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This is the time of year, deep into winter, when my washing machine and dryer conspire to steal my socks. One by one they mysteriously disappear to I have absolutely no idea where. And I'm left with an anemic batch of singletons in my drawer. But, don't you worry, I will overcome this crisis--and re-stock with extra stylish, wardrobe-enhancing socks that will be too distinct and cool to get lost in the shuffle. These options by Triple 9 (above), Madewell, Happy Socks, and Gucci (definitely not losing these!) will be too big to hide!


western union

$138, nordstrom

As you can see, a little faux shearling does a lot for denim. (It runs big, so I sized down.)


1. Ganni dress, $225, matchesfashion.com
2. Wrangler denim jacket, $138, nordstrom.com
3. Gianvito Rossi boots, $1695, netaporter.com
3. Maria Black gold and diamond stud, $255, netaporter.com
5. Saint Laurent leather bucket bag, $1290, nordstrom.com

spring ahead

mayle marlien rentmeester
$425, mayle

Spring bottled up in this fresh and pretty blouse! (I like to wear it unbuttoned with the tie and ruffles gorgeously cascading down the right sleeve.)



1. Mayle Bataclan blouse, $425, maisonmayle.com
2. Zoe Chico link earrings, $485, shopbop.com
3. Bauble Bar toggle necklace, $42, baublebar.com
4. Mayle enamel and crystal ring, $250, maisonmayle.com
4. By Terry Lip-Expert Shine in My Red, $32, nordstrom.com
5. Louis Vuitton clutch, $645, therealreal.com
6. Gianvito Rossi suede slingbacks, $845, netaporter.com
7. H&M faux leather pants, $34, hm.com
 

the jenna necklace


The burning question in LA is who doesn't want The Jenna Necklace? As in the mighty Jenna Blake-designed 18-karat gold-link necklace, above, that can be broken down (brilliantly) into two bracelets! As in the shock-and-awe piece that you can wear everyday for eternity! As in the ultimate Valentine's Day gift! (Bauble Bar took a swing at it with its brass version that's less chunky and less $.)

Photo: Leandra Cohen

sarah's bags


One of my twin sister's best friends is a New York City-based mega-stylist--a fashion icon to famous fashion icons. When she came over for dinner on Saturday night, armed with shopping bags full of new hand-picked clothes for herself and future photo shoots, my sister and I did what you'd expect: we shopped her bags! We scooped up this incredibly chic (vintage meets Dries-looking) Sandro blouse--a spring statement, she declared. We agreed, naturally. We also fell for this Zara knit crop top to wear over dresses, under cardigans (a la Khaite) and these $20 floral pants that are crazy cute with a white tee, grey sweatshirt, or an easy cashmere. (Make sure to size up. They run super small.) The shopping-bag shopping then prompted us to scout our collective wants and we landed on the amazing striped staple, above, by Silvia Tcherassi, this print H&M bucket hat, and, of course, spring's go-to Prada square-shaped sunglasses, below.

trouser time


I've not given up yet... I'm still trying to execute on my new year's resolutions: take time for myself everyday, speak up even when I'm afraid to, and less procrastination/more action. In other words, wear the trousers in my life! And manifest this by actually wearing this season's must-have trousers: loose-fitting, high-waist, straight-leg, pleated Palazzo pants. In summary: super flattering. Exactly like these from Mango (above), Ganni, Topshop, The Row, and The Frankie Shop (faux leather/second to last pic).




a leg up


I caught up with my closest girlfriends on Tuesday over a long, sweaty morning hike. We covered everything from vacation dramas (i.e., holiday travel hiccups, flu-stricken children, etc.) to post-holiday detox plans (no alcohol, plant-protein diets, etc). Somehow, this segued into our favorite new workout pants that will make us look and feel good. The hands-down favorite among us: Ultracor's leggings which boasts built-in shape wear that--no joke--lifts and flatters all the right places. It's like insta-liposuction--it's crazy! My friend sported this ankle-length star-pattern pair that made her look like she had just returned from We Care rather than Cabo guacamole! The zebra style, above, can be found on sale here. We also love to sweat in printastic styles like these by Outdoor Voices (I wore this pair on the hike!), Splits59, The Upside, and Spiritual Gangster.

blazing new trails


Back to work in a business-ready blazer! The one, above, is newly acquired and so, so good, not only because of its chic braid-trimmed lapels, woven plaid fabric, indoor-to-outdoor versatility, and Chanel vibe, but its $35(!) price tag. (I promise you it looks way more expensive.) I scooped another cheap and cheerful jacket--fleece and fab with its pearl buttons (see it on me on my Instagram Stories. ) If I work really hard, maybe I could buy these equally excellent jackets by KolorNanushka, Veronica Beard, and Proenza Schouler. one day!

coming in hot


Back at sea level and 70 degrees and I've contracted an early case of spring fever! To the rescue: Shopbop's end-of-season (read 70% off!) sale, featuring not only the cutest winter styles such as this straight-into-spring Ganni puffer vest, this Ulla Johnson snakeskin bucket bag, and this now and later leopard-print Baum und Pferdgarten!), but also sexy swimsuits and dresses for upcoming warm weather getaways and rogue heat waves. Highlights: this Zimmerman floral tie bikini, this so, so pretty Hemant and Nandita wrap dress, and these go-with-everything, ankle-wrap Villa Rouge sandals--for $25!!! Shop it all here!

Photo: Romy Frydman

in the loop


It makes sense that secondhand clothing is now the biggest growing category in retail-- considering how much re-sale shopping I partake in (LOL)!  For me, it just feels better than regular shopping: I'm keeping clothes out of landfills, buying at a discount, gleaning a treasure-found high, and re-selling when I am done wearing. My favorite sources: The Real Real (for reasons like this, this and this), Celebrity Owned (love, yes, please!), Etsy (score, find, gold), and the just-launched ReCollect, Rebecca Taylor's past and present season's greatest hits, like the forever-chic blazer, above, or this cute faux fur jacket. Customers trade in their gently-worn Rebecca Taylor items for store credit, and in turn, these pieces will be sold, with half of the proceeds donated to Cool Effect to support the recycle economy. See what I mean? It's all good!
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