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How To Style Your Favorite Blazer

I will fully admit that I am a sucker for a blazer.  I recently was doing a bit of spring cleaning and realized I have at least 15 black blazers in my closet, all of which I can’t get rid of and seem to feel they have different uses and needs.  I realize this makes absolutely no sense and should get rid of at least 50% of them.  At this point though, it’s going to require one of my friends and built-in stylists to make me purge them.

A great blazer, pair of jeans and classic white tee has been my go to uniform for years.
On days when nothing else will do, that look always seems to work.  My current blazer love affair is with this number from Veronica Beard.  I’ve been following the brand for a few years now and know their outerwear and jackets will always make me feel like a million bucks.  This double breasted version that I picked up from Intermix is great if you’re looking for a piece that is super versatile.  The fabric is a lightweight dark blue wool herringbone with a strong shoulder and just the right length to wear with jeans.  Also, one of my favorite parts about the jacket selection from Veronica Beard is they have optional “dickies” you can zip into the interior and change up the look.  I have a leather moto jacket dickie from a VB camel coat that can transition into my blazer.

When looking to effortlessly style a blazer,
I like to keep my accessories “simplish”.  These boots from Stuart Weitzman are anything but simple.  They create a long line that helps you look lean, and a little bit taller than you are.  The bag Joanna Maxham is my current all day essential and chameleon of a bag.  It holds an entire day’s worth of stuff (laptop, workout clothes, notebook, makeup bag, etc) and is super chic with this jacket.  I have the all leather version, but they just recently launched new fabrication which is great for an everyday bag.

Here are my favorite blazers from Veronica Beard this season, many of which you can purchase dickies to zip in for a whole different look:

Shop The Look:

Blazer: Veronica Beard // T-shirt: Lululemon c/o // Jeans: Levi’s and here on sale! // Boots: Stuart Weitzman // Bag: Joanna Maxham c/o // Necklace: LANA // Earrings: Sophie Lis

Photography: Lydia Hudgens

How to style your favorite blazer

Palm Springs Travel Diary Part 2


I open my eyes on day two in Palm Springs and already feel at ease.  One of the great things about this town is there are things to do, but you are encouraged to relax, take your time and enjoy just hanging out.  Today we decided to see a bit more of the town and do a bit of shopping.  I chose to pair a refined top with a bit less refined pair of denim shorts.  These shorts have been my go to for summer since I purchased them two years ago.

I threw on my new Aquazzura sandals and gorgeous new bag from Joanna Maxham.  This bag is my new favorite travel accessory.  It holds EVERYTHING and looks super chic while doing it.  The sides of the purse latch down for a slightly smaller bag.  Or if you’re like me and happen to stuff your purse when traveling, you can expand it to be something along the lines of a Mary Poppins bag.IMG_9706

What to do and where to go DAY 2:

We started the day with a bit of yoga.  The Parker offers group yoga classes on the weekends.  It wasn’t super strenuous but it was the perfect relaxation, zen yoga that vacation calls for.

One of the main attractions in Palm Springs are the spas.  After a bit of research I was pleased to find that The Parker had an outstanding spa called The Palm Springs Yacht Club.  I decided to try out a sugar body scrub, as summer is here and brighter, smoother skin never hurt anyone.  I loved my treatment and felt revitalized afterwords.  One of the most amazing parts of the spa though is the indoor pool and Moroccan Pavilion.  It looked like something out of a dream.  (See bottom right of next photo quartet).  Gorgeous chandeliers, luxurious furnishings, and all under this amazing tent, pool side.

Brunch plans this day are all about King’s Highway at The Ace Hotel.  The decor is an amazing throw back diner and the food was on point.

Head into town and do a driving tour of the beautiful mid-century modern architecture.  There’s so much to see and be inspired by.  The bold lines, bright front doors and concrete lattice structures are amazing.

Do a bit of vintage shopping.  My favorite spot that we found is The Fine Art of Design.  I thought the selection was fun and very Palm Springs.  Prices were a bit steep though, and that’s coming from a New Yorker.

Dinner/Drink plans were super easy and regal night 2.  Mister Parker at The Parker is a super sexy American Bistro filled with mood lighting and even better food.  Bring your appetite though – this is a serious meal.  We finished off the evening with dirty martinis at the bar.

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Palm Springs Travel Diary // Top: 10 Crosby Derek Lamb from Rent The Runway // Shorts: Rag & Bone // Shoes: Aquazzura // Purse: Joanna Maxham c/o // Necklace: Custom from E.Kammeyer Accessories (email ekammeyer@gmail.com for inquiries) // Bracelet:  Cartier Love Bracelet // Sunglasses:Prada from Ditto c/o // Hat: Panama Hat

A little bit about Ditto.  Ditto is an eyewear company that offers you the ability to change up your style effortlessly.  Starting at $24 a month you can rent unlimited eyewear.  With summer already here, it’s the perfect way to stay stylish without breaking the bank.  Use code ACCESSORIESGAL for one month free.