Beauty

Chanel Noir Allure Mascara

Just when I was thinking that my mascara could use an upgrade, an email for the new Chanel Noir Allure Mascara popped up in my inbox — serendipitous.

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Fall Forward

A few of my fall faves — a Khaite short sleeve knit (I’m a short sleeve knit fanatic), Khaite jeans, Khaite oversized belt, and The Row scarves. This Saint Laurent tote looks so chic on the women I’ve seen carrying it, but it probably won’t come home with me. And, a touch of urban cowboy would look good with my Khaite denim skirt.

September Vogue France

Going Long

I picked up the September issue of Vogue France in Paris yesterday. As in NYC, it felt like there were fewer newsstands about. The long dresses — Dior and Saint Laurent — with Chanel slingbacks are a nice combo. Entertaining at home over the holidays comes to mind.

On My Radar

The Row: Spring Gloves

These are The Row SS23 collection images. I paused when I noted how many looks have gloves. Not sure I’d wear white, but you never know.

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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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…

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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.

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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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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.