Beauty

Beach Cream

When I spied Aerin’s Beach Cream on Net-A-Porter this morning, I was surprised to see that it’s for both hair and skin—gotta love a double-duty product.  I bet it smells good, too.

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BALENCIAGA

Bazar shopper

VANESSA BRUNO ATHÉ

Knitted sweater

MISSONI

Striped scarf

GUCCI

Metallic pumps

CHLOÉ

Suede boots

BALENCIAGA

Leather tote

ACNE STUDIOS

Slingback mules

PRADA

Argyle sweater

BALENCIAGA

Leather tote

PRADA

Leather and Velvet Messenger Bag

PRADA

Ankle boots

PRADA

Shoulder Bag

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British Vogue

‘Figure Study’

After seeing this picture in September British Vogue, I put a pair of knee-high boots on my fall list.  Booties have been the major story the past few years; to-the-knee looks fresh, again.

I have my eye on these

Photography by Glen Luchford    Styling by Jane How

It Items

Velvet Underground

I first noticed the velvet accessories trend when I posted on a divine pair of Jimmy Choo pumps. Prada, too, is firmly in the game with a number of bags and shoes in the luxe fabric.

Here and here.

On My Mind

Feeling Fall

Yesterday, we went to the county fair to see prize-winning sheep, chickens, and piglets nursing. Draft horses competed in the pulling contest and we ate organic rice bowls from a food truck (it is the Vineyard, after all). Later, we popped into Fiddlehead Farm for a pie (and an Insta pic of the market baskets hanging from the rafters), then we threw swordfish on the grill, and went to the beach for fireworks.

Blessedly, it was cooler last night, which made me realize that summer is in it’s final throes. I’m okay with this and actually excited for fall sweaters and getting my furs out of storage.  The Northeast, with it’s change of seasons, reminds me that we are constantly moving forward—it’s all good.

Image of Andreea Diaconu by Ezra Petronio © September Vogue Spain

It item

Mixed Media

I like the colors and mix of velvet and leather on this Clare V clutch—it’s unusual and would go with everything.

Architectural Digest

Vanessa Traina’s Essentials

As I’m packing, yet again, I was reminded of this story on Vanessa Traina’s essentials from the September issue of Architectural Digest, which is now helmed by my old friend Amy Astley. I may not be grabbing a red lipstick for the beach, but I did tuck my favorite pillow, cased in D. Porthault, into my bag.

W

‘Strap In’

Who knows, stirrup pants may grow on me—they’re certainly a great ski pant. I could see myself running around in a black pair with flats in lieu of yoga pants, maybe…

Image © September W

Shopping

#zaraslingbacks

Paired with jeans and a sweater, these Zara slingbacks will take my fall run-around uniform up a notch without breaking the bank.


Top image @keepitchic, bottom image @elisabetheibye from the #sakspotts show, Copenhagen Fashion Week

Street Style

Mix & Match

At times, I tend to get a bit too matchy-matchy. This Copenhagen Fashion Week attendee’s look inspires me to mix it up—the gingham is kind of a neutral.

Image © Louise Damgaard for WWD

To Give

Hostess Gifts

Whether attending a cocktail or a weekend house party, I never arrive empty handed. At this point in the summer we are all offloading vegetables from our gardens, which gave me the idea to add a cookbook and spiralizer to my hostess gift repertoire. Freshly baked pies are always appreciated, and playing cards and cocktail napkins never go out of style.

Pies, Playing cards, Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook, Spiralizer, D. Porthault and Tory Burch cocktail napkins.

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