Tuesday 31st March 2015
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of a kind rain jacket

I had forgotten how exhausting and isolating and more than anything just supremely boring being sick can be, and even though I can not say that I am feeling just 1000 percent just yet, I hate staying away from all of you for too long. I’ve started venturing out of the house for activities other than walking the dog again, and here is what I’ve noted out in the world: rain, and lots of it. So here are some cute pieces of water-resistant outerwear for your delectation. I am crazy for this jacket by Bridge and Burn—it’s got a striped lining on the sleeves and an even cuter one on the body that you can see if you click through.

J Crew rain jacket

The boxy fit and light weight of this J Crew jacket appeals.

barbour nordstrom

A new Barbour obsession: the layered collar is rather fantastic.

 

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Wicked splurgy but so sharp: this option from Canada Goose.

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A nice, cheap chic option from Ann Taylor Loft.

Posted on March 27th, 2015 32 Comments

It’s always something

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As it turns out, my assessment the other day that I was coming down with either a cold or the flu was wildly optimistic: actually I have pneumonia, and a pretty impressive case of it. The doctor says I ought to be feeling a whole lot more like myself in a week, so that’s when I’ll resume posting on the regular. Until then, here is some delightfully loud spring outerwear, just for kicks. This long coat from Rodebejer is actually quite elegant for something with such a bold pattern, and the right length to wear with dresses, which so few coats are.

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poncho that is both straightforwardly pretty and full-on crazypants—which is a pretty neat trick.

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A bold print rendered on a very classic shape is always a winner in my book.

 

canvas jacket

Like a Barbour jacket gone tropical.

Posted on March 19th, 2015 25 Comments

Things I bought, things I want

 

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Good morning from Sag Harbor, where the backyard is gorgeous and full of snow, the sun is shining, my internet is moving so desperately slowly I shall consider it a miracle if a post gets out to you at all, and I just finally talked myself into this genius Fornasetti plate I’ve been obsessing over for weeks. Always such a satusfying moment.

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Are these Jack Purcells not rather perfect in the grey?

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I swore off eyeshadow a while back because I am just so damned bad at applying it. But this new creamy eyeshadow pencil from Charlotte Tilbury is so easy even I can’t mess up too badly: it just glides on, nice and light. And it comes in a variety of hues—one for every eye color—making matters simpler still.

Posted on March 9th, 2015 22 Comments

Print of the week

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All I want to do is work a little of this vibe into my lingerie game. But most leopard print underthings are so trashy.

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This Dolce & Gabbana bra is so right that I can almost not even bear it. It’s that dead-on print, of course, but also the full, retroish shape. So voluptuous. I’m convinced that if I owned it, I’d just walk around all day feeling like the  hottest creature alive. And it would already be mine, if not for the cost: $475, which is just not even fair.

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And here’s your reasonably-priced option, because you know I wouldn’t leave you hanging like that.

 

Posted on March 6th, 2015 21 Comments

To the wall

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How totally did my sister in law Shirim nail it with the snake ring she gave me for my birthday Tuesday?

Posted on March 5th, 2015 16 Comments

Vacation pretty

davines cream

There are many reasons I like to stay at The Standard when I’m in Miami: it’s nicely chill—located as it is away from the mad crowds of South Beach—it’s cool without being painfully so, and they have the best huevos rancheros at breakfast and a super-cute boutique. But best of all is the wonder that is the selection of beauty products on offer at their spa (which is pretty good too). Of course I swooned over the label of this Davines moisturizing cream, but the product is quite nice too: it goes on like a light oil and smells gloriously of nothing.

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I flaked and left my everyday conditioner at home, and so found myself with no choice but to buy a nice big tub of Momo Conditioner, also from Davines, which has magical detangling abilities and makes my coarse, dry hair crazy soft.

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My new favorite sunscreen: there’s waterproof and then there’s waterproof and this stuff is the real thing.

Posted on March 3rd, 2015 12 Comments

Packing challenge: weekend in the sun

I’m getting a lot of requests from you guys regarding this one, and here’s my main tip: pick a super-tight color palette and stick to it.

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1. Lola Hats  2. Shop Lattitude Bazaar 3. Etoile Isabel Marant 4. Samudra 5. Madewell 6. Current Elliott  7. Norma Kamali 8. K Jacques

Posted on February 19th, 2015 5 Comments

Cheap and chic of the week

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The other day, I saw Maria Cornejo, and she was wearing a pair of old-school black and white Nikes just like these with her fancy leather pants, and that might sound weird and wrong, but it looked looked so damn cool.

Posted on February 13th, 2015 10 Comments

Valentine’s Day single-girl style

neon heart

I never mind the years that Valentine’s Day finds me unattached—it’s couples for whom the pressure is on; the rest of us can relax, maybe go out and catch some music (for a good cause) and possibly indulge in a little self-gifting. This neon heart is just six inches high and as cute as the day is long.

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James Colarusso makes so many good hearts, and I am especially taken with how rough-hewn and one-of-a-kind this pendant looks.

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What I really want is a tattoo of the Play Comme des Garcons heart, but this cute bottle of perfume is probably a far less batshit idea.

Posted on February 11th, 2015 14 Comments

Top 5 of the week: Blue bags

 

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Perhaps you are wondering—as I did aloud to a friend on the phone as I was putting this together—how many posts I can do about things that are blue. The answer, I think, is possibly infinity. The hue is really versatile, safe for color-phobes such as myself (so close to black!) and really luxe-looking too. (Of course it’s got to be the right blue: I like a rich navy or cobalt, and avoid anything too light or turquoise-y because that’s so season-specific.) Blue bags in particular are a perfect lazy girl’s styling tool: you can be wearing your most workaday trousers and sweater with one and still come off like you’ve got a look going on.  I’m liking the idea of a super, super simple tote these days, and this East West shape from Everlane is kiling me.

blue bucket bag

An option from J Crew that looks way more expensive than it really is.

reece hudson

The art nouveau-ish quilting on this splurgy little clutch is pretty winning.

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I’ve got this cross-body bag in the grey so it would be seriously excessive to buy it in the navy too, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think about it.

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A pretty convincing faux leather at a very nice price.

 

Posted on February 11th, 2015 7 Comments