The Lady Says...

A lady is a complement to a gentleman, an exemplar, a symbol of style, an inspiration and one who loves with a full heart.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Lady: Imagination | Dreams | Goals

When we are little we imagine different worlds, create interesting characters that we bring to life, and believe in all fairy-tales. Our imagination can take us from our bedroom to a castle in a magical forest, or to a secret garden with talking animals, or even to fairy-tale weddings and families as we play house. As we grow up a little and realize that there are parameters separating what we can imagine and what we can accomplish, we begin to dream.

We are told to follow our dreams. We take the imagination given to us as a child and morph it into a somewhat attainable dream. Our dreams stray from our imagination in that we start to piece together reality and the imaginative and narrow down what we truly want in our real life. A dream is something that we throw hope into and wish that we could become that. A dream is centered around our reality, but it is the best reality we can picture. As we continue to grow and mature we make the distinction from dream to goal.

A goal is the strategic analysis of a dream. A Lady should always be goal oriented - this is what keeps you focused and driven to become the greatest you you can be. This strategic analysis of the dreams, that are initially created by the childlike imagination, is what drives success and fulfillment in our adult lives. If we can find a way to create a pathway to our innate aspirations, then we can gain a well rounded perspective of ourselves and our surroundings and be able to find confidence in who we are, where we belong, and what our purpose is. The discovery of finding yourself begins with the ideas from your imagination, sorting the attainable through your dreams and creating a strategy to reach your goals. As a Lady it is essential to take the time to identify who you are and what you believe in. Confidence, sense of self and goal driven attributes are what we see in iconic Ladies that captivates us and forces us to admire them. Be admired, be captivating, be a Lady.

Love Always,


Monday, October 11, 2010

A Lady Is Cool

Those who know me know that I have an obsession with sunglasses. I love and adore them. I have many many pairs and I love them all equally. It is my true belief that sunglasses complete an ensemble. You are not quite done until you have topped it off with a great pair of shades. Here are some of personal faves from my little collection. Happy Monday.



Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Lady Knows The Difference Between Style & Fashion

A Lady is cognizant of the difference between Fashion and Style and is able to be creative and self expressive with both aspects of the art. Style is the knowledge of fit, tailoring, quality of garment, and classic polishing. Staying within the boundaries of style will never lead you astray, for it is timeless and neat. Style is part of who you are - it is the cut that fits you best, the color that suits you best and it is the collection of pieces you will love forever, that will in turn love you back forever. Fashion, on the other hand is something entirely different. Fashion is the statement. Fashion is the tool we use to make our style our own. Picture a coloring book; style is equivalent to the beautiful sketches within, clean and pretty, but fashion is the work of art produced after you have filled in the pages with color and personal touches. With fashion you can be daring and over the top creative. You don't have to stay within the boundaries, and your taste can change daily. Your style is your comfort blanket and you should never leave those principles behind. The fusion of style and fashion are what create an icon, where if you disregard the style rules you lean toward simply being a hot mess of abstract art.

One of my favorite examples of this meshing of style and fashion is Anna Dello Russo. She is unafraid of out there fashion extremes, yet she also knows just how to wear the simple dress. For daily life, she may not be your source of inspiration, but admiring her ensembles is like admiring a masterpiece hanging in a museum. Pure inspiration.



Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Lady Uses Her Words

To be a true Lady is to be articulate and kind. A Lady uses her words carefully both simply in her conversations as well as within her relationships. I use this point in two ways.

First, a Lady always thinks before she speaks. Think about what it is that you are trying to say and what the best way to get your point across eloquently may be. Reading and catching words that mentors of yours utilize is the best way to expand your vocabulary. Your words can express so much more than simply the truest meaning of them - they are part of your personality. Think of Lady of icons of the past and the words that they chose. Examples include Audrey Hepburn using darling or lovely. The use of beautiful adjectives and out of the ordinary vocabulary can truly make you stand out.

The second point I wish to make with this topic is to use your words within your relationships carefully. Be honest with those you care about, express your feelings through well thought out and appropriate language. It means so much more when you have thought about someone and truly deciphered what would stand out to them. Telling a friend you are proud of them. Expressing to a loved one that you care for them and support them. Telling someone you love them. These are all expressions which can be taken to heart and make someone's day. Sincerity and kindness can go so far with a friend, spouse, family member or even in a new meeting.

With Love,


Monday, August 16, 2010

A Lady Prepares

It's a touch cooler tonight in Nashville, and the stores are beginning to bring in some of their fall pieces. I am excited for fall, though I hate saying goodbye to my beloved summer. Fall means scarves, hot coffee, warm sweaters, and beautiful Tennessee trees turning burnt orange and red. I have already begun to prepare by adding these wonderful items to my small closet.

This is my new favorite faux fur vest from Posh. I can't wait to wear this out coupled with the jeans below and a studded belt.

I found these jeans at H. Audrey - they are Helmut Lang. A perfect staple skinny jean. 

I hope you have had a lovely weekend and I will have more posts soon. 

Love always,


Friday, July 30, 2010

A Lady loves New Things

It has been quite some time since my last post, so I thought today I would post some of my favorite new pieces. My great friends Kyah and Jessica have created the most amazing line of leather goods and unique jewelry. Their line is called sleeveless - you can check them out at I was lucky enough to snag one of the blush colored hook bracelets from them.

The detailing and the craftsmanship speaks for itself, but the element of cool that comes with ownership of one of these unique pieces is priceless.

Another great find of mine recently was these Aldo booties. I am absolutely in love and have been wearing them nonstop since I purchased them. They are perfect with a mini-dress or skinny jeans. They are trendy and fun, but still sleek.

And last, but definitely not least, my beloved Chanel sunglasses. Anyone who knows me and my brand knows that I adore bows. I think they are classic and beautiful and I couldn't love them more. 


It is a Lady's prerogative to seek out wonderful treasures that make her smile, and these are a few of mine. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and that my finds will inspire you.