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My Perfect Skirt

Contrast stitching + to-the-knee length + a flirty flair + good price point = my dream skirt. This Marc Jacobs skirt ticks all the boxes—I’d wear it now with sandals and a tee, then an oversized sweater and sneakers (Converse) in the fall.

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BLAZÉ MILANO

High Kingdom Everyday checked blazer

PRADA

Leather-trimmed checked trench coat

APIECE APART

Ruffle-trimmed neck cotton blouse

GIANVITO ROSSI

Katie suede sock bootie

PRADA

Belted wool coat

SAINT LAURENT

loulou leather over-the-knee boots

BALENCIAGA

Suede Crooked-Heel ankle boot

BALENCIAGA

Everyday tote small leather bag

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI

Padded velvet jacket

LOEWE

Roll-neck argyle-sleeved sweater

GANNI

Ridgewood corduroy trousers

PRADA

Point-toe slingback kitten-heel pumps

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FW17 Campaigns

Favorite Fall Ads

There is a nip in the air this morning—a reminder that summer is winding down. These gorgeous FW17 campaign images make me excited for fall.

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Red (is) Hot, cont.

Yesterday I was musing about the abundance of red items for fall. A cherry striped sweater, brick clutch, and burgundy velvet platforms would be nice additions to my predominantly all-neutrals wardrobe. With so many shades to choose from, I don’t need something in fire engine to feel like I’m embracing the trend.

Architectural Digest

Red (is) Hot

Like Claudia Schiffer’s lovely guest bedroom in September AD, I love red accents in my home. In fashion, red has been gaining momentum and is now the hot color for fall. A red dress is kind of a neutral, but red shoes, bags, gloves, etc. are statement pieces in my book and I can’t decide if I’m on board with this trend. To be continued…

Photo by Simon Upton

Zara FW17 Campaign

Mix it Up

Zara is my favorite fast fashion fix, and over the years I’ve found a number of great items. The trick is to choose carefully and never wear a look head-to-toe—it’s all about a high/low mix. The stunning FW17 campaign shot by Steven Meisel and styled by Karl Templer showcases a number of pieces that would slide nicely into my wardrobe.

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Matches Fashion

Stylist Annina Mislin

Matches Fashion does great profiles and this one on Swiss-born LA-based stylist and consultant Annina Mislin is no exception—I love her quiet elegance.

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Jennifer Ash Rudick’s Favorite White Jeans

Jennifer in Southampton with her daughter Emmy.

I’m on the hunt for new white jeans and asked a few of my uber stylish friends to weigh in with their favorites. Seventh up, Out East author and Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker Jennifer Ash Rudick:

“Having grown up in Florida, my relationship with white jeans has been long and sometimes sordid. Some had stamina, including basic Levis that saw me through a summer internship at The Norton Museum. Others were poorly thought out, chosen on impulse to fulfill too particular a craving that never translated beyond their circumstance – extremely wide-leg sailor pants purchased in Normandy, France, following an afternoon involving Calvados comes to mind. Throughout the years, I’ve professed ever-lasting love to Lee, Wrangler, Citizens of Humanity, J. Brand, and Helmut Lang. I’ve committed to and eventually grown weary of hip-huggers, high-rise, straight-leg, peg-leg, and super-skinny styles. It was me, not them.

Last Spring, I swore off white jeans for good, buying two overpriced dresses for summer publication parties while on a trip with childhood friends who related to the white pant addiction, “try something more inspired,” they confirmed.” The night of the first book signing, as I slipped on a dress, my husband said, with discernable enthusiasm, “no white jeans for a change?” At that moment, I felt estranged from myself, like an imposter. I retreated to my closet where a brand-new pair of Mother jeans were hidden – just in case.” Jennifer

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What Goes Around, Comes Around

The belt bag has been back on the fashion radar for a few seasons and is picking up steam. I dug out this ’90s Chanel, which I proudly wore with a Prada parka way-back-when. Now I really want an updated, casual version to wear with jeans and a slouchy sweater, so I asked Agnes Baddoo if she could convert one of her soon-to-be launched Poches into a belt bag.  Lo and behold, she was already one step ahead of me…

 Voilà! The Agnes Baddoo Belt Sac will be available in September.

The Gucci belt bags (also here and here)are cute.

And Clare V. makes nice, well-priced ones, too.

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The Black Stretch Headband

A ’90s staple, the black stretch headband is having its moment. Toteme makes a nice one top, and The Edit story on Guinevere bottom credited the hair band as “stylist’s own”. My favorites are a tad narrower and by Goody—just sayin’.

WSJ. Magazine

‘Artist Conie Vallese Showcases This Fall’s Collections’

WSJ. Magazine’s August issue won’t be on newsstands until August 5, but you can see all of Josh Olins’ beautiful pictures of artist Conie Vallese wearing some of the best fall fashions online, now. Ludivine Poiblanc’s styling is spot-on, as always.

The Bottega Veneta belted jacket in the 4th image just zoomed to the tippy top of my fall wish list—will post when available…

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