|Jeans - Seven for all Mankind|
Friday, August 31, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Subtle, neutral, graceful...
Painting: Shoe Shop, by Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones, blazer – Topshop,
slingbacks – Circa Joan & David, scarf – futabaya, dress – Narciso Rodriguez,
coat – Rachel Comey, scarf – Tamakiku, boots – Gabriella Rocha
Painting: Shoe Shop, by Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones, blazer – Malene Birger,
brooch – Cara Accessories, pants – Brunello Cucinelli, top – Soaked in Luxury,
dress – Joie Hachi, scarf – Yuh Okano, pumps – L.K.Bennett
Painting: Shoe Shop, by Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones, sweater – Crumpet,
earrings – Wendy Mink, skirt – Miss Selfridge, ballet flats – Valentino, sweater
– Miu Miu, scarf – Arlette Ess, pants – Maxmara, flats – Manolo Blahnik
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Yes, you CAN combine "warm" and "cool" colors. If Mondrian can do it, any of us can!
Painting – Mondrian, sweater – Topshop, jeans – Seven for all Mankind, pink flats – Fitzwell, grey hoodie – L.L.Bean, jeans – Maison Scotch, hi-tops - Converse
Painting – Mondrian, tweed jacket – Red Valentino, dress – Dorothy Perkins, pumps – Soft Style, tank – Malene Birger, sandals – Kors by Michael Kors, pink capris - DKNY
Painting – Mondrian, sweater – J. Crew, suede skirt – L’Agence, boots – See by Chloe, trench coat – Calvin Klein, scarf – Scotch-Soda, flats – Pied a Terre
Painting – Mondrian, sweater – Acne, pink skirt – J. Crew, flats – Ara, blouse – Mauro Grifoni, skirt – Monsoon, oxford flats – Dieppa Restrepo
Monday, August 27, 2012
She's pretty, she's charming, she's a whirlwind of a manager, and she was the Chic Sighting at brunch yesterday!
|Tee shirt – Kain Classic, flats – Lanvin, small square scarf – Aspinal of London, pants – L’Agence, hoop earrings – Wallis Fashion, bracelet – Tiffany, coral ring – RAIN, belt - Bulgari|
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
Black tee – Dorothy Perkins, denim shorts – Awear, sandals – Jimmy Choo, black asymmetrical top – Rag & Bone, capris – Patagonia, flats - Toms
Black tank – Splendid, rose print trousers – Topshop, flats – Charlotte Russe, off the shoulder top – Red Valentino, floral print pants – J. Crew, sandals – Jil Sander
Black camisole – BKE, linen pants – CP Shades, tennies – Converse Chuck Taylor, black polo – Barbour, chiffon pants – 3.1 Phillip Lim, wedge sandals – John Lewis
Black blouse – Fever Millie, print skirt – Rebecca Taylor, sneakers – Keds, tank – Forever New, lace skirt – L’Agence, black pumps – Jimmy Choo
Black sheer blouse – H&M, denim skirt – Industry of All Nations, espadrilles – Andre Assous, black tee – Organic by John Patrick, pleated skirt – Collette by Collette Dinnigan, ballet flats – M Missoni
And yes, I saw TONS of canvas athletic shoes, worn with almost anything. Lots of Toms, lots of ballet flats, plenty of espadrilles, and endless flat sandals. Very few tall platforms, and those people were terribly conspicuous because they had to walk SO SLOWLY...
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Although it might seem reckless to wear white in the city, lots of us do it all the time. New York was full of women using white as a base for a wide variety of very personal looks...
Flowered tank – Tillys, denim capris – True Religion, purple sandals – Debenhams, dotted top – Giambattista Valli, capris – Dorothy Perkins, sandals – Jil Sander
Sleeveless top – Romwe, denim shorts – True Religion, sandals – Bottega Veneta, striped tee shirt – Mango, Bermuda shorts – Vince, espadrilles - Debenhams
Tee shirt – Kain Classic, linen pants – CP Shades, espadrilles – Missoni, red sleeveless top – Raoul, cotton pants – Moschino, loafers – Nicholas Kirkwood
Tank – Malene Birger, ruffled skirt – Thakoon, trainers – Converse, print tank – Milly, denim skirt – D&G, sandals – DV by Dolce Vita
Tie-dyed tee shirt – Lulu & Co., silk skirt – Chloe, flip flops – Havianas, grey sweater – J. Crew, flaired skirt – Ermanno Scervino, grey sandals - Balenciaga
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
come visit me at A Femme d'un Certain Age, where I explore the possibilities of yet another night in the city. While Tish always refers to these are Paris visits, they could easily be NYC, or Chicago, or London...
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
|This beautiful set of Tumi luggage would hold my entire wardrobe...|
Just back in Chicago from a quick and delightful three days in New York City, and I've been reminded of a few very good reasons for packing in a simple and SMALL manner:
- You can take mass transit - a gigantic saver of time and money
- When you DO take mass transit, you don't hog all of the seats! Yesterday, coming into the city on the "El", there were literally dozens of people who needed one seat for their bags and one seat for their person. This does NOT make you popular with the locals...
