Friday, December 19

linear function

$120, river island

A match made in heaven: black and white boucle stripes with unfinished edges.


1. Frame Denim t-shirt, $90, netaporter.com
2. River Island boucle jacket, $120, riverisland.com
3. Genetic patch pocket jeans, $250, modaoperandi.com
4. Botkier bag, $298, shopbop.com
5. Isabel Marant sneakers, $475, netaporter.com

Thursday, December 18

choked up


High on my twin's Christmas list (are you listening, brother-in-law?) is a simply elegant, infinitely versatile rose gold-plated choker by Jennifer Fisher. It has an adjustable 3-inch opening, which can go in the front or the back--I like the opening in front. Yes, of course, now I want one too.

Photo: We Wore What

true blue

$59, h&m

Here's an excellent way to get holiday festive in an instant.


1. H&M ruffle trimmed dress, $59, hm.com
2. Madewell earrings, $14, madewell.com
3. Herve Van Der Straeten hammered gold plated cuff, $555, netaporter.com
4. Edie Parker acryllic clutch, $1395, modaoperandi.com
5. Givenchy sandals, $1050, netaporter.com

Wednesday, December 17

sunshine state


This morning I was talking with a friend about her upcoming trip to Mexico and she asked me what she should pack for her trip. (Um, pack me?) For those of you who are about to jet off to sunny climes, here are the newest, cutest poolside-perfect pieces I'd bring: these about-to-sell-out lace-up K Jacques sandals (next summer's must-have!) or this similar-looking Isabel Marant pair; several statement one-piece swimsuits such as this crochet She Made Me (pictured above) and this halter-style Acacia; along with a few stay-on, standout bikinis by Lisa Marie Fernandez (so chic!), Mikoh (the back is almost better than the front!) and Topshop (love the scalloped edges and stripes). I also love this crochet bralette bikini. I'd fill up this canvas Tory Burch beach bag with books I'm dying to read like Big Little Lies, All the Light We Cannot See, and Not That Kind of Girl. And I'd happily slip into any of these effortlessly glam cover-ups by Love Sam, Vix, Shop Latitude, Figue, Equipment, and Lotta Stensson. For evenings out, I'd bring a range of options from this sea breeze-proof Maiyet sweater to this raffia-trimmed vibrant Gypset mini to this Cosmo-ready silk chiffon Tamara Mellon jumpsuit to this flirty off-the-shoulder Clover Canyon. P.S. I'd also take the body, above, if I could!

Tuesday, December 16

loop de loop

louis vuitton tie the know belt

Inspired by Louis Vuitton's highly coveted (and totally sold out!) tie-the-knot belt, above and below, I'd like to whittle my waist and add a right-this-minute flourish to an outfit by twisting one of my own skinny belts into a neat, new-looking loop--or even better, tying on one of these pre-knotted agony-free leather belts such as this B-Low The Belt, this Asos, or this Topshop.



cut above

$108, nordstrom

These booties boast sexy Alaia-like gorgeousness--minus the sky-high price.

1. Kenzo dress, $590, modaoperandi.com
2. Holly Dyment 18-karat multi-stone earrings, $2150, netaporter.com
3. Bobbi Brown Art Stick lipstick pencil in Harlow Red, $23, nordstrom.com 
4. Rafe striped minaudiere, $495, neimanmarcus.com
5. Nine West caged booties, $108, nordstrom.com

Monday, December 15

gifted


I can't recall a year when there wasn't a J.Crew box under our Christmas tree, and this year there will be a surfeit, as over the weekend, I mined its crazy sale (think 40% off sweaters, 30% off everything else--get the code here--hurry sale ends today!). Of course, I couldn't help snapping up a few things for moi, including this cashmere boyfriend sweater in black and this cashmere hoodie. Other good gift ideas: this glass tumbler set (too cute!), this sleek choker (want!) and this pajama set (need!). While I was busy mining, I came across some of these beautiful images on their site and remembered that, duh!, my twin sister shot them in Norway last summer. Pretty stunning, huh? Now if she can just shoot my kids this way for next year's holiday card...




chained up

$197, the outnet

This chain handled bag pretty much sums up timeless elegance.


1. J.Crew sweater, $70,* jcrew.com
2. Topshop quilted jacket, $95, topshop.com
3. Halston Heritage leather bag, $197, theoutnet.com
4. Derek Lam sneakers, $195, shopbop.com
5. Rag & Bone leather slim boyfriend jeans, $695, netaporter.com

*Get this price or 40% off(!) all sweaters at J.Crew and 30% off everything else--sale ends today. Get the code here and check back later today for a roundup of my favorites from the sale!

Friday, December 12

block party

$227, asos

This sporty-chic color-blocked leather top makes a completely cool winter statement.

1. Asos color-block leather top, $227, asos.com
2. J.Crew shearling collar coat, $416,* jcrew.com
3. Stella McCartney wool and silk track pants, $775, netaporter.com
4. Loeffler Randall bucket bag, $295, shopbop.com
5. Vince slip-on haircalf sneakers, $206, shopbop.com

* To get this price or 30% off at J.Crew through 12/15, use the code GIVETHIS

Thursday, December 11

take a bow


A few weeks ago, friends of mine told me they were planning to host a '70s-themed party at Aspen's Cloud Nine, a rollicking fun, dance-on-the-tables, champagne-dripping-from-the-ceiling lunch spot atop Aspen Highlands Mountain. Of course, I loved this idea and even plotted my outfit (all before having an actual plane ticket to Colorado in hand!): a pair of swirly-print Pucci ski pants, a skintight turtleneck, and a rainbow-bright ski vest! But as luck would have it, the hosts are now thinking '80s (and Vuarnets, neon)--and thus (though I still can't wait for the party!) I've been left looking for somewhere else to focus my '70s mojo. Fortunately, I have not had to look far, as the Spring '15 looks from designers like Chloe, Prada, Gucci, and Stella McCartney, are all about re-interpreting the free love era's best (and slinkiest!) silhouettes, chief among them the tie-neck blouse. It looks a lot cooler and sexier than its '70s-secretary predecessor. Take, for example, Chloe's gorgeous pre-fall version, pictured above, with slightly sheer billowy sleeves. (P.S. Also note how it's tied around the neck!) With so many designers successfully executing this soon-to-be-a-staple now, I'd like to get the party started with these elegant lovelies from Topshop (which my twin just bought and I plan to steal!), Equipment (also work-appropriate), Red Valentino (40% off), Miu Miu, Derek Lam, and NYDJ.

Photo: Style.com