September 5th, 2013

Caped Crusader

This Oscar de la Renta cape paired with leather pants from Net-a-Porter’s The Edit is super chic.

September 5th, 2013
It Item

The Right Height

Aquazzura pumps at Net-a-Porter

As I mentioned yesterday, I am looking at colleges with my daughter. After a summer wearing Birks and K. Jacques, I stuffed my feet back into to “real” shoes and am practically hobbled. Whoever commented that 4″ heels would not be practical for running around was spot-on.  I was in 2″ block heels, which probably saved me. I put these Aquazzura pumps in the shop eons ago and I keep thinking about them.  With black pants and a sweater, they could be very chic indeed. And the height is right too.

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September 4th, 2013
Fave Re-run

My fall uniform

Images © Paris Vogue

I am re-running this post from last fall because I am heading up to Cambridge, Wellesley, and Amherst  for college interviews before I take my older daughter back to boarding school just north of Boston. 

It’s not cool enough yet for this complete look, but I have been wearing my white jeans with a fisherman knit sweater (permanently borrowed from my mother) these past few days. Topped with a pea coat (mine is shorter), this will be my run-around look from now until spring. Add low heeled pumps or booties, and I can go to meetings straight from school drop-off.

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September 3rd, 2013

The best white of all

Tatiana Santo Domingo looked radiant after her wedding with Andrea Casiraghi this past weekend. The bride wore Missoni, and their Boston terrier, Daphne, joined the newly married couple as they posed on the steps of the Prince’s Palace in Monte Carlo. Trés chic.

September 2nd, 2013
Looks

The Right White

Whites

Thankfully, the ban on white after Labor Day is a thing of the past. These pieces by Isabel Marant are meant for fall, winter, spring– all the cool seasons.

All items in the KiC Shop.

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September 1st, 2013

Chic this Week: I ♥ Long Island

In this week’s Chic this Week I am celebrating Long Island by sharing stories from other sites. The Tory Burch blog has a series of posts on Montauk and a guide to East Hampton.

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Heather Clawson spent a few days on the North Fork with friends and shared these beautiful images on Habitually Chic.

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Amanda Brooks posted pics of her visit to her home, also on the North Fork, and having fun with family and friends.

August 31st, 2013

Birks cont.

Alexa Chung making a coffee run in Birkenstocks and a Louis Vuitton Parnasséa bag. I have been living in a tan suede pair, a true convert.

August 30th, 2013

Shorts and a sweater

This pic of Freja Beha wearing pieces from her collaboration with jeans brand Mother could not be more appropriate for the beginning of Labor Day weekend. Clinging to the last bits of summer, yet getting cooler– shorts with a sweater is my uniform as I run-around.

Labor Day is bittersweet. I try to enjoy the final moments of summer, but also get my girls ready for school. Did we go to the beach enough? Really relax? Yes and no. But it was a great summer regardless. And as my youngest reminds me every September 1rst, summer wouldn’t be special if it lasted all year.

August 29th, 2013

Tabitha Simmons in The Edit

I’ve been a fan of Tabitha Simmons’ shoes since she launched her line 4 years ago. The British designer is married to fashion photographer Craig McDean and lives in NYC with their two sons.  Long at the top of my list of women I would love to profile, this may not be necessary after this great Q&A from Net-a-Porter’s The Edit.

August 29th, 2013

Up and at ‘em

I went to Paris to cast a Louis Vuitton show a month after the birth of my second child, wish I had looked this good.

Kate uses eco friendly grocery bags, I like her all the more.

August 28th, 2013

Duffel Love

Derek Lam

Last week I posted on my favorite coats on offer for fall and concluded that a duffel would be my top choice. Either of these would be a great addition to my wardrobe. Although, I may wait for the Saint Laurent in grey.

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Derek Lam and Saint Laurent

August 27th, 2013

STYLEBY Magazine

Elin Kling, author of the elinKling blog, is also the founder and creative director of the magazine, STYLEBY. I love these images from the recent issue.

August 27th, 2013

Spa Day

Mario Badescu Spa

We are off to get back-to-school facials. I have been going to Mario Badescu for 20 years and swear by their services and reasonable prices.

August 27th, 2013

Candles to Covet

French candlemakers, Carrières Frères, has launched a new collection that’s available at Ciré Trudon. The four lines: floral, fruits, herbs and wood, come in white containers with beautiful botanical print labels. The perfect hostess gift.

August 26th, 2013

Tennis Time

© American Vogue

© American Vogue

If it’s the first day of the U.S. Open, it must be the last week of August. Matches are off to a great start with Sloane Stephens winning narrowly in round one. We are going later this week to sit courtside and eat lobster rolls, an end of summer tradition.

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