Fashion
More Than Just a Scarf

More Than Just a Scarf

I want to discuss for a moment the plight of the silk scarf. First of all, what happened to it? Sometime between the bohemian styles of the seventies and the bold patterns of the eighties, they were eclipsed by a trendier set of pashmina and wool shawls. You know what piece I’m referring to… We’ve...
Deeply Moving, Indeed!

Deeply Moving, Indeed!

Over the weekend I made a marvelous discovery! I realized that the documentary I had neglected to view in theaters earlier this Spring was now available on Netflix Instant Play, to which David and I subscribe. “Bill Cunningham New York” is a documentary about the “grandfather” of street style photography and legendary New York Times...
Crew Colors

Crew Colors

I received my J. Crew November catalog in the mail this week and oh my golly… it is gorgeous! Now, I promise what you are about to read is not a product push or hidden marketing effort – this blog isn’t that big yet. šŸ˜‰ No, I’m just totally smitten by the sophisticated yet unexpected...
The Season - Fall 2011

The Season – Fall 2011

Autumn gives me so many reasons to love it… hot apple cider, cozy sweaters, crunchy fallen leaves, bon-fires, cool breezes, and a bevy of new collections during the month of fashion, of course! Currently, Spring 2012 exhibitions are being shown in London after a successful week in New York. Paris and Milan are still to...
It's Never Too Late

It’s Never Too Late

Fashion blues got you down? Let’s face it, sometimes jeans and a cotton shirt are the best a busy girl can muster up! Despite my over-scheduled life, though, I like to step things up a half notch with one fun accessory. Like a cheerful flower… (remember this piece?) Or a vintage scarf… Maybe even statement...
Stripes!

Stripes!

So, apparently I like stripes. I could have probably told you that but it wasn’t until I started cleaning through my closet that I noticed the strong pattern appearance for myself. Can you blame me, though? Graphic, playful, classic, preppy, masculine andĀ feminine…Ā ItĀ is a fantastic pattern to love! (Have you noticed a favorite pattern in your...

Must-Reads

Part of my “job” Ā here on this blog is to scour the internet globe for resources and ideas (ok, well I do it mostly for fun), things that immediately grab my attention and hold onto it long enough to remember for the next time. That is the trick… next time. Those internet destinations that do...

Mad Men = Mad Style

Photo Credit: David Walker It’s a well know fact that my roots are in the hills of middle Tennessee where I grew up. But Tennessee isn’t only home to moonshine and bluegrass (although I am a big fan… of the bluegrass, that is). In fact, my Southern homeland can be quite sophisticated at times! This...

Springtime?

I know my readers in colder climates will be aghast when they read this…but is Spring already over?! A few weeks ago, I took these photographs of a Spring outfit inspired by a Texas country vibe and mostly compiled of pieces acquired from my recent thrift store outing…a light weight sweater, maxi floral skirt, and...
Be-Bowed

Be-Bowed

Wedding season for the lady-folk means lots of dresses. Sun-dresses for showers and luncheons, party dresses for rehearsal dinners and bachelorette events. And then of course, there is the dress for the actual event…the wedding! Well, this past weekend gave me the opportunity to doll up my dress ensembles for a special occasion. I love...

Tis’ the Season

…the season for weddings, for sure! This Spring David and I are honored to be in two weddings for family members near and dear…my brother’s wedding today (yippee!) andĀ David’s cousin’s in two weeks. We couldn’t be happier for the whole bunch! So, in the spirit of this season’s nuptials, I wanted to post this behind-the-scenes...

Ground Work

Our un-packing progress is slow and tedious so to help me keep my spirits lifted amidst it all, I made a personal goal…to complete at least one area of the house as motivation to continue through the rest. I decided the living room was as good a place to start as any. It makes an...

Person to Place: Episode 7

It’s no secret that I am anxious for the arrival of Spring. Every season is the same…I can hardly wait to see nature’s scenery change into a new and exciting beauty! Whether it’s from Winter to Spring or Summer to Fall, I never fail to fall in love. This Spring, I am especially interested in...

