Posts Tagged ‘On Course’


Someone once told me I was like Gumbi.  It was the most weird, but most flattering compliment I’ve ever gotten.

Remember when I was feeling peplummy?  Well, this top has made me feel even more so.  Peplum skirts, dresses, pants, here I come!

credits: asos mesh peplum top, on course riding pant, sonia rykiel pumps


I’ve always wanted a turban.

Yigal tempted me with his Resort ’10 collection and Junya Watanabe made it official with his Spring ’10 collection.  The Kamo pieces aren’t really turbans, they’re sculptures, but let’s not digress.  I’m wearing a turban.

I’ve never been a hat person.  But there are always exceptions.

Like this Rike Feurstein Solange hat.  It’s simple, structured and playful.  All Rike’s hat designs have a unique sensibility that make them special.  She experiments with classic shapes (fedora, beret, turban) and uses materials like heavy knits or straw to make them modern, cool and wearable.  I’m a big fan of her knit pieces. . . I’ll probably have to wait for a sale, but  it’ll be worth it.

The collection lookbooks are a fanciful compilation of shapes using wooden forms, illustrations and collages . . . whatever Rike’s inpiring mind comes up with is definitely worth seeing.

credits: rike feurstein solange, y-3 pointed shirt, on course riding pants, marni platform sandals, derek lam sunnies

Yippie Kay Yay

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After much anticipation, my Thakoon parachute belt went on sale at eLuxury.  I snatched it up only to discover that it was too big.  So I made some lemonade (outfits) with my lemons (belt).  This ensemble turned out “equestrian chic,” an appropriate theme as the pants are actual riding breeches.  They’re stubborn to put on (me kicking and jumping), but I think their versatility makes it worth it.  If I didn’t already have them in black, I’d be getting out my sharpie . . .

credits: On Course riding pants, Express vest, Express shirt, Thakoon belt, Hugo Boss boots

Task Master

It’s hard to look cute when you’re constantly on the run.  This is one of my favorite get-ups from when I used to assist a stylist (sans the 4″ booties).  You can’t go wrong with cigarette black pants, and a tank.  But to add a little flair, I threw on my Nicholas K jacket and vintage necklace.  I don’t wear jewelry often, but this piece rests beautifully on the collar bone and is a magnificent color.

Nicholas K jacket, Lucky Brand Jeans tank, On Course riding pants, Hugo Boss boots, Renoir vintage necklace

Rose Chase Me Bolero Jacket

Neutral and black is one of my favorite color combinations for the fall.  The key is to use a smart black piece that is worth the contrast standout.  Stylist duo Britt Bardo and Jewels Steger use the namesake Rose to create signature vintage inspired wear, one being the Chase Me Bolero Jacket.  A two piece that can be worn as a savvy separate or the perfect pair, this jacket is worth showcasing as the star before a beige backdrop.  Available at

RIDING GIRL: Move aside Ichabod Crane.  This girl is ready to mount her horse and ride in search of adventure.  Bystanders won’t be able to overlook the cool double layered effect achieved by her jacket’s three-quarter sleeves.  Credits: Rose Chase Me Bolero Jacket, Hard Tail waffle turtleneck, On Course riding pants and Miss Sixty boots.

WEATHER GIRL: She predicts cloudy skies with a chance of drizzle.  While others pop open their umbrellas, this chic meteorologist would rather pop out her collar.  Credits: Rose Chase Me Bolero Jacket (vest), Burberry trench dress, tsesay gloves and Rachel Comey Penpal Leather Boots.

HOBBLE GIRL: What used to be the corset of our bottom half, the contemporary hobble skirt is no longer a restriction.  It seems fitting that it should be paired with the most liberating little black jacket.  Let loose some frills or ruffles and unbutton your vest.  Credits: Rose Chase Me Bolero Jacket, Twenty8Twelve tank, VPL Delineated Hobble Skirt and Hugo Boss booties.