Modern Classic in Paris

Modern Classic Spring
I have two close friends traveling to Paris this month and I am wild with envy. We’ve discussed what to pack and have concluded that nothing beats neutral, modern-classic wardrobe staples (and yes, I consider leopard a neutral) for a trip to the most stylish city in the world. After all, they will blend seamlessly with the extraordinary treasures waiting to be discovered and worn immediately or stashed in the suitcase for a stateside unveiling. Travel safe and pack light, my dear friends!

Vanessa Bruno lace trimmed blouse
$362 – matchesfashion.com

Burberry Prorsum trench coat
$1995 – net-a-porter.com

Zara jeans
$80 – zara.com

Madewell ballet flats
$80 – madewell.com

Givenchy Nightengale handbag
$1,730 – jades24.com

Jenny Bird cuff bracelet
$95 – calypsostbarth.com

Forget Me Not shell print scarf
$320 – barneys.com

Oliver Peoples Jacey sunglasses
$295 – oliverpeoples.com

Suit Up

Suit Up
Are you ready for spring break?  Now is the time to hop online and order the suits you’ve been eyeing so you can try them on in the privacy (and more forgiving light) of your own home.  With most companies offering free shipping and free returns, it’s worth it to order each suit not only in the size you think you wear but also one size up and one size down.  If you are mailing one back, you might as well mail twenty back.  I love all of the above, but my absolute favorites are the sweet, sophisticated bow embellished one-piece and the sexy, barely-there Basta Surf string bikini.  Who says you have to stick to one poolside identity?

Miu miu bow embellished one piece
$245 – net-a-porter.com

Adidas mesh swimsuit
$80 – net-a-porter.com

Brightside floral underwire bikini
$245 – zimmermannwear.com

J Crew bow bikini bottom
$42 – jcrew.com

apres ski

apres ski
I am in the throes of packing for a trip to Lake Tahoe.  Pro: absolutely everything going in is comfy and casual. Con: ski clothing and accoutrements are bulky as hell.  At least I’m not entertaining fantasies of getting it all in a carry on.  A Lafco Ski House candle and chocolates from our local sweet shop are also in the suitcase for our gracious hosts.  And my camera, of course.  I cannot wait to share pictures of this breathtaking place with you.

Isabel Marant sweater
$495 – net-a-porter.com

AllSaints silk tank
$58 – allsaints.com

Moncler down jacket
$955 – flannelsfashion.com

T by Alexander Wang knit pants
$295 – harveynichols.com

Sorel boots
$150 – jildorshoes.com

Judith Jack snowflake earrings
$62 – nordstrom.com

Paige Denim knit hat
$45 – backcountry.com

Ray-Ban metal aviator sunglasses
$195 – net-a-porter.com

The Friday Five: Classic Pieces You’ll Never Regret

Five for Friday: Classic Pieces You'll Never Regret

Donna Karan silk jersey dress
$2,080 – harveynichols.com

Helmut Lang jersey dress
$140 – net-a-porter.com

J Crew polka dot silk blouse
$128 – jcrew.com

Equipment star silk blouse
$248 – intermixonline.com

Nine West leather pumps
$79 – ninewest.com

Manolo Blahnik leather pumps
$625 – barneys.com

Vintage Chanel shoulder bag
$4,110 – harveynichols.com

J.Crew Edie grand handbag
$190 – jcrew.com

Weekend Casual

Weekend Casual

Enza Costa colorblock top
intermixonline.com

Sweater vest
barneys.com

Arlotta short robe
journelle.com

La perla
journelle.com

La perla
journelle.com

Madewell suede bag
madewell.com

Ileana Makri gold jewelry
matchesfashion.com

Moncler
bergdorfgoodman.com

Checked Wool Throw
williams-sonoma.com