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$297, the outnet

This stylish work-to-weekend dress is in my employ--with no plans to retire.


1. Jason Wu asymmetric striped shirt dress, $297, theoutnet.com
2. Roxanne Assoulin enamel flower studs, $75, shopbop.com
3. Soeur raffia tote bag, $150, barneys.com
4. By Far sandals, $430, netaporter.com

dress for less


It's no secret that I own lots (and lots) of dresses, but the ones I love most are the ones that cost me the least. One of them is a two-year-old H&M dress, above, which I like to wear as a bathing suit cover-up (i.e. sheer, without its slip). It racked up so many compliments in the Hamptons this past weekend, I decided dig up other under-$100 (beach-to-bar) dresses, which you can wear now and summers beyond. So far, I found this flower-print H&M (similar to above), this paisley Mango (and this short one), this floral Asos, this boho Shein, and this super cute gingham English Factory dress, below, for $73!!

cold call

arielle charnas orolay

My seemingly endless Instagram feed of friends in warm-weather destinations came to a screeching halt this morning when Arielle Charnas, above, popped up, wearing THE Orolay winter coat that blanketed the Upper East Side last year. It's cute! It's chic! It's $139! And today it's available on Amazon's Prime Day. So, I bought it, of course--and I'll be patting my back come cold weather!

clare v x le catch

le catch x clare Vivier

My summer would not be complete without a bag collab with Clare Vivier! For the third year in a row, we've teamed up to create cuteness to carry all year round, and this time our design seriously delivers with its roomy-enough-for-everything bucket shape, chic ribbon handles, and practical chain shoulder strap (so you can wear messenger style). Plus, per usual, it can be made distinctly yours with a hand-painted, choose-your-color monogram. We did the bag in lustrous white and tangy orange! You know the drill by now: get it before goes here!

clare vivier marlien rentmeester bag



staple sale


I kicked off this summer weekend with a deep dive into Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale*, flush with not only my all-time go-to staples, like Frame's Le Crop High Waist jeans, above, but new (!) fall lust-haves at 40% off. My sale edit: this now-and-later print Topshop dress, these Sam Edelman knee high boots, this back-to-work Tibi wrap dress, this faux fur Kenneth Cole coat, and this Something Navy leopard-print slip skirt. Check out EVERYTHING here.

*To access the sale now, you need to have a Nordstrom card, which you can register for on the Nordstrom site. The sale items will be available to non-account holders as well in a week.


Photo: Harper and Harley

farm rio


If you like print dresses, you're going to LOVE Farm Rio. Trust me, this Brazilian brand has punchy colors and eye-popping patterns completely nailed--and the price point is "bom!" (Pretty much everything is under $250.) I checked out its just-opened pop-up yesterday in Century City and, I kid you not, tried on half the store's offerings. I even had sales assistants bring me out stuff from the back that hadn't made it on to the floor yet! I (finally) left laden with summer dresses for days and nights, including the one-shoulder knockout, above, this chic white linen jumpsuit, and this wrap dress, below! But, I'm afraid to say, that's not all: When I returned home, I scoured the internet for more Farm Rio fabulousness and found some additional super cute styles on Shopbop, like this embroidered lovely (I bought the last small, sorry!) and this sexy jumpsuit. Check it out for yourself here. (P.S. Farm Rio has a new flagship store on Prince Street in NYC.)

 

robe play


My jet lag-induced insomnia has had me daydreaming about my recent Mallorcan holiday (see highlights here/more pics to come on Le Catch!), the Med's perfect skin-tingling temperature, the salty pimientos at Ca N'Antuna in Fornalutx, the sublime view at Es Vergerete, swimming in Cala Deia, scenic strolls around Soller--and the kick-back-and-relax clothing I wore through it all. Among my favorite barely-there pieces: the ruffled-sleeved Maison La Plage, above, The Reformation mini, below, this sheer Topshop cover-up, these Loeffler Randall sandals (I literally wore them, below, everyday!), this striking La Double J bikini, and this ocean-friendly Bauble Bar necklace (both, last pic).



boots and dresses


Thankfully, we're a ways away from fall, but that doesn't mean we can't start prepping for cooler weather--at a hard-to-pass-up discount! Shopbop is staging a crazy 75% off sale that features both summer and fall-worthy pieces that I'll actually wear together in several weeks time (see inspo, above)! I'm talking boots, like these by Vince and Ulla Johnson, this Veronica Beard dress that I can wear now and later with a blazer, this print-pretty Isabel Marant Etoile blouse, this checked Capulet blazer, this Warm maxi and this Ganni striped knit. See it all here!

Photo: Glamometer

on short notice



This summer is going long on shorts--specifically, knee-grazing Bermudas. Whether big and baggy or close-fitting, they look best teamed with more polished pieces, like minimalist tanks and strappy sandals. Personally, I prefer the more tailored-looking, trouser-spirited Bermudas, because they're versatile and come off more sophisticated. Prime examples include these by Theory (on sale), Pallas (on sale), Vince, 7 For All Mankind, and Topshop.







 

tank full


Paris' haute couture fashion show goers are weathering the excessive heat with a less-is-more style strategy. And by that I mean they're relying on a super simple, inexpensive wardrobe staple: a 90s-inspired tank top. I like these ones that are little more than basic by ATM (similar to above), James Perse, Vince, and The Line by K.



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