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I 🖤 Beige Boots

Cream, ivory, beige, nude, tan — I love them all, even when it comes to boots. Before I cut down my still unworn, over-the-knee Saint Laurent pair, I’m looking for ones that are knee-high with a lower, walkable heel. @tineandreaa‘s boots are by Vagabond Shoemakers. Clockwise from top right: Gianvito Rossi, Bottega Veneta, Gabriela Hearst, Gianvito Rossi, Khaite, 3.1 Phillip Lim.

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GUCCI

Oversized round sunglasses

LOEWE

Hooded leather-trimmed shearling jacket

GABRIELA HEARST

Leather-trimmed cashmere tote

RAINS

Hooded quilted coated-shell jacket

BOTTEGA VENETA

Metallic leather sandals

SAINT LAURENT

Leather-trimmed cotton-corduroy blazer

BOTTEGA VENETA

Hooded shearling jacket

CECILIE BAHNSEN

Giselle jumper

MADELEINE THOMPSON

Libra ribbed cashmere bodysuit

THE ROW

Lilibet wool and silk-blend crepe midi dress

GIA x PERNILLE TEISBAEK

Tubular Leather Knee Boots

SAINT LAURENT

Denim jacket

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I 🖤 Beige Clogs

The Hermès beige clogs are my favorite SS21 purchase. These, by Isabel Marant, look great and are a kinder price point. Available here and here.

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Sacai Makes It Interesting

I post on Sacai often, yet only own one dress from 2012. I bought this knee-length Bottega Veneta skirt (it’s a tad Jane Jetson) and I’m trying these Gucci flats (I kind of regret not keeping the white ones last March) — both items are super classic and would benefit from an interesting top. Sacai ticks that box, especially this sweater and coat.

#Don'tOverPurge

What Goes Around, Comes Around

Am I going to wear the Bottega Veneta black mesh pumps again? Not sure. However, in the box, tucked beneath the mesh pumps, is a pair of Céline ballerinas from 2015. I’d sent the ballerinas to TheRealReal a few years ago; they were rejected and boomeranged back to me. Oddly, the elastic, that was originally intolerably tight, has eased a bit with time and they are now very comfortable. In a moment of synchronicity, Vogue posted that the ruched ballet flat is back big time.  #Don’tOverPurge

On My Mind

An ‘Aha’ Moment

I had an ‘aha’ moment recently when I read a Habitually Chic post on signet ring etiquette. Like Sylvana Ward Durrett in this 2011 Vogue image above, I’ve always worn my signet on my right ring finger and a Cartier Trinity on the adjacent pinky. After reading Heather’s piece, I had my signet ring sized down to wear on the little finger of my left hand, which I now know is customary. I love having it next to my wedding band — feels right. Thanks, HC.

Books

‘Face Values’ by Navaz Batliwalla

Navaz Batliwalla’s first book, The New Garconne: How to be a Modern Gentlewoman, is my all-time favorite style bible and I refer to it often. Her new book, Face Values, can be pre-ordered on her site Disneyrollergirl. Well done, Navaz!

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August!

August, the Sunday of Summer. I postponed a trip to Maine until September, however, London and Amsterdam (no Paris, got tricky) at the end of the month will hopefully be a go. Until then, roaming the Hudson Valley and lazing by the pool are the activities du jour. A straw market basket, Havaianas flip-flops, and a gold cuff are a few of my August essentials.

Fall Find #5

A Cool & Quirky Knit

When I spied the chunky knit hood in JW Anderson’s Pre-Fall lookbook in February top, I posted that it would one day be mine. It’s actually a hood and snood combo where each can be worn separately. I have both the grey and white winging their way to me.

Fall Find #4

A Cool Knit

A gorgeous knit dress, like this one by Gabriela Hearst for Chloé in August Vogue Paris, is a special, yet wearable, piece. I love Ms. Hearst’s color palette in her eponymous collection and now for Chloé, too.

Photography by Henrik Purienne   Styling by Emmanuelle Alt

Fall Find #3

Think Tank

This post is pretty straight forward. A large Cartier Tank on a leather strap has been on my wish list for a very long time. When I spied Suzi de Givenchy’s watch (Santos?), it leapt to the top of said list.

Santos Dumont?, Tank MC, Tank Americaine.