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 –

Burberry Prorsum trench coat
$1995 –

Zara jeans
$80 –

Madewell ballet flats
$80 –

Givenchy Nightengale handbag
$1,730 –

Jenny Bird cuff bracelet
$95 –

Forget Me Not shell print scarf
$320 –

Oliver Peoples Jacey sunglasses
$295 –

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 –

Adidas mesh swimsuit
$80 –

Brightside floral underwire bikini
$245 –

J Crew bow bikini bottom
$42 –

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 –

AllSaints silk tank
$58 –

Moncler down jacket
$955 –

T by Alexander Wang knit pants
$295 –

Sorel boots
$150 –

Judith Jack snowflake earrings
$62 –

Paige Denim knit hat
$45 –

Ray-Ban metal aviator sunglasses
$195 –

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 –

Helmut Lang jersey dress
$140 –

J Crew polka dot silk blouse
$128 –

Equipment star silk blouse
$248 –

Nine West leather pumps
$79 –

Manolo Blahnik leather pumps
$625 –

Vintage Chanel shoulder bag
$4,110 –

J.Crew Edie grand handbag
$190 –

Weekend Casual

Weekend Casual

Enza Costa colorblock top

Sweater vest

Arlotta short robe

La perla

La perla

Madewell suede bag

Ileana Makri gold jewelry


Checked Wool Throw