Sacai Makes Getting Dressed Easy

I bought a Sacai dress in 2011 and it is still one of the more interesting items in my closet. Because of that, I wear it all the time and it never feels dated. Now I’m eyeing a top—I’ve no doubt that we will see one or all of the above on showgoers next month. What makes them so great is that they look like layered separates, yet are a hybrid of a sweater and shirt pieced together—talk about grab and go.

White, navy sweater and denim, navy sweater and striped cotton-poplin.


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Gold vermeil hoop earrings


Elin ruched midi skirt


Gold vermeil hoop earrings


Susanitan woven jumpsuit


Cowbell gold vermeil hoop earrings


Tiered faille skirt


Trunk medium leather shoulder bag


Tasseled wool-blend jacquard hoodie


Cotton-poplin midi skirt


Square sunglasses


Antique twisted hoops


Printed silk dress

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Tomato Overload

Everything seems to have ripened at the same time in our garden, especially the tomatoes. We are eating them in myriad of ways, but there are still plenty to share. One of my favorite hostess gifts is just-off-the-vine tomatoes or something made with our own vegetables. Cherry tomatoes are always a hit—put them in a nice container that the hostess can keep. Ceramic berry baskets or a cabbage (or lettuce) leaf  bowl are my go-tos.

Image of heirloom tomatoes from Wild Boar Farms © Veranda

Vogue Nederland

A Shirt Dress For Fall

My friend Alyson, editor of That’s Not My Age, rocked the shirt dress this summer. It looked so good that I’ve put one on my list for fall. This Hermès beauty, from September Vogue Nederland, is on my inspiration board. Let the search begin.

Photography by Quentin de Briey   Styling by Marije Goekoop

On My Mind

The Belt Bag Worn Crossbody?

I’m going to pause the ladylike earrings conversation for just a moment and shift to belt bags worn crossbody (as seen in yesterday’s post). I loved the belt bag (or bum bag as we fondly referred to it in the ’90s) the first time around and embraced it again when it resurfaced a few seasons ago—it’s just so practical. Wearing it crossbody modernizes the oft derided bag and my eye has adjusted to the look.

Image © Vogue Nederland

On My Radar

Large Ladylike Earrings

I’ve been going on about oversized ladylike earrings for some time now—the more classic, the better. I tried the J.W. Anderson knots, which are chic, but they didn’t sit right on my ear—I’m considering closing my holes and then re-piercing to be more centered.

Necklace here.

Janka Polliani photographed at CFW SS19 for Vogue by Acielle/STYLE DU MONDE

Perseid Meteor Shower

Wishing On A Star

This weekend is the yearly Perseid meteor shower and this stargazing fanatic is getting ready. From tonight through Monday morning, the Perseid meteor shower will send between 60 and 70 meteors shooting across the sky every hour. The meteor shower’s peak is expected to occur Sunday night, Aug. 12 into early Monday morning. Due to the crescent moon, the sky will be darker and thus the meteor shower is predicted to be even more spectacular than usual. Remember, it takes 30 minutes for your eyes to fully adjust to the darkness and it’s best to lie on your back. If it stops raining, it should be quite a show!

Stella McCartney sweater, LL Bean slippers, cashmere throw, Coleman cot, thermos.

It Item

The Weekender

The good-looking Italian-made luggage line Paravel has been on my radar since it’s launch last fall and this colorway is super chic. Paravel has a great packing system, the canvas is waterproof, and the price is nice—what could be better than that?

Available here and here.

Vogue Germany

Charlotte Casiraghi: Up Close and Personal

A few years ago, I met Charlotte Casiraghi at a Cartier event and she was just as beautiful, if not even more so, in person. She was, also, incredibly nice, which is beautiful, too. The hair and makeup, in these pictures by Daniel Jackson for September Vogue Germany, is stunning in it’s simplicity.

Styling by Christiane Arp and Nicola Knels


On The Hunt For

Henley Help

I am on the hunt for ribbed-knit henleys and I’m not having much luck. If you see one, please let me know.

On The Hunt For

Loafer Love

I’ve been hunting for a new loafer that is understated—no bow, no bit… This one by Bottega Veneta popped up in my inbox—kismet.

Full story on Net-A-Porter.