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Ugg Redux

I bought a pair of these Classic Ultra Mini Uggs a few months ago thinking “no one will see me running errands in them”… Then, lo and behold, Vogue sanctioned them in a story last week. There you go.

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SAINT LAURENT

Suzanne mini leather cross-body bag

SAINT LAURENT

Jota chain-embellished leather sandals

MATTEAU

Broderie-cotton maxi skirt

PRADA

Single-breasted hooded raincoat

BOTTEGA VENETA

Leather sandals

SAINT LAURENT

Flower brooch

SAINT LAURENT

Le Maillon leather shoulder bag

GUCCI

Aviator-style gold-tone and acetate sunglasses

TOTÊME

High-neck striped wool-blend sweater

THE ROW

Park linen-blend canvas tote bag

NILI LOTAN

Fran belted suede jacket

VALENTINO

Wool-blend playsuit

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On My Mind

Blogs I Like

Elin Kling & Pernille Teisbaek

In a comment on a previous post, Pamela asked which blogs I now follow.  Sadly, many style bloggers moved off the platform to Instagram. Two of my early favorites, Elin Kling, designer of Totême, and Pernille Teisbaek, a huge influencer, shuttered their blogs years ago.  Three good friends — Heather Clawson of Habitually Chic, Navaz Batliwalla of Disney Roller Girl, and Alyson Walsh of That’s Not My Age — continue to produce great content. Stylist Julia von Boehm relaunched her eponymous blog last week and I mention Editorialist, by the incredibly chic Kate Davidson Hudson, often. And Jennifer Alfano’s The Flair Index has a strong point of view and is a really good read.

Creating content, not just product-pushing posts, is a lot of work, so I’m not surprised that a number of bloggers have switched gears. I’m sure there are many more wonderful sites than just the ones listed here — please share your favorites.

To Watch

Une Fille Un Style

This Vogue Paris video series and here offers a peek into the homes of a number of fashionable women.  It’s fun to hear why they chose certain clothes, paintings, furniture, etc. The episode on writer Sophie Fontanel is one of my favorites.

On My Mind

Thank You

Appreciation is a two-way street. Thank you for all the thoughtful comments and shared tips — the back and forth keeps kic from being static.

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Love the wrapping on this package from Ann Mashburn, had to take a pic

It Items

A Very Short List

I’m on the hunt for a black dress for a summer event (Mother’s memorial on Martha’s Vineyard) and will try this Raey halter-neck. And, these Hermès clogs in beige are the only item on my wishlist. I’m sure other things will catch my eye, however, I still have a number of purchases from SS20 that have yet to be worn.

On My Mind

Solace in Beauty

Yesterday was ugly and shameful. As an American, I am mortified, heartbroken, and taking solace in beauty.

Paul Ferney wallpaper

Cool Collaboration

Charlotte Casiraghi x Chanel

Charlotte Casiraghi is one of my style icons and she is perfection in the Chanel SS21 campaign shot in Monaco by Ines & Vinoodh — she’s the ideal ambassador for the brand in my book. The T-strap in the second photo is so chic.

I just gave my mini classic bag to my daughter…

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Mix & Match

I bought an Anna Quan ribbed top in March 2020 and I’m still wearing it — it’s a true year-round piece. Knitwear is big news this season, perfect for transitioning from sweatpants.  All items here.

Vogue Germany

Belts & Vests

Belted anything and a vest with a white shirt are my current styling tweaks, so I’m happy to see both trends extending into spring. Heidi Klum and her daughter Leni were photographed by Chris Colls for January/February Vogue Germany. The story was styled by Christiane Arp, until recently the editor in chief, and Nicola Knels.

Michael Kors Collection, The Row, Dior shirt.

On My Mind

2021

I miss my friends. Since early March, the girls quarantined with us off and on and I saw my mother and sister fairly often. But not my friends. Motivated by a 2019 post, I had this Provencal-inspired table built for small dinners with hopes of entertaining frequently and spontaneously. I want to call someone and say “we caught too many fish, please come for dinner tonight.” Or, something to that effect. My greatest desire is that this will be possible in 2021. Until then, my daughter gave me ‘The Kinfolk Table: Recipes for Small Gatherings‘ so I can start planning.

New Year’s Eve we will dress up (I’m going to wear the Toteme black strapless dress) and ring in the new year around this table.

Wishing everyone the happiest New Year, may 2021 be all that you hope for.
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