While planning an early summer jaunt to Italy—a trip where outfits are as important as museums and dinner reservations—I suddenly found myself unsure of what to pack. For a trip that would take me through the fashion capital of Milan and into the luxury enclave of Lake Como , I feared I wasn’t up to snuff on Northern Italian style of dress and felt like my typical holiday wardrobe of black-on-white-on-black-on-black needed more pizzazz.
Good riddance to geek chic. Yes, we could be witnessing the demise of hipster eyewear. You know the kind. They're black, brown or sometimes tortoise shell. They're chunky, oversize and made of acetate. They're part of an L train look that in the last five years has been worn by everyone from Hollywood's A-list to the local CVS pharmacist.
Each winter, we parents undergo a certain level of stress associated with our children's winter birthdays. While May and June bring about playground or swim club invitations, those of us who spawned children between December and March must drum up an indoor celebration that won't run thousands of dollars and still feels fun and fresh.