What Would Holley Wear: Jingle All The Way

Wondering what the fashion forecast is for the festive season….anything that shimmers.  In other words….a whole lot of jingle!

Party people, get ready to glisten in a stunning metallic skirt.  Are you willing to think outside the box? Then think about pairing a metallic skirt with an oversized sweater or a sweatshirt.  And “oh what fun” it is to add a pair of strappy heels or booties!  

Gold lame’….it’s back!  So here’s what I’m thinking….if it was good enough for Elvis, then it’s good enough for the rest of us!  Right? Loeffler Randall’s bow heels in gold lame say one thing to me….“Ready or not, holidays…here I come!”  And don’t you think Neiman’s gold lame cocktail dress by Halston has Studio 54 written all over it!  

What sparkles and goes with anything from jeans to sweat?  That would be sequins…of course! We love how Anthropologie features a sequined skirt two ways…with a lacey top and with a turtleneck sweater.  To add a little jingle to a casual holiday ensemble….a sequined blazer or blouse paired with jeans will definitely give you a dashing look!

When it comes to shimmering Christmas hues….red and green are at the top of my list.  If you want to ring some sleigh bells, think about wearing a sequined skirt with a red sweater.  For a holiday ladies luncheon, red heels and a shimmering green pleated skirt will add a little “ho, ho, ho” to your party style!  

If you’re headed to an elegant black-tie gala or cocktail party during the holidays, just know, you will be the shining star in a jumpsuit.  We’re loving a few sparkly black ones from Dillard’s on our Pinterest board. And their silver metallic jumpsuit with cape sleeves by Eliza J. looks fabulous coming and going!  Jingle all the way!  

I typically do not style dogs but would be happy to do so if asked!  Speaking of “making spirits bright”….I have to admit, I’m smitten with two pups wrapped in gold tinsel.  Just add a bow or a reindeer headband and your babies will shine in the family holiday photo!  

From shimmery frocks to everyday gold tinsel….one way or another, be sure to add a little “jingle” to your holiday attire!  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, and wardrobe consultation.  Be sure to check her Holley Williams Style on Pinterest.  Contact Holley at [email protected]

What Would Holley Wear: “The Best of Holley” Thankful Edition

We are running a “The Best of Holley” post from Thanksgiving 2016 when baby Eli – who is now a very big three-year-old – was born!  From all of us at Home with a Twist, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.

I’m pretty sure one of the reasons Thanksgiving is the most popular holiday is it’s less stressful (unless you do all the cooking and cleaning up afterward).  We gather together with family and friends to share a meal and to consider all that we have to be thankful for!

Two things you need to know about me:

  1.  I love everything about the Thanksgiving tradition
  2. …and I love sharing that special day with family and friends!
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Sole Society Tote

Our Thanksgivings are always casual. Some years we “motor” to our hometown, Smackover, Arkansas! (true story…real name…Google it).  This year, we will walk across the street to share a lovely meal with our friends and neighbors, the Moses. I will miss my family this year, but the Moses are our family in Fort Worth.  They are a BIG family, they all live in Fort Worth, and they all come to the Thanksgiving dinner.  The first year we were invited to a Moseses Thanksgiving meal, I noticed all the women brought Tupperware containers to take their leftovers home. Brilliant, right?  That gave me the idea to bring a big tote — filled with Tupperware — to future Moses family meals!

So let’s talk totes!  There are many choices these days.  Three totes I covet are the Bazar Shopper by Balenciaga, the cube-printed canvas tote by Pierre Hardy, and a large Sophie Hulme tote. Unfortunately, these are not in my fashion budget, but the good news is there are many reasonably priced totes to choose from.  Longchamp has a lot of colors and since they are nylon, they are easy to clean.

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Madewell Tote

Madewell has a great selection of totes and you can have them monogrammed.  If you are crafty, think about making totes out of old blankets or men’s suits.  These would make fun holiday gifts as well.

