in the Herald's Stylize today

i love EVA FRANCO's "vegan" leather dress at Holiday right now.  i WILL pair it with a lace clutch or perhaps a lace collar.  the combo has always been a fall favorite of mine...

August 23rd, 2012
Ladylike in Leather by Jessika Goranson
Posted by Jessika Goranson at 7:02 am

Fall is a fantastic time to start dressing up again.  Gone are the lazy, cotton summer sundresses and flip flops and in are more luxe staples like leather.  My favorite way to make leather a little more “lady” is to pair with feminine lace, a bit of gold sparkle and romantic hair and make-up.  I also love keeping a palette of cream and black.  Whether you deck yourself from head to toe, or simply incorporate a hint of leather or lace, the combo is always classic.
Here is my inspiration montage and a few key pieces to keep your fall look sophisticated & pretty- but with a hint of toughness thrown in.  Because that is always in style!
my top 5 pieces
1. Eva Franco Vegan leather dress
2.  Chanel quilted leather bag
3.  Tibi lace top with leather collar
4.  J.Crew lace tights
5.  Jimmy Choo lace peep toe




last green days of summer

it's been busy around here!  busy work & busy play.  ange and my 12 year old niece gigi are leaving this afternoon after a whirlwind 3 days of fun.  (i promised each niece some nyc time before SCHOOL starts again!)  here is a little montage of some last days of a very GREEN summer.   from grass & ivy, central park, snakes & turtles at the zoo to me in Gigi's neon shades.  

(note Ange in that fab Lauren Moffatt top.  looks great next to mark's greeeeen shirt)

next up is 9 year old miss Charlotte Rose.  


2 for today

i am often overwhelmingly inspired by the powerhouse of Chanel.  (and wasn't it Coco's b-day yesterday?)

i've had these two saved forever...




bring on the golden glow of autumn

 some inspiration from around the web...
































and Boston Common is perhaps THE most glorious place for it all. 



sunday in the park

if you've checked Holiday's facebook page lately, you'll see that i'm really messing things up with a million instagram-tweets.  ever since this iPhone came into my life, i've been on a photo taking journey of (well) kind of everything.  i'm sure this new "hobby" will settle down to a less obsessive pitch, but in the meantime- a few more nyc weekend moments...

Ange and my niece GIGI arrived yesterday for some BIG city fun!!!  and you just know i've already started documenting.  

the only one that isn't getting annoyed with me is this girl...

stay tuned!