Monday, March 2

strapping sandals

$149, mango

 This gorgeous nude sandal is both statement-making and practically versatile.

1. Etoile Isabel Marant dress, $350,
2. Madewell pave studs, $24,
3. Dior Addict Lip Glow in Coral, $33,
4. M Missoni raffia shoulder bag, $395,
5. Mango suede ankle strap sandals, $149,

Friday, February 27

midwinter summer dream

tory burch fringed dress
$495, tory burch

Right now I want to indulge in everything this dress represents: warm weather, long days, bare shoulders, sun-kissed legs and effortless style.

1. Tory Burch fringed dress, $495,
2. Cutler & Gross sunglasses, $500,
3. Kate Spade ring set, $47,
4. Rebecca Minkoff metallic clutch, $178,
5. Vince sandals, $225,

Thursday, February 26

back to bali

You may recall I spent some time in Bali last summer, but in the spirit of Throw Back Thursday/Flash Back Friday, I'm dredging up my good memories with the help of Conde Nast Traveler, which features my adventure in the current March issue, on newsstands now. You can also check out the highlights on CNT's website here!

the bandana

Leave it to the fashion crowd to transform the good old paisley bandana scarf into the newest must-have accessory. Of course, this is no ordinary bandana, but rather a silk rendition by Saint Laurent. (Red version here; smaller, less expensive one here or this iteration by Pepe Jeans.) But, wait, are you thinking what I'm thinking? If so, you can find the original cotton paisley bandana (in black, navy and red!) here. And if a bandana isn't your thing, you can still pull off this on-the-verge paisley print via this Free People jacket, this Charlotte Olympia clutch, this Zimmermann bikini or next fall's Burberry dress.

Photos: Honestly WTF, Harper's Bazaar, Style

Wednesday, February 25

cool culottes

camille over the rainbow culottes

Like it or not, culottes are officially the new must-have pants for spring. I know, I know these cropped wide-leg pants can make one look wider and shorter. But, there are certain pairs that actually flatter the body and they all share several attributes in common: they are less structured and rather more fluid and skirt-like in nature. Also, the less wide the pant leg is, the better, and a leg-elongating heel is always a good teammate, though a pointy toe Jimmy Choo (pictured above) proves pretty, too. Silk ones are the best at transitioning from day to night, and I think they're the most comfy as well. My favorites are by Elizabeth and James, Stella McCartney, Club Monaco, Asos, and Alice & Olivia.

Photo: Candice Lake

show white

$44, miss selfridge

I'd trade in my favorite white t-shirt any day for this dramatic one-shoulder top. (Size up for a relaxed, breezy fit.)

1. Miss Selfridge one-shoulder top, $44,
2. Lizzie Fortunato earrings, $250,
3. Clare V clutch, $426,
4. Fendi metallic sandals, $1000,
5. J.Crew cropped pants, $89,

Tuesday, February 24

jumping ahead

Things that make life easier are things I deeply love. Which explains why I have my heart set on this look-chic-in-under-a-minute jumpsuit by Madewell. The fit is relaxed and pull-on-and-go easy, but also compelling is its versatility: I plan on wearing it (non-stop) with dressed-up heels and fun jewelry as well as with casual flat sandals and a go-anywhere tote bag. Perfection!

spring stripes

$95, topshop

This cute cotton striped dress is so spring break-bound!

1. Topshop cotton stripe dress, $95,
2. Alison Lou diamond and enamel earrings, $1050,
3. Pierre Hardy canvas clutch, $264,
4. Vince open-toe booties, $395,

Monday, February 23

parkas and puffers

While technicolor fur and over-the-top statement coats took over the streets (and catwalks) of New York last week, in London, where fashion week is now in full swing, it's all about rain-ready utilitarian parkas and puffers. This type of outerwear is not only English weather-suitable, but also ideal for our imminent spring showers. My recent (and prescient!) purchase of this moto-inspired stylish Patagonia puffer has enabled me to go from the Sierra ski slopes to soggy school runs in style. Other spot-on options include this Red Valentino (70% off), this Madewell, this J.Crew, this Moncler, this Gap, this Joe Fresh, and this Acne Studios (20% off).

Photos: Vogue, StyleA Love is Blind


$39, joe fresh

A Saturday night dinner at my sister's house featured a delicious Mallorcan feast (courtesy of a chef friend in town from the Spanish isle) and great fashion inspo, provided by a television producer pal, who turned up in a classically chic striped top, wide leg trousers and a Burberry trench. The striped staple, above, featuring an anything-but-basic zippered neckline, captures her distinctly cool style perfectly.

1. Joe Fresh zipper-trimmed top, $39,
2. Joe Fresh faux fur leopard print jacket, $49,
3. Saint Laurent flared jeans, $570,
4. Vita Fede ring, $225,
5. Sophie Hulme box tote bag, $595,
6. Puma sneakers, $65,