May 3rd, 2015
It item

The Lace-Up Espadrille

Aquazurra

Two spring trends in one shoe—a laced espadrille from Aquazzura.

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May 2nd, 2015
In W

Gio’s Austrian Inspiration

W magazine

And speaking of a global wardrobe, one of my favorite pages in W is Gio’s Journal, edited by stylist Giovanna Battaglia—I love her globetrotting finds. In the April issue, Giovanna is inspired by the knitwear in the Chanel pre-fall collection that was shown in Salzburg, Austria. Me, too.

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May 2nd, 2015
In The Wall Street Journal

The Global Wardrobe

WSJ

This story, “How to Travel the World Through Your Closet”  in The Wall Street Journal, is like a finger firmly on the current fashion pulse. Designers are not the only global nomads today, “(a) wave of wanderlust has hit the fashion landscape recently. It’s swept over other indie treasure hunters…”.  Debonnaire von Bismarck’s eponymous London-based shop, which stocks “Moroccan-style slippers from Lebanon, woven clutches from Thailand, jewelry designed with the Gem Palace in Jaipur and silk caftans created with an artist she discovered in Ibiza”, epitomizes this souk-inspired trend. I love items that have a found-on-my-travels feel, they can be an important facet of personal style.

May 1st, 2015
Pre-Fall

Céline

Celine pre-fall

The Céline pre-fall images are up on VogueAt first glance, these are my three favorite looks.

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April 30th, 2015
Inspired By

Julia Leach’s Style

Julia Leach

I would never have seen this One Kings Lane feature on Julia Leach, founder of Chance clothing and accessories, if I were not a fan of Habitually Chic (Thanks, Heather). Julia’s OKL picks are certainly great but, it’s the fisherman knit sweater and silver cuff she’s wearing in this shot that absolutely send me. I ‘borrowed’ a similar sweater from my mother a few years ago that will be perfect with the white Balenciaga shift. Now, for the cuff…

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April 29th, 2015
Streetstyle

Long & Layered

A number of readers commented that Jessica de Ruiter’s dress looks like a long tee. I was thinking about that when I spied this pic (Sarah Harris of British Vogue?). I’m inspired by the long, striped shirt under the suede coat—a very cool look.

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April 29th, 2015
On My Mind

Naptime

Vogue Italia

Confession, I’m a napper. I started napping when I was traveling to Europe every six weeks for work and short naps were my solution to conquering jet lag. And, when my children were infants, naps made working possible. I’ve always been an insane morning person and get up before 5 am most days. A 20 minute snooze in the afternoon helps me extend my day.

When my older daughter was in boarding school, a doctor told the students that naps are beneficial and 26 minutes is the optimum amount of time to refresh but, not too much to disrupt nighttime sleep. I read somewhere that you should have a cup of coffee before you nap because it takes 30 minutes to kick in. Even 15 minutes (often in a comfy chair in my office) is restorative.

Image © Vogue Italia

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April 29th, 2015
It Item

Shifting Into Spring

Balenciaga

I’ve been on the hunt for a white dress and bought this Balenciaga shift yesterday. The shape suits me and I’ll throw on a cardigan when its cool. I will wear this dress for many, many years—it’s a forever piece.

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April 28th, 2015
In W

‘Slackers’

W

Call me crazy, but one of the most ridiculed items of clothing, slacks, may be making a comeback—and they look good. Perhaps, it’s the word that we detest, they are really just trousers…

From the May issue of W.

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April 28th, 2015
Inspired By

Jessica De Ruiter

Jessica de Ruiter

When I saw this pic of L.A.-based stylist Jessica de Ruiter on Instagram, I was reminded that I have a white dress on my summer wish list. Jessica’s laid-back style is always spot-on.

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April 27th, 2015
Books

‘Always Pack A Party Dress’

Amanda Brooks

Amanda Brooks’ first book, “I Love Your Style”, is a fun read and I follow Amanda on Instagram. So, I’m excited to for her upcoming book, “Always Pack a Party Dress”, due out early June. I’ve preordered the hardback (not on my Kindle) because I’m sure it’s packed with great pictures.

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April 27th, 2015
It item

Clog Lovin’, Cont.

Yep, I’m still in love with clogs and have my eye on this pair by No. 6 Store. The great news is that they are now sold on Net-a-Porter so you get the optimum shipping options—a win-win.

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April 27th, 2015
On The hunt For

Tunic Time

I’m on the hunt for a black tunic. Both The Row and Céline showed one but, I’m extending my search. TBC.

Image from Pinterest

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April 25th, 2015
It Item

Blue Beauties

Larkspur & Hawk
It’s been a while since I’ve posted on one of my favorite jewelry designers, and an early KiC profile, Emily Satloff of Larkspur & Hawk. In a attempt to bring more color into my life, I asked Emily if she had a pair of earrings in bright blue—she had a few.  I bought these small Olivia earrings in Calvi and they are breathtakingly beautiful, the perfect pop of color. Now, I have my eye on a green pair…

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April 25th, 2015
In The WSJ. Magazine

Sweater Weather

WSJ. Magazine

Sadly, as we drove upstate yesterday, it was snowing in the Catskills. Blinding at times. As much as I’m trying to will warmer temps, it’s still firmly sweater weather.  These sweaters, in a story from the upcoming WSJ. Magazine, are perfect now, and for next fall, too.

 Photography by Matteo Montanari  Styling by Zara Zachrisson

WSJ. Magazine

WSJ. Magazine

WSJ. Magazine

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