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The Patent Slingback Pump

I’ve been thinking about the Saint Laurent patent slingback pumps from a post a few days ago, but the Chanel slingbacks above are pretty great, too. And the Khaite version below is also lovely. Hmm…

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COURRÈGES

Racer leather slingback pumps

JIMMY CHOO

Diamond Tilda 45 embellished patent-leather slingback pumps

SACAI

Cargo twill midi skirt

SAINT LAURENT

Le 5 à 7 Small leather tote bag

TOD'S

Leather penny loafers

KHAITE

Fulman cropped down jacket

THE ROW

Everett leather tote bag

SAINT LAURENT

Caged satin minaudière

ISABEL MARANT

Vokayo high-rise straight-leg jeans

MIU MIU

Laser-engraved logo belt

ALAÏA

Belted leather biker jacket

SAINT LAURENT

Cropped leather jacket

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Easy Evening

This is my ideal evening look. I have a Totême strapless dress, but I love this one by High Sport — it’s the fabric. Dangly earrings, cuff, and the slingbacks make the dress sing.

On My Inspiration board

Fall Inspiration Courtesy of The Row SS23

This image is Look #10 in The Row’s SS23 lookbook and it’s on my fall inspiration board. I hope to capture the ease and proportions with items I already own.

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Fall Feathers

Dressed up or down, feathers are everywhere for fall. Whether it’s a collar, cuffs, or a full-on jacket, feathers are having a moment.

Prada navy bomber, Yves Salomon cropped jacket, Valentino denim jacket

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September Vogue

‘Always and Forever’

Styled by Kate Phelan and photographed by Sam Rock

‘Elegantly unfussy styles in time-honored silhouettes’ in September Vogue — the story gets five stars.

Bottega Veneta, Dior, Prada, Chanel

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Saint Laurent, Sigh

This Saint Laurent bag in white and the patent leather slingbacks are ladylike in a good way. I especially like the hardware on the pumps.

Beauty

Vvardis

According to the Violet Grey site, Vvardis is dentist-created using natural ingredients to rebuild enamel. And the chic packaging is sustainably made — I’m in.

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The Belt Bag

Every so often I revisit the belt bag, but never find one that I’d wear — until now. These by The Row and Jil Sander are good-looking, and the Jil Sander looks great as a shoulder bag, too. While working on this post up popped this Gabriela Hearst knit dress (comes in black as well), and Habitually Chic just posted a roundup of the best fall sneakers — all told, a great la rentrée aka transition-to-fall outfit.

On My Mind

Tinker, Tailor, & DIY

In a post a few weeks ago I mentioned that I am having bags updated, shoes repaired, and six dresses dyed. The bags and shoes are perfect, but the dresses are just okay — they all came out midnight blue and on a few the stitching did not take the dye. Live and learn. But I haven’t stopped there, a Ralph Lauren cream, wide-wale corduroy blazer is getting an overhaul. I’m having the shoulders tightened and the sleeves shortened to above my wrists — I want the shirt cuffs to to peek out. And I, myself, just shortened the very long straps on this unworn straw bag from an earlier post (super glue, fabric repair adhesive, raffia ribbon) and now it’s exactly what I need. #MakeItWork

On My Mind

Packing for Paris

One of the reasons I love a quick trip is I don’t have to be practical about packing — I can take fun things that might be worn only once. Next up, Paris for 48 hours and these three are coming with me.

The Slate leather jacket, Dior bag, Chanel sandals.