August 9th, 2014
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Summer Tweak

J. Crew So, I went back to J. Crew to return the larger of the two ribbed knit sweaters and while there, I spied these wedge espadrilles on sale. Since I decided this summer to re-embrace the wedge, I picked up a pair in off-white. They are very cute with shorts and a tee.

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August 9th, 2014
Food

August Fare

WSJ

August is my favorite month for food. Not only is our garden producing madly, I have the time to fully focus on what we eat.

Lobsters– I am a lobster roll fanatic– trying and rating them as I travel around the Northeast is actually a hobby of mine. This summer we’ve had even more lobster than usual, so I’ve strayed beyond my New England roots and embraced (wholeheartedly) the lobster taco thanks to an article in the WSJ.

Grass-fed– I felt quite smug when I read about the benefits of grass-fed beef and dairy, also in the WSJ. When my girls were younger, I went to a nutritionist and she encouraged me to buy grass-fed, but it was hard to find 6 years ago.  Fortunately, it’s now more readily available.

Gazpacho– Our garden overfloweth with cucumbers, but the tomatoes are very late. So I was thrilled to find both green and red gazpacho recipes in the NYT.

Jones Beach– I’m on the sound which is beautiful, but the beaches are rocky and we don’t often swim. Every summer, my friend and I talk about taking the kids to Jones Beach but it never comes together. Now that SmorgasBar: Brooklyn by the Beach, the L.I. cousin of the famed outdoor markets Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg, has opened a Jones Beach outpost selling locally sourced and artisnal foods, I’m even more inspired to go.

NYT

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August 8th, 2014
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Mary Janes

Tabitha Simmons

Mary Janes were the flats on the fall runways and I’m sure this post will be the first of many on this stylish, yet practical, shoe style.  One of my favorites is by Tabitha Simnmons, in Porter magazine’s fall issue and below.

Tabitha Simmons

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August 8th, 2014
Insta-grab

Osklen

Bianca Brandolini

While in Corsica, Alexia Niedzielski and Bianca Brandolini model swimsuits from their recently launched capsule collection for Osklen.  I love the sexy, but not too revealing, shapes. Now available here.

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August 7th, 2014
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Gray + Ribbed = Perfection

J. Crew

I picked up this gray top at J. Crew today. I Bought a size larger than I usually wear because it’s quite fitted and I like a little room. Lightweight wool, it’s perfect now for cooler evenings, and later as a transition piece. A true win-win.

As I post this, every size is in stock.

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August 7th, 2014
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Patchwork Power

Patchwork continues to be a big trend for fall and I want a piece in this 70s inspired pattern. Perhaps not a coat, but a diamond pattern bag or pair of shoes would be a powerful wardrobe tweak, one that could instantly update a simple look. A grey sweater and trousers with the pumps above would be super chic.

Valentino images @ vogue.com.

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August 6th, 2014
Beauty

Cut Short

I’ve wanted to cut my long hair since April and decided to wait until fall (less humidity). These two images are my inspiration.

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August 5th, 2014
In The WSJ. Magazine

‘Gray Lady’

WSJ

Gray wool felt and knits are the way to go next season. Already a perennial staple in my wardrobe, gray looks fresh for fall. I want every piece in this story from the upcoming WSJ. magazine, on newsstands August 16.

WSJ

WSJ

Continue…

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August 4th, 2014
In The WSJ. Magazine

Beyond The Pale Cont.

Daria I can’t believe that I forgot to include the Louis Vuitton coat above in my post on beige furs. And the Givenchy below looks even better worn casually with jeans and a ribbed top.

These images are from the WSJ. magazine’s fall fashion issue cover story featuring Daria Werbowy.

Daria

Photography by Josh Olins    Styling by Alastair McKimm

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August 3rd, 2014
In The New York Times

French Beauty Trophies

31zPARIS-articleLarge When I go to Paris it’s usually for work and I don’t have time to browse in a French pharmacy. I’ll pop in to pick up my tried-and-true products but, I don’t seek out new ones.

This weekend, The New York Times ran a cheat sheet of the best beauty trophies to bring home. Now, I just need to book a flight.

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August 3rd, 2014
In Vogue Italia

‘Refined And Polished’

Vogue Italia

A ribbed-knit sweater and a head scarf– two of my favorite fall trends in the July issue of Vogue Italia.

Vogue Italia

Photography by Steven Meisel.

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August 2nd, 2014
My Uniform

Summer Evening

Hermes

So far, and I hope I don’t jinx it, we’ve had perfect temperatures this summer. The evenings have been cool, so this has been my uniform for casual get-togethers.

J.Crew tops (thank you Mary for the tip), gold hoops London Jewelers, white jeans, Hermès CdC, wedges, basket.

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July 31st, 2014
Home

Tory’s Tabletop

Tory Burch

I’ve been on a mission to update my tableware and love the new tabletop collection by Tory Burch. Blue and white, a perennial favorite, is the color combo on Tory’s spongeware line.

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July 31st, 2014
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Álvaro González Sandals

I spied these classic sandals in Vogue Paris and had to know more. This is what I discovered– “Álvaro González is a new line of leather accessories created by Álvaro González. Former Accessories Designer at Valentino and Design Director of Accessories at Jimmy Choo and current Design Director of Valextra, the Spanish-born, Florence- based designer, has a career spanning 17 years designing accessories behind the scenes for major European luxury houses including Tod’s, Loewe, Malo, Emilio Pucci and Loro Piana.”

A few styles sold here.

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July 31st, 2014
My Music

Future Islands

Future Islands

The surprise summer hit, “Seasons” by Future Islands, has an irresistible new wave beat.

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