Style Queue Magazine

It’s official!  My monthly Style Queue column is turning into a magazine. I know, right. Bananas!  I am beyond grateful and thrilled to be invited to work with the team at The Sound to create a magazine that will celebrate individuals with unique style on the Seacoast. Watch the teaser videos below and help spread the good word.


Videos by My Friend Dan.
For more information about the magazine, click here.

xo jam

The Mock Neck

I’m rooting for the mock neck. The little turtleneck that could. I first started thinking about it because I saw it worn in the trailer for Love & Mercy. Then I saw Felicity Jones wear one as Jane Hawking in The Theory of Everything. There is something about where it hits on the neck that makes it like nothing else.  #oddinagoodway

vintage mock neck images
To find sources for these individual images, go to my turtleneck Pinterest board by clicking on the collage above.

If you Google around you will find that that there are a few designers that are making updated mock turtlenecks. Everlane is making one that looks pretty cool. But of course you know I need to go secondhand when I can. I just got the vintage mock neck pictured below on Etsy for 29.99. I love the color and the zipper back. I think it will fit nicely in my librarian chic wardrobe.

Vintage Mock Neck
Images via Ghost Vintage Clothing on Etsy. Click on the image above to be taken to her Etsy shop.

Cheers!
xo jam

Looking to the Older Kids

Have you ever seen this video of Rachel Comey on the New York Times website? You need to watch it. I saw it a while ago and I keep remembering how, when she was a kid growing up in Connecticut, she looked up to the teenagers that lived next store. In a funny way I feel like I am doing something similar. I’m looking up to older women for style inspiration.

If you do a search for style for women over 40 in Pinterest you get some pretty boring stuff. I wasn’t finding anything that resonated with me so I kept searching. I started finding older women that were really having fun with fashion. Your mind is probably going directly to Iris Apfel and Advanced Style, but I have to say that isn’t what is inspiring me. I appreciate that over-the-top style, but it isn’t me. Also, I’m a working mom. I need a somewhat sensible wardrobe.

No, lately, I’m inspired by one woman in particular, and I’ve been stalking her on the internet ever since I first learned about her.

Meet Lucinda Chambers. She is the fashion director at British Vogue. What I love about her style is that she looks chic, confident, and comfortable. She looks like she is having fun with fashion in her own unique way. And she is aging with style and grace.

Lucinda-Chambers-Style-Collage

From her ensembles above I am inspired to:

  • look for pencil skirts that have a bold pattern
  • wear a belt over a long cardigan
  • remember that buttoned-down shirts always look good
  • attempt to wear statement heels but if I can’t, then just wear statement sneakers or slides
  • don’t worry about my hair, it’s fine
  • add a giant bag as an accessory
  • have fun mixing and not-matching

P.S. After you have absorbed this style inspo for the day you need go and watch this other Rachel Comey video. It is beyond. It features Dan Stevens (that handsome blond actor that left Downton Abbey in like season 4) as a cross-dressing-stay-at-home-dad. It is a #mustsee. The cultural references are hysterical and on point.

The images above (and more) are on my Advanced Style Pinterest Board.