I Keep on Truckin’ in Door Knockers & Chanel


April 2017. Somewhere in California…..Keep on Truckin’

Love the patches, especially since I now live in Grateful Dead country, and that’s an original patch – little did anyone know, it would be worn with stilettos and a large classic Chanel bag.


This 70’s jean jacket was hiding in between two vintage hawaiian shirts at the vintage flea market in Oakland. You would think I won the lottery, I was so excited – – -and for $70.00, it was mine. Oversized, original patches, perfect color and rips in all the right places – I landed on vintage denim perfection. Sunglass are from Madewell, www.madewell.com


These amazing door knockers are personalized with my name – from Melody Ehsani, https://melodyehsani.com and my chandelier earrings are from Neiman Marcus by Oscar de la Renta


My heels are from the Off Fifth, the Saks Fifth Avenue outlet store – they were maybe $20. The sun dress was also a random and very inexpensive find. Most people, would say it’s really a top!! The bag, Chanel – not inexpensive, but I like to think of it as an “investment” piece, investment in my style 🙂


The oversized jean jacket, makes a mini-dress seem more comfortable. I can wear it open or hide behind the bagginess.


Seeeeee I can hide under this huge jacket!


Photos: T. Palmer, Styling: Me..





How to Accessorize a “cheap” Sundress..


How to make a cheap sundress look cool..you mix it up, that’s how…

Fashion Notes: Oversized clutch: 1980’s Vintage, Wedges: no704b, Necklace: handmade in Paris, Gold Chain: Neiman Marcus, Earrings: Target, Sunglasses: Polaroid

I call this my “Miami Bohemian get up”

Haute Mamma’s Day. Central Park Drop-Off.

mom and neal

Barbara and Neal. Central Park, May 2013.

Fashion Notes: Bag: Louis Vuitton, Sunglasses: Ray Ban in Green. Cashmere Cardigan: Neiman Marcus, Jeans: Citizens of Humanity, T-shirt: The West is Dead

I find Mother’s Day and all these other “made up” holidays quite contrived.  I still will take this opportunity to thank my own mother.

I got lucky, that’s for sure.  My mom to this day is still the first person I call when things are great and when things are shitty.

My mom taught me so much. And from a fashion perspective, she always and still has great style. Her classic, tailored and chic fashion sense i’ve always admired, but could never pull off.  Throughout my life, she gave me a huge amount of recognition for my unique and creative fashion ensembles.  I recognize how her positivity caused my creativity to flourish.

If it wasn’t for my mom, my boys would be pretty uncultured – she takes them to Broadway shows, Museums (like the Hip-Hop exhibit), baseball games, parks and so much more. She teaches them which fork to use, and how to be silly and spontaneous.

Speaking of manners, my mother’s are impeccable, as well as her grammatical skills (In fact, she will be horrified at my misuse of the English language in this post.).  Although I curse like a sailor and am not always on my best behavior, I do really, really know how to “act”.  My mother instilled (I am being kind with that word) a knowledge of etiquette in her children and surprisingly I do know how to come off seemingly “classy” (I have them all fooled!!).

My mom sometimes tells me these stories, just random notes about her day, and I think to myself, “wow. This lady is wacky!”.  Like when she somehow got her foot stuck on the gas pedal while she was pumping gas and dragged her toe against the concrete to avoid an explosion.  Or when she called me from a ski trip unable to talk due to her uncontrollable laughter, because somehow she was dangling from a ski lift and missed the opportunity to actually sit.  Or how she nearly got arrested for “gently squeezing” a cop’s arm, after she desperately tried to “convince” the officer that her crashing into a large truck was due to the trucks parking job, rather than her driving skills.

My mom always has incredible experiences (sometimes shocking and horrifying) and I realize why.  My mom lives life, really lives life. She take risks and meets new people.  She’s never let ANYTHING stop her from growing, experiencing and thriving.  My mother is off beat, fun and interesting.  You truly learn by example, and I appreciate so much that I have such an example. Happy Mama’s Day.