In honor this year’s Fourth of July, I was inspired to incorporate some unexpected color into my outfit. Eschewing the traditional red, white and blue, I stayed true to my signature black in a playful (and all-American) gingham pattern. Meanwhile, my bright red heels wink at the festive day.

I wish everyone a wonderful holiday weekend!

Shoes: Valentino
Bottoms: Elizabeth and James
Top: Bailey 44
Sunnies: Ray Ban


It’s hot, hot, hot out there! The perfect excuse to stock up on sunnies of all shapes and sizes. Here are my favorites this season.

1 . Oliver Peoples, The Abrie - In pink topaz, these glasses are a great neutral. Glamorous and perfect for any outfit this summer.

2 . Dior, Mirrored Two-Tone Aviator Sunglasses - These are the “it” trend for the season. I already own the silver pair but these on trend glasses have me wanting more colors!

3 . Maui Jim, Mavericks - The polarized plus collection are perfect for outdoors. You can see clearly even though the tint on the outside is dark, and there is no glare! (Available at Tres Mariposas)

4 . Wildfox, Malibu Sunglasses - Fun and easy, made even cuter by their low price point.

5 . Le Specs, Bandwagon Round Frame - This inexpensive line has the best quality and are all under $55. These are perfect to style with denim.

6 . Tom Ford, Saskia Cat Eyes - The two-tone tint look so luxurious on the face. The cat-eye works well on most, especially for an oval face shape like mine.

7 . Illesteva, Leonard Eco Shattered Stripe Frame - Printed frames with a blue lens make great summer accessories.

8 . Fendi, Thierry Lasry Fanny Cat-Eye Sunglasses - These specs are funky and the perfect chance to explore with color. The purple shade is a great pop of color to any outfit

9 . Prada, Ornate Studded Cateye Sunglasses - The most expensive style on my must have list, but who can deny how amazing they are! The silver studs add a novelty look with a fashionable twist!

10 . Gentle Monster, Alley Cat - A bold, eclectic pair of cat-eye glasses add pop to any look.


Last week, we received a new arrival at Tres Mariposas that has claimed the top spot on my list of dream dresses. The dress is exquisitely crafted by Wolford, a line that is most well-known for hosiery and quality undergarments. Because of the brand’s expertise in body and fit, its fashion pieces are equally as flattering on any figure.

One Tres buyer, Bobbie Baldridge, dubbed the dress the “It” dress of the season, as it looks just as dreamy on the hanger as it does on a real body. Another reason to love the “Fatale” dress? Because it can be worn a half-dozen ways:

1 . The Maxi Dress
2. The Midi Dress
3. The Mini Dress
4. The Maxi Skirt
5. The Midi Skirt
6. The Mini Skirt
7. Even a special occasion gown with fine jewelry!

The Fatale Dress is as stylish as it is versatile, available for order in any color and size, with an accessible price point of $215—an investment piece that merits a space in any closet. I plan on wearing my Wolford dress on an upcoming trip to Vegas and plan to style is as a mini for evening, a midi to work and even pair it with a denim jacket on my next Market trip. It really is the ideal suitcase staple since the innovative knitting technology makes for a wrinkle-free hold.

When I purchased my first Wolford piece back in 2009, I didn’t understand then why a basic black tank was so expensive. Now, five years later, when that same $200 investment has never lost shape or color and is still one of my go-to’s, I get it. Much like my trusty black Wolford tank top, the Fatale dress is one for the ages. Wear it well!


Those who know me would likely say that black is my signature color. The dark hue makes up most of my closet, in a variety of silhouettes and textures, including Blazers, dresses and shoes.

Lately, though, I’ve been dabbling in color, adding shades of white to my wardrobe that pairs easily with the rest of my clothes and offers a chic, clean contrast to prints, solids and accessories.

I’m a big believer in investment pieces, spending a bit extra on a handful of quality clothes that will endure over the years instead of getting a bunch of trendy items that cost less but will last only a season. My newest classic, white additions have been the perfect investment pieces. The best part about blacks and white in your closet is that these colors can transition and into different looks all year round with the addition of a light jacket or sandal, heel or jeans. A good rule of thumb when considering an investment piece is to ask yourself how many items and outfits you own that you can mix and match it with.

I ask myself the same question all the time. In the photos above, I am wearing a new arrival from Elizabeth and James. It is an effortless Parisian organza skirt that can be dressed up or down and retails $395. This staple investment piece can be worn so many ways.

I purchased the black Parker crop top last winter and am still rocking it all summer. It’s an easy piece that looks great with everything.

Another reason I wear so much black and white? No matter what, the combination always seems to look put together and you can add a pop of color on your handbag, your shoes or even your lips, and you will still look posh!


Tres Club is an exciting new project we’re working on that is slated to launch in the next upcoming months. In a nutshell, Tres Club is a local personal shopping service that allows customers to fill out a brief, interactive questionnaire about their lifestyle, style and fit preference, then have a personal stylist (me!) cherry-pick a number of outfits for them, then deliver it to their door that same day. We’ve done a few test runs while we work on launching the website, and I could not be happier about the results.

The making of Tres Club has been a true learning experience. Much like starting my own business, the project launch has been full of fun of exciting risks. The best part about moving forward is that we’ve already experienced a 100% success rate with the clients that have received our personalized boxes brimming with custom outfits. I don’t expect every customer to keep every single item we send, as long as she feels special and is happy with the overall selection.

To prepare, I spent last weekend at a photoshoot that will feature the dozens of outfit options on Tres Club. My friend and talented photographer, Dav Anmed, shot 26 outfits I chose to represent the various clothing styles and personality types to choose from on the website. We decided on three main style types: Trendsetter, Bohemian, and Working Woman. A Trendsetter is the fashionista who sports the latest trends and styles, while a Bohemian client veers toward the flowier tops, fringe and boots. The Working Woman is just that — someone whose wardrobe is more tailored and professional, then all style types are then narrowed based on more specific looks and fits. From the data that we collect when clients click on the the images that best fit their preferences, I will be able to style a Tres Box and deliver it to their doorstep. How fun is that! After all, who wouldn’t say yes to a box of new merchandise and personalized outfits to choose from?

Tres Club will launch this summer, so check back soon. For now, here is a peek behind the velvet curtain to whet your fashion appetite!