For Tootsies' first outdoor patio party on a picture-perfect day last month, Kristy Bradshaw stood out in a striking pair of graffiti print black and white slacks with a pop of color in yellow handbag and shoes.
"The choice of the ensemble was twofold," she explained by email. "No. 1, I love fun bags but don’t get to use them as often given I’m toting my work bag during the week and a diaper bag on the weekends, so my outfits usually start around the bag. And No. 2, I love these pants and only wore them once, so I wanted to get one last wear in before the temperatures got too hot."
She purchased the Ella Moss blouse more than eight year ago online — "I'm a hoarder when it comes to clothes," she exclaims — and the Manolo Blahnik sandals came from a Neiman Marcus First Call sale in 2013. The Elie Saab bracelet was won at the brand's perfume launch at the Hotel ZaZa a while back, she recalls.
Bradshaw describes her style as "classic with an edge."
"I’m an investor by profession, so that extends to my personal purchases as well. I buy pieces for the long haul —and not for trends — and pick my spots, pairing high and low items," she says.
— CLIFFORD PUGH