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So as much as I love fashion and talk about it all the time, I’m pretty simple when it comes to my own wardrobe.  Starting today with this post I thought it would be fun to give you some insight into what I wear.  First of all, I wear things to death, so any new additions are very seasonal.  I keep it pretty “basic”, adding in an exciting piece here and there, like my newest floral print shirt from my main source J. Crew.  I don’t strive for perfection, so my white sneakers are happily scuffed, shirt not perfectly pressed, and pants rolled just slightly off.  I usually like layers, but not so much in the warmer months, although I just wore a striped tee under that floral shirt (both short-sleeve) and rolled up.  I’m also about easy mixing and versatility, so with any shirt I wear only the darkest blue or black jeans, or some darker khaki chinos (always rolled up), and throw on my choice of spring/summer kicks, my navy Vans with bright yellow laces, or my white Stan Smiths.  On my lazy days, you’ll find me in short shorts and pocket tees with an older ratty pair of Vans I can’t seem to part with.  No matter the outfit or mood, I accessorize with a black Timex camper watch, and done!

J. Crew

J. Crew

J. Crew

J. Crew

J. Crew 484 jeans

J. Crew 484 black jeans

Adidas Stan Smith

Adidas Stan Smith

J. Crew

J. Crew

J. Crew

J. Crew

J. Crew

J. Crew

J. Crew 484 fit chinos

J. Crew 484 fit chinos

Vans for J. Crew

Vans for J. Crew

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So I have a new favorite shoe…ok, make that shoes, by Brother Vellies. Designed by Aurora James in Brooklyn, and handcrafted sustainably in Kenya and South Africa, Brother Vellies has a wide assortment of styles I love, and are a huge part of the babouche trend I briefly mentioned yesterday.  Fur, snakeskin, shearling, and more are used on all sorts of slippers and sandals, including shoes for another favorite, Ryan Roche.  Her spring ’16 collection featured shoes in collaboration with Brother Vellies, from simple white pointy toed slide-ons to furrier varieties.  These are the perfect clothes, and shoes to throw on all spring!

Brother Vellies

Brother Vellies

Brother Vellies

Brother Vellies

Ryan Roche s/s 2016

Ryan Roche s/s 2016

Brother Vellies

Brother Vellies

Brother Vellies

Brother Vellies

Ryan Roche s/s 2016

Ryan Roche s/s 2016

Brother Vellies

Brother Vellies

Brother Vellies via Opening Ceremony

Brother Vellies via Opening Ceremony

Ryan Roche s/s 2016

Ryan Roche s/s 2016

Brother Vellies

Brother Vellies

Brother Vellies

Brother Vellies

Ryan Roche s/s 2016

Ryan Roche s/s 2016

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Spring must be in the air, because the ’10 Things I loved This Week’ all have a warmer vibe about them.  I’m definitely okay with that!  From a sunny photo shoot in the February issue of Vogue, by photographer Mario Testino, to a new accessories collection by a favorite jewelry designer, to furniture including my dream sofa, flowers both real and printed on fashion looks (Putnam & Putnam for Adam Lippes fall 2015), and much more, I found a lot to love from Pinterest and beyond this week!

Vogue, February 2015, by Mario Testino

Vogue, February 2015, by Mario Testino

Vogue, February 2015, by Mario Testino

Vogue, February 2015, by Mario Testino

Vogue, February 2015, by Mario Testino

Vogue, February 2015, by Mario Testino

Eddie Borgo's new bag collection

Eddie Borgo‘s new bag collection

pretty hues

pretty hues

street style

streetstyle

Wilfred Jonquille

Wilfred Jonquille

Adam Lippes fall 2015

Adam Lippes fall 2015

Adam Lippes fall 2015

Adam Lippes fall 2015

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Another season of New York Fashion Week has come and gone, and what a great one it was!  Some of my consistent favorites continued to please, while others surprised me with their collections (I’m still on the fence about Proenza Schouler).  And the biggest surprise is who ended up being my favorite collection of the season, not that they don’t usually do a beautiful collection, but just that other designers usually beat them for best.  Read on to find out who my favorite collection was by.  Beyond my pick for best, there was a lot to love in New York, and I’ve edited it down to the best 20 looks from 9 collections.  See you in London!

Narciso Rodriguez fall 2015

Narciso Rodriguez fall 2015

I’m absolutely obsessed with this color combo at Narciso Rodriguez!

Ryan Roche fall 2015

Ryan Roche fall 2015

Tons of chunky knits for fall always makes me happy!

Adam Lippes fall 2015

Adam Lippes fall 2015

Victoria Beckham fall 2015

Victoria Beckham fall 2015

Victoria Beckham fall 2015

Victoria Beckham fall 2015

Victoria Beckham fall 2015

Victoria Beckham fall 2015

Victoria Beckham fall 2015

Victoria Beckham fall 2015

And the winner for favorite fall 2015 collection at New York Fashion Week is Victoria Beckham!

Victoria Beckham fall 2015

Victoria Beckham fall 2015

Derek Lam fall 2015

Derek Lam fall 2015

Pajama dressing at its best at Derek Lam!

