November 4th, 2014

Updated Uniform

Saint Laurent Oh, how I love a uniform, makes that mad dash in the morning so much easier. But even I get tired of a tight rotation and I’m looking to update a few items, especially now that it’s cooler.

J. Crew sweater, Victoria Beckham shirt, J. Brand jeans, Loewe bag, Gucci pendant, Saint Laurent boots.


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Leather jacket


Cropped corduroy pants


Able boot




Embroidered bag


Shearling-lined boots




Mini tote


Sweater dress





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  • Preston, would you let the shirt tail fall below the sweater?

    Catherine in CaliforniaNovember 4th, 2014  3:31 PM

  • What a good looking boot! Perfect heel height. Goes with most everything. Best of all, the tootsies do not get tired. These Saint Laurent boots are definitely on my list.

    Birute RanesNovember 4th, 2014  4:35 PM

  • Yes, the shirt is to be untucked.

    PrestonNovember 4th, 2014  5:10 PM

  • Great uniform, love the bag and booties. Intrigued by the Gucci pendant. Wouldn’t have given it a second look if you hadn’t posted it.

    KathyNovember 4th, 2014  7:15 PM

  • Love!!! Got the grey Jcrew ribbed one you raved about 🙂

    KarenNovember 4th, 2014  7:37 PM

  • I love all your posts but the “uniform” posts make me all warm and fuzzy…love them!!

    Amy RichardsonNovember 4th, 2014  11:14 PM

  • This is a perfect uniform, very French Vogue ! The boots are beautiful, with the perfect height, and the gold necklace puts the whole outfit together !

    CarolineNovember 5th, 2014  9:08 AM

  • I also love your uniform posts. It’s so refreshing to see items that are wearable in everyday life. I’d been eyeing those boots for a while and this post helped nudge me to pull the trigger!

    AbbyNovember 5th, 2014  10:22 AM

  • Love this post! Also love the sweater, which – thanks to you – I have now purchased in 3 colors.

    ellaNovember 5th, 2014  10:34 AM

  • Love all pieces here. However, I’d pass on the shirt because except for a few sweaters, I find the excess fabric gets in the way of comfort and wearability. Good luck wearing under a jacket. I just prefer ease and comfort and there are plenty of stylish shirts that give that.

    MargoNovember 5th, 2014  11:47 AM

  • Ink blue and black are so great together! I love the knit of the sweater–looks like a boucle? The heel on the ankle boot is ideal–all wonderful choices!

    PaulaNovember 5th, 2014  11:56 AM

  • I love your uniform posts! I need fresh ideas for everyday wear more than red carpet looks. I just bought the YSL boots and they are gorgeous. Perfect height for walking all day.

    SheriNovember 5th, 2014  7:52 PM

  • Just bought the sweater!! Love the navy.

    RheaNovember 6th, 2014  12:23 PM

  • I’d have this as my uniform any day of the week. Might have to drop into J.Crew to look at autumn sweaters. And those boots!

    That's Not My AgeNovember 6th, 2014  2:55 PM

  • Preston,
    I’d love to see your picks for a warm and (moderately?) flattering winter coat to throw over this fabulous “uniform” when the snow/wind/rain starts coming…
    many thanks for sharing your fantastic taste!

    DaphneNovember 6th, 2014  3:05 PM

  • Did you find the fit of this sweater to be off in the shoulder/upper arms? I tried the XXS and while I’m aware it’s a boxy fit, mine had two triangle shapes jutting out at odd points — almost like it had been hung on a giant hanger. 🙁

    KelliNovember 6th, 2014  3:36 PM

  • Yes, I just tried on the sweater last night too… perhaps Theory or Ralph Lauren have a similar that wouldn’t make me look like I had a cardboard box on underneath? Normally J.Crew offers a great sweaters that are well shaped, and certainly many others in this fall’s line are! I love the wool on this one, the color and the nubbiness, but one try on, and it’s a giant No! 🙁

    JaciNovember 8th, 2014  10:43 AM


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