August 8th, 2023
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Three Fall Finds

When I spied the Celine Lyra boots on the runway last December they went straight to the top of my FW23 wishlist. At first I was wowed by the magnificent jackets in the collection, but after another look at the show images I noted the boots. For years I’ve been searching for a chic walkable boot without a lug sole — et voila! They are very comfortable and true to size. Recently, I’ve been going down a half or even a full size in Dior, Chanel, and Miu Miu. The Miu Miu beige slingbacks did not suit me, btw.

The Mashburns redecorated their NYC shop on Madison at 74th and it looks fantastic — very Ann and Sid. I popped in yesterday to try the Parker jacket. The cut is impeccable with trim shoulders and the wool pique has a bit of give, which accommodates my chest; I won’t have to go up a size then have it altered. I’m deciding if I will wear a sweater underneath — that will determine which size I buy.

And, I picked up this large linen-blend scarf at Zara — it will be great come fall.

  • Yes to all! Love the boots (agree w/the absence of lug soles). (Sorry to hear about the sling-backs – but appreciate the feedback.) All the pieces here are spot on – thank you! Going to take a look at the jacket next. Really looking forward to this fall’s wardrobe tweaks and additions. Great post – thank you Preston.

    Lisa FAugust 8th, 2023  8:42 AM

  • Thanks Preston! How will you wear the boots?

    OliviaAugust 8th, 2023  10:15 AM

  • I have a really hard time understanding how to wear mid calf lug sole boots. Is the option mostly tucked in skinny jeans? I am hoping you can post photos of your outfits together with the boots.

    kimAugust 8th, 2023  11:20 AM

  • I will wear them with jeans tucked in or heavy-weight leggings from The Row. They appeal to my ’90s self when I had a pair of motorcycle boots that Madonna wore for a Vogue cover shoot. I was the only one who fit into them and wish I still had them. I, sadly, over-purged.

    PrestonAugust 8th, 2023  11:34 AM

  • I’ve had my eye on this jacket for some time, and this is a good reminder. Love the scarf. Thanks for posting, Preston.

    PennyAugust 8th, 2023  2:26 PM

  • I would love to visit a Mashburn store! I’ve only shopped online (3 pairs jeans) so far. They both have talent in spades, and their success is based on merit and hard work. Cheers to that!
    This jacket looks very much the silhouette of one I purchased in Paris awhile back! It’s so refreshing to see since so many jackets are oversized/longer/boyfriend cut. I just adore a trim little jacket with traditional scale. I find a long sleeve single- ply cashmere ‘tee’ works nicely underneath (grey, camel, navy, ivory). Wrap a fringed scarf at your neck, with your gloves of course . . .and your new boots will undoubtedly be fabulous on you!

    PaulaAugust 9th, 2023  1:25 AM

  • Madonna!!! Wow! I’m trying to figure out which photo shoot that was.

    KimAugust 10th, 2023  6:50 PM

  • The boots remind me of a Gucci motorcycle pair I had years ago, which were probably my favourite ever boots. Max Mara boots, very similar with three straps are at the top of my AW wishlist, but brown or black??

    LindaAugust 13th, 2023  7:58 AM

  • I’m getting brown too

    PrestonAugust 13th, 2023  10:40 AM


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