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An Easy Dress

I was looking at my Instagram feed and realized that I’ve been wearing black cotton dresses to a bunch of events recently—they are just so easy. The one above is great, but may be a tad too short.  Only one way to find out.

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Katie suede sock bootie

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Belted wool coat

SAINT LAURENT

loulou leather over-the-knee boots

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Suede Crooked-Heel ankle boot

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Everyday tote small leather bag

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI

Padded velvet jacket

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Roll-neck argyle-sleeved sweater

GANNI

Ridgewood corduroy trousers

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Point-toe slingback kitten-heel pumps

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Patchwork fur jacket

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Alice square-frame acetate sunglasses

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Clever leather belt bag

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On My Mind

July To-Do List

The Fourth of July holiday weekend—wow!  We hit the ground running this summer with everyone working and I’ve been attending a ton of events. Many have been Out East, a great excuse to spend more time on the other end of Long Island. Speaking of the Hamptons—the GOOP MRKT pop-up in Amagansett looks adorable and worth a visit.

On a cultural note: Magnum Photos’ 70th anniversary is being celebrated with a number of must-see exhibitions in NYC and Europe—the Tory Burch blog has the scoop. And author Julia Glass’ new novel, A House Among the Trees, looks like the perfect beach read—her award-winning Three Junes is still one of my favorite books.

I couldn’t resist putting in this tray of ice cream from a past issue of Cherry Bombe; it’s a great way to serve a sundae.

Red, white, and blue top.

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The Return of Non-Stretch Jeans

The return of non-stretch jeans is definitely in the air. Navaz Batliwalla shared her love of non-stretch Levi’s in my “White Jeans” series and the comments on her post talk to this trend as well. The Wall Street Journal, too, has an article on this very topic, today.

Atlantique Ascoli blouse and Brock Collection jeans.

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Runway vs. Reality

When I spied this J.W. Anderson jacket on the SS17 runway, I posted and put it on my wish list. Fast forward to the spring sales and my surprise to find that it was still available, and in my size no less.

It’s the perfect fashion piece to give my wardrobe a bit of zip, or so I thought. That is until my daughter pointed out that I resemble an extra in a Shakespearean production. Through that lens the jacket feels “not me.” When does fashion cross the line from fun to silly?

Beauty

Here Comes The Sun

Chemical-free sunscreen is a hot topic (no pun intended) and GOOP has a number of all natural ones that I want to try. I’m, also, on the hunt for a lightweight, tinted SPF and will test drive Beautycounter’s Dew Skin. Tbc.

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Kendall Conrad’s Favorite White Jeans

Kendall Conrad White Jeans

I’m on the hunt for new white jeans and asked a few of my uber stylish friends to weigh in with their favorites. Third up, accessories designer Kendall Conrad:

“White jeans are a go to staple all year round for me as I live in California.

I wear them either high/low with my SANDALS or very high stilettos. A pullover sweater or a t-shirt and blazer always work well. Or a button down men’s shirt when it’s hot out with one of my BELTS.

I am very particular about them. I like flared, boyfriend, bootcut, and skinny but never too tight. I don’t like high rise or slashes or appliqués for me-I like to keep it simple.” Kendall

Three of KC’s favorites: Citizens of Humanity bootcut, FRAME Le Garcon, Current/Elliott skinny.

Photography by Arna www.studioarna.com

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Bag Lovin’

The Jerome Dreyfuss fall bags are really good-looking and a nice price point—eeny, meeny, miny, moe…

Black suede, black calf, grey suede.

My Music

Feel It Still

I had “Feel It Still” by Portugal. The Man on repeat last evening as I drove home from Jennifer Ash Rudick’s “Out East” book signing in Southampton–I predict that this groovy track will be the song of summer 2017.

Resort 2018

J.W. Anderson

The J.W. Anderson Resort collection has a modern nomad feel—the mix of textures is great.

© J.W. Anderson

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Navaz Batliwalla’s Favorite White Jeans

I’m on the hunt for new white jeans and asked a few of my uber stylish friends to weigh in with their favorites. Second up, Navaz Batliwalla, editor of Disneyrollergirl and author of the best style guide, ever, “The New Garconne- How to be a Modern Gentlewoman.”

“I only have one pair – white Levi’s 501s from a couple of years ago. They’re still white though as they only come out in summer and we rarely get proper summers in London. (We’re having an amazing heatwave right now though…)

I had mine tailored to above the ankle so I wear them with my oxblood Bass Weejuns or battered tan Church’s lace-ups. (No socks; if I’m feeling pasty I use the amazing Nars Monoi Body Glow bronzing oil but keep it well away from the white denim.)

They look great with anything tan or blue. And very simple jewellery – I wear my dad’s rings on a chain.

White 501s aren’t that widely available any more but I also like the look of these cropped cigarette jeans from Madewell.” Navaz

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