• Consignment
  • Sick of Shorts? Me, Too

    White Jeans: AG Adriano Goldschmied | Gray Cowl-Neck Tee: Helmut Lang (Consignment) | Sandals: Isabel Marant (Consignment) | Purse: Marie Turnor

    I’ve been in Atlanta for the past few days, and the trip was my first blast of 90+ temperatures this year. I came prepared for the scorch and packed a pair of shorts, but I quickly abandoned them when I spotted these cigarette jeans peeking from my suitcase. White jeans are a wardrobe powerhouse that keep you […]

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  • Deep-Fried Southern Style

    Dress: Jill Stuart (Consignment) | Lace Shrug: Free People (Urban outfitters, circa 2005) | Shoes: Prada (DSW, circa 2005) | Clutch: Marie Turnor

    My husband, a born-and-bred New Jersey guy, constantly tells people I am from the South. I vehemently deny this. A native Miamian, I can confidently proclaim that Floridians are an anomaly of geography: Once you hit the Florida state line, the legendary Southern hospitality, cuisine and accent fade to Disney World, Cuban sandwiches and surfer culture. So I was […]

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  • Does Beige Have to Be Boring? Not if it’s McQueen

    Blouse: Alexander McQueen | Lace Skirt: Free People | Ballet Flats: Chanel | Clutch: Marie Turnor

    When I think beige, I think blah. You know what’s beige? Corrugated cardboard. Manilla envelopes. Best Buy employee chinos. But what if that something beige is by Alexander McQueen? This McQueen blouse was a rare find at a consignment store. The McQueen exhibit at the Met boosted the designer’s cachet — and since his suicide, his designs are now “collectible,” with […]

  • Seasonal Shifts
  • A Dress that Unlocked a Million Memories

    Dress: Dolce & Gabbana Tile & Fruit-Print Sleeveless Dress, $2,445 (Barneys)

    My favorite clothes act as a visual autobiography. These outfits drum up memories of my travels, unearth childhood nostalgia or remind me of a favorite book. Take this Dolce & Gabbana dress, which I spotted at Barneys last week. Instantly, I was electrified with the memories of my Morocco honeymoon. The cheeky oranges teleported me to […]

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  • A Dress That Needs a Vacation

    Dress: Free People (Lord & Taylor) | White Oxford: Gap (Outlets) | Bucket Bag: Alexander Wang (Nordstrom) | Ballerina Flats: Chanel (Consignment) | Faux Pearl Earrings: Eleven Consignment Boutique

    New Yorkers are still shaking off the dregs of their July 4th vacations, and I am no different. Today I wore an outfit that seems a little more more Cape Cod than Manhattan. Consider this my visceral attempt to bring a vacation state-of-mind to the office. It’s also an excellent example of bargain hunting — almost everything was on sale […]

  • Work
  • Black Hole Sun

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    Dress: Marithé + François Girbaud | Bucket Bag: Alexander Wang | Belt: Miu Miu | Ballerina Flats: Jasper & Jeera (Anthropologie) Once we hit July, I stop checking the daily weather and rely on my simple summertime barometer: “Hot” or “Reaaaaally Hot.” And when the mercury climbs, I abandon separates and gravitate toward simple dresses with unusual […]

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  • The Truth About Harem Pants

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    Harem pants are tough to wear. In theory, the style is “on trend,” but in practice? Hot mess waiting to happen. Most harem pants include any number of unflattering features: Crotches that droop to the wearers’ kneecaps, elastic waistbands, Spandex-poly fabrics, neon prints & patterns. It’s like a Hawaiian shirt for your butt! Not cute. I […]

  • Can I Pull This Off?
  • Can I Pull This Off? Wearing a Crop Top to Work

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    Trends come and go… but designers run out of ideas. This is what I assume when a magazine proclaims a trend revival is afoot. The latest example: The crop top. Remember the last time crop tops were in style? It was 1996, The Macarena was topping the charts, and crop tops were called BABY TEES. […]