June 30th, 2020
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To Do Today

Even though I posted on J. Courtney Sullivan’s new book Friends and Strangers in March, it’s out today and I cannot wait to start it. I’m serving watermelon margaritas this weekend and will do a dry run tonight. And, this picture of Geraldine Saglio in the Holiday Boileau campaign inspired me to mix things up a bit. I pulled out my HB daisy skirt and a striped top and they look great together — I don’t always have to be so matchy-matchy…


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Roll-neck cable-knit wool-blend sweater


Viviane wool turtleneck sweater


Floral stretch-lace tights


Slanted-cuff leather knee-high boots


Wool-twill coat


Textured-knit tights


Oversized hooded cable-knit wool and mohair-blend cardigan


Cavalier wool blazer


Aiden sleeveless cashmere top


Hawes T-bar cutout leather pumps


Oversized cashmere knit top


Wool-blend turtleneck vest

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  • I’m picking up my copy today – was on pre-order at my local bookstore. Recipe for watermelon margarita please…

    KathyJune 30th, 2020  9:12 AM

  • Preston, love the unexpected styling of your daisy skirt and striped tee! Many thanks for your great blog. Let us know how the margaritas are!

    MoiraJune 30th, 2020  9:16 AM

  • Friends & Strangers looks so good! Thank you for the recommendation. Please post your Watermelon margarita recipe

    LisaJune 30th, 2020  9:52 AM

  • Loving the combo and bet it will look great on you.

    JenniferJune 30th, 2020  1:29 PM

  • Ah, that explains it. My local bookstore called last week to let me know my copy (of Friends and Strangers) had arrived. I had forgotten I’d ordered it, but must have done so at your suggestion. I’m now almost done, and have really enjoyed it, so thank you for the recommendation. I saw the picture of you in the adorable daisy skirt yesterday and have been wanting one ever since. Thank you for all your good tips.

    KIC fanJuly 1st, 2020  8:05 AM

  • I’m 48 and in dood shape. What’s your thought on women over 40 wearing shorter skirts? I tried on a short denim skirt and wasn’t sure I should wear it.

    JulieJuly 1st, 2020  8:26 AM

  • I’m 58 and wear them all the time — I’m wearing the daisy skirt here. Probably not the best role model, but there you have it.

    PrestonJuly 1st, 2020  9:15 AM

  • Hi Preston,

    I love the photo of you in your short skirt and mask. Thanks for promoting both. I think you ARE the best role model for short skirts. I wear them all summer because they are so comfortable. And, really, if we work hard to take care of ourselves and stay in shape, why not? Who’s judging?

    EricaJuly 1st, 2020  11:07 AM

  • Short skirts and dresses of all lengths are my summer favorites! Golf skirts work great for power walks and coffee shop runs – EP of NY makes great skorts. Add sneaks or comfort sandals and I can wear them throughout the day!
    P.S. First hand report from Paris: Petite Bateau in children’s sizes available in Paris (18 ans fits me), kiosks of hand sanitizer on the streets, and masks are worn inside shops only. Who knows??!!

    PaulaJuly 1st, 2020  1:34 PM


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