Vogue Nederland

A Shirt Dress For Fall

My friend Alyson, editor of That’s Not My Age, rocked the shirt dress this summer. It looked so good that I’ve put one on my list for fall. This Hermès beauty, from September Vogue Nederland, is on my inspiration board. Let the search begin.

Photography by Quentin de Briey   Styling by Marije Goekoop

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CHLOÉ

Printed silk dress

CHLOÉ

Wool-blend coat

TOTÊME

Noma asymmetric wool-blend shirt

TOTEME

Noma wool-blend straight-leg pants

ROSETTA GETTY

Gathered cotton-poplin top

BOTTEGA VENETA

Cotton-blend gabardine trench coat

SACAI

Oversized paneled cable-knit wool and poplin top

RICK OWENS

One-shoulder cotton-jersey top

CELINE

Square sunglasses

ACNE STUDIOS

Wool-blend overcoat

CÉLINE

Classic medium bag

CÉLINE

Knot small hoop earrings made of brass

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On My Mind

The Belt Bag Worn Crossbody?

I’m going to pause the ladylike earrings conversation for just a moment and shift to belt bags worn crossbody (as seen in yesterday’s post). I loved the belt bag (or bum bag as we fondly referred to it in the ’90s) the first time around and embraced it again when it resurfaced a few seasons ago—it’s just so practical. Wearing it crossbody modernizes the oft derided bag and my eye has adjusted to the look.

Image © Vogue Nederland

On My Radar

Large Ladylike Earrings

I’ve been going on about oversized ladylike earrings for some time now—the more classic, the better. I tried the J.W. Anderson knots, which are chic, but they didn’t sit right on my ear—I’m considering closing my holes and then re-piercing to be more centered.

Necklace here.

Janka Polliani photographed at CFW SS19 for Vogue by Acielle/STYLE DU MONDE

Perseid Meteor Shower

Wishing On A Star

This weekend is the yearly Perseid meteor shower and this stargazing fanatic is getting ready. From tonight through Monday morning, the Perseid meteor shower will send between 60 and 70 meteors shooting across the sky every hour. The meteor shower’s peak is expected to occur Sunday night, Aug. 12 into early Monday morning. Due to the crescent moon, the sky will be darker and thus the meteor shower is predicted to be even more spectacular than usual. Remember, it takes 30 minutes for your eyes to fully adjust to the darkness and it’s best to lie on your back. If it stops raining, it should be quite a show!

Stella McCartney sweater, LL Bean slippers, cashmere throw, Coleman cot, thermos.

It Item

The Weekender

The good-looking Italian-made luggage line Paravel has been on my radar since it’s launch last fall and this colorway is super chic. Paravel has a great packing system, the canvas is waterproof, and the price is nice—what could be better than that?

Available here and here.

Vogue Germany

Charlotte Casiraghi: Up Close and Personal

A few years ago, I met Charlotte Casiraghi at a Cartier event and she was just as beautiful, if not even more so, in person. She was, also, incredibly nice, which is beautiful, too. The hair and makeup, in these pictures by Daniel Jackson for September Vogue Germany, is stunning in it’s simplicity.

Styling by Christiane Arp and Nicola Knels

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On The Hunt For

Henley Help

I am on the hunt for ribbed-knit henleys and I’m not having much luck. If you see one, please let me know.

On The Hunt For

Loafer Love

I’ve been hunting for a new loafer that is understated—no bow, no bit… This one by Bottega Veneta popped up in my inbox—kismet.

Full story on Net-A-Porter.

Beauty

Here Comes The Sun, Cont.

Last summer I tried bronzers to achieve a golden glow without sitting in the sun. But I have rosacea, which means my face already has some color and bronzers are often uneven in the humidity. I was happy to hear that Gucci Westman, who has rosacea, too, is developing products to combat it (if you didn’t catch the video, it’s a must-watch). What I really want is something for my legs—for some reason, they don’t get tan even when I play tennis.

So, I perused Into The Gloss for some self-tanning tips and these two products got top marks. I’ll let you know.

La Mer gradual tan and here, Josie Maran self-tanning oil.

On My Mind

August To-Do List

The summer is zipping by and we haven’t even taken a proper vacation, yet. The Vineyard is calling like a siren song and I’m counting the days.

I have a few signature dishes and my corn salad is a family favorite. Fresh corn, tomatoes (peeled and seeded), red onion is optional, balsamic vinaigrette, and goat cheese—easy-peasy. This salad is an August staple along with purple coleslaw.

‘The Wife’ got a rave review from a friend who has great taste in movies. And ‘All Happy Families’ tops my reading list. Jeanne McCulloch’s youngest sister was my boarding school roommate. I spent my teenage years with her family in both NYC and East Hampton. This memoir is sure to be a trip down memory lane.

Hope everyone has a wonderful August!