A Lower Level

Image Credit: Hilary Walker The power of a beautifully soaring heel is universal. Regardless of language or culture, the high heel has a mysterious way of creating confidence and self-assuredness instantly. (Not to mention, it does wonders for the legs.) But every day, all day? Ouch! Even this shop girl will admit the need to...

Closet Visit

Following yesterday’s cue, I have my eyes wide open for Spring’s newest, most vibrant hues. While perusing a few of my favorite web reads last night, I couldn’t help but notice the peppy shades of red, green, and orange as captured by Jeana Sohn for her latest house/wardrobe feature of Claire Cotrell’s LA abode. (If...

Planning for Spring

Yes, it is true….Spring is right around the corner and tempting me at every turn to discard my winter wears and commit whole-heartedly to a warmer state of mind. But one thing at a time…first winter, then Spring in due time. Besides, in this neck of the woods, I better be careful what I wish...

Spring 2011 = Mandarin Orange!

Well, I don’t know about you but I have found a new enthusiasm and verve for color and all its potential after yesterday’s interview! Lauren, thank you again. Now on to the topic for today…this season’s hottest color (in my opinion)…undoubtedly, Mandarin Orange. 1. Kristin Gallipoli, New England Home, Photos by John Gruen 2. J....

The Trench…

…is classic and its timeless appeal is undeniable. But let’s not forget how tremendously useful it is, as well! Already, I’ve worn my newly acquired EmersonMade over-coat everyday this past week. It is absolutely perfect for this funny time of the year between bitter cold nights and toasty warm afternoons. (Gotta’ love Texas weather!). In...

Parcel Perfect

First impressions are lasting and should be well considered. Presentation is essential and builds a first impression. Add 1 + 2 and you will quickly come to the conclusion that a pretty parcel makes a happy heart…it is all about the packaging! This statement couldn’t be more true of the thoughtful handiwork from clothing and...

Creature Comforts

During the winter, I tend to gravitate towards comfort dressing. Elements such as full, flowy skirts, soft fabrics, over sized jackets and sweaters, and thick, wooly socks make frequent appearances. Today’s “Person to Place” post epitomizes what I consider comfort dressing translated into the comforts of home. Person…. Photo Credit: Elle France, Photography – Mark...

Perfect Mix

I love Etsy! It is a treasure trove of beautiful and unique works from artists and craftsmen around the world…all simply clicks away from my digital portal (aka the laptop). I can’t visit very often, otherwise, several hours later, I will find myself in the same spot still digging my way through more and more...

Mulberry Spice and Everything Nice

This cold spell of weather has summoned a constant yearning for spicy, hot beverages. And this color palette, inspired by The Sartorialist, is exactly what I imagine such a lovely drink to look like! Deep, thoughtful, spicy, and pulled from the fruits of nature. Photo Credit: Image 1 – The Sartorialist, 2 – Debi Treloar,...

Why Do I Care?

Good question. Why do I care…about fashion, style, clothing and the like. I am a life long ballet and modern dancer who graduated with a degree in Interior Design and currently sells furniture and works in the field of textile design. So, what pulls my focus so consistently to clothing? It’s certainly something far beyond...

Winter Berry

Here are a few more snap shots from our trip home to Tennessee for Christmas. The scenery not far from David’s grandparents country home was stunning. A moment outside created the opportunity for admiration and a quick winter photo shoot. Feelin’ a bit like a bright winter berry amidst the dreary snow! Photo Credit: David...

A Tennessee Christmas

The past several days have been a much needed break from a hectic Fall season. Family, friends, familiar places and delicious cuisine filled each of our days and all mixed together with a pinch of Tennessee snow! This has been our Christmas at home. Photos by Hilary Walker P.S. The detail shots above are from...

The Icing On Top

THIS, THIS, THIS, and THIS are evidence enough that I am an avid fan of millinery art. But not just as art…as a piece of everyday attire, or at least worthy of a special occasion. So, this season I fully intend to pull a few of my most prized pieces out of their dusty boxes...

Dear Santa, Meet Zara

Dearest Santa, I would kindly like to introduce you to my new best friend. Her name is Zara and she has me smitten!! In my Christmas list preparations, I have become completely distracted by her sharp shapes, classic colors, and sophisticated styling. I wouldn’t want to pull you from your seasonal duties, but I think...