August 20th, 2014
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Look de Pernille

I’m heading up to the Vineyard, the last trip before the girls go back to school. A cool summer to begin with, evenings are going to be downright chilly. I’m taking a page out of Danish blogger Pernille Teisbaek’s book and packing a chunky knit. Pernille has great personal style and her site is one of the small handful of non-news sites that I follow.



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Matias ruffled broderie anglaise-trimmed cotton-poplin blouse


Charlotte leather ankle boots


Silvery Crepe printed dress


Collection gold, silver and diamond ring


Eyelet-embellished intarsia merino wool turtleneck sweater


Mid-heel suede knee-high boots


Beirut 18-karat rose gold diamond ring


Camilla one-shoulder textured-organic cotton maxi dress


medium Trunk shoulder bag


Cotton-blend poplin top


Wool sweater


Gold vermeil hoop earrings

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  • Agree! She has great style and puts together very wearable looks. One of my favorite reads too.

    A Note On StyleAugust 20th, 2014  9:41 AM

  • How do I sign up to follow blog on email? I would not allow me.


    Martha spiegelAugust 20th, 2014  10:56 AM

  • Because I follow you and love your work I took a look. I have to say (without sounding mean) that I was kind of squirming whilst looking at this woman’s blog.
    So much self promotion!!?
    I’m not really up with all the bloggers out there but any style that this beautiful woman has, has been lost on me because of the extreme narcissism.
    Maybe I’m just out of the loop but I find this really hard to stomach.
    Again, I don’t mean to sound negative, but is this the future??

    CjAugust 20th, 2014  11:44 AM

  • I agree with Cj’s opinion: although Pernille has good style, there’s too much narcissism in this blog. As there’s in so many blogs. When this happens, blogs become very boring. Although I love internet and social media, I think these communication platforms are propelling narcissistic and egocentric behaviours. And this is not pretty: never was and never will be. I hope we all learn to communicate better in these means, in a more interesting and meaningful way.

    AnaAugust 20th, 2014  6:03 PM

  • I think that once you get your head around the fact that the blog is really about her, then it either works for you or it doesn’t. There ‘s nothing wrong with her promoting herself. If she doesn’t do it, who will? It’s not my thing but I’m not mad at it.

    RTGAugust 20th, 2014  7:12 PM

  • Interesting comments. I think people like me that read Keep It Chic religiously feel we know Preston’s style and yet, we never actually see her wearing the clothing that she discusses. It is truly a forum for her ideas but it is the opposite of self promotion. Preston presents a palette , an idea. It is up to our imagination to put these pieces together. We comment. We agree or disagree. We tell her we don’t like crochet squares as a top because we wouldn’t wear it and we expect she wouldn’t either ! Looking at this woman’s blog, I am not offended as others seem to be. But I see an attractive woman who wears clothes well. I think Preston adds a dimension of thoughtfulness that makes us come back for more each day. She interprets what she sees. And we interpret it for ourselves. And I believe it works for many age groups. I’m 57 and I am constantly inspired by Preston’s ideas.

    Paula BAugust 20th, 2014  10:45 PM

  • I have always wondered about wearing spiffy sandals on a beach–do they get ruined?


    PaulaAugust 20th, 2014  11:48 PM

  • I see the sandals are Balenciaga–guessing in the $600+/- range . . . why not go barefoot?

    PaulaAugust 20th, 2014  11:55 PM

  • There’s something so feminine and delicate about knitwear isn’t there? It make you look like you are effortlessly chic. I especially love combining knits with an amazing necklace and don knitwear for during an evening out…

    Madeliene RoseAugust 21st, 2014  5:43 AM

  • When I started KiC I ran more pics of myself (in the very first post I’m standing in the snow), but the site became more about what I’m considering, than what I’m wearing. A blog, “web log”, is by nature a personal endeavor, and the personal style sites are some of the most popular. Look at Garance Dore and Tory Burch, they run numerous images of themselves, that’s a big part of what makes their blogs so great.

    PrestonAugust 21st, 2014  5:52 AM

  • Thank you Preston for introducing me to a new blog.
    I just knew that it would be worth my while because of your impeccable taste. And it was. I have added it to my daily fix! She is lovely and her style is incredible.

    SusanAugust 21st, 2014  7:47 AM

  • Those sandals recently caught my eye and I would love for them to replace a pair of Bottega Veneta thong sandals that I (here it comes) ruined by wearing on a beach. I was not even close to the water and the sand was perfectly dry. Next time I’ll break out the Haviannas instead. Elin Kling is another blogger who shows lots of images of herself and I don’t ever feel her tone is narcissistic.

    kimAugust 21st, 2014  9:20 AM

  • I don’t think her sandals are very flattering.

    AnnaAugust 21st, 2014  10:31 AM

  • I Think one thing is to have a personal blog, where you talk about you, but also about other people, new trends, society’s problems and struggles, joys, fears, new ideas, etc…like, for example, Garance Doré does. Another thing is to talk only about you, what you wear and what you will buy, and post many pictures of you. That’s very boring, and, I’m saying again, very narcissistic. But, of course, we only follow who we find interesting.
    I like your blog, Preston, because you speak about clothes and fashion in general, and we can learn from you. You talk about it as a person who really knows what she’s talking about and is really interested on it, and not as someone who’s always trying to promotor herself. And that’s why it’s worthy for me to read you.

    AnaAugust 21st, 2014  3:13 PM

  • I don’t follow many of this type of blog that has little content beyond the blogger showing outfits she has chosen for the day. Once in a while I may check back and quickly glance through a week or two worth of posts, but without more content it gets rather boring. I like KIC because of the industry content. Preston knows and has contacts I don’t and I get insights I wouldn’t have access to otherwise. I find the fashion industry very interesting from a business perspective, as well as from a “what I like” perspective. I’m not sure I see the blogger here or in similar posts as self promoting or narcissistic, however, its just a different type of blog from KIC or a blog focused on street fashion. It doesn’t sustain my interest though, although I did like may of the outfits shown.

    AprilAugust 21st, 2014  5:38 PM

  • If I can join the conversation…Preston’s blog works for me because it is thematic. She picks a theme and then follows through with good writing, and insight. It never takes me more than a few minutes to read, but in those few minutes I’m provoked with sometimes positive, sometimes negative reactions, but I generally come out the other side with a better idea of what I want and what works for me. Thanks Preston for doing all the hard work…on my end it’s always fun.

    MargoAugust 21st, 2014  8:01 PM

  • Really good writers have a ‘voice’ which attract readers and doesn’t repel them. KIC is a like a reliable editorial column in a good newspaper–and Preston serves as an excellent editor of what is going on out there in terms of style & fashion. For my taste, a good blog has something to offer other than the blogger themselves. However, whatever the subject, if the writer becomes ‘The Big Amazing Me,’ I become bored and stop reading. I haven’t checked out the blog referenced above, but have read dozens that fit that profile. I agree it is a bit of a syndrome in the blogosphere. We are in the throes of a narcissistic culture; and, like Facebook, the vast majority of bloggers are dying to tell all, show all, and it can quickly become a giant bragfest.

    PaulaAugust 22nd, 2014  1:22 PM

  • Interesting comments… I personally love Pernille, she has a very unique style IMO. I would love to know what other bloggers you follow ? Would be very interesting, as you have great taste !

    CarolineAugust 23rd, 2014  11:02 AM


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