Trend: Cargo

The cargo trend is coming on strong. Full disclosure that I don’t usually gravitate toward cargo. Maybe it’s because the pockets can add bulk both physically and visually. I chose pieces here that speak to the trend while not weighing down the outfit.

Fabiana Fillipi
Isabel Marant
Joe’s Jeans
Banana Republic
Michael Kors
Sunday In Brooklyn
Veronica Beard
Derek Lam
Derek Lam

Ralph Lauren

At A Glance, January

What I find new and notable for the month.

Cucumber Salad (Serves 6)

3 Large English Cucumbers (any cucumbers will do)
Pinch of Kosher Salt

3 Tablespoons soy sauce
2 Cloves minced garlic
3 Tablespoons of rice vinegar
1 Tablespoon of white or brown sugar or honey
2 Teaspoons of sesame oil
1 Teaspoon of chili paste or red pepper flakes
1 Teaspoons of sesame seeds (optional)
Bunch of scallions

Cut cucumbers in slices, sprinkle salt them over paper towels for 5 minutes. Rinse with water and pat dry.
Mix sauce then add cucumbers and let sit for a few minutes. They will continue to marinate when you keep them in the refrigerator. Adjust sauce ingredients for your preferences.
Ulla Johnson. These lean more feminine than the usual combat boot. I like the color blocking.
Nili Lotan. I am not sure gaucho pants or culottes will be universally accepted but I like they have the look of a skirt while maintaining what is easy about wearing pants.
Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris is a light and fluffy movie streaming on Peacock. Was it realistic? No. Was it sweet? Yes. It’s not high brow but if you need something to watch that is non threatening, or scary before you go to sleep-this is the ticket.
Faherty velvet overalls. I just finished a collaboration with Faherty. If you use my link with the code, Harrow20 you will get 20% off your purchase.
Tiffany & Co. The silver modernizes the pearls in this necklace. I will be using the combination for inspiration with my silver and pearl pieces.
Gap. I am loving these wide leg jeans that are wide through the leg but contour the waist and butt. My eye is even more accustomed to the wider leg style and I think I am heading even wider.

At A Glance, December

What I find notable for the month.

December is always a notable month for me not because of the major holidays but because it’s my birthday and my wedding anniversary. I am not a birthday cake person. My favorite cakes always lean toward coffee cake types. Plain rather than rich. Sour cream, apple, milk, chocolate loaf, chocolate chip crunch (recipe below.) I don’t need them to be fancy–in fact, I prefer a cake that looks imperfect. Far better to slice a piece off as I walk by it as it sits on the counter.

Chocolate Chip Crunch Cake
The Fabelmans. This is Steven Spielberg’s newest film. While it’s a semi autobiographical take on his childhood- it also is a story of marriage, family, loyalty and passion. It was long- but I saw the length as a necessary device to make sure that I slowed down enough to take in all the details to note-of which there are many. I enjoyed this film.
Christian Dior I really love a spectator shoe. This one has such a square toe. I wonder if it will be become timeless or dated.
I am listening to this biography of Mike Nichols b.1931, d.2014. I love biographies-they remind me that icons and legends are just humans. Mike Nichols had an epic life story as a theatre and film director, actor, producer and comedian. Some of the details of his life go deeply where I have no interest but since I am listening to this book as I fall asleep at night I will say that is actually a good thing.

Subtle Metallic

Not all metallics are blinding or loud. Choosing a subtle metallic accessory or piece of clothing adds dimension to your outfits when wearing black is too harsh.

Chie Mihara
Loeffler Randall

All Saints
Sarah Flint
7 for All Mankind
Stuart Weitzman
AS by DF
Stuart Weitzman
Brooch Walker Top, The trousers are sold out.
Something Bleu
Johnston and Murphy

Square Buckle Shoe

The square buckle does not hark back to the Pilgrims-that is a historic fallacy and fashion fantasy. I think fashion cognoscenti would agree that Roger Vivier was the square buckle originator in 1965. It was made famous and iconic in the 1967 Catherine Deneuve film “Belle de Jour.” It is no less than jewelry for the foot.

