On My Mind

Filling The Gap

The weather warmed up significantly, so I moved my coats, wool skirts, and winter wear to a back closet. Sadly, most items went unworn last season. Sweaters are being cleaned and repaired before they, too, go into storage. I’ve gone a bit overboard with moth traps, but these actually work and have prevented untold damage. In exchange, out came my spring standbys. This is the moment when I realize that I don’t have fill-in-the-blank. This year it’s lighter-weight, knee-length skirts and dresses. I have a ton of mini-ish skirts, and dressy dresses to the knee, but I need something in-between. The A.P.C. shirt dress from the previous post should be here today; I’m hoping it will help fill this gap in my wardrobe. I, also, ordered this aRossGirl❤️Soler medium-wale corduroy skirt (it’s darker IRL) —  I will shorten it and wear it three seasons. On a side note, I don’t grab my midi-length pieces that often and may alter a few to get more wear out of them.

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COURRÈGES

Racer leather slingback pumps

JIMMY CHOO

Diamond Tilda 45 embellished patent-leather slingback pumps

SACAI

Cargo twill midi skirt

SAINT LAURENT

Le 5 à 7 Small leather tote bag

TOD'S

Leather penny loafers

KHAITE

Fulman cropped down jacket

THE ROW

Everett leather tote bag

SAINT LAURENT

Caged satin minaudière

ISABEL MARANT

Vokayo high-rise straight-leg jeans

MIU MIU

Laser-engraved logo belt

ALAÏA

Belted leather biker jacket

SAINT LAURENT

Cropped leather jacket

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It Items

Sweater & Sandals Weather

The temps are in the high 60s/low 70s, which is ideal for my favorite sweater and sandals mashup. A cardigan — layered over a button-down or tee  — that you can take off and throw over your shoulders when it warms up. Add classic earrings and go. I cropped these straight Saint Laurent jeans.

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‘Mother’ is a way of being; we are all mothers. Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!

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Chic Bits

On My Inspiration Board

I’ve already emailed Chanel a request for an evening cape from the Cruise 2021/22 collection (she thinks I’m nuts, but hey). The chain belt is so good dressed up or down. This Cartier image is from my new favorite Instagram feed @marchelineisabelle, and I’m following her recently launched eponymous blog, Marcheline Isabelle, too. And my friend Gigi sent me the image lower left, it’s her summer evening inspiration — chic.

It Items

Sunglass Wardrobe

After years of wearing just traditional aviators and wayfarers, I’ve been collecting more fashion-forward styles — I’m building a sunglass wardrobe, if you will. It’s amazing how switching up sunglasses can completely change a look. It’s the little things.

Saint Laurent and here, Ray-Ban, Loewe

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Chain Belt 🖤

The Saint Laurent FW21 collection film debuted this morning and it’s filled with chain belts. I’m glad I got a jump on this trend and will wear the SS21 SL belt often. I bought the smaller size because I want it to be trim with a dress, yet, it’s still slouchy over pants and skirts — a win-win.

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Find My…

During its product launch yesterday, Apple announced a new Bluetooth tracking device, the AirTag, developed to help folks find handbags/luggage/keys/etc. through its Find My app. Hermès designed leather cases — a key ring, bag charm, and luggage tag — for a version of the trackers that will also be engraved with the house’s Clou de Selle logo —now that’s chic and functional. Available April 30.

On My Mind

Mussels at Home

I went to a birthday lunch for a dear friend yesterday. All the guests were vaccinated and it was, for each of us, the first time dining in a restaurant with a group. The awkwardness of reemergence was a hot topic and it’s real — I felt completely out of social practice. However, good food and great friends were the perfect excuse to get back out there.

Like many, I cooked at home almost exclusively this past year, but I did not make mussels. They’re one of my all-time favorite dishes, and when on the menu, I order them. They were an extra treat yesterday since I haven’t had them in ages. Even though I’ve posted on mussels before, I’ve yet to make them myself. There’s a simple recipe in Soupology that looks easy and delicious.

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Beauty

Scent Collecting

To justify multiple purchases, i.e. the same bag in three different colors, I think of myself as a collector. I know, I know. But consider this: I’ve been searching for a new signature scent (get loads of samples before you commit, was the best advice) and realized that maybe having more than one, like a perfume wardrobe, could be modern. This is coming from someone who doesn’t own a lipstick and hasn’t really worn a fragrance in 20 years. To date, I’ve found two that I love —  Carthusia Mediterraneo and Louis Vuitton’s On The Beach — the start of a perfume collection.

Books

Flying In Style

Jodi Peckman’s homage to the golden age of air travel, Come Fly With Me: Flying in Style, will hopefully inspire a bit more effort in presentation when traveling — the vintage celebrity snaps are memorable. Before I go anywhere, I need a new carry-on. My Louis Vuitton wheelie is the first iteration and was designed to roll in just one direction. And, after my last flight to Paris, I’m getting noise canceling headphones, stat. Packing a favorite scent for the hotel room is brilliant and something I should’ve been doing all along.

Master & Dynamic headphones, Aviteur suitcase, Diptyque room spray.