Memorial Day

Long Weekend Ahead

Memorial Day Weekend always takes me by surprise and it’s hard to believe that, after weeks of rain, summer is soon to follow. I don’t feel the need to get away since I live, most of the time, in my “country” house. The weather promises to be gorgeous so I’m going to pull out my sandals, grab a good book, make a strawberry-rhubarb crumble, and get the kitchen herb garden going.

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What's New

GUCCI

1955 Horsebit grained-leather shoulder bag

BOTTEGA VENETA

Stretch Pumps in mesh

BOTTEGA VENETA

The Pouch medium leather clutch

POLO RALPH LAUREN

Satin midi skirt

BOTTEGA VENETA

Stretch Pumps in mesh

IENKI IENKI

Hustka down jacket

BOTTEGA VENETA

Bouclé jacket

VINCE

Cashmere double-slit turtleneck sweater

CELINE

Crécy belt in smooth calfskin

BOTTEGA VENETA

A-line bouclé skirt

&DAUGHTER

Bansha Fair Isle merino wool turtleneck sweater

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Beauty

Dry Up! Continued

After the first post, I tried a few of the dry shampoos recommended by readers and here are my thoughts: Living Proof, OribeFurterer, and Drybar Detox ticked all the boxes. The Bumble & Bumble did not match my hair color so I’ll try their Pret-a-powder Tres Invisible dry shampoo, and the Aveda Shampure works well, but I inadvertently bought the loose powder, not the spray.  Thank you for the recommendations!

It Items

The NET-A-PORTER Sale: Outfit Inspo

I always find something in the NET-A-PORTER sale that makes me feel like I’ve won the fashion lottery. This season I bet I’ll find more than just one…

A print dress is perfect for a summer wedding (any event, actually) — I love this shape.

Rixo dress, Prada sandals, Tom Ford trench, Saint Laurent bag.

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New collection

ARossGirl: NYC Pop-Up

I had lunch with the chic de la chic Amanda Ross earlier this month and she wore one of her ARossGirl❤️Soler dresses — needless to say, she looked beautiful. Eventhough Amanda has launched a line of separates, which I’m excited to see, I’m going to order the dress above. I know that my dear friend would love to get me into pink or lavender, but I will wear it in black often and forever.

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The New York Times

Farewell, A Détacher

When I read in The New York Times that Mona Kowalska, the designer of A Détacher, is shuttering her label this summer, I fell into a rabbit hole of memories of my early years in NYC. The 90s were a very cool time for fashion and I remember when the A Détacher shop opened downtown. Chic and wearable, I had many pieces (a few still hanging in my closet). Closing in July, I’m going to pop in and see what’s left.

Photo by Nina Westervelt for The New York Times

Beauty

Pony Up

After weeks of rain the humidity is on deck. I’m inspired by the ponytails at the Lacoste show — an easy way to manage the effects of the weather.

Hair by @paulhanlonhair  Styling by @suzannekoller

It Item

Bag It!

While perusing “Just In” on Matches Fashion I spied these Marni Trunk bags for $700. less than I paid  (MF already caught their mistake, but the bags are still a little less).  I love mine (top and bottom), they are a nice alternative to the classic CC. The tan with white piping must be a reissue from a number of years ago, I need to pull  it out.

Tan with white piping, cream and brown, black calf

On My Mind

Summer Uniform Goal

This is my summer uniform inspiration — a dress + slides = easy. TBC.

Image courtesy Vogue España, dress by Zubi

On My Mind

We Are All Mothers

I am spending the day with my mother. The tables have turned and I am now, in the traditional sense, more of a mother to her than she to me. It makes me realize that you don’t actually have to have children to be a “mother”. Motherhood is a way of being that includes kindness, nurturing, selflessness, etc. Besides my girls, I “mother” my husband, sisters, niece, friends, dachshund — anyone I care about is on this list. So, to everyone, a very happy Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day plate courtesy of my niece Isabel Tilley

On My Mind

Follow The Leader

When Virginie Viard took her bow in a patch pocketed jacket from her debut collection for Chanel, I let out a sigh — this is precisely how I’d like to wear the new pieces. Seeing a designer in her own clothes gives me a sense of how to wear them in the real world — think Phoebe Philo with a sweater wrapped around her waist or the flawless Miuccia Prada in the final moment of each of her shows. Forget the campaigns, this is how I want to see them styled.