January 21st, 2021
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My Fab Four

I’ve been digging deep into my closet to avoid a uniform rut (#Don’tOverpurge), yet, there are four items that I’ve either gone back to or adopted. Flared and straight are great, but skinny jeans are my preferred cut in the winter— they are a trim foundation for oversized sweaters, parkas, and boots. I’ve been wearing Mother’s cocktail rings while I work because they bring me joy. For errands, I rarely need a handbag. With so many businesses taking Apple Pay, a small card holder is enough — the days of the massive wallet are over. And breaking in my new clogs gets me excited for warmer days ahead.

My two go-to jeans are Frame above and Toteme (they have very little stretch), ring, card holder, clogs.


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Leather sandals


Flower brooch


Le Maillon leather shoulder bag


Aviator-style gold-tone and acetate sunglasses


High-neck striped wool-blend sweater


Park linen-blend canvas tote bag


Fran belted suede jacket


Wool-blend playsuit

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  • Love all of this! Do clogs take breaking in to be comfortable? I’m trying to figure out if they just don’t feel tight on my feet or that they require breaking in.

    DebbieJanuary 21st, 2021  11:09 AM

  • They shouldn’t really, I just like wearing them around the house.

    PrestonJanuary 21st, 2021  11:17 AM

  • Completely agree that credit card holder is more relevant than a big wallet. Living in a warm climate I’m not wearing a jacket with pockets. My car fob, phone, extra mask and pocket sanitizer are easily accessible in a cross body worn fanny pack.

    karenJanuary 21st, 2021  12:22 PM

  • I agree about the jeans for outside, it’s been so cold here I need my ankles tucked in. Saw some fashion pundit say they thought grey jeans were over. Pfft to that. I have a card holder instead of a wallet but I find I need two, in order to carry around all the stupid reward cards and store cards and gift cards and store cards. I’m hopeless lol.

    SueMJanuary 21st, 2021  12:23 PM

  • Skinny, faded black jeans and clogs are my go-to this winter too. How is the Hermès heel height? I found the Celine too low and chose to return. The balance was off. I find No. 6 the most comfortable while still having some style.
    Love these types of posts. Thanks!

    LFRJanuary 21st, 2021  12:35 PM

  • Wow! Hermes clogs!!! How do you like them? Gorgeous color.

    joann fielderJanuary 21st, 2021  12:49 PM

  • I’m most happy to see that in your view skinny jeans still have a place in the closet. I also find them a better base for the oversized sweaters I live in now, and velvet or corduroy skinnies can be as comfortable as leggings (but more grownup in my view). Glad I didn’t purge them all when those same pundits said skinnies were over!

    Lisa MacJanuary 21st, 2021  1:40 PM

  • Are the Hermes clogs noisy? I returned some Isabel Marant clogs because they were sooooo loud on wood floors.

    BarbaraJanuary 21st, 2021  1:43 PM

  • Noisy clogs? You shoe repair man can easily fix by adding an additional thin rubber sole.

    SusanJanuary 21st, 2021  4:19 PM

  • How lovely to wear your Mother’s cocktail rings while you work. You were getting an opal reset into a new ring, any update? I love opals but so often I think they are ‘mistreated’ in how they are set.

    ClaireJanuary 22nd, 2021  3:12 AM

  • I also remain a fan of skinny jeans, preferring them high waist and dark denim wash. We ran up to a neighborhood spot for Northern Italian early in the evening on Thursday (we have indoor dining), and given the moderate temperature, I wore my ‘uniform’ of Madewell jeans, a crewneck black cashmere sweater, favorite gold bracelets, MB blue suede Maysale kitten heels, and a wonderful smokey blue Herno wool knee length coat from several years ago. I never felt so happy to be out in my life!

    PaulaJanuary 22nd, 2021  11:24 AM


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