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Of all the new Fall 2019 runway looks I've seen thus far, this Veronica Beard leopard fleece ranks among my favorites. It's a perfect blend of laid-back and luxe. A genius layering piece. An everyday staple and night-worthy, too. And come next September, when it's delivered, I'll be wearing it day in and day out! (Mark my words: it will sell out, which is why I pre-ordered!) In the meantime, I just found one of my key spring staples, an oversized, wear-with-everything army overshirt, inspired by the pic below. You can find it here!

the oversized turtleneck

From the look of things, the oversize outerwear trend is expanding into turtleneck territory, ushering out a fresh-looking, bigger-is-better silhouette that's both full of comfort and style. As these current street style pics demonstrate, they're growing in popularity from New York to London. Topping my list are these versions from The Row (on mega sale!), La Ligne, Topshop, &Daughter, Tory Sport, Fendi, and  Nili Lotan.

mint condition

$125, topshop

It'll be a while before I wear this pretty warm-weather dress--but it'll be worth the wait! 

1. Topshop ruffle dress, $125, topshop.com
2. Shashi pearl hoops, $63, shopbop.com
3. RMS Beauty Lip Shine in Sublime, $25, nordstrom.com
4. Cult Gaia acrylic tote, $290, netaporter.com
5. Loeffler Randall sandals, $375, loefflerrandall.com

twinkle toes

camille charriere kurt geiger

In case you were wondering: in London, according to the city's most in-demand bloggers/stylists, the current it-shoe is surprisingly practical (flat) and unsurprisingly flashy (rhinestones)! But its best attribute might be its wallet-friendly price! Find it here.

Photos: Camille Charriere, Alex Stedman

le strut

$195, schutz

Spring will have me strutting around in these statement heels!

1. Rixo London wrap dress, $325, netaporter.com
2. Kate Spade enamel earrings, $38, shopbop.com
3. Loeffler Randall wicker tote bag, $295, loefflerrandall.com
4. Bobbi Brown Lip Tint in Bare Pink, $34, nordstrom.com
5. Schutz bandana sandals, $195, schutz.com

one and done

new york fashion week street style

When my sister reads this post, she will call me a hypocrite. For months, I have been making fun of her predilection for a certain bright pink jumpsuit. I even gave it a (derogatory) nickname: pink panther! To me, it looked just so. . . uncool. But when I was in New York, I saw lots of women in jumpsuits and panthers did not come to mind. Perhaps because they weren't pink? Or they were cutely styled over turtlenecks? They were more fitted and therefore flattering? Whatever the reason, I now believe them totally cool. And I love the one-and-done aspect, too. I would like to out-twin my sis in any of these options from Topshop (also here!), Scotch and Soda, Free People and L.F. Markey. I already have this cutie by Rebecca Taylor--and it's now on sale.

Speaking of sales: Nordstrom is currently staging a mega sale, with amazing stuff like like these Steve Madden lace-up booties, this sexy Reformation dress, and this boho-chic Saint Laurent blouse, all at up t0 70% off!

in the jeans

2019 jean trends

While tie-dye, fleece, and feathers dominated New York's Fall 2019 runways, a new must-have pair of jeans ruled the streets. Their distinct trademarks: straight-legged, relaxed-fit, high-waisted, and, wait for it.... long! In other words, quintessential '90s. (This style also featured prominently in the deep blue Fall 2019 yonder in collections from Mother and Re/Done, with nary a skinny silhouette in sight). I especially like these versions from Topshop (love the fit and price--and this wash, too!!), 3x1, Levi's, Citizens of Humanity, Frame, and Acne Studios.

Photos: Pop Sugar

oversize outerwear

new york fashion week oversize outerwear

There were neons, there was monotone, there were sexy knee high boots and ugly dad sneakers. I saw a far-reaching spectrum of styles on the streets of New York during Fashion Week, but there was one immutable constant: oversized outerwear. The bigger, the better, it seemed, manifest in coats, puffers, teddy bear jackets, shackets and denim (to be worn into spring!). And it did its job to keep everyone warm and stylish. With LA experiencing monsoon season (it sure feels that way, at least!), I'd like to weather this big act with any of these heavies from Isabel Marant (above), Avec Les Filles, Madewell, Kendall and Kylie, Stand, Apparis, and Topshop.

weathering nyc

marlien rentmeester new york fashion week

Yesterday's self-care came in the form of keeping myself warm and comfortable--a formidable feat!--while making the fashion show rounds, starting at Carolina Herrera (a bounty of sunny, citrus-fresh dresses!) and moving along to Zimmermann (Parisian chic with a retro spirit!). Lunch at Sant Ambroeus  in Soho had me in a Bascom Projects sweatshirt ($39!), Frame Denim, faux fur and Vans (I can barely walk!) and dinner at L'Avenue (so so chic and such a scene from Karolina Kurkova to Trump lawyer Michael Cohen!) in this brushed Asos oversize jacket and an over-the-top Zara sequin sweater (trying to compensate for the Vans!). Off to cryotherapy in the sleet right now to help ease my pain! Ditching the Vans for these Montelliana boots!


self care

Ever since the New Year, I've been running around, Le Catch-ing hard, mommy-ing, socializing--basically working my butt off. Then the inevitable happened: my butt broke. Last week's Buns, Hips, and Thighs class prompted me to burn through too many buns and three chiropractor visits, one MRI, countless ice packs and heat pads later, I am no longer running. I am barely hobbling. So, for me, this Valentine's Day is going to be all about self-care and self-love! What will I do, you ask? Well, for starters, I bought a few books to read in my epsom salt baths (this, this and this) and forwarded a pic of this cute and sparkly Anne Sisteron ear climber to my husband (hint, hint!). I also perked myself up with this just-discovered glow-inducing Sunday Riley Good Genes treatment and cozied up in this Xirena sweater. (P.S. In my fantasy world, I'd take a cue from my friend Stephanie Steinman, above, and wear my Sleeper nightgown as a dress all day long on a beach with a splash of rose! My kind of physical therapy!)

Photo: Stephanie Steinman
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