I am kind of surprised that my first LIFESTYLE subject wasn’t Aerin Lauder. The granddaughter of ESTÉE LAUDER, she is one of my favorite style icons. Her homes and wardrobe seem to strike that lovely balance of timeless pieces and modern lines. A sensible approach that often encourages building collections instead of re-decorating or re-defining yourself with each passing trend. What I find most inspiring about her is that she seems to know and trust herself so much. Often makeup free and hair pulled back in a simple ponytail, she looks so comfortable in her own skin. It is hard not to find that sort of confidence attractive, especially given her life in the spot light. Given the weather, I would like nothing more than to look like her right now. You can see the full slideshow here
AERIN LAUDER STYLE STUDY
Printed Silk Shirt ($297) / White Cropped Jeans ($175) / Translucent Stone Earrings ($45) / Michael Kors Textured Leather Tote ($1,195) / Sunglass case ($12.50) / Madewell HepCat Shades ($55) / Leather Post Sandals ($36)
PS. I wanted to apologize for all the radio silence. I have been here – there – and everywhere for the past 5 days. On Thursday, my mother and I made a road trip up to Hickory, North Carolina for a furniture show (I got some cute pieces! Will share when they get delivered) only to turn around on Friday at 6:30 am so I could make it home for the Troubadour luncheon I talked about! Though I had to put my makeup on in the car and literally fling on a dress, I am so glad I got to be there. It was 16 of Charleston’s most creative women (all entrepreneurs – how cool) and as the youngest, I felt so honored to be sitting at the table (hope I can share the pictures with y’all). Then on Friday night we went to a cocktail party, Saturday night we attended a black tie event which turned into late night Champagne at Peninsula Grill and Sunday we drove to an oyster roast. Needless to say, I did not wake up Monday morning with my ducks in a row! But I am back now with a (short) weeks worth of fun stuff! Thanks for sticking with me!