Author Archives: Janet Kelly


Sneakers Nation

Where have all the stilettos gone? It may seem like a nanosecond, but sneakers--the antithesis of high-heels--have been basking in the fashion limelight for several years now. Credit the “athleisure” trend, and a taste for more comfortable clothing, but the ascendance of fashion sneakers also owes a debt to Phoebe… Read More
  • Janet Kelly |
  • October 7, 2018

Stepping Into Fall: 25 On-Trend Shoes

SHOE LOVERS, rejoice. Choices abound for updating your footwear wardrobe with designers who delivered shots of color, a variety of styles and glittery embellishments. Furthermore, from chunky, block heels to dainty kitten heels, fall 2018 is shaping up to be a walk-friendly season. We talked to a Neiman Marcus spokesperson for… Read More
  • Janet Kelly |
  • August 21, 2018

Handbag Designer Kate Spade 1962-2018

Remember when having a Kate Spade handbag conveyed a certain amount of cool on its owner? I recall owning one of those black, sleek, square-shaped nylon bags with a colorful gingham lining in the mid-‘90s. It wasn’t inexpensive but compared to the likes of an “it” Fendi or Chanel, it… Read More
  • Janet Kelly |
  • June 5, 2018

Caftans are Boho-Inspired Summer Chic

My current fashion dilemma: Besides sunscreen, what to wear for summer holidays and/or weekends at the beach, by the pool? Long, lazy days call for breezy comfort and style, a garment that you can wear to the water—in my case, to hide the way I now look in a bathing… Read More
  • Janet Kelly |
  • May 27, 2018

ISO: A Great White T-Shirt

Every year about this time I go through the same ritual—hunt through my wardrobe for last summer’s T-shirts, only to find most of them looking a bit “triste," as the French say. A good-looking T-shirt or three is an essential buy for me—the underpinning of my go-to daily summer uniform:… Read More
  • Janet Kelly |
  • May 21, 2018
women's sleepwear

Glam Up Your Bedtime Attire

As a child I remember how excited I was to open elaborately packaged, tissue-filled boxes enclosing filmy layers of lacy silk nightgowns and satin robes. These luscious things were gifts from my father to my mother, who let me share in the pleasure of unwrapping and admiring the impossibly beautiful… Read More
  • Janet Kelly |
  • May 12, 2018
travel carry-on bags

The Wisdom of Travel Carry-On Bags

Experienced travelers swear by carry-on luggage. In the past I haven’t joined their ranks, mostly because I’m the sort of person who thinks if I may need something, I pack it. But for an upcoming trip that will require a series of getting into and out of planes, trains and… Read More
  • Janet Kelly |
  • May 4, 2018

What’s in Laura Dern’s Closet?

IT'S HARD to imagine an actor, let alone a female actor who recently turned 51, who has had such a good run in the past year: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” on the big screen and HBO's “Big Little Lies,” for which she won a Golden Globe for her performance as Renata… Read More
  • Janet Kelly |
  • April 25, 2018
pastel fashions

Spring Runways Feature Pastel Fashions

After a winter that has gone on well into April, what could be more cheerful than the sight of ice blue sweaters, blush pink blouses, pale yellow jackets and lavender capris? Apparently that’s exactly what fashion designers had in mind for spring 2018 when they filled their runways with a… Read More
  • Janet Kelly |
  • April 17, 2018

About Janet Kelly

Janet Kelly

For the past four years, Janet Kelly has been the editor of MyLittleBird.com, a lifestyle site for grown-up girls. Previously, she was a staff writer in The Washington Post's Style section for 15 years.