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Recycled blanket totes

bubbe-bagBut, back to the Moses…for their dinner I have a few wardrobe options in mind. One possibility is to wear a pair of black skinny jeans, a white blouse tied at the waist, a long brown suede jacket, and black booties. Depending on the weather, another option would be a midi floral skirt, quilted jacket, belt and green bomber jacket, and gray ankle boots. Though here’s the deal, whatever I wear will be paired with a black nylon Tory Burch tote filled with Tupperware…of course!  That way, if a little dressing or gravy spills out, all I have to do is wipe it off. I even came up with a name for my Thanksgiving tote, “The Bubbe Bag,” in honor of the matriarch of the Moses family, Beverley Moses (Bubbe was her grandmother name).  Beverley is no longer with us, but she always made my family feel welcome.  And for that, I am thankful!

thanksgiving-table-settingSpeaking of family tradition, I will always cherish the years growing up in Smackover and the Thanksgiving dinners at my grandparent’s house.  The way I remember it, the table setting was very elegant…china, sterling silver, linen napkins, and crystal. The kid’s table was either in the kitchen or the den, but still just as lovely.

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Taste of Home Sweet Potato Orange Cups

We also dressed up which meant for me wearing a beautiful new dress made by mom.  The guests included my family of five, my three cousins, aunt and uncle who lived next door, Ma-Maw and Pa-Paw and Aunt Bessie (Ma-Maw’s sister). My favorite Aunt Bessie quote was at a Thanksgiving meal when she announced, “One thing I know for sure, President Kennedy and his family are not eating this well today.”

I think it was the sweet potatoes topped with roasted marshmallows and served in orange halves that made her say that.  Trust me, there was no wine!

floral-dress-with-bootsMaybe your family is like mine was “back in the day” and you get dressed up for your Thanksgiving meal and go to a fancy restaurant or to the country club.  So, please let me share some stylish suggestions that will even impress the country club crowd.  One look I love for fall is a floral dress with boots… so cute!  Pleated metallic skirts are so on trend this season and all you need to add is a bulky sweater and boots.  Even with your country club look, the whole idea is to look stylish but just not like everyone else.faux-fur-wrap-sweater-2A faux fur-trimmed wrap sweater from Banana Republic will allow you to create an array of fabulous looks.  Wear it with a pencil skirt, a pleated midi skirt, or with tailored slacks and later with a pair of jeans.  All you need now is to accessorize it with a very large Bubbe Bag to discreetly take your Thanksgiving leftovers home!

Visit Holley’s Pinterest style board with fashionable ideas to get you ready for your Thanksgiving guests.

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization, and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]  

What Would Holley Wear: Classic with a Twist

Here’s one of my favorite lines from a Saturday Night Live skit:  “I’ve got the hair for Fox News…the brains for NBC…so here I am at CNN!”.  If you relate to this…I totally get you. 

Something I’ve figured out over the years…women want a style that’s their own…a look that identifies who they are.  But many times, our style just ends up all over the place. Thankfully, I finally figured out my style….“classic with a twist”!   In other words, show me a white blouse paired with jeans, and I’m all in. The twist I like to add to a white blouse is with statement sleeves or cuffs….just enough to keep the look current.  

 I was thrilled when Cynthia Sadler, owner and CCC (Chief Cuff Creator) of Beyond Cuffs gifted me a set of zebra print cuffs.  In case you don’t know, Beyond Cuffs is a Fort Worth-based company that makes custom removable French cuffs! From TCU cuffs to holiday cuffs and everything in-between….these fun accessories will definitely have you “strutting your cuffs!”  Be sure to check them out at www.BeyondCuffs.com.   BTW…they make awesome gifts!  

  My favorite classic color is camel.  From sweaters to coats, this sophisticated hue always gives a classy vibe.  J McLaughlin is definitely my go-to for this classic look. When I recently saw their window display with a camel coat paired with checked pants…it was the perfect classic tease.  To give it a twist, I suggest pairing it with a pair of their animal print or red crocodile embossed loafers.  

The classic trench coat has made a trendy comeback in recent years.  Of course, it still makes for a great overcoat and always looks professional.  To give it a cool vibe, think about pushing the sleeves up and pairing it with crops and mules.  Another twist for a classic trench is a variety of ways to tie the belt. Be sure to look at our Pinterest post… “How to Tie a Trench Coat 20 Stylish Ways!”

So what’s more classic than pearls?  Nothing…right? If you own a Chanel pearl necklace, then by all means…wear it as often as possible!  But if you are like me, you may need to be creative with your pearl styling. Layering necklaces is so on-trend.  So for a twist, think about adding a strand of pearls or a pearl initial necklace with a few of your chain necklaces.  

