Fashion Design

Fashionable, Sensible Holiday Gift List Under $100 for the Women in Your Life Posted on 20 Nov 15:27 , 0 comments

If you're thinking you can't get any great gifts under $100 for the girl friend or boss that seems to have it all, think again. I complied a gift guide of my personal favorite designer items along with tried and true products that are sensible and fun. Each of the products has been researched and compared to other brands over the years as I tried to find things that I really wanted to spend my hard earned money on.

I carefully curated the list to make it easy for you to shop for close friends and people that you barely know. Regardless of job, income status or taste, most women above the age of eighteen would get excited about the following gifts, which are in order from lowest price to highest price:


Layering Your Outfit in the Fall Posted on 12 Nov 15:44 , 0 comments

Layering outfits with my favorite blazers, faux furs and sweaters is one of my favorite things about the fall and winter time. Working with rich hues, plenty of texture and layers makes it easy to turn simple pieces into a luxe, styled look. I'm not a fan of the colder weather, so I turn to layering outfits as a way of dealing with the seasonal depression that always sneaks in. It's my way of having fun and creating pretty things to look at when the rest of the world looks pretty

An Outfit for a Boat Ride and Nautical Inspired Dinner Posted on 24 Aug 11:01 , 0 comments

A crisp white button down shirt is an essential garment in any woman’s wardrobe, especially during the summer. The classic white shirt is a modest piece that can easily be rolled up and unbuttoned to fit the personality of the individual wearing the piece. I personally have several variations of white button down shirts in my closet: a crisp cotton, a soft silk shirt for dressy events, and a more casual piece that I wear as a coverup while lounging by the pool or on weekends. While a white button down is far from a groundbreaking style, it’s a solid

Watching Boats in the Harbor Posted on 14 Aug 06:00 , 0 comments

If there's one thing that makes me feel like I'm officially on vacation, it's being on a dock at a harbor with a row of million dollar yachts. None of the yachts are mine, but it doesn't matter the pretty boats gently rocking in the breeze remind me that I'm far away from my office. Far away from any dishes I need to wash, or laundry I need to fold. For now, all I need to do is not fall in the water. So far I've

Wearing a Scarf as a Headband Posted on 12 Aug 11:00 , 1 comment


Headbands have become rather popular since they appeared in several recent major runway shows. I keep getting Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl) vibes from several of the headband wearing fashion bloggers I follow on Instagram, making me even more excited that the show is getting a reboot (expected in the spring of 2020, who's watching with me?!). If styled correctly, headbands have a way of co

Hydrangeas in Nantucket Posted on 7 Aug 12:31 , 3 comments

Visiting Nantucket has made me realize (again) that I want a backyard filled with hydrangeas, hostas and lavender . I stayed at the White Elephant, a lovely hotel on the outskirts of the town of Nantucket, overlooking a harbor filled with boats and yachts. Walking around town was a pleasant early morning activity before the summer temperatures drove me out to the beach. Window boxes filled with blossoms and pretty grasses graced many of the homes. The weathered grey shingled houses combined with the pretty flower displays are unmistakably Nantucket...

Finding Ethically Produced, Affordable Clothing Posted on 17 Jun 12:28 , 2 comments

It's no secret that many apparel companies use underpaid and often exploit workers to produce the clothing they sell. If this is no secret, why do people continue supporting brands and companies that use unethical labor practices to increase their profits? While some people shop fast fashion without understanding the full consequences of their choices  the majority of customers are simply shopping within their budgets. Studies have shown that people want to invest in ethical fashion, but rarely do because there are not enough options within their price range. In this article, I will discuss three ways in which you can source ethically produced clothing at very affordable

Stand Strong and Tall- You Got This Posted on 20 May 12:49 , 2 comments

I work at home a lot, often opting for a sweater and jeans while sketching, sewing, and draping. By the time I head out to run errands, go shopping for supplies, or meet up with friends, I am ready to dress up a little more. The confidence boost I get from wearing a strong outfit is unbeatable- I feel more prepared to take on whatever I need to get done. 
The Merino Wool Dress was designed with the intention of increasing

DivaGals Video of Kate Stoltz Posted on 17 May 14:13 , 0 comments

 stopped in the TriBeCa showroom to see the Kate Stoltz collection. Watch the video to learn more about the collection, and head over to DivaGals Daily to read more about their fashion week excursions and lifestyle!

Peonies on White Carrara Marble Posted on 14 May 09:29 , 0 comments

I'm excited to introduce the'Peonies on White Carrara Marble' silk scarf. Made in Italy, the printed silk twill scarf is finished with a hand-rolled hem. At 35.5 inches square, the scarf is large enough to wear in a variety of ways, while the light 12mm silk twill is delicate enough to fold into a head band or tie onto your handbag to complete your outfit.
The silk twill peony scarf was designed with variations of pink peonies that I photographed, delicately arranged over white carrara marble. The scarf is finished with a soft pink