On My Mind

Gobble, Gobble!

And then there were three… We are a small group for Thanksgiving this year, which is lovely. Football and games while we cook = magical family time. A very happy Thanksgiving to everyone!



To Give & Receive

Here are a number of my favorite holiday gifts for friends: Hermés Lip Balm, an indie fashion magazine, maple syrup, Diptyque La Droguerie candle, silver spoons from my drawerful that my daughters do not want, a festive Richard Ginori x Cabana plate with gingerbread tile cookies, and an olive tree from Orangerie.


Favorite Cold Weather Products

These are two of my cannot-live-without cold weather beauty products. Nuxe Dry Oil and Futurer Invisible Dry Shampoo to the rescue. Both smell great, too.

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Squeeze Me

I’m with Jo Ellison, editor of FT’s How To Spend It — I, too, would love a Loewe Squeeze bag. Will I buy one? Probably not. But if Santa tucks one under the tree I won’t complain. Small in chocolate would make me very happy. Chain extends to wear crossbody. Bergdorf Goodman has a few.

On My Radar

Bits & Bobs

I’ve had my eye on this Dior trench since it came down the runway. However, I have a similar Bottega trench that I cherish and wear all the time. Would this be considered a double? Mine isn’t belted, which makes the Dior different enough in my view. The Oceans by Chris Burkard and the brilliant art director Ezra Petronio’s Visual Thinking & Image Making are my two new books of inspiration. I love but don’t need this Saint Laurent Downtown Tote. I’m just going to keep telling myself that.

On My Radar

Toteme Jewelry

Toteme is launching a line of jewelry that perfectly compliments the founders’ minimalist aesthetic — it will be a great addition to the brand. I love enamel jewelry and have many pieces from my mother. A stack of these bangles would be very chic.


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All Wrapped Up

One of my all-time favorite skirt styles is a wrap, I’ve worn them since I was a child. So, when I find a good one, I give it a try. Gauchere’s lama-wool blend skirt left and below is with the tailor being tweaked. The middle image above is the closest to the true color. I bought the matching turtleneck, too, looks great with jeans. I’m back in Paris week after Thanksgiving and want to try the Soeur skirt — love the dark brown.

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Three Easy Pieces

A short duffle jacket is something I would wear a lot. The Prada jacket is the perfect length, but I don’t want navy. The Toteme grey felted wool jacket is a tad longer, but more in line with what I need. I’ve had my eye on the Polo Ralph Lauren plaid sweater, it’s a fun piece. These The Row mules look comfortable and would be great with pants. I’m leaning toward a pair in brown.


Holiday Issue N° 392 Paris

The new issue of Holiday is packed with fantastic fashion stories and these pages highlight a few items that I’m wearing often. Gloves and hosiery are getting a lot of love now that the weather has cooled. The Phoebe Philo gloves are gorgeous — beautiful leather and craftsmanship. I’ve been into hosiery for a few seasons and I even like the nude stockings seen on many SS24 runways. Heeled pumps are front and center this fall— not as skyscraping as these Saint Laurent’s — three inches max is my ideal lift.  And for a bit of eye candy, the Chanel skirt suit is perfect, period.

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Fall Faves

We are heading into sale season so I’m taking stock of what I bought and have loved this fall. Reminding myself of what I have keeps temptation at bay. The Celine tall boots, Saint Laurent hobo in burgundy (gave the black one to my daughter), and The Row brown pumps all get five stars.

The Celine buckle boots are great — comfortable and they filled a big wardrobe hole. Ann Mashburn’s blazer is, also, super comfortable and a perfect travel piece. Both from this post.

These Frame Jetset jeans are a travel lifesaver. They are comfortable and look great dressed up or down.

And the Arch4 cashmere henley and Polo Ralph Lauren cable knit V-neck sweater from this post go with everything.