Monday, August 3

fall's new "it" boot

The ankle boot has long been a wardrobe staple, but this fall, it will get an update, courtesy of a higher cut and a chunky block heel. Of course, Isabel Marant offers up the most excellent version: it has a round toe,  hits and hugs at the shin (perfect for all the cropped fall pants we'll be wearing) and features an easy 3.5-inch heel. Think of it as the next Dicker boot--i.e. the must-have you'll wear infinite number of times! You can find the boot here and here. Less expensive iterations here, here, and here. P.S. Londoners, above, prove it's not too early to bust out boots now!

Photo: Style

denim skirt 2.0

$60, topshop

This cute and crisp denim skirt quickly cured my Monday morning blues!

1. Carven sweater, $341,
2. Marni bracelet, $490,
3. Chloe bag, $2225,
4. Isabel Marant suede boots, $1035,
5. Topshop denim skirt, $60,

Friday, July 31

in the trenches

My sister travels between New York and Los Angeles on an almost weekly basis for work, but no matter which city she is in, she stays true to her one-style-fits-both-coasts aesthetic. Which explains her affinity for her trench coat, rain or shine, beach or city. Of course, she is not the only one living on this axis, and when I saw this H&M trenchcoat-inspired dress, it seemed that it was made for her and the rest of the the NY/LA crew. It will work very well for bopping around both cities (and elsewhere).

Wednesday, July 29

on-the-go style

Later this summer I'll be running around New York City, kids in tow, with museums, the Planetarium, the Intrepid (again!) and Central Park on the agenda. What will I be wearing? The outfit, above, is a good place to start: a languid, stylish, day-to-night-worthy skirt--hers, by Ellery, carries the whole look--an easy, breezy blouse and comfy, walk-a-million-blocks sneaks. In short: a look that's relaxed, cool, unexpectedly chic, plus uptown-to-downtown-ready! While I have a similar top and shoes in my arsenal, it's the awesome, throw-on-and-go chic skirt I need. So, I went a-hunting and here's what I turned up: this Nanette Lapore, this By Malene Birger, this Topshop, this Whistles and this Asos.

Photo: Gary Pepper Girl

Tuesday, July 28

future faux

I'm obsessed with Stella Jean's clever take on the faux fur vest. Since it's backless, it adds warmth without heft! Perfect for layering under jackets or over lightweight sweaters.

sexy stripes

$325, intermix

Who knew that a striped sweater could be so sexy?! Love the unexpected cutout!

1. A.L.C. striped sweater, $325,
2. Illesteva sunglasses, $300,
3. Valentino cuff, $295,
4. Marc by Marc Jacobs bucket bag, $278,
5. Nicholas Kirkwood patent loafers, $425,  
6. Victoria Beckham denim shorts,  $280,

Monday, July 27

the pinafore dress

Leave it to Celine to re-invent the pinafore dress and make it out and out sexy. Street style star Anya Ziourova, above, executes it--and then some! Of course, you can expect to see various iterations coming your way. This French Connection one is spot-on and exceedingly wearable (i.e., work appropriate!), and, best of all, the price is right!

knit pick

$75, warehouse

Exactly the kind of summer dress I'd reach for day in and day out.

1. Warehouse dress, $75,
2. Ksubi sunglasses, $160,
3. Jennie Kwon black diamond earring, $395,
4. Shiraleah clutch, $48,

5. Stuart Weitzman sandals, $345,

Friday, July 24

double bagging

Can't tell which is cuter. How about you? Ogle them both here and here.

Thursday, July 23

eye spy

When I arrived at a magazine photo shoot yesterday (pics coming soon!), I noticed that I needed a makeup miracle in a severe way. Primarily because I had some rather unsightly bags under my eyes courtesy of my husband keeping me up all night while he tried to kill an imaginary spider in our bed... yes, imaginary, darling! Anyway, the makeup artist worked her magic on me, and while doing so, she recommended that in the future, when I have the same sleepless issue (which, truth be told, is quite often thanks to the younger boys in my house!), I need to use this, the creme de la creme eye bag depuffer. It instantly corrects dark under-eye circles and puffiness. In other words, it's the equivalent of a good night's worth of beauty sleep! P.S. The makeup artist also likes this less expensive Clinique roll-on serum.