The New York Times. My Style Validator.

Mara Meter

Me. San Rafael, California. Unable to remove my credit card from the meter

Yes,  this has happened to me before and no, I’ll never learn.  Why aren’t our tax dollars going toward meters that can accommodate various nail lengths? Is our society only built for hands with regular length nails?

Fashion Notes: Moccasins: Minnetonka, Leggings: Lululemon, Bag: Chanel, Top: Zara

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If you look closely, you can see my green credit card stuck..until I solicited help from a very confused meter maid – apparently, they are not in the business of helping people who choose style over function. But, with my “charming” persistence, I was able to get the help I needed.

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Nails are so “in” right now. As usual, I’ve been pulling off these bad boys for a few years. It started with Madonna on the cover of VOGUE, with long, pointy gold nails. I had to have them. No matter how many of you, were horrified by what you labeled “cheesy” – I pulled through and proved you all wrong.

My own mother was not a fan of my long, semi-pointy nails. Until, the Jewish bible (aka, The New York Times) ran a Sunday fashion story on this nail trend, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/11/t-magazine/fashion/long-pointed-nails-trend-manicure.html?_r=0

So once again, it has been proven that I have quite a style instinct, thank you Fashion of the Times.

Maybe I can’t type or use a regular phone, maybe I didn’t hang up my phone properly and someone had to hear me yell at my offspring, maybe I accidentally lit a nail on fire and didn’t notice, until my child pointed it out – but it’s all worth it, in the name of style.

Some Haute moms and their long nails:

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Do Brazilian’s Do it Better? Jumpsuits at Drop-Off.

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Naju and Hunter. Aspen, Colorado. August 2015.

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A pretty tattoo on a sexy back….always looks cool.

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Naju, originally from Brazil is wearing jewelry made in Brazil by her designer sister.

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Fashion Notes: Glasses: Louis Vuitton, Hat: Asos, Jumpsuit: H&M, Watch: Nixon, Sandals: Corso Como

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Rompers are so current – just in this weekend’s New York Times, Fashion of the Times featured Taylor Swift, as the fashion teacher when it comes to rompers. The spread shows New Yorkers on the street, beating the heat in adorable rompers. Naju says this jump suit is the easiest staple to throw on, and still look fashionable running after a toddler.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/13/fashion/what-taylor-swift-can-teach-you-about-rompers.html?_r=0

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Floppy hat and glasses… if you want to get dressed in a hurry, and still look so cool.

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Neck Scarves. How to feel French and Haute in the States.

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Megan. Mill Valley. November 2014.

Tight neck scarves are big this Fall, as seen in The New York Times last week. The late and amazing Nora Ephron in her book, I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman discusses the use of scarves in leu of plastic surgery.

Part of why I love living in the Bay Area, is because I can wear scarves year round.  In my Miami youth, I remember all the stylish European girls wearing neck scarves – even in the stifling heat.  They looked so stylish.  I attempted this feat, but after 5 minutes felt claustrophobic and hot.

Tight scarves are being worn currently, but if you don’t have a swan neck (I don’t), then it looks more attractive to wear the scarf loosely around your neck.  I like to tie one around a basic hand bag or my wrist.  Scarves are a multi-faceted accessory, and you can find them at any local thrift shop – or you can go fancy, and visit your local Hermès, www.hermes.com

Click on the link below to read more about this classic style…and remember a scarf always freshens up your look.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/30/fashion/latest-fall-fashion-trends-shaggy-sweaters-neck-scarves-and-more.html