Derek Lam fall 2015

Derek Lam fall 2015

Calvin Klein Collection fall 2015

Calvin Klein Collection fall 2015

Calvin Klein Collection fall 2015

Calvin Klein Collection fall 2015

Altuzarra fall 2015

Altuzarra fall 2015

Fur is especially big this coming fall…sorry, not sorry PETA!

Altuzarra fall 2015

Altuzarra fall 2015

Altuzarra fall 2015

Altuzarra fall 2015

Get used to a modern take on Victorian style for fall, from lace, huntman plaids, and super sexy lace-up boots.

Altuzarra fall 2015

Altuzarra fall 2015

Prabal Gurung fall 2015

Prabal Gurung fall 2015

Prabal Gurung fall 2015

Prabal Gurung fall 2015

Edun fall 2015

Edun fall 2015

Edun fall 2015

Edun fall 2015

Fashion images from style.com

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I’ve been a bad blogger lately.  Life’s distractions have been getting in the way more than normal, and posts like this one have been sitting in my drafts for longer than planned.  And even though the March issue of Vogue is about to hit newsstands, I couldn’t not share this post about an amazing home in the February issue.  When I first got my hands on the magazine, featuring Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson, I knew I’d love her editorial since I love anything by photographer Mario Testino and editor Tonne Goodman.  As I was flipping through the pages I was drooling over the mid-century home Johnson is photographed in.  I knew it looked familiar, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it…and then it hit me!  It’s the Los Angeles home of interior designer David Netto and his wife Elizabeth (it says it in the mag too, but I figured it out first), designed by the legendary architect Richard Neutra (Tom Ford’s LA home is also a Neutra).  Netto is one of my favorite designers, and the way he mixes old and new, classic and modern, is a very similar language to my design speak.  Of course this would be his home, and I’m so glad Vogue shared it in this very special way!  I thought I’d go ahead and share this beautiful editorial, along with some additional images of the home, as well as some suggestions from a favorite shop, West Elm, to get the look for your home.  Enjoy!!

Dakota Johnson wearing Balenciaga, Vogue, February 2015, photographed by Mario Testino

Dakota Johnson wearing Balenciaga, Vogue, February 2015, photographed by Mario Testino

David Netto

David Netto and Richard Neutra

Dakota Johnson wearing Proenza Schouler, Vogue, February 2015, by Mario Testino

Dakota Johnson wearing Proenza Schouler, Vogue, February 2015, by Mario Testino

Richard Neutra

Richard Neutra

Richard Neutra

Richard Neutra

Dakota Johnson, Vogue, February 2015, by Mario Testino

Dakota Johnson, Vogue, February 2015, by Mario Testino

David Netto

David Netto and Richard Neutra

Dakota Johnson, Vogue, February 2015 by Mario Testino

Dakota Johnson, Vogue, February 2015 by Mario Testino

David Netto

David Netto and Richard Neutra

Dakota Johnson, Vogue, February 2015 by Mario Testino

Dakota Johnson wearing Balenciaga, Vogue, February 2015, by Mario Testino

David Netto

David Netto and Richard Neutra

Dakota Johnson, Vogue, February 2015 by Mario Testino

Dakota Johnson, Vogue, February 2015 by Mario Testino

David Netto

David Netto and Richard Neutra

How to get the look:

chair from West Elm

chair from West Elm

Bring in mid-century pieces by or inspired by the likes of Mies van der Rohe and Eames, mixed with pieces from Morocco and other parts of the world.  Leather, wood, and metal are important for the mid-century side of things, but add textures like wicker and natural fiber rugs to bring a touch of David Netto in.  Also make sure there’s plenty of white.  Mid-century homes can have a tendency to feel dark even with a ton of windows.

Carved table from West Elm

side table from West Elm

Moroccan rug from West Elm

Moroccan rug from West Elm

Fluffy textures on rugs and pillows soften all those sharp edges.

Mongolian lamb pillow covers from West Elm

Mongolian lamb pillow covers from West Elm

coffee table from West Elm

coffee table from West Elm

Mix right angles and curves for a perfect mid-century mix.

 

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Another lovely week, another list of 10 wonderful things I loved from Pinterest and beyond!  More love for the work of Vincent van Duysen, fashion from past seasons, and the one being shown literally right now in New York, jewelry, photography, textiles, and so much more.  I hope you’ve enjoyed your weekend, and found your own things to love!

Vincent van Duysen

Vincent van Duysen, Elle Decor

Céline spring 2015

Céline spring 2015

Eddie Borgo

Eddie Borgo pre-fall 2015

Irving Penn

Irving Penn Frozen Foods

More about my friend Brian Paquette’s wallpaper collection soon!

Trademark fall 2015

Trademark fall 2015

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d share some things in my favorite palette of pale pinks.  I’m not a huge fan of red, but it’s interesting how by adding white creates one of the prettiest shades around.  I hope you enjoyed the day with someone you love!

Putnam & Putnam for Dior magazine

Putnam & Putnam for Dior magazine

Sofia Leiby

Sofia Leiby

Arne Jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen

vintage glassware

pink glassware

bedding from Linen Works

bedding from Linen Works

Maxwell Macdonald and Andrew Corrie

Maxwell MacDonald and Andrew Corrie, House Beautiful

Inez and Vinoodh

Inez and Vinoodh

Inez and Vinoodh

Inez and Vinoodh

Chanel haute couture spring 2015

Chanel haute couture spring 2015 via style.com

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