A lightweight trench gets added to the mix


A small tweak with a big impact.


Stay at home in comfort and style.


Casual pieces for running around.


Lug sole boots and leather jackets are wardrobe musts.


Classic items to wear now and forever.


This week I'm styling a different look each day with the same pair of jeans.


Pairing a classic peacoat with new season pieces.


Remember these?


A favorite to wear with everything.


Another great find from MyTheresa.


Shopping for keepers.


These pieces will stand the test of time.


My hunker down at home outfit on repeat.


More transitional picks from MyTheresa.com


More transitional picks from MyTheresa.


I'll start with a cozy, pale jacket.


Another winner from Gucci.


The sales are way too tempting.


Also known as a few of my favorite things...


What I want for fall.

Capsule Collection – The Black Leather Jacket

Capsule collection item three - the black leather jacket.

Capsule Collection – The White Pant

The second piece in this week's capsule collection.


A collection of classic pieces for creating endless looks.

The New Spring Essentials

I’m zeroing in on pieces to add to my existing wardrobe this season and rounded up a handful of the new spring essentials. Each item complements the core classics I already own but make them

Versatile Summer Essentials With A Twist

Even though I tend to favor classic pieces in my wardrobe, I like when they have some sort of tweak to make them unique and fresh. The pieces above are nothing revolutionary, but on second

Shopping Vintage

I’ve been a fan of shopping vintage since my early twenties, when I wandered through my first flea market. I was instantly hooked on the process of the hunt for a collected or one-of-a-kind find.

Fresh Ways to Style Denim

I think most of us have denim centered wardrobes and it’s easy to get stuck in a rut wearing them the same way over and over. We get comfortable with a formula that works and

A Great Ivory Sweater

I have a thing for ivory sweaters and love them especially paired with faded denim. The varied stitching and funnel neck on Burberry’s cashmere Dawson goes on my list of favorites and would highlight those

My Simple Day to Night Strategy

  Long gone are the days when I get really dressed for evenings out. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t like to switch up my casual day looks, especially when everything is denim centric. My

The Brock Collection Wright Jean

My denim round-up continues with another keeper, this time from Brock Collection. What do I love about them? The fit is good for me, just high enough on the waistline and slim enough in the

Anticipating Sweater Weather

It’s not sweater weather yet in SoCal but that’s not preventing me from thinking about some cozy new knits for fall. I’m pretty sure this Jardin des Orangers‘ cashmere sweater would be in steady rotation.  

Fall Denim: The Zara Vintage Straight Jean

As promised, I’m reporting back on the denim round-up I did a couple of weeks ago. There’s been a lot of exchanging and purchasing of new styles since then, but I’ve happily settled on a

This Month…Fall’s First Look

My fall mood board.

Easy Summer Style

The sales are still going strong and there are lots of great pieces to grab before they’re gone. I think when summer heats up, I’d be happy to have this white dress on hand. It

My Go-To Everything Bag

My everyday bag is a tote, but when I need something smaller, I grab this Chanel shoulder bag. It’s my go-to everything bag and I think every well stocked closet should have something like it…versatile

Pretty And Pale

  SALT. sunglasses, Caravana cover-up, Marysia swimsuit, Eric Javits hat, Beek sandals Kicking off Memorial Day weekend has me thinking about summer and warmer days ahead. I’m loving this super pale palette of beach classics. It’s a

It’s The Little Details That Keep Classic Pieces Fresh

I’m forever hunting down classic pieces that feel new without looking trendy. The details, some subtle, others bold, are what make them fresh. A higher waist, longer length, or fuller sleeve are what I’ve got my

A Few Current Favorites

  A few of my current favorite pieces and something new: I’ve fallen in love with the gray pony hair ATP slides I posted on Instagram the other day. They are so comfortable I think I’d

Top It Off

There’s so much to love about this Marni top, the eye-catching print and the flattering cut for starters, but it also falls into the winner category for its wearability both casually or polished. No matter how it’s

Updating A Few Essentials

You know when you go to wear a favorite piece in your closet and put it on and it just doesn’t work anymore…a skirt that’s too short, a sweater or tee that’s lost its shape, or

I’m Back!

Hello again! Thank you for sticking around during my unexpected hiatus. Problems with the site this past month prevented my daily updates to A Note On Style. I’m happy to be back and moving forward doing

Poolside Pastels

WHAT TO PACK… I usually gravitate towards black and white with a pop of color for poolside or beachwear, but this season, I have my eye on a softer palette. I still love white as the

White Jeans, Right Now

I don’t hold fast to the rule of a specific season and appropriate days to wear white. Especially when it comes to jeans. I love wearing them year round. They look so good with traditional

A Khaki Trench – The Forever Piece

Once again, the trusty trench coat not only comes in handy with these torrential downpours we’ve had lately, but also offers endless opportunities to look super chic. Tossed on over anything, and instantly I feel pulled

Pieces To Dress Up Or Down

A modern approach to dressing for festive gatherings is incorporating pieces that are special enough to stand out but still versatile enough to dress down. I would just as quickly toss on these leopard sandals with a pair

A Week Of Denim – Day Seven

For the final outfit in my week of denim series, I thought I’d dress it up a bit. A tailored velvet blazer is high on my shopping list and would be the perfect topper to not only

A Week Of Denim – Day Six

Hiking boots are the boot to have right now and I’m not passing up on the opportunity to nab a pair when there are so many to choose from this season. Personally, I’m into a lug

A Week Of Denim – Day Five

A great piece of the season is the long cardigan. They’ve been around for years but look really good right now. Many designers have figured out the right shape in the right yarn guaranteeing the

