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The Perry Pump

I posted on these Chloé Perry pumps just moments after I saw them on the runway last March. The ankle strap and brogue detail are like a siren song to me. Not sure if I’ll go with a t-strap, or which color, but I do know that a pair is on my fall wish list.

Beige t-strap and here, brown t-strapblack t-strap, burgundy ankle strap.

Alexia Niedzielski and Elizabeth von Guttman © Vogue


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Dorian double-breasted checked cotton-blend tweed coat


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Camberwell leopard-print linen-blend canvas jacket


Le High straight-leg jeans


Ipanema shirred halterneck swimsuit


Hammock small leather tote


W006 Enid mid-rise wide-leg jeans


Silk and linen-blend blazer


Fusain leather sandals


Belted muslin dress


Black velvet bow barrette


Belted cotton-twill midi dress

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Haute Couture

Lovely Valentino

These Valentino Haute Couture gowns are simply breathtaking— bravo Pierpaolo Piccioli.

Harper's Bazaar Australia

Cut Short

With all the mid-calf and ankle-grazing silhouettes these days, the mini looks fresh to my eye. A few inches above the knee is good. Love these Pamela Hanson pictures in the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar Australia.


Mary Watson’s Favorite White Jeans

I’m on the hunt for new white jeans and asked a few of my uber stylish friends to weigh in with their favorites. Fourth up Midwest-based mom of three boys, Mary Watson:

“These RL white jeans are my favorites for this holiday. I prefer boy/straight cut or men’s—the same with my raw APC’s, they suit me. I am in love with white selvedge—RL, The Row, and Levi’s 501 made in USA are the best!

I collect flags and just got a Kate Schelter watercolor of one this week”. Mary

Happy 4th of July!

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An Easy Dress

I was looking at my Instagram feed and realized that I’ve been wearing black cotton dresses to a bunch of events recently—they are just so easy. The one above is great, but may be a tad too short.  Only one way to find out.

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The Return of Non-Stretch Jeans

The return of non-stretch jeans is definitely in the air. Navaz Batliwalla shared her love of non-stretch Levi’s in my “White Jeans” series and the comments on her post talk to this trend as well. The Wall Street Journal, too, has an article on this very topic, today.

Atlantique Ascoli blouse and Brock Collection jeans.

On My Mind

Runway vs. Reality

When I spied this J.W. Anderson jacket on the SS17 runway, I posted and put it on my wish list. Fast forward to the spring sales and my surprise to find that it was still available, and in my size no less.

It’s the perfect fashion piece to give my wardrobe a bit of zip, or so I thought. That is until my daughter pointed out that I resemble an extra in a Shakespearean production. Through that lens the jacket feels “not me.” When does fashion cross the line from fun to silly?


Kendall Conrad’s Favorite White Jeans

Kendall Conrad White Jeans

I’m on the hunt for new white jeans and asked a few of my uber stylish friends to weigh in with their favorites. Third up, accessories designer Kendall Conrad:

“White jeans are a go to staple all year round for me as I live in California.

I wear them either high/low with my SANDALS or very high stilettos. A pullover sweater or a t-shirt and blazer always work well. Or a button down men’s shirt when it’s hot out with one of my BELTS.

I am very particular about them. I like flared, boyfriend, bootcut, and skinny but never too tight. I don’t like high rise or slashes or appliqués for me-I like to keep it simple.” Kendall

Three of KC’s favorites: Citizens of Humanity bootcut, FRAME Le Garcon, Current/Elliott skinny.

Photography by Arna

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Bag Lovin’

The Jerome Dreyfuss fall bags are really good-looking and a nice price point—eeny, meeny, miny, moe…

Black suede, black calf, grey suede.


Navaz Batliwalla’s Favorite White Jeans

I’m on the hunt for new white jeans and asked a few of my uber stylish friends to weigh in with their favorites. Second up, Navaz Batliwalla, editor of Disneyrollergirl and author of the best style guide, ever, “The New Garconne- How to be a Modern Gentlewoman.”

“I only have one pair – white Levi’s 501s from a couple of years ago. They’re still white though as they only come out in summer and we rarely get proper summers in London. (We’re having an amazing heatwave right now though…)

I had mine tailored to above the ankle so I wear them with my oxblood Bass Weejuns or battered tan Church’s lace-ups. (No socks; if I’m feeling pasty I use the amazing Nars Monoi Body Glow bronzing oil but keep it well away from the white denim.)

They look great with anything tan or blue. And very simple jewellery – I wear my dad’s rings on a chain.

White 501s aren’t that widely available any more but I also like the look of these cropped cigarette jeans from Madewell.” Navaz

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