Thursday, January 19

caped wonder

This pinktastic faux fur cape helps me forgive bitter Mr. Frost. It actually warms me up quite nicely!

anorak action

I have just one windbreaker in my closet and the only time it sees the light of day is when I go running in the rain--which in LA is almost never (minus the recent Pineapple Express!). But this spring, thanks to designers like Givenchy (pictured below), Sacai and Balenciaga, it seems I have more reasons/occasions to wear this windbreaker or even buy a new one, specifically the about-to-be-trendy kind that doesn't just run in the rain, but gets layered under chic coats and over sophisticated sweaters. The black, wear-with-everything H&M one, above, is a good place to start, but I am also loving these fresh, eye-catching styles from P.E. Nation, Nike, BINGKA, Adidas by Stella McCartney, and Columbia.

Wednesday, January 18

true blue

$65, netaporter

A simple yet awesome blouse I'd wear day in and day out. (It can also be found here.)

1. Madewell tie-sleeve blouse, $65,
2. Marc Jacobs sunglasses, $225,
3. Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint, $33,
4. Balenciaga leather tote bag, $1695,
5. Gucci slip-on loafers, $695,
6. Ellery pants, $708,

Tuesday, January 17

in the red

I've literally become attached to my new custom mini cross body bag--thanks to Clare Vivier! I find myself wearing it around the house with my (always misplaced) phone and lip gloss in it. It's super cute and lightweight. Clare has other ones like it, such as this and this. Oh, and my luscious sweater--a cheapie but goodie--can be found here.

denim delight

$79, mango

Every wardrobe could use a do-it-all denim dress that's equal parts chic and relaxed.

1. Mango denim dress, $79,
2. IAM by Ileana Makri earrings, $180,
3. Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet in 300, $38,
4. Fendi raffia bag, $2450,
5. Tabitha Simmons sandals, $625,

Monday, January 16

corset tee

Zara takes the corset trend into everyday wearable territory with this versatile yet statement making tee. Yes, please!

spring stripes

$385, moda operandi

Ruffles and stripes add up to spring perfect, in my book!

1. Sea ruffle dress, $385,
2. Gucci sunglasses, $119,
3. Katerina Makriyanni bracelet, $290,
4. Ethnique tote bag, $200,
5. Ancient Greek Sandals toe-ring sandals, $340,

Thursday, January 12

cool cats

Despite the scarcity of California sunshine, I'm crushing hard on these Gucci cat eye sunglasses, the current go-to's for the fashionable likes of  designer/model Jeanne Damas, above, model Camille Rowe, below. Stylist Pernille Teisbaek, last pic, favors the smaller retro-chic version. Happy day! A reader just tipped me off that these sunglasses are available here for 75% off! Total score!!

sweater game

I continue to work on my ski game, and it's coming along slowly but surely. (Kudos to ski instructor Alan Bush with his Stanford physics degree, who most recently helped me make sense of all the technical to-do's. Try him, he's awesome if you are in Aspen!) Of greater importance though (in these pages at least) is that my ski fashion game has made significant progress. This season it's been all about the ski sweater! Now made with technical, sweat-wicking fabrics, these sweaters make it possible to look chic and keep the cold at bay. For me, the style high is equivalent to finessing perfect S-turns down a double black diamond, particularly these fun, retro-inspired knits by Maje, Perfect Moment, Fulsap, Tory Sport, Orcival and Sweaty Betty--all of them can swish on and off the slopes!

Wednesday, January 11

logo love

I've long associated designer logo t-shirts with conspicuous tackiness, but this season, for some reason, I'm warming up to them. For starters, they look vintage-y, not glitzy. Slightly distressed and not at all precious. And I like how they're being worn: nonchalantly rather than reverentially, with casual jeans, under blazers, tucked into skirts--pretty much thrown on. I especially dig these versions from Gucci (or this one), Stella McCartney, Isabel Marant, and Kenzo. The primo price? Not so much, but given this t-shirt's endless wearability, it "could walk itself to the washing machine," affirms journalist/stylist Pandora Sykes, pictured immediately below.