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the new jean jacket

The jean jacket has long been a springtime staple, but this season's renewal fits more an oversized button-down shirt, and models Tylynn Nyuyen and Leia Sfez, pictured here, show exactly how to pull it off: with more denim, of course! I like these iterations from Closed Official (above and below), Tibi, APC, and Tory Burch.

on the sidelines

Leave it to me to shop on the sidelines of my son's volleyball game. I couldn't help myself because I discovered not only one but TWO pairs of must-have jeans thanks to a well-dressed friend. Let me further explain (read: justify my impulse buying) by disclosing that I am very discriminating when it comes to jeans as they need to be many things all at once: flattering, comfortable, versatile and polished. The best jeans in my wardrobe are the jeans I want to live in, ones that rival the ease of sweatpants! The high-waist, wide-leg pair by Zara, above, meets my exacting criteria--as well as the opinion of my friend/fellow volleyball mom, who has them in every color they come in, including black and this new hard-working khaki color. The other must-have pair? These by AGOLDE, which I  just bought and wore out for the first time yesterday and scored a zillion compliments! The non-stretch denim lends a structured fit and the ankle length is day to night chic! I promise you: they're dream jeans!


hot studs


Valentino's signature Roman Stud sandal is getting a summertime-update with laid-back, wear-with-everything PVC straps, and I'm all for it! I'll be wearing them with the $129 sequin crochet H&M dress, below, along with this extra cool denim dress, this everyday-ready Theory mini and this pleated Polo Ralph Lauren skirt! 

spring training

Veronica beard ceriani jacket
$498, veronica beard


This knit cardigan is currently doubling as my go-to spring jacket--and winning!


1. Cos t-shirt, $25, cos.com

2. Balmain jeans, $1050, mytheresa.com

3. Veronica Beard knit jacket, $498, veronicabeard.com

4. Khaite raffia shoulder bag, $1350, mytheresa.com

5. Ancient Greek Sandals sandals, $285, bergdorfgoodman.com 

solid style

My overflowing bikini drawer would have you believe I am a swimwear savant, but the truth is I divine all my warm-weather-clothing wisdom from my Honolulu (read: bathing suit Mecca!) based friend Kate. For summer, she's going with one-piece swimsuits with matching cover-ups. Same goes for me, naturally! I just snapped up the sheer pink dress, below, for $150, and I'm also eyeing these solid statements from Evarae (above), JacquemusHunza G, Eberjey, Good American, Marysia, and Matteau.

new finds


In case you're looking for a striking cover-up that could be worn way off the beach, I highly recommend the And Other Stories dress, above. Within minutes of wearing this new dress, I knew I had made the right choice, as multiple compliments reassured me the flowy silhouette was flattering and the color striking. (All good to know because I hadn't even looked in the mirror to vouch for myself before leaving the house!) Thanks to my friend Melissa, I also discovered the beyond chic Kule look, below, comprised of a do-it-all striped blouse and silk pareo-turned-skirt, also highly versatile! Plus, extra cool raffia from Zara and Cos for endless summer days!

eye spy

$84, h&m


A little eyelet dress always makes a big eye-catching statement. 

1. H&M eyelet dress, $84, hm.com

2. Lele Sadoughi sunglasses, $165, shopbop.com

3. Prada raffia tote, $2950, bergdorfgoodman.com

4. Khaite sandals, $680, shopbop.com

the khaki skirt

Spring's secret weapon is the khaki skirt, which, if executed properly, skews less preppy, more polished. I, for one, appreciate its unexpectedness, along with its hard-working versatility. J.Crew's Olympia Gayot wears it to perfection (find it here), but these from Vince, Zara, and Mango, are also amazing. P.S. I like the idea of this statement pleated trench--to update any outfit!  

one and done denim


$93, selfridges


One and done, head-to-toe denim for under $100!



1. Aligne denim dress, $93, selfridges.com

2. Dorsey bracelet, $450, dorsey.com

3. Chloe bag, $750, bergdorfgoodman.com

4. Khaite boots, $1380, netaporter.com

buckle up


At $50 a pop, the question isn't which one. It's how many?? Make your pick(s) here!

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