Sisterhood of the Palazzo Pants

{Lafayette 148 New York Ludlow pants (c/o Lafayette 148 New York). Touch Boutique nude bodysuit. Lennie for Nina Leonard leopard jacket. Aldo shoes. Vintage bracelet. Jami peach Etta necklace (c/0 Jami).}

My obsession with black: A colorful story

Back when I lived in New York, a friend and I were busy getting ready for a party at the magazine we worked for. We curled our hair, slapped on makeup and climbed into our outfits for the night. She donned a purple frock. I wore a gold and pink dress. Two minutes after admiring our finished products in the mirror, we raced to the closet and climbed  into little black dresses. How New York of us. Black—it’s always been my comfort zone shade. I admit, after moving to Miami, I learned to accept color into my wardrobe, but black will always be my staple.

My other old faithful, and something every girl worth her salt should have in her closet (read an investment piece you’ll wear even well into your 50s and so on): A great pair of black pants. I have two: black cigarette pants and black high-waisted palazzo pants. I scored the latter from Lafayete 148 New York at Saks at Bal Harbour Shops. They also come in white, but hey, you can wear these long after Labor Day comes and go without getting the stink eye from fashionistas who still abide by that silly rule. Dare I mention I now have my eye on Lafayette 148’s leather patch skinny pants.  Long live black pants. The more the merrier.