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  • Are We Okay Going Gray?

    Blouse: 3.1 Phillip Lip (Consignment) | Necklace: Lanvin (Consignment) | Belt: Miu Miu (Consignment) | Skirt: H&M | Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana (Consignment) | Bracelet: Henri Bendel

    Is it possible to max out on minimalism? I tested the thesis with this head-to-toe granite combination. I blame this look entirely on the Jenna Lyons cyborgs featured in the J. Crew catalog I received last night. Gray is not a cheerful color, and it doesn’t do much for the complexion. Gray is TV snow. It’s aluminum foil. […]

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  • The Puffy Shirt’s Comeback

    Ruffle Shirt: 3.1 Phillip Lim (Consignment)

    If you buy consignment as much as I do, an excellent tailor is essential. My tailor and I are BFFs, and he’s saved many of my blouses, dresses and skirts from closet purgatory. When I bought this ruffled blouse, I knew it would be a challenging item. For one thing, it had sleeves that looked exactly like these: […]

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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 […]

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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 […]