Roger Vivier “Belle Vivier”
Roger Vivier
Saint Laurent
Roger Vivier
Roger Vivier
Sam Edelman
Rupert Sanders
Ann Mashburn
Tory Burch
Roger Vivier
Gianvito Rossi

At A Glance, October

What I find notable for the month.

leena for Mac Dougal, also available here. I saw this dress on a woman on TikTok and had a immediate “I want that reaction.” The color in this pic is a bit dull but when I saw it on the video it’s very chartreuse and vibrant. I don’t have an event to even consider buying it, but I want to.
This is a classic I had never read. Written in 1943, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn shares the life a a young girl at the turn of the century in Brooklyn. I didn’t actually read it. I listened to this book narrated by the wonderful actor, Kate Burton. At bedtime, I often set the timer on the audiocast and fell asleep listening so I had to go back and re-listen quite a few times. Each time I went back, I picked up details that I had missed the first time.
Gucci Westman’s Westman Atelier is a favorite makeup of mine. I am not really a makeup person but I like that her formulas don’t irritate my skin. It’s lightweight and I adore the way it’s packaged. This Vital Skincare Complexion Drops is a new addition.
I just finished reading I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy. Jennette was a child star on Nickelodeon. Her writing is tight, funny and easy to read- which belies how abusive her childhood is portrayed. However disturbing I still enjoyed reading it.
PINKO. More of my obsession with silk charmeuse. I have own silk charmeuse blouses and I inevitably spill some sort of oil on them.
This Sergio Hudson tailored blazer was part of the designer collaboration that Target just had with Sergio Hudson, La Ligne and Kika Vargas. I didn’t notice it until I was in store and picked it up as a lark. It’s a well designed and well made piece. I am glad I didn’t miss it.
The Row. What is it with me and shiny objects this month? I love practical brown, black and cordovan but if I were to splurge on an alternate, I would pick this loafer.
Brooks Brothers cotton blouse. I am a sucker for a white cotton blouse and I love a tie neck. I find that button downs can have a masculine vibe and it’s nice to have one or two or three with a more feminine slant. It creates a polished look with very little effort. No jewelry or scarf required.
“Heartstopper” on Netflix. I loved this charming love story/friendship story. I don’t want to ruin it by describing it.

At A Glance, September

What I find notable for the month.

& Other Stories. As someone who loves to layer, I don’t always reach for a blazer. This wool jacket has great styling potential as well as being great looking on its own.
The Barbizon. Paulina Bren’s account of the all women residential hotel in NYC. I am listening to this book before bed so it’s soft enough to not be overly stimulating while still being a fascinating account of the iconic hotel that existed in NYC from 1928 until the 2000’s. Stories with of the many famous and accomplished women (noted: mostly white and privileged ones) are told and a historical context of the time period-with a strong focus on mid century NYC.
At a glance September. What I find notable for the month.
Banana Republic. I saw this skirt in person and had to touch it. I haven’t tried it on but I love the movement. I see it styled with a black turtle neck and tall boots. I would play down any kind of costume-y quality this skirt may infer and keep the styling minimal.
Alexander McQueen. I am having a thing for double belts. Styling them over a blazer or a longer cardigan would be chic.
Burberry. I love this “trench” strap heel. I wish it had a block heel as I would love it even more.
Cinq A Sept. I love a pinafore front on a dress or jumpsuit. I would layer a shirt under it and a blazer or bomber jacket over this dress. I definitely would wear it with lug sole boots to balance the feminine with a bit of masculine. Or, better yet, a mid calf boot.
Emilia Wickstead. Another pinafore dress I think it good looking.
All Saints. This belt would look great over a blazer or coats or threaded through a slouched pair of jeans. I especially love that the eyelet studs are beveled.
La Double J Sweater. Look for side tie sweaters to gain popularity. Side tie sweaters allow more layering underpinnings to show. They create more interest with longer hemlines and look great with longer proportions.

Street Style: Tulle for Day

When I see a something on the street at least three times, my antenna goes up. I was only able to capture a pic of these two women on the street but I did see another woman wearing a tulle skirt with sneakers and another one wearing a tulle skirt with socks and loafers. It’s not a new “trend,”-Carrie Bradshaw was doing it in the late nineties but I still find it notable and fun.

Photo: Harrowstyle
Tory Burch
Photo: Harrowstyle
Fabiana Filippi