January 10th, 2016
In W

‘Day Dreams’

2015 was an amazing year for my wardrobe; I filled all the holes, and then some. After numerous seasons hunting for the same few items, I finally found the perfect coat, bags, and pumps. This is good because, as I look at the SS16 offerings, the fashion sands seem to have shifted away from my comfort zone. This isn’t necessarily bad, it just means that I will be shopping for pieces that are more fashion-forward; pieces that will add a bit of zing to my closet (and hopefully won’t make my husband snicker).

This story by Craig McDean is from the February issue of W.

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January 9th, 2016
Beauty

India Hicks

A few weeks ago, I went to an India Hicks meet-and-greet. Over cocktails, India introduced to us her eponymous collection of bags, scarves, jewelry, accessories, and fragrances. Animated and full of excitement for her new line, Ms. Hicks is her own best advertisement. I bought the English Rose perfume in a rollerball and absolutely love it—it’s perfect for traveling.

Image @indiahicksstyle

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January 8th, 2016
On My Mind

Food Rut

Rye bread? check, spring mix salad? check, milk? chicken? broccoli? check, check, check…  Sadly, I go to the market almost daily and always end up buying the same things. Yesterday, when the swordfish looked iffy I remembered this salad in Domino and bought shrimp instead. Shrimp is ridiculously easy to cook, so why don’t I buy it more often? Because it’s not on my mental grocery list, a list that is overdue for a shake-up.

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January 8th, 2016
SS16

Spring Campaigns

The Valentino team went on location in Kenya for their SS16 campaign; fitting since the collection was inspired by Africa. The images are beautiful.

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January 8th, 2016
It Items

Matchy-Matchy

Earlier this week I mentioned that I’m into matching my shoes and bag. If I get these denim Saint Laurent accessories, I’d wear them together all the time. The bag has my name on it and just rocketed to the top of my spring wish list.

Saint Laurent sandals, bag

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January 7th, 2016
Books

The Joy Of Tidying Up

I kind of missed the memo on Marie Kondo’s books.  By the umpteenth reference to them in fellow bloggers’ New Year’s resolutions posts, I decided it was time to get on the bandwagon. TBC.

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January 7th, 2016
It Items

Comfortable Run-Around

Now that it’s cold, I’m thinking about Spring—go figure. This post started when I spied the fab The Row bag; I’m a piping nut and I know that I’d want to wear it right away. Consider this a transition look.

Sunglasses, sweater, shirt, jeans, loafers, bag.

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January 6th, 2016
Pre-Fall 2016

Veronique Branquinho

These long, lean, blouse and skirt silhouettes from Veronique Branquinho’s Pre-Fall collection caught my eye. Although beautiful, I have absolutely no idea where I would wear them—roaming the moors, perhaps.

Images © Vogue

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January 5th, 2016
On My Mind

Follow The Rules

For my daughters’ big birthdays last month, I gave them each a classic, 16″ pearl necklace. When I told my sister my intention, she promptly sent me her strand saying “At my age I should be wearing them, which is why I don’t.” I, too, have not worn pearls, a knee-length fur, or matching bag and shoes in years—they felt age-appropriate, and not in a good way.

But, maybe my fashion pendulum has swung a bit. I’ve been wearing the above bag and shoes together and love the look. As for the pearls, I’m going to wear them again—oddly, some of the old rules feel fresh.

Image left Vanessa Traina Snow, right © WSJ. Magazine.

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January 4th, 2016
On My Mind

Looking Ahead

We stayed put over the holidays (save a quick trip with my sister), which was nice. However, the next ten weeks are always a challenge—it’s gloomy on the school run and I spend far too much time indoors. To counteract the winter doldrums, I’m planning a few trips so that I have something to look forward to. California in March and I’m thinking about where to go on the Mediterranean next summer. TBC

Image © Elle Decor Jan/Feb issue.

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January 2nd, 2016
In The Wall Street Journal

Fashion Resolution: Rainbow

There are two articles in The Wall Street Journal today that dovetail nicely. In one, Meenal Mistry lists her 5 Fashion Resolutions for 2016 + a story on rainbow stripes = my own resolution to add more color to my wardrobe.

This is not the first time that I’ve challenged myself to go outside the neutral zone, but hopefully, this attempt will be successful.

January 1st, 2016
A Random Post

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

This is sort of a random post. Since I cannot seem to wrap my head around Spring yet, I thought I’d put up three items that are staples in my wardrobe.

1) Despite my ‘no gift’ policy, a few months ago Chanel sweetly outwitted me by sending these slingbacks to my house outside of the city. They were top of my fall wish list and I wear them all the time (thank you, Nadia). 2) Now that it’s cooler, my black jacket looks really good. 3) And, the Gucci belt (I have it in tan, too-it’s great with white jeans) takes my winter run-around uniform up a notch.

Middle image © Vogue Paris

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December 31st, 2015
On My Mind

New Year’s Eve

And, here we are–the end of the holidays yet, the beginning of a new year. I’m not a big New Year’s Eve reveler, I prefer to be home with extended family playing games. Trivial Pursuit is our board game of choice and we’ve had the same, original edition since it’s inception.  Always boys against girls and the competition gets heated. No one goes to bed until a team has won—the perfect evening in my book.

I’m heading out at the crack of dawn tomorrow on an insane three day road trip with my sister. Since service may be dodgy at times, I want to be sure to wish all of you a happy and healthy New Year!

December 29th, 2015
It Item

Red Shoes

After I put this Gucci loafer in the KiC shop yesterday, my friend Kathy Leeds asked me if I would ever wear red shoes. Yes! I love lipstick red espadrilles in the summer– they are great with dark denim or all white. I could easily see myself wearing these with camel, grey, or navy–weirdly, they are kind of a neutral.

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December 29th, 2015
Louis Vuitton SS16

‘Final Fantasy’

This Louis Vuitton SS16 bag is fab- not sure if I’m into the character Lightning from the video game ‘Final Fantasy’ as the model…

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