November 16th, 2023
On My Radar

Bits & Bobs

I’ve had my eye on this Dior trench since it came down the runway. However, I have a similar Bottega trench that I cherish and wear all the time. Would this be considered a double? Mine isn’t belted, which makes the Dior different enough in my view. The Oceans by Chris Burkard and the brilliant art director Ezra Petronio’s Visual Thinking & Image Making are my two new books of inspiration. I love but don’t need this Saint Laurent Downtown Tote. I’m just going to keep telling myself that.

  • Why not have two trench coats to choose from in your closet?!

    judyNovember 16th, 2023  9:11 AM

  • Hah! Now there’s an idea! Thanks, Judy.

    PrestonNovember 16th, 2023  10:31 AM

  • Hahah – I LOVE your trench rationalization! There is always room for another coat – for much of the year it is the only part of your outfit many people see! And always appreciate your book recommendations.

    betsyNovember 16th, 2023  10:35 AM

  • The YSL downtown purse was the first “good” bag I bought myself….years ago. I loved it. Great design on the tote.

    KathyNovember 16th, 2023  11:07 AM

  • The is the second time you’ve mentioned this Dior coat. I think you should go for it.

    TracyNovember 16th, 2023  5:27 PM

  • I also have two trenches and I’m not being an enabler, I truly believe it’s useful to have one black and one khaki. Thank you as always for the book recommendation.

    SueMNovember 16th, 2023  9:59 PM

  • Regarding the trench, have you tried it on? I have found many times that something I thought was fabulous just wasn’t once I had it on. 🙂
    Although I just love outerwear myself, a trench is so specific, because all trenches are so similar, that I can’t really imagine having two in my closet.
    Third thought, the oversized flap could either make a woman look short or accentuate a bust. I’m interested to hear your thoughts when you try it on.

    PaulaNovember 17th, 2023  12:49 AM

  • Preston, the Dior is perfect. You won’t regret getting it, it’s so timeless. I can see it with jeans, patent flat and a beautiful white silk blouse… get it!

    SeverineNovember 17th, 2023  10:33 AM

  • The Downtown is probably my all time favorite bag. I still have my original on in elephant grey that I absolutely destroyed. I may have to re-invest,

    E!November 17th, 2023  6:16 PM


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