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LOCATION: GIENS, FRANCE
Room To Breathe

A few years ago I never would have worn this piece. I wanted everything to be fitted. Not tight all-over, but without realizing it, I had told myself that I needed to prove that I was thin, that if I wore clothes too blousy, baggy or big I would look heavier. [Backstory, I was 20 pounds heavier at one point which at 5’4” and at the time a professional dancer going to work-aka-auditions in a leotard, was a tough season.]

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LOCATION: GIENS, FRANCE
Room To Breathe

A few years ago I never would have worn this piece. I wanted everything to be fitted. Not tight all-over, but without realizing it, I had told myself that I needed to prove that I was thin, that if I wore clothes too blousy, baggy or big I would look heavier.

[Backstory, I was 20 pounds heavier at one point which at 5’4” and at the time a professional dancer going to work-aka-auditions in a leotard, was a tough season.]

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LOCATION: AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
The Everyday Dress

I have a new every-dress. I found her while shopping in London and after weeks of traveling realized her versatility.

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LOCATION: AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
The Everyday Dress

I have a new every-dress. I found her while shopping in London and after weeks of traveling realized her versatility.

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LOCATION: AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
A Style For Every City

Traveling throughout Europe for a few months I became aware that certain cities have a style aesthetic. Of course there are tourists, but if you pay attention you can spot the locals and start to see a trend. In Paris the style is drapey, slouchy. It’s fashionable, they’re not drowning in their pieces, there’s a cool cut or hem or fabric happening. But everything nonchalantly says “Oh this? I just threw this on”.

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LOCATION: AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
A Style For Every City

Traveling throughout Europe for a few months I became aware that certain cities have a style aesthetic. Of course there are tourists, but if you pay attention you can spot the locals and start to see a trend.

In Paris the style is drapey, slouchy. It’s fashionable, they’re not drowning in their pieces, there’s a cool cut or hem or fabric happening. But everything nonchalantly says “Oh this? I just threw this on”.

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LOCATION: SANTA MARGHERITA, ITALY
A Place Of Yes

You see the woman walking towards you, “I love what she’s wearing” you think, quickly trying to decipher what exactly it is that makes her look so chic. This simple afternoon on the Italian Riviera ensemble has multiple style principles occurring -- fabric, neutral colors, the waistline, the neckline, the skin tone, the accessories.

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LOCATION: SANTA MARGHERITA, ITALY
A Place Of Yes

You see the woman walking towards you, “I love what she’s wearing” you think, quickly trying to decipher what exactly it is that makes her look so chic.

This simple afternoon on the Italian Riviera ensemble has multiple style principles occurring — fabric, neutral colors, the waistline, the neckline, the skin tone, the accessories.

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LOCATION: SANTA MARGHERITA, ITALY
Listen To Your Desires

I kept noticing floral pants. Which when trying to create a works-with-anything wardrobe while traveling, were totally impractical. [Aside: This was on my four month sabbatical during which I packed almost no clothing to shop along the way.] Yet after a few weeks of shopping I found myself gingerly fingering yet another pair on the hanger and said “Listen to your desires”.

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LOCATION: SANTA MARGHERITA, ITALY
Listen To Your Desires

I kept noticing floral pants. Which when trying to create a works-with-anything wardrobe while traveling, were totally impractical. [Aside: This was on my four month sabbatical during which I packed almost no clothing to shop along the way.]

Yet after a few weeks of shopping I found myself gingerly fingering yet another pair on the hanger and said “Listen to your desires”.

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LOCATION: AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Travel In Style

Mom taught me to dress nicely for airplanes. She recalled the days when it was a treat to fly, like going to a nice restaurant. These days airport style is apparently a thing with endless articles of celebs on travel day. Though they rarely look to me like they’ve thought about sinking into tight spaces for long stretches.

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LOCATION: AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Travel In Style

Mom taught me to dress nicely for airplanes. She recalled the days when it was a treat to fly, like going to a nice restaurant.

These days airport style is apparently a thing with endless articles of celebs on travel day. Though they rarely look to me like they’ve thought about sinking into tight spaces for long stretches.

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LOCATION: PARIS, FRANCE
Paris And The Smallest Ballerina

The tank top didn’t look right under my leotard. None of them, all three I tried in vain. They were bunchy. The other girls’ had looked … different. But why? Eleven years old I stared at myself in the mirror trying to decode how to look like the older girls in my ballet class.

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LOCATION: PARIS, FRANCE
Paris And The Smallest Ballerina

The tank top didn’t look right under my leotard. None of them, all three I tried in vain. They were bunchy. The other girls’ had looked … different. But why?

Eleven years old I stared at myself in the mirror trying to decode how to look like the older girls in my ballet class.

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STYLE, TRAVEL, FASHION
The Two Halves Of Style

Here's the question no fashion magazine ever asks you: How do you want your clothing to make you feel when you walk into {insert simple everyday or smashingly exciting activity}?

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STYLE, TRAVEL, FASHION
The Two Halves Of Style

Here’s the question no fashion magazine ever asks you:

How do you want your clothing to make you feel when you walk into {insert simple everyday or smashingly exciting activity}?

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STYLE, TRAVEL, FASHION
To Leaping With A Net

A year ago I would have been too nervous to wear this outfit on the blog. I was afraid you might look at it and think, "She looks great but if I wore that to work people would give me looks all day ... She can pull that off in fancy New York City but that's never going to fly in my daily mom life ..."

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STYLE, TRAVEL, FASHION
To Leaping With A Net

A year ago I would have been too nervous to wear this outfit on the blog.

I was afraid you might look at it and think, “She looks great but if I wore that to work people would give me looks all day … She can pull that off in fancy New York City but that’s never going to fly in my daily mom life …”

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STYLE, TRAVEL, FASHION
Movie Moments In Everyday Style

Movies make you wish. Wish you were Audrey Hepburn dancing with Fred Astaire or life had moments Nicole Kidman swinging high above the Moulin Rouge.

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STYLE, TRAVEL, FASHION
Movie Moments In Everyday Style

Movies make you wish.

Wish you were Audrey Hepburn dancing with Fred Astaire or life had moments Nicole Kidman swinging high above the Moulin Rouge.

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