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My Perfect Skirt

Contrast stitching + to-the-knee length + a flirty flair + good price point = my dream skirt. This Marc Jacobs skirt ticks all the boxes—I’d wear it now with sandals and a tee, then an oversized sweater and sneakers (Converse) in the fall.

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BALENCIAGA

Suede Crooked-Heel ankle boot

BALENCIAGA

Everyday tote small leather bag

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI

Padded velvet jacket

LOEWE

Roll-neck argyle-sleeved sweater

GANNI

Ridgewood corduroy trousers

PRADA

Point-toe slingback kitten-heel pumps

PRADA

Patchwork fur jacket

GANNI

Alice square-frame acetate sunglasses

VANESSA SEWARD

Clever leather belt bag

M.I.H JEANS

Icon wide-leg denim jumpsuit

TABITHA SIMMONS

Bexley brogue-detail; leather ankle boots

JEROME DREYFUSS

Serge large suede tote

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Books

Legendary Authors and The Clothes They Wore

Writers may not be the first group that comes to mind when thinking of stylish people, but journalist Terry Newman would beg to differ and her new book, Legendary Authors and the Clothes They Wore, proves her right. The Tory Burch blog has an excellent review with lots of vintage pictures and quotes.

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Trudon

My beloved candlemaker Ciré Trudon is launching a line of perfumes and Lyn Harris was one of three perfumers hired to create the fragrances. Harvey Nichols and Barneys will carry Trudon exclusively.

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It Items

Three Easy Pieces

I don’t need much for fall, but a few updated accessories would be a good idea. I was inspired by Annina Mislin’s The Row bag and quite like it in grey. The Chloé Perry pumps are on my list, also in grey. And new sunglasses are a must. I keep trying the Céline version of the Wayfarer and they are just too big on me, no matter how many times I put them on—perhaps it’s time to try Ray-Bans, they are the original Wayfarer, after all..

The Row handbag, Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses, Chloé Perry pumps.

FW17 Campaigns

Favorite Fall Ads

There is a nip in the air this morning—a reminder that summer is winding down. These gorgeous FW17 campaign images make me excited for fall.

It Items

Red (is) Hot, cont.

Yesterday I was musing about the abundance of red items for fall. A cherry striped sweater, brick clutch, and burgundy velvet platforms would be nice additions to my predominantly all-neutrals wardrobe. With so many shades to choose from, I don’t need something in fire engine to feel like I’m embracing the trend.

Architectural Digest

Red (is) Hot

Like Claudia Schiffer’s lovely guest bedroom in September AD, I love red accents in my home. In fashion, red has been gaining momentum and is now the hot color for fall. A red dress is kind of a neutral, but red shoes, bags, gloves, etc. are statement pieces in my book and I can’t decide if I’m on board with this trend. To be continued…

Photo by Simon Upton

Zara FW17 Campaign

Mix it Up

Zara is my favorite fast fashion fix, and over the years I’ve found a number of great items. The trick is to choose carefully and never wear a look head-to-toe—it’s all about a high/low mix. The stunning FW17 campaign shot by Steven Meisel and styled by Karl Templer showcases a number of pieces that would slide nicely into my wardrobe.

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Matches Fashion

Stylist Annina Mislin

Matches Fashion does great profiles and this one on Swiss-born LA-based stylist and consultant Annina Mislin is no exception—I love her quiet elegance.

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August To-Do List

Rabbit Rabbit! I love August—it’s quite possibly my favorite month. Yes, it’s the last leg of summer, which is bittersweet, but there are also a lot of fun things to do. First up, Coldplay concert tonight with my younger daughter. Unfortunately, it’s not at Jones Beach, the all-time best concert venue, but it will be amazing nonetheless. Coming up are some serious beach days and I’m ready with a new swimsuit and the must-read After Andy: Adventures in Warhol Land by my ex Harper’s Bazaar colleague Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni. Then, tennis and riding—with the US Open and Hampton Classic both in my backyard, these are two events we never, ever miss. And last but not least, lots and lots of great food. Corn, tomatoes, blueberry pie, and lobster rolls just seem to taste better in August.