Isn’t it refreshing to know classics will always be in style?  And isn’t it fun to add a little stylish twist?  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, and wardrobe consultation.  Be sure to check her Holley Williams Style on Pinterest.  Contact Holley at [email protected]

What Would Holley Wear: Amazing Amazon Fashion Deals

Did you know Amazon has an amazing fashion website?  From designer dupes to the real thing, it’s the first place I go to when I’m looking for a deal or wanting to copy a designer look. I’ve pinned a lot of inspiration on my Pinterest board.

Just so you know, I’m not the only one who covets their relationship with Amazon Fashion.  Several bloggers I follow do an “Amazon Haul,” where they order clothes, shoes, and accessories….style their looks and then share their looks on their blogs.  My favorite is “Life by Lee”….because I would actually wear some of the looks she styles. BTW…she’s a Texas girl!

I love how Lee styles a long camel vest over black slacks and a long sleeve white V-neck t-shirt.  A great look for the office or a board meeting. And after hours, switch out the t-shirt for a black camisole for drinks and dinner.  She features the black slacks with two different checked blazers….a large window pane check and a hounds tooth….loving her double-duty styling!    

If you are wondering what I’ve purchased from Amazon, here’s my list:  a bamboo ark bag, a mid-century bamboo basket bag, a 3-coin pendant necklace, an initial necklace, and a GG pearl belt….just to name a few.  The fun part for me is when someone compliments my look and seeing the surprised look on their face when I say….“It’s from Amazon!”

You’ve heard the expression, “go big or go home”….right?  That’s a great way to describe the super-sized pearl necklace I recently purchased.  I can’t take credit for the way I’m styling it because I stole my look from Pinterest…wearing it with a blazer, button-down, and jeans.  Another “go big” look from Amazon is their oversized turtleneck. They offer it in 10 solid colors and 7 striped versions!

Something else you need to know about Amazon Fashion, they sell designer and name brands as well.  Just go to “search” and type in the brand or designer name to see if they have what you are looking for.  With designers like Steve Madden, Kate Spade, and Tory Burch, they offer everything from clothes to accessories.  And the best part, if you have an Amazon Prime membership, shipping is free and your items are typically delivered in one to two days.  How amazing is that?

 So there you have it….Holley’s guide to Amazon Fashion.  The challenging part will be sorting through the thousands of items, so be specific when you are searching for a particular product.  And if you need help, message me!  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation.  Be sure to check her Holley Williams Style on Pinterest. Contact Holley at [email protected]

What Would Holley Wear: Three ways to style kitten heels, khaki pants and a denim skirt

When I’m making a purchase for myself or a client, my main goal is to think of three ways to style it.  So this week, I’m sharing three of my current favorites: dressy kitten heels, khaki pants, and a brown denim skirt…plus three ways to style them.

Recently, I was gifted a pair of Prada heels from my dear friend and neighbor, Elsie Blum.  She even wore them to her granddaughter’s wedding in New York in 2009! The first place I wore them was to the Open Door gala benefiting the Samaritan House at TX Whiskey Ranch.   I copied my look from Pinterest…wearing them with an embellished skirt and a black blouse. How “TX Chic” does that sound?

For a party vibe, dressy kitten heels go great with black skinnies…just add a dressy top.  And did you know wearing fancy shoes with jeans is a thing? My husband and I love sitting at the bar at Eddie V’s, listening to jazz and sipping a glass of wine…the perfect setting for a pair of jeans and my fancy shoes.  Don’t you agree?

My favorite substitute for jeans this fall has been a pair of khaki paper-bag pants from Zara.  Though I realize the paper-bag look isn’t for everyone, please know any pair of khaki slacks or crops will do the trick.  For an everyday look, wear your pants with a button-down blouse, and when needed, add a denim jacket. Fall-bulous!!!  

The highs were in the 60s when we vacationed in Carmel by the Sea in mid-September.  All I needed to add to my paper-bag look was a checked blazer and a clear tote. A great way to style your khaki pants this winter is by adding an oversized sweater and a pair of booties.  A Pinterest look from NYFW (New York Fashion Week), features a zebra sweater with paper-bag khakis.   

