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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.

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THE ROW

Emma ruffled leather slides

CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC

Peak-lapel tie-waist coat

KHAITE

Alissa mid-rise slim-leg boyfriend jeans

DIOR

I-Dior leather point-toe bootie

AURELIE BIEDERMANN

Tangerine gold-plated necklace

SOLUDOS

Flor embroidered espadrille

ALTUZARRA

Campbell ribbed-knit cardigan

THE GREAT

The Army Nerd cropped stretch-twill skinny pants

ALTUZARRA

D'Orsay canvas espadrilles

ERDEM

Cordelia floral-print silk crepe de chine midi dress

BALENCIAGA

Button earrings

DIOR

J'Adior leather slingback flat

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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 am asking 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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Amanda Ross’ Favorite White Jeans

I’m on the hunt for new white jeans and am asking a few of my uber stylish friends to weigh in with their favorites. First up, Amanda Ross:

“I have lived in MIH Jeans Marrakesh and skinny Marakesh styles for 10 years. They are the best with platforms and have the right hippie vibe. Two years ago I was visiting my friends, the Fekkais, in Aix en Provence and found Seafarer. I am obsessed with Amo, at The Line, for the perfect, tight, everyday run-around pair.” Amanda

Summer Solstice Field Trip

Seward Johnson at Old Westbury Gardens

I cannot think of a better way to celebrate the summer solstice than a field trip to the Seward Johnson sculpture exhibition at Old Westbury Gardens — it is in my back yard after all.

Vogue

‘Making Magic’

Pendants and charms have topped my jewelry list recently; I’m always on the lookout to add to my collection. So, you can only imagine my delight when I spied this story in the July issue of Vogue—heaven.

Photography by Cass Bird  

On My Mind

“Swift Fly The Years”

We just got back from a three day trip to Los Angeles. Our older daughter graduated from college and we spent time with my husband’s family. I’d hoped to see friends and check out a few new LA hot spots, but packing up my daughter’s apartment took far longer than I had anticipated. At one point, my younger daughter noted that this would most likely be our last family trip for a while.  She’s probably right and it gives me pause.

Not that we haven’t taken a lot of trips as a family, but glamping in a vintage Airstream in the Grand Canyon and hiking the Hebrides (which I’ve postponed too many times, now) are probably not going to happen any time soon. The reality is, the girls are busy working and building their lives and resumes, which is the goal after all. 18th-century English poet Alexander Pope’s famous quote “swift fly the years” certainly hits home.

Image courtesy @kathyleeds_art

Vogue Arabia

A High Ponytail

Hair stylist Teddy Charles gave Bianca Balti a polished, yet practical, high ponytail for this Vogue Arabia story—perfect for steamy evening events.

Photography by Alexi Lubomirski   Styling by Paul Cavaco

Elle Decor

‘Field Notes’

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Designer Richard Mishaan knocked the cover off the ball with this veranda in Amagansett — I am seriously inspired by this image.

© Elle Decor