- Walking long distances is easier - both in the airport, and in town. You can't necessarily assume that a taxi will be able to drop you right at the front door of your hotel; construction and emergency situations can force you to walk fairly considerable distances. Wheels help, but it's easier not to be the person constantly navigating to the ramp cut-outs on each curb. Especially during or after a tremendous thunderstorm.
- Taxi queuing in the rain, at the airport. Being able to hold your bags up off of the ground keeps everything dry and clean. If you're forced to roll, you're sometimes forced to slosh about.
- The overhead bin issue. I can toss my bag into the overhead bin with one hand. There's no possible question that the door won't close, or that I have to shove to get the bag in, or that I have to ask someone to lift my bag for me.
And the most compelling, completely convincing reason:
I know some of you will never be convinced; I see you ever time I travel, and I don't envy the work you're doing...
Monday, August 20, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
Earrings – Devon Leigh, dress – Michael Kors, loafers – Lanvin, jeans – Burberry Brit, silk tee – J. Crew, scarf – wrq.e.d, ankle boots – Rag & Bone
White shirt – Theory, square scarf – Hermès, penny loafers – Church’s, jeans – Levi’s, gold hoop earrings – Blue Nile, dress - Akris, ruffled scarf – Yuh Okano, gold rope bracelet – Blue Nile, pumps – Stuart Weitzman
Denim shirt – Delias, skirt – Blumarine, pearl stud earrings – Majorica, taupe pumps – Modcloth, gold hoop earrings – Arosha Luigi Taglia, tee shirt – IRO, jeans – Current Elliot, green scarf – Hermès, brown loafers - Aerosoles
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Same shoes, many of the same accessories, lots more options...
Necklace – Chanel, pearl bow earrings – Kate Spade, cabled cashmere sweater - Crumpet, brown brogues – Stuart Weitzman, pearl earrings – Juliet & Company, printed top – Cacharel, pearl bracelet – Banana Republic, taupe boots – Maison Martin Margiela
Cashmere sweater – J. Crew, scarf Chan Luu, loafers – Lanvin, tote bag – Ralph Lauren, plaid shirt - Patagonia, ankle boots – Rag & Bone
Blue sweater - Monki, square scarf – Hermès, penny loafers – Church’s, gold hoop earrings – Blue Nile, brown sweater – Acne, ruffled scarf – Yuh Okano, gold rope bracelet – Blue Nile
Taupe silk tunic - Vince, pearl stud earrings – Majorica, chiffon scarf – Rosie Gowans, taupe pumps – Modcloth, gold hoop earrings – Arosha Luigi Taglia, green sweater - Closed, green scarf – Hermès, brown loafers - Aerosoles
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
|suit - Piazza Sempione|
Necklace – Chanel, pearl bow earrings – Kate Spade, dot blouse – Michael Kors,
brown brogues – Stuart Weitzman, brooch – Krista R., pearl earrings – Juliet & Company,
bow blouse – Diane von Furstenberg, taupe boots – Maison Martin Margiela
Coral bracelet & earrings – Kenneth Cole, coral blouse – Equipment,
loafers – Lanvin, horse brooch – Lanvin, blouse – A.P.C., ankle boots – Rag & Bone
Turtlenecks – L.L.Bean, square scarf – Hermès, penny loafers – Church’s, gold hoop
earrings – Blue Nile, ruffled scarf – Yuh Okano, gold rope bracelet – Blue Nile
Beige tee – Mint Velvet, pearl stud earrings – Majorica, chiffon scarf – Rosie Gowans,
taupe pumps – Modcloth, green onyx earrings – Monica Vinader, green tee – Jil Sander,
green scarf – Hermès, brown loafers - Aerosoles
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
This scarf is like storm clouds, with just a bit of sun peeking through... A scarf this distinctive and beautiful could be the one single accessory which helps you define your wardrobe color-scheme.
Scarf – Good and Co., tee shirt – LNA, jeans – J Brand, sweater jacket – Boy by Band of Outsiders, ballet flats – J. Crew, two-toned dress – Acne, navy pumps - Debenhams
Scarf – Good and Co., petrol blue sweater – Malo, charcoal skirt – Donna Karan, tights – Mint Velvet, grey flats – Repetto, navy sweater – John Patrick, purple capris – Acne, suede loafers – J. Crew
Scarf – Good and Co., dress – Stella McCartney, pumps – Mulberry, hooded sweatshirt – James Perse, jeans – Seven for all Mankind, boots - Acne
Scarf – Good and Co., navy blazer & grey pants – Stella McCartney, navy flats – Tommy Hilfiger, navy tee – Maison Scotch, yellow capris – J. Crew, purple sandals – Old Navy