Have you ever ordered from ASOS?  They are known for having trendy looks at reasonable prices.  Their brown denim midi skirt with a side buckle definitely got my attention and has been my go-to this fall.  I think I’ve mentioned I’m a style copy-cat…copying looks at a fraction of the cost. Like the look I copied, I’ve wore my skirt with a white button-down blouse tucked in and paired with animal print block heels.  

Now that it’s finally turned a bit cooler, I’m adding a denim jacket and snake print booties.  Other ideas are a bomber jacket or vest…the options are endless! This winter, I will be styling my denim skirt with black knee-high boots, and one of last year’s sweaters.  And please know, brown leather and corduroy skirts are great substitutes for denim.

There you have it….3 items styled 3 ways!  So the next time you go shopping…challenge yourself to think of 3 ways you can wear it before you make the purchase!  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]

What Would Holley Wear: Five Wardrobe Staples

I recently read about a style influencer’s five fall closet staples.  Her top five include: a denim jacket, something animal print, boots and mules, a go-to pair of denim, and a cozy cardigan.  And of course…I have five more to add to the list: an army green cargo jacket, checked blazer, loafers, leggings, and a blanket scarf or poncho!   

Let’s start with a denim jacket which goes with everything and is particularly popular this season, paired with sweats.  So after a brisk walk, grab your denim jacket and meet a friend for coffee. Easy breezy…right? My fall staple addition is an army green cargo jacket.  Again, it works well as an athleisure look and yet is sophisticated enough for work.

 Style influencers love animal print, which never goes out of style.  From a scarf to boots, it definitely adds a cool vibe to your fall style.  I think the same goes for fall plaids and checks, so be sure to add them to your fall staple list.  I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure I can’t live without a checked blazer…a staple that gives so much bang for the buck!  

Influencers definitely have mules and booties on their list!  I’m loving a pair of lace-up booties a stylist featured during Nordstrom’s anniversary sale.  She wears hers casual with a t-shirt and leggings….such a cute weekend look. Mules are perfect for fall and can go casual with jeans or dressed up with slacks.  

As far as shoes go, my fall staple is a pair of loafers…so classic.  And BTW….I’m loving a pair of camel driving loafers by Mercanti Florentino from DSW.  It makes me so happy to know snakeskin shoes are trending again this fall. A pair of Steve Madden’s pointed toe snakeskin loafers just might be on my wish list….just saying!  

When blogger, Allie Provost, talked about her “Come to Jean-us” moment, I have to admit it made me laugh.  But don’t you think that’s a great way to describe the moment you find the perfect pair of jeans? Allie’s jean favs are from Madewell and American Eagle.  A fall staple that’s a great substitute for jeans is leggings. Like denim, leggings go with just about everything and can be dressed up or down. A good brand to try is Spanx, and Dillard’s has a great selection.   

 I totally agree with the influencer’s selection of cardigans, because they are this fall’s number one trend and pair perfectly with jeans, leggings, sweats, and pajamas.  To add some extra coziness to your fall staple style, I’m recommending a blanket scarf or poncho. And think about mixing your fall prints by wrapping a plaid blanket scarf over a striped t-shirt.   

And here’s the best part….I bet if you take a look in your closet, you already own most of these fall staples!  Happy fall y’all!  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]

What Would Holley Wear: Welcome to the Weekend Bentonville and Eureka Springs

Welcome to Part 2 of our northwest Arkansas weekend adventure.  Besides relaxing at the beautiful Airbnb cabin, the best part was having our son, Chris, join us!  And let me just say…there’s nothing like having a New Yorker as your Arkansas tour guide!  

If you know me, you know how much I love cool places….and Bentonville, Arkansas did not disappoint.  In fact, I came up with a new motto for Bentonville: “If it ain’t hip…it ain’t happen’n!” Crystal Bridges Museum has put the town on the international map with its amazing American art, architecture, grounds, and Frank Lloyd Wright home.  

The high was in the 40s the day we visited, so I wore layers…jeans, boots, green cargo jacket, and a khaki coat.  Speaking of cargos, Tuckernuck’s breathable and waterproof jacket combines style for both town and country living.  A museum browsing Pinterest look I’m loving features a blazer worn with jeans, and fur-lined Gucci mules, belt, and handbag.  And here’s a little tip…you can order Gucci look-alikes at Amazon Fashion. How hip does that sound?  

