punky b: straight color biznass

2 things:

1. thank you to my friend erin for introducing me to punky b's fashion diary. she's garance dore's bff, and it definitely shows. i love bff's who both have remarkably successful and entirely unpretentious fashion blogs -- linguistically and visually brilliant in every possible way.

2. i was out enjoying the summer's eve with some lovely girlfriends of mine tonight -- all of whom possess wonderful and articulate personal style. we were discussing the evolution of our wardrobe's color palate as we've gotten older, each noting our signature color. amongst the gold, blue and pink beauties around me, i was, of course...black. of this i am entirely unapologetic...i love wearing black, and embrace it as part of the essence of my personal style. but, as erin astutely pointed out, i do not adapt the inherent urbanity of my wardrobe very effectively to the summer months. that being said...i do appreciate and love the integration of color and brightness into summer wardrobes, and love a good style icon who exhibits this effortlessly.

as i perused punky b tonight (this morning), i was struck by how seamlessly she infuses summer colors and styles into her everyday wardrobe. her outfits are impeccably chic, and continue to fully represent her personal style as she transitions into the emerging tones of a new season.

she's worth taking cues from. and although i'll always embrace my favorite palate noir...i'm definitely looking to steal some of the tricks up her uber-stylish sleeve.

sailor stripes with open-toed shoes...such a good transitional outfit.

all about cerulean...my favorite shade of blue (and one of my favorite colors) ever.

gingham, tie-dye, and a beautiful salmon-y bag. summa summatime!

need some good color? punky says add a yellow ribbon. i say...okay punky, you're right.

those red shoes...in love. and seriously, who pulls off blatant red and green in the middle of summer without looking like some sort of an awkwardly-out-of-season christmas decoration?

winter-to-summer: pair your black bomber with some pink cuffed pants.

i'm all about jumpsuits. i own two short jumpsuits...one floral, one black.

so maybe i rarely wear the floral one, but at least i bought it.


  1. AAAAA jumpsuit and the blue shoes. I die!

  2. twentythirtyforty has some blue shoes like that...loefflers -- you must check them out. they'd look splendid on those beats feet of yours!