Tuesday, October 25

resort ready

It's summer somewhere--hence justification for buying one of these cute cotton Rhode Resort dresses! (I already have one in yellow and love its flowy easiness.) I'm leaning toward the floral print on the top right!

shoulder smolder

$375, tibi

I'd like to start building up my holiday party-going stamina with this sculpted one-shoulder blouse. 

1. Tibi one-shoulder blouse, $375, tibi.com
2. Shashi Marquis ear jacket, $66, shopbop.com
2. MAC Nutcracker Sweet Lipstick in So Good For You, $18, nordstrom.com
4. Sam Edelman velvet clutch, $98, nordstrom.com
5. Sophia Webster butterfly sandals, $595, bergdorfgoodman.com
6. Gucci metallic skirt, $3490, netaporter.com

Monday, October 24

hero pants

Who doesn't love a great pair of black pants? They are multitasking masters and impervious to trends. They're super versatile, amenable to any top and suitable with both heels and sneakers. One could say that they're the most hardworking wardrobe staple. So when I discovered this particularly well-fitting yet under-the-radar pair by San Francisco-based Taylor Stitch (pictured above) for $138, you could imagine my elation! They're sleek and tailored, cropped at the ankle and rendered in supremely comfortable stretch fabric. Seriously, perfection, people! 

bow wow

$79, j.crew
The groisgrain ribbon tie makes this sweater irresistibly cute!

1. J.Crew bow-trimmed sweater, $79, jcrew.com
2. Mango quilted jacket, $129, mango.com
3. Christopher Kane mesh bag, $295, forwardbyelysewalker.com
4. Gucci fur-lined loafers, $850, bergdorfgoodman.com
5. Acne Studios jeans, $230, netaporter.com

Friday, October 21

plush pink

More cheap and cheerful cuteness today comes from Pixie Market, with its pink faux fur top. I love that it works as a sweater or a jacket--and it's as comfy as can be. I wore mine around last week (in between LA's heatwaves!) and delighted in its fluffy pink plushness.

knit know-how

We all know that the best H&M pieces are the ones that prompt those incredulous "No, it can't be H&M!" comments. The long knit dress, above, falls into this most excellent category. Priced at $19(!),  it's "beautifully made," says pictured LA-based shoe designer Haley Boyd. I'm planning to wear it and turn some disbelieving heads on my own! The bag and shoes can be found here and here.

Photo: Haley Boyd

Thursday, October 20

french finesse

For those endeavoring to crack the secret of French style, look no further than to my new real girl style crush, Paris-based stylist and fashion editor Adenorah Mais. Her wardrobe brims with distinctly Gallic accents, such as simple, feminine blouses, perfectly-fitting high-waisted jeans, striped Breton tops, year-round basket bags, and lace-up espadrilles. Like the chicest French femmes, Adenorah's outfits are effortlessly simple, comprised of closet classics--i.e., jeans, comfortable tops. The je ne sais quois happens when she adds inimitably cool accessories like a vibrant shoe or a retro-spirited ladylike bag. Some of her style signatures I'd like to integrate into my fashion mileu include this sailor striped Maje sweater (pictured immediately below), these reconstructed Levi's jeans (or these from Current/Elliott), these white Le Specs sunglasses, this striped J.Crew tee, this pinstriped Veronica Beard dress, this white vintage-looking For Love and Lemons blouse (or this one), this cropped Marc Jacobs jacket, this Sensi Studio basket bag (or these Jane Birkin-inspired vintage ones here and here), and these lace-up Loeffler Randall flats.

Photos: Adenorah Mais

denim do

Everywhere I go, from a mid-week luncheon at the Chateau Marmont (above) to last night's festive Chanel 2016/17 Cruise presentation, my new Rebecca Taylor jean jacket is raking in loads of compliments. Trimmed with stretch tweed and a peplum hem, the jacket looks polished without being prim, plus it's infinitely versatile. 

Wednesday, October 19

coco's crew

As you know my twin sis (A.K.A. Coco) regularly photographs the J.Crew catalog, but what you don't know is that during the shoots she is typically giving me real time updates on all her must-have favorites in that season's collection. Needless to say this gets my juices flowing, and I can then hardly wait for the next catalog/collection to drop. Well the time has come once again, and the goods are here! Among the Coco-approved desirables, doubly confirmed by yours truly, are the cute, cropped and two-toned green chinos (above), this tie-neck tuxedo blouse, this sleek ribbon-trimmed coat, these party-ready PJ pants, this everyday-chic tie-neck sweater, this easy breezy white blouse, this lush pink tweed coat, these ankle strap zebra print flats and this mensy check print coat. Enjoy!


Tuesday, October 18

checks and balances

I'm loving all the checked blazers out and about this fall, specifically their sophisticated masculine vibe and outfit-polishing power. They look extra chic and modern styled with unexpectedly casual pieces, like a hoodie or a t-shirt (see last pic from H&M). Check out these chic checked blazers from Balenciaga (below), J.Crew, Olivia Palermo + Chelsea 28, and Veronica Beard.