Books

First Fall Reads

Two books I’m eager to read this fall — Elizabeth Strout’s third novel featuring Lucy Barton, Lucy by the Sea, is out September 20, and the chicest of the chic, Deeda Blair: Food Flowers, & Fantasy available October 18.

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MIU MIU

Laser-engraved logo belt

ALAÏA

Belted leather biker jacket

Jil Sander

Gathered Knit Midi Dress

SAINT LAURENT

Cropped leather jacket

SOPHIE BUHAI

Triple Francois 18kt gold vermeil earrings

NILI LOTAN

Jimmy Leather Puffer Jacket

SAINT LAURENT

Le 57 quilted leather shoulder bag

DRIES VAN NOTEN

Belted wool blazer

SAINT LAURENT

Blade velvet slingback pumps

THE ROW

Silvia silk-twill scarf

SAINT LAURENT

Logo-embellished leather loafers

VALENTINO

Crocheted Cotton-Blend Midi Skirt

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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…

It Items

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.

September Harper's Bazaar

A.P.C. x Jane Birkin

According to an article in September Harper’s Bazaar, A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou and Jane Birkin collaborated on a collection that’s based on Birkin’s daily uniform of jeans, trousers, T-shirts, sweaters, a coat, sneakers, a straw bag, and a waist bag. I’m sure the pieces will fly out of the stores. Available September 3.

Images courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar: BIRKIN AND TOUITOU: DOMINIQUE ISSERMANN; STILL LIFE: COURTESY A.P.C.

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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’

‘Elegantly unfussy styles in time-honored silhouettes’ styled by Kate Phelan and photographed by Sam Rock for 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.