On The Hunt For

The Long And Short Of It.

All of my summer dresses are short save a printed one from La Double J. I get a ton of compliments every time I wear it so now I’m on the hunt for a simple black one—tbc.

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CHLOÉ

Printed silk dress

CHLOÉ

Wool-blend coat

TOTÊME

Noma asymmetric wool-blend shirt

TOTEME

Noma wool-blend straight-leg pants

ROSETTA GETTY

Gathered cotton-poplin top

BOTTEGA VENETA

Cotton-blend gabardine trench coat

SACAI

Oversized paneled cable-knit wool and poplin top

RICK OWENS

One-shoulder cotton-jersey top

CELINE

Square sunglasses

ACNE STUDIOS

Wool-blend overcoat

CÉLINE

Classic medium bag

CÉLINE

Knot small hoop earrings made of brass

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WSJ. Magazine

‘Center of Gravity ‘

In a post earlier this week I talked about wanting a new wool coat for fall. Many are too oversized for my liking, but a belt may solve that problem. Love these pictures from the upcoming WSJ. Magazine on newsstands this weekend.

Photography by Hanna Tveite   Styling by Alexander Fisher

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L'Officiel USA Video Series

Beauty Call with Jane Larkworthy: Gucci Westman

An early kic profile, Jane Larkworthy, is now Beauty Editor-at-Large for L’Officiel USA. In the debut interview for L’Officiel, Jane chats with makeup artist Gucci Westman about her new cosmetics line, Westman Atleier. The video is fun, funny, and smart—just like Jane herself.

Westman Atelier is available at Barneys New York

It Items

Three for Fall

It may not feel like it, but fall is around the corner. I have three items on my list: a vintage Cartier Tank watch with a leather strap, a new coat (there are some good ones for FW18), and a black handbag that is not as big as my hobo and a bit more subtle than a classic Chanel. This Marni Trunk fits the bill and the polished calf is super chic.

Watch, Miu Miu coat, Marni Trunk shoulder bag.

Beauty

You ‘Glow’ Girl!

Makeup has never been my thing, however I’ve been a fan of Charlotte Tilbury’s Wonderglow since it launched. The “glow” phenomenon is now huge and I’m interested in the skin care products that are a part of this booming trend.

Granted, skin is a natural extension of nutrition, health, and wellness, but despite the amount of water I drink and miles I run, my skin is very dry. So, to help me get that dewy, post-workout-looking complexion, there are a number of products I want to try.

Top of the list, which came highly recommended by my friend Kara, is Drunk Elephant’s C-Firma Day Serum—the entire line got rave reviews. I’ve used a serum from Sunday Riley and want to try their other products, and I keep hearing about Tatcha. I’m sure there are many more to test drive and I welcome recommendations.

Carolyn Murphy by Steven Meisel for 2014 Vogue Italia.

Summer Tweak

Heidi Wynne Straw Totes

Pre-Fall collections are in the stores, but it’s only July and I’m craving a summer tweak. Heidi Wynne makes the best straw totes—the gold one would certainly add a little snap to my summer uniform.

Books

Reading Time

The weekend is almost here and I cannot wait to tuck into Anne Tyler’s new novel “Clock Dance”. Hey, in preparation for the painters, I cleaned out all the stuff that should’ve been tossed ages ago—I deserve a little reading time.

On My Mind

Dorm Room Decorating Denial

Last September, while we were deep in the college process, my friend Amy Astley posted this picture of her daughter in her freshman dorm room. I put it on my inspiration board for later. Well, later is now and I’m in complete denial that my younger daughter is leaving for college in less than two months.

I always wanted to be a mother and tweaked my career to spend more time with my girls—this turned out to be a blessing as I watch magazines dwindle and fold. My older one went to boarding school; going to college seemed like an extension of her already being away. The younger one stayed home for high school and we are very close. So, when she asked if we could start thinking about dorm decor I pulled up this image and my heart broke. Thankfully she will be in the U.S. and within driving distance, but still, I didn’t expect this day to be here so soon.

Furniture by PB Teen

It Item

Tip Tops

My Atlantique Ascoli tops are in heavy rotation this summer—so much so that I may buy doubles since they are on sale for a fraction of what I paid two years ago. I love them because they are more feminine than a button-down, but not frilly with lace. My friend Amy, a fellow blouse connoisseur, is a fan of Merlette (and here) upper right. The Isabel Marant top bottom left (also on sale) caught my eye—the scalloping and gathered sleeves are nice details.

Clockwise: Altlantique Ascoli and here,  Merlette,  Chloé,  Isabel Marant.

Deliciously Ella

Strawberry Chia Jam

My daughter is a huge fan of Ella Mills and has been making Deliciously Ella Strawberry Chia Jam. With just three ingredients, it’s fast and delicious. Ms. Mills’s cookbooks are packed with yummy recipes.

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