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in transit

I've been swept up in the usual New York City whirlwind for the last week, dining at different spots day and night (Cafe Select, Sant Ambroeus, Bar Pitti, Nobu, The Odeon, Ludlow House, Legacy Records), vintage shopping in the East Village (Dana Foley), Spyscape-ing and model boat sailing in Central Park with the kiddos--and logging 10K+ steps a day! The shoes that have stood up to all this activity: the $22 Target sandals, (above). They're comfortable, outfit-accenting (The Row-inspired) and, most importantly, pavement-pounding durable! P.S. My dress is by Zimmermann.

superior skirts

fall skirts

As you may have gleaned from my Instagram feed, I've been sporting dresses all summer. There's nothing like a throw-on-and-go beautiful dress that completely makes your outfit. But these pics of Italian stylist Diletta Bonaiuti have had me thinking about skirts with the same potential i.e. outfit-makers that require nothing but a simple top and easy shoes to get you out the door fast while looking très chic! I love her satin, eyelet-embellished Self-Portrait stunner, above, and her polka dot Mango, below. I also love these skirts from Ganni, Rixo London (or this one), Gucci, Keepsake, Rebecca Taylor, and J.Crew.

on point

Yes, I'm beginning to build my fall wardrobe and I'm starting from the ground up--with new pointy-toe mules. A super talented stylist I was on set with a few days had this pair from Balenciaga, above, but I also love these stunners from Loeffler Randall, Vince, Manolo Blahnik (on sale!), Sole Society (inexpensive and rendered in so many colors!) and Gucci.

Photo: Marie Hindkaer

new fall jeans

karen walker x madewell

Last night my sister showed me outtakes from a recent photo shoot she did for a prestigious English fashion magazine, featuring fall's must-have snake skin jeans. Which persuaded me to think I need a pair! The key is to style them with elegant, feminine accents so the overall look is bonita, not Bon Jovi! I'd like to rock the cropped Alexa Chung pair, above, along with these by Zara.

P.S. If you can't wrap your head around snake print jeans, check out the Karen Walker x Madewell collab, and the below cropped zip-up jean, which would be a fresh new fall alternative! The other pieces are way cute, too.


shell shock

copenhagen street style

Typically, a hot-off-the-press, must-have bag debuts during Copenhagen's Fashion Week, but this time around it's a must-have necklace that's front and center. Made of 22-karat gold plated brass cowrie shells, the Tohum necklace --spotted on pretty much every fashion show attendee--is quintessentially summer glam. It's adjustable, so you can wear it like a choker or longer, or even as an anklet (see below). It also comes with natural shells, which is even more right this minute. As fate would have it, I came across this super hard-to-find (i.e., nearly sold out everywhere!) necklace at Warm in Nolita yesterday. I tried it on and my twin sister said she liked it on me--but thought it would look even better on her! Reluctantly, but objectively, I agreed, with the condition I could borrow it whenever I want. We went on to do more shopping and snapped up this boho-chic Yvonne S maxi, these gold Loeffler Randall sandals, this floral Banjanan dress, and these retro but right now Reebok sneakers.

Photos: Vogue

ref and roll

reformation dress street style

All summer long, I have relied heavily on (and enjoyed so much!) my Reformation dresses. (See proof here.) Hence, I am super psyched to take advantage of its VIP sale, starting today. There's lots to choose from, including the sexy ruffled mini, above, this super flattering lace-up midi, this cute cropped top, this perfectly-fitting white t-shirt, this off-the-shoulder dress, and this pretty lace-trimmed wrap. Shop it all here.

Photo: Bambi Northwood

wild life

Animal prints will be out in the wild this fall, and already I've spotted some spectacular specimens on the loose, including the leopard wrap Ganni, above, and the Topshop denim skirt, below. Also paw-worthy: this Rixo London silk crepe skirt, this teal Michelle Mason dress, this Maje ruffled midi, these Sam Edelman slingback heels, and this zebra-print Topshop.


making a splash

It may be Monday--but at least it's still summer! And there's lots more summer to be had. This fact sunk in over the weekend while I was sitting in the sea of bikinis that is Hawaii, where I spotted suits that would perfectly suit me! They all featured unexpected details--unusual cut-outs, embellished straps, mixed prints--that will be sure to make a splash. Examples include: this chic tortoise chain-strap linen top (OMG!) by Donni, this flirty bow-trimmed Tularosa, this cute knot-accented For Love and Lemons, this mixed print ruffled Ayla (above), and this boho-cool floral Sea.

top hat

The last time I saw my beloved, perfectly-worn in straw hat was on my husband's head at London's Gatwick Airport. He was holding on to it for me as I negotiated not checking my carry-on bag with an airline agent. (Who knew your carry-on can now only weigh 12 kilos? Who even carries a bag that light??) Though I won the negotiation (phew!), we arrived on the tarmac in LAX, minus the hat. Bummed, as we have at least another month of summer sunshine, plus more travel planned, I set out to find a replacement and lucked out with this Reformation hat. It comes with a handy dandy tie, so the chances of losing it are next to nil--and it's under $100. Yesss!

lots for less

Well, of course, a decadent boat trip calls for a decadent dress, but I love that Nasiba Adilova, above, opts for drama that's under $200!  Her tiered frock is by Stylekeepers. Other yacht-worthy looks that don't cost a fortune include this one I just snapped up from Free People, this ruffled Keepsake, this ruched La Ligne, this floral print Nightwalker, and this cross-backed Reformation.

Photo: Nasiba Adilova
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