October 11th, 2012

Easy and timeless run-around pieces

I have not bought a cocktail dress or evening-specific item since I-don’t-know-when. Daywear is my priority and that’s what I spend my money on. I buy three-season investment pieces that are somewhat classic. Perfect example, the cashmere poncho, above, which I will wear all year long (even over shorts and a tee on a cool summer evening). Ditto the perfect skinny jeans and cute flats.

Jeans, Current/Elliott; Earrings, Monica Vinader; Poncho, Inhabit; Tote, Sophie Hulme; Flats, Givenchy; Bracelet, Givenchy.


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1800s gold and sterling diamond ring


Embellished crepe coat


Alexia tie-back crocheted Pima cotton tank


Duchesse-satin skirt


Mischka leather beret


Balmacaan textured coated-cotton coat


Tia crocheted Pima cotton mini dress


Gold-tone, poplin and crystal brooch


Feather-trimmed silk-crepon top


Charlotte medium leather bag


Kim square sunglasses


Mohair-blend sweater

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  • that Sophie Hulme tote is a welcome change from the Celine everyone is carrying!

    Lisa EastmanOctober 11th, 2012  7:16 AM

  • Love Inhabit! best sweaters

    LisaOctober 11th, 2012  7:17 AM

  • I love your style. It is very refined and chic! That poncho from Inhabit is so stylish but classic.

    PamelaOctober 11th, 2012  9:04 AM

  • I’m just learning to do this, I almost splurged when I saw the new white Preen dress on Net a Porter yesterday but I have to stay focused on good quality everyday clothes which I am actually seen in rather than fantasy dresses which come out twice a year.

    Tabitha@Bourbon&Pearls.October 11th, 2012  9:27 AM

  • Went straight from your site to Inhabit and bought the cozy poncho/sweater. Thanks!

    kathy leedsOctober 11th, 2012  9:41 AM

  • Lucky you Kathy!
    I live in this style as well….love the black flats, but would love to see gray/black subtle animal print low boots with it!!

    SheriOctober 11th, 2012  1:13 PM

  • This is my kind of outfit. Love that Sophie Hulme bag.

    That's Not My AgeOctober 11th, 2012  1:57 PM

  • I love the postings on everyday style so please keep it up. more, more, more!

    MaddashMomOctober 11th, 2012  10:13 PM

  • Love this look! Definitely great for a mom-on-the-go like me. I have a question about flats, though. Is it OK to wear them with socks? I always put my flats away once the weather gets cold in late fall because somehow they don’t look right to me unless they’re worn with bare feet. I’d love your thoughts on this style conundrum.

    HopeOctober 12th, 2012  11:56 AM

  • When it gets too cold for flats (no socks please), I would wear a low heeled bootie instead.

    PrestonOctober 12th, 2012  1:22 PM

  • love love love this fall look! casual chic! i added it to my socialbliss collection –

    – xo –

    LoMetzOctober 14th, 2012  11:53 PM

  • I agree with mad dash , would like to see more posts like these, shopping ONLY for modern classics is an art, one I’m not very skillful at. Keep spending money but later on I have nothing to wear.

    BarbaraOctober 15th, 2012  5:37 PM


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