night's sleep.
Comfort is celebrating the little things.


 
 
Take comfort
xoxo
Michelle
 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Oh Sandy

So you came... and tore things up...and ruined my weekend because we were busy prepping for the storm instead of out enjoying our time off!  OK. Enough venting.  I will say- I am hoping that everyone and everything in the Tri-State Area is fine.  I am spending my time waiting for the she-devil to rear her ugly head on my laptop, shopping, browsing, pinning...writing...wait- it actually doesn't sound much different than a usual day.  

Anyhoo- I saw a clever picture depicting Hurricane Sandy as Sandy from "Grease"...how she changed her look and got fiercer and fiercer.  I thought about what the 2012 version of Sandy would be like.  So- this post is inspired by her.   The Sandy we like- not the other one.  (boo.)








 
 
1. Killer heels   2. Vegan faux leather shorts  3. Cool shades  4. Tough gloves  5. An edgy belt      6. A scarf for your neck (of course)
 
xoxo
Michelle
 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Dream vs Reality


Image via NewportStylephile.com


I am officially obsessed with the Rag & Bone Newbury Bootie.  Ever since I saw them gracing celeb feet I did my research and they all came back wearing the same style.  The Classic Newbury boot.  Now I've walked past the Rag & Bone store in the West Village hundreds of times- and while my interest was peaked, I never was beckoned to walk in.  Well now- they are all that I look for.  I've got my eye on these boots in particular- but with a $695.00 price tag- I am a little hesitant.  Especially since the style has a little bit of a western flare going on- but it just won me over.  So- I searched high and low for a similar style for less- kind of like a try on before you buy kind of thing.  If I love these- then I will go for the real deals- but for now- I am giving my look for less booties a trial run....I think they are pretty close though- what do you think?


Rag & Bone Newbury boot





MY BOOTS



Get the look for less BOOT


Not bad right? I think I may need them in black too!

Till next time
xoxo
Michelle
 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

What I Wear (On Instagram)

So I am still fiddling with my second blog Sohl in the City:What We Wear.  It has taken a back seat to other priorities but I still like to revisit it from time to time.  Check out my latest post and join me in showing what people are whereing everyday & everywhere.  Your style.  My Style.  Our Style.

Sohl in the City:What We Wear...

 


xoxo
Michelle
 


Monday, October 22, 2012

Getting Crafty

 
So I took a shot at making a jewelry board.  I decided to try it on my own when I saw one in the latest Pottery Barn catalogue for $200.... (really?) 

 
So- I got a cool pin board, cut up some fabric and pinned up some necklaces...not too bad. And I tacked up the fabric because I wanted the option of changing it up if I felt the need.  Right now it's a  print in a dark green with plum accents.  I thought dark for Fall- in the Spring, I'll go to a light fabric, maybe in a cream or white lace...and change the necklaces too- it will give my board a whole new look.
 
Check it out....
 
 
 
{Cork Board from Office Depot} 
 
 
 
 
 {With the tacked fabric} 
  
 
{The finished product}
 
 
 
A great way to dress up a room and functional too!
 
Till next time
xoxo
Michelle
 
 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Shimmer as far as the eye can see...

 

Inspiration Shimmer: All things glitter, sequins and shine.  Maybe it's the sunshine, the new season, the fact that I feel better...I don't know.  But I am finding little ways to sneak it into my outfits and into my home.  Not trying to be the crazy glitter lady or anything.  Just trying to add a little extra sparkle in my life...
 
 
Image courtesy of Pinterest
 
 
Get your glitter on with these:
 
 
 
1. A sequined sweater  2. Glitter nails for anytime 3. A shimmery dress for the weekend  4.  Bling for your ring  5. Sequin eye shadow for when you feel like glistening  6. A little shimmer for the home
 
 
Shine on
xoxo
Michelle
 
 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Riding High


Even though the weather has been confused about what season it is- I am in Fall mode.  My allergies are ready and in need of the cooler temps.  Bring on the cold air, the salted caramel mochas and the boots.  I have resolved that Summer is over so moving on and moving forward.  It's time for skinny jeans, cute jackets and city walking boots.  (I'd just make sure to have a cute tee underneath for when you need to start de-layering)... But no matter what the temperature says- Fall is here.  Bring on the riding boots!






