Friday, August 26

style under the sun

It was a good thing I was on vacation--off the coast of Hvar, Croatia, to be exact--when I discovered 100 Grams of Sun's Instagram account, otherwise I would have died from a lethal case of wanderlust! Brooklyn-based Nanda Hampe chronicles her far-flung adventures across the globe, sharing exquisite images of awe-inspiring locales with personal style to match. Take, for example, her Rhodes Resort dress which harmonizes quite beautifully with Bali's verdant rice fields. Seems to me her secret for vacation dressing success boils down to vibrant hues and prints that can hold their own against breathtaking backdrops. Pieces like these from Yumi Kim, Zimmermann, Asos, Frame and ALC! I say wear them back in reality to feel just a little more glamorous!

tie-sleeve stripes

$95, whistles

Tie-sleeves make this striped staple shine.

1. Whistles striped tee, $95,
2. And Other Stories utility shirt, $95,
3. Salvatore Ferragamo bucket bag, $1950,
4. Jenni Kayne shearling slides, $495,
5. Frame Denim cropped jeans, $220,   

Thursday, August 25

ruffle resplendent

$99, pixie market

Here's how I'd like to breeze through the first fall day.

1. Pixie Market ruffle sleeve sweater, $99,
2. J.Crew sunglasses, $128,
3. Versace pinky ring, $290,
4. Fendi double-sided bag, $2450,
5. Jimmy Choo flats, $595,
6. Madewell jeans, $130,

suitcase shopping

One of the best things about traveling with friends is. . . shopping their suitcases! Recently in the Hamptons, I scored some great new pieces inspired by my pals' packing: these H&M two-toned jeans (similar to above), this Alice McCall tassel-trimmed romper, this striped Topshop shirt, this pom pom cut-out Storets blouse, and these velvet Gianvito Rossi  sandals  (perfect for transitional dressing). Can't wait to see them all on my home doorstep!

Wednesday, August 24

the hooded sweatshirt

Unlike me, my husband doesn't care much for fashion, but he does have a signature look. It centers on surf trunks, Ray Ban sunglasses, and a t-shirt. When it's cold, he wears a hoodie pulled over his head a la the Unabomber. It's a very, um, distinct look, which I have come to accept. But it looks like in the months ahead, his fashion game will be spot on, as a hooded sweatshirt is a key fall trend. Thanks to designers like Vetements, the casual staple is front and center--and decidedly chic! Especially these ones by Topshop (similar to above), Happiness, 3.1 Phillip Lim, H&M, and Vince

Tuesday, August 23

shoulder on

$59, pixie market

I'm working this off-the-shoulder shirt dress during these last summer days.

1. Pixie Market striped shirt dress, $59,
2. Illesteva sunglasses, $177,
3. Cornelia Webb ring set, $455,
4. Maika canvas bag, $26,
5. Miu Miu embellished velvet slides, $750,  

Monday, August 22

striking stripes

I've decided it's time to up my button-down shirt game with a fresh-looking striped shirt. Timeless and versatile, it's the perfect (statement-y) foil to fall-ready skirts and pants. But the new versions for fall feature bold pinstripes and feminine flounces (i.e., balloon sleeves, asymmetric necklines, etc). My favorites include these by J.Crew, Rag & Bone, Equipment, Storets, Toga, and Madewell.


leopard mary-janes

$248, j.crew
Here's what happens when Leo(pard) marries Mary(Jane): a gorgeously updated flat that will punctuate every fall outfit.

1. Saks Potts fur sweater, $525,
2. Shashi hoop earrings, $58,
3. Tom Ford Lip Color in Cherry Lush, $53,
4. Simon Miller leather bucket bag, $490,
5. J.Crew leopard flats, $248,
6. Frame Denim jeans, $230,    

Friday, August 19

bell of the ball

When I was in Paris last fall, I thought long and hard about investing in Celine's bell-sleeve sweater, seen here, but ultimately decided to pass on it as I'd already spent enough Euros spreeing through the Marais. Well, now I am patting myself on the back because H&M just came out with an iteration that's a little more subdued--and, of course, wallet friendly. I also bought the blouse version. Happy Day!

Thursday, August 18

the slingback mule

If you're not quite ready to wrap your head around winter-ready boots, you might seriously consider Acne Studios (poised to sell out!) slingback mule, which Norway-based fashion editor Darja Barannik proves is out and out versatile. With its covered front and exposed back, this boot-like shoe is summer-to-fall worthy. Worn with tights, it can brave winter days.  

Photos: Darja Barannik, Vogue