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French Sailor Stripe Tote

I was ordering new L.L.Bean Boat and Totes for the girls when these popped up. I immediately ditched my order and bought the blue and white stripe tote in medium and large. They are on sale with code JULY4 and will arrive before the Fourth — score!

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A.P.C. x SUZANNE KOLLER

Suzanne necklace

A.P.C. x SUZANNE KOLLER

Margarete poncho

A.P.C.

X Suzanne Koller leather backless slipper shoes

A.P.C.

X Suzanne Koller Gertrude cotton-blend parka

A.P.C.

X Suzanne Koller Codeo striped cotton shirt

A.P.C.

Katja wool maxi dress

A.P.C.

X Suzanne Koller leather backless slipper shoe

A.P.C.

X Suzanne Koller drawstring leather pouch

A.P.C.

Ethan oversized wool sweater

A.P.C.

Suzanna oversized felt tote bag

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On My Inspiration Board

Layer Up

It’s cool in the morning and hot by afternoon — layering weather. This Bottega Veneta image is on my inspiration board and I’ve been wearing a black tee under a light-weight cream sweater and love the look.

WSJ. Magazine

Fave Rerun: ‘Welcome to the Jungle’

Great fashion stories seem few and far between these days so I thought I’d rerun a favorite. This WSJ. Magazine editorial ran April 23, 2018.

Just when I was thinking that there is nothing that I want for summer, up pops this amazing story in the WSJ. Magazine. Carolyn Murphy + photographer Lachlan Bailey + stylist Geraldine Saglio = dream team. Guadeloupe as a location isn’t too terrible, either.

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The Best Fall Shoe: Loafers

On a whim, I snapped up a pair of black calf loafers on sale last December. When Tommy Ton styled every look with loafers for his beautiful Deveaux show above in February, I knew I was on to something. My advice is to buy and break them in now so they’ll be good to go in September.

Top Tod’s, Church’s, Sebago, Bass Weejuns.

On My Mind

First Summer Weekend

Glorious weather here this first weekend of summer (we’ve halted work on the ark) and both girls were home, but not at the same time. One daughter left yesterday to do research and one is back from visiting family in the Netherlands. Nice to have them home, albeit briefly.

Summer means camping, and camping is my thing. When I was little, my family did a yearly pack trip in Wyoming from a ranch in DuBois up to Simpson Lake on the Continental Divide. We’d catch trout for both breakfast and dinner and try to keep the moose from getting corralled with the horses. We also had 100 acres that straddled the Salmon Falls River on the New Hampshire/Maine border. My dad made the best gorp and I wish I’d gotten the recipe from him. For years my younger daughter would humor me and we’d pitch a tent in the back yard in late August. However, last week an osprey dropped a huge fish on my fav backyard campsite and I made the fatal mistake of sending her a picture — I bet she’ll take a pass this year. There are some great Upstate glamping options in Vogue and the one above looks amazing.

This summer I’m going to tweak some of my tried-and-true recipes. Roasting the corn for my corn salad (thank you, Bon Appétit), substituting ground chicken for burger has been delicious, and a pinch of tarragon in the lobster salad should do the trick.

It’s time to make a summer reading list. I liked the review for “The Most Fun We Ever Had” in today’s WSJ and I’m always up for book recommendations.

Welcome to summer, everyone! xp

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It’s The Little Things

What are the small necessities you can’t live without? I have reading glasses everywhere, lip balms too. I apply the Aerin Rose Lip Conditioner before I go to sleep and it’s still on in the morning (it’s too sticky for day). Lululemon’s Secret Socks stay put and don’t show above the top of my sneakers, and tank tops are my favorite underpinning. There are essentials, and then there are Essentials — what are yours?

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Cover Me

I love this Eres maxi dress styled with a straw bag and Gianvito Rossi gold sandals — it’s the perfect après-beach outfit.

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Crew Cut

I’m a crewneck sweater nut. For years I’ve scoured the boys and mens departments and have amassed quite the collection. Both Celine and A.P.C. x Suzanne Koller have crewneck sweaters in their FW19 collections. But, for a lightweight lambswool sweater that’s perfect for a chilly summer evening, I buy these (and go down a size).

To Do

NYC Weekend

Our girls are away this Sunday so we celebrated Father’s Day early. Instead, my husband and I will have a date lunch at the reopened Pastis (Yay!) and hit the Whitney for “Spilling Over: Painting Color in the 1960s”. And, just as I was reading the NYT’s review, my friend emailed that she’s enjoying Elizabeth Gilbert’s “City of Girls”, which takes place in 1940s NYC – synchronicity.

Beauty

Sturm Storm

Either Dr. Barbara Sturm’s products are phenomenal or she has a brilliant PR team because recently there have been a number of articles that rave about her skincare line. I’m inclined to think it’s the former and would love to know if anyone can clue me in. xp