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As the weather warms up, it’s the perfect time to fill some Spring wardrobe holes. NET-A-PORTER makes it easy with a 15% OFF code, NEWSEASONREFRESH, valid 3/18-3/31. Here are all the great brands included in this promotion. Most items in this post qualify.

A trench and leather jacket are ideal transition pieces. Toteme trench, Khaite leather jacket, Frame Denim Jeans, Woolford top, Veja sneakers.

These swimsuits are great because they are classic shapes with unexpected details — they’ll give my minimal suits a run for their money. Stella McCartney swimsuit, Ray-Ban aviators,  Karla Colletto swimsuit, Saint Laurent slide, Loewe tote.

“Teva”-style sandals are “in” and they look chic with jeans — perfect weekend gear. Frame top, Vince sandals, Khaite jeans, Prada sandals, Toteme jacket.

With all the events this time of year, I still love an LBD — you can wear it over and over again just by switching up the shoes. Prada dress, Burberry dress, Tabitha Simmons mule, Prada gold sandal, and these Souliers Martinez woven pumps have stolen my heart.

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KHAITE

Brook leather belt

THE ROW

Egon nappa leather sandals

LOEWE

Obi leather waist belt

THE ROW

Sora cotton-blend poplin maxi dress

VINCE

Eastwood thong wrap sandals

BOTTEGA VENETA

Leather clutch

THE ROW

Paola strapless crepe midi dress

BURBERRY

Chignon monogram silk-satin scarf

GIVENCHY

Cropped textured-leather biker jacket

REJINA PYO

Lily button-detailed cotton and linen-blend and chiffon midi skirt

DRIES VAN NOTEN

Crepe top

BOTTEGA VENETA

The Pouch gathered leather clutch bag

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Beauty

Double Cleansing

In a moment of synchronicity, my friend Liz asked if I practice “double cleansing”, a topic I’ve been meaning to post on. The Westman Atelier foundation is great, but I’ve had a devil of a time getting it off. This is what inspired me to try a two-step skincare routine that starts with Bioderma Sensibio H2O (a light oil cleanser is good, too). Followed with either Omorovicza Cleansing Foam or Embryolisse Lait-Crème Moussant does the trick.

On My Radar

Totême: The Square Toe Mule

The Swedish couple Elin Kling and her husband Karl Lindman, the founders and designers behind the brand Totême, have opened their first store — in Stockholm, naturally, and Vogue has the scoop. They’ve, also, added shoes to the line. Based on Ms. Kling’s minimal and classics-driven style sensibility, I look to Totême for clues as to “what’s next”. Square-toe mules must be next up in the fashion queue and they look fantastic — especially with jeans.

Chic Bits

On My Inspiration Board

I regret taking a pass on the #oldceline parka that stylist Ludivine Poiblanc is wearing top left, so I’m happy that Suzanne Koller designed a good one for the FW19 A.P.C. collection top right. I, also, liked how she styled the Lacoste show bottom right and her own personal style bottom left is perfection.

It Items

The Fab Four

Inspired by the FW19 Celine show I pulled out my Ray-Ban aviators – they feel fresh, again. Despite trenches having taken over the blogosphere, I actually need one and am waiting for this Bottega Veneta version to arrive — it looked amazing paired with the BV white clutch on @pernilleteisbaek at PFW. Love that The Row released this sandal in black (white was ‘hot’ last summer), now I’ll go there.

It Item

Bow-Wow

I’m about to beat my little drum, again, about hair bows — they’re everywhere and look great. Knowing that I’m a fanatic, my friend @kristina_oneill sent this pic of herself wearing a simple ribbon at PFW, and @sammcknight1 ‘s brilliant hair for Karl’s last Chanel show had some beautiful bows. Très chic.

Street Style

Seen in Paris

The midi-length, satin skirt, Céline pendant, and clutch are workhorses in my current wardrobe. I love how the Loewe belt (brown and saddle) gives the oversized sweater a defined waist.

Images of Lauren Santo Domingo and Ramya Giangola © Vogue

Industry News

A.P.C. X Suzanne Koller

Long-time readers know that I’m a superfan of both Jean Touitou’s A.P.C. and stylist Suzanne Koller and the news that they are collaborating makes my heart race. According to Vogue‘s Mark Holgate “A.P.C. Interaction Suzanne Koller, as it’s called, was shown as two looks during the French label’s Paris presentation. It’s Koller’s selection of her favorite pieces from A.P.C., reimagined through her eyes. (And she should know the label inside out; she has styled for A.P.C. for years.)” Get the full scoop here.

On My Radar

The Classic Bits

Silk scarves, ladylike dresses, a crewneck sweater over a button-down, a turtleneck under a blazer, and headbands abound. I’m not a fan of the padded headband or a pussy bow, but all the other classic bits get a thumbs up from yours truly. The trick is to not go overboard and risk looking vintagey. Below some looks from the SS19 collections that keep these classic elements modern.

Thank you @tomsamet for the fab pic of your parents.

Burberry scarf, top and skirt, Prada sweater.

Food

Danish Rye

I don’t eat much bread, but when I do it has to be a hearty Danish rye. Thankfully, the famed bakery Ole & Steen just opened its first U.S. outpost near us on Union Square. Yum.