Editorial

  • Uggly Uggs

    The UGG® Uniform

    Uniformity, conformity, imitation…these are the words which immediately come to mind when I think about or see Ugg boots. Have you ever noticed how alike Ugg wearers look? I’m talking here about the ubiquitous (everywhere-you-look) style of UGG® boot, of course, not the other footwear made by UGG®. So, how do I really feel? I won’t mince […] Read more…

  • Fluffy furry coat

    Trend alert: Fuzzy Furry (Really?)

    There is a trend taking the streets by storm in San Francisco: apparel and shoes of the fuzzy, furry type. I have to say I am more of an observer than a participant in this movement. It runs counter to my sense of style. I mean, this time of year I’m racking my brain trying to […] Read more…

Muses

  • Thrift clothing store

    Rethinking Thrifting, Part One

    I. The Inspiration As I look back at my clothing style over the years, I have particularly fond memories of certain special outfits, now retired after too many trips to the dry cleaners, because of the pilling of a sweater beyond the point of no return, or the most tragic of all, after having lost […] Read more…

  • The Styletti

    Best of the The Styletti 2014

    I thought it would be fun to review some of my favorite posts of 2014 and the muses who I feel best represent them. When it comes to style watching (a variation on people watching), this past year has been a pures delight. As the legendary street photographer Bill Cunningham (New York Times) says – […] Read more…

women's style

  • how to wear boots

    Boot Watch, Part Two (Tall Boots)

    About this time of year, I go crazy over boots. Whether they are sassy, sophisticated, provocative or simply warm, there is a style for every woman or you could say, every mood. The streets of San Francisco are replete with awesome boot muses. Hope the ones featured below inspire and spark ideas for you as […] Read more…

  • How to wear booties

    Boot Watch, Part One (Booties)

    About this time of year, I go crazy over boots. Whether they are sassy, sophisticated, provocative or simply warm, there is a style for every woman or you could say, every mood. The streets of San Francisco are replete with awesome boot muses. Here are a few I have delighted these days in spotting. Part […] Read more…

men's style

  • Great casual men's look

    Men’s Smart Casual

    What comes to mind when you hear “smart casual“? It is becoming increasingly popular as the dress code for networking events, for example, and at workplaces. There is an awesome article on Primer Magazine about the difference between business casual and smart casual: (For business casual) the key words here are professional, neat, and pulled together…(With smart […] Read more…

  • selecting a great tie

    Stylin’ in a Necktie

    How is your tie collection these days? The necktie-shirt combination is one of few ways men have to express themselves while dressing more formally. Of course, there is also some potential in the necktie-shirt-jacket combination, and a great pair of shoes is nothing to pooh-pooh. If you’ve been missing out on these opportunities, I hope […] Read more…

Tips

  • Winter scarves

    Bundling Without Blunders (New England Style), Part Two

    II. At the beginning of this month, my fiancé Mark brought me with him to the Boston area, and I experienced real winter…New England style. And speaking of style, he warned me ahead of time to not expect much of it on the streets. He was so right. As temperatures dip into the teens, sartorial concerns obviously take a […] Read more…

  • New England winter style

    Bundling without Blunders (New England Style), Part One

    I. At the beginning of this month, my fiancé Mark brought me with him to the Boston area, and I experienced real winter…New England style. And speaking of style, he warned me ahead of time to not expect much of it on the streets. He was so right. As temperatures dip into the teens, sartorial concerns […] Read more…