1.  Boots for walking in the rain  2. Classic Boots for under $100   3. Boots on trend - STUDS 
4. Boots in a must have color- GREY 5. Boots for the Tough chick and 6. The Boot in mini version

 
 
Get Riding
xoxo

Michelle
 
 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

It's All About The Bag....

Sometimes what makes an outfit- or at the very least what drives an outfit to come together is the bag.  A statement bag is the best investment to make at the change of the season.  That's a no fail recipe for a great wardrobe - whether it be classic, exotic or edgy.  A bag to wear with jeans and a blazer, a bag to wear with the LBD (Little Black Dress) or the bag to go with your pencil skirt and button down blouse.  Your bag choice will affect how the rest of your look comes together.  Decide what you want to say...carefully....






1. The "School" Bag    2. The "Saddle" Bag    3. The Tote  4. The Exotic Bag  5. The Pop of Color
 
 
 
Make A Statement!
xoxo
Michelle
 
 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Indian Summer in the City

So I wanted to spend what I thought to be the last 80 degree days walking the streets of beautiful New York City.  I started Friday downtown and made my way uptown on Saturday for a tour through The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The sun was shining, birds were chirping and citygoers were beings their typical fabulous selves.  First off, Chelsea and the Meatpacking District on Saturday.  I was amazed to see how much green I actually came across while walking along the Hudson River.  For a minute, you forgot where you were- staring out into the river, sea gulls floating and boats whizzing by.  But here in Chelsea, you can transport yourself to another place in your head.  What is not to love?  Chelsea Piers, Chelsea Market and don't forget the close proximity to other cool neighborhoods.   We had lunch at Serafina and the most delicious foccacia bread with mozzerella cheese and tomatoes.  There is something about Gansevoort Street that just makes me happy.  I don't know if it's the cobblestones, the cool shops- did I mention the huge DVF store???  The Highline just keeps getting better and better.  Too many other cool spots in Meatpacking to talk about- we will have to save those for another post!

Next up- Uptown.  What I love about 5th Avenue - is 5th Avenue.  Endless fabulous stores, Central Park and the dream of one day living there...Heaven on 5th.  The Met never ceases to please.  So much to learn and look at.  There was not enough time.  Mental note- must make more museum trips. 

We had the loveliest lunch at a little cafe Via Quadronno on 73rd Street.  I had my favorite salad- Insalata Braccio di Ferro (fresh baby leaf spinach, shaved artichoke hearts with Parmigiano).  The brownstones on these streets are dreamy.  Can you imagine living in a three story brownstone and your neighbor being the Ralph Lauren Home Store?  Yep.  Well someone does.

All in all- it was a wonderful weekend. I am actually still recovering from it today- nothing like trying to get over being sick and spending your weekend walking for miles.  But I am not complaining- I will take the setback...Because it was the perfect way to spend the last moments of Indian Summer...


 
 
Serafina Meatpacking District
(image courtesy of google)
 
 
 
 
 
 
A beautiful view around Chelsea Piers
 
 
 
 
 
Hudson River Park
 
 
 
 
 
The sweetest sight- Bird Houses on 23rd Street
 
 
 
 
 
Via Quadronno on the Upper East Side
(image courtesy of google)
 
 
 
 
My favorite part of The Met: The Giftshops!
FYI- this is the Book for NYC lovers...
 
 
Until we meet again....
 
xoxo
Michelle
 
 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Cozy Wozy


The chill in the air is bringing on my desire to wrap myself up in luxe cozy fabrics, warm fuzzy sweaters and wraps.  I know there is still a chance for Indian Summer type days, in fact this weekend is looking pretty sunny and almost Spring like.  But before we know it, it will be hat and mittens time...so why not be prepared?  Like I always say...there a time and place to shop...all the time and every place!!!  (Ok maybe not every time and every place...but almost...) Hey a girl can try right?


GET COZY




 
 
1. A sweater with a cute creature  2. A faux fur trapper hat 3. Thick lush leg warmers (yes they are back - for some at every Winter's return!)  4. Mukluks with an edge 5. A sweater coat 6. A pop of color with a cashmere scarf
 
 
Stay warm!
xoxo
Michelle