I’m hosting a birthday lunch tomorrow — we will be seated outdoors at small tables and I’m getting a COVID test in the morning. It’s going to be cool so I reminded everyone to bundle up. The WSJ asks “Are blankets the new going-out accessory?” — it’s likely. As we head into colder weather, we will need to think about how to stay warm while dining outside. Ponchos have been off my radar for a few years, but they could be a practical solution. This one by Johnstons of Elgin is in the NET-A-PORTER 25% off sale. And I love the Isabel Marant cashmere hood and Johnstons of Elgin cashmere wrist warmers.
Single-breasted hooded raincoat
Le Maillon leather shoulder bag
Aviator-style gold-tone and acetate sunglasses
High-neck striped wool-blend sweater
Park linen-blend canvas tote bag
Cassette padded intrecciato leather shoulder bag
Ruched cotton-poplin mini dress
Lots to watch: ‘Rebecca’ starts streaming this morning, Sofia Coppola’s ‘On The Rocks’ is out Friday, and the first episode of the six part series ‘The Undoing’ airs Sunday.
One of my favorite relatively recent purchases is a trench from Daniel Lee’s debut PF19 Bottega Veneta collection — the buttons make it special. Jil Sander’s buttery yellow FW20 pieces are lovely, and the buttons on this jacket are chic. The button on this Victoria Beckham skirt keeps it from looking like the majority of plain black skirts hanging in my closet.
It’s been a busier than usual week so I am going to unwind by watching Aggie, Catherine Gund’s documentary on her mother, philanthropist and art collector, Agnes Gund.
I love a pouch, but I’m tired of carrying it in my hand or tucked under my arm. I’m, also, carrying less. The mini crossbody pouch is my new go-to. I have the Saint Laurent; it holds a mask, small wallet, keys, phone, lip balm, and glasses — my essentials. The chain strap makes it feel like a piece of jewelry and I had Leather Spa trim the drawstring ties.
Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Jil Sander, Mansur Gavriel.
In lieu of a show, Lucie and Luke Meier released a video of their SS21 Jil Sander collection. The yellow leather coat with matching belt bag and the hand-crocheted overlay are lovely.
A grilled cheese and tomato soup are the pinnacle of comfort foods and no one does them better than Ina Garten. Thank you, Ina, for your new cookbook — perfect timing since we are hunkered down at home.
Nothing adds a bit of pizzazz to a monochrome or minimalist outfit than a pair of patterned tights. Black floral is a bit sexy, too. Saint Laurent and Dries Van Noten.
A vest and long-sleeved polo are two of my go-tos and are sure to be beautiful when made by The Row.
On My Radar
Quite simply, I’m envious of Paris Vogue fashion director Aleksandra Woroniecka’s personal style — she makes even the most basic basics anything but ho hum. This 2010 kic post, based on a 2007 Vogue story where Ms. Woroniecka talks about building a simplified and enduring wardrobe, is even more relevant today.
Images courtesy Vogue