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Joan

Yesterday’s post on block-heel sandals made me think of my favorite writer. Not that I have ever seen a picture of her wearing them, but they would look great with her wrap skirt and black t-shirt.

I’ll bet she had a pair.

 

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Mohair-blend sweater

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Charlotte medium leather bag

CÉLINE EYEWEAR

Kim square sunglasses

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Charlotte leather-trimmed canvas bag

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Classic Tribute 75 leather plateau sandals

TRE

Tori paneled boyfriend jeans

BOTTEGA VENETA

Lauren 1980 intrecciato leather clutch

CHLOÉ

Oversized wool-blend cape

JOSEPH

Den high-rise straight-leg jeans

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Le Marais leather boots

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Square belt bag

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Block Party

The block-heel sandal is my current obsession. After wearing chunky heeled pumps for the last 8 months, I am more than happy to continue with this chic, yet practical, trend this spring. The perfect run-around sandal; I am completely addicted to this style.

All sandals in the KiC Shop.

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Snake is a neutral

Some women love leopard print, I love snake. My Proenza Schouler python print T has been getting a lot of wear, even though at first I was worried it was a tad ‘Housewives of…’. With snakeskin, a little goes a long way. A clutch, like the 3.1 Phillip Lim above, is plenty. The best part is that it goes with everything, adds texture to a look, and feels a bit exotic.

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Food

Food for thought

How to Boil an Egg Rose Carrarini

Cooking is not my forte, yet I am becoming more and more interested in food. We grow a lot in our garden and I gave my husband a share in a local farm as a Christmas present. We will get a box of organic vegetables each week June-October.

But I think I need to go back to the basics and “How to Boil an Egg” seems like a good place to start.

Harvest to Heat: Cooking with America's Best Chefs, Farmers, and Artisans

I picked up “Harvest to Heat” last spring and it was my husband’s go-to cookbook last summer. Great recipes and stunning photographs.

Where Chefs Eat: A Guide to Chefs' Favourite Restaurants

And for my foodie friends who travel, “Where Chefs Eat” will make the perfect hostess gift.

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Too Kule for School

Kule collection

This Kule look, tomato red topper and pant accessorized with a pinky signet ring, is so Gloria Guinness. It’s a modern take on pajama dressing, the jet-setters’ run-around uniform in the mid 1960’s. Paired with your favorite sandals, this becomes a go-to warm weather outfit. Leave it to the queen of cool, style setter Nikki Kule, to make such covetable pieces.

KULE trunk show April 17-19, The Carlyle Hotel, NYC

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Makes me want summer now

© Paris Vogue

The Isabel Marant boho tunic and sandals are sitting on my wish list. Add white or denim shorts and I’d be good to go. Would be an ideal Coachella outfit. That too tops my list.

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Lovely Lilly

“Essentially Lilly” A Guide to Colorful Entertaining

Perhaps my post yesterday on easy dresses was an unconscious homage to Ms. Pulitzer and her revolutionary shifts. I grew up in Lilly Pulitzer dresses and skorts, and so did my girls. Colorful and washable; a mother’s dream. Lilly had a shop in Edgartown down on the dock in the 1960’s where you could buy her famous fabrics by the yard. I fell hard for a bright yellow with orange ducks print that my mother had made into a maxi dress for me. I will try to dig up the picture.

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It’s just so easy

Nothing beats the ease and simplicity of a good dress, or matching top and skirt. Just add accessories and go. Both of these women look great and pulled together without a lot of fuss.

© All The Pretty Birds

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Press

My Spring List on ‘The Window’

Barneys asked what I’m wearing this spring and showcased my picks on their blog, The Window. If you ever wondered what I would do if locked in their store for a night, it’s in the fun Q&A. Thanks Barneys!

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Beauty

Is the CC the new BB?

I am very late to the party re. BB and CC creams.  Beauty Balm and Color Corrector creams contain moisturizer, color, primer, SPF and a number of other ingredients. I want to try the Clinique CC cream as it has redness-reducers, but that’s all I really know.

Please weigh in on what they are, which ones work, and why we need them.

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