Spring Cameo

Spring may be slow coming, but I've got my own secret weapon: The Dahlia peplum top from Aussie label Cameo that is the perfect ladylike statement piece for transitional dressing. The super-structured shape even adds extra interest when layered under jackets and blazers, for a referential silhouette that harkens to Victorian-era riding suits. In other words, if Lady Mary were going to NYFW, I'm pretty sure she would need to make a quick stop at Anthropologie for this striking top, one of the best state-side outposts to pick up pieces from Cameo.
 
The architecture of the top definitely speaks for itself, so I kept the rest of the outfit simple and minimal - a really easy black jersey tube skirt and brown sandals stood up to the style but didn't detract from the beautiful shape and motif of the Cameo piece, or make the outfit busier than it already is. And the finishing touch - a streak of tangerine lipstick from Clarins - made the top's florals pop.

Black Jersey Skirt, similar here
Sandals, similar here
 
Cheers,
Renata

DKNY : The Blue Dress

 
 Blue silk shirtdress, DKNY. Perforated blue tote bag, Neiman Marcus. Boots, Kenneth Cole. Anthropologie Sunglasses.
 
HAIR: Pyara Aveda Salon in Cambridge. FACIAL: skoah in Chestnut Hill

 
I'm the kind of girl who believes that a dress and tights is more comfortable than jeans and a t-shirt, and this DKNY shirtdress is a case in point for dressing up. It's as easy to thrown on as a sleepshirt, but a heck of a lot sexier - thanks to a sheer yoke at the top that creates a color-blocking, double-taking off-the-shoulder effect. For days at the studio when it's me and a laptop I wear it unbelted, but to hit the town for some daytime shopping and a visit to Shake Shack, I threw on a waist-cinching belt to give it a more polished - if not still effortless - look that I call "East Coast-Urban Brigitte Bardot."
 
 
Cheers,
Renata

Jewelry Box: New In

Shield Ring ($342) in oxidized sterling silver from Sophie Hughes. "No Place like Chrome" nail polish by Essie.

Just got this ferocious new silver stunner from my friend - and fave Boston-based designer, Sophie Hughes. I love how smooth the interior of the ring is - imagine the inside of a conch shell - and how it warms up and almost seems to mold to your finger as you wear it. The ombre fade patina finish is to jewelry what ombre fade is to hair - an effortless and impossibly cool way to incorporate dimension and just the right amount of edge. This is no delicate, subtle adornment, but it's molded so perfectly that I'm typing with it on right now - no wonder SHJ calls her jewelry 24 hour pieces!

Imagery from Sophie Hughes' Armour lookbook and an image from Emerson's SS 13 lookbook.

Cheers,
Renata




Skoah FitSkin Facial

Floral Slip, Forty Winks
Headband, BCBG
 
 
I workout my body a few times a week (give or take) so it was about time I gave my skin's fitness some serious thought! I hit up the newest Skoah outpost in Chestnut Hill for my first FitSkin Facial, where my skin was treated to a super tingly - and super-cleansing! - glycolic acid mask, exfoliation, and extreme moisturization that all but sent winter packing.
 
 
Part of my new skoah retinue - the Face Tonik, $25; Eye Candy, $52; Dewlux,$70; Facewash, $24, and of course some SPF, year round kiddos! Don't come crying to me about hyperpigmentation later because unlike some, I don't hate to say I told you so..
 
The icing on the cake? I got to spend my hour-long pampering fitness session pondering life and enjoying skoah's richly scented products in the spa's signature heated beds.
 
 
Head to skoah now to book a Fitskin facial, or if your newly toned skin has given you a new lease on life, spoil your man with a man-cial ($85) for Spring!

Cheers,
Renata
 

Up All Night at the W Hotel Staycation Sleepover

Look One, "Poker Face": KRISTEN Eberyjay heather pant and slouchy teeForty Winks, fur coat + stole (on bag), Kristen's own. Sunglasses, $275 and Bionic Leather and Suede Track Tote, $1990 by Reed Krakoff at Saks Fifth Avenue Boston. KARA Metallic Python Track Tote in Silver $3990Reed Krakoff via Saks Fifth Avenue. Crimson silk robe, Intimacy. RENATA  Bold Botanical Short Night Robe by Beautiful Bottoms at Forty Winks, Silk Sleepshirt, $157 at Intimacy. Fur Vest, H&M, Sunglasses, $275 and shearling tote $1490Reed Krakoff via Saks Fifth Avenue.



Part Two: Sunrise Shenanigans!
Starring: 

Renata Certo-Ware of ScorpionDisco.com
Kristen Uekermann of TheBostonFashionista.com
Kara Weymouth of TheBostonista.com

Photography by Patrick Sporlder
Makeup by Kryolan
Location: W Hotel Boston

Each armed with a Reed Krakoff tote as an overnight bag, The Bostonista, The Boston Fashionista, and I started our sleepover party with stories, smiles and gummy bears. But as the night turned into dawn, we broke out the poker chips and champagne for a high-stakes game of fashion poker overlooking Boston in the W Hotel's corner suite.

Our aestheticians will kill us for the havoc to our skin from a night of sleeplessness, but when you're decked out in the slinkiest sleepwear this side of the Charles - and a life-sized shopping bag to play around with - going to bed is the last thing on your mind!

Look Two, "It's in the bag!": Bold Botanical Short Night Robe by Beautiful Bottoms at Forty WinksSilk Sleepshirt, Intimacy. Fur Vest, H&M, Sunglasses, $275, gold bracelet, and shearling tote $1490Reed Krakoff via Saks Fifth Avenue.

I'm Wearing: Bold Botanical Short Night Robe by Beautiful Bottoms at Forty WinksSilk Sleepshirt, $157 at Intimacy

Bold Botanical Short Night Robe by Beautiful Bottoms at Forty WinksSilk Sleepshirt, $157 at Intimacy. Fur Vest, H&M, Sunglasses and shearling toteReed Krakoff via Saks Fifth Avenue. Necklace, Lauren Passenti at Ore.

Look Three, Kristen in"Bed-time Reading": Kristen  Eberyjay heather pant and slouchy teeForty Winks. Feather boa, Kara's own, Blue beanie, Renata's own (Sandro at Bloomingdales).  Sunglasses, $275, Bionic Leather and Suede Track Tote, $1990, and Metallic Python Track Tote in Silver $3990, Reed Krakoff via Saks Fifth Avenue, Fur Stole, Kristen's own


Cheers,
Renata

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