Food

Delicious Delicata

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We’ve been eating more squash than usual—I love that you can buy it and forget about it until you are ready to cook it. Delicata, not on my radar until this fall, is my current squash of choice—simply roasted, like this recipe from Martha Stewart, is the way to go. Don’t forget that you can eat the seeds.

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FRED LEIGHTON

1800s gold and sterling diamond ring

MIU MIU

Embellished crepe coat

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Alexia tie-back crocheted Pima cotton tank

MARC JACOBS

Duchesse-satin skirt

EUGENIA KIM

Mischka leather beret

MARC JACOBS

Balmacaan textured coated-cotton coat

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Tia crocheted Pima cotton mini dress

MARNI

Gold-tone, poplin and crystal brooch

PRADA

Feather-trimmed silk-crepon top

SAINT LAURENT

Charlotte medium leather bag

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Kim square sunglasses

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Mohair-blend sweater

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Net-A-Porter Sale

Grab & Go

When the Net-A-Porter sale launched last month, I scored a few big ticket items that I’d been eyeing. But, now the markdowns are even steeper, up to 70% on many items, and I’m looking for fun vacation pieces like these straw totes and sandals. Again, the sale items are coinciding nicely with my needs.

Totes: Kayu, Nannacay, Antik Batik and Sophie Anderson. Sandals: Mabu By Maria BK, Loeffler Randall, Chloé, and Prada.

Thank you Net-A-Porter for asking for my sale picks!

Travel

‘Try On A New Life’

A creature of habit when it comes to travel, I love the premise of this series, Try On A New Life, in The Agenda from Tablet Hotels. Today, hotels are so much more than just a place to sleep—it’s time for me to get outside of my comfort zone and explore.

On My Radar

Victoria Beckham’s Crystal Pendants

A lot of jewelry looks the same to me these days, so I was pleasantly surprised when I spied these cool crystal pendants in the Victoria Beckham PF18 collection images.

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Beauty

Facial Oils

Earlier this year I posted on wanting to try a facial oil and my friend Liz emailed me that she loves these two—both look good. My skin has been so dry, I’ll try anything at this point.

Burt’s Bees, Sonia Kashuk. Please read the comments, which are packed with recommendations.

WSJ. Magazine

‘Natural Splendor’

This incredible image is from WSJ. Magazine’s Eternal Style issue that’s on newsstands today. The Tiffany & Co. bracelet and Céline dress are simply sublime.

Photography by Tanya and Zhenya Posternak   Styling by David Thielebeule

Books

The Authentics

What does it mean to be a tastemaker today? Photographer Melanie Acevedo and Schumacher creative director Dara Caponigro attempt to answer this question in their stunning book, The Authentics. The duo “dive into the private worlds and gorgeous homes of 30 international trailblazers in art, design, and fashion” and the resulting photographs and interviews are wonderful.

There are so many extraordinary and diverse talents profiled but, my favorite is on designer Anne-Marie Midy at home in Brussels with her children.

It Item

Saint Laurent’s Roman Sandal

Just when I was wondering if the new Saint Laurent would offer evergreen pieces, up popped these sandals ( I’m a brown sandal fanatic) . I couldn’t add them to my cart fast enough—perfection.

Black here and here. Side note: I bought and kept the black—will wear them more often and I already have quite a few pairs of brown sandals.

Vogue Paris

‘Free Style’

The seasons and sales have started to dovetail nicely. The temps have dropped in NYC and a Prada coat I’ve had my eye on just went on sale this morning—I’d call that synchronicity.

Images © December Vogue Paris 

Photography by Sean + Seng      Styling by Tony Irvine

It Item

The Right Height

A few months ago I posted that I’d tweaked a pair of Manolo Blahnik black stretch-suede boots, shortening them to about this height (mine are a tad taller)—and, let me tell you, it was a great decision. I wear them all the time with skirts and pants (no gap between the bottom of the pant leg and top of the boot) and I get lots of compliments. No one noticed them when they were the stuffy to-the-knee height.

Grey, cream, black and red and here.