August 13th, 2015
In Porter

Country Living

I’m driving to Vermont this morning to see my older daughter. As much as I’ve missed her, I know how much she loves camp; it’s the antithesis to her childhood in NYC and her current life in Los Angeles. On the drive up I often wonder if a country lifestyle would suit me. These pictures of Daria in the current issue of Porter make me laugh—I don’t think I’d chop wood in Dries Van Noten or paint the barn while wearing Stella McCartney, but I’m sure I’d get looks if I did errands in my Céline wedges.

‘True Grit’ photographed by Mikael Jansson


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Camilla one-shoulder textured-organic cotton maxi dress


Nude leatter sandals


Knotted sleeve-waist wool sweater


Paradise high-rise jeans


Nude leather sandals


Pearl ribbed-knit wool sweater


Cropped leather trousers


Ryder leather shoulder bag


Square sunglasses


Ran draped silk-satin mini dress


Lace-trimmed shirred floral-print silk-crepe midi dress


Raquel cropped denim jeans

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  • I think you would do well up here in the woods, especially with those wedges. However, you may have a problem with a spiked heel since they sink into the grass when you are walking about the property but when thinking about it; it could be a very fashionable way to aerate the lawn…

    Leah McCloskeyAugust 13th, 2015  9:21 AM

  • I have found my solution to an everyday uniform when painting, gardening, and taking care of my granddaughter – the Stella McCartney dress! In a way, this photo shoot just makes me think of how we need more utilitarian, everyday, but fashionable items to choose from.

    KathyAugust 13th, 2015  9:33 AM

  • It’s funny, that piece from Porter is on my blog today, too! The pictures are a bit humorous – so serious but so hard to take seriously!

    SophiaAugust 13th, 2015  9:39 AM

  • Nice photos 🙂
    Maria V.

    M&MFASHIONBITESAugust 13th, 2015  1:20 PM

  • We purchased a house in Woodstock, VT this past year which we originally intended to use as a vacation home. We just decided to stay for the year and I’ve been having a hard time trying to plan my fall and winter wardrobes. My husband commutes monthly back to our house in San Diego and has been a very good sport about schlepping the pieces I’ve requested. But part of our impetus for staying is to simplify things, and this last installment of sweaters gave me heart palpitations as I started to unpack them. I am having a hard time envisioning my daily uniform (off the slopes) in the midst of a Vermont winter. But these pictures make me smile.

    I’ve learned so much from your blog, Preston. Thank you!

    Elizabeth DanielsAugust 19th, 2015  9:28 PM

  • I love fashion and love looking at fashion. But I have to stop and ask “where would I wear this?” when contemplating a new purchase because we now live in a rural area. I’m afraid, Elizabeth, you will end up not wearing many of your pieces. I still take stuff to the consignment shop in the nearest city.

    PindaAugust 21st, 2015  5:47 PM


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