A Week Of Denim – Day Four

  The denim on denim combo can work with any color accessories, but I like it best with black for a sharp contrast. A pop of color in a tote keeps it interesting. Pairing with

A Week Of Denim – Day Three

One of my favorite color combinations is khaki with grey so this outfit is easy for me. I have a number of pieces in these colors so mixing them up in various ways is right up there

A Week Of Denim – Day Two

Since so much of my wardrobe revolves around denim, I thought I’d do several posts this week on styling the same pair in different ways. This is pretty much how I dress – rotating my favorite

It’s Almost Sweater Weather – A Week Of Denim: Day One

Even the slightest dip in temperature has me relishing the idea of sweater weather. The day may start off with a morning chill in the air, worthy of a cozy knit, but I’m well aware

This Month…Wardrobe Building

Every now and then, when I think I have my closet essentials under control, I take a look and they’re just not right. It’s the tiniest tweaks that add a fresh element and keep the classics

A Fresh Crop Of Elevated Basics

A few pieces that caught my eye this week that would add an updated dimension to my wardrobe: A pared back black leather jacket, a fresh white tee shirt with slightly distressed edges, classic straight jeans, velvet mary jane flats, and a

This Month…

This month, my mind is on dresses. I would like to find a couple to get me through upcoming graduations then other casual events down the road. I want the dress to have the flexibility to be

Spring Picks

These are the pieces that caught my eye this week and would add a much needed spring kick to my wardrobe. Thinking layers and versatility which each item has in spades. As I’m circling around the

This Month…Wear Now, Wear Later

March is the official month to start transitioning from winter to spring clothing. It also falls right in the midst of Fall ’16 fashion week, where the new collections tease at what’s ahead. Whenever there is a big seasonal

Items Worth Considering No. 14

I’ve had my eye on several of these pieces in some variation for awhile. I think they all pass the test of adding a certain stylish flair to many of the classic pieces I, and probably

An Updated Classic

I’ve looked for a good navy peacoat the last few seasons. One that’s not too boxy or stiff and long enough to hit just below my hips. I never committed to any mostly because the fabric

A Few Essentials I’ll Update

Little tweaks, to what I consider essentials, make all the difference in the world in giving a wardrobe a seasonal boost. Those essentials for me are my everyday run-around gear consisting of jeans, comfortable shoes, simple

These Flats…

Popped in the Hermès store today and fell for these beauties.  With the most delicate “Double H” buckle in rose gold, they are simple, elegant and forever classics. Very few sizes available, unfortunately not mine.

The Summer Carry On Guide

WHAT TO PACK… The efficiency of packing a carry on when traveling goes far beyond the freedom and ease at the airport. I like the challenge of putting a weeks worth of clothing in one bag. It

Travel In Style

WHAT TO WEAR / WHAT TO PACK… I like the soft beige, almost blush, hue in a lot of the spring collections, especially for travel. Rather than resort to all black and denim, my usual

Items Worth Considering No.9

A few spring items that are on my mind this week… LOVE this A.P.C. navy cotton-weave coat! The perfect topper for breezy days and a great weight for California. The rounded lapels give it a softness

Pretty Little Things

If you’re unsure about the large single earring trend, the small, mismatched look may be a better option. With a focus on versatility and personalization, the wearer has numerous styling options.  Single, mismatched, clustered or paired, there is

Items Worth Considering No. 5

  For this week’s Items Worth Considering, I’m re-looking at some of the pieces I’ve had my eye on this fall that would be great additions for years to come. I’ve loved this SPORTMAX dress since I first

Items Worth Considering

Items Worth Considering…a round-up of pieces that’ve caught my eye and ways to wear them. I like to get mileage out of the things in my closet, so I consider the wearability options on something before I purchase

Perfect Pieces for Day or Night

It’s always nice to invest in pieces that will give you bang for your buck. I like these multi-taskers for their ease in taking you from day to night and work to weekend. Swap the sandals

Easing into Fall

It has been record breaking hot this past week which makes it difficult getting dressed  when I’m no longer in the mood for summer. Fortunately, we will get a little break in a few days (fingers

Sure To Be A Classic – Tiffany T

Newly named director of design at Tiffany & Co., Francesca Amfitheatrof is bringing a clean lined, modern sensibility to the brand with the Tiffany T collection.  The bracelets are my favorite. Polished but subtle, they

A Modern Classic

Simple, contemporary and elegant, the Sophie Bille Brahe choker is a forever piece I would never tire of. The grey half-pearl is a gorgeous complement to the shiny 14K wire band and matte gold faceted button.

Tried and True

  On my shopping list for fall…freshening up the tried and true pieces that never fail… EQUIPMENT Silk Blouse RAY-BAN Aviator Sunglasses KEVIN AUCOIN Eye Shadow Duo MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA Signet Ring ANN DEXTER-JONES I.D. Bracelet MARC

REPOSSI’s White Noise

©Repossi Bold but delicate, the REPOSSI White Noise Cuff is a collectable piece to wear forever. Inspired by the work of Alexander Calder, the free-form style is available in various shades of gold or sprinkled with diamonds.

Packing For Beach Days

Just spent a week on the beach in Hawaii in my gear from years past and think it’s time to add a few new items to the rotation. Going for a neutral palette always makes

Vintage Finds

You never know what you’ll stumble upon when browsing Pinterest. That’s what I love about it. You find things you weren’t even looking for…like these cuffs. Vintage Yves Saint Laurent organic, sculptural cuffs that are

Fashion Notes in Black and White

Black and white are the anchors for any stylish wardrobe for good reason. Easily transitional from day to night and season to season, they are most often the go-to colors when putting together an outfit.
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