Another “happening” places in Bentonville is the 21C Hotel…a boutique hotel with modern art exhibitions integrated into all the areas of the property.  We loved lunching at their restaurant, The Hive. From glowing honeycombs to swarms of bees…it’s the coolest! Jeans topped with a checked blazer and paired with booties is a great look for this ultra-cool beehive!  

Warning:  You might think you are in Brooklyn, New York when you step into Onyx Coffee Lab.  And there’s another one nearby in Rogers, Arkansas…just as hip! So what would Holley suggest you wear to a hipster coffee lab?  I’m loving how a style influencer styled a green military jacket with a black tee and distressed cropped jeans. Eat your heart out Brooklynites!   

 

We also spent a day in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  From the scenic Pig’s Trail drive to browsing at art galleries and souvenir shops…it lived up to the hype! A must see is Thorncrown Chapel designed by E. Fay Jones.  When you are climbing steep hills and lots of steps, comfortable shoes are a must. I wore a pair of brown driving loafers from Target…perfect for climbing and sightseeing.  To complete your fall wardrobe, add a cardigan and take a tote to hold all your trinkets! 

I don’t know about you, but I love weekend destinations that are within driving distance.  But if a 6 hour drive sounds a little overwhelming, just know there are direct flights from DFW to the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport.  Doesn’t get any easier than that!  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]

What Would Holley Wear: Airbnb Mountain Retreat

We just returned from a 4-day weekend in northwest Arkansas, which was also our first Airbnb experience.  Our home away from home was a modern cabin on Beaver Lake located near Rogers, Arkansas.

So first let me say this….even Chip & Joanna Gaines would have been impressed with our mountain cabin.  With its rustic modern charm, it was the perfect setting for soaking up some peace and quiet and a beautiful view.  Our favorite cabin feature was the roll up garage door that opened on to a wrap-around porch. Such a fun way to enjoy indoor and outdoor living to the max.  

So what would Holley suggest you wear on a weekend mountain vacation?  Absolutely anything you want to! Though I do have a few stylish suggestions.  First let’s talk about loungewear. A pair of Donna Karan’s lounge/pajama pants from Dilliard’s are ultra-soft.  I wore mine with a soft gray cardigan from Target. Another option is a plush cardi from Soft Surroundings….the perfect dose of coziness.

Here’s a sample of how we spent time at our cozy cabin:  sleep…hike…drink coffee…eat…read…drink wine (in no particular order)!  Sweat pants are perfect for this scenario….layered with a hoodie or cardigan over a long sleeved t-shirt.  How relaxing does that sound? A QVC Pinterest look I’m smitten with features grey sweats layered with a cozy cardigan.  For house slippers, Birkenstocks shearling lined slippers are perfect for an indoor/outdoor retreat.

 

For a morning hike, I suggest leggings, sneakers, and an army green cargo jacket.  My hiking go-to is a Longchamp backpack I purchased several years ago at the Little Bird consignment in Aspen, Colorado.  Another way to find gently used ones is on Ebay and Poshmark…a staple that never goes out of style! And I’m loving Roolee’s selection of backpacks…be sure to take a look at our Pinterest selection!    

To complete a mountain retreat look, a plaid shirt goes with everything….from jeans and boots to leggings and sweats.  Our Pinterest board features a great selection of plaid shirts, vests, and cardigans from Walmart. BTW…I think everyone needs to add something plaid to their fall wardrobe.  Don’t you agree? 

Be sure to take a look at the Pinterest photos of our Airbnb mountain cabin.  Because I’m pretty sure you will want to book with them right away!!! And stay tuned for the rest of our mountain weekend adventure in Bentonville, Rogers, and Eureka Springs….coming soon to a blog near you! @homewithatwist.com

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]

What Would Holley Wear: Transitioning with Fall Colors

Yay…it’s time to transition into fall!  Though not with sweaters and layering…but with vibrant autumn hues.  So this week, I’m sharing my five favorite fall colors.  

Okay…it’s still warm in Texas, but “orange” you glad the highs are only in the 90s?  We are smitten with how Parker & Hyde’s orange clutch complements a pair army green jeans.  One of my favorite style influencers admits she had a major moment when she coordinated a bright orange top with her favorite Madewell jeans.  And when it turns a little chilly, an orange cardigan paired with white jeans looks very sophisticated. 

