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Party Tights

If my memory serves me right, the Chanel PF16 show, above, jump-started the resurgence of black patterned tights (I could be wrong). And now, I want a pair to jazz up my LBDs.  Balenciaga (bottom right and on sale), Fogal, Wolford, and Emilio Cavallini make some of the best and I linked two brands to Amazon so you can have them delivered by New Year’s Eve.

Top images © Chanel, bottom @pernilleteisbaek, @khaite_ny

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Crinkled-satin midi skirt

NIKE

Tech Pack 2.0 reversible linen and cotton-blend jacket

BOTTEGA VENETA

Leather clutch

GUCCI

Cotton denim midi skirt

GUCCI

Suede collarless jacket

GABRIELA HEARST

Casatt double-breasted cotton trench coat

BURBERRY

Chignon monogram silk-satin scarf

TOM FORD

Belted leather-trimmed twill jacket

PRADA

Metallic

JACQUEMUS

Le Bracelet braided-metal bracelet

JACQUEMUS

Figari plunge knot-front top

COMMON PROJECTS

Achilles leather sneakers

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Luggage Update

This picture of Vogue‘s Fashion Director Tonne Goodman is from a packing story that ran in the June 2007 issue, called “Fold Everything.”  I was reminded of it as I’m starting to think beyond Christmas to a trip we are taking in early January. Like Tonne, I will do everything in my power to not check a bag. However, in 2018 I have far more electronics than the ones seen here, and that’s not including all the chargers. I, too, have used a Louis Vuitton rolling bag forever, but maybe this is an item that could be updated. My husband swears by Raden, the smart luggage with a TSA approved removable battery for a built in phone charger and weight sensor. And, since it’s sold on Amazon, I can get it before we go. As Vogue said “(t)his stylish smart luggage will completely change the way you travel.”

Photography by Arthur Elgort

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Cuff Love

An image from the most recent WSJ. Magazine has me excited for bold bracelets and cuffs. I love the vintage-feel of this one by Aurelie Biedermann—mixed in a stack would be nice.

Net-A-Porter Sale

Grab & Go

When the Net-A-Porter sale launched last month, I scored a few big ticket items that I’d been eyeing. But, now the markdowns are even steeper, up to 70% on many items, and I’m looking for fun vacation pieces like these straw totes and sandals. Again, the sale items are coinciding nicely with my needs.

Totes: Kayu, Nannacay, Antik Batik and Sophie Anderson. Sandals: Mabu By Maria BK, Loeffler Randall, Chloé, and Prada.

Thank you Net-A-Porter for asking for my sale picks!

On My Radar

Victoria Beckham’s Crystal Pendants

A lot of jewelry looks the same to me these days, so I was pleasantly surprised when I spied these cool crystal pendants in the Victoria Beckham PF18 collection images.

© Vogue

WSJ. Magazine

‘Natural Splendor’

This incredible image is from WSJ. Magazine’s Eternal Style issue that’s on newsstands today. The Tiffany & Co. bracelet and Céline dress are simply sublime.

Photography by Tanya and Zhenya Posternak   Styling by David Thielebeule

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Saint Laurent’s Roman Sandal

Just when I was wondering if the new Saint Laurent would offer evergreen pieces, up popped these sandals . I couldn’t add them to my cart fast enough—perfection.

Black here and here. Side note: I bought and kept the black—will wear them more often and I already have quite a few pairs of brown sandals.

Vogue Paris

‘Free Style’

The seasons and sales have started to dovetail nicely. The temps have dropped in NYC and a Prada coat I’ve had my eye on just went on sale this morning—I’d call that synchronicity.

Images © December Vogue Paris 

Photography by Sean + Seng      Styling by Tony Irvine

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The Right Height

A few months ago I posted that I’d tweaked a pair of Manolo Blahnik black stretch-suede boots, shortening them to about this height (mine are a tad taller)—and, let me tell you, it was a great decision. I wear them all the time with skirts and pants (no gap between the bottom of the pant leg and top of the boot) and I get lots of compliments. No one noticed them when they were the stuffy to-the-knee height.

Grey, cream, black and red and here.

Narciso Rodriguez Pre-Fall 2018

Simply Chic

Of all the beautiful Narciso Rodriguez collections, PF18 is hands down one of my favorites. Please look at all the images on Vogue.

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