Thursday, August 27

skirts, standouts and stockholm

On the subject of statement skirts and invigorating the 9-to-5 wardrobe, check out these wage earners by 1.State, J.Crew, Tanya Taylor, and Tibi. P.S. Standouts skirts are also standing out in Stockholm right now, below. The leather lovelies are by Fillipa K and the pleated one, above, is by Sacai Luck from a past season.

Photos: Vogue

work away

$465, reiss

I'd like to waltz back into the office in this gorgeous leather skirt.

1. Adam Lippes cotton shirt, $590,
2. Lipstick Queen Belle Epoque Lip Balm in Belle Pink, $20,
3. Kristen Elspeth bracelet, $77,
4. Clare V. leopard clutch, $245,
5. Schutz sandals, $170,
6. Reiss leather skirt, $465,

Wednesday, August 26

Tuesday, August 25

unbasic button-down

Yes, it's time for back-to-work button-downs, but I'm inclined to report for duty in a less obvious choice. Inspired by the snaps here, I'd like to take a shirt dress, like this one, this one or this one, and tie it at the waist for a dramatic, sash-like (Rosie Assoulin-ish) effect. 

Photos: Fashion Eaters

the white answer

$395, tibi

Here's how to get style down white through winter.

1. Tibi crepe dress, $395,
2. Laura Mercier Liquid Lip Color in Sunblaze, $28,
3. Oliveve clutch, $275,
4. J.Crew x Sophia Webster pumps, $650,

Monday, August 24

taking cover

Given that I go to the beach year-round, you'd think I'd have the beach-bag-packing thing nailed down. Not the case. This summer, for some reason or another, I have forgotten to take a hat with me. So recently I resolved: if  I buy a super cute new hat then I will not forget it, and, brilliantly, it's worked. Proof, above! My dress, which I have been living in lately, is by Natalie Martin and you can find it here.

Photo: Talia Beckman

fur keeps

$99, zara

Over the weekend, a good friend and I were going over our fall shopping checklists and she crossed off the fur vest, explaining it was not worth the closet real estate. I'd beg to differ, particularly with this example, which would work over a silk blouse, under an army jacket or a pea coat. And it nails the season's boho spirit.

1. See by Chloe polka dot blouse, $385,
2. Zara faux fur vest, $99,
3. Loewe bag, $2690,
4. Ted Baker boots, $230,
5. Madewell jeans, $125,

Friday, August 21

denim ahead

"Tenor setting" is how Vogue describes these flared jeans, the new style for fall. I witnessed them in full effect the other day while shopping at Decades with a vintage-loving friend. In walked a chic woman, clad in head-to-toe denim. Her jeans, however, were far from ordinary. They were cropped, yet not so much to be considered culottes and were flared and hugged the waist. They also featured what seemed like a crease from an undone hem. In other words: tenor setting. To the point where my vintage-collecting friend--who does not own a single pair of jeans--shifted her anti-denim stance and announced that she was thoroughly obsessed. So, I tracked down these new blues by Rachel Comey (above),  Sister Jane, Citizens of Humanity, and MiH.

Thursday, August 20

blue suede dress

$143, asos

This stylish new hire has just been added to my work force.  

1. Asos suede dress, $143,
2. Jules Smith earrings, $55,
3.  MSGM leather bag, $215,
4. Aquazzura sandals, $895,

Tuesday, August 18

middle ground

For those who have enjoyed summer's all-the-rage block-heeled sandals (A.K.A., the new stiletto), get ready to step into fall's block-heeled pumps. (The ones pictured above are by Valentino.) The low heel offers easy-to-walk-in comfort and a bit of a lift, along with endless versatility. A plethora of options is already out there, but I've whittled down my faves to these by Chloe, Topshop, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Prada, and  Asos.

Photo: Vogue