So do you know what hotdogs and fall hues have in common?  Mustard….of course! Keep wearing the yellow sundress or skirt you wore all summer, and top off your ensemble with a jean jacket.  Plus, it’s perfectly acceptable to continue carrying a wooden or wicker bag. For early fall, wear a mustard yellow blazer or kimono with jeans for a fun night out on the town.  Once it gets a little cooler, add a yellow cardigan to your jeans and t-shirt ensemble….the ultimate in comfort. 

Brown is back….luxurious…and has your fall style written all over it.  Talk about luxury, Valentino’s brown rockstud city sandals will have you stepping out in style.  And be sure to take a look at the selection of Valentino dupes from Amazon on our Pinterest board.  Louis Vuitton’s giant monogram tote in brown is perfect for fall market shopping, and I’m pretty sure it will even hold a few small pumpkins!  

Olive green has always been one of my favorite colors, and it’s perfect year-round.  So of course I’m loving Talbot’s olive green V-neck sweater and matching loafers paired with white jeans.  For those “wishful” cooler days, a green trench coat or cargo jacket is definitely “fall-bulous” paired with jeans or slacks.    

Burgundy is not only a beautiful fall color, but it even sounds delicious…don’t you agree?  We think Staud’s burgundy bucket bag looks yummy and could easily double as a luxe wine carrier.  If you are looking for a stunning wedding guest dress, a burgundy fall maxi is a show stopper.  FYI:  Since my husband is a wine connoisseur, I asked him for a few burgundy recommendations.  So here’s our first ever WWJD (What Would Johnnie Drink):

…Gevrey-Chambertin ‘La Justice’ 2012 

..Pouilly Fuisse White Burgundy 2011

..Louis Jadot Nuits-Saint-Georges 2016

Wow…who knew there were so many scrumptious fall colors to choose from?  Cheers to a fabulous fall!  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]

What Would Holley Wear: Neutral Chic at the Beach

For a fall beach vacay, we are taking beach style up a few chic notches with neutrals.  Not only does this give your beach look a sophisticated vibe, but it also makes for easy packing.  Plus a bonus….neutrals easily transition into fall! 

So we just returned from Carmel by the Sea, and our home away from home was a 1920’s cottage located between town and the beach.  The walk to town meant climbing a steep hill, so comfy shoes were a must. Sam Edelman’s espadrille loafers in leopard print would be perfect for a climb to town.  Or a pair of tan Gucci espadrilles would definitely bring the chic to your beach vacay. 

This year, we went after Labor Day, and the highs were typically in the 60s.  Doesn’t that sound heavenly? Speaking of Heaven….for a day trip to Big Sur, I  suggest wearing a jacket. A linen blazer layered over a white V-neck tee paired with white jeans is without question Cali-cool.  And of course a striped blazer paired with crops and white sneakers is perfect for whale watching!

So, what does your beach tote say about you?  I’m loving one on our Pinterest board that says….“I have 99 problems, but a beach ain’t one!”  How true is that? From Loeffler Randall’s cruise tote (comes in tan and black striped) to Saks Off 5th large straw tote, a basket bag is all you will need for your beach vacay!  “A-Tisket, A-Tasket”….look who’s got the cutest beach basket!  

“Lights, Camera, Action!”  Have you caught up on Series 2 of Big Little Lies, and did you know parts of it were filmed in Carmel by the Sea?  So what would Holley suggest you wear “on location”? Hmmm…how about an off-the-shoulder top paired with tan paper-bag pants belted with a scarf for a little bicycle jaunt to Mission Inn.  And for lunch at Bernardus Lodge and Spa in the valley, how chic is a Mango striped shirt dress complemented with a Loewe basket bag? Witherspoon, party of 3….your table is ready!  

There’s only one way to describe the view at the Pebble Beach Golf Course….breathtaking!  In June of this year, it was home to the US Open PGA Tour. So I’m thinking white jeans and a light-weight taupe sweater is a great look for the golf course.  A Pinterest favorite features white crops and a white tee topped with a long striped shirt/jacket and a pair of matching espadrilles. Sounds “par for the course”….don’t you agree?

Could there possibly be anything more chic than wearing neutrals on a fall  beach vacation? I don’t think so!  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]