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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What's New


Everett leather tote bag


Silvia silk-twill scarf


Caged satin minaudière


Wool-crepe strapless top


Vokayo high-rise straight-leg jeans


Garcon suede loafers


Laser-engraved logo belt


Belted leather biker jacket

Jil Sander

Gathered Knit Midi Dress


Cropped leather jacket


Triple Francois 18kt gold vermeil earrings


Jimmy Leather Puffer Jacket


Le 57 quilted leather shoulder bag


Belted wool blazer


Blade velvet slingback pumps


Logo-embellished leather loafers

  • Any idea who did the sweater in the top photo?

    NewellOctober 2nd, 2012  9:54 AM

  • Love it! Totally me! But I need a “lighter” version of the fisherman, as I am South for most of the winter …..any suggestions???

    SheriOctober 2nd, 2012  9:55 AM

  • Love this look. What color pumps or booties do you like with this look. I’m in the South too so it’ll be rare that I’ll wear the coat.

    LesesneOctober 2nd, 2012  10:25 AM

  • Love!

    kayce hughesOctober 2nd, 2012  10:29 AM

  • I LOVE that coat! #LOOOOOVE

    LovelySeema.comOctober 2nd, 2012  11:18 AM

  • Thank you for posting such great, wearable everyday dressing ideas. I am pulling out my fisherman sweater now!

    AlissaOctober 2nd, 2012  11:35 AM

  • Love your style and love the pea coat on the top picture. Any idea where I could get it?

    RiikkaOctober 2nd, 2012  1:36 PM

  • Looking for you at drop off in this! LOVE!!

    JamieOctober 2nd, 2012  2:32 PM

  • Any ideas for the perfect fisherman sweater? Mine is really thick.

    judiOctober 2nd, 2012  2:36 PM

  • Me too — want a fisherman sweater of .. let’s see ..

    GayleOctober 2nd, 2012  3:03 PM

  • Reminds me of Ali MacGraw in Love Story!
    Same simple, effortless, chic wardrobe.
    Actually, I think she wore these three classic pieces–white jeans, fisherman’s sweater, pea coat—throughout the movie, but not all at the same time.

    LindaOctober 2nd, 2012  3:58 PM

  • Love this! Have we decided where the two pictured pea coats can be sourced?

    ShahareetOctober 2nd, 2012  5:47 PM

  • Top image: coat, Tara Jarmon and sweater, American Vintage. Bottom image: coat, Maje and sweater, Fine Collections. These images are from the October issue of Paris Vogue.

    PrestonOctober 2nd, 2012  6:15 PM

  • Totally with you on this look. I’ll switch between a navy pea jacket and a black one. The white jeans and fisherman sweaters will go all winter. Nothing could be easier until it gets too cold for it.

    JayOctober 2nd, 2012  10:04 PM

  • So chic and simple- your taste is impeccable

    Jessie ( Australia)

    JessieOctober 2nd, 2012  11:52 PM

  • Love this look. Have been on the hunt for the right coat. Gucci did a great one this year..lighter weight wool, Burberry has one too.

    CarrieOctober 3rd, 2012  1:43 PM

  • I love my whiteys too, but how do I get over the no white jeans after Labor Day thing??? I love the look especially with a winter sweater, but I feel like not everyone will have gotten the memo.

    Emily JonesOctober 13th, 2012  2:11 PM

  • Cream and white are gorgeous together esp with contrasted texture!

    anneJanuary 2nd, 2013  8:37 PM

  • Love, love, love! If anyone spies a fisherman sweater that a girl with a chest can wear without looking all Michelin Man-ish, please post details.

    RobbiSeptember 4th, 2013  7:24 AM

  • I am always on the hunt for the perfect fishermans sweater. Usually they’re too bulky or way too warm, but I’m absolutely loving the first one. Styled with the pea coat it’s a tres chic run around uniform. Also loving the white jeans and I’m guessing a brown vintage style belt. Reminds me of one of my favorite photos from Parisian Chic and Mme de la Fressange. Cheers and enjoy your travels, Laura from

    LauraSeptember 4th, 2013  8:42 AM

  • Love the look. White jeans can be taken all the way through winter for sure!

    Tory & KerrySeptember 4th, 2013  10:44 AM

  • Love this look, comfy but so pulled together. I hate putting away my white jeans so this year I’ve decided I’m going to live a little on the wild side and wear them as long as possible. Life is too short to live by someone else’s silly rule, no white after Labor Day.

    MonicaSeptember 4th, 2013  12:23 PM

  • Agree with Robbi. Would love to see a post on fisherman sweaters that aren’t too bulky. Another thing I love about this look is that it translates well to all different price points.

    KimSeptember 4th, 2013  12:31 PM

  • I love this look…but I’m totally drawn to the Tabitha Simmons two tone flats in the KIC shop. I’ve got to figure out how to include them in this look!

    ChennillSeptember 4th, 2013  12:50 PM

  • Though obviously not offensive or unappealing, this look is old news, especially with the ever preppy predictable aviators. IMO it’s a recycled ho hum WASP-y wannabe blue blood look with no new angle. But that’s just my opinion…..

    Timmie Maine MillerSeptember 4th, 2013  1:40 PM

  • I switch to a pale grey jean in the fall. I, too, have a hard time wearing white/white jeans during autumn/winter. Fisherman sweaters are great, but too bulky on me. I go with a fine cashmere cable.

    PindaSeptember 4th, 2013  1:53 PM

  • I absolutely love this look. It is the epitome of classic chic!

    ValenaSeptember 4th, 2013  2:06 PM

  • I loved this look the first time, and I love it just as much a year later. It’s really not about what is up-to-this-absolute second fashion. It’s about style, and that’s forever.

    AliSeptember 4th, 2013  7:00 PM

  • Very smart looking. Love both photos.

    Julie AnnSeptember 4th, 2013  10:29 PM

  • I saved the picture of the top jacket from last year when you posted it and sill love it! An all- time favorite look modernized with the zipper details and high cut armhole. I have been looking for this jacket since!

    KarimaSeptember 5th, 2013  9:36 AM

  • Delicious.

    BeccaSeptember 5th, 2013  3:39 PM

  • I love this look! The white jeans is so fresh.
    for those of you wanting fisherman sweater ideas take a look at my blog post on the fisherman knit –


    Kristin BungartSeptember 6th, 2013  9:06 AM

  • which pea coat do you like now?

    lisaOctober 25th, 2013  10:11 AM


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