On My Mind

Engagement Ring Etiquette

One of the stones in my engagement ring came loose so I took it in to be repaired. I wear my engagement ring stacked with a number of diamond bands that I’ve collected over the years.  At the jeweler I took them all off, except one that wouldn’t budge. Surprisingly, I love the simplicity of just the lone band– it feels minimalist and chic. I knew a woman who traded in her engagement ring and it seemed weird to me at the time, but now I get it. I wonder if there are any hard and fast rules re. engagement rings. For example, does marriage etiquette dictate that the ring remain unchanged? I need to research the customary codes and protocol on this.

Image © Tiffany


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The rockstud leather point-toe flats


Lace-up cotton-blend waist belt


Hammock leather and raffia tote


Lace-up cotton-blend waist belt


Small textured-leather tote

Mother Of Pearl

Cotton-blend tweed hooded top

The Row

Strapless smocked stretch cotton-blend poplin midi dress


Silk crepe de chine and ribbed-knit dress


Stretch-knit boots


Cotton-blend poplin trench coat


Cropped cotton-blend straight-leg pants


Poplin midi dress

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SS17 The Row

Coming & Going

Presented in The Row’s East 71st Street townhouse last September, the SS17 collection images have just been released.


Navy Must-Haves On Sale

Net-A-Porter has taken an extra 20% off sale must-haves. There are some great navy pieces that qualify.

Chloé poncho, Chloé dress, Chloé turtleneck, Jimmy Choo velvet flats, Marni coat.

February Vogue

‘The Runaways’

I picked up a February Vogue yesterday and pulled out this story by Peter Lindbergh and Grace Coddington. The clothes + model Vittoria Ceretti + actor Lucas Hedges = a dynamite editorial.

February 2017 Issue

Vogue Paris

This looks like it will be a very good issue–tbc.

Fave Re-Run From October 2013

The Apartment by The Line

The Line

I am reposting this story from October 2013 because I’ve been buying quite a bit from The Line and they’ve upped their game a lot since I first met with them. Their Instagram feed is really good, too.

After I posted last week on The Line, the newly launched online luxury shop founded by Vanessa Traina Snow, I received an invitation to stop by and meet the team. I immediately accepted because I would love to carry Protagonist, a line of refined minimalist clothing, in the kic shop.

So yesterday morning I dropped by The Apartment, the offline home of The Line. This is where you can see the products that are sold on the site displayed in beautifully propped rooms. Amazing Danish modernist furniture in the living room, linens in the bedroom, the founders’ favorite books on the shelves, beauty products in the bath, and a walk-in closet full of the most fabulous clothes, shoes, and bags.

The Apartment is a clever concept and the perfect setting to see the great products offered on The Line’s site. Also, the team behind the project is an impressive and talented group who really get what modern women want to wear, and just as importantly, how we want to shop.

It items


We had a weird blip in the weather and it was 65° this afternoon. I pulled out my Gucci slides and did errands in a tee and cardigan– bliss!

Tee, jeans, slides cognac and here,  black and here.

It Item

Real Run-Around

A cardigan is my current go-to item, it’s the ultimate layering piece. I keep a basketful by my desk, they’re perfect for working at home or tucked under a parka– a real workhorse in my wardrobe this winter. My favorites are fisherman knit hand-me-downs from my mother, but this cardigan from H&M looks cozy, too.

On My Mind

Cargo Pants Comeback

After reviewing the Marni SS17 collection images, I predict a major cargo pants comeback. Sadly, my three pairs by Current/Elliott are no longer available–hopefully they’ll be reissued.


Blue Notes

A complete and utter Smythson nut, I have engraved note cards in Nile and writing paper in Bond Street Blue. I order twice as many cards as envelopes and use the extras for quick notes and to tuck in with gifts.

Stamps are a major part of a letter’s appeal and I’m excited for the ones honoring Oscar de la Renta out later this year.

Winter Tweak
The Chicest Shopper
Tablescape Inspired