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The Right Height

Aquazzura pumps at Net-a-Porter

As I mentioned yesterday, I am looking at colleges with my daughter. After a summer wearing Birks and K. Jacques, I stuffed my feet back into to “real” shoes and am practically hobbled. Whoever commented that 4″ heels would not be practical for running around was spot-on.  I was in 2″ block heels, which probably saved me. I put these Aquazzura pumps in the shop eons ago and I keep thinking about them.  With black pants and a sweater, they could be very chic indeed. And the height is right too.

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Fave Re-run

My fall uniform

Images © Paris Vogue

I am re-running this post from last fall because I am heading up to Cambridge, Wellesley, and Amherst  for college interviews before I take my older daughter back to boarding school just north of Boston. 

It’s not cool enough yet for this complete look, but I have been wearing my white jeans with a fisherman knit sweater (permanently borrowed from my mother) these past few days. Topped with a pea coat (mine is shorter), this will be my run-around look from now until spring. Add low heeled pumps or booties, and I can go to meetings straight from school drop-off.

Looks

The Right White

Whites

Thankfully, the ban on white after Labor Day is a thing of the past. These pieces by Isabel Marant are meant for fall, winter, spring– all the cool seasons.

All items in the KiC Shop.

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Shorts and a sweater

This pic of Freja Beha wearing pieces from her collaboration with jeans brand Mother could not be more appropriate for the beginning of Labor Day weekend. Clinging to the last bits of summer, yet getting cooler– shorts with a sweater is my uniform as I run-around.

Labor Day is bittersweet. I try to enjoy the final moments of summer, but also get my girls ready for school. Did we go to the beach enough? Really relax? Yes and no. But it was a great summer regardless. And as my youngest reminds me every September 1rst, summer wouldn’t be special if it lasted all year.

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Tabitha Simmons in The Edit

I’ve been a fan of Tabitha Simmons’ shoes since she launched her line 4 years ago. The British designer is married to fashion photographer Craig McDean and lives in NYC with their two sons.  Long at the top of my list of women I would love to profile, this may not be necessary after this great Q&A from Net-a-Porter’s The Edit.

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Duffel Love

Derek Lam

Last week I posted on my favorite coats on offer for fall and concluded that a duffel would be my top choice. Either of these would be a great addition to my wardrobe. Although, I may wait for the Saint Laurent in grey.

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Derek Lam and Saint Laurent

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Spa Day

Mario Badescu Spa

We are off to get back-to-school facials. I have been going to Mario Badescu for 20 years and swear by their services and reasonable prices.

Candles to Covet

French candlemakers, Carrières Frères, has launched a new collection that’s available at Ciré Trudon. The four lines: floral, fruits, herbs and wood, come in white containers with beautiful botanical print labels. The perfect hostess gift.

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I’m Hooked!

Chanel FW13 campaign

Chanel FW13 campaign

When I came across this image from the Chanel FW13 campaign yesterday, I laughed out loud. Not only have my daughters been knitting up a storm this summer, I am totally smitten with crocheted pieces as well. I love the open feel. Although an avowed anti vintage shopper, I found the most incredible crocheted cape below this spring. Throughout the summer I wore it over a swimsuit and shorts and will definitely keep wearing it into the fall.

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Stack the Deck in Elle

I know, I know– another post on booties. First wedges, then ladylike, and now, stacked heels. I cannot decide.

Two years ago I cut down a pair of Calvin Klein knee boots below. I love their black stacked heel that’s not crazy high. I’m going to wear them for a bit to see if they are the silhouette I am looking for.

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