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Feeling Blue

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Jacket: Love, Fire // Tee: Everlane // Skirt: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) // Shoes: J.Crew (old, similar here) // Bag: Forever 21 (old, similar here) // Necklace: House of Harlow // Nail polish: Butter London in Candy Floss

I’ve been feeling blue lately—strictly sartorially speaking, of course. I just can’t seem to get enough of shades of cerulean, sky, robin’s egg, cobalt, indigo and baby blue. Maybe it’s the promise of regular glimpses of clear skies once spring has finally sprung, or maybe it’s a subconscious effort to salve my spirit in these hair-pullingingly frustrating political times by hearkening back to one of last year’s Pantone Colors of the Year, aptly named Serenity. Continue Reading

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Saint Laurent Moment

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Truth be told, I’m not a huge Hedi Slimane fan. In fact, I’m praying that he won’t be the man chosen to fill Raf Simons’ impossible-to-fill shoes at Dior. That being said, there’s something about the Saint Laurent Spring 2016 collection that’s really stuck with me. Upon first viewing, I felt nothing. There was no fluttering of the heart like there was when I first saw the already-classic Gucci Resort 2016 collection, and there were no verbal exclamations like there were when I first laid eyes on D&G Alta Moda 2016 collection. There was nothing.

And then something strange happened: I started looking out for a slinky silver dress. I thought, hey maybe a slinky silver dress would look pretty cool with my trusty leather jacket. It turns out there is something inarguably—and somewhat annoying—cool about the Saint Laurent girl. She’s part Kate, part Courtney, and she’s who we all want to be (for a day, at least). So I put my snobbery to the side and clicked buy on this silver-flecked plissé popover dress, and I haven’t regretted it for a second.

As predicted, this bad boy layered perfectly under my moto jacket. In place of the irreverent tiaras worn on the runway, I donned my favorite pair of crystal drop earrings plus a stack of Xena-chic silver rings to finish off a look that makes me feel fierce. P.S. This dress is as comfortable as my favorite jammies, so it’s a total win/win situation.

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Game, Set, Match

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To date, my involvement in tennis has been purely tangential: I can claim more than one tennis pro as a friend, I enjoy watching Wimbledon, and I spend a few minutes every day throwing a mini tennis ball for my mini dog to fetch. It’s only natural, then, that the sport would gradually move off the sidelines and into my wardrobe.

Enter this pretty preppy dress. The drop waist paired with pleats in a watery green shade immediately calls to mind 1920s tennis dresses à la Coco Chanel. Yes, the hemline might be a bit shorter, but the slouchy silhouette and flowing fabric pays a pretty good tribute. And just like Coco’s relatively comfortable sportswear—which allowed women to actually play tennis—this little number is one of the easiest daytime dresses I own.

I don’t care if it means nothing, when it comes to this